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  1. I do not want you to have climbed into my purse. https://www.beeminder.com/asjudc

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  2. Beeminder already has Inbox goals, and I have friends with goals like "Send X emails of type Y" per day. Currently, these involve manually reporting to beeminder whenever an applicable e-mail has been sent, or the size of one's inbox when the beeminder reminder arrives.

    It would be lovely for there to be a Gmail plug-in (which might actually be implemented as a Firefox plug-in), which allows automatic reporting of inbox size (for inbox goals), and presents a "this email relates to goal X" option when sending e-mail.

    I seem to recall Google has published an API for client-side plug-in…

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  3. Once a goal has successfully been completed, there is an option to Reset. That button hides the Settings tab. But maybe I want to change the settings: make it public/private, or hide/show the turquoise swath.

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  4. It would be great to be able to extend the due date of a goal once it is past (at the moment it seems that the only option is to reset, even though one is on track).

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  5. I keep getting ideas for a goal that I'm not yet ready to take action on.
    I don't want to lose the idea, but I'm incapable of taking action on it immediately.
    It would be nice to be able to assign a launch date when I create a goal.

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  6. Before I found Beeminder I was thinking of setting up a schedule for events (e.g. cigarettes) such that the minimum permissible interval between successive events grows linearly (or perhaps exponentially).

    If you enter intervals as data, does one of the available goal types already work for this? Maybe "Personal Max"?

    This kind of goal seems more difficult to report on and comply with than the current "Quit Smoking" type, since you have to track the time of every event pretty accurately and translate back and forth between intervals and times. With a new goal type could come better support here,…

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    Ooh, have you read our thoughts on the Seinfeld hack? http://blog.beeminder.com/flexbind/

    To quote: “Such is the powerful psychology of “don’t break the chain”, also known as the Seinfeld hack. But the Seinfeld hack’s greatest strength is also its fatal flaw: Once you do break the chain, all the motivation it provided bursts like a bubble. You’ve got to somehow motivate yourself to build up another long chain to not break.”

    You can definitely do this with multiple of the available goal types, if you do a bit of math first – for example, a binary do-less goal with slope 1 / (minimum permissible interval) which you adjust slope and retroratchet every time you add a 1.

  7. It would be helpful to me if the data entry box on the website had today's date already in it, or I'd the grey example text had today's day of month. When typing on an iPhone I have to switch back to the number keyboard after I hit the spacebar and this is slightly annoying. Also, perhaps something that could be easily fixed with a dedicated mobile app.

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  8. Currently the e-mail bot, if enabled, bugs me each day. This is annoying as I usually enter the data on the web, but sometimes it's useful to prod me when I haven't. How about only bugging me when it's necessary?

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  9. I find that sometimes I have what I think is a great idea for a goal. So I create it, and get going. And within a day, or maybe two, it becomes clear that the goal is poorly thought out.

    At the moment, there's nothing I can do about it! My current approach is to enter some dummy "safe" (enough so I wont derail in a week), mark the goal for archival, and then send it to the bottom of my goals screen. And then I have to wait 7 days for it to vanish. In the mean time I…

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  10. Currently it only pulls "Running" data.

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  11. Right now the only way to see the total on graphs like "Do more" is to look at the axis, which for big graphs can be a little tricky to get precise numbers. It would be nice to be able to see this as a number somewhere, for things like sanity checks (and bragging rights!)

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  12. For those of us with more than a row/screen of goals it would be great to have an on-screen visual reminder of goals that haven't been updated for a day (or even just a sort option that puts "non-updated goals" next to the front of the line after "emergency day" goals). Because I track my progress in a few ways, sometimes I forget to Beemind (and naggy emails don't really work for me), and seeing what hasn't been updated when I look at my overview would help me to check things off each day!

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  14. The one week delay before the ramp up begins is unnecessarily confusing, especially because the Beeminder bot still bugs me during that week.

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  15. I find the Goal Rate radio boxes very confusing. Instead of X'ing the degree of freedom I want to exclude, I find it much more intuitive to select (click on the X) of the aspect(s) I want to include--even if that means I need to click twice (at present I need to click a lot more than twice :-)).

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    I think this was from an abominable previous version of the road dial. So I’ll mark this completed for now but definitely feel free to create more suggestions related to the current road dial if you have any. Thanks so much for the feedback!

  16. It's a little unclear that the graph is being redrawn when it's just grayed out, and I often worry that my data hasn't been accepted.

    (I love beeminder btw!)

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  17. There seems to be no way to save the Avatar file to be uploaded on the Avatar tab. There should be a Save or Upload button.

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  18. I just edited a comment via the Data tab. it was kind of hard to determine which Edit link to tap on iPhone safari. the links are way off on the right. if the table had alternating background shading, it would be easier.

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  19. For a cumulative total graph, I need to report "^ 0" in order to update the goal stats if I haven't already reported anything. It would be cool if this updated automatically — or are there cases where the current behavior is preferable?

    Reporting "^ 0" also produces a data point where it might be nice to automatically have a phantom data point, once yesterday is over.

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