Allow semiprivate goals
I would like to be able to share a goal/graph with friends and family without making it completely public. If that is a pain to implement I'd even be okay with a "if you have the right link then you can see the page" system, but with no obvious public link.
Noah Wilde commented
Well, what would be cool from my perspective is being able to hide a goal from my public profile. But still being able to give out a link.
That's how secret photos on Flickr work. If you have the URL you can access it. But the photos don't show up on the user profile at all.
I don't like the fact that mystery goals show up as "mystery goal". They should just be hidden entirely.
But I still wanna share them with friends occasionally. :)
It seems the whole privacy things should be bumped up in priority. These votes could be added to the other suggestion in:
But I'm sure you figure that by now. I just like dropping related links into comments. It just makes the web feel more, well, webby.
Brent Yorgey commented
This would be a useful feature for me as well, and I would be happy with the secret URL. I'd like to be able to talk about beeminder on a public blog, etc. (with a link to my goals page) but still have some goals that I only share with certain friends and family.
Alexander Schwarz commented
This would be a useful feature for me. I think the secret URL solution is good enough for most purposes.
Admindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented
The latter is definitely less of a pain to implement. I'm eager to hear if there are others who want this. I feel like, realistically, despite the publicness of URLs like beeminder.com/alice/weight no one is going to see that if you don't point them to it. Certainly it depends how sensitive it is, though, whether you want to take that risk. But then if it's that sensitive maybe secret URLs (like beeminder.com/38f8afhs9yvgw337a) wouldn't be sufficient?