Hi all - looking for some guidance on how to follow some emergent naming conventions. I’m noticing a need for tag-like abilities that are otherwise best NOT implemented as #Hashtags. I am curious if people have opinions on how to label them.
Here are the examples that I have:
I use templates greatly, and I need a marker for things that need to be filled in with data every time the template is used. For instance, consider a note template for a book quotation. I might have a section for a table on the core data:
As you can see, I currently use “::” to signify a field that needs to be filled in. Is there a standard way for this?
I like to use keyboard expansions, for instance if I type ~date it expands to [[2020-11-20]]. Occasionally, I’ll even put ~date directly into a note (e.g. a template) just to remind me to force a keyboard expansion at that location. Is there a best practice prefix (like my ~) for expansions?
Metadata field entries
I have a templatized metadata field table automatically at the bottom of every note thanks to python / iOS shortcuts. Several of the fields I’d like to use #HashTag answers for so that I can quickly pull up all like minded notes. For instance, consider a field called CardType, I’d like to be able to have a field #CardType-Belief or #CardType-Idea to link different types together through searching. The problem is, doing a hashtag makes the graph view near impossible, because all of these metadata fields are shared across all cards, thereby clogging up the graph view. My best solution is to give them a new prefix, say ^^, so that I can search for them. Is there a common prefix used for this?
And similar to the previous item, I’d like the field names themselves (CardType) to have its own tag to separate it out. I’m using a single ^ for this (^CardType) to specify this. Is there something better?
I think that covers it - any guidance you have is appreciated.