as a moderator/admin

From time to time, moderators on our forum express some confusion about what Discourse features/options are available and how they work. I’d love to be able to say “go to, edit settings, and try messing around as a moderator.”

But only allows users to join and participate as new users, right? There’s no way to escalate ones privileges to moderator or admin?

Admin privileges might be a bit excessive, I guess, but I would love to be able to give our moderators a way to play around with alternate Discourse settings.

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I think your best solution is to spin up a staging/test instance. You can get by on a $5 or $10/month instance and could even have it have your actual data.


Our standard answer for potential customers is to spin up a Standard/Business trial. It’s something I’ve done a few times myself.