FAQs

Goal FAQ

A goal is a positive result that you like to achieve. The goal could be for you, your family and friends, or for the community.

Examples:  Lose weight.  Learn to speak Spanish. Change career. Organize an event for the local school fund raiser.

Any type of goals (individual, family, friends, community, business) can be created.

A goal can be a created as a public goal. A public goal is visible to all members within Goalore. They are included in the goal count displayed within the goal owner’s profile and displayed in the profile page. Public goals are also included in member searches.

Public goals can be linked to an alliance by the goal owner.

Once a goal is public, it cannot be made private again.

A goal can be created as a private goal.  When a private goal is not linked to an alliance, it is only visible to the goal owner.  They are included in the goal count displayed within the goal owner’s profile, but are not displayed in the profile page. Private goals are excluded from member searches.

A private goal can be linked to an alliance by the goal owner. Check alliance FAQ on who can view private goals linked to alliances.

A private goal can be made public by the goal owner.

Members can follow a goal to support a friend, family member, community, alliance, or to follow the goal journey. Anyone viewing a goal can click on the follow button to start following the goal. Such goals are called followed goals. Goal followers can provide points of view to help the goal owner.

The goal owner gets good deed points based on the number of followers at the time of completing the goal.

The goal owner can archive a goal at any time and for any reason. Once archived, the goal owner cannot make any further changes to the goal.  An archived goal is no longer available within the member’s goal dashboard or profile page. If the archived goal is a public goal, it is still included in search results.

We recommend updating goals at least once a week. This could be creating or updating your goal milestones and challenges, rating the points of view, and responding to points of view.

Milestones are important events that occur in the journey towards a goal. A goal could have many milestones along the way.  Milestones help to demonstrate progress. Milestones can be big or small events, but they should be relevant to the goal.

Challenges are hurdles that come up in the journey towards a goal. Challenges can come up unexpectedly (not always) and must be overcome to achieve a goal. They may be immediate in nature that you must address now or something that will occur in the future.

There are no limitations to the number of goals, milestones, or challenges.

POV is provided to the goal owner by a goal follower. POV could be encouragement, words of wisdom, solutions to a challenge or milestone or goal.  As the name suggest, this is a point of view from the goal followers’s perspective. It is up to the goal owner to decide how to use a POV at their sole discretion. We request that all points of view are relevant to the goal and constructive in nature.

The goal owner can rate a POV based on how it helped them in their unique goal journey, by clicking on the blub icons.  The goal follower who provided the POV will get good deed points as per the following.

1 bulb = 2 good deed points

2 bulbs = 4 good deed points

3 bulbs = 6 good deed points

4 bulbs = 8 good deed points

If a POV is not relevant to the goal, the goal owner can also block the POV by clicking on the block icon.

In addition to POV ratings, the goal owner could choose to respond to the POV directly.

The goal owner must create a private alliance and link the private goal to the alliance. The goal owner can then invite members from their connections to join the alliance. Everyone in the alliance can view and follow the private goal linked to that alliance.

Alliance FAQ

Alliances enable Goalore members to work with other members to achieve common goals.

There are no limitations to the number of alliances a member can create or join.

Alliances with a privacy status of public are called as public alliances.  Public alliances are visible to all Goalore members. Anyone can join a public alliance to become a member of the alliance.

Alliances formed to support the larger community goals are good examples for public alliances.

Any alliance with a privacy status of private is an private alliance.  Private alliances are only visible to the members of the alliance. Members must be invited by an alliance admin to join the private alliance.

As part of the alliance, members can create individual goals to support alliance objectives. Alliance members can link their public or private goals to the alliance. All members of the alliance can view, follow these goals.

Yes. Any alliance member can link their private or public goals to the alliance.

Note : If you link your private goal to a public alliance, the private goal will be visible to everyone as public alliances are open for everyone to view and join.

Anyone part of an alliance are called alliance members. An alliance admin can make a member admin to an alliance. Alliance admins have additional privileges compared to a member of the alliance. Alliance members, except for the member who created the alliance, can leave an alliance at any time.

  • An alliance admin can change the alliance title, objectives, alliance status, and privacy status.
  • They can invite their connections to join the alliance.
  • They can make an existing alliance member an admin for the alliance.
  • They can remove admin privileges from an existing admin to the alliance.
  • They can link their public and private goals to the alliance.
  • They can unlink goals from the alliance.
  • They can post and respond to actions.
  • Link their private and public goals to the alliance
  • View and follow linked goals in the alliance
  • View alliance members
  • Post and respond to actions
  • Leave the alliance

Within an alliance, members can use the action log to track and manage actions to help the alliance. Once a member posts an action, other alliance members can then respond to that action.

Examples : Requesting an admin to add a new member to the alliance, requesting members to own a new goal in support of the alliance, posting questions, or providing general information to other alliance members.

The creator of the alliance can archive the alliance. This is typically done when the alliance objectives are met and alliance can be closed. Such archived alliances are removed from member’s admin dashboard. The alliance can be viewed using the Archives. Once archived, the member cannot make any further changes to the alliance.

Note: When a member archives an alliance, it is only archived for that member. Other admins and members can still see the alliance.

Good Deed Points FAQ

Good Deed Points are a measure of good deeds performed by the member by inspiring the community through their goals and helping other members with their goals.

Good Deed Points can be earned in the following ways.

  • Good deed points (50) earned by joining Goalore.
  • Good deed points earned by referring friends and family to join Goalore to grow/support the community. Each referral who joins Goalore will earn 10 good deed points.
  • Good deed points earned by the number of followers for completed goals. 1 point is allocated for each follower of the goal, when the goal was completed. This recognition is for inspiring other members within the Goalore community to follow and support your goal through completion.
  • Good deed points earned by points of view (POV) provided for followed goals. The goal owner’s rating determines the good deed points earned for the POV.
    • 1 bulb= 2 good deed points
    • 2 bulbs = 4 good deed points
    • 3 bulbs = 6 good deed points
    • 4 bulbs = 8 good deed points

Good deed points are used to create greater visibility to help members with their goals. Specifically,

  • Goals owned by member with the highest good deed points are displayed at the top of search results.
  • When members view their connections, connected members with the highest good deed points are displayed at the top.

Profile FAQ

  • Username, good deed points, member since date, number of connections, goals, and alliances, public goals, and public alliances are displayed in the member profile.
  • Members have a choice to publicly display or hide their personal information within the user settings.

Yes!  You can invite your friends to join Goalore. As our community grows, it creates more opportunities to each other, inspire others, and form alliances. If you invite a friend and your friend joins Goalore using your invitation, you will get good deed points as appreciation for your support to the community.

Member’s public goals and public alliances are displayed in the member profile page.

Note: The count of goals at the top of the profile page includes both private and public goals. The count of alliances at the top of the profile page includes both private and public alliances.