The whole discussion is interesting… but I wonder if useful, except that it proves we love exchanging.
Examples might help. I associate User attributes to some permanently recurring dimensions that I need in order to characterize the notes, that permit me to move the notes, to classify the note, whereas “tags” allow to indicate information related to the content of the note. Tags are as variable and diverse as the words in the content of the note. Tags are like underlined words in a book.
User attributes are like the handles of the tools you use to move the notes, whereas tags are part of what you shovel around. They just indicate content. Thinking is wometimes about moving things around (user attributes help in doing this) whereas keywords are like flags, colors, visible signs about the content.
And then you have Mark Andeson who has better examples…
Having said that here is a question: how can I collect all the tags in one key attribute (called “Tags”) in one list of all tags?
Tags : Blue, fruits, painting
Tags : Yellow, fear, policy, workers union
Result of the exercise would be a list of tags :
Any suggestions ? Probably involves exporting this user attribute.