I’m running the current trunk version (checked out today) and forum_description(''); still produces the dash. I added a space and found that forum_description(' '); kills the dash but puts a space into the html markup. This space doesn’t seem to affect render but, being a perfectionist and a little annoyed that forum_description does any text manipulation at all, I’d like it gone. Suggestions, solutions?
I figured resurrecting this thread gave it context.