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This idea, applicable primarily to large ideas with
and occasionally lengthy annotations, and perhaps not only
the Halfbakery, is to use something akin to a citation based
system to be able to comment on text directly where it
occurs(as opposed to re-quoting it 5 scroll pages
This shouldn't eliminate the more linear flow of
display of text, but improve the readability of comment
[xaviergisz, Dec 18 2013]
||This would tend to strongly bias the HB in
such a way that it would be significantly less
accesible and comprehensible to proles, but
much more comfortable for a minority of
pedantic, clasically trained academics.
||I was thinking this would be like traffic citations?
||Ahem "Citation: 20/12/2013. 9:32 AM The defendant did willfully, and with malice aforethought, post a long idea without paragraph breaks".
||I'm guessing Interpol has better things to do than chase these up.
||This was actually much more the vision of how the internet would work of early pre-internet visionaries such as Vannevar Bush than how the internet actually turned out.
||If I choose to place an annotation right at the very
beginning of the post- an annotation/citation which
is unnecessarily long, rambling and full of what I
consider to be witty digressions - would that not
break up the original idea to the point of