Can you comment on empty <description> element?
Tried to locate the culprit of the empty description element problem. It might happen because the xml parse fails to parse the text inside the <description> element. It seems that sometimes the text is wrapped inside <![CDATA]> and sometimes not. Maybe the forum software misses some "xml parse breaking chars" in the texts and doesn't wrap the text with CDATA. This might be the culprit. I don't see any problems wrapping all texts inside <description> elements. I'm not an expert on this issue though.