Thank you very much, Cerebrum, for your helpful and positive feedback! I very much appreciate you taking time to share specific thoughts about the megabrain info I shared.
> I like your idea of using ALL CAPS for Thought Types to identify them more easily when searching. I notice, though, that you still append "(TYPE)" to several of your "MANAGE TYPES".
Good eye! ;-) This is actually a vestige of a change in my naming convention for thoughts themselves.
> When I first started using TB years ago, I put many of my header/parent thoughts in ALL CAPS.
> I am gradually in the process now of weeding out all of the ALL CAPS thought names. But, until they are all gone, the (Type) designation is still quite helpful.
> Once I've finally removed ALL of the ALL CAPS thought name, then I'll probably remove the (Type) designation as well, since it will no longer be needed. However, it may be a while before I get there, since I have quite a few old thought names that still need to be edited, and many of them are in older areas of my brain that I rarely visit now.
As for my thought types being a bit complicated, you're right on this, too. What I've done is probably overkill for the vast majority of users. However, because I am on the extreme end of the visually-oriented spectrum, all the visual cues these thought types provide is extremely helpful for me -- and, although I didn't mention this anywhere in the mini-brain, having all these thought types does provide another great way of searching in my mega brain in as much as activating a specific thought type in the plex allows me to view another unique slice of my brain -- a slice that can often be very useful.
For example, I can bring up my "Web Logins" type and very quickly tell if there are any thoughts I forgot to make private. ;-)
Regarding "Visible Types", I do have one question:
> Don't we already have this function as described in the link you shared? (Maybe I'm missing what it is that you are looking for?)
-- I activate thought types in the plex and link/unlink to them all the time.
-- In addition, thought types ARE also visible in the web client search.
In light of this, I recently requested the option of creating PRIVATE types and tags that I could use strictly for admin purposes. (They would be hidden from the web client search and the web client plex.) Having this optional privacy setting for SOME types and tags would still allow all the remaining types and tags to be available to use publicly in the web client in shared and public brains. For me, personally, this distinction in type/tag use would be very helpful.
Will be interested in any additional clarification you can provide regarding "visible types".