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Settings to hide Zwift trainer rides in feed

Is it possible to hide all the Zwift rides within a Strava feed?  It feels like it's turning Strava into a video game.  There should be an available setting to hide Zwift/trainer rides out of the daily feed.

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    Hi Folks, 

    Appreciate you taking the time to comment and upvote. At this time, filters for the feed are not planned for the first half of 2019. 

    Any new information I receive, I'll post here. 

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  • Very important. This is doing my nut in.  At a time where the world is up in arms about "mechanical doping" it seems fundamental to Strava that thi sis a GPS community based on MOVING ABOUT.

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  • With you on this. Given a standard rollers/turbo session doesn't add to your mileage/altitude, I fail to see why pretending to on a video game should do either. I'm not naysaying Zwift - I think the concept is superb and I can't say I'm not tempted, but it is crowding out rides in my feed that are genuinely deserving of kudos, where friends have put two fingers up to the elements and gone out in horrendous conditions.
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  • D a smith
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  • Yes please. Currently blocking them via a Chrome extension but prefer Safari and would love to not see them in my preferred browser.

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  • Agreed about adding elevation particularly to stats... So not the same. Mileage too tbh, but i feel like the mileage is less of a cheat than the elevation ;) Anyway, not the answer you want but Srava Enhancement Suite has the option to remove rides without a map (aka turbo rides) not sure if that works for zwift though. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/strava-enhancement-suite/egelalffpmicecakegglddmhlbdiemlg?hl=en-GB

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  • The Strava enhancement suite was recently updated to remove Swift rides after I requested it. 

    https://github.com/lamby/strava-enhancement-suite/commit/54c4c061309f2f11b558bc9a5a13c7521031fb98 

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  • Me too
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  • Yes please...
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  • Great feedback for us - I think this could fall under the broader discussion of more settings to filter the Activity Feed to only show the activities you're most interested. 

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  • @Elle Yes - sure - always good to have broader discussions, of course, but this is fairly specific and something is definitely 'wrong' when Strava even has 'Leader Boards' for Virtual segments! People can config their trainers in any way they like and one of the HUGE STRENGTHS of Strava is that it is based on the real world and GPS. This virtual stuff is just rubbish! 

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  • +1, I also want a feature to hide or remove all 'virtual' rides from my feed. 

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  • I agree with everyone else and would love to remove Zwift rides from my feed.  Maybe just an option which doesn't have a real-life map associated with it.

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  • Please put something in to filter these Zwift and other plastic miles out of my feed. I couldn't give a flying fig about people playing video games or p*ssing about in their garage. And as for the pathetic pictures - jeez.

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  • As above, if not, it looks like I'll have to remove myself from Strava, as it has become a joke

     

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  • I want to add my voice to everyone above who can't stand this garbage in their Strava feed. I would like to filter it out in the Strava app. Sitting indoors pedaling is NOT riding!

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  • More filtering on the Strava news feed would be great.  I think it is just as important as being able to filter by "Im Following", or each club you belong to.  Under each of those there should be a place where you can filter the type of activity, and even the ability to save your filtered "search" / set it as your default Feed option.

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  • I'd like to add my support for a permanent filter setting to get these indoor training sessions out of my rides feed.

    Zwift rides are not real rides.

    Here in the North East of the United States winter has set in, and my feed is now cluttered with these virtual rides. I'd really like to filter so I only see the activity of the riders who go outside and genuinely ride their bikes.

    @Strava Support - any plans to make this possible?

     

     

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  • Zwift sessions are fine by me, I totally support people's shed-based personal development efforts. But I don't want my dashboard clogged by big images of phoney mapping, and made-up rendered images. Can I please see them as per a normal turbo/roller session please. Photos of real people suffering on real turbos trainers perfectly acceptable.

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  • agree! I have zero interest to see zwift or other trainier rides on my dashboard.

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  • I ride my trainer a lot in the winter.  The sessions are difficult and intense and tedious.  They help me keep my edge when there's snow and ice and freezing temps outside my garage.  I upload these rides to Strava because I like to track my efforts, but I generally keep these toggled as "private" (sometimes I forget to check the box).  Trainer rides are boring for my followers to look at, and Zwift rides are as well.  I've seen the map of Watopia and London enough times to ride it with my eyes closed.  And the pictures all look the same...a dark video game screen grab.  

    Please let us filter these out.

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  • Have to agree. I understand the need to track them on a personal basis, but would prefer not to see them in the feed.

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  • Also agreed... not just on the mobile feed, but also via the API.

    I was looking at implementing Strava on the 300 cycle sites I host (audience of over 275,000 cyclists per month), and basically I won't do it when the activities I'd be listing are not actual rides, outside, in the weather.

    Audiences have no interest in turbo trainer sessions, though obviously the athlete wants to track all of the their training.

    Let us identify turbo trainers and Zwift sessions and filter them out of the entire Strava product stack.

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  • please do something to get these bloody annoying virtual rides off Strava, I train a lot on stationary bikes but i dont annoy my friends uploading it to a GPS logging site such as Strava, wait till the end of the year, it will be oh look they've done 5000kms this year...in the  garage :-(

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  • I agree with the filter on the feed and would recommend the same on club leader boards.

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  • Just agreeing again - this is ridiculous. This is training, not cycling. Please, give us a filter. Give us a filter as a Premium Feature if you must, I don't mind. But give us a filter on the App and on the Web Site – please!

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  • Thanks everyone, we have work in progress to prioritize certain activities in the Feed over others. I hope this is able to address some of the feedback here. When this new project is released, I'll let everyone know as we'd be interested to hear if there is any change regarding your experience with Zwift and other indoor rides in the Feed. 

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  • Yes. This is ridiculous... Activity Feed and Club Leaderboards are being completely filled with Virtual Rides. I am all for people having the ability to track their virtual training rides, but having them counted 1:1 as real rides outside in the elements is not right.

    Can Strava please create an entirety SEPARATE CATEGORY for VIRTUAL RIDES? Altitude and Mileage from Virtual Rides should not count toward a riders Yearly Stats, and the ability to hide them from the General Feed, Group Leaderboards, etc... is Important for maintaining an inspiring and meaningful platform. Thank You STRAVA!

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  • It would be nice to have the ability to display activities by type (using the same list you can select from when saving an activity) in my Activity Feed.

    I'm really mostly only interested in bike activities.. more specifically *mountain* bike activities.. but that's a whole other topic. It would be very much appreciated if we had the ability to just see a list of activities we're interested in, virtual or real.

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  • Perhaps enforce a requirement that indoor trainer or Zwift sessions become private and do not clutter public feeds. In this way, indoor athletes can still track progress,etc., but the rest of us aren't subjected to the 'noise'.

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