I’ve been trying things so far which did not work.
I tried pickling the time (encoding the bytes and decoding it back to a datetime), and then saving that as a string in a CharField object, but the UpdateView class (in ref. to class-based views) would then convert it to None.
Now I’m thinking of overriding the DateTimeField object and using pickle inside of that, but I might be wasting my time. Is there any proper way to prevent an UpdateView class from modifying a DateTimeField object which uses timezone.now?
I tried hardcoding the time with form input on the DateTimeField object, but UpdateView will still override it.