Changing ownership updates timestamp


(Roarke Lynch) #1

When you update the owner of a post, it updates the timestamp for that topic.

This was an expected behavior that felt like a bug. If this is not a bug, I suggest we add an option to the change ownership modal dialog to leave the timestamp as-is.

Background
We imported a lot of historical conversations into our Discourse instance. Because of the platform we came from, that included a bunch of duplicate user accounts. As part of a general cleanup, we were de-duping those user accounts and changed ownership of posts. That pushed old topics up to the front page. We had to go back and re-adjust the timestamps for all these topics back to get them back in their expected chronological order.


(Sam Saffron) #2

@codinghorror this just keeps coming back over and over. Perhaps the default should be that owner,tag,category,title edits on OP for 1 post topics are always non bumping, configurable via site setting ?


(Jeff Atwood) #3

This isn’t what’s being discussed is it?

When you update the owner of a post, it updates the timestamp for that topic.

Changing the owner of a post is a different function than what you’re talking about @sam.


(Sam Saffron) #4

It’s the same thing, postrevisor does the editing of owner, and same class of change, mod steps in to reorganize old content, same “bug” unexpected bump on topics

I guess this is a bit wider cause it can also be last post in topic


(Jeff Atwood) #5

Not really, why would changing owner change timestamp? That’s just weird.


(Sam Saffron) #6

Fixed per:

@roarkely will deploy the change once it finishes building


(Sam Saffron) #7