Admin link under user avatar is confusing


(Dave McClure) #1

I often check in on the admin dashboard

The easiest way to get there is to click on the one under than hamburger menu:

But I often (usually?) first click on the Admin link under the user avatar instead, which takes you to /admin/users/:username:

I get that its a nice way to get to ‘stop impersonating’, though I rarely if ever have to do that. What do you think of changing it to go to the dashboard, at least in the case where you’re already acting as yourself?


(Jens Maier) #2

Hmmm, going through the Avatar → Admin link, silently complaining about the weird behaviour and then going on to do what I wanted to do has sort of become the default way of getting to the admin interface for me.

So yeah, I guess you’re right. This could use some clarification.


(Bcguy) #3

Funny - yes - that is what I have been doing. Getting to the Dashboard is a pain - but its something I check every day. Wish it was easier/clearer


(Jeff Atwood) #4

I agree, it is confusing, I just removed it. End of confusion :wink:


(Jeff Atwood) #5

Impersonating user and then returning to admin
(Kane York) #6

O.o ninja’d Put a second admin dashboard link in header by riking · Pull Request #2679 · discourse/discourse · GitHub