Question 1: System vs Personal Notes
A subject came up last month about sentence edits, which would include the Notes field. It wasn’t officially confirmed but the general consensus was that any sentence edits are specific ONLY to the person that made them.
In the first thread above, AlanF raised the following issue with regard to your question quoted above:
So the questions to my mind are these:
- Would the inclusion of system-wide notes over-write custom user notes as AlanF is concerned about? Or alternatively:
- Would any personal notes simply be appended to the system-generated notes for each user’s account if that option were to be adopted? Or alternatively again:
- Do personal notes take priority over system notes?
Question 2: Notes In Shared Collections
Eventually I plan to release at least some of my “by topic” collections as shared collections. Originally I was just using the built-in sentences, but my intention is to make the collections into “language that you might need to use” ones, whether it be in a medical clinic, a railway station, a restaurant (we all know that we travel to Italia for the food), etc. I was finding that by limiting myself to built in sentences I was grossly over-representing some words (like raffreddore in the medical collection), while not having any for other words that might be needed. (Such as conjunctivitis/ congiuntivite.) I’m therefore adding my own sentences to my collections. In the Menu (Language of the Restaurant) collection, for example, I’m using examples drawn from the menus of restaurants I’ve been to or want to go to. I’m using the Notes to expand on the food mentioned in the sentence to help with remembering it. (Example below, with the Note highlighted.)
However… I don’t know whether those notes will be only visible to me, or also to others when I share the collection. (If they aren’t, obviously it diminishes their usefulness. They would still be useful to me, but I’d rather that they be useful to anyone who uses the shared collection.) Could you please clarify? Thanks.