I would check the amount of resources given to PHP and MYSQL to make sure they have enough to operate correctly for your needs. That said there's no degradation of performance running 3.4.7. I didn't see where a version was mentioned.
Adding images to the question answer challenge is a worth while option. It has stopped my spam registrations 100%. Since the forums require registration, that too has been minimized. Free alternative worth exploring.
Respectfully there's been no response to the above thread either. Your statement that says everything within the CSE is configured within adsense is false. The fact is that google adsense does not allow ads in popups so until the popup becomes static it won't show adsense ads. To avoid this you'd need to open the search window in focus and not in a popup.
No the hook file remains intact, I've made no changes. I can't get that error to show on IE, Chrome, or Firefox, so I'm not sure what you're talking about, but it's nice to know it's been in disarray for a couple weeks now. :hmm:
Our default skin is the stock 3.4.5 skin modified so all the hook points would have existed prior to the changes. I'd have to answer yes. You can however provide me with the hook point and I can confirm it's there.
As for Nexus I agree it's a bit overkill for most needs, however if you're going to sell widgets for someone else like they do here where authors charge for mods but IPS collects the money then NEXUS is the only way to go. It also has most of the same hooks and features as IP.Subscriptions if not they would be easy to duplicate. Though admittedly I haven't really played with the current release of NEXUS so some things may have changed.
You beat me to it. But yep that's what I found also. If the changes work, which they should, it might also be a nice addition to the ACP Settings for the gateway if you can toggle these parameters which are already built in, just not configurable via the ACP.