Re: How to make a topic invisible until topic_start_time?
Oh… you’re hacking the core, that’s easy but not good.
I am desperately trying not to touch the bbpress core which was a huge mistake I did with wordpress and made it impossible to upgrade even when there were critical security fixes.
bbpress is in such a state of flux right now it would be crazy to hack the core, updates with major changes can be expected almost every other month.
I’ll put this on my scary growing list of things to look at. To be honest it’s not a huge priority but you might want to seriously consider my idea of messing with the topic_status flag. You already are halfway there.