Thanks very much for this, @hester! It’s a great time to get a handle on our terminology and make sure that it accurately reflect what’s happening.
I have one thought on the terminology itself…
Most of these are intuitive to me, although the switch to
adding contacts will be interesting, because of the novelty. Did you consider
add to group as an alternative?
From my understanding, the main problem is that we have an unusual definition of
contacts—they are more like trusted users.
I ask because there’s one place I might get lost, as a user, in the actions you take to add or be added:
Assign to group (at the moment Add to Contacts)
Assigning another user to a group, e.g. ‘Trusted users’
Send connection request
Request by a user to be assigned to the default ‘Trusted users’ group.
- This may or may not require the requester to add this user to the default ‘Trusted contacts’ group themselves.
The use of the term
connection request is disparate enough from
assign to group that I might not realize it is the same action, with the assignee initiating. I do like how concise it is, but maybe we could find a way to use more similar language.
The one suggestion that makes sense in my mind off the bat works off the familiar verbiage of adding someone, e.g.
Add to group and
Request to be added.
As long as we clarify that
Trusted users has different implications than
Contacts, I think we still solve that confusion.