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How do I create a reminder and then forget about it?

carl.schutte says:

I'm not experiencing any technical issues - the product works great!
This is more a question of recommended work-flow.

Let's say Bob (the monkey) says to me: "Call me in 4 weeks."
I want to create a reminder to call Bob in 4 weeks, but after I've created it I don't want to have to keep seeing it every day for the next 4 weeks. It should be out of sight and out of mind till the reminder pops up in 4 weeks time. I guess this is only relevant for tasks which require no prep prior to execution.

What's the best way of achieving this with RTM?
Typically my tasks don't have hard deadlines; I sort by priority and reshuffle as necessary.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

Posted at 1:51am on November 23, 2011
brendan says:
Hi Carl,
One popular solution is to use "sleeper tags" to hide tasks until you're ready to see them. This blog post describes them a bit and includes a link to the original forum thread.

If you haven't already, you may also want to browse our Tips & Tricks forum. Other users have suggested a variety of different methods for hiding tasks there.

Hope that helps!
Posted 12 years ago
carl.schutte says:
Awesome! Thanks Brendan
Posted 12 years ago
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