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Having a 'Lab Rat' User Setting to minimize the impact of live development
For me part of the value that I get for the price of admission to PM is the entertaining floor show when a "GOD" somehow skrews up something on the site. Suddenly the chatterbox lights up with everyone chipping in to put out the fire. Kinda like driving a quirky sportscar. Everyone bending over the hood helping to fix it is part of the experience.
Not the kosher way to do things for a commercial site, but this is a community run site where everyone should lend a hand cleaning up when needed.