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  1. Intermittant reinforment is what makes gambling addictive, i suggest the ability to make beeminder goals punish you intermittantly, sometimes taking money when you derail and sometimes not.

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  2. A Do More goal that will pick a random entry from a list of user defined
    entries. The next derailment for that goal will be based on the user completing the task described by that entry.

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  3. There is that Feedback button I just pressed wich doesn't let me read the description on the main page.

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  4. Add a goal type that combines "do more" and "do less", The idea is to keep the datapoints at a specific rate without deviating too much in either direction. This is useful for things where too little is just as bad as too much, for example hours of sleep per day.

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  6. Weight goals driven by the scale can be frustrating because daily variations wildly out-weigh the actual day to day weight lost or gained. In other words, most days you're measuring water. A moving average (with, e.g. more weight on recent days but summing over the last 10 -- see The Hacker Diet) offers a much more realistic view of the weight lost.

    Beeminder already has the turquoise swath etc. for this, but - as far as I can see - I can't use those data points as the actual beeminder target value so have to worry about arbitrary fluctuations messing…

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    Ooh, that sounds like it would make things less painful … but I’m really worried some people would use it accidentally, which would be just awfully confusing.

  8. Create a 'global break' feature

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  9. I really like the stopwatch function in the Beeminder Android app!

    However, I have a goal where I count the minutes, not the hours, spent on a task. When I use the stopwatch and submit it, it will give me a datapoint with the number of hours, not the number of minutes.

    E.g. 5:30 minutes becomes: 5.5/60=0.092. But I want it to be: 5.5.

    It would be nice to either change the goal's settings, or add something to the stopwatch so that it can also enter number of minutes.

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  10. If an option is turned on, a number representing the daily total each day is displayed next to the goal.

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  11. I want to take the turquoise swath out and add a skinny purple line to one of my graphs because it has too many discontinuous data points to make a nice regression... I know that this can be done from the web app, but every time I have to stop what I'm doing on the android and go use a program on another computer, I feel like something is broken. Same goes for every time I open a web browser in general.

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    We actually decided to remove things like goal creation from the smartphone apps because it was too hard to keep up with the website. Our current philosophy is that the apps should only do 3 things: let you enter data, show you a dashboard, and remind you and warn you of beemergencies.

  12. It would be nice to have the countdown timer for my least safe goal displayed on my user page (above all the graphs). This would make it easy to check the site quickly and see what my highest priority should be.

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    Alice: We practically have this already! Just look at the color of the top graph, since the graphs are sorted by least-safe-ness.

    Dreeves: One monkey wrench in Alice’s proposal to just glance at the color of the first graph is that we let you customize the panic threshold for changing the sort order, so the top graph could actually be green when others are red. Alice is still probably right that it suffices to look for any red graphs. We’d love more feedback about this though, if you’re still finding it tedious to check on what your most critical goals are.

  13. I'm thinking you'd take a picture of things like desserts or the gym or a book or whatever, share it with Beeminder (Glass makes that pretty easy) and then Beeminder could insert warnings/reminders into your timeline.

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  14. Basically, I would like beeminder to be able to show me the time I've recorded and tagged like Mint shows me the transactions that are categorized.

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    Oh, that sounds really cool! But I’m not really sure what kind of cool; there are a lot of things that could be and most of them are giant. If you’re interested in this, could you ask a new question (or ten!) with more details?

  15. I have about nine archived goals from a "false start" with Beeminder last year.

    I'm giving Beeminder a fresh start, and so I have some goals that now have money riding on them. However, on the Android app, I see all my goals -- archived and not.

    It'd be great if the Android app would decline to show me the archived goals.

    Also/alternately if you release the source code to the Android app, then I could see about fixing this myself.

    Thanks!

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  16. The moral sting of money going to a bad cause seems like a good disincentive (regardless of the rationality behind it, I'd probably feel worse about $1 going to a really bad charity, than merely losing $5). It would be good if you could have the option of adding that an additional 10-20% of your pledge amount should go to a selected anti-charity, or there's simply a fixed amount e.g. $5-20 that goes to the anti-charity each time in addition to the money pledged.

    Pros:
    - this doesn't incentivize failing in the way that giving to a 'good' charity would…

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  17. -after awhile, graphs have so many points on them if one has been tracking something for a long time- it would be nice if one could zoom in and look more closely at data for specific time periods- like months, weeks, days, etc. specifically in the past for more data.

    I'm surprised that no one else has mentioned this idea before...? or maybe I just don't see it? o.o??

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    This is technically different from the number 2 suggestion but we plan to do this as part of that so I thought it made sense to combine these.

    Thanks so much for the suggestions and feedback here!

  18. Get rid of the feedback button. LOLZ

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  19. When entering data, if the user includes just one value instead of two, assume the value is for the current day. This is simpler than the current shortcut for this, which is the ^ symbol, I believe?

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  20. -- Of course, you will also want to suggest in the README that people increase the value of $gap in settings.pl once they've got the hang of TagTime.

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    We really do need to make TagTime friendlier for new users – but I’m worried this would result in lots of people not changing it at all. Maybe we should add a tutorial that automatically ends?

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