Continuing the discussion from Like wonkiness after changing ownership of my post to someone else:
This bug, correctly declared by @sam to be very minor back in 2014, has reared its head again and I think it’s become more important to to fix it. We have a use case on our site where our moderators need to frequently have to post on behalf of members, as explained in another topic, and I’d really like it to become an admin option to let moderators change authors:
Back to the bug. Not only does it allow the new owner to like their own post (I think - haven’t tried testing this just now actually), but it also sends notifications from the original owner even when done during ninja edit window. To replicate:
- logged in as admin and with “send email notifications even when active on the site” pref enabled, start a new topic and mention yourself
- use the admin wrench to change the owner to someone else
- look for
@mention notification about this post - it’s from you!
- wait to receive the email notification - it will be from you as well.
See screenshots illustrating 3 and 4, with me creating the topics and changing author to my colleague.