It is a well-known fact, that admin get logs on everything that happens in-game, most importantly antag actions. This is even true when admins themselves are playing. Normally, i would't have an issue with this. You can metagame with all roles, but security is especially sensitive due to the PVP aspect of Antags vs Security. I see it as a severe conflict of interest for admin privileged players to be playing roles like Chief of Security, when they know every single thing antags does at the same time. I can't possibly be the only one having an issue with this. I know they are expected to actively not meta, and try to separate the Admin and the Character, but let me explain why that is almost impossible and is not being done. Even though they might not consciously metagame, they can always be aware and on guard with all antags. They can conveniently be there, when an antag is trying to do something. Wether it be on the exact convenient camera, or nearby where a crime is taking place, etc. Its all very subtle, and therefore impossible to actually prove. Only when you play antag as much as me, and it happens several times, with the same known Sec-admins, you begin to see a pattern and realize what the deal is. This is most prominent with Traitor mode. Traitors are already incredibly underpowered compared to sec. The most powerful asset the traitor has, is the element of surprise. So if a traitor is trying to set up an ambush against an Admin-sec, for an example, they will be on guard. They might not even realize this, but they are. A clueless, normal sec player would have no clue they were about to be engaged in PVP. They don't take small precautions by standing further away from you, their reflexes and awareness are not primed, and therefore they are usually lax and taken by surprise, both OOC and IC, just like their character should. This will most likely result in them, being taken down. With Admin-sec, that is rarely the case. They will know, that they are about to be engaged in PVP, weather they consciously wish to meta or not. They will be ready with their, mouse, keyboard and expect what is coming. The element of surprise is ruined, they have knowledge they are not supposed to have in a PVP situation, which helps them immensely and prevents them from making any mistakes. I know this, cause I have been in the same shoes. I would have to allow myself to get taken down, or give active leeway during an assault to simulate getting taken by surprise. Problem is, admin can do this again and again and its usually impossible to prove that they are metagaming due to these subtle, but very meaningful details. You can't prove if they somehow got knowledge that you don't know about, or if they just had some bullshit IC excuse to not stand near you, or why they conveniently were at the right place, at the right time. Maybe you just had a bad ping at that exact time? You would have to gather subtle proof from several rounds to even have a case that could stick, and nobody wants to do that. It has become so bad, I'm actively avoiding or planning around certain sec members, due to knowing that they OOC follow every move i make. I think admin can play any other role, except for security and to a degree, antags. They should not be allowed to play PVP heavy roles like that. Either make admins blind from logs when they play or don't take these roles. EDIT: Event characters are an exception. I wish to hear your opinion on this, especially those who play antag and security.