This is an interesting bug and it’s taken a little bit of time to get a firm grasp on what’s happening, but I think I’ve figured it out well enough to easily explain it.
If a Collection has notes that contain Timestamps and Classes, then Notenik will produce duplicate or inaccurate Timestamps, depending on a note’s Class and/or the method that the note is produced by. I’ve made multiple test collection to try and pin down exactly what’s happening, but this bug appears to depend on whether the Note was made via the
New Note command or
New Note w/ Options and the Class of the note itself.
It looks like Notenik sort of “groups” notes across a set of duplicate Timestamps. At most, I’ve gotten three individual Timestamps with which duplicates will be made from. How a note is “grouped” depends on how it was made.
For example, the first Timestamp in a Collection,
20230429214739 will be given to all Notes with a
default Class and all notes (irrespective of their Class) made with the
New Note command (or
Command-N). The second Timestamp,
20230429214800 will be given to all notes with the Class
quotation that are made via the
New Note w/ Options command (or
Command-Option-N). A third Timestamp,
20230429214817 can be given to all notes with the Class
summary that are made via
New Note w/ Options.
I haven’t tested this bug out with more than three classes, but I imagine that a fourth note would receive a fourth Timestamp if it was made with the
New Note w/ Options command.
The times provided in these Timestamps will also have inaccurate values in minutes and seconds (I understand that Timestamps are generated in GMT+0 and the hours are consistent with that).
Here is a sample collection (5.8 KB): I hope that it sort of captures what I’m trying to describe.
If I you feel like I haven’t been clear with certain parts of my description of this bug, please let me know. It’s a strange one. Thank you, Herb!