Re: Forums based on Activity-Items (instead of bbPress)
@mike that would clearly accomplish the main goal of this idea. I totally agree with you that forums are the best way to have complex and ordered discussions.
The reason i posted this idea as “Forums based on Activity-Items (instead of bbPress)” and not just as “Frontpage Forum Posts” is that i thought it would be great if the forums could directly benefit from improvements on the Activity Stream Technology in the future.
For instance if there would be “Global Content Tagging” (https://buddypress.org/forums/topic/global-content-tagging) and “Attachments for Activity Items” (https://buddypress.org/forums/topic/attachments-for-activity-items) added in a future version of BP the forums could directly benefit of this features, because they were build with the same technology. This should be valid for plugins too. I know this would be a big step, certainly with some drawbacks at the beginnig, but overall i believe this would be more straight forward and future proof.