Keith, just checking on something because it confused me when I was starting on JR, so I wanted to mention it just in case it was helpful:
When you check that "Allowed on profile" box in the Forum module, the help description for it is: "If checked, users in this quota will have a Profile Forum they can post topics to." This means that all the members in that particular Quota will then EACH have their own personal Forum on their profile page that they can oversee.
If you prefer that instead there be one main site-wide forum (or more than one if you want) that is managed by you and that members can all participate in equally, and NOT allow a member to have their own personal forum on their profile page, then you'll want to leave that "Allow on Profile" box UNchecked.
For a main site-wide forum setup instead, there are two methods. I'll let someone more knowledgeable than me describe one method, but I can tell you the other method, which i use on my site, was to create a new quota (I called mine "Forum Quota") and then create a new profile (which i named "Forums", with an 's') and made it the only member of that quota. In the Forum Module under "quota config", I then CHECKED the "allow on profile" for that quota only...with its one lone member whose profile name is Forums.
I then went to the member "Forums" 's profile page and began to set up their profile Forum, with discussion categories etc. (if I go to the 'categories' tab, as admin I'll see a place to delete or create new categories).
On my site, the member Forums's Forum location is thus: http://fotmd.com/forums/forum/
....with "forums" being the profile name, and "forum", being their forum which was to be used as a whole site forum.
There are a couple of steps in the end you can then take to 'hide' the personal sidebar info and profile pic etc of the member profile so it's not apparent that the site-wide forum actually 'belongs' to a member. Truthfully, it was a while back when I did this so if you choose this route you could get the JR team to walk you through hiding the "Forums" profile info while just leaving their Forum highly visible.
I also use the link I typed above as the link in my site's header bar for members to click to the site Forums. You'll notice the hotlink along the top nav bar of my site merely says Forums.
Sorry if none of this was actually what you had in mind, but I figured i'd throw it out there just in case that's what you actually wanted for your site rather than individual member profile page forums for lots of members.
...just another satisfied Jamroom customer.
Migrated from Ning to Jamroom June 2015