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It just happened again, immediately on closing the Options window. I have attached the *.ini file to this post.

N.A.N.Y. 2017 / Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« on: February 16, 2017, 11:04 PM »
This is an interesting approach. I've heard about research suggesting that allowing for occasional rich meals can help with weight loss by reassuring the primal mind and body not to panic that there's a pending famine.

My own approach is a bit different although based on the same premise. I have found it most useful to keep track of my calorie intake (at least a rough estimate) using a simple calorie counter app, and to use a spreadsheet for some basic statistics. I use the upper bound of a  chosen confidence interval to limit the damage of "feast" days and the lower bound for "famine" days to keep my overall average down while at the same time minimising the standard deviation / variance.

Ok. I've been deleting and overwriting them, but next time it happens I'll keep the file and send it.

Just fyi, the same problem has occurred again a few times since, although I have not edited the item definitions except from within the app. I've resolved the issue in the same way each time. It's just a matter of keeping daily backups.

I've sent you a copy of PointMotivator.ini

The same error occurred again after closing and re-opening the program, and I found that removing myitems.xml and starting a new one afresh has stopped it from happening again. I must have messed it up while editing the items file directly (to re-arrange the list order).

Now that you mention it, I do remember seeing some of those gamified motivation apps. Their other features get in the way of simply adding and subtracting points for activities and rewards, so I still prefer PointMotivator.

Thanks Mouser. After following your suggestion to find and delete "PointMotivator.ini" the application is now working again.

It's a pity that Point Motivator isn't more popular. Token economies are well established in psychology, are widely used, and have very strong empirical support. I don't know of any alternative software which serves the same purpose. I'd expect Point Motivator would much more likely catch on among certain niches. Anyway, thanks again. Glad to have it back in order.

Point Motivator / Point Motivator no longer working.
« on: January 21, 2017, 02:57 AM »
I have been using Point Motivator for years, and over the past few days it has stopped working. When I try to start the app 2 message boxes appear. One says "EAccessViolation", and the other says "List index out of bounds (0)". What could it be?

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