Im new into this note management world and wonder whats the benefit of using MOC vs tags. You only have to tag once and the relationship shows in the graph. Whereas in a MOC you have to make a link in the note (which is some sort of tagging) and then reference back to the note in the MOC file, so, double the work.
And if you want to automate the MOC part, you can use something like Dataview, but you need to use tags anyways…
Perhaps there is something Im missing here about MOCs?
I find links easier to navigate visually than tags in Obsidian. I stated by using topic tags and just never look back at them, because it was annoying. YMMV.
In an MOC you can add descriptions, put links in orders other than alphabetical, etc. It becomes a workspace and not just a list of links.
You can link MOCs non-hierarchically, just like links. I could have an MOC that is a sub-MOC of two other MOCs.
The bi-linking feature is easily overcome. I make lots of blank MOCs that are just uncreated pages. I link anything relevant back to them. They’re generally topics I don’t have time to work on now, but would like ot later. So whenever I get to them, I can generate the uncreated page and have a list of all my notes relevant to that topic. This is the same as tagging. But if I used tags, once I created that MOC, I’d have to go through and replace all those old tags with links. With my system, once I create the MOC, I only have to work on that specific note, not the others.