Sorry, last thing I did before quitting for the night (past midnight here) was to make an arena gate and door.
I should have tried to move to a different location altogether to see if it was a location based issue.
i.e., I have my house in the water close to the edge of the shore.
On the shore I have a pathway, and so there isn’t much room between the two.
The position of the gate face was facing east/west not toward me - and when I tried to rotate it… nothing happened, until I walked with my character and it snapped that way.
The door was fine, how I remember.
Again, have not tried anything else (not in creative mode)
Sorry, should have taken a screenshot… thanks!