"Regular mode" for admins and moderators (e.g. something like "sudo")

I strongly recommend trusting the opinions of the people who wrote and live in that code :wink:

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Again, very fair! Sorry, I didn’t mean to doubt your expertise. It’s more than I keep feeling like I’m not explaining what I’d like clearly enough.

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Here’s another situation where I’m finding this frustrating:

Trouble trying to propose a common bug

Here, a user is reporting a workflow problem with the interface. It’s really troublesome for me to try to replicate this, because my always-on admin access means that I’m not constrained by the permissions that workflow depends on anyway.

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Another example case. Here, a user is noting that they are getting an unhelpful error message while trying to post to a category which it turns out they don’t have permissions to post to. Since I do have those permissions as site admin, I can’t reproduce directly.

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What’s your current workaround for the lack of this feature, @mattdm?

In the past, I’ve used a separate account with a + address to log in and see the world through non-admin eyes (bonus: since I rarely had to do that, I’d also get the activity summary periodically for that user to keep an eye on what that looks like).