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Re: Request for comments: usage of tags


Hi Jaap.

On Fri, 22 Jun 2012 11:51:40 +0200
Jaap Karssenberg <jaap.karssenberg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I was thinking a bit about why I don't really use tags myself. So I
> came up with the idea that I would want to use tags more like
> keywords.

I'm using Zim in 4 different main use cases but within one notebook. For
all of them I use tags. None of them use tags as keyword in the flowing

(1) ZIM as diary: I add all results of conferences, meetings or important
phone calls to the calendar. Each project and each customer has it's tag.
So I can select all meetings with customer foo in 2010 by selecting
@meeting + @foo + @2010

(2) ZIM as scratch pad: there are too much informations out there. I
write my monthly pad with all the things I may be want to remember.
Important entries have a tag like @android or @read

(3) ZIM as project overview. Each project get its own hierarchy with a
"project profile" as root page below "Projects".

(4) ZIM as knowledge storage. Every time I learn something or after every
"internet search/inquiry" I write done a summary.

> However what prohibits me from using this is the "@" prefix for tags.

IMO nothing. I don't need it, but it wouldn't break my use cases.

One small remark about the tags view. Have you ever tried to view tagged
calendar entries? You will see a list of 05's and 07's! Not really
useful. It would be great if the list prints the whole path. If the
string is to long, the path should be shortened before the name of the
page. So instead of "22" we would see "Calendar:2012:06:22" or shortened

Email: Joerg Desch <jd DOT vvd AT web DOT de>

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