Consider a 'solidarity event' linkage?
so as i was running around on mayday, the thought occurred to me - one of the ways things sometimes get organized on big protest days (or maybe it's this organization that MAKES them big protest days) is a bit like a wheel-and-spokes pattern, where there's a central event and other events are run in solidarity with the original event. actually, this pattern is probably less applicable to mayday, as there's no one canonical event to which others refer - tags do just fine.
but, if there is a situation where there's a primary event that people want to run supporting events for, it seems handy that they might be able to designate that event in some special way. the only functional difference between this and tags is that there is a canonical, primary event, and that distinction may be minor enough as to not be worth it. but i figured i'd put it out there so we can at least talk through the pro/cons.
Updated by Andrew Mallis about 1 year ago
This is conceptually in line with the idea of event "outcomes" which could be documentation, or another event.
The time dimension is critical here, or solidarity will flatten out all relationships.
Mayday | maydaynyc.com content meeting V | Mayday 2012 --> Mayday NYC 2012 --> Mayday NJ solidarity march V | |------------------------------------------> maydaynyc.com content meeting | Mayday NYC 2012 post-mortem | | | V V V maydaynyc.com content meeting Mayday 2013 Mayday NYC 2013
Updated by Sam Boyer about 1 year ago
i don't follow that connection. actually, reading that diagram makes me concerned that the 'outcomes' notion is too loosely-defined to provide really useful information. even if combined with timing information, i don't see what in that diagram necessitates that some other event marked as an outcome is necessarily 'in solidarity' with another. i see three different things there which are related, but along different axes - there is a 'serial' notion to the Mayday 2012 vs. 2013, perhaps a 'solidarity' notion between the mayday 2012 nyc march and the overall mayday 2012, and a 'stages'-ish semantics to the post-mortem (there could also just as easily be MANY prep & planning meetings beforehand which are similarly semantic related as 'stages').
but attempting to define semantics that extract that info...seems very difficult. and even if we can derive that inforamtion, i don't think the word 'outcomes' describes the bucket very well.
could you please elaborate on how the 'outcomes' bucket gets differentiated, either via direct user input or derivation methods to lay out clear semantic interlinkages between these events? i understand these aren't really fully articulated at this point, and i'm not expecting that they should be - i'm just asking for some elaboration, as it seems like a stretch to me that we could make this sort of bucket work at all.