Imagine that you have the following notes in your vault:
- Minimum optimorum’ level of basic need-satisfaction (p.162-163, Doyal and Gough, 1991)
- Minimum optimorum’ level of basic need-satisfaction (Adam and Eve, 0000)
- Minimum optimorum’ level of basic need-satisfaction (Adam and Steve, 0000)
- Minimum optimorum’ level of basic need-satisfaction
that have very similar filenames but very different underlying definitions of the concept ‘Minimum optimorum level of basic need-satisfaction’. Further imagine that you have quite many of such notes that are similar from many different sources (say 50-100).
In such a situation, how can I in Obisidan get an easy overview of the different definitions made in the different notes (e.g. in the search field)? If I’m looking through the notes it may take me a long time to find the note I am after, or perhaps don’t even know I’m looking for (a powerful aspect of Zettelkasten is the ability to go through old notes and rediscover them).
As I specify here, the way I have solved the use-case until now has been to have long filenames. So the files would have names that specify their definition, for example:
- ‘Minimum optimorum’ level of basic need-satisfaction as “the minimum quantity of intermediate need-satisfaction required to produce the optimum level of basic need-satisfaction measured in terms of the physical health and autonomy of individuals” (p.162-163, Doyal and Gough, 1991)
As this is not feasible due to OS constraints on the length of filenames, I have run into the above-described problem.
What (if anything) do you recommend? Does the way you structure your notes solve the above use-case? How do you structure your notes?