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kijin

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May 6, 2015, 7:30:01 AM5/6/15
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As of right now, I have 10,003 bookmarks stored with Pinboard, with archiving enabled!

Just wanted to celebrate that little milestone with a big thanks to Maciej.

You rock.

KS


Michael Trouw

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Jun 14, 2015, 9:28:17 AM6/14/15
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Hello Kjin!

Congrats, that is a huge boatload of bookmarks! What do you use to manage all that, or, do you simply not manage them?

greetings,

Michael

kijin

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Jun 16, 2015, 10:38:14 AM6/16/15
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Just a lot of tags. I've got 457 tags at the moment.

Then of the question becomes how to manage all those tags, and I use a Usenet-like system of hierarchical tags. The tag about the PHP programming language, for example, is comp.lang.php, whereas the tag about nuclear physics is sci.physics.nuclear. I also have a lot of tags under the misc.* hierarchy, just like in Usenet. So I get the best of both worlds: the flexibility of tags and the organizational neatness of folders/subfolders.

The only drawback is that Pinboard won't let me search by a prefix of the tag, like sci.physics.* to get all physics articles. Bundles might help, but I'd have to create and manage them manually so I haven't bothered. If I really need to run a complicated search, I'll just dump all my bookmarks and process them locally.

Kijin

Michaël

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Jun 16, 2015, 4:27:16 PM6/16/15
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Hello Kjin!

That is absolutely great. I have started doing something similar, but i'm using a dash, like so: programming-tools. I think I like your system better though. I think i'm going to add in some basic support for this behaviour (either '. or '-' as hierarchy separator) in pinbored webkit. Seems like a great feature to have support for in my app, especially the more powerful search aspect of it. I'll post some updates in the google group from time to time when I've fixed some bugs or added some new shiny features to pinbored-webkit, same goes for the 'unofficial' tag hierarchy system :D

Michael




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Dan Dascalescu

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Aug 11, 2016, 2:31:15 AM8/11/16
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I have ~8500 bookmarks at the moment, and found that there hasn't been a need for hierarchical tags. Just "php" or "JavaScript" work, because there are extremely few ambiguous tags, if any. I have about 9000 tags.

Francis Barton

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Jan 3, 2018, 6:06:23 PM1/3/18
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Been using pinboard for years and somehow I've only just discovered that there is a google group!

Kijin's post reminded me that (IF I recall correctly) back in the day (~2006) with delicious and the delicious add-on for firefox, the add-on would create a drop-down menu of your tags from your browser toolbar, and would treat x.y.z as a hierarchy ie z would be nested under y and y nested under x...
Does anyone else remember that?

Francis Barton

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Jan 3, 2018, 6:11:38 PM1/3/18
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(Although apparently I joined this in October 2014 but had forgotten!)

Matthew Johnson

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Jan 7, 2018, 8:58:56 PM1/7/18
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The group is not all that active, so don't get too excited.  If you want to do some reading, as I'm sure you know, the web archive of 809 topics is here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pinboard-dev


joshuawagner

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Mar 1, 2018, 12:30:31 PM3/1/18
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You and others might appreciate this bulk Pinboard Tag Editor by Wil Doane. I've used it for years in Safari. Not sure if it works in other browsers. I have about 2000 tags so it's been useful when I've wanted to update things a bit.
https://github.com/WilDoane/Pinboard-Bulk-Tag-Editor

Lynne Baer

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Mar 1, 2018, 12:37:59 PM3/1/18
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Ooh, that looks useful, thanks! (I’m approaching the 100k bookmark barrier, and I’m well-behind in tag maintenance over the last couple of years. Thank goodness for full-page search of my archives!)

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Liz

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Mar 2, 2018, 10:51:48 AM3/2/18
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Great! I will try that :-) 

I have never bothered to check before how many bookmarks I have got - 10,944 apparently. Today I needed to find some sites I bookmarked back in 2014 and found the bookmarks immediately because of the way I had tagged them. Tags are ACE! :-)

Best wishes,
Liz

Matthew Johnson

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Mar 2, 2018, 3:55:12 PM3/2/18
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As long as we are sharing, I have 4,054 bookmarks.  :-) I notice a good percentage of them are invalid. Especially those over five years old.  Have you (any of ya'll) found this to be true?  -Matt


Dan Dascalescu

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Dec 18, 2018, 9:06:21 PM12/18/18
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On Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 5:58:56 PM UTC-8, Matt Johnson wrote:
The group is not all that active, so don't get too excited.

Yeah, I wonder if Maciej is still reading the group, because I ran into a serious bug today - notes get truncated after saving.

Anyway, I also have over 10,000 bookmarks, but I'm considering Raindrop.io because Pinboard lacks a good mobile solution.
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