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Passing user_id without using simple form input tag?
So I completed simple RoR application tutorials. Before I continue with implementing friends I want to become more confident in RoR. Currently, the tutorials left us choosing the user we want to post as. I don't want to do that. I'd rather have the form just now who you are. This is what I did:
<% if user_signed_in? @status.user_id = current_user.id end %>
and to validate that everything was set correctly I added
<%= @status.user.full_name %>
This works but only in the scope of the form. Once I try to add the new status the index page throws an error stating the user is nil.
How do I pass the current_user to the new status object?
Best, Ramsey Khadder