oops you are correct.  i was using my ID which has no unassigned projects.  I thought there was a way to do it, but I haven't had to add a user in a long time.
 
Thx.... and sorry for the incorrect info.  
KM

From: Roland Becker <roland@atrol.de>
To: Help with Mantis <mantisbt-help@lists.sourceforge.net>; KM <info4km@yahoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9:10 AM
Subject: Re: [mantisbt-help] Adding a user to multiple projects

You can assign multiple projects to a user.

Goto manage user page
Click the user name
See display of page manage_user_edit_page with a list of unassigned projcts
Select the projects in the list that you want, choose access level, click "Add
User" button

This works for 1.1.x and 1.2.x

KM <info4km@yahoo.com> hat am 30. Januar 2013 um 14:11 geschrieben:
> As far as I know, adding users manually is the only way, but I am still
> running 1.1.x.  Ideally there should be a project menu available for each
> user account when you manage users.
>
> Are all 140 really active right now?  Maybe just start by adding all 5 to the
> most used projects.  As you know you can add them at once using "Manage
> Projects".
>
> Sorry couldn't help more.
> KM
>
>
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>  From: Jon Hardcastle <Jon@eHardcastle.com>
> To: mantisbt-help@lists.sourceforge.net
> Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 4:27 AM
> Subject: [mantisbt-help] Adding a user to multiple projects
>
>
> Hi,
>
> Quick Q we are using Mantis 1.2.4
>
> I have had a request come in for 5 new users to be added with 'the same
> projects as me' where they are in 140 projects.
>
> Traditionally I'd add them manually - but that is too many projects for too
> many people.
>
> Am I missing the 'Clone User' or 'Copy projects from x' or add all sub
> projects button?
>
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