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Message started by Desalegn on Aug 14th, 2016, 10:36am

Title: Marking importance
Post by Desalegn on Aug 14th, 2016, 10:36am

Not all notes are of the same importance. Some contain striking ideas which could potentially tranform one's life; others are just there in case they are needed some time in the future. So, I was wondering if some you guys have  developed a strategy to mark inportance of the notes.

Some kind of rating, or ranking system: or visual marker that this note X is of utmost importance. The marker would best be visible to the agents.

I tinkered a bit with different attributes, and the badges. But, I don't think I get it right.

Any experience? :D


Title: Re: Marking importance
Post by Mark Bernstein on Aug 14th, 2016, 11:03am

Many approaches suggest themselves.

A) A boolean attribute, $Important, flags important notes.

     AgentQuery: $Important==true

B) Add "Important" to $Tags

    AgentQuery: $Tags.contains("Important")

    This is a bit more trouble, but also more flexible.  You could, for example, also have notes that are VeryImportant, MildlyImportant, etc...

C) A numeric attribute $Importance rates the importance of a note on (say) a scale of 0 to 9.

   AgentQuery: $Importance>7

D) A string attribute $Significance, characterizes the significance of the note using a predefined set of keywords: [slight,modest,important,crucial]

   AgentQuery: $Significance=="important" || $Significance=="crucial"

E) Assign a badge to the important items

F) Use $BorderColor to gauge the importance of items, using $BorderColor 1 for unimportant things and 9 for important things.

G) Use $NameBold to signal important things.

There are lots more....

Title: Re: Marking importance
Post by Desalegn on Aug 14th, 2016, 12:16pm

Thank you for your reply Mark. Do agents recognize Badges?
If I put an agent which collects notes with a certain type name of badge: BadgeX.

Title: Re: Marking importance
Post by Mark Anderson on Aug 14th, 2016, 1:14pm

$Badge is a String attribute so work on the assumption that matches are case sensitive, i.e. it will match 'BadgeX' but not 'badgex'.

If you make an agent with the query:

  $Badge=="BadgeX"

It will collect an alias to all notes using the 'BadgeX' badge.

Does that help?

Title: Re: Marking importance
Post by Desalegn on Aug 14th, 2016, 2:05pm

yes, perfect!

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