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Things I think could improve PT

This is just a place to post ideas for improving PT. What recommendations would you like to PT implement to improve the site. Obviously, not all can can/will be implemented, but some might. You can also email your suggestions, but hopefully this will get some discussion going.

Mon. Nov 5, 12:50pm

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1. I'd like to be able to graph my wt in my log. I don't want to enter wt somewhere else and then paste. I wanted to be able to control a line graph in PT, telling what date to start from, and have it update each time I enter my wt in my log. Line graphs are a great way to visually keep the focus on how I am doing. For days I don't log, the graph enters a zero. Graph does not need to be fancy. I would prefer that it not be one of those graphs that just shows pounds lost. I want to see actual wt.

Monday, November 05, 2012, 12:54 PM

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I'd like to a way to delete names from the team list based on commenting. For instance, if someone hasn't commented in 6 months, there name automatically drops of. This would allow us to better monitor each others logs in our team. The way it is set up now, the team list gets so large that you have to scroll all over the place in order to find someones log to check. Of course, if someone wants to rejoin, that would be fine. I would like for their comments and community postings to remain however. Lots of people enter good information and I wouldn't want that to be lost.

Monday, November 05, 2012, 1:01 PM

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I'd like to see the numbers list at the top of the comments page that allows you to look further back in the comments be moved to the bottom of the comments page. In the first place, its of little value. In the second place, it doesn't work. The only way I've found to look at old comments is to use the back arrow at the end of all the numbers. Clicking on a number doesn't seem to do anything.

Monday, November 05, 2012, 1:03 PM

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It would be nice if there was a way to enter your weight once or twice a week besides on your daily log...just a quick e-mail reminder that keeps track somehow. Also, it is time consuming to be a "good" group member as you log your own food and you should check all three other members and comment regularly....nice it there was a shorter version of this. Also, more e-mail calls about emotional eating, especially the shad helmstetter stuff...just short , encouraging little bites.On another note, it is great they provide alot of free info.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012, 6:43 PM

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Last night, I accidentally deleted one of my group members. I emailed PT, and she was added back on, but it would be good to have PT ask, "Do you really want to delete this member?" before you actually delete.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 12:26 PM

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Echoing 6:43 poster. It would be nice to have a quick way to check if a member posted or not instead of having to click on each tab. In the team pages, it lists the members' logs in the order of posting. Can we get something like that for the groups?

Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 12:28 PM

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I second the suggestion of the 1:01 poster. People who have not posted for 3 months or 6 months or some other period should be dropped from a team. I am in a team with several active posters and dozens who posted once or twice and never returned. They just clog up the list.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 2:47 PM

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inactive team members

how about not dropping them from team, but not show up on home tab?

I've been using PEERtrainer on and off for years now, and I'm one of the three original members of a very active team. I would hate for myself or any other lifer, or founder of a team, to be dropped while on sabbatical.

perhaps there is a compromise here? maybe the tech support can figure something out?

__________

I would like to see a "tab" in the teams specifically for "challenges." so many challenges over the years and it clogs up the "community" tab in the team. perhaps even a "recipe" tab too? :)

Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 5:14 PM

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I wrote the earlier comment about dropping names. I think something like 5:14 would be fine. I don't care how many people are "members" of the team. I also don't care who monitors the team and I monitor others. What annoys me is that we are getting some many members in the log list that you have to scroll all over the place to find names when you want to check some ones logs. Our team used to monitor each others logs and give pats on the back and good natured kicks in the butt to each other. We would log several active team member logs a night. Now, you have to scan up and down several times just to find someones name.

Maybe the site could have a 3, 6, 9, or 12 month limit on the time you can go w/o posting. If you don't post within a certain time period, you go to monitor status. In monitor status, you see everything the same, but your name doesn't show up in the log or comments search list. And if you ever comment, you automatically go back to member status until the next period of time you don't do anything.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 6:34 PM

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I wrote the earlier comment about dropping names. I think something like 5:14 would be fine. I don't care how many people are "members" of the team. I also don't care who monitors the team and I monitor others. What annoys me is that we are getting some many members in the log list that you have to scroll all over the place to find names when you want to check some ones logs. Our team used to monitor each others logs and give pats on the back and good natured kicks in the butt to each other. We would log several active team member logs a night. Now, you have to scan up and down several times just to find someones name.

Maybe the site could have a 3, 6, 9, or 12 month limit on the time you can go w/o posting. If you don't post within a certain time period, you go to monitor status. In monitor status, you see everything the same, but your name doesn't show up in the log or comments search list. And if you ever comment, you automatically go back to member status until the next period of time you don't do anything.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 6:35 PM

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sorry, not sure why that posted twice.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 6:37 PM

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WE are listening! Keep the comments coming.

Thursday, November 08, 2012, 6:14 PM

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Cash payouts for every lb a member loses would be a real motivator.

Friday, November 09, 2012, 12:07 PM

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I would like to be able to makes notes on my log throughout the day without having to update each time. I would prefer to update the accumulated notes at the end of the day. Since I make notes and update anywhere from 1 to 6 times per day I'm adding to the clutter.

Sunday, November 11, 2012, 8:45 AM

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^^ PEERtrainer mobile

to 8:45 AM poster

if you update on the mobile:

http://www.peertrainer.com/Mobile/Content/index.html

it will not update time stamp on the site, so you can update all day long and it will not update the time stamp.

I do the same thing! ;)

Link

Sunday, November 11, 2012, 9:11 AM

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9:11 poster
Thanks so much for the info. This is just what I was looking for but didn't know where to look.

Monday, November 12, 2012, 4:10 PM

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I'd like for the author of a community thread to be able to erase the thread.

Friday, November 16, 2012, 9:00 PM

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One thing when it comes to removing names better- we are working on that, it is more of a challenge than we though.

Also- for the person who wrote about the graph- we got that! you should see that?

-PEERtrainer

Saturday, November 17, 2012, 12:56 PM

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i dont see a graph thing.. just the ticker thing.. is there a line graph im missing and if so how do i access it ?

lynneta

Saturday, November 17, 2012, 11:22 PM

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water log - water counter - water tracker

PEERtrainer,

Do you think your tech department can create a field for tracking water intake? Perhaps something on the sexy side?

Thanks for all you do!

:)

Sunday, November 18, 2012, 6:08 PM

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I can't find the line graph either. Can you tell me where it is?
Peelout

Sunday, November 18, 2012, 7:17 PM

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Hey PT, any work being done to try to have 2 types of team members (commentors or monitors)? Or having a person drop to monitor status after say 3 months of inactivity (but be able to get back to commentor status as soon as they comment? A lot of us are really irrateded w/ having to scan over a hundred names so we can check each others logs.

Monday, December 03, 2012, 8:46 PM

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I've been on the site for years and have always turned to it for support. Thanks for creating it! However as I mentioned I"ve been on the site for years and none of pictures, stories, etc ever change and the site feels really static. I'm not sure if the Spotlight is even that active. Maybe it's the way the site features are promoted/positioned? I like the option for receiving emails etc, but I stopped subscribing as the tone of the emails - while really motivational for some - didn't really work for me as they feel like infomercials. I prefer the ones from Shape, Self, etc and the like. They seem more palatable for some reason.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 9:05 PM

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Ditto Dec.25 9:05

I too have been on the site for years and have given and gained a nice support system that is available on my schedule but the PICTURES, stories have yet to be updated and refreshed.

Updating the pictures and stories if possible would improve PT and give it a fresher look and feel.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 12:46 PM

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bump

Thursday, July 04, 2013, 4:39 PM

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a way to edit comments, delete comments



Friday, July 12, 2013, 1:26 PM

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Bump

Sunday, July 14, 2013, 7:23 PM

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bump


Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 5:37 AM

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We've provided a way for you to delete comments, right next to the comment. We focus on support. If it would motivate and support you to see new successes, send them in with pics. We get hundreds of testimonials every month. Just not with pictures.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 1:50 PM

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is that just for groups.. don't see it as a option in the teams.. or is there some tech glitches?

lynneta6

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 2:17 PM

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maybe PT could peruse the logs and pick someone that they see has made big changes and put their pic up. saying a caption even look what they have accomplished with hard work and determination. just a thought.. the site needs a fresher look.. some updated pics.. updated stories.. there are alot of glitches some have had lately.. posting.. . errors..

another thing is the team just racking up members that NEVER post.. isn't there a way to make two kinds of members.. commenting one.and watching ones?

or the ones that log in and make one comment and are gone..

a water log would be cool.. a water tracker.. you could fill the cup after each glass is done..

i love PT.. but i think with all the programs you guys are creating.. the site is getting really neglected.. I know you are losing people to other sites because of this.. i had a friend join and she said she liked sparks better.. layout was more friendly.. not confusing to find people and post..

i just would hate to see PT take a back seat to alot of the other sites.

just some thoughts I have had and others have shared as well..

lynneta6

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 2:26 PM

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I don't think PT gets it.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 3:40 PM

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What is so difficult about putting the success stories in the lounge w/o pictures. Its apparent people don't want their picture on the internet for the world to be able to see/use. I don't want emails. I should be able to see success stories w/o getting emails.

And somehow I doubt PT gets hundreds of testimonials a month. I doubt there are even one hundred people actively commenting on the site in any single month (at least more than a couple comments).

I strongly support making 2 types of team members in the log lists. If you haven't logged in over a month, your name should disappear from the log list. That way we can monitor the logs of people who do log a lot easier.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 9:22 PM

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"If it would motivate and support you to see new successes, send them in with pics."

So, if success stories are motivating to me, I should send in my OWN pic and story... to motivate me? I don't even understand that response. Is it possible the people asking aren't a success story yet?

This is beyond weird. Ultimately, if Pt really wanted to update their website they would take the initiative to do it and it wouldn't remain unchanged for years on end. And they wouldn't just put it back on those requesting a change. They would follow up with their hundreds of testimonials and ask for pics to add to their website. For whatever reason, those success stories from 2006 are apparently here to stay!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 9:53 PM

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lynetta, what is the address for sparks?
Peelout

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 8:13 AM

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Lynetta, thank you for your comments. It's so nice to see someone attach their name to their suggestions and be really constructive. As usual, this is why you continue to be successful with your own journey.

Jackie

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 11:09 AM

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just being honest jackie. i think the site could really do with refreshing, but i love the support i get here which is what keeps me coming here.. smiles. if I have something to say I don't mind anyone know I am saying it so I usually sign my name.. unless I am asking something personal about a situation I am having than I may remain anonymous, but other than that I speak my mind.

peel.. i believe its sparks.com.. haven't been there forever.

lynneta6

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 1:05 PM

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I should let this go, as I am beyond thrilled, per the other thread, that PT is going to update, but you have created and set up the forum for anonymous posting! That seemed to be a little dig toward those who are simply utilizing it! People have been politely asking for updates for years. .

Again, I am thrilled. I can't wait to see the changes. And I appreciate my anonymity!



Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 1:50 PM

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TO PP.. I like it at times too and have used it..

lynneta6

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 3:11 PM

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"I can't wait to see the changes." -ditto-

Friday, August 02, 2013, 1:31 AM

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We could have an official PT tournament, modeled after "The Biggest Loser" with a cash payout for the winner...

ed_

Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 6:42 PM

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Oh i am in!

Friday, August 09, 2013, 8:52 AM

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Miss my daily email of logs/comments from my group

I don't know about any one else but I really miss not getting my morning email of logs and comments from my group. It became a real part of my success and closeness with my group of six years. I was told it was taken away because it ended up in "some" peoples spam or junk mail and that was a problem for the company. In six years it never once ended up in my junk mail. A simple check mark in the preference section was all it took. I REALLY hope they allow us as members to have the choice to receive them or not.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 9:01 AM

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Automatically signed posts.

I would like it if posts were automatically signed with your name, like when you post within your group.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 2:37 PM

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Automatically signed posts.

Oops - forgot:

Regards,
Milli.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 2:38 PM

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up date the photos and success stories please

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 12:13 AM

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what about a shorter/cheaper cleanse?? what about more daily tips -just super short/practical? Having said that - PT is a great site!

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 1:45 PM

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UPDATE SUCCESS STORIES

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 4:03 PM

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They have been updated. They are brand new, on the home page!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 2:07 PM

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guys the stories are updated.. you do have to clean your cache out to see them.. i had some problems at first. in order to see them i have to keep cleaning out my cache, but they are there.

lynneta6

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:31 PM

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awesome! I did check out the updated success stories on the home page.

What abt the spotlight person"Jen" who has been on PT for "four months" give or take a few years

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:18 AM

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