Re: Forum notifications
Due to all communication of buddypress and bbpress being done over xmlrpc, the normal plugins most likely won’t work. I have been looking at ones like a view counter and they require massive modification of buddypress. Because of caching, the forums are not always pulled from bbpress. So it would produce falsely low view count.
Also, group forums, are just a single forum in bbpress, this changes the administration and moderation of the forums and topics. If someone is a moderator on bbpress, they can moderate the whole site I believe, with buddypress a moderator is only a moderator of that group forum.
Hope this helps,