Can I start my goal over?

For various reasons, you might decide that you want to "start fresh" with a goal and clear out all its prior history.

The best way to do this that works with Beeminder's setup is to either create a new goal and end the current one, or use the x-min setting (in the Settings tab) to make today the first day shown on the graph. The latter won't delete your goal's history or reset the axes to start from 0, but it will stop data older than the date you specify being displayed on the graph. It feels like a fresh start, without actually getting rid of the data (which you may find useful to look back on)!

Sometimes people try to restart by deleting all the goal's data. That will not work, and it will almost certainly cause multiple, instant derailments on your goal! Your graph will look pretty messed up as a result, and charges will be queued up as well.

If you've already done that, don't despair! We don't let multiple simultaneous payments happen (only the first charge queued up can go through; anything else that gets queued while it's still pending will be ignored), but you should contact us right away to let us know what happened by replying to the legitimacy check email(s).

If those emails haven't come through but you think a derailment has happened (e.g. the pledge jumped up), you should contact us as soon as possible so we can take a look.

Keywords: starting fresh, restarting, resetting a goal, things not to do, x-min aka tmin,

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