Fixed Watch limitation for own resources no longer applies

Lukas W.

Well-known member
Affected version
Currently it is not possible to watch own resources. The code suggests, that this is a leftover limitation from before resource teams existed:
public function canWatch(&$error = null)
   $visitor = \XF::visitor();

   // don't let authors watch as all updates will be attributed to them anyway
   return (
      && $visitor->user_id != $this->user_id

Now that other users can upload updates for your resources, you can have a legitimate interest in staying up-to-date with these events, so watching your own resources now follows a purpose. This condition probably needs to be updated as a result.

XF Bug Bot

XenForo bug fixer bot
Staff member
Thank you for reporting this issue, it has now been resolved. We are aiming to include any changes that have been made in a future XFRM release (2.2.4).

Change log:
Allow resource creators to watch their own resources when resource teams are enabled
There may be a delay before changes are rolled out to the XenForo Community.