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Posted by Dr Andus
Mar 17, 2012 at 05:04 PM

 

Franz Grieser wrote:
>We seem to have
>different approaches:

Not necessarily. I think we may be just talking about a different part of the writing process. I’m still just in the process of analysing my notes (my data), and so jumping to a hierarchy at the moment is not helpful. But once I figured out what I want to say, I will probably be happy to switch to a hierarchical outliner. Having said that, I’m prepared to skip that step, should CT allow me to go all the way to the stage of a publication-ready text. It’s an experiment for now, as I’m still very new to CT and wiki-writing. I’ve been very hierarchical in the past myself (perhaps obsessively so, considering I turned into a contributor on this forum :)

 


Posted by JBfrom
Mar 18, 2012 at 11:10 PM

 

I just wanted to say that you guys were completely right about how awesome CT is. It will probably end up completely replacing Wordpress in my Cyborganize system. I’ll have to think about it further. Thanks.

 


Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Mar 19, 2012 at 01:52 PM

 

JBfrom wrote:
>I just wanted to say that you guys were completely right about how awesome CT is. It will
>probably end up completely replacing Wordpress in my Cyborganize system. I’ll have
>to think about it further. Thanks. 

Didn’t the use of a blog like Wordpress also have to do with the chronological organisation of texts?

Can Connected Text offer such a perspective of its material?

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Mar 19, 2012 at 02:05 PM

 

Alexander Deliyannis wrote:
>Didn’t the use
>of a blog like Wordpress also have to do with the chronological organisation of texts?
> >
>Can Connected Text offer such a perspective of its material?

It can if you include the date in the topic name in the format of 20120319 representing today’s date. So you can create an entry for “20120319 - Tom’s phone call” and that will show up in your topic list as

  03/19/2012 - Tom’s phone call

All your topics will then be listed in chronologic order. Additionally, you can select the date in the organizer calendar and it will show all entries thus related to that date.

And there are probably other more sophisticated ways of achieving this chronological overview, but these are the ones I’m familiar with.

Steve Z.

 


Posted by JBfrom
Mar 20, 2012 at 10:39 PM

 

That’s a good point Alex. It doesn’t sound like CT would do that function very well if you can’t natively sort by creation date within a category. I am definitely not going to manually datestamp the beginning of every title.

I had assumed there would be a creation date sort option.

Even so, it can at least replace the second phase, hierarchical wordpress pages.

I’m pretty much over the tree for longform text. The interlinked web is the only structure that makes sense. Durr, look at wikipedia.

Still, I maintain tree over web for text snippet fast sorting. No doubts there.

 


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