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paranoia

3.0
Paranoia is a re-implementation of acts_as_paranoid for Rails 3, 4, and 5, using much, much, much less code. You would use either plugin / gem if you wished that when you called destroy on an Active Record object that it didn't actually destroy it, but just "hid" the record. Paranoia does this by setting a deleted_at field to the current time when you destroy a record, and hides it by scoping all queries on your model to only include records which do not have a deleted_at field.
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7,405,902
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2,173
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437
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36
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31
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acts_as_paranoid

0.66
Check the home page for more in-depth information.
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656,916
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933
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152
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24
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18
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rails3_acts_as_paranoid

0.51
Active Record (~>3.2) plugin which allows you to hide and restore records without actually deleting them. Check its GitHub page for more in-depth information.
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314,541
Stars
451
Forks
204
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25
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8
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acts_as_archive

0.27
Don't delete your records, move them to a different table. Like acts_as_paranoid, but doesn't mess with your SQL queries.
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136,329
Stars
373
Forks
87
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9
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16
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permanent_records

0.21
Never Lose Data. Rather than deleting rows this sets Record#deleted_at and gives you all the scopes you need to work with your data.
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275,440
Stars
219
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57
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12
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30
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destroyed_at

0.15
Safe destroy for ActiveRecord.
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31,739
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361
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26
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16
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15
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expectedbehavior/acts_as_archival

0.08
An ActiveRecord plugin for atomic archiving and unarchiving of object trees. Inspired by ActsAsParanoid and PermanentRecord
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61
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15
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4

ajh/acts_as_soft_deletable

0.07
Rails plugin that provides the ability to soft delete models
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70
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10
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2

soft_deletion

0.06
Explicit soft deletion for ActiveRecord via deleted_at and default scope.
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115,239
Stars
39
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18
Watchers
5
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Total releases
39
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immortal

0.05
Typical paranoid gem built for Rails 4 and with the minimum code needed to satisfy acts_as_paranoid's API
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37,331
Stars
60
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19
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62
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14
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paranoid2

0.03
paranoid models for rails 4
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40,237
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24
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7
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6
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7
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paranoid

0.01
Enable soft delete of ActiveRecord records. Based off defunct ActsAsParanoid and IsParanoid
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14,426
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Total releases
6
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