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In addon.js in the public/js directory of a HipChat template project (atlas-connect), I'm trying to call:

$('#create-room-private').on('click', function () {
    var roomName = currentUser = HipChat.user.getCurrentUser(
      function(err, success) {
        if (err) { $('#show-users').html('cannot get current user'); }
        else { $('#show-users').html(roomName); }
    });, "", "private");

It does indeed show the create room dialog on the client, but the room name, topic, and privacy is not populated.

I have tried using a string literal as the room name to isolate it to only the .create call, but the behavior does not change.

My goal is to be able to create a private room and use the existing suggestions in the create room dialog to invite other users. Else I'd have to store all users with a backend API /user call and implement the suggestions manually.. 

Am I not using the javascript API correctly or is it a known issue?

Thank you.

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There was a regression on our end that prevents the name and topic to show up in the room creation dialog. You can subscribe to to follow its progress.

You'll also need to change your code slightly: The getCurrentUser method doesn't return a value, but the user is passed to the callback. So you'd need to use something like:

HipChat.user.getCurrentUser(function(err, user) {, "", "private");

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