Re: HTML tags in group forums
The appearance of various tags like p and /p on your forum posts used to indicate a problem with your xmllib library on your server. Read this post for information on the bug and how to fix it.
However, I believe the buddypress-enable.php plugin in earlier versions of BP ( 1.0 and 1.0.1 ), was meant to fix that issue. But, for other reasons, this helper plugin is still required to make bbPress function properly in 1.0.3. So, make sure that you overwrite the existing version of the buddypress-enable.php file with the one that comes with 1.0.3 (found in /buddypress/bp-forums/bbpress-plugins/).
Also, make sure you read and follow the instructions in the installation-readme.txt file found in /bp-forums/.
With regard to XMLRPC, going forward, the communication between bbPress and BP v1.1+ will no longer depend on XMLRPC.