Here is a use case that happens to me all the time, and I am boggled that I haven’t found a simpler solution. I have a bunch of Faculty nodes, and I want to specify that some of them belong to various Committees. I want a committees page that has a linked listing of committees, and then each committees page should have a description of the committee and a linked list of all the members. Also it needs to be dead simple for a non-skilled content editor to edit the committee descriptions and to create new faculty without needing to create all the committees ahead of time.
You can do almost all of this with Taxonomy free tagging and Views 2, but the easily editable per-committee description trips you up. For that you need a node type with a Reverse Node Reference. I am open to suggestions, but here is how I do it:
CCK’s Node Reference
Popups: Add and Reference
Create a Committee node type.
Add a Node Reference to the Faculty node type called ‘committee’.
This accomplishes all my goals. The editor can create a new committee either from the “Create Content” page, or while creating a new faculty member, and the committee description is easily edited. I am a little unhappy having to resort to the theme layer. Maybe I won’t need to once the viewfield module releases a stable Drupal 6 version.