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Be Private but still compete for segments

Safesegments
Mt. Kenya

Hello. Wondering if it has ever been suggested to make a way to have your activities be non-public, yet still be able to be part of the leaderboards?

A lot of the fun of Strava is segments. I hesitate to not make my activities public because I like being part of the segment leaderboards. I feel like I have to choose between safety and fun (and one of the biggest draws to the app).

My suggestion would be to give an option to have your activities private but still participate in segment leaderboards, etc. Anyone else agree?

 

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Soren
Community Manager Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey @Safesegments, thanks for your post! There's actually already an idea in our ideas board that suggests the same thing, show your support by voting on it and commenting if you agree. 


Soren
STRAVA | Community Hub Team

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anchskier
Elbrus

I disagree with this idea.  If your activity is private, then there is no way for other people to know whether the activity is legit.  How would someone know whether someone was driving in a car or riding an e-bike to take the KOM?  The only way these things can be addressed is if the activities are viewable by other users.

Totally agree. I can write an example as well. On a Segment (normal 'bike ride' segment) someone took the KOM with an e-bike last week. I asked the guy in a comment, he confirmed that, it was with an e-bike.

Tried to ask him to change his ride to 'e-bike ride' but suddenly his ride disappeared: when I click on it, I get an error message saying 'The requested activity could not be found'. But his KOM remained... Since it cannot be flagged, this issue cannot be solved.

Segment: https://www.strava.com/segments/23625513

Soren
Community Manager Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey @Safesegments, thanks for your post! There's actually already an idea in our ideas board that suggests the same thing, show your support by voting on it and commenting if you agree. 


Soren
STRAVA | Community Hub Team

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