Re: Artist pages. What do you think?
I also voted for 1, it makes the most sense.
At the same time, I feel that option 3 has something going for it, in that it would be okay to have a direct link to the "The Flashbulb" discussion (that's where most of the discussions happen anyway).
There is a solution that solves both, though:
As long as there are only five subforums, there should be no need for a dedicated "front" page, it's possible to list all the subforums on one page, but with a little organizing. See picture below to see what I mean.
(If this kind of all-in-one-page-organizing is not possible with the version of phpBB used here, kindly disregard everything I said.)