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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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  • Please apply this indoor trainer filter soon.  It doesn't have to be perfect the first time.

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  • I'm fed up of people topping leaderboards without going outside in all weathers.

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  • So.. your official comment was 

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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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    If the October update was supposed to address this then it clearly hasn't. I still have 'fake' rides in my Feed as well as "posts" - pointless witterings that I have absolutely no interest in. Please provide a FILTER so I can filter all this bilge out. I don't want Zwift, Turbo or any Posts to appear ANYWHERE in my feed.  

    I've now resorted to 'unfollowing' associates who do Zwift rides just to get rid of the "noise". I'll be using Strava less and less in the future as finding the information I want to see becomes more and more tedious. 

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  • Agree with Simon H above. Cooler weather is arriving in the northern hemisphere and already my feed is getting clogged with this crap. I pay Premium yearly to share outdoor cycling activities with other cyclists. I think Strava is brilliant – but this forced marketing aspect of your gameplan is undignified garbage. There should be an option to opt into seeing this Zwift-rides if it interests you. If, at best, we're getting a filter, please give it to us now before the army of plastic virtual cyclists butts take over my feed again for another winter!

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  • I have just startedunfollowin those posting zwift rides - v annoying

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  • Yes - I think this is the only strategy. It's a shame about Strava. It used to be about actual endeavour and movement. Their buddying up with Zwift is misguided. Strava is going to be the Big Data gym app very soon! 

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  • @Elle Anderson - Any feedback on when we'll be able to filter out Swift rides.

    I am a Premium Member, a keen cyclist and *really* sick of this Zwift crap (workouts/computer images) clogging up my feed.

    I don't want to unfollow fair-weather friends, but I do not want to see this stuff. It is not a "ride"

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  • The “Strava Helper” extension available for Firefox and Chrome has an option to remove Zwift activities from the Dashboard feed 🤷‍♂️

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  • Thanks Marcus. Unfortunately, you can't fix their apps...

    @strava what is going on with this? If you are bound by a marketing agreement with zwift to treat trainer exercise like real rides, please say so! We'd like to know if you're willing to add the functionality we're suggesting or not.  Thanks!

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  • By the way, there are several other threads in the forum asking for the same thing.

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  • Agree with Joe B - some transparency would be welcome. I paid a yearly subscription; as a customer I'd like to know the situation.

    @Joe B - can you post links to the other threads?

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  • It's bad enough on the feeds, but on the fly-by's feature its unbearable!

    Watching hundreds of users going round on the same 'track' across London..

    Completely ruins the feature.

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  • Any progress on this? I really don't want to see Zwift rides in my feed and it's a little aggressive to unfollow a friend just because he/she is logging them on Strava.

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  • February 15 2017 - that's near enough TEN months ago....

    https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/208859697/comments/115000104930 

    "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. "

    SO WHAT EXACTLY HAS HAPPENED HERE? 

    Do Zwift own Strava or what?  Is there a link between the venture capital / investment in BOTH?  Why do Zwift things now take precedence in the feed over actual activities?  

    Who is going to respond? It's beyond a joke. 

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  • I agree with @Tom Payne. I've been unfollowing people I'm not close friends with, which is sort of a pity, but can't dump good friends just because they stuff my feed with dross. I would really like to hear an update from Strava Customer Support on this issue. Thanks!

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  • This is the time of year that I really, really really want to have that filter in place. So many fake rides around London and imaginary places, I have to look for folks actually going outside and actually going places. I don't hate on Zwift, I just don't want to see it in my feed. It's been a year and it seems to be that Strava is pushing Zwift harder as the rides are now branded. This is a really concerning development that I, as a premium member, cannot prevent what amounts to a feed full of advertisements.

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  • Zwift crap unfollowed

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  • @Joe B - the article seems to mean, unless Strava show a little filtering-consideration for the cyclists and athletes who have been their customers and community for years and who do not want to see Zwift activities in their feed, things are only going to get worse.

    I'm really disappointed by Strava but will keep my Premium membership until it expires. There's no doubt they are the best cycling social network, but my feed is more than 50% Zwift at the minute and I don't want to see any of those activities. As a result, I'm unfollowing anyone who is not a good friend in my cycling community who posts Zwift. Sucks but I don't have other options if I want to see what I want to see.

    Many thanks for posting the other threads by Strava users who do not want to see Zwift in their feeds.

     

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  • Thanks everyone, there is clearly demand for this feature to hide unwanted activity types from your feed. The new algorithmic feed ordering doesn't seem to be enough to satisfy this request. I'll do my best to get this considered in 2018 and your continued feedback on this post is appreciated. 

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  • What's really funny is when I set up my bike on a trainer with a speed/cadence sensor, the Strava app ignores the speed reading - strava only wants real speed from a GPS unit - but Zwift? Zwift counts to actual mileage and elevation numbers, which is a hoax.

    If you're using Chrome, there are several extensions which can block Zwift stuff, right now my favorite is StravistiX as it offers a bunch of extra stuff. It also allows you to filter rides under a certain distance as well as runs under a certain distance. Pretty cool.

    There's also Strava Feed Filter which does exactly that. Doesn't add much but trims out the crap that we don't want to see.

    Another one, Strava Enhancement Suite, says that it gets zwift stuff out of the feed but it wasn't - I submitted an issue and the author said it was fixed but it still wasn't working for me. Since StravistiX gives me what I want I stopped using that one.

    I did find a plugin for Firefox, but forget what it was, and if you're on another browser, you're on your own.

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  • I'm seeing the 2017 videos being posted, and some folks are hitting some really impressive mileage and elevation numbers, but I can't help but think - what did they really ride last year? I wish I could not only filter someone's zwift rides out of my feed, but be able to see their actual total mileage/elevation vs the combined real/fake mileage/elevation.

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  • Agree with @Chris Heerschap -  it is a complete hoax to count Zwift mileage as real milage. Total joke. I'm friends who have done less miles on their bike from me this year and are posting 1000+ miles more than me. It's ridiculous. Strava should split Zwift into a second virtual feed for people who care about such things.

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  • I've just logged onto Strava and thought to myself - WOW they have finally seen the light and released a fantastic update. But no, it was the StravistiX Chrome add-on which I'd installed a couple of days ago and forgotten about.

    What a revelation. A great bit of software and what Strava should have done 18 months ago.

    You should now seriously think about firing Miss Elle "we'll have to have a meeting and maybe schedule it in for Q4 2025" Anderson and hiring the author of StravistiX, Thomas "users have been screaming for this all year so lets get the f***ing thing done" Champagne, I think he'll give your Development Managers the kick up the jacksy they seem to need.

    Or maybe you'll just carry on your own merry Zwift-licking way. Zwift isn't a bad bit of kit - I quite like it I just don't want to see it in my feeds. If I wanted to watch snowflakes playing video games I'd subscribe to XBox Live.

    Warning from History : Once upon a time IBM were "big blue". Then they got complacent and along came Microsoft. Then Microsoft started to believe their own BS and along came Google! Treat your users like a pesky annoyance and all it will buy you a heap load of disloyalty when the next great cycling app comes along (it might already have happened if Garmin's offering wasn't so dire). And you're a gnats chuff away from that day.

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  • I just want to filter out a persons rides from my feed without unfollowing them? Is this possible some way?

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  • I let my premium subscription lapse a few months back. I don’t want to see these fake Zwift rides. That is not riding a bike. I originally posted this right at 2 years ago and no changes. At least let us sort the feed to get rid of fake rides.

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  • @Simon H - I don't think @Elle Anderson is to blame, it's more likely that this is a "strategic" decision from the executives who are possibly eyeing up zwift as a potential acquisition, and everyone else in the company is being forced to toe the line.  I'm not paying for it though, so I don't have much cause to complain...  

    @Elle Anderson - Thanks for the update.  Rest assured, we will keep bugging you about this :)  If you want to give us any hints about how we might get a zwift-free feed in some way that's compatible with the company's larger plans, please don't hold back.

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  • @Billly Cooper - nope, unless you use a plugin for Chrome.

    I'm unfollowing lots of people, but I don't want to unfollow good friends either – all of whom haven't ridden their bikes once in 2018 and are posting more miles than me. It is a complete joke.

    @Rob Cline - I'm thinking the same thing. Strava is still good for logging my own rides, but I can no longer gauge my efforts against fellow athletes because their arcade game miles count as riding on a road. So Strava has lost a lot of value as a result.

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  • As a programmer, I know that this feature is trivially easy to implement. It's two lines: "if (options.hideZwiftRides && activity.type == 'zwift') { activity.show = false; }" or similar.

    The fact that Strava has not implemented this feature means that there must be political reasons for not doing it. The Chrome add-on does not work in the mobile app. Unfollowing people who post Zwift rides is probably the only option.

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  • Simon H - Elle is just the messenger here, it ain't her fault. I want to see the Zwift crap not forced on us as well but let's not go killing the messenger.

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