Orphaned widgets in BPMs

Other than being “sloppy”, is there any down side to having orphaned widgets in a BPM workflow? And by “orphaned” I mean not connected to any other widgets.

Like If 'm doing development and put a couple of Show Message widgets in for debugging.

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But then when I go to roll it out I just remover the path arrows, but leave the widgets.

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Are unreachable widgets just ignored?

And yes… the better thing to do would be to put condition blocks in to determine when to shows those (user= , date <= , etc …) But I’m often just probing for info, but don’t want to rebuild a Show Msg widget (with possibly a half dozen field queries in it) ever time

if you do a “verify” on the BPM, you will get a warning message… that said, I have not found any negative effects for doing what you have done. In fact, while developing changes, I often will copy a set of widgets and paste them, and then modify the “active” widgets.
ALSO I now almost always create one additional disconnected C# Widget with a comment block that holds change history.

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