“Tagging names of files and folders, inside documents, for faster and targeted searches” (in subject, OAS18001).
From ‘ƒ’ to ‘!’ – Exclamation Mark
From using ‘ƒ’ for many years on macOS desktop systems, and worked absolutely great! But, became more complicated character to use on:
- Smart phones
- Windows computers
To ‘!’ (2018)
So, in 2018, changed use of ‘ƒ’ to ‘!’ and since then we The J&P Group are now using the following as primary tags for files/folders and inside docs:
- ‘!’ to highlight top-level material, ‘root-folder’ for a topic, et c
- ‘###’ to highlight work-in-progress (‘WIP’)
- things that sometimes by others and other systems are tagged with other keywords like To-Do, TODO, ACTION, ACT, and such
The Official OAS18001
oas18001-!,#,###,ƒ,and-more,tagging– more details on our history of using different tags for improving searchability.
|2018-05-12||Original (uploaded 2021-07)|
|22.0||Extended to two pages with notes on more tags, more on regular expressions, and a ASCII table. (Uploaded 2022-12)|
More on Why [any special tag/tagging]
Just searching on something very generic or common, like the ‘search’ word itself typically results in ‘zillions’ of hits, and which is the one, or relatively few ones, that is a starting point for all things related to searching (desktop, search machines, on file systems and/or in cloud, asset management systems / registries including both physical/tangible and digital/intangible, and so on.)
In our case, our top-level for all-things-related-to-search is in one top-level page.
As an example, at the time of adding this section, we get
- 99 hits when just search on ‘search’ on this site
- 3 hits when search on ‘search’ plus ‘!’ (not writing together here as would great a third page found)
- ‘Search’ plus ‘!’ – yes, our top-level entry point, what I really was looking for
- Search! macOS-Focus – ah, that could also be a great entry point, if I was just now looking for something for macOS focuses.
- $HOME/Dropbox as it has ‘Research‘+’!’ in page.
” – Start Here” (2021)
Started using ‘Start Here’ as add-on tag for Titles in Wiki-type systems (like Wikipedia, Confluence, SharePoint, …), but also in CMS-based like this site.
Like the title for this page “OAS18001 – !,#,###,ƒ and More Tagging, by J&P – Start Here” with the added “ – Start Here“. Note <space> + “- Start Here”.
NOTE: THIS SEEMS TO BE THE FIRST-EVER actual documentation of the use of ‘ – Start Here’… Can’t find anything else at this time…. (Aug 2022).
A few scattered notes on CMS v Wiki, and more:
“In essence, a wiki has many editors, as well as numerous readers, whereas a CMS has few publishers and a large number of readers. In terms of content, CMS are …” [xwiki.com/en/Alternatives/xwiki-vs-cms]
“A wiki is an application, that people use. A CMS is just a kind of database. CMS’s often have front-end administrator applications. However, the point of a CMS is to manage content for some purpose-built front-end application.” [stackoverflow.com what-are-the-differences-between-a-wiki-and-a-cms]
More from that stack overflow – page:
- A CMS focuses on content which is then published through standardized templates — think of an online newspaper as driven by a huge CMS system.
- It’s about standardized publishing information.
- CMS’es usually have a limited group of editors.
- Useful for relatively static content, maintained by non-tech people.
- Much emphasis on style/presentation: very slick templates so it looks professional.
- On the other hand, a wiki focuses on pages where each page represents a topic.
- It’s much more about collaboratively improving each topic (adding hyperlinks to other topics and websites counts as improving the topic).
- Wikis are generally much more open to “the public” (or everybody in the company, vs. just the “internal communication” department).
- Wikis are meant to be living, dynamic things, maintained by everybody.
- Much emphasis on content: less slick templates but easier to find and update information.
jandp.biz/mlabs/data/ has more on Data – Information – Knowledge – Wisdom (DIKW)
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