In Previous versions of Galaxy 2.0 you could do what you said to go to the forums, and then bookmark the page, that way It should be shown as a shortcut in the left bar of the launcher for later uses. But apparently the behivour is changed and It does not work well or not at all.
Me, at least have the forums bookmarked in that way, heritaged from a previous version bookmark, I guess, and is what I use to enter. But my bookmark can not be deleted or moved, only renamed. so, yes, the feature has changed in any way.
All of this said, It can be worth the try for you.