I have a problem with my tinderbox, and kindly ask for thoughts or hints to solve this:
I am creating notes that symbolise a scientific article or book. Inside these notes, I build little maps explaining the contents, keeping track of my thoughts, etc.
The notes inside the “Article” notes, which are based on a prototype called “Quote”, inherit the parent’s name (as custom attribute “Source”). They are used to track excerpts from articles, or summaries of passages. The inheritance works fine.
Until here, everything works as planned. Now my challenge begins.
I then create aliases of these quotes which I sort into various other notes - there may be some that directly relate to keywords, but most of them are a bunch of loose thoughts relating to lots of ideas that pop up in my head.
To do that, I create an alias because I wish to see changes adjust across maps. However, when copying this alias to another map/ container, the inherited name (now as user attribute “Source”) changes, as the following screen shot shows.
Initially, the “Source” entry showed “Share (2008): Anglocentrism”, which would then help me to find the article, if necessary.
Would there be a way to retain the initially inherited attribute when creating the alias?
- I can ensure that parent-notes always come from the same 2 prototypes (article/book)
- I may make aliases from other notes (e.g. ideas, to dos, etc.), but these do not require custom inheritance of (user) attributes
- Another way of thought along this problem is: Can you populate (user) attributes only “once during creation” of the note? I guess this would also be a solution to my problem.
Thank you for reading this far and thinking about a possible answer.