If you have a site with two separate content sections, and then a third section for Admin tasks, would you find it confusing if the one of the content sections had its own Admin section apart from the main Admin section?
I can't think of any precedent for this, yet one of the developers on the project really wanted to do this. He didn't offer a precedent for this, either.
My thought is it would be counter-intuitive to have two different Admin sections. An example of what I mean: suppose you were doing Admin tasks for this UX site. In the very top menu, you would see an Admin tab. Then, as second level navigation, say you're in the Badges section, and then suppose the Badges section had its own Badges Admin second level navigation link...
Thoughts or examples of best practice in this regard would be appreciated.