Kriggel23
It's more a sort of basic idea-thing, and I know, and use, workarounds ...

TB handles it pretty simple: two thoughts - one link. Basta!

But now, once again, I stumbled across this.

The scenario: I store my correspondence (letters, mails, etc.) and their relations in a brain of mine. Each letter, mail, etc. is represented by a unique thought.

The problem: parent thought X (an incoming letter) triggers a child thought Y (an outgoing email), which has X as attachment. Normally, I add attached documents as child thoughts - but, as mentioned, TB does not allow multiple direct relations between two thoughts.


I know, it's a very basic thing, a paradigm: two thoughts - one link.
But why just drop it, if you are currently re-creating TB?

Kriggel23

P.S. And, maybe, you could add a date-type as well, when you're just working on this?
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mcaton
Interesting concept.  What do you think that would look like?  Is there a limit to the number of links between two Thoughts?  Have you tried attaching the additional data/information in the Link Notes?

Thanks,
Matt
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Kriggel23
I'll show you:

Either allow the very same thought to appear twice/multiple times in normal view:
Bildschirmfoto 2016-11-11 um 04.08.50.png 
(than you have you find a visual way to show the identity (= same instance) of two items displayed)

Or you implement expanded view, and allow multiple links between two thoughts:
Bildschirmfoto 2016-11-11 um 04.08.50.png   green: date; gray: document

imho, each links stands for an attribute, or verb.
Notes and attachments I add only to thoughts so far.

Limit the number the links between two thoughts? Counterquestion: why? [please, don't tell me about technical limitations. They'll drop.]

Kriggel23


P.S. oh, and btw - if you create a timeline (x-axis), and align "timed" thoughts (= thoughts attached so dates) you will identify "time-travelers", or paradoxes. If you add a third dimension to a timeline view, you could "pin" different thought types to various distances, e.g. persons at (y:1, z:1), documents at (y:-1,z:1), and locations at (y:-1,z:-1). Dates are represented by dots, periods of time by lines. It's so easy.
Want some more ideas?

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