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Help: Quick-Start Overview Page: Closing the Inferential Distance

https://help.beeminder.com/category/5-quick-start-overview looks really helpful but some of the jargon might not make too much sense to a new person.

Perhaps a thumbnail image could be added above “How do I interpret the goal page” and “How do I interpret the graph”. I’m suggesting those 2 things because “goal page” is definitely Beeminder jargon and the website shows many graphs (I know that if you look really carefully, they’re the same graph but that might not be much consolation to a new person): a graph on the dashboard page, a graph on the goal page, and 2 more graphs on the user’s mobile application (dashboard and goal screen).

Taking off my computer science hat and speaking as a sort-of new person…I didn’t even know what was meant by “goal page”. I thought it must be the “dashboard” page (because that page has my 1 and only goal) until I typed this entire post and realized that you must be referring to the page dedicated to the goal with the graph inside it.

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I also had a hard time understanding Beeminder as a new user, I had to really dig in to understand their language. This should clear things up :point_down:https://forum.beeminder.com/t/does-beeminder-use-too-much-jargon/6702?page=2

I know there’s a plethora of graphs! lol. But they are there to target elite data nerds. In my opinion to the naked eye it is just unappealing(since I’m not a data nerd). If I may give some unsolicited advice maybe in a not-so-near future, I would hope to see a “loving graphic designer”(like a Jony Ive) do an extreme makeover to the Beeminder website and features. Like what Coda.io did for old boring docs and spreadsheets.

Edit: Grammar and sentence structure.