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  1. Show the past X weeks on a goal rather than showing from a date

    I would like the x-min date on the graph to move with the front of the graph so in total I would only see 3 weeks on a graph.

    It means for long term goals I can see how close I am to the line easier.

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  2. Redirect to clicked-on goal after log-in

    If you're logged out and you click on a goal, you're redirected to the log-in page. After you log in, you're redirected to your goal dashboard.

    It would be nice if you were instead redirected to the goal you clicked on. I seem to get logged out a lot, so this is a regular annoyance for me.

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  3. Provide a calendar for each goal to view and edit the goal's rate for specific days

    I think the current way of scheduling breaks is a little bit too cumbersome. It is also difficult to see for which days one has scheduled breaks. What I would suggest is providing a calendar view for each goal. The idea would be that for each day of the calendar you see a number indicating the rate of the goal for that day. For instance, if for a given goal you have a daily rate of 10, then you would see the number 10 for each day in the calendar. If you have scheduled a flat spot for certain days…

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  4. Zeno polling by distance on "do less" goals

    For do less goals, the key metric is how many more bad things you can do before derailing. The natural way to implement zeno polling here is by distance, not by deadline time. That is, if you have 10 cigarettes of headroom in the morning, you should be Zeno polled when 5 are recorded, then again at 7.5, 8.25 and so on.

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  5. Add intermittent rewards

    Allow me to give you, say, $100 which you hold in escrow. Every time I enter a good "green" data point in Beeminder, there's a X% chance that I'll get a $Y reward from my escrow account back into my bank account. (Where X and Y should be some combination of "user selected" and "random".)

    Thus, intermittent reinforcement is achieved.

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  6. Retroratchet should probably not move scheduled breaks by default

    Background: I made a new goal with a week of buffer, set a break or two for it, then decided I didn't want the week of buffer and retroratcheted.

    I found that retroratchet moved the breaks forward as well. This is a little counterintuitive, at least given the usual use of breaks for vacations/days off. The only break I'd expect to be affected is any break I'm currently on (i.e. if I'm signalling I didn't want to take that break after all).

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  7. add paypal support asap

    Paypal support will increase your users

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  8. Support simple arithmetic expressions in data entry

    I often switch between Beeminder and a calculator while entering data: ie. I want to enter 6 sessions of 24 minutes, or however many more locations I've read on a book (ie. I'm now on 2346 and on previous datapoint I was at 2077) odometer goal doesn't cut it, I read several books simultaneously); this is particularly cumbersome on mobile. Let me enter instead "6 * 0:24" and "2346 - 2077".

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  9. Study Tracking for udacity.com

    You should get in touch with udacity.com and coursera.org to find ways of auto-tracking a person's progress in the courses offered on those sites. Udacity.com in particular seems a good fit, as they have a consistent method of course structure. My first goal is to do daily coursework in courses I'm registered in. Auto-tracking would eliminate manual entry on Beeminder, and would eliminate the temptation to cheat if I make a pledge.

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  10. Variant of retrorachet that dials back the steepness?

    Say I spend a weekend working hard on a goal and end up about a week ahead. (Concrete example: I'm going through a textbook and converting vocabulary to flashcards, beeminding pages processed.)

    At this point ... well, I'm a week ahead, and Beeminder's not going to give me any incentive for all those days till I get close to eep again.

    If I want to destroy that buffer and continue at the same rate with a sooner goal date, I can retroratchet.

    But with the goal being less about working hard (like exercise goals or bad habits are) and more…

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  11. help me see the weight loss forest through the menstrual trees.

    AKA give me a trendline than handles periodic noise

    Like a lot of people who menstruate, my weight fluctuates naturally in semi-regular cycles. Beeminder has really fancy graphs, but it seems like all of the smoothing tools are designed to handle random noise but not periodic, correlated noise. It would be nice if one of these tools (moving average, polynomial fit, optimistic projection) were capable of taking into account the sine wave and showing me the real trend.

    For example, every time I enter the peak of the cycle, the optimistic projection freaks out and flattens a lot of my…

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  12. add fitbit goal: minutes in heart rate "cardio zone"

    Spending a certain amount of time per week with your heart rate around 130 beats a minute is a very common way to discuss low-intensity fitness/weight-loss programs. Tracking this is one of the major reasons I decided to get a fitbit.

    Fitbit calculates and exposes this data: https://dev.fitbit.com/docs/heart-rate/

    As a web developer I kinda wish there was a `beeminder-contrib` I could open a pull request on...

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  13. Expose the additional twitter integration functionality (count retweets; do less) and/or allow do more of normal tweets only.

    I retweet plenty. I want to make sure I do my own original tweets.

    My ideal would be a do more of only normal tweets, but as you have a do less and retweets only already implemented (according to http://blog.beeminder.com/twitter/ ), a work around for me would be combine a general do more with a retweet do less, if you exposed the functions.

    Also, twitter is missing from https://www.beeminder.com/start

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  14. Notify me when support unfreezes a goal or recalculates the graph

    Right now, after I make an entry for the preceding day (e.g. I might have forgotten to copy the # from Habit RPG to Beeminder), I have to e-mail support@beeminder.com. After they fix the graph, I don't find out about the change until I read all my e-mail, which might not happen until several days later. By then, I will be derailed again and the entire misadventure will go on forever.

    Since Beeminder already has a mobile application, it would be really helpful if the mobile software notified me when support has touched the goal. I realize that by…

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  15. Fetch data from Google Sheets

    Simple: specify a particular cell of a particular sheet as an odometer

    Sophisticated: specify date and data-value columns from a particular sheet.

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  16. Alert supporters BEFORE I derail, not AFTER.

    Currently supporters are only informed about it after you actually derail. This isn't terribly useful to me; at this point it's already "too late" to do anything to prevent the derail.

    Support an option to alert supporters to the situation when a goal has less than X days to derailment, so that they can help motivate you to get off the coach or whatever it was you promised to do.

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  17. Limit for goal dates

    They can not exceed 16.01.2038!
    Let me know when it happens to changes my goal date from 2038 to 2068. What is the earliest date for removing the 2038 limit? Is it a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem?

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  18. allow annotation of graphs à la SoundCloud

    I searched for this topic in the forum and did not find anything similar, however, I apologize if I am duplicating a comment. It would be awesome if we could annotate our graphs and see those annotations by hovering over the appropriate spot on the graph, similar to the way commenting is performed for songs in SoundCloud.

    I sprained my ankle last week and had to adjust my fitness goal to be more flat. It would be great if down the road, when I have forgotten about the injury, to be able to hover over a flat spot and see…

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  19. Daily Mail/Notification Resumé of Goals

    Send daily mail or mobile notification with info about the increases in goals data and the time left until derailment.
    This will be great for keeping up with progress and focusing goals with imminent deadlines.

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  20. add ui to access the datapoints page from archived goals

    You can still type the route in and get the page, so it seems pretty harmless. Loving the recent ui updates, though :)

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