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    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.

    Justyn commented  · 

    Just wanted to add a clarification to my previous comment: I'm talking about weight goals using a connected scale (we have the Fitbit Aria) so creating a goal that tracks weight lost rather than absolute weight isn't possible (or I couldn't see a way of doing it, again, tell me if I'm being blind).

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    Okay, I want to add a slighly different request to the privacy suggestion.

    I think you should be able to allow a graph to be public but hide the absolute values involved (eg the y axis and the goal).

    I expect the most obvious and common use for this would be for weight goals. In fact it was only today when I set up a weight goal that I realised you couldn't do this, and was really disappointed!

    The thing is there are surely plenty of goals, but weight in particular, where you want the encouragement that comes from people being able to see your yellow brick road and how well (or badly) you're doing at keeping to it, but don't want people to know the specific values involved.

    As an example MyFitnessPal does this, you can see how much weight anyone has lost but not their absolute weight.

    I know someone who would like to use Beeminder to track her weight, but is absolutely paranoid about anyone knowing how much she weighs (I honestly don't think she's terribly unusual in this regard, although it isn't such a big deal for me personally). It's really sad that the only option she has is to make the goal completely invisible to everyone.

    Or tell me I'm wrong, and there is a hidden setting somewhere. I've looked again and again!

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