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10:47 PM
You are misinterpeting what was written as the purpose or sole goal of the update. It was just an example of basic things that were technically prohibited in the original version and didn't make sense. There are situations where moderators on different sites would need to be able to discuss information about a user that is misbehaving on both those sites, and the current wording is intentional. — animuson ♦ Jul 10 at 22:56
^^^ if above doesn't qualify as using real data is allowed then I don't know what does. Granted, I would still prefer dry run to use fake data but at least its absense doesn't look like such a blocking matter anymore
 

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