Questions on Luhmann-ID Numbering
My first question was almost answered here, but I still find myself confused. I am about 50 cards into my paper-based ZK system. I've been numbering them 1,1a,1a1,1b etc. An alternative system I have seen is with slashes after the first number: 1, 1/1, 1/1a. Here is my issue. I am having some regret choosing the numbering system I did because the second position is a bit confusing... it is a continuation or a branch? So for instance, say I have the following cards:
1a Implicit Metaphor
1b Dead Metaphor
1c Mixed Metaphor
But later if I want to make a continuation of one (say a competing definition of "Metaphor") from 1... I can't because I've already branched it. So is the best remedy for this the slash after the first position? Then I could branch or continue.
My second question: How many initial numbers do you have? It seems like Luhmann himself had few initial numbers with lots of branching and continuation underneath them. Whereas for me right now nearly every card has a new number. So for instance, I have one for "Figurative Language" and start a new number for "Metaphor," even though metaphor is a type of figurative language. Is this OK or should I be showing more continuity/categorization?