After the Dingbats notebooks didn’t work out that well for me I decided to get some top ring bound dot pads from Rhodia.
They work much better for me. First and foremost because it is much easier to tear off pages. And also because their design is much more out of the way.
Not a perfect solution though. What I feel more and more like is to have a setup where I can re-arrange pages as needed. Not sure where it will lead