So in options >> Basic Board Info
Board URL: mysite .com/forums
Index page route: forums/ (doesn't matter, removing it results in the same)
Home Page URL: mysite .com
I shouldn't have to use the index page route and it doesn't matter. The problem is that I see the home page and the forum home showing as mysite .com without the /forums/ directory being added to the URL. Now it does appear in the canonical on both the home page and the forumhome page -- but it shouldn't. The home page should be canonicalized and the URL should appear as "mysite .com" and the forumhome should be "mysite .com/forums". Unfortunately both are canonicalized using the /forums/ addition.
Ultimately I'd like to use this with a portal addon for the home page. But if I can't get this to work properly then obviously a portal for the home page won't show. This appears set up properly. What am I missing here?