Trophies are displayed quite prominently in the Desktop and Mobile profile pages. On desktop, Trophies are shown above almost everything else, even above the weekly chart, or recent activities and photos.
Personally, I join challenges but the resulting trophies have no meaning to me after the challenge is over. My profile page on the mobile app tells me I have 632 trophies so... yay?
Is it just me, or is this just a waste of space on the profile tab/page? Curious to hear alternative perspectives.
Hi @dantsai, this is a great question, and there are probably myriad ways that athletes on Strava use challenge badges, or don't. Badges are a great way for some athletes to find motivation, either by reviewing their previous accomplishments or eyeing their next goal. Others may use them for tracking purposes–you will know if you hit your monthly goal if you complete a monthly Strava challenge with a cumulative goal, for example, and then you can review your successes over time. We also hear from athletes that they'd like to remove all or certain badges at some point after completion, whereas others would like a physical commemoration of their accomplishment. Athletes come from all walks of life. We appreciate your feedback here though, and hopefully, we'll get more insight from athletes joining this conversation.
Leaving a challenge will remove the badge from your profile page, too. It's easier to leave a challenge while it's still open and in the gallery. If a challenge has closed already, you can use the badge to revisit the challenge page. This can be more easily completed through the app too, as you can then leave most closed challenges by navigating into the eligibility rules screen from the challenge page. If this isn't possible, our support team can usually help as well.
I don't - honestly I think there's too many trophies for it to really be meaningful. I would love to see actual usage metrics behind trophies. How many people click trophies on another users profile, how many view their own trophies, etc. Also the fact that bad data in activities is rampant devalues trophies even more when challenges can be completed by people cheating or just uploading activities with bad GPS/wrong activity.