I think the biggest problem with commits.to is that a typical new user (even an eager beta user) will create an account, create one or two commitments, then forget all about it. Their score will asymptotically approach zero and then all their incentives are to never touch it again. The person is strictly worse off than before they created an account in the first place.
I propose we commit to addressing that before opening the beta!
- Mandatory Beeminder integration! You can’t have a commits.to account without beeminding it.
- If your score falls below 50% then your whole account is automatically deleted.
- In combination with #1 or #2, automatic meta-commitments to keep making commitments.
- Simply charge a serious amount of money for the service.