Thanks for the reply.
So, essentially, the way this works is that Beeminder assumes you have more To Dos in your Habitica than your Beeminder’s goal. With that in mind, it generates a linear function according to the goal you set. If you fail to follow/surpass the expected constant of proportionality, it will flag your activity as derailing.
So, basically, it is a way to help you be consistent, assuming you will always have several activities to perform that exceed your weekly/daily goal. It takes a long-term perspective. So, of course, it makes sense to continually increase your maximum number of pushups or a minimum number of candies eaten each week, and the app is there to push yourself in that direction.
However, when it comes to task tracking, it gets a little trickier. I have to try it and see if it makes sense for me, in the way I use Habitica, as I don’t have things to improve (strictly speaking), except my overall productivity—which could be the reason behind having a “Do More” goal in the context of Habitica. Most of the time, I have tasks that are bound to a deadline: once they are completed, that’s it; there is anything more I need to do/improve. And these tasks are usually projects, with multiple tasks within them. So it might happen that a week I only have 2 projects and work like a maniac. But sometimes I might have 5 fairly easy projects. Beeminder won’t care. Even if I was far more productive the week I had 2 hard projects, it would still recognize the 5 easy project week as more productive, even though I might have slacked.
So I have to find a way to make this work with Beeminder’s mechanics. Perhaps I can set up a minimum number of tasks I expect to accomplish within a week and use that as a baseline for an accepted productivity level.
Anyway, it’s fun to thinker about it!