Yes Twitter will come and go (good riddance) but I hope Zim will be around
for generations.

On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 9:01 AM, Marco Cevoli <marco.cev...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> I see. It makes lot of sense.
>
> Marco Cevoli
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 2:23 PM, Jaap Karssenberg
> <jaap.karssenb...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Main logic is that "#" is also used for anchors in HTML links. So
> reserved
> > "#" for links and decided on "@" since this is used for tags in
> applications
> > predating twitter.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Jaap
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 1:28 PM, Marco Cevoli <marco.cev...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> I know this has been discussed before, but why don't we follow
> >> twitter's standard? All words with @ are for people/users and # for
> >> actual tags. I don't know if this unnecessary complicates things, but
> >> it might be useful to many users. The developer(s) can only change the
> >> actual @ with # , and this "user/contact management" (using @) can be
> >> created as an external plugin, ie, not forcing everyone to use it,
> >> since Zim is designed as a personal organizer.
> >>
> >> Just brainstorming.
> >>
> >> Marco Cevoli
> >> Technical translator. Graphic designer. Joiner-of-dots.
> >>
> >>
> >> On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 11:32 AM, Jaap Karssenberg
> >> <jaap.karssenb...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 11:23 AM, Güven, Ugur Murat
> >> > <murat.gue...@ts.fujitsu.com> wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> Hi,
> >> >>
> >> >> >Colin:[… ]Ugur Murat wants it and has done coding in related areas
> so
> >> >> > I've been hoping they might do it someday. […]
> >> >>
> >> >> I was thinking of having the @ sign for general tags, and the # sign
> >> >> for
> >> >> people tags, as I’m using tags heavily, also
> >> >> for tasks to assign to people.
> >> >>
> >> >> What I could imagine is to have the tags symbol to be a setting in
> >> >> preferences, but changing the tag symbol is not that
> >> >> easy, as far as I can see.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > This is a bad idea design wise. The wiki syntax parsing should not
> >> > depend on
> >> > preferences. Data format should be stable.
> >> >
> >> >> >Paul:Each time I paste into Zim a string containing @, it handles
> that
> >> >> > string as a tag.
> >> >>
> >> >> Currently I can see only a workaround, replacing the @ sign by
> anything
> >> >> else, when you copy paste your text.
> >> >
> >> > Replacing is indeed a work around. Real solution would be to handle
> the
> >> > copy-paste such that you get the wanted result. E.g. use the "@", but
> >> > escape
> >> > it such that it is not formatted as tag, or a "paste-as-verbatim"
> >> > function.
> >> >
> >> > But first need to understand the way Paul is using these strings to
> >> > judge
> >> > best direction.
> >> >
> >> > Regards,
> >> >
> >> > Jaap
> >> >
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