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      5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

      Subcategories do work now, I believe! The feature we're missing that we (the founders) personally really want is to pick any custom subset of apps and websites to track. Like having a writing goal where you pick either of two text editors or a certain website. I think with RescueTime premium you can define custom categories and then do that.

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        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

        I think https://www.beeminder.com/api is what you want but am keen to know if I've misunderstood the question or if we don't make our API obvious enough...

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          4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

          Looks like Endomondo doesn't have a public API :(

          dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

          Thanks for proposing this. We're mostly going to prioritize these based on upvotes so tell your friends! :)

          Also depends on Endomondo's API of course.

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            1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

            If you go to Account -> Settings -> Reminders/Defaults and scroll down, is that table close to what you have in mind?

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              4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

              For those following along, sorry we're slow on a "delete my account" feature. Here's where we're at with it: http://expost.padm.us/byebyebee

              dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

              Hi Cora, support@beeminder.com ! Sorry for the hassle and cyberclutter!

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                2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                Beautifully said! We just made a big improvement to the Habitica integration for To-Dos so this *might* be a good time to dive in on Dailies. Keep bugging us about this in any case; really helps us prioritize.

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                  18 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Working on this! And we should emphasize that the specific problem is now solved (see x-min etc in graph settings) but it will be much nicer when you can just pan and zoom visually.

                  dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                  We have a very beta version deployed for daily beemail subscribers but aren't happy enough with it to give it to everyone...

                  dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                  Good call on requesting an update! One thing we've done as a stop-gap is add fields -- x-min, x-max, y-min, y-max -- in advanced settings (or just x-min in basic settings) as a crude way to pan and zoom. Actually replacing the static image-based graphing with javascript graphs is a surprisingly big undertaking that involves back-end infrastructure and the impacts the Android and iPhone apps. This definitely is eventually happening though!

                  dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                  There some useful comments on this related suggestion -- http://beeminder.uservoice.com/forums/3011-general/suggestions/2593138-render-graphs-using-html5-canvas -- which I'm closing since it's similar to this one, but it will be useful for us to refer to as we work on this.

                  dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                  There's now a (sorta tedious) way to zoom in advanced settings. We'll figure out how to build that into the interface in a more intuitive way (perhaps just by switching to a javascript graphing library).

                  dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                  Yeah, the multiple graphs feeding in to each other was a hack. We have a much better way to do that coming soon. It's related to this idea:

                  http://beeminder.uservoice.com/forums/3011-general/suggestions/2281054-let-me-see-my-original-graph-even-after-i-reset

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                    under review  ·  10 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                    None :( maybe we need MFP users who are also Beeminder users as ambassadors to help get a foot in the door there...

                    dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                    I just re-submitted our application to get access to the MFP API, in case the last one got lost. We agree this would be awesome.

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                      12 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      “Started” may be an exaggeration but this no longer seems hard and is bubbling to the top of the list of priorities…

                      Rough sketch of the plan: Put the countdown to next derailment next to or in place of the “bob is minding” heading, which avoids the problem of someone accidentally burying an eep goal. And then kill frontburner/backburnering. And then add tags and sorting by whatever you like — tag, time-to-derailment, pledge, goalname. For tags you could specify in the url, like bmndr.com/bob/tag/foo (same as the blog).

                      dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                      Not forgotten! See http://blog.beeminder.com/four for the latest on what's been keeping us busy.

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                        9 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 
                        dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                        @Sean, that sounds hard. Maybe if we backed it? Serious answer: App.net had made us an offer we couldn't refuse and were helping us set up that Backer. Then they laid off all their employees and that came to a screeching halt. We still like the idea in theory but it's not been a top priority. When it makes it to the top of the list here on uservoice -- which it eventually will! -- then we'll reconsider it.

                        dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                        Here's a preview of a possible kickstarter-like campaign we were thinking about running for this: https://backer.app.net/preview-483/?preview=8tvc6Ga6 (NB: not live yet!).

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                          5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                          One tricky thing about this, as Ian Johnston points out in a duplicate of this suggestion [1] is that I think it's rare to want to literally pause *all* goals. Some you have enough safety buffer on, some you expect to do more of during vacation, etc. So I think there should be an easy way to select/deselect which goals to have a break for.

                          [1] http://beeminder.uservoice.com/forums/3011-general/suggestions/5205208-breaks

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                            1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                            Great point! I think this should be an option, but maybe not the default. Some of us are *constantly* "about to" derail. The whole reason we need Beeminder is because we're very deadline driven and always skate the edge. So our supporters would get spammed to the point of tuning out.

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                              1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                              I like this! Personally, I never think to use the Quick Add box in the sidebar. So I'd love to try it as an omni-bar at the top. Also the username (and avatar) are right there in the upper right so the "bob is minding" in the title is especially pointless.

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                                19 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                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.

                                dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                                @Noah, I'm pretty nervous about the UI complexity that that entails but I love the way you think. I'd say it's at least worth discussing as a new post. But all the cool kids are now at http://forum.beeminder.com if you want to propose it there...

                                dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                                @Michael, holy cow, your comments today are awesome. The bee puns are the icing on the cake. The honey-glaze on the ham? (I'm not as good at it as you...)

                                dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                                PS: To help you decide for now: put yourself in your hypothetical stalker's shoes, open a fresh browser, and make sure you're ok with what they can likely see. Google snippets of your comments to make sure they don't show up, etc.

                                dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                                @pjf: Good ideas! To clarify about what's available now: Secret means there's no way to share it at all and no one can see it even if they guess the URL. Otherwise anyone who knows the URL can see it. Realistically we think that's almost always fine. Pretty much no one ever goes around guessing people's URLs. I mean, how lame would you have to be? :) We've seen that happen just a couple times and it was a couple innocent queries, nothing elaborate or brute-force.

                                So our recommendation is to not check the secret box -- it's unlikely anyone will ever stumble on you -- unless it's something you're certain you want to keep completely to yourself.

                                Until we implement better sharing features, that is! (Thanks again for the well-thought-out ideas!)

                                dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                                @Drew, that level of shareability is what Beeminder already gives you. Just give out the URL of your graph. Like a hypothetical user Alice can share her weight goal by just telling her friends to go to beeminder.com/alice/weight

                                But now I want to understand why you posted this in the first place. Had you not realized that your graph is viewable even you're not signed in?

                                We're about to add some explicit privacy features for people who want to keep their graphs totally locked down (already possible by special request -- support@beeminder.com) so we want to understand what users prefer in this regard.

                                We're of course of the opinion that it works better the more public it is but we know not everyone shares that view!

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                                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                                    Looks like this is now LifeSum.com -- looks nice!

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                                      dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                                      Smart. I actually went into developer settings (there's some purposefully difficult thing you have to do to enable developer settings) and turn on the option to never turn off the screen when plugged in.

                                      Not sure if you view that as a reasonable workaround.

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                                        7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                                        @Philip: Or just replace Trello with Beeminder as the action! (Unless you also want books to show up in Trello anyway.)

                                        EDIT: Accidentally said "trigger" instead of "action" at first. Beeminder can only be used as an action on Zapier currently.

                                        dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                                        Another idea for beeminding GoodReads, though not pages read: https://zapier.com/zapbook/rss/trello/8512/books-from-goodreads-to-trello/

                                        dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                                        Agreed! But did you know that you can create an Odometer goal (rather than Do More) in Beeminder and report your page number rather than number of pages read?

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                                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                                          If you set up Flickr to sync to a Dropbox folder you can now automatically beemind number of files added to Dropbox, via Zapier: https://zapier.com/app/min/336/start

                                          Let us know if that works for you!

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                                            dreevesAdmindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented  · 

                                            You can select any number of lists (and "Archived") to count as "Done". Does that work for you?

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