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  1. I want to beemind goals where spikes occur less frequently than 10% of the time.

    Sample data series for a goal where the target value is greater than the starting value.

    .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .2 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 -4 .1 3 1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1

    For this goal, I would want the center line of the road to be the straight-line…

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  2. This way you can see the history of your goals next to the history of your performance.

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  3. I'm measuring how many hours of sleep I get, and I have set a goal rate of 53/week. I'd like to increase my target rate since I am always above the road. But since I can't see how many hours of sleep I am currently getting in a week, it's harder to calibrate my goal rate to an ambitious but realistic level.

    Showing actual rates would allow users to compare their performance with their goal more easily.

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  4. Make data area more usable. I recently unfroze a goal after a number of months and the recent data with the dd date first just is confusing. This should not have to 1-1 correspond with the data sent to the bot, the later does not need to change.

    There could be a configurable date mask as to how to show the info in the date area. E.g. I would choose:
    "dd mmm yy - goal # - message"

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  5. Get some sort of visual feedback when you have an unbroken chain of daily data entries.

    If you break the chain the indication is removed and the graph reverts to standard layout. This way the feature would function as an extra layer of motivation via gamification.

    The feedback could consist of a band of color and/or a text-box with number of days with unbroken chain.

    Description of Seinfeld Chains:
    http://lifehacker.com/281626/jerry-seinfelds-productivity-secret

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  6. When signing up and connecting with RunKeeper, any RunKeeper-integrated goals should be populated with historical data from RunKeeper.

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  7. Pushover (https://pushover.net) is a service which provides push notification services to other applications.

    Would be great for reminders.

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  8. For certain goals like "Keep my weekly restaurant spending below $150", forgetting to make entries is as good as staying below the line.

    To prevent accidental or weasely omissions, it would be very useful to specify that data must be entered every X days or somesuch. Failing to do so would cause an emergency day and then failure if data wasn't entered (even if the data was just 0 -- the point is that I actually made the effort to record something)

    This would also be useful for weight loss goals.

    Currently, I can simulate this facility by creating a…

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  9. Okay, I'm going to use Beeminder and pay the $. That's a result I want. I wish or have a preference that my payment was ultimately paying for some greater good than just going to Beeminder.
    Beeminder is a service I'm willing to pay for, no doubt.

    My idea is that you allow the payment to be dedicated to a charitable organization of your choice either as a primary function of your payment system, or as an optional attribute of payments. Beeminder takes a fixed percentage of this payment.

    If I fund Beeminder in advance, say $100 into my account,…

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  10. For a lot of fitness related goals there are multiple dimensions. Running 5k is one thing, but running it at 9 minute miles is very different from 8 minute miles. In weight lifting, the data are naturally of the form (weight, reps, sets), and an improvement in any dimension represents real growth. Users should be able to report multi-dimensional data and specify a function that maps their data space into one dimension for graphing and tracking purposes.

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  11. There are social [1] and practical [2] reasons to write free software. For Beeminder, being something primarily used over the internet, the AGPL would probably be appropriate [3].

    [1] http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/why-free.html
    [2] http://catb.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/
    [3] http://www.gnu.org/licenses/why-affero-gpl.html

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  12. Currently, the akrasia horizon (the length of time before which your changes kick in) is fixed at one week. I think this is unnecessary "one size fits all". Not only are there individual differences, there are differences between types of goals for the same individual.

    The akrasia horizon represents a trade-off between flexibility and the strength of commitment, but the value of each can depend on the circumstances. Flexibility gains in importance when there is more uncertainty about the near future (e.g. if your goal depends to a large degree on the weather), while strength of commitment gains in importance…

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  13. 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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  14. 23 votes
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  15. Right now if you go to http://beeminder.com as a logged in user you still see the standard landing page with sign-up/login calls to action. IMO It would be much better if a logged in user was redirected to their dashboard.

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  16. 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

    http://cl.ly/1l0g193a253j1z2z311U

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  17. 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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  20. 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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