Local Legends

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  • Considering you will continue to split MTB and eMTB activities, could you extend local legend to EMTB segments?

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  • Dear Support,

    We like your local legend concept but we only see it
    when running in France or Germany.

    Living in Luxembourg, we are wondering when it will be available in our country ?

    Is there a rodamad concerning the next availability of such a feature in other countries.

    Thank you,

    Brgds,

    Laurent

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  • I would like the local legend feature to have some filters on significance (more than X attempts by one person, more than Y people attempting, at least Z people within range of leading) so that the segment info is not cluttered with useless achievements.

    I thought the local legend feature might be interesting, but so far it is not useful (Philadelphia, PA area). Every segment has the banner taking up a huge amount of space to tout silly achievements like a leader with 2 attempts on a segment in the last 90 days. Cool.

    I got an e-mail notifying me I had one for a segment I'd done once and wasn't even sure where it was from the name.

    As-is it seems like users will just learn to ignore it. I've already just filtered that part out on my end in the browser because it is uninteresting data. Maybe best to just have on the segment page and not on segment info shown on activity pages.

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  • A fun feature that expands on the Local Legend function would be to have Turf Wars. Essentially, a person identifies their home club, then every time they make an effort on a segment it counts for them and their club on that segment. The club with the most efforts 'owns' that segment. This would be a fun way for different riding clubs to challenge each other. Clubs could plan group rides to go and poach segments from other clubs to expand their territory. A map showing the segments colour coded to the local clubs would also be a neat visual of the reach of each club.

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  • I have some LL segments at the moment, will I get an email when someone else becomes the LL for thse segments?

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  • After I uploaded a ride that features a certain segment, I can check the LL leaderboard (it exists and it has a leader) and it tells me that I have zero attempts in the last 90 days. For the segment that I just rode (and ride every few days). It is like this only for some segments. Is your database still incomplete or what might be the reason?

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  • As a lifelong cyclist looking for new challenges I have found the Local Legend feature particularly enjoyable. I like the idea of being able to compete with other STRAVA members to be a Local legend and not having to worry about not being the fastest. 

    Since discovering it I've tried to build up the number of segments that I am the Local Legend of and to see of how many I can claim the title of Local legend. I use the app on my phone with it's list of my current winning segments to keep trace of my successes.

    However I've now gone past 100 as the number of current segments where I am the Local Legend but I find your app list does not register any more than 100 at any one time.

    I write to ask if you can increase the capacity of your app and this list beyond the current 100 segments, (limitless would be ideal) so that I am able to keep track of all my winning segments. Allowing me to more easily know those where have lost my title and to target to reclaim it.

     

     

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  • I love the local legend feature.  Thank you.  

     

    I have noticed that some of the competitors for local legend appear to use two devices to record their rides, which show up twice in their activity and get double counted for their local legend status.  I noticed this double recording early on when I started using strava and recording my ride with my apple watch and the strava app and then importing my activity from apple health into the strava app.  I now exclusively use my watch.  It seems like it would be fairly straight forward to only count one of multiple attempts at a segment if the attempts significantly overlapped in time.  This would make the local legends feature more motivating for those of us who pay attention to it, and would keep an app/device arms race from escalating.  

    Thank you for an awesome app, and for your consideration.

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  • Hello jasper hermsen,

    You will receive a badge on the activity and segment page when you earn Local Legend status. If you lose your Local Legends status to another athlete, you will be notified via email.

    -Strava Support

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  • Like Neils above, I find that all my segments that have a Local Legend leader shows me as having done zero rides, when I know of course I have done plenty! I'm sure when this feature first started earlier this year I did feature as a LL on a few segments, but somehow it has stopped! I have not changed any privacy settings, etc. What is happening? 

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  • Hello, So I like the LL feature,,, but your math is definitely wrong somewhere. Yesterday before my ride I was 2 away from taking the LL. I did ride with the current LL, but he did do the segment. I rode once last night and once this morning and I checked again today and I am now 4 away from taking it!!! He has done it 8 times and U counted just thus month (20 days) and I have done it 15 times. 

    I have found this a lot when I go for one, but when I do take it my number goes way higher then what I needed.

    I am thinking that the # of attempts is not how many times you ride it, but how many days you have to ride it to take it. whoever did the QC on this definitely is dropping the ball.

    I think this feature is pretty much dead to me for a year or so until you can figure out your issues!

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  • @Paul Thomson

    I reported that as a bug last week and after some discussion Strava understood and fixed that. Check again, I can see the correct numbers now.

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  • Great if I didn't have to make every run public for this.

    Could it not count all the matching runs, and give me the title if I have at least one matching public run?

    That way I've consented to be public (once) and don't have to spam everyone with my commute which no one cares about

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  • I'd like to be able to opt out of the Local Legend feature while still participating in leaderboards and challenges. As I understand it, the only way to opt out of Local Legends is to change the privacy setting from "everyone." 

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  • I am finding LL is being made fairly useless by runs being double counted. I have seen Strava double count for people running with an Apple Watch and an iPhone but there may be other combinations. 
    It’s the same issue William-Mattson has above. It’s really frustrating to those who do like the idea of LL. Are Strava able to fix it?

    thanks

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  • I'm really not sure what happened this week, but, I hold a lot of the Local Legend positions on segments near my home. A couple of them occasionally go off to other riders then come back when I have a good week. They are a good motivator to just get out and ride but I don't go searching for them.

    Now... most of these segments sit at around 40-45 efforts in the rolling 90 day period. Today, when I looked at my ride they have suddenly jumped to the 70-75 efforts mark (I definitely have not ridden these segments, that many times)

    Glitch in the system? Today was my first ride since Monday (5 days off the bike) and they all jumped up by 30 or more efforts......Strange. I guess it will auto correct in 90 days? (might Pi$$ a few people off though)

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  • Please please please Strava, give me the option to opt out of Local Legends without changing my privacy settings. 

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  • Local Legend counts are way off. I am credited with a LL of 27 segment attempts, but my Strava lifetime only shows 20 times, over 4 years, so something is screwed up

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  • Jay Bee and Rick Swagler

    Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us regarding the Local Legends feature. To opt-out, please follow the instructions below (note that currently, the only way to opt-out of Local Legends is to use our mobile app):

    • On Android and iOS
      • Select 'Profile' on the bottom of your screen and scroll until you see the section 'Segments.'
      • Select 'Local Legends' in the upper right
      • Select one of your Local Legend segments
      • On the upper right, select the 'i' with the circle around it (for Android) or the three ellipses (for iOS)
      • Select 'Yes, Leave'
      • Note if you choose to leave, your activities will not be counted towards a Local Legend achievement and it may take up to 24 hours for your achievements to be removed. If you'd like to join again in the future, only activities from the day you re-join will be counted.

    -Strava Support

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  • Paul Thomson, Ron Uprichard, Champagne Killy, Greg Scott 🇦🇺, and Wayne Bell

    Thanks for voicing your concerns with your segment effort counts. We are aware of an issue that overcounts segment efforts. If you see that your effort count is higher than normal, please submit a support ticket so we can refresh your efforts for you. We appreciate your patience while we work on a fix.

    -Strava Support

     

     

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  • Navi, are you asking us to submit a support ticket for each segment instance of the LL count error, or are the tickets we’ve already raised sufficient for you to refresh our counts?

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  • Navi I have reported it, and you have done nothing about it. Over a month after I mentioned it.. I got an e-mail saying to update it or it will be considered closed. How can it be closed when you took no action to it. I don't work for Strava and I have payed to be a premium membership because I like the app.... but customer support and releasing a product not QC'd is not a good practice and should be addressed.

    With that said, how about you look for the ticket I entered and fix the one I sent in first. Just my two cents.

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  • Wayne Bell Please submit a support ticket (just one) and I'll take a look. I don't see any open tickets under your name, currently. 

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  • not a fan of local legend idea.  it's basically a participation medal.  so what if you did a segment 5 times and everyone else did it 4?  maybe it's in your backyard,  or part of your commute?    the real local legend is the guy whose name is top ten on every leaderboard within a certain area/town etc.   might not be the KOM,  but he/she is there on every leaderboard you look at within an X mile radius.  

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  • Why do certain segments get Local Legends status and others don’t? I have some that under 100 attempts have been made on a segment and there’s LL, but other segments with 500 attempts don’t have that status. 

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  • A few months into this I'd again like to ask Strava to implement basic "worthiness" filtering. So many notifications dilute the utility of it. I see tons of "legends" with single digit counts in the last 90 days. I've earned legend status for a single attempt.

    Segments should have some minimal level of activity before counting. Otherwise a lot of screen real estate when trying to look at segments is wasted touting these achievements and people will either mentally tune them out or just actually remove them with browser plugins.

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  • josh flanagan and Mojo Monkey We appreciate your feedback. I've noted this and will pass along to the product team. -N

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  • Jason Homorody Thanks for your feedback. At this time, Local Legends is only available on certain segments based on a variety of criteria. Segments may be added over time as we continue to work on this feature. Stay tuned! -N

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  • Is there a place to find the criteria for Local Legend to be applied to a segment?  I run one in particular on which 30 different Strava members have posted nearly 200 efforts, but there's no Local Legend. (Other segments with LL have far fewer postings.)

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  • Frank Evans Thanks for your feedback on getting segments included in Local Legends. At this time, Local Legends is only available on certain segments based on a variety of criteria. Segments may be added over time as we continue to work on this feature. We appreciate your patience and feedback. -N

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