Type/Tags work like invisible Parent thoughts to avoid having unrelated siblings in the Plex.
... Am I getting this right?
Because Parent thoughts could have been used for everything if they had more functionality (Using Parent thoughts for filtering by multiple criteria with the Reports tool, Icons for main Parent thought and etc.) So the reason to have Types/Tags is to be able to conveniently assign icons and colors to groups of thoughts and Types/Tags are supposed to be treated just like Parent thoughts in terms of connections with everything and the main difference between Types/Tags and Parent thoughts is that Types/Tags are invisible in the Plex for the purpose of avoiding clutter(unrelated siblings)?
If that is correct then I'm missing the ability connect Types as Children to some Parent thoughts and be treated exactly as Parent thoughts in the Plex because it doesn't make sense to end up with Parentless thoughts in the Plex in some cases.
For example let's say I have a Type "support material for projects" and let's say I don't want to have any sub-categories for those thoughts(just an example). So in the Plex they would have to have the same Parent thought as their Type then.
Which means I have to do the same thing twice kind of. I mean when I have assigned the Type "support material for projects" I've already grouped all those thoughts by a Type (which works like an invisible Parent thought) and then to avoid having Parentless thoughts and to have the ability to navigate to those thoughts I have to connect them to the same Parent thought as the Type. So they end up with 2 same Parents, well this is a little confusing. So am I really getting this whole concept correct?
Is it inteded to end up with 2 same Parents in some cases (one is a Parent thought, another is a Type). Like in the case where I don't really need a Parent thought because I have already assigned a Type which serves the same purpose except for being visible in the Plex.
What about having the option to make some Types to be treated exactly like Parent thoughts in the Plex to avoid having to do the same thing twice kind of (in some cases they wouldn't clutter anything and it won't produce unrelated siblings because they would/could be a single Parent).
The bottom line:
What to do when you don't really need a Parent thought because you have already assigned a Type which serves the same purpose except for being visible in the Plex.
Do you assign a Parent thought anyway even thought it is a "duplicate" of a Type?