approvee
A person who uses Pluckeye, has an account on https://u.pluckeye.net/, and has a supporter to approve expedite requests. E.g., if Peter is one of your approvees, you can approve or reject his expedite requests.
approver
A person who can approve expedite requests for an approvee through https://u.pluckeye.net/, but who can not see the configuration(s) of the approvee (for that, see inspector).
cohort
A group of users who have accounts on https://u.pluckeye.net/ in which all members can approve expedite requests for other members of the group except themselves. Expedite requests from a new member will only be approvable by the cohort after the new member’s delay has elapsed. See cohorts.
command
Commands are short pieces of text that you can type into a console window to configure Pluckeye. All Pluckeye commands start with pluck. See command line basics.
configuration
A named collection of Pluckeye figs (pluckeye configuration items). A configuration may be local or remote. A local configuration exists only on a device, and it is not synchronized with anything. A remote configuration is one that exists on https://u.pluckeye.net/, and may be assigned to a device. A remote configuration may be modified either through the users site interface or on any device that uses the configuration and that has the same owner as the configuration. See how to synchronize configurations for how to do this.
console
A console (AKA a console window, a command prompt, or a terminal) is a window in which you type commands. See how to open a console.
delay
A number of seconds, minutes, hours, or days that must elapse before configuration changes that allow the user more access become effective. See delay.
device
A physical device such as a computer or a smart phone. Exception: Pluck Lite “devices” are merely browsers.
domain
See host.
expedite
The button a Pluckeye user pushes to request that a change to a Pluckeye configuration be expedited, which means letting their supporter peruse and approve the change through https://u.pluckeye.net/. See expedite.
feature
Features are special Pluckeye options that you can enable to make Pluckeye behave differently. All features are disabled by default, but the majority of users are expected to enable the system feature. See features.
fig
A Pluckeye configuration item. The most common type of fig is a rule. See figs (pluckeye configuration items).
group
Currently, the only type of group is a cohort (so groups and cohorts are synonymous).
helper
An older term for a supporter.
host
A host name is most often seen as the name at the start of a url immediately following https://. For example, www.pluckeye.net is the host for the following url: https://www.pluckeye.net/. Synonymous with “hostname”, “host name”, and “domain” and “domain name”. See also subdomain.
import
To cause the rules from the imported configuration to be effectively added to the rules in the importing configuration. For example, if you import Peter’s configuration into your configuration, all of the rules in Peter’s configuration are effectively added to your configuration, although they aren’t displayed individually in your configuration. See imports.
include
A synonym for import.
inspectee
A person who uses Pluckeye, has an account on https://u.pluckeye.net/, and wants other users (their inspector) to be able to approve their expedite requests and see their configuration history. See also approvee.
inspector
A person or group on https://u.pluckeye.net/ that can both see the configurations of and approve expedite requests for an approvee.
media type
A code that refers to a particular kind of media. Media types are used in Pluckeye rules to allow or block particular kinds of media, like images or videos. See media types.
restricted
A restricted device is one that is not permitted to change its own configuration. Its configuration may only be changed on https://u.pluckeye.net/ by the owner of the device. See restricted devices.
rule
A rule is a short piece of text tells Pluckeye to allow or block a particular website, page, program, etc. See rules.
subdomain
A subdomain is a domain name that consists of a series of characters followed by a . followed by another domain name. For example, the www.pluckeye.net is a subdomain of pluckeye.net and www.google.com is a subdomain of google.com.
supplication
A synonym for an expedite request.
supporter
An approver or an inspector.
url
The address of a single webpage. They look something like this: https://example.com/foo/bar.html. See also host.