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Why start a list of residual income streams with #801?  RSS feed

 
Joel Bercardin
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Hi. I didn't know where, righfully, to put this question, so I chose this forum.  This isn't any sort of complaint, just a question... and possibly most people here at Permies may know the answer; if so, then excuse my ignorance.  Why does Paul's list in this thread o.p. start with number 801 rather than simply # 1 ??

https://permies.com/t/52364/big-list-real-RESIDUAL-income

Thanks to whoever clears this mystery up for me.
 
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He has several topics he has lists for and he uses different series prefixes to keep them straight. #101 is not the same list as #801.
 
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Thanks Deb.
 
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This is a comment from the topic you linked:

Mike Cantrell wrote:that's a thing that Paul frequently does, to start numbering his list somewhere arbitrarily large. I believe it serves to express something along the lines of, "There are many, many items on this list, so many I can't name them all. I want to put numbers on them so that we can refer to them by number, but I don't want anybody to think that I've named them all."
 
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Jarret Hynd wrote:This is a comment from the the topic you linked:

Mike Cantrell wrote:that's a thing that Paul frequently does, to start numbering his list somewhere arbitrarily large. I believe it serves to express something along the lines of, "There are many, many items on this list, so many I can't name them all. I want to put numbers on them so that we can refer to them by number, but I don't want anybody to think that I've named them all."


That too, but. I've seen 059 for example and other series. Paul is juggling so many things, let's let him keep his Awesomeness.
 
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A list of reasons to start with numbers other than 1:


1:  later in the conversation, somebody else will make a list and start with 1.  Then further still, somebody else will reference point #1, but it is confusing which #1 is being discussed.

1:  somebody in a new thread will talk about #1, and there are #1's in each thread, so it is confusing which #1 is being referenced.

1:  why do people start with "1" - shouldn't they start with zero?

1:  and if we are contemplating starting with zero, can we start with "2"

1:  sometimes people refer to point #1 in some other thread but they don't provide a link.  What if the number was a bit more unique so we could find the point being referenced.

1:  sometimes you start a thread with "1" and people choose to confuse it with a #1 from some other thread.

1:  I use these other numbers because I have made numbered lists in on-line communities for decades and people have trained me to use this path.
 
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