We’ve compiled a special set of terms below that you will see being applied while using your Nested app. Here we have explained what they mean and how could they assist you in your everyday communication on Nested.
Grand PlaceThe essence of a Grand Place and a Place are similar and there are no fundamental differences between the two, except that they are created for different purposes and for different audiences. Both are for sending and receiving messages and sharing files, arranged neatly in a chronological order.
In basic terms, Grand Place offers a lobby for your communications, the main Place that the newly invited Members arrive upon entrance. From there on, they may be added to Places and sub-Places within that Grand Place.
We could demonstrate this feature with the following example:
In a project led by a team, a Grand Place would be the main Place (e.g. X company) that everyone is a member of, and the Place created within it would be a relevant page to that company (e.g. ‘Marketing of X company’, or ‘Photos from the Premiere of X Company’).
PlaceWithin Grand Places, you are able to ‘nest’ Places. By creating a separate Place within a Grand Place, you can utilize a more specific space for various projects related to the Grand Place members. These Places can be either the type of a Closed Place or an Open Place. The former means that only added Members of that newly created Place can view its contents, and the latter means that all the members from the Grand Place can view its contents.
Please bear in mind that Places that have been created as Open Places cannot create sub-Places; you can only do so with closed Places, within which you can further create additional Closed sub-Places.
Sub-PlaceWithin Places, you can further create sub-Places that can be likened to sub-folders with narrower specification on their topic and focus.
You can only create Closed sub-Places, which means that you choose whom to add as Members to your new sub-Place from the Place it comes under. The reason why you can’t create Open sub-Places is because, well, what’s the point of creating a sub-Place at all if everyone from the main Place is there to access its contents?
Furthermore, you must be a member of a Grand Place to become a member of one of its Places/sub-Places.
FeedThe first page that appears when entering Nested is your Feed; the virtual space in which all the content of the Places you are a part of will be shown. Once you choose ‘Messages’ from your navigation bar your Feed essentially functions as your timeline, where the latest messages and files of any given Place or a Member will appear with their corresponding comments, all categorized according to the period of time in which they were sent.
You can also look up the exact message of your interest by typing the title of it, or the content of it, in the Search box that appears at the upper bar of your page.
ManagerA member of a Place who can delete the Place; create or delete any related sub-Places; and share files, comment and delete any messages within the Place. Manager(s) can also invite people from outside of the Place to become its new Members; add the existing Members of the Place to recently created sub-Places; promote a Member to the position of a Manager; demote a fellow Manager to the position of a Member; and remove a Member from the Place altogether. Manager(s) also bear the authority to adjust the settings of the Place according to what they consider is suitable for the purpose of their Place.
MembersA member of a Place who, depending on the Place’s settings, can read, write messages and share files as well as comment on any incoming messages; they may also be enabled by the Manager(s) to create sub-Places; invite new people to a Place; and add existing Members of a Place to subsequently created sub-Places. Moreover, they can view who else is a Member of that same Place.
Promote (Place Members)A manager can promote a member of a Place to the position of a Manager of the Place and give them full access to its settings and general administration.
Demote (Place Members)A Manager can demote a fellow Manager to the position of a Member of the Place without any further notification, removing their full access to its settings and general administration.
Nested addressEach Place in Nested is allotted a special identification, called a Nested address. This ID stands in as a Place’s email address and can be used for external communications (e.g. send and receive emails from Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, etc.) For example, if your Place is titled as ‘Alice’s Birthday’, the Nested ID address would be ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’
FavoritesYou can favorite Places important to you, which helps filter your Feed to show only the messages from the Places you consider priority.
You can view messages from your favorited Places from your Feed by sliding the starred ball at the top of the page to your right until it switches green.