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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Attach sound files to goals that play as reminders when you are close to derailment.

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  4. International (Australian) user, wanting to avoid exposure to currency risk on my pledges :)
    It's pretty scary to see the effective value of your pledge go up by a big percentage over a couple of months!

    I remember seeing a comment on a blog post a while back to the effect that Stripe in-principle allows for charging in different currencies, so hopefully this is feasible?

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  5. For goals which require bigger chunks of time to progress on, it might be useful to get warning messages 2/4/8/... days out.

    E.g. if my goal is "spend two hours a week meditating", and I've committed that all my sessions must be at least an hour, then on an emergency day I still need to find an entire hour spare rather than 2/7ths of one. Knowing that the deadline is coming a little further out would help me manage multiple time-intensive goals deadlining around the same time.

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  6. I retweet plenty. I want to make sure I do my own original tweets.

    My ideal would be a do more of only normal tweets, but as you have a do less and retweets only already implemented (according to http://blog.beeminder.com/twitter/ ), a work around for me would be combine a general do more with a retweet do less, if you exposed the functions.

    Also, twitter is missing from https://www.beeminder.com/start

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  7. AKA give me a trendline than handles periodic noise

    Like a lot of people who menstruate, my weight fluctuates naturally in semi-regular cycles. Beeminder has really fancy graphs, but it seems like all of the smoothing tools are designed to handle random noise but not periodic, correlated noise. It would be nice if one of these tools (moving average, polynomial fit, optimistic projection) were capable of taking into account the sine wave and showing me the real trend.

    For example, every time I enter the peak of the cycle, the optimistic projection freaks out and flattens a lot of my…

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  8. Allow me to give you, say, $100 which you hold in escrow. Every time I enter a good "green" data point in Beeminder, there's a X% chance that I'll get a $Y reward from my escrow account back into my bank account. (Where X and Y should be some combination of "user selected" and "random".)

    Thus, intermittent reinforcement is achieved.

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  11. I have a graph (http://beeminder.com/jamuraa/goals/blog) which I had previously been updating automatically by RSS for each post. Something has gone wrong with it, and I suspect it is because the RSS feed is wrong, but I can't edit the magic setting for the bot. I propose that this setting should be under "Advanced".

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  12. So you can get to their graphs from your page without having to bookmark them separately.

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  13. This has decreased my motivation by reminding me I have nothing at stake.

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  14. Recently I had to reset my "meditation" goal, because I drove off the road. My yearly goal was to do 12 minutes every day, which means at the beginning of the year it was easy to set at 4380 as the goal for 2013-01-01. Since I had to reset the goal though, I had to reset it based on a weekly amount instead of my actual goal amount, since setting the total as 4380 would mean I'm actually overshooting by 100+ minutes.

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  15. I notice that after importing some data, existing data for the same days were not replaced, instead I now have multiple values for the same day. That may be desirable , but maybe not. An option to replace existing values, ignore new duplicates, or keep all, would help.

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  16. I'm not sure what the ordering logic is for the historical data, but it would be useful to be able to choose how to order it; by data or value, ascending/descending.

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  17. So, I currently have six goals, and I have to constantly keep clicking between them to enter and edit data as a I go through my day. It would be really awesome to have a view where I can say, have my goals (perhaps without graphs) laid out in a simple grid arrangement, colored according to my position on the various roads, and then below each section an area to enter new and edit the last few entered data for each one. That way I can see how everything is doing and add and edit the data for my life…

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  18. I have a "stay under the yellow brick road" goal at the moment and the emails that report which part of the yellow brick road I'm on seem to always assume the best (zero) for the current day, telling me, for example, that I'm in the bottom lane when really I'm in the top lane and need to be really careful. It would only be if I did report zero for the current day that I would actually be in the lane the email says I'm in.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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