This is good extension, very good in fact...but it seems to have got worse with the 2.5 incarnation.
I successfully implemented the version for joomla 1.5 in a joomla 1.5 site where I needed to list articles from a particular section on the home page. I thought it would be a breeze to updated the site to joomla 2.5, but alas, the function to show articles from within a particular category has gone. I suppose it's been replaced with the 'Exclude Categories' options, but this again doesn't seem to work. Or I simply don't understand how to use it.
Saying that, recently build a joomla 2.5 site where I used one instance of the module in on pages within categories through the whole site. This brought up an idea for a function for this extension. This being to concatenate the module title with the category it appears in. ie. module title is 'More...' and the module is used in a category called say, 'reviews' and another, say, 'interviews', the 'More...' is concatenated with 'reviews' when the module appears in the 'reviews' category and when it appears in the 'interviews' category it is concatenated with 'interviews'.
Like many have expressed, the support for this extension is particularly irritating. I appreciate the developer not having time to contribute to the forum but it's always helpful to find and contribute solutions from/to posts. But when the forum is locked...it's just plan annoying.
Would it be possible to set up a forum for this extension within the a joomla forum?