Can this work in conjuction with the default IPB method of allowing members to change their member title when they reach a certain number of posts?
E.G. I have my Admin, Mod and VIP group configured via this hook to be able change their own member title, but I also want my normal member group to be able to change their member title when they reach a certain number of posts.
The reason I ask is that after installing the hook I seem to have two "Member Title" fields in my settings within my control panel on my board.
Thought I'd take a few minutes out to compliment IPS and the technical support staff for some excellent service I've received this past week.
I've been a license holder for 5 years now and in that time it has been very rare that I've had to use support, I've either had no serious issues or any I have had I've been able to fix myself. However since upgrading to 3.0.x I've had two semi-serious problems, one with converting old PMs into the new personal conversation format and the other to do with my IP.Board skin mysteriously getting b0rked. Both problems were dealt with in a timely manner and one in particular was escalated to tier II in an agreeable timeframe.
Overall, it's good to know that peace of mind is there if it's ever needed.
I agree with Adam, this is a terrible business decision in my opinion and I'm sure many others would agree. It doesn't say much for IPS' as a software company that after 4 years of development they still can't release the actual product. Not that I was ever going to use Nexus, I'm glad more attention is to be given to IPB.
This is due to the txt_truncate() function in ipsclass, which is used to truncate the topic title to make it fit in the tables. I *think* (going off memory here) that there is a regex in the function to replace broken html entities but it doesn't seem to be working.
Looking at the source a fix would be to change the regex to check for letters and numbers in entities, although there seems to be an issue with entities that don't have a # as well.