Couldn't you achieve this by having your buddy sign up for Beeminder and have his goal be "Keep my buddy on track"? He just enters your credit card info so you get stung instead of him ;-)
Or you could just allow him to spoof your e-mail address and have him e-mail in data points on your behalf..?
It seems there are other ways to do this besides a code change..? Just dumping a few out there.
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.
Sharing is pretty huge, but can you say what exactly you mean by “a secure way”? Do you need a way to guarantee that only specific people see your graph, and that those people would have to have beeminder accounts themselves (to ensure you’re sharing with only those you intend)? If you just give the URL of your graph to those you want to share your goal with, that may be the best of all worlds, unless you’re super paranoid about the URL falling into the wrong hands. That’s our own philosophy, anyway. Others may have different privacy needs so we’re eager to hear more feedback on this.Michael supported this idea ·
I do like Robin's point here. It would be worthwhile to have a specific view of a goal / graph for sharing. it doesn't link back to my other goals, but it could allow people to "watch" what I'm up to.
I do think some effort towards offering some levels of privacy would be worth the effort.
Aside: I really think the "have friends bet for or against" my goal is an intriguing idea. But I think that assumes the money comes to me and not to the hive.... If that is the thought, then you would be turning beeminder into kickstart, wouldn't you? Maybe there's a revenue sharing model that could act as a bit of a cash cow (or a honey pot?).... bzzzzz