Thanks for your quick reply @robkk, unfortunately that is not the answer I wanted to hear. =P I am hoping that someone else has found a way around this.
Had to do with some weird plug-in issue and possibly the need to clear my cache.
Sorry to reopen this topic, but I think I am having an issue that is close to this one. I have my forum that I use for groups set to hidden, so only admin can actually see the forum on the main page. The issue is that, despite the forum being hidden, the topics still show up on the recent topics list. Is there a way to keep the group forum topics off the main forum page and only in the groups?