Have you tried adding a post inside wp-admin to see what results you get on the front end?
Yeah, it still doesn’t list the topics on any of the forums when I click on them. If I point my browser to the archival topics page, they show up, but not when actually clicking on the forums themselves.
Two things I like to try when attempting to find a problem with bbPress is to:
Switch to a default bbPress theme, like twentyten.
Go to settings > Permalinks and update my permalinks again.
The second one fixes a few issues and the first one lets you know if it is a problem with your template, or a problem with your data.
Good tip! I tried twentyten, and sure enough, the forums work. Not sure where to go from here, but it must be the buddypress default theme acting up somehow.
Hmm, well it might be the long task of going through your template files and comparing them with Twentyten, specifically the ones that are not working.