February 28, 2023, 2:27pm
It seems that on a Discourse forum I frequent, some archived threads allow some posts to still be “liked”, aka “hearted”, and some not. If there is a method to the madness I am not able to suss it out. Is this normal/usual, or something more interesting or buggy happening here?
No real issue involved, I just got curious about it.
Archived topics shouldn’t allow likes, we have some details about how closed and archived posts work here:
How do “Archiving” vs. “Closing” a topic compare?
Common to both
Displays a “lock” icon next to topic in lists
Disables replying to topic
Disables “Invite” button at bottom of topic.
Closing or archiving a topic does not bump its last activity date.
Continues to allow flagging of topic or posts.
Continues to allow bookmarking.
Specific to Archived topics
Disables users ability to delete a post.
Disabled poll based voting (effectively closing polls).
Disables display of top…
Is this a public forum that you can share a link to? It will be difficult to troubleshoot without some additional information.
February 28, 2023, 2:33pm
Yep…here is one that caught my attention, but mods say they see this behavior in general:
One, DMS has an unofficial Discord for those unaware. Anyone can join and participate including nonmembers. This is a double edged sword as it has been used for trolling in past given it’s open/free nature. Two, a former board member has posted...
Reading time: 5 mins 🕑
Likes: 61 ❤
February 28, 2023, 8:17pm
Discourse 2.8.1, so it’s a bit out of date (not quite a year old).
If they want correct behavior and don’t want a bunch of security issues that have been fixed since then, then they should upgrade.