you are going to get 1 bonus with this plugin...
Look @ http://schaaksite.nl/
Its the Recente toevoegingen it has an extra marker to indicate how new the recent page is
I have made that pages <8 hours, 8-24 hours, 24-48 hours are indicated with small images.
I will include the images in there... they should be placed under /images/.... (on your website)
This was a bit older version from cotonti, make sure you check out the changes and put those in the latest version of this plugin..
It wasnt that much code :) Or just install this one.
Make sure you uninstall the old recentitems, because this one has new config items !!!
The exclusion code is inside recentitems.php file... you can use that setup in any query..