26 votescjoshea commented
It is a feature that is available in most modern CMS. Should be here too.
I have merged several similar suggestion together – they all about previewing various site functions from members perspective. For example, wen pages, registration and application forms, etc.cjoshea commented
Something I've seen on other sites that I really like is the ability to login (administrators only) as someone else with their membership level etc to see how the system looks and acts given their role, groups, etc (whatever is assigned to them)
I manage several Drupal sites and Masquerading is one of the things they offer. You look up a contact and in there record is choice to Masquerade as them.
In QuickBase there is a dropdown under your name that lets you chose any of the roles you have setup and then you see how the system looks. I really like this method as you can end the test and go back to being you. Where in Drupal you have to log out and log back in to be yourself.
In particular this came up as we have a membership level setup as a 3 Week Trial. In order to see exactly what they see I would need to create a member with that level.