Is this a bug, or an intended feature? If it’s intended behavior, how can I restrict it, if at all?
I’ve closed a number of threads as no longer timely. I’ve been making regular updates about our transition from the old software to Discourse. The problem is, our TL4s (local representatives) keep posting in them anyway. Yes, I can delete and redirect (which is what I have been doing). So I figured, okay, archives are supposed to be unchangeable, so let’s go there.
So I archived the post.
They’re STILL able to post there. My understanding of archives is that it’s supposed to disallow posting, likes, etc. However, for TL4s, it doesn’t. It makes sense for staff to be able to update archived topics, but TL4s aren’t staff.
So how the heck do I actually lock these posts down so people will stop updating? Removing TL4 isn’t really an option (the group in question needs it for a number of reasons.) A lot of this is education, yes, but we all know how well people read and pay attention to instructions. The point of an archive is to lock it down, to freeze it in carbonite. If the community can still interact with it, it’s not archived. I’m not worried about them being able to un-archive; that’s fine. It makes sense. They need to at least have to have that step between being able to post and not.