Thankful for D*I*Y Planner!!!

In the American tradition of Thanksgiving, I'd like to thank Doug Johnston for creating this site and for Ygor who has tirelessly maintained it.
If you could think of one tip/trick/hack as the favorite that you learned here, what would it be?
Hands down, mine is SusanBeth's writer hipster...with a very narrow second adding pictographs to to-do lists!
(And a close third is Pastor Cheatam's directing me to GTD + R)
Thankfully yours,
Ostrander=)

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Me too...

and I'm thankful all the content is still available when most of the people who did those interesting posts have long ago lost interest. I can't begin to tell you how often something pops into my mind related to paper or planners and I do a search here and find the details of what I was half remembering.

You are welcome

I will strive to continue to earn your thanks.

And I would like to, in turn, thank all of you for your enthusiasm and participation in the site.
Without it, it would be a total waste of bandwidth.

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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson) ***

Have to ask

Ygor,
Have to ask. What is your favorite tip/trick/paper based planning idea YOU have gained from here?
Ostrander
=)

A planner is like a diet

There is no master version/style that will work for everyone.
You have to tinker and experiment to find one that fits you and your lifestyle.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson) ***

This site was created to help people make their DIY system

It enables anybody looking for an organizational tool to create the "perfect" system, at least for a while.

Taking a lot of ideas from members, incorporate them with organizing systems in the publish world, transforming them into useful tools to manage our lives as easly as possible.

It is also fun to play with like minded office stuff "geeks" "afficionados" "rather be there than watch reality tv" people.

This is one of "my people" site when one can have fun without having to justify why a new calendar year comes with the big DIY planner making things dig from the stash then the big spread in the biggest or assigned table in the house.

All the while, trying to regift or (donate for the charity deduction) <------what you say to your spouse, "the tradition gifts" which invariably include a piece of clothing 3 times the wrong size and the most hideous color you can ever imagine.

So that you can make space for the new goodies which are coming at the 2013 Stationnary Shows in the Spring.

I can't possibly figure out a 'best tip'

since I've taken and used (and sometimes tweaked) so many ideas. (But I am very flattered you singled out two post by me!)

I join you in being thankful that site exists, and for all the people who contribute it, though I'm not very active here any longer.

Actually, I think the biggest thing I've learned from this site is that there really isn't any point pursuing the PERFECT system once you find something that works,oh, 85% for you. You will never make back the time you spend jumping back and forth, trying this, shifting to that.

Another Pearl, SusanBeth

You bring up an excellent point on the 85% rule, SusanBeth. More great advice!
Ostrander
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Thanks and Favourites

Thanks to all who keep this site alive.

My favourite hack is highlighting what you HAVE finished on a list, so that what you have NOT done really stands out. This is such a superb idea.
I use it all the time!
Luc
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SPB + Moleskine Cahier

I've picked up so many useful tips here. I think the coolest tip I got was combining a Levenger Shirt Pocket Briefcase with a Moleskine Pocket Cahier. The cahier cover fits perfectly into one of the SPB's pockets. Notecards for short term capture, Moleskine for longer term. Brilliant!

RN