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New feature: Scaling random password difficulty with repeated cheats - lupuleasa.ionut - 07-20-2020

Hi All,

I have this feature idea, that I would REALLY want, and would make me be a focusme sub for 5 extra years, to be honest.

I would love to have the way to have a scaling difficulty for any consecutive Pauses or Breaks.

For example, there will be two fields

- Random Characters to Pause Plan : 200 characters

- Random characters added for each Pause : 100 characters

Now, my pauses go like 200 chars, 300 chars, 400 chars.

Each pause is getting more and more costly.


I found out that one or two pauses each day is ok, but I am not okay with more than that.

I cannot set that up in the app without making the first pauses feel VERY punishing. I have 300-500 char random plans, and they are so costly I never really go for pauses, but I would really need a pause from time to time... just not this punishing.

Thank you,
Loop.


RE: New feature: Scaling random password difficulty with repeated cheats - alejandro - 07-21-2020

This is a good way to think about taking that pause. Thanks for sharing, Loop! I've added this to FocusMe Feature Requests  Smile


RE: New feature: Scaling random password difficulty with repeated cheats - Flowers6 - 07-31-2020

I second this request.  It would be really helpful, especially for using FM for parental controls. 
With my younger kids I like to use passwords so that I can be in control of pauses/breaks fully, but with my teenagers, I want to give them a degree of atonomy, while still having them 'check' themselves before getting into more screen time than is allotted.  
However I think my teen finds the random password option a bit of a challenge - ie. I bet you can't type this - and they like to beat it just for the sake of winning.
But if the random char got increasingly difficult/longer, I think that would limit the number of times they would end up trying the pause feature because the threshold got too high.