I've updated the plugin shortlist … 

I've updated the plugin shortlist (https://wpshowdown.wordpress.com/plugin-shortlist/) to remove/replace BuddyPress components with WP plugins. I think we can and should do this without BP. BP solves a very specific need, but it doesn't really solve ours. Using bits and pieces from it doesn't appear to be as easy as I'd like, since a lot of the functionality is built into the custom UI (not the "wp-admin" UI). I think we should keep it all consistent, so I'm opting for a WPMU+bbPress integration, with all admin ops possible being done via wp-admin.