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  • Official comment

    UPDATE: 1/22/20

    We recently made a change to the way Strava challenges work that adds additional functionality to the experience. Most notably, you may notice:

    • Some challenges will allow additional activity types to count towards the challenge goal (e.g. walking, hiking, swimming, skiing, paddle boarding). 

    • Some challenges will allow activities with visibility settings set to “followers” or “only me” to count towards the challenge goal.

    Leaderboards are temporarily missing for some challenges. We recognize that the Strava community loves leaderboards and so do we. Leaderboards will be back with our February monthly challenges. 

    You can learn more about challenges and how they are set up by viewing the knowledge-based article here

    As always, we appreciate your feedback.

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  • Please bring back challenge leaderboards

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  • At least bring it back for followers. It's a great motivation to see how you're doing compared with your mates.

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  • Exactly Rob! If they did away with the leaderboards because people were complaining about cheating then just leave them for followers. We can police ourselves.

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  • If they dont want users too see everybody who joined the challenge, at least they could leave the learderboard results of the people each user follows. It's allways good to challenge our friends.

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  • Leaderboard has been the only way to have a challenge on a monthly basis within a club or with followers... Some people like the challenge for the month better (or find it more helpful) then the one for the week... 

     

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  • Googled "monthly running challenge with leaderboard" and hit 3 (Probably a Strava competitor so respectfully haven't linked) included the following:

    5 reasons your leaderboard helps you give your very best:

        • Comparisons boost motivation – Motivation is just as important for your running performance as your interval training
        • Success intensifies emotions and drive – You’re the only one to break the 30K limit this week? Your runner’s soul will remember this – and boost your self-confidence. You can do this!
        • A little means a lot – During a competition, we surpass ourselves, give it our all, develop a strength we didn’t even know we had. Competitive training can have similar, positive effects on our running performance.
        • Get focused, get thrilled – With a goal in mind, it’s easier to lace up and do your weekly training sessions.
        • Competition is fun – Comparing yourself to others is fun and mixes up your training routine & analysis.

    This seems like a Strava mission statement (practically?)

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  • Please bring back the leaderboards, that was part of the challenge fun. There are also lots of request for bringing the leaderboards back on the challenge pages ... I have not seen any response from Strava support. It would be nice to hear  why the format was changed.

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  • Just cancelled my membership, Might renew if leaderboards are re-introduced.

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  • Agree with everyone so far. Bring back leaderboards or at least let everyone know a good reason for removing them. Challenges are now mostly useless and I've left all of them for January as a consequence.

    (Perhaps removing them is a cost saving - too much load on the servers costing too much when they're free to users. I know, cynical)

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  • This is screwed up by Strava. Without community the whole thing falls apart. Problem with Strava is that its own developers don't use the tool. Apparently.

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  • Why no courtesy to explain major changes. Not sure I can be arsed with Strava much longer.

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  • Why remove challenge leaderboards?? This was a great facility for getting the bigger picture on what friends were doing. HUGE backward step Strava!

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  • ...and you ask them about this on the feedback forum and when they can be arsed responding to you they pretend they have no idea what you're talking about, or make out that you're an idiot. In my case asking me to check if my activities 'qualified'. Tools.

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  • Very poor that I had do a search to find out if it was an issue/fault with my Strava or an intentional change as to why leaderboards have been removed. No communication/explanation or justification about this makes it even worse on Strava's part. I enjoyed seeing where I was and for comparing to followers. Bring them back please.

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  • Bring the Leaderboard back - we all like to see how we compare to others out there and how we a re progressing towards our goals!

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  • I had a long break from running (over 3 years), well generally from any type of exercising. (Damaged knees) Couple days ago I wanted to try if I could run 10km... As it turned out... I could so... imagine my disappointment when I saw that there is no information about my run, time etc. under the challenge I completed. You gain a badge...but there is nothing, no leaderboards, no information about the activity. I really would want to see info about my fastest 10k challenge. So yeah... bring back that, all of it. Leaderboards and the information about activity that completed the challenge.

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  • Please bring back the leaderboards...

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  • Bring the Leaderboard back please

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  • I have cancelled my membership. May renew if they reinstate leader boards. Appalling way to treat customers - totally unaware of their market. Will happily stay with my Garmin data.

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  • Who's idea was removing the leader boards?  They obviously presented a good argument as the idea was implemented.  However in the post change review meeting i suggest that you revoke this idea and change it back, and free up the idea person to come up with better ideas.  I believe they can do much better.

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  • Agree with everyone. Bring back leaderboards !!!

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  • Bring back the leaderboard for the challenges... otherwise Strave Summit has become useless and will cancel summit subscription

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  • no leaderboards anymore so canceling my membership

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  • Why no response from Strava? Seriously screwed up.

    Not even an explanation?

    Users don't matter huh?

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  • Not sure I understand the strategy here - let's remove functioning, desirable features, so that...?

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  • Not at all happy Strava support, what is going on? Why does your development team think it is necessary to remove something that many people that signed up for challenges used? Did you conduct a survey of the people that are paying annual subscription? Why should I continue to pay an annual subscription when you remove functionality from the website? At the start of last year you removed the half marathon challenge, this year leaderboards, next year our data files??

     

     

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  • Strava has still made no official response so I have drawn the conclusion they are simply ignoring us. I have thus voted with my feet (and wallet) and cancelled my subscription and left all challenges. I urge as many of you as possible to do the same. Perhaps if enough of us do then Strava might pay attention if their income stream is reduced. If Strava either reinstates the leaderboards or ACTUALLY RESPONDS and says they intend to then I will be happy to re-subscribe.

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  • Is there any reason behind it? Please bring the challenge leaderboards back!

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  • At the very least, an explanation would be appreciated. Better still, just restore it please.

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