i like to use notices for things I used to use a sticky thread for. being able to target them to different usergroups, different forums, and the ability to have them run for a set time or be dismissible makes them very powerful while not annoying members like a stack of stickied threads might.
It would be helpful to have XF recognize that someone has registered, but not verified their account and throw up a custom notice that admins can create. We all know how difficult it can be to get email through to certain ISP's. A notice informing this group to contact via email to get activated would go a long way. I know it works great in vB.
That's impressive, it's a great endorsement for Xenforo that a company as big as Playfish are willing to use it as their core forum software. Over 500K members with nearly 10M posts? That's a great endorsement!
Anyway, notices was always one of of VBs best features, it just worked which was quite surprising. If something similar, but enhanced was introduced here then that'd be great.