Why someday/maybe list goes not to Reference?

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In GTD setup guide reference section they recommend to use 'Might like to buy' 'Might like to read' folder.
Isn't it Someday/maybe list?
What is difference between two of them?
 

TesTeq

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In GTD setup guide reference section they recommend to use 'Might like to buy' 'Might like to read' folder.
Isn't it Someday/maybe list?
What is difference between two of them?
Probably you might like to ;) put these items on your Someday/Maybe list or sublists if you wish. IMHO it's a matter of the guide author's preference, not the GTD guideline.
 

mcogilvie

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In GTD setup guide reference section they recommend to use 'Might like to buy' 'Might like to read' folder.
Isn't it Someday/maybe list?
What is difference between two of them?
Perhaps the author was thinking of a physical file of physical, paper-based information. Rather than duplicate the information on a paper or digital list, the thought was to throw it in a folder. Of course, in my life today, the notion of a paper file of things to buy seems quaint. Even the weekly drugstore circular arrives by email. Of course, some people still use paper quite a bit, but I’m not one of them.
 

RS356

Practicing GTD since 2005
Things to read, movies to see, and similar lists can be both someday/maybe and reference. Your someday/maybe list could include items that you want to review on a regular basis. You can also just collect items on lists to consult on an as-needed basis. An example: I have a "Gift Ideas" list that I store as reference. I don't keep it as a Someday/Maybe because I don't review it regularly, but I will consult it when there's an upcoming birthday or other occasion.
 

assdfd513213

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Things to read, movies to see, and similar lists can be both someday/maybe and reference. Your someday/maybe list could include items that you want to review on a regular basis. You can also just collect items on lists to consult on an as-needed basis. An example: I have a "Gift Ideas" list that I store as reference. I don't keep it as a Someday/Maybe because I don't review it regularly, but I will consult it when there's an upcoming birthday or other occasion.
I think your solution is best for me.
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Deirdre

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In GTD setup guide reference section they recommend to use 'Might like to buy' 'Might like to read' folder.
Isn't it Someday/maybe list? What is difference between two of them?

For me, someday/maybe are projects or things to-do like places to eat when in Chicago, art museums to visit when we are in Ann Arbor, etc; reference are things like recommended books to read, all the movies or Netflix to watch (so many recommendations), paint colors in our homes' rooms (you can't believe how much this comes in handy), and general reference.

I have defined it for us as the difference of something to do and something I may need to reference.
 

Oogiem

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In GTD setup guide reference section they recommend to use 'Might like to buy' 'Might like to read' folder.
Isn't it Someday/maybe list?
I consider those things part of someday/maybe so I have lists for them in my regular someday/maybe list section.
 

Jared Caron

Healthcare Quality & Safety pro; GTD enthusiast
In GTD setup guide reference section they recommend to use 'Might like to buy' 'Might like to read' folder.
Isn't it Someday/maybe list?
What is difference between two of them?
as other users have said, it is both; technically, someday/maybe is a special category of reference list. Early on in the GTD journey a lot of people have only one someday/maybe list. As you go along using GTD, its common to build up hundreds or even thousands of someday/maybe items. That's when breaking out multiple someday/maybe lists generally becomes useful. The examples given in the guide are simply more specific categories of someday/maybe lists.
 
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