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  1. Like GmailZero but instead of counting messages in the inbox, count the number of items on a task list. Saves me having to count them manually.

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  2. Even though I have been using Beeminder for a few months, I still get confused by the number of safety days. It would make more sense to me if having 0 safe days meant I need to enter data by tonight. (Right now, it means that I need to enter data by tomorrow night.)

    This would be a big change, in the sense that it would initially confuse some early users. But I think it would make more sense for new users, that it would not take long for early users to get used to it, and that it is…

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  3. With 30 datapoints its no big deal, but I have looking at lots of stuff here and when there is years of data on a graph, it gets pretty cluttered and difficult to see where you are in relation to the road. Only relevant for relatively long term goals or recording I guess, but some that have been around a while are tough to see.

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    Working on this! And we should emphasize that the specific problem is now solved (see x-min etc in graph settings) but it will be much nicer when you can just pan and zoom visually.

  4. I find the weightloss interface a bit non-intuitive. Even though it says weightLOSS at the top entering a weekly value as a for pounds you wish to lose as creates a weight gain scenario. It was apparent to me that I needed to enter a negative number, but it was something I had to think about. It would be more appropriate IMHO if you provided some radio buttons or something to change from weight loss/gain

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  5. Especially in the Android app (where I will tend to report for goals which require frequent irregular reporting), it would be useful to see the datetime at which each data point was entered.

    This would make it easier to look at the data points already entered and avoid over/under-reporting. In particular the question "did I just report a minute ago or do I still need to?" is much easier to answer when the data points look like:

    1m ago 1
    3h ago 2
    6h ago 1
    ...

    than like:
    2012.06.06 1
    2012.06.06 2
    2012.06.06 1
    ...

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  6. We should be able to have goals within goals.

    Let's say my goal is "be a week ahead on all my classwork."

    It would be nice to be able to say, "JAVA: The complete reference; finish unit 1 in 10 days" or "Differential Equations exam, have 50 study sessions before final exam".

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    Are you thinking just in terms of grouping related goals together? We did recently add a very crude approximation of that: you can now partition goals into those you currently care about and those you don’t currently care about.

  7. I suck at getting places on time. I'd love a commitment device that allows me to have a goal such as:

    "Arrive no more than 10 minutes late, 80% or more of the time."

    This is the sort of goal that doesn't work on an "N per week" basis, because the number of things I can arrive late to will fluctuate on a daily basis. However it does work on a per-event or per-instance basis; each time a scheduled event occurs, I can simply report a boolean value as to whether I satisfied my goal condition for that event. If…

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  8. I often set a goal, and I want to know what my actual rate is compared to the goal, and be able to see the path I need to take between the two. An option to
    i) expand the graph x-axis forward to the goal date, and
    ii) have an "based on your trend, you will be/have X on your goal date" would be useful.

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  9. Sometimes I would like to plan out which days I will do workouts, and check if that schedule will keep me above the yellow brick road every day. At the moment if your plan is something irregular like 3 workouts a week, it is not immediately obvious when/if you will fall below.

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  10. When the BeeBot queries me it asks for a reply in the form of goalname dayofmonth datapoint. It seems to make sense that the default reply should simply be: datapoint. In this case the default value for goalname would be the goal that triggered the BeeBot query, and the default value for dayofmonth would be today.

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  11. It isn't obvious how one interacts with the various parts of a goal page. For example, a naive user won't automatically figure out how to enter in data for the day. How about a nice big friendly "Help" button, maybe in green or something else that stands out, to give users some ideas on how to use UI.

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  13. The weight loss graph YBR needs to be wider, or configurable. Mine has been 4 lbs wide for several months now, but it's pretty common for me to fluctuate more than that over the course of a day or two, especially if I fast and refeed. I have had to manipulate my YBR to sit above the normal swath of data; what I need to think is "stay the course" when I have a day that's out of series and I know that I've been keeping to the right behavior, not "oh no now what".

    This is a stochastic series…

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  14. So I don't have to use the back button or go back to "my gallery" could you put a link to all of my other goals on on each graph page. That way I could get to any other goal each time I went to a specific goal page - hope that made sense.

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  15. Have varying feedback rules based on the dot colors. The bot would send email like: "oops, you just crossed into the orange zone. Your orange plan was to 1) eat a light salad for every meal and 2) run three miles each day until you get out of the orange zone. You are 2 lbs away from losing your $5 bet." Or. "Congratulations, You just crossed into the green zone. Your Green plan was to eat whatever you want and only exercise if you feel like it.". Or "oops, you just crossed into the yellow zone. Your yellow plan was…

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  16. I'd like to include custom snippets of text with the email or SMS message that is sent. I'm thinking to use it as sort of a mantra of sorts, or something to cheer me on each day.

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  17. For example to group training related goals, books to read etc.

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  18. I have a "stay under the yellow brick road" goal at the moment and the emails that report which part of the yellow brick road I'm on seem to always assume the best (zero) for the current day, telling me, for example, that I'm in the bottom lane when really I'm in the top lane and need to be really careful. It would only be if I did report zero for the current day that I would actually be in the lane the email says I'm in.

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  19. So I can just check in and enter data for as many goals as I like with one mouse click. Maybe keep the syntax used on the SMSbot (but I wouldn't have to create multiple texts). All these goals that I am tracking are eating into my day and I am just looking for shortcuts. This is a great idea and I'd give it more votes but I only have one left.

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  20. I think it would be better if you could preview your graph on the goal creation page, before the goal is actually created. Besides the visual coolness, you get to tap into the way the human visual system is very good at noticing wrong shapes.

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