Not sure if anyone on this list is using it, but we are deprecating the older
Service Status box widget:
We are experimenting more with the form and content of service alerts, and this design is starting to be limiting in both the trunk organization and the fact that this layout can't support longer alert titles.
There's no way to ping users of the widget. We don't plan to break it, but we will be replacing the guts of it with a simple text message.