Hm. This is news to me. I'll ask Product what has happened with these.
EDIT: Also, I'd suggest that it's not "silence on an issue" if less than a day has gone by since it was first raised.
It is, in a way, if such things weren't mentioned in some shape or form before/during/after said items were removed.
As others said perhaps a sticky or such that listed items about to be removed/changed in games would be a good idea. :|
(Also tia for chiming in here.)