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One Event, two or more Thoughts (#4333)
What Zenrain describes is what I currently do (and have been doing since before we had the timeline, though of course the timeline gives a better display). It works ok for me.
One Event, two or more Thoughts (#4333)
Thanks Sean
This sounds like an interesting idea but I am not sure I fully understand what you mean. Do you mean have a tag for each date (e.g. a tag called 2017_10_08)? It seems that would make for a lot of one-use tags - esp in current state where we can't nest tags in a hierarchy? Or have I totally misunderstood?
One Event, two or more Thoughts (#4333)
Actually in just trying now to find a thought via a date what I really wish is that thoughts themselves had user-settable dates, and could be ordered by those dates (in the timeline or if not that, then just in reports). Note this is different from created and modified dates which we already have. User-settable dates could refer flexibly to different things for different thoughts - event dates for events, or other relevant dates.

For a while I was trying to create date-thoughts of my own and link other thoughts to them appropriately. It is a great system in principle but to do it systematically is a lot of work and gets frustrating when it comes to creating, organising and displaying the date-thoughts. Unless someone else has found a great way to achieve this?

Ive written about this elsewhere (won't take time to find the links right now) but wanted to take the opportunity to re-raise this topic. I do really like the display of the time line but I find some frustration in using it as flexibly as I would like. Hope this is useful.
One Event, two or more Thoughts (#4333)
+1 for having events being more like thoughts, or just being thoughts, for that matter.
unknown error syncing
sorry this is not very helpful but it is all the info I get!
Ive waited through a couple of updates in case it gets resolved but seems to be still happening, and doesn't seem to depend on what network I am on or anything like that.

means I can't use TB9 on my iPad (iPad seems to sync ok but doesn't pick up changes made on Mac.
Let me know what I need to tell you. (It's not urgent for me as I rarely need to use iPad at the moment)

Mac Sierra latest, MBPro recent, TB9 latest
Brainstorming: How can TheBrain better represent visual data?
Thanks Harlan. Maybe I should make time to sit through all the tips.

And a video sounds like a great resource - far better than a manual!
I'll look forward to seeing that.
Brainstorming: How can TheBrain better represent visual data?
This sounds interesting. Could you say a little more about how you use it? I feel there wouldn't be enough space for all the pins?
location of expand/collapse button in outline/mindmap views (#3164)
Wondering if there has been any progress on this little suggestion? I really like to use outline view ...
Brainstorming: How can TheBrain better represent visual data?
Hello all
Great to see a slew of updates recently. Hoping we might see a bit of a manual soon - i am sure I am missing some great features simply through not knowing what is possible.

Reason for posting: Are we seeing any progress with 'visible types' and other suggested options for helping us organise and use our tags and types more efficiently? I for one would really like that a lot. I still feel a little hampered by the current limitations of tags and types - despite substantial improvements in many other areas.
thought names truncated too much? (#3668)
Thx - helps a bit I guess but not really much better. Still many thoughts showing only two letters, with lots of blank space beside them.
Thanks for the suggestion though.
thought names truncated too much? (#3668)
Hi guys
Just wondering if any progress is being made on this? Or am I one of very few that it affects? I guess I do use jump links quite a lot, and as my brain gets more crowded (because I am using it more [smile]) it means I often see a row of thoughts with names truncated to an uninterpretable two letters. I go in and hover over them - which doesn't seem like a big deal but it is actually not great because I also use comma trick a lot, so my actual thoughts names are quite long and hard to take in at a glance.
I'd love to be able to see my thought names the way intended - esp since there is clearly plenty of space all round the two-letter truncations (not sure if that is a word but I guess you can figure out what I mean!).
spinning rainbow wheel on start up TB9 (#3842)
Ive been waiting through a few updates to see if this gets corrected as part of other improvements but it is still happening.
When I start up TB9 all looks fine till I start a search. After typing a couple of letters I get a spinning rainbow wheel. It eventually comes good but has missed or over-typed some letters and I have to start over.
Not catastrophic but probably something you would want to fix at some stage, if others have the same thing?

Mac Book Pro running latest Sierra
dragging in mail from Mac Mail?
Are we supposed to be able to drag in mail messages?
Now that I am using TB9 more intensively this is something I sometimes want to do but seems never to work, either dragging to plex, or to notes, or on top of thought. Only way is to copy paste message from mail into notes, and of course that loses the link to the original message (and thread).

Is that right? For some reason I thought dragging (or some kind of direct import) from mail was a possibility?
Integrating more information into the Plex (#3736)
Yes please! Option B, with features already mentioned PLUS ability to click on the TYPE and see all other thoughts with that type. 

http://forums.thebrain.com/post/brainstorming-how-can-thebrain-better-represent-visual-data-8446646?pid=1295109023
Automatic calendaring of Thoughts (#3715)
Cerebrum wrote:
Instead of cluttering up the name of the thought (in addition to the comma trick and the numeric prefix trick) it would be simpler and ultimately more powerful to have a separate Date/Time attribute rather than try to cram more information into one field. 

yes please!
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