Thanks for the reply sniper kitten (I like your avatar). I ended up installing a fresh copy of wordpress, getting multi-user going and then adding buddy press just to play around with everything. It seems have a lot of really great functionality. I am excited about the possibilities but I have run into one or two issues that give me pause. Perhaps you could offer a bit more sage advice?
I noticed that the buddy press install seems to effect only my root site with the other sub domain sites being unaffected. Do you know of a way for buddy press to take effect on one of the sub domain sites instead of the root?
The reason I ask is that I’d like for people to not land on the buddy press site upon trying to access my domain url. Instead I want visitors to my domain to land on a different wordpress site running a different theme.
This might be possible in different ways. I considered just doing two totally different installs and using the first as my landing page and the second (with a different domain) as the buddy press site. This won’t work however, because I need to share users between the two sites and I think if they were in the same network that would be a lot easier.
The second idea I had was if I could somehow fool the user’s browser into going to a subdomain site when the domain was entered into the browser URL field. That, of course, brings up the issue of how people would access the buddy press site at all.