I want to create a recent posts panel that not only has the title of the topic but also a small blurb from the post. I was able to achieve this by utilizing jquery and an each loop that used .load() to grab the .forum_text div and drop it under the topic title in the panel. Unfortunately, it seems that ended in myself and some of my higher volume users getting rate locked for sending too many calls to the site, forcing me to remove the feature.
Is there any other way to adjust what information is displayed within a panel? Or to adjust the panel layouts themselves? or are you stuck with the default hardcoded output?