Allow regular user to archive (or close) their own topic?


(Greg Swallow) #1

Is there an easy way to allow regular users to be able to archive a topic they started? I don’t think this feature would be abused for what I’m considering using discourse for. For example for a buy and sell category, where the item is sold, or maybe a category discussing events, where the event is over, it would be good if the original poster could archive the topic themselves.

A point in the right direction would be appreciated. Thanks!


People should be able to close there own topic!
Ability To Close Your Own Topics When Not A Leader
(Sam Saffron) #2

I can see this as a permission on a category (like read write, etc)

However mucking with the permission system is not something I am super eager to have done leading up to V1.


(Greg Swallow) #3

Right, I think that makes sense. It depends on they subject of the category whether it would be appropriate or not.


(Greg Swallow) #4

I was searching here regarding ‘archiving’ topics, but I found now that this was discussed a bit already in regards to ‘closing’ topics - Closing own created Topics for users at level 3 - where in that discussion it was basically decided that it was not good to have the power in general for users, but it wasn’t discussed on a per-category level.

By the way, I can’t find the definition/function of closing a topic vs archiving a topic. What is the difference?


(Mittineague) #5

Closing a Topic won’t allow any new posts but will allow post editing
Archiving closes the Topic to both new posts and post editing.


(Greg Swallow) #6

OK, so maybe ‘archive’ is more of an admin/mod level task, but pretty much the same thing. I would be ok with just letting them ‘close’ their own topic, but that is also not possible either at the moment I guess.


(Jeff Atwood) #7

Archiving disables all non-staff actions in the topic, including like.