Please pass along this ticket to Adam Czajczyk (he rocked in chat)
Was using plugin called "Network Post Extended" - no longer functional due to recent WordPress security updates.
However ... using Recent Global Post plugin can we enable the following functionality some how?
* - Run from any site on Network
* - Include Featured Image as thumbnail
* - Title, Author, Date, Excerpt
* - Pagination
* - Include by category
* - Exclude by category
* - Order by date
* - Offset
Many thanks for the interest.