Suppressing updated_at from being updated

This seems like blasphemy but their is a situation where I do not want updated_at to be updated on update… I know I know… but is their a way?

Don't know if this will work, but try making a before_update filter
that finds the original object with the original updated_at and set
the object to that value...

something like

def before_update
  original_record = Model.find(self.id)
  self.updated_at = original_record.updated_at
end

Again, I don't know if this is going to work. I'm guessing that the
updated_at is set by Rails after your before_update filter...

This seems like blasphemy but their is a situation where I do not
want updated_at to be updated on update... I know I know... but is
their a way?

You want to fiddle with ActiveRecord::Base.record_timestamps

Fred