Update topic after editing time limit has passed


(Janno Liivak) #1

I would like to let users bump topic with a help of a button “Bump topic” as long as topic is not closed or archived.

I’m almost there but stumbeled upon TopicController’s update method … more specifically upon guardian.ensure_can_edit!(topic) inside the update method. It prevents user from changing their older posts.

Is my only option to go with direct SQL update of a topic or is there “standard” way to achieve this?


(Sam Saffron) #3

Wait, I am unclear, can you explain exactly what you are trying to achieve here?


(Janno Liivak) #4

Because in general I would like indeed topic to be closed for editing… in this case it’s a category where people sell their old/used stuff. In the beginning people should be able to edit their posts as we have certain rules they should follow (photos, necessary information etc). After some time it’s safe to say the post is “finished” apart the price which can go down. People are allowed to “bump” their topic with the help of a button which appears 72 hours after last “bump” (whether bu button or some other person’s post in the topic).

So there it is … what I want to achieve. I have a button. I can bump editable posts but what if something is “in the market” for 2 years? 4 years? :slight_smile:


(Sam Saffron) #5

Still not following,

  • Do you want to give end users the ability to “bump” topics and have them show up first in latest, but only once in 48 hours, without forcing them to post on the topic?

  • Are you trying to lift editing limit temporarily from a topic?

Keep in mind once there is more than one post in a topic, editing OP does not bump topic.


(Janno Liivak) #6

Yes, this is exactly what I’m trying to do.


(Sam Saffron) #7

Then I would recommend you would make a plugin with a special controller that simply updates bumped_at on the topic to Time.zone.now and handles all permissions etc in said controller.