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  1. I just spent a few minutes figuring out when I need to start working on each goal (in the worst case where I haven't added any more to it than was needed to not derail yesterday). I needed to find some dead time for a new goal.

    I suggest you add a table somewhere that shows all of a user's goals, their deadlines, the last possible time to start on them, and any "free time". This would only work for time based goals, of course. It'd make it easier to set up waterfalls, which are a good idea that is…

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  2. as of now, one users' tagtime can exist on only one device, in order not to mess up the logs (and, consequently, the goals)

    Please provide an option to sync tagtime pings between different devices (one smarphone and one desktop computer, for example)

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  3. Khan Academy has an odometer value called "Activity Points".

    Allow automatic integration with that.

    API:

    Point: http://api-explorer.khanacademy.org/, under /api/v1/user - points

    Seconds watched: http://api-explorer.khanacademy.org/, under /api/v1/user - totalsecondswatched

    Proficient Exercises: http://api-explorer.khanacademy.org/, under /api/v1/user - count of proficient_exercises

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  4. Day One is a hugely popular iOS/Mac journaling app... would love for Beeminder to track whether I am journaling every day.

    Alternatively, any super easy journal app tracking. I suppose I could keep my journal in Draft, but I track that for other writing!

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  5. there are a lot of people using mooc for enhancing there knowledge.
    but often we sign up for a lot free online course and find it hard to complete it. If beeminder could auto track personal progress in udacity we could have a lot many more people completing these courses. It also eliminates temptation present in manual entry.

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  6. I have a goal with a specified date and weekly rate. If I retro-ratchet, my goal date changes. Better behavior would be to keep the goal date fixed, and just increase the goal value. Right now I'm trying to retroratchet but my goal date keeps changing, which is super frustrating.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. This feature would allow a user to create a goal that automatically and gradually increases from a lower initial rate to a higher target rate. Inputs would be the initial rate, the final rate, and a time scale. The result would be a non-linear road that hits the target rate at the specified time. Preferably the schedule for increase (e.g., constant, decreasing, increasing, etc.) would be set automagically.

    For instance, let's say I'd like to work my way up to flossing once a day, but right now I'd be happy with once a week. I'm pretty sure I'll fail if…

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. If the user has achieved their goal, they shouldn't have to wait 7 days before being allowed to archive it.

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    Oops, looks like this reverted when we made some other changes to the Archive button. Unmarking this “complete” and eager for more feedback on this — just reply to this email with off-the-cuff reactions or reply publicly on uservoice. Thanks everyone, and sorry for the reversion!

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