Enthroned_Casket
Shift+dragging a link to parent thoughts exclusively links it, i.e. unlinks any pre-existing parents.  Useful stuff, used frequently.

If this is done for thoughts having a type set to 'Visible when parent of active thought', it also clears the thought type from the active thought.  I reckon a more expected behavior would be to exclusively link to the new parent (as it currently does), but retain the current type of the active thought.
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Enthroned_Casket
Speaking of frequently, who ever has tried?
To freely ride
on the thoughts and beat
music could be anything,
as long as it's something you like.


I mean just freeflow create a brain on the fly.



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Enthroned_Casket
Is the reason TheBrain developers have not added a third jump level of viewable desendants,
due to technical difficulties?  Or is it because they know, that if you can't see the second jump....
If you can't hold that in your mind, you can't see the third.
I'll try explaining another way: If you can't guess the future, then guessing the future of the future is even less likely.
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Enthroned_Casket
What I'm trying to say in all of this, is that if I could request one, and only one dream future feature for the brain it would be 3d nav.
Imagine a 3d navigable brain.
The thing it gives you is "Distance between thoughts represents relevance", which is not possible with the current nav.

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Don't get me wrong, I LOVE TheBrain.
Just want to keep the developers honest 😉
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Enthroned_Casket
Anyway, back to my original post.  I realize now that kinda similar behavior occurs when reporting parentless thoughts.
If a thought has any type assigned, it is not considered to be parentless.  That's unexpected imo.

Steps to recreate on TheBrain 10.0.31.0* :
• Create a jump thought "Test" from any other thought
• Run the Parentless thought report.  "Test" shows as expected
• Assign any thought type to "Test"
• Refresh the report.  "Test" no longer shows as Parentless.

In a 6.8 kThought brain, where 99% of thoughts have types, it's essentially not possible to find parentless thoughts.
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metta
Thanks for pointing this out, Entrhoned_Casket! I had not realized typed thoughts were considered "parented", regardless of whether any other non-type parent had been assigned. This will definitely be a problem when searching for parentless thoughts, since brain owners need to be able find typed thoughts that do not have any parents other than the assigned thought type.

In light of this, I respectfully respect that thought types be treated separately in the search for parentless thoughts in TB10 so we will have the option of finding typed thoughts that have no other assigned parents.
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metta
FWIW, I just now confirmed that orphan thoughts (another type of parentless thoughts) also can't be found in a report search.
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mctrexler
Giving a thought a Type should have no impact on your ability to find that thought as parentless or orphan. Has anyone tested Tags?  I can't really imagine why either should be considered "parents."  Calling types Parents, and forcing you to see them as parents (as is the case in the Web Client) sort of defeats the point of being able to characterize them as something other than physically linked parent thoughts.  

Being able to find orphan thoughts in a Brain is key.
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metta
I agree with you completely, Mark. While it may be helpful in some cases to see thought types in the plex, I do not want to use this visual display function at all. Unfortunately, though, the visibility of thought types in the web client cannot currently be disabled. Moreover, if not used carefully in shared brains, the visibility of thought types as "parents" in the plex can (potentially) be quite confusing for brain visitors since thought typing is (in most cases) essentially an administrative function.

In addition, I never think of thought types as "parents" in the original sense of the word since thought types behave quite differently than standard parent thoughts (i.e., no standard parent thoughts can change the display of the child thought's color or icon). In this sense, thought types are "apples" among all the other "oranges" of standard parent thoughts.
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ruudhein
+1 on observing typed thoughts are no longer treated as parentless and orphans. Reports for both are an important part of our brain gardening toolset.
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