Harry Potter (_harry_p_) wrote in suggestions,
Harry Potter
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Allow maintainers "work as" a community

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Allow maintainers "work as" a community

Short, concise description of the idea
Maintainers of a community should be allowed to either choose a default "work as user" option that will hold in place while switching between screens and features (like editing the profile, editing/adding memories, etc.)

Full description of the idea
While trying to edit or update a community, it becomes a hassle at times to constantly be forced into selecting the "work as user" option each time you access a new feature or start a new edit (profile, journal style, memories), etc). Another user has mentioned this in relation to editing the memories only, but I'd like to see it implemented across the board.

If we cannot log in as the community itself, could there be a default option that allowed us to "work as user" for the duration of what we're trying to accomplish until we decide to switch it back or close the browser (whichever comes first)?

An ordered list of benefits
  • Saves time - moderaters could avoid the extra loading time in between each switch
  • Prevents possible errors - more than once I've forgotten to switch the "work as user" option, and I've updated something on my own journal rather than the community, etc.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • I was not able to think of any real problems this might cause.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • I'm not one for programming, so my only suggestion would be to either add an other option under the log-in option to indicate who you want to 'work as', or it could be a checkbox beside the "work as user" option on any of the editing screens which allows you to "remain working as this user" (similar to the checkbox option used to log in as a user when commenting as a user that has not already signed in to the site).
Tags: account management, community maintenance, user interface, § historical
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