Re: BP Member Filter
@nexia, you’re exactly right and thinking in the right direction.
What you’ll probably start to see are more and more plugins coming out that eventually sneak their way into the core, in one way or another. Something like an elaborate and advanced user/group/blog filtering system is a little too fancy and needs access to core variables and functions in too many places to only be a plugin for very long.
This plugin is actually on the core roadmap for 1.3 (I think?) so it’s likely it will be worked into the core. Some of the smaller plugins (from me) in the coming weeks will probably be sneak peaks into the future of BP core that I think need testing and feedback.