PC Mike — what I would do is contact the folks at http://www.tmdhosting.com and ask them to do it for you, you’d need to move your hosting over to them, but they are the new found jewel for me. They’ve done 4 BP installs, complete with the BBPress installtion and they don’t charge you for it. I have someone else who might be able to help as well if that doesn’t work for you. Feel free to contact me and I’ll point you in the right direction.
no problems with hostgator, just have to ask for the mod rewrite if you have a reseller account, not sure how it would be for a smaller package, but they pretty much rock in terms of support — 3 years and counting.
Anyone think it’s a good idea for me to make a call and ask them to embrace the BuddyPress community?