Re: Homepage other than Activity or Admin Blog (or a WP page)
Yeah, you’re going to have to do the locate_template option. If you really want your Forums (or whatever) to be the front/home page of your site, redirecting will not quite achieve that. It will basically remove your home page at http://example.com and replace it with http://example.com/forums/ so your site will get bookmarked and linked to as http://example.com/forums/ instead. There will be no “root” page.
Does that make sense? I’m not sure if it makes sense to me the way I’ve written it.