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My own interpretation of the intended use for the feature is basically one way notes. You make the Clip Notes copy for client review. You import the markers created by their notes. You fix the issues and delete the markers. You might then make another Clip Notes version to review the changes, but this would not include your notes back to the client. Is that what you're trying to do?
That level of back and forth does seem beyond the intentions of the feature.
Yes, one valuable use of clip notes would be to send responses back and forth to the lawyers for E&O (Errors and Omissions) Insurance. For those who don't do productions for TV networks in North America this insurance is demanded by nearly all broadcasters. For productions with a lot of archival and stills material the interchange with the lawyers is frequently multi-cycle. Clips Notes would be perfect for this but right now is such a pain to use it's mind boggling.
That kind of back and forth may need to be a Feature Request for future versions. Right now Clip Notes does seem to be designed primarily for forth, but not back again.
Well, this is a constant problem I see everywhere in Adobe UI design. Everything seems to be initially conceived for the lowest common denominator of use. There are only two reasons I can see for this - someone in charge thinks that it's cheaper and/or the designers don't actually use the software except in a cursory way. The first reason is just plain dumb because fixing the stuff afterward is far more expensive than doing it right the first time. I mean look at Premiere Pro. The awful design choices in 1.0 are still being fixed and will continue to be for the next two to three versions, if ever.
To be fair, no software is initially created 'perfect'. It's just that of all companies whose products I've used over the last 25 years, I think Adobe typically fairs the worst out the gate. They're trying to change that now, with user consultation much earlier in the design process but I still see that same old mind set at work.