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danlandrum
For the record, I was just trying to explain, as succinctly as possible, how it works.  As to how it seems like it should, and I wish it would, work - I'm with you guys. 

If, as John suggested:
 
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normal filtering crosses out the excluded thoughts and inverse filtering does the opposite.

there would probably be less confusion. I don't think it would eliminate confusion altogether though. The end user is seeing a filtered filter on the plex. It is harder to understand things that are defined by what is missing, rather what is present.

I'd love to hear from Harlan why they choose to present it this way. Maybe there's an overriding reason that none of us are getting, or perhaps this is a step along the way to some further development.  We are, after all, using a beta. 
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JohnDempsey
Danlandrum

Please don't think I was criticising you, I am very grateful for your time in explaining it to me.

Just to add to my previous suggestion regarding the plex display.

The current functioning of the report window is such that when a report filter is set, the report window shows only the qualifying thoughts and clicking on any of these makes it the new focused thought in the plex.

With the suggested change to the way the plex reacts, the new focused thought would be shown with it's immediate parent/jump/child thoughts suitably crossed out where relevant depending on the status of the filter button.

This would enable a quick overview of each of the reports results, showing where it fits into the bigger picture.

John
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danlandrum
I didn't see it as a criticism, but thanks for worry about being civil .  It would be nice if there was more of that in e-communication. 



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3.3 GHz Intel Core i5
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