It used to do, but people said they wanted it to return them to the forum if they're in the forums. I think the way it is now satisfies the older members as they were around before we added the new home page, however, it no doubt confuses the new members.
My ears are open for a good solution to this :)
Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.
If there are both 'home' and 'forums' links surely 'home' should link to the homepage and 'forums' to the forums? At the end of the day the forums are not the 'home' of the site and therefore should not be the URL for that link. I think if people want to return to the forums clicking 'forums' is an easy enough change away from clicking 'home'.
It probably is looking for the page you want to be featured most, pages that get the most internal links in turn generally rank better in the serps. So i'd imagine they have a "forums home" link, try making that one the homepage root and then adding the /forums.php hard-coded?