Good and bad.
When the action comes it will doubtless cause other issues and affects to occur in iSpot. One potential issue, if not hazard, are all the currently invalid IDs caused by misspells, bloody-mindedeness or my interference. A dictionary update will need some serious support-code so that IDs based on old Synonyms will get auto-corrected.
I would advise everyone to add the Tag absent1 (lower case) to any personal Observation where the ID is invalid, wrong, difficult or simply old. Add a note to Description.
As here https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/759955/rhubarb
Doing so will mean you will be able to collect all your own posts and update them manually - it's like preparing for Brexit (you'll have probably heard of that)