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I would honeslty love to be able to know how (and why?!) to use those obscure features, as long as they are supported. I am currently trying to figure out how to use the Calendar.

I am exploring Maintenance Diagrams, and Kanban Diagrams, and how they relate to the default searches in the Construct ribbon. I admit i am still reading the fine manual(s), but still seem to be missing some fundamental insight. Maybe some of the older and wiser heads here can tell me why some things are so?

Element maintenance properties like Changes, Defects, Issues, and Tasks i can kind of understand, as a kind of typed thing, but i do not understand why they do not show up in the properties dialog as a kind of inside requirement or similar, as there are external Change. Defect, Feature and 'User Story' elements associated with the Kanban. They show up in the element browser, but that seems like an odd way to have to find or create these maintenance things.

I do not get Element maintenance Events and Decisions. Events have a "Type" Property that does not seem to be shared anywhere. I assumed it was related to the Event in the calendar but there is no relationship.  Maintenance Decisions i cannot find any reasonable documentation for. The why of the Calendar Tasks vs Element maintenance tasks is itself another topic.

Also all of the status/type fields maintenance record types are freetext, and not maintained anywhere. I can use any status or type i want (e.g. 'context', 'complenessness') if i do not mind retyping every time. It looks like a hard coded dropdown, not a normalized table of types? or is that configurable somewhere?

Finally the EA 14 construct ribbon works with element maintenance properties - so it is a Tier 1 feature, yet the other Tier 1 features - Maintenance and Kanban Diagrams, work with elements and cannot display element maintenance properties. What is the use case here? are Maintenance elements and properties different domain concepts? if so how so?

I came across "problem type" project settings dialog  while exploring EA14.1, while trying to figure out the what and how of maintenance and what is the difference/benefit of inside and outside requirements. I spent some time trying to use "problem type", and I was scratching my head trying to find where they are used.

Now i've come across this post from 2002 ["Re: Where is Problem Type used?"] explaining they are not used, and its better if you just ignore/disable it.

So if these types have not been used in 15 years, and they are still there in EA, i have to ask if there a list somewhere of unused/unusable/to avoid out features?

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