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  1. I can change the goal name to be meaningful to me, but can't change the URL. For instance, I started my exercise regiment using an elliptical, so set the URL as /elliptical. I have since branched out into other forms of exercise, so have changed the name to "cardio", but my Beeminder Widget still says elliptical and there's no way to change it (as far as I can see).

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  2. I was on Duolingo this morning (at about 8:30 EST). Duolingo updated Beeminder automatically at 9:31 (not sure time zone). At 9:40am EST I get a reminder email to go to Duolingo, which tells me in the body of the message that I already hit my target today. Could the reminders only send out if data hasn't already happened, especially for the automatic trackers like Duolingo? I like the reminder, but a reminder so soon after hitting target is just junk mail.

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  3. I want to practice my presentation skills by recording presentations and posting them to youtube. I would like to beemind the number of minutes of new video that I post to youtube.

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  4. It is vital, in order to track a goal that is worked on through different mediums/platforms, to have the transparency at a sub-category level within the fixed categories built in Rescue time.
    I feel it is within your interest to have this in Beeminder.
    I'm currently struggling to set a pledge on my abs goal, simply because I use 2 apps to set my daily trainings.
    Rescue Time and Beeminder are the perfect combination! Really!!! I don't even want to think of the poor alternative of manual input!

    Hope you can make it happen!

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  5. When creating a goal, I entered a unit. Now I want to use the "rescale" feature, and I'd like to also change the unit. I could not find such an option anywhere in the settings. (Or is the Y-axis label - which can be changed - the only place this is really used?)

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  6. Let's say I have a fitbit goal to walk 10,000 steps a day.

    Then maybe my fitbit breaks, but I find that my phone will count my steps that I take with it through the day, so I want to start entering manually based on that number.

    I should be able to go to my goal and switch from using fitbit to update that goal's progress to removing fitbit from the goal and entering it manually.

    On the flip side, if I start by entering my steps manually based on the value from my phone, then get a fitbit, I…

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  7. Allow people to pre-commit money on a once-off or monthly basis. Then, at the end of a preset period, process that donation in proportion to the amount of time you were meeting or exceeding your goal requirements.

    I already donate a regular amount of my salary to charity, and sometimes get a windfall (e.g. tax return) that I donate on a once off basis. However, I would like to be able to stake this money on performance against my goals. If I have a good month, all the money goes to charity. If I derail a couple of times (say,…

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  8. It would be nice to have the graph reset the nominal amount of units reported to zero (or a given number) so you improve weekly performance. Say I'm only focusing on how I'm doing this week—checking Beeminder could tell me only how many times I've derailed this week, while maintaining the cumulative total for pricing. So if I had to pay $30 last week, on Sunday my counter resets to zero, but derailing this week will still charge me $90. It would be helpful mentally for focusing on performance and not feeling defeated by previous performance, and would be optional.

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  9. For several of my goals, I am measuring units of work which must be entered as integers (e.g. changing my dyson vacuum filters, calling my uncle, or ice cubes fed to my orchid).

    Beeminder doesn't know I can't do less than 1 of these, so it tells me that I need to call my uncle 0.0011 times in the next 18 days, or that I need to change my vacuum filters 0.011 times in the next 9 days.

    With the setting I am suggesting, Beeminder would display "1 in the next X days" for these types of goals.

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  10. 1000 calories = 1 kcal = 1 Calorie. Maybe not the world's best convention, but convention nonetheless. Uppercase Calories are what nutrition labels and exercise apps refer to.

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  11. If I'm deleting a goal and I have a week of safety buffer, I should be able to delete it immediately. I wouldn't have to enter anything for the next week anyway without derailing, so it's just taking up space and irritating me without forcing me to do anything for another week.

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  12. I would like to be able to sort datapoints based on the comment on them. For example, I have a goal for music playing, but I play multiple instruments, so being able to see how much time I have spent on each instrument based on the comment would be great.

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  13. I'd like to be able to trim the buffer on my do less goal by how much buffer I have rather than how much time till I derail. This is both because the "how much time to derail" measure is kinda meaningless for them and because it lacks the fine grained control I need.

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  14. On my iPhone, whether in the goal listing view or when viewing any one goal, every graph appears identically as it did from the moment of goal creation over two weeks ago. =-(

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  15. Putative bug: The Expiration month on the add payment form defaults to the current month.

    Expected behaviour: The month should default to 1, as is the case with 99.31416% of other sites' forms. It is odd to have to consider what the current month is and so which direction to arrow up or down to, especially since the current month is not visibly related to likely expiration month.

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  16. I want to be able to make a goal which automatically looks at the status of my other beeminders to automatically determine status of the metabeeminder goal.

    Allow the user to select from options such as sum of goal values, number of on-track beeminders, or number of derailments. Then allow the user to select which of their beeminder goals are included.

    As an example of a case I would use it for, I lift weights. I have a beeminder which I use to keep track of the total weight of my bench press, deadlift, and squat. I fill it in…

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  18. I don't allow sites to load custom fonts, for complicated reasons.[*] That means that recently many of your fancy buttons became unreadable, because they're just random Unicode symbols for me.

    This doesn't bother me much so far, but it's slowly making the site unusable. Please don't put important controls behind tiny icons that might not even render. Use human-readable text. Text is a Good Idea.

    We've finally moved past Flash scrollbars and related usability disasters. Please don't be part of The Next Sucky Thing.

    </grumpyoldman>

    [*] Reasons include: "I can't read your silly/tiny/giant/messy/etc. fonts", "I have a complex font stack…

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  19. I have a goal in state "Goal Completed Successfully" that I want to archive. For some reason it is counting down 7 days until it will actually archive.

    I can't think of any reason to prevent archiving of a completed goal.

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  20. Like to force yourself to add a certain number of pictures per week to Flickr. HT @anomalily

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