OFFICIAL segments

Due to the uncontrolled growing of number of segments I suggest to create OFFICIAL Strava segments, expecially for famous and legendary climbs.
The official segments should include a little description about the right start and end of the segment and they should be precise in elevation and gps data.

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  • Another interesting approach might be to allow voting on segments, a simple +/-1 for each person who has completed it.  If the segment gets more -1 than +1, making a negative total, then it gets auto hidden, and possibly an email sent to the creator to delete or change the segment.

    Along a similar line adding a safety flag to segments could be useful to help the community report dangerous segments, particularly ones that pass through signaled intersections or stop signs.  Having the segment flagged would send an email to the creator.  If they edit the segment it could restart the safety flag count, but once a certain threshold of flags has been reached the segment should be removed.

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  • Not sure why David was down voted, I totally agree that there needs to be some segment feedback. Public segments are just that: public. And as time goes on they have gotten REALLY out of hand. There are so many of them, and so many are junk.

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  • A segment should be at least 3k

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  • Looking at this from a rowing point of view, segments are starting to be made for courses that have been rowed for over 150 years.

    Giving the rowing clubs that run events over these courses control of the segment. The clubs could then have a event sponsor and also link to the event information via the segment.

    To compare this with something else on strava

    /athletes/

    /pros/

    Some of the top riders get their profiles upgraded to 'pro' with the change of the url, this seems to also let them have official sponsors.

    Could segments become 'official' to historic courses that the event organisers are given control over. Might be tricky in some places for cycling, but I would guess cycle events have used the same course year on year as well? Maybe any click traffic from an official segment page could be monetised by the event and Strava.

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  • Great idea! In many cases for a famous climb, the segment shown by default is not relevant (wrong start, finish 50m after the top, etc.). That is why some climbs are defined many times.

    It would be good to have some "Strava ambassadors" in some region to define those "Official segments".

    Then, we should have also an "Official KOM" for those segments.

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  • you can earn your segment leadership by getting segment kuds

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  • Ron Korman, why should a segment be at least 3K? That seems ludicrous as it would wipe out a huge number of the lovely short sprints that make Strava what it is.

     

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  • It would also be better if Strava then corrected the segment for slight deviations, because I assume the person who made the original segment did not ride exactly on the side of the road, did not have good gps reception, etc. I hope this makes sense.

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  • better segment filtering

    segment popularity / rating

    something to filter the mess out there.

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  • and maybe the ability to choose which segments you want to display- something like your favorite segments for each route

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  • Couldn't agree with this more, Strava should have their own official segments, especially for the famous climbs. I rode Mont Ventoux a few years ago, if you type that into a segment search you get loads of hits, nearly all of them are junk nowhere near Provence, making it very difficult to view the correct segment. Really needs sorting out.

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  • It's bonkers and it's about time that Strava took control of this.. I regularly ride well known or well documented climbs and struggle to make sense of it all. Have a look at something like The Horseshoe Pass or The Cat and Fiddle - they are littered with ridiculous member made segments like "The Steep Bit" of "To the first bend". I don't necessarily agree with "Official" Strava segments, but would suggest that if a climb warrants a category status then it should be limited to one segment only - from the bottom to the top - end of.

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