The problem with any kind of prefix is that in order to harness the full backlink power of obsidian you would have to always use that prefix when referring to any thing of that type, even when they’re not important yet, which seems silly and not to mention unnatural and requires intention. One of the biggest advantages of using a digital tool is the ability to spontaneously rediscover notes. This (or any type of prefix) effectively kills that.
Here’s what I mean:
Let’s say I’m super interested in Socrates and have been researching his works a lot lately. I make a @Socrates page as a hub, and reference @Socrates in my notes. This is great.
But it turns out, I actually had a mini Socrates binge last year. And on top of that I used to research Plato’s works a lot, and a lot of my notes on Plato reference Socrates. BUT at that point, he was just a supporting character, and I didn’t really care about him much. All of my references in those notes are along the lines of “@Plato and Socrates loved to go fishing.” Socrates wasn’t cool enough for a prefix yet.
When I make my new @Socrates page, my new @ page does not pick up on any of those notes, since my unlinked mentions are searching for instances of ‘@Socrates’, not ‘Socrates’. The same thing goes if politics suddenly piques my interest and I create a MOC_Politics; I don’t automatically see any of my old notes from, for example, 2 years ago where I my research in economics intersected with politics a bit.
However, with my system, you do. If I create a Socrates.md file next year and put it in my People folder (I think of them not as folders but more as bags, as they’re not heirarchical, but purely unorganized bags of things that are like in essence), my unlinked mentions will automatically suggest the times last year where my Plato notes mentioned Socrates. When I create a Economics.md file, my unlinked mentions automatically pull up that random economics book that piqued my interest last year and any notes that intersected economics. No searching, no digging.
The same thing goes with tags. I’ve almost completely done away with tags except for deliberate and actionable ones (#important, #unfinished, #readlater). Any topic worth “tagging” has its own map page. And–when I create a new map page (that I would have made a tag for in the past) that piques my interest, I suddenly have all of the unlinked mentions of where my old notes intersected this ‘tag’. I want to focus on taking notes, not organize them. After all, we’re all here to take as many notes as possible, while losing as few as possible, with as little manual sorting as possible.
Again: the power in tools like obsidian is not just that they let you link things deliberately, its that they help you link things you never even thought of. Using prefixes kills that.
I realized that I didn’t answer your point about aliasing. I think doing it this way, and then still putting YAML data for aliases (so that references don’t create duplicate non-canons like you mentioned) would be truly OP.
Also just realized you might be Turkish. Merhaba bende turkum:)