I hope this is in the right category.
We were using part of your API to onboard new students.
Right in the middle of the most recent signup cycle, it got turned off. No warning. So we disappointed dozens of people and spent a long time trying to figure out what we had done wrong.
I think it’s probably good practice to come up with a way of notifying subscribers of the road map ahead when it comes to something that’s going to break a process. And of course, to consider that changes, particularly in an API, can have real consequences.
Also fwiw, I’m told by Alex my creative director that the workaround no longer makes it easy for us to populate user names the way we had been doing it (forming more memorable and accurate names as we invite people in). Put me down as voting to get that feature back.
Thanks to @sam and @codinghorror for your leadership in all things Discourse, and to everyone who makes it sing and dance.