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  1. Cancelling NEEDS to be easier...

    I *literally* cannot find a way to cancel my account. I thought I was in some sort of dummy run, where money doesn't change hands, but doesn't seem to be the case. Money IS being taken out, and I wasn't emailed to that fact, only a casual check of my bank account revealed this. The site is just too damned confusing, perhaps it was made semi-clear at one stage, who knows.

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  2. Integrate with integromat.com

    It's like IFTTT/Zapier but vastly more powerful

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  3. Gamify: Add Badges or Alerts

    I love the RescueTime-Beeminder alliance - it's magic. I set RescueTime to send Alerts when I've worked 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 hours of Very Productive Time - so when I get tired, I feel good about what I did!

    Adding some sort of rewarding Badge or Alert popup/text/email would make Beeminder even more addictive than it currently is. Seeing the graphs is a carrot; losing money is a stick. More carrots is always nice!

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  4. Make the akrasia horizon modifiable

    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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  5. create a method to "pause" goal tracking for when I know I won't have access to BM. My GF's family is in the boonies!

    Sometimes I travel or vacation without access to beeminder BUT I still keep up with my goals and habit building. It would be nice to be able to "pause" my goals for a set period and then enter the data when I get back. Then if I kept up with my goal while incommunicado, no harm, and if I fell off the wagon the sting kicks in.

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  6. Support RescueTime subcategories

    My work and goal are both tracked under the same RescueTime category (Design & Composition). I want to increase my writing time, not track my work (I get my work done). The only way to get the data I need is via the subcategory :(

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  7. Let us set up a standard settings for new goals

    There are many of the settings that I always change and almost always to the same thing for all my goals (email schedule, panic threshold, max safe days, graph settings). It would be great if we could set up standard goal settings, and these would always be used for new goals.

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  8. Allow shared/team goals, where multiple people can enter data

    My wife and I have some household goals that we both contribute to. It would be great if we could both enter data for the goal, and probably both be on the hook for the pledge.

    As a workaround, today I am hosting our shared goals and entering data on her behalf.

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  9. Lack of UI a feature: proceed carefully and implement immutable statistics

    I think there is some movement on this board to give users more control over deleting or editing goals, but I wanted to point out that your current lack of an interface for these things is actually a bit of a feature. It makes you think twice about what goals you create (commit to). For instance, I have a dud email goal hanging around, I set it to end in a week and I hope it goes away, but as an end-user I don't know if it will and it makes me more careful about creating goals I don't want…

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  10. "Check off" multiple goals at once

    For goals of the form "do X at least N times per week", it would be helpful to check off each day which we did; instead of having 3 emails for 3 goals, we could have one "checklist" email where we could reply A, C to indicate that goals A and C should be incremented, but not B.

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  11. Display pledge in local currency.

    This may be of use for a small percentage of users but seeing the pledged amount in the local currency it would be great for international users. Of course, one can make the conversion by head, but my intuition is that psychologically is easier just to see the right amount. And it's great for weaker currencies than the US Dollar, seeing 5 USD is not the same as seeing 25 ARS!

    Again, this is only relevant for international users, so I don't think it's high priority.

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  12. Enter mass break for all goals at one go

    If I am going on a holiday, I have to schedule breaks individually in all my beeminder goals. I would like the ability to "mass add" breaks in all my goals by specifying a from date & to date for all my goals in one place.

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  13. Allow for the plotting of numerical metadata

    Some goals, like strength-training, can have multiple aspects. One aspect is how often you do the exercise itself (e.g. am I going to the gym twice a week?) while other things include the repetitions you do and the amount of weight you use.

    It would be nice if beeminder could plot this metadata and associate it with the given goal. So I could see a graph of my weight lifted over time, but only beemind my actual gym visits

    Based on the thread "reminder (or goal) to record weight" in Akratics Anonymous.

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  14. Add an "automatically progressing goal" feature

    This feature would allow a user to create a goal that automatically and gradually increases from a lower initial rate to a higher target rate. Inputs would be the initial rate, the final rate, and a time scale. The result would be a non-linear road that hits the target rate at the specified time. Preferably the schedule for increase (e.g., constant, decreasing, increasing, etc.) would be set automagically.

    For instance, let's say I'd like to work my way up to flossing once a day, but right now I'd be happy with once a week. I'm pretty sure I'll fail if…

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  15. Allow scheduled breaks to be deleted.

    The only way I can figure out to effectively delete a scheduled break is to change the break rate to match your goal rate. There should be a way to simply delete scheduled breaks.

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  16. remove the body shape images from reminder emails

    The body shape images (dfhv.org) in reminder emails are not useful to me, and I would like the option to not include them

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  17. Allow retrotracheting "do less" goals by value rather than days.

    I'd like to be able to trim the buffer on my do less goal by how much buffer I have rather than how much time till I derail. This is both because the "how much time to derail" measure is kinda meaningless for them and because it lacks the fine grained control I need.

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  18. sell Prepaid Cards

    I suggest you sell Prepaid Cards so people with no credit card can have a way to pay you through Pay-pal and cash.

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  19. Global / repeating off days

    Let us set an account setting that will automatically have goals be off on certain days. I don't like having to manually enter weekends off for all my goals every week.

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  20. Prune your GitHub permission request

    you're asking for too much trust: Why would beeminder need to write anything from my github account?

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