Re: Getting rid of ?replies=#
Make a new file in your my-plugins/ directory with the following code in it. Then activate the plugin in your bbPress’ admin panels.
Plugin Name: No ?replies
Description: Get rid of the ?replies=# ugliness in topic links
Plugin URI: https://bbpress.org/forums/topic/getting-rid-of-replies
remove_filter( 'get_topic_link', 'bb_add_replies_to_topic_link' );