Re: Link markup (URLs) being stripped
i’m having the same problem with my WordPress and bbPress integrated install – (href tags getting stripped and extra slashes getting added)
The 2 fixes worked for me but rather than editing the bb-includes/default-filters.php file.. i put the temporary fixes in a quick bbPress Plugin so that i don’t end up forgetting about the modifications after an upgrade and can now easily deactivate the plugin should this issue get permenantly resolved.
I put the plugin up online. If you’re interested, you can download it here: http://indyish.googlepages.com/fix-href-slashes.php