I have been able to get numeric pretty permalinks to work on my bbpress site (http://agitainment.com/ics/forum/) but not the name-based permalinks, which is what I’d like to have.
I’m using 1and1 hosting, and I followed the setup at http://bbpress.org/documentation/faq/#pretty-permalinks. I added Options -MultiViews to the top of the code generated by /bb-admin/rewrite-rules.php in my .htaccess file (as detailed at http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/dropping-multiviews-support#post-16050). In addition I have set $bb->mod_rewrite = true in my bb-config.php. My forums are in the same database as WordPress.
Any idea on how to get the name based permalinks working?