Fwiw, iirc a while ago someone reported on this list performance issues with 
~5000 pages in a flat structure. (while no such issues are known to me for 
nested structures) 

---- Daniel Hofer wrote ----

>Thanks a lot for this detailed description.
>Yes, I think it helps. I really have to think about it. I think I don't need 
>or use tags a lot. I saw it in Evernote. There you have also tagging 
>functions. It was more frustrating than anything else.
>
>Currently I'm writing on my bachelor thesis. And while I'm reading in books 
>(many books;-)), I make notes in Zim.
>What I find useful, if I use tags like:
>@BTtoCite
>@BTproblem
>@BTimportant
>(while BT means BachelorThesis).
>So I find concrete notes very fast. For finding other notes I generally use 
>the search function. This is my favorite in most cases.
>
>Daniel
>
>Von: Alec [mailto:alecceck...@gmail.com]
>Gesendet: Dienstag, 17. Januar 2017 23:00
>An: Daniel Hofer <d...@dhtraining.ch>
>Betreff: Re: AW: [Zim-wiki] "Flat usage" of Zim-Wiki without a nested 
>structure?
>
>
>Daniel,
>
>I see what you mean now. Using only tags will become difficult as the scale of 
>your notebook increases. Ive found tags become messy after you add more than 
>25 or so, especially if you don't think about your tagging methodology. Using 
>a combination of nested directories and tags may be a good method to overcome 
>your issues, but you should define your own tagging methodology to keep it 
>simple.
>
>Personally, I use zim and org-mode to manage notes and todo lists, and I use 
>directories to separate different notes by their context, (Personal, 
>Education, Work, Projects (not personal ones), etc). Each context directory 
>has no more than 2 more levels of contexts, and then tags are used when 
>information within notes is relevant to multiple contexts. I keep tags limited 
>to the title of the page or of the main headers within the page, but rarely 
>use tags.
>
>Hope this gives you a bit of inspiration.
>
>Best,
>
>Alec
>
>On 01/17/2017 04:30 PM, Daniel Hofer wrote:
>Hi Alec
>
>Thanks for your information. Yes I've already enabled the tags plugin.
>My question was more about the phylosophy rather than the technical aspects.
>
>I'm not sure if it really makes sense if I had a flat structure.
>Ah, I could make a copy of the notebook and test it. Perhaps I'll be happier 
>than with my current tree.
>
>Best,
>Daniel
>
>Von: Alec [mailto:alecceck...@gmail.com]
>Gesendet: Dienstag, 17. Januar 2017 22:08
>An: Daniel Hofer <d...@dhtraining.ch><mailto:d...@dhtraining.ch>
>Betreff: Re: [Zim-wiki] "Flat usage" of Zim-Wiki without a nested structure?
>
>
>Daniel,
>
>There is a plugin for organizing your page index by tags. Here is the info 
>online<http://zim-wiki.org/manual/Plugins/Tags.html>. Otherwise you can press 
>F1 to open the help in zimwiki and find it under plugins.
>
>Enable it in your preferences and there will e a tags tab on the left beside 
>index.
>
>Regarding the tree structure, just put all of the text files in the main 
>directory of your notes directory instead of nesting them.
>
>Best,
>
>Alec
>
>On 01/17/2017 03:02 PM, Daniel Hofer wrote:
>Hello everybody
>
>Is there anybod who uses Zim-Wiki without a tree structure of pages? I mean, 
>instead of a tree on the left side one could have all notes in one column but 
>work with tags for example.
>
>What do you think about this ?
>My problem is very often that I really can't find the correct item for my new 
>subitem. Very often an item could fit in more than one position in the tree.
>And another problem I could solve: my problem with the link text I mentioned 
>recently. Without a tree structure every link would have <the right> link text 
>for me.
>
>Mhm, a bit confused if it could help.
>
>Thanks
>Daniel
>
>
>
>
>
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