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Re: @name-tags instead of TODO keywords to assign people (was: Org mode

From: Tim Cross
Subject: Re: @name-tags instead of TODO keywords to assign people (was: Org mode for meeting minutes)
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 08:03:21 +1100
User-agent: mu4e 1.3.5; emacs 27.0.50

+1. This is how I do it as well. This approach makes it easier to not
only see what tasks have been assigned to what people, it also provides
a way to generate a custom agenda (report) showing what tasks each has
and what the state is for each task.

Karl Voit <address@hidden> writes:

> * Christian Egli <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The idea is that you use type todos using the people involved at the
>> meeting. Below is an example how this could look:
>> ``` org
>> #+title: Meeting minutes
>> #+TYP_TODO: Fred Sara Lucy Mike | DONE
> I'd challenge the decisions on using TODO keywords for people
> although the Org manual also suggests to do so.
> TODO keywords are single classification. This means that you are not
> able to assign more than one person to a task. I'm using @tags for
> the same purpose which allows me to assign tasks to more than one
> person and keep TODO keywords independent to the person. For
> example, when you resolve a task, you lose the information who was
> assigned to the task.
> Therefore, I'd use:
> * Meeting
> ** TODO Prepare the demo     :@Fred:
> ** STARTED Contact customer  :@Sara:
> ** TODO Work on the document :@Fred:@Lucy:@Mike:
> More on that on
> https://karl-voit.at/2019/09/25/categories-versus-tags/ including an
> elisp snippet I'm using to filter according to @name-tags.

Tim Cross

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