Forem Creators and Builders

Lee
Lee

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Switch User

As a content creator sometimes I switch between myself, team admin and mascot.

It feel it would be so much easier for me if I could just switch user from the the top right in a similar way you can switch accounts in Twitter.

Anyone else see the value?

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Ella (she/her/elle)

ALL.THE.TIME.

I like how Discord lets you view your server as different roles, but I would much prefer the ability to easily switch between multiple accounts like I can in Notion/Canva/Almanac (also most email clients and like you said @lee, Twitter)

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Jennie Ocken (she/her)

Tell me more Lee. What actions are you trying to take when you are switching. Let's pretend that a mascot is a totally different kind of identity (as opposed to a member) that different people can impersonate as, who would you want to be able to do that? What are the use cases where you want to impersonate a "team admin"? What do you mean by "team admin" in this case?

(cc: @amyatforem )

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Lee Author

Heya Jennie. A full identity switch, I hit my profile pic and switch to another account. I have certain accounts that I use which are essentially a full entity on my Forem and interact as I would, in the same way I would on Twitter where I can pre login accounts, then easily switch when I am posting content or replying to posts etc.

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Amy Lin

Hey @lee - trying to dig a little deeper into your needs here.

Is there anything you'd do specifically as a team admin, besides you can speak as a different persona? Besides posting, commenting, reacting, was there anything else you had in mind you wish you could achieve as a team admin, or just simply switching to another user account more easily?

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Lee Author

Hey Amy, I think just being able to switch to another account more easily, both on web and mobile app. However, posting, commenting, reacting as a different persona would be a great start.

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Amy Lin

Got it. Thanks for the context!

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Lee Author

Np - reach out anytime, my tiny brain needs the stimulation 😃