I have moderator forums within in my forum, as I am sure many places do...
On vB, I was able to set forum permissions to where my admin and moderation team, upon hitting "new posts" was able to also pull threads/posts from the invisible to others' forums. They would only pull up in "new post" search for admin, sup mod, moderators upon allowing certain usergroups to do this.
We also have some private forums for registered members to where they can only view them based upon age or gender criteria. It would be nice if there was a way to allow only the registered members that are approved to view the forum based on the appropriate criteria, to be able to hit "new posts" and have threads/posts in those forums pull as well.
I am running 1.2 RC2 and I won't be installing any more add-ons until it hits gold, and/or until the currently installed add-ons are upgraded to 1.2, but this is something I would love to be able to do... either straight out-of-the-box XF 1.2 or with an add-on created to do this. Thanks for listening.