I've seen requests for hiding activities from the feed (zwift for instance, and I can see why). I have a similar-ish feature idea. I know a lot of people who do multiple activities in a day (I'm guilty of this), and as such, they can clutter the feed of others.
My feature suggestion:
If an athlete performs an activity on a day, have that show in the feed as normal, but if the same athlete then uploads more activities, group them into a single section that can expand/collapse (+/-) so that others may see just a 'summary card' of the activities rather than all of the activities that person did in a given day (or, expand to see them all). It would be an accordion like feature, and in the settings, you could set default to expanded or collapsed, so you could choose how those show up.
Hey Strava I have an idea!
I know I'm not the only one who can get slightly irritated by the 'strava spam'. By this I mean when one Athlete does one training session but records it as separate activities, whether this is because they don't want their slower warm up and cool down to reduce their overall average pace of a session or perhaps they are a triathlete doing a BRICK session.
I have a solution. A 'group activity function'. This would allow users to group several activities which are done on the same day within roughly the same time zone together. Activities would still be recorded, uploaded and be able to viewed and kudosed separately but if the athlete wanted could be grouped together in a folder which could then be separately named. This could then be displayed on there feed in a more compact manner. If viewers wished to view each activity individually there could be a drop down button.
If you like this idea and want to chat further I would be more than happy to discuss this as well as other ideas I have.
I think it will be great if Strava implements Activity Aggregation for every athlete's multiple activities on each day.
What is it?
Activity aggregation will allow all activities from a single day to be grouped together under one post so that there is no activity spam.
Why is this important?
People complain about having multiple activities show up in their notifications feed.
I am guilty of posting multiple activities a day. Every morning I practice bodyweight training, run, then I walk at night. Weekends are worse. I'll do more. Hiking, cycling, gym sauna, etc.
Even if the athlete selects private activity, I think Strava still sends a notification, but the activity isn't able to be viewed.
There should be one notification per athlete per day for public activities (unless the athlete manually clicks that they want to send out a notification.)
How does it work?
Activity aggregation would automatically group together all activities for the day under one day. The athlete can select which activity they want to highlight as the main activity of the day. The notification would only be sent out once per day unless the athlete manually selects that they want to send out a notification for a subsequent activity that day.
Here is one example: Warming-up before a race is the first activity. That sends notifications out to everyone, then there's a race and athlete wants to send notification. Then there's a cool-down run and the activity won't notification)
This is similar how multiple activities show up in a daily view in Garmin.
The athlete has the ability to select not to send out notifications for any activity (even the first activity of the day).
Thanks for posting your idea regarding aggregating multiple daily activities. A similar idea was already submitted so I've moved your comment here.
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Sorry I forgot this idea was submitted by CreakyCrank. I didn’t find it today when I searched for spam/activity aggregation.
Thanks again and hope this gets more upvotes! 🙏
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