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I announce that I cease all development and activity in the programming universe indefinitely. My career has reached the turning point I was not expecting for at least another year, leaving me highly off guard and without laid-out plans for this hobby's continuity. I have begun a 5-year residency program in Neurosurgery which is clearly not compatible, time-wise, with programming.

I gave in all my passion for developing, and you gave me back your loyalty and trust, even when I did not deserve that much. Now it is the time for payback. I release all my present and past work as Open Source software, in the hope some talented developer will continue maintaining and expanding my vision of a modern, sleek forum software. The intrinsic flexibility of MyBB is the true hidden gem of an otherwise outdated codebase; I do hope the project can continue and be updated complying to the latest coding standards.

I hereby thank Euan, kawaii, andrewjs18, Ben, Matt, Omar G., effone, Eric J., Devilshakerz, Wildcard, JordanMussi and all the other team members I have had the opportunity to work with when I was a MyBB team member. I thank Tomm M, my mentor, who inspired me to pick up coding with his piece-of-art plugins. And finally, I thank all of you MyBBoost subscribers who have helped me getting through my toughest university years economically.

Yours sincerely, Filippo

User Titles not populating

6 Nov 2019
I changed my forum's default group user titles and ran an sql query to reset user titles, but now Hover cards is not populating the default titles in the cards. It does work if the user manually updates their user title in their profile settings, so I know the setting is working ok. Is there a way to force Hover cards to pickup the default user titles and then update them when a user does manually change his/her title?

User title should show on the card next to the microphone icon...2 examples attached: 1 is working after I changed my title and the other shows it without any title.
RocketFoot 8 Nov 2019
Also, some of the usernames that show up in "users browsing this thread" don't show the hover card when hovered over?e usernames that show up in "users browsing this thread" don't show the hover card when hovered over?
Shade 8 Nov 2019
The default user title is pulled from the usergroups table, not the users one. Therefore, Hovercards is blind when it comes to show default user titles.

As for the second issue, if some cards show up and others don’t, it’s probably an issue with anti-CORS strategy adopted to bypass same-site origin for avatars. Hovercards’ adaptive colors feature uses Google’s image cache to grab the avatar’s data, which is then processed and averaged by a JS library. Sometimes Google’s cache is not populated or cannot be reached with certain avatars. Your best bet here would be deactivating adaptive colors, or just wait it out till it works again.
Shade 8 Nov 2019
PS: I can add this to my to-do list for the next update, pulling data from the usergroups table sounds like a good idea.
RocketFoot 8 Nov 2019
Sounds good! Thanks!