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Text message on goal derailment?

I’m obviously not a newbee but I think this is a fairly newbee question lol…

So I get beeminder alerts by text, but when I actually derail on a goal I don’t get a text alert for that.

The only indicators that I’ve derailed are, I believe

  • that the goal may, depending on goal type, get a “0” data point that says “recommitted”

  • the email checking if it’s legit.

So - is there a setting to get text alerts on derailment, and I just missed it somehow? Is this an option?

If not, it really should be!

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Hmm, sounds right! Just would have to make it clear that that text wasn’t the equivalent of the legit check email. Thanks for this suggestion!

(I’d say it shouldn’t be a setting but it arguably should just always do that if you have the SMS bot turned on for that goal. You could think of it as the infinity-th zeno alert?)

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Yeah it could say something like “derailed on Goal X: legit-check email sent to your@email.com

And thank you!

Agreed!

I’ll set up my phone to toggle a notification on or off with each zeno alert - does the aleph-zeroth alert turn it on or off?

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