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Zettelizers?

I'm thinking there needs to be a snappy word for Zettelkasten users. Definitely one in English; maybe in German too. Zettelkästner? Verzettler?

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  • Atomizers for the English speakers?

  • I definitely miss something short and sweet like verzetteln in English ("to make Zettel", with the taste of very vague connotations about losing oneself in the details and fertilizing fields with manure), so I'm looking forward to suggestions that spring forth from here :)

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  • Please ignore my Züers suggestion. It sucks.

    I offer the following instead.

    Zettelphile -
    1. one who has a love, interest, or enthusiasm for the Zettelkasten Method.
    2. a user of the Zettelkasten Method.
    3. a Zettelkasten devotee

  • Why not plain and simple Zettlers?
    You are settling something both conceptually (even though that may be a journey in itself) and in a way akin to settlers do: exploring and making a way of living in new territory.

    I am a Zettler, ie 'one who zettles'
    research: pragmatism, 4e cognitive science, metaphor | you can't be neutral on a moving train

  • Being an English only speaker I love the mystery invoked by the German term "Zettelkasten". Turning it into an English sound bite would, in my opinion, infantilize the process.
    For example:
    Team Intellisense
    Heros with Super Powers

    When people ask, I keep it simple and tell them 'I make notes in my Zettelkasten' and leave a space open for them to ask questions.

    Vote up @MikeBraddock's Zettelphile for the possessive noun.
    Zettelkasting for the verb.

    Will Simpson
    kestrelcreek.com

  • @John said:
    Why not plain and simple Zettlers?
    You are settling something both conceptually (even though that may be a journey in itself) and in a way akin to settlers do: exploring and making a way of living in new territory.

    This is my pick. (No, not my own..)

    @Eurobubba this thread asks for a poll. :smile:

  • Another vote for Zettler, ie 'one who zettles'

  • Zettelboxer

  • A word for Zettelkasten users.

    For some reason, I find this discussion fascinating.

    Every word we offer will have a different connotation.

    Zetteler
    Zettelkastener
    Zettelerist or Zettelist
    Zettelarian
    Zettelogoist
    Zettelphile
    Zettelosopher
    Zettelboxer
    Zettelmason
    Zettelartist
    Zettelpoet
    Zkologist
    Zkostopher

    Kasteners
    Kastenist Kastenerist
    Kastenarians

    Archivist
    Archiver
    Indexer

    Zettelmaker
    Kastenmaker
    Kasteners
    Kaster

    Zenius - the brilliant people, maybe the act of Zettelkasting, qualifies us all.
    Zindexer or Zendexer
    Zetster
    Zipster
    Zkister
    Zeekster
    Kindexer
    Kzindexer
    Zkindexer
    Zunatic
    Zeeker or Zkeeker Zker pronounced the same
    Zkaster
    Slipboxer
    Second-brainer
    Externaler
    Cognitionkeeper
    Cognitionkastener

    UID-first ______
    UID-last ______
    UID-only ______
    Title-only ______
    Analog ________
    Digital ________
    Bitchin, total freakin __________ from Mars. Apology to Will.

    @Eurobubba said:
    I'm thinking there needs to be a snappy word for Zettelkasten users. Definitely one in English;

    I think he means something universal that sounds interesting, cool, and catchy.

    @Will said:
    Turning it into an English sound bite would, in my opinion, infantilize the process.

    I am in total agreement with Wiil's point. It would be easy to descend into the depths of the ridiculous, absurd, and undignified.

    I submit the checkboxes should be:

    [ ] - Universal
    [ ] - SImple
    [ ] - Snappy, interesting, cool, fun
    [ ] - Respectful
    [ ] - Complementary

    Zetteler or Zettelkastener checks the most boxes so far than others I thought of or heard.
    In my opinion, it doesn't check the snappy checkbox. But that is just one Zettelphile's opinion.

    If others added to the discussion, the list would grow, and I would really enjoy it if they did.
    Zettelers unite, keep the process going.

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