You know how the SMS bot needs you to tell it the goalname for each datapoint even when it just prompted you for a goal? That’s dumb and annoying, right?  When we were fixing something – beeminder.com/changelog/#2448 – with the SMS bot the other day I realized how easy the goalname thing would be to fix too if we just assumed that you only ever tell the SMS bot about a datapoint for the last goal it prompted you about.
It could even the be best of all worlds:
- Leave out the goalname if it’s for the goal the SMS bot last prompted you for
- Include the prefix if not
- You could even ask Beeminder about a goal by texting just the goalname – ie, prompt the bot to prompt you – so you could then text again with data for it with no prefix
Click the if you’d like that!
 We actually have a feature that makes this much less annoying – beeminder.com/changelog/#467 – but I feel like it’s so undiscoverable that it almost might as well not exist. Though we do tell you about it if you text HELP to the bot.