To circle back on this thread, I have been experimenting and testing other tools out there to see how they tackle this problem and I have found remnote to provide the best and most intuitive method for structuring knowledge in a graph. Remnote also supports offline graphs for privacy which is a great win.
With remnote, everything is based on indentation and nesting a block or a rem. A rem in remnote is essentially a page in Logseq. Now there are 2 unique characteristics of Rem’s that are distinctly different from Logseq.
- First: When a rem gets added inside of another rem, the parent rem become a folder.
- Second: Rem’s and their contents are rendered inline, so everything is one big giant outliner list. So there is no need to go into a page to see its contents (yes Logseq has embeds, but that’s a manual process and they are not very aesthetic).
Folders are automatically assigned to the left sidebar to make it easy for access:
(The items with arrows are folders, those without are rem pages)
Also there is a distinct different in how hashtags behave in Remnote vs Logseq: They are intended to group content like a hashtag should, which allows grouping rem’s, folder’s, and blocks by hashtags. The process of creating hashtags in Rem are also different from creating a page reference, which servers the purpose of distiguishing their differences. Where Logseq hashtags are the same as a page-reference, they are created in the same fashion with the addition of the “#” character, the only difference is their appearance. Functionality wise, they are the same as a page-reference.
This to me is exactly what I have been wanting to achieve with Logseq and solves my biggest challenge. This could be acomplished in Logseq by assigning blocks a type property, and assign them values to distinguish the block as a folder or page, but the challenge I have found is that overtime, and in these examples I have been showing, Logseq becomes slow and laggy as you build out these structures. Also, there’s not anything unique in the database, so there’s no special views like what you get with remnote, its just a dirty hack to give is a “visual” touch. Hopefully the dev’s see this and gain some inspiration from Remnote to make some improvements in Logseq.