both are the newest versions available. WP is 3.0.5 and BP is 1.2.7 (latest addition i could find). through the course of my troubleshooting I have indeed removed all plugins just BP enabled. theme is “Simple WP Community Theme 1.6”, however I have also tried with just the standalone BP theme included, BuddyPress Default 1.2.7. I have also completely removed BP and completed a fresh install twice – still the same problem.