Errors and quality control
After reading @Will recent comment I wanted to reply to ask about what more potential errors he is aware of in Zettels, but it felt off topic, so I started this new discussion.
I made a custom VS Code extension to help me apply the Zettelkasten method, so I could easily customize it to fit my needs. One panel in this extension shows me a list of Zettels that have errors within them. So far I have recognized 3 different errors:
- UID unavailable: The Zettel's UID is not presented anywhere within the Zettel.
- Unconnected: The Zettel has no outbound (i.e. regular) or inbound (i.e. back) links.
- Deadlinks: The Zettel contains links that point towards non-existing Zettels.
What other errors might occur for a Zettel?
As part of my workflow, I plan to indicate the state of a Zettel as part of its metadata, i.e. whether it is a brain dump, draft, or processed Zettel, or some such. So for quality control I plan to add to my workflow that I first have to be able to find the my Zettel by searching for it based on its content, and only if I am able to successfully search for it can it progress to become a processed Zettel. If not, I might need to add some missing keywords.
What other quality control measures could there be for a Zettel?
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