I’m looking for the exact thing and I haven’t found a way to do it. Hopefully someone will offer some suggestions.
Right now it’s not something that is easily done out of the box. It can definitely be done, but needs some plugins to accomplish.
It’s definitely on our radar though. See https://bbpress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1805
Can you tell me which plugins could accomplish this? The alternative for me is vbulletin which is infinitely more complex for he simple forum I want to do.