Local Legends

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  • Hello @Robert V. We appreciate your feedback. Will add another athlete to the list asking for these to be split up. -N

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  • why do you feel the need to have local legends and then separate out women local legends ? It feels very demeaning to me that women's efforts are not considered equivalent to others and need their own leaderboard. Why not just local legend  - it has nothing to do with gender 

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  • Hello Laura Maile, thanks for your feedback about the leaderboard gender. I have passed your feedback along to the correct team. -N

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  • Is it possible or will it be possible to get local legends on other sports than cycling and running? For example roller skiing and cross country skiing in the winter? :)

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  • Hello Stian Høgland, I can't speak to product direction but I'll be sure to share your suggestions with our team! -N

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  • Not sure how it is right now, but would it be possible to "compete" with others in the following way: who has done the most rides on a segment within 90 days time (so local legend information behind a tab that would be permanent, not like it is said to be right now: the most rides within last 90 days, it also could be both). 

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  • The Local Legend feature relies heavily on users honesty. As pointed out in previous comments, some users are not honest and record the same activity on more than one device creating an unfair playing field. As Strava records the device used for tracking the activity plus the date, time and gps data, a comparison algorithm could be used to detect and check whether the user has created duplicate activities.

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  • I'd like to see the LL made more meaningful by having a minimum number of attempts on a segment. My suggestion is a minimum of 1 time per week on the segment - so 12 time. To see a local legend with 5 efforts over 90 days is a little pointless. 

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  • Local legends appear to often be plain wrong.

    https://www.strava.com/segments/13125611/local-legend?category=women
    In this case, the athlete (who is a friend of mine) has only cycled the segment a handful of times in the past 90 days, but has walked it lots of times. These walks appear to have counted to the local legend status. 

    https://www.strava.com/segments/3104303/local-legend

    In this case, the athlete (who is me) correctly only has rides contributing to the local legend status, even though I have also run this segment a number of times in addition.

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  • Hello Eduard Kobak and Isa Johnson, appreciate your feedback! I will pass this along to the correct team. -N

    Hello Phil Flowers, thanks for your input. We do have some auto-flagging functionality that attempts to automatically detect bad or invalid activity data but it doesn't work great in all cases. We are currently improving this functionality.  In general, Strava is a community-moderated social network. This means that we rely on our community of athletes to monitor the integrity of our leaderboards. Therefore, there is a way for you to address a bad KOM/QOM/CR/LCL but you will need to log into your account via the website to do so. You can also check out our Knowledge Based article here: https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/206522304-How-to-Report-Cheating-on-Strava- 

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  • Hello Ian Meikle, I took a quick glance on both segments and nothing jumps out as me as I refreshed the efforts for both segments. Please submit a ticket so we can investigate more deeply. -N

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  • Hey,

    This has perhaps been asked before. I recently created 2 new segments and have been riding them over the past 90 days more than once. Strava shows my time on the segments, but it doesn't recognize it for the LL calculation for some strange reason. 

    Any suggestions or idea's on how to fix that?

    Ronald

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  • When a segment is edited the local legends are not recalculated. The counter only includes activities after the segment was edited. After editing a segment the normal leader board is recalculated and to update the local legend board as well should be a byproduct in my opinion. Example segment: https://www.strava.com/segments/29437740

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  • Hello Jan Mantau, Appreciate the note and will keep that thought and relay it to the proper team. -N

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  • I enjoy the Local Legend feature, but gaining a "Legend" status after just 90 days is not very legendary - that is very short-term.  It should be longer-term such as at least 6 months, if not longer (12 months?).  90 days is so short on popular segments, that if the "Legend" is out of town for a few weeks, he/she will likely lose that status.  This happened to me, and very hard or impossible to get three weeks back on a route that others ride 5 days/week.  Calculating Local Legend over a longer period of time will smooth out situations like that.  Strava, will you please consider changing LL to a longer term than a short 90 day period?  If not, possibly rename it to "Recent Legend" which is more what it is now.

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  • Hello Ron Leiken,

    Thanks for providing your feedback. Will pass this along. -N

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  • I agree with Ron Leiken.
    The feature is cool, but there should be a longer term competition too.
    If someone runs the same segment every day for 10 years, then takes a break, there will be a new "Legend" and nobody will notice his efforts.
    It is a bit like the best times would be erased after a few months. Nobody would try to break records if all the records would vanish after 3 months. Something should remain permanently from the efforts people make.

    Maybe an additional leaderboard would be great based on how many days (combined) each athlete held the Legend title.
    And/or an additional leaderboard with the overall count of efforts.

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  • As others have said, getting a you have lost your local legend status for a segment you and 14 people have done once isn't really something I care about , can you set it not to recognise a LL unless more than  2 users have completed it more than twice in the last 90 days. I think the single attempt LL status devalues them whereas if I get a message for one I have done 10-12 times I may decide tomorrows ride is going to get it back. 

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  • Hello Gábor Kovács and Time Vans,

    Appreciate the feedback. Will pass these along. -N

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  • Hi,
    Is there a way to have walks included when you complete a segment? Yes you won't get a crown, but you could become a LL walking a regular route.
    Users can walk a segment that is recorded as a Run which counts, but if you record it as a Walk, it doesn't.
    It would be a good enhancement, especially for those people who are walkers and want to record how they go with segments.

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  • Hello Steven Teepa, I'll pass your feedback along to the correct team. -N

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  • I notice that you use "Avg Grade."  As you can see, this loop swoops down and comes back to the same spot, thus canceling out the percentage grade change.  Shouldn't it be Max Grade whether it is a negative(-) or positive(+) percentage change and not and?  My suggestion is to switch out the Avg Grade to Max Grade.  Thanks for your time.
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  • I am currently the LL on our local track, this is a big deal for a slow runner! However the LL crown is no longer shown after each new activity. This makes me sad.

    Activity https://strava.app.link/NoglCRHRykb

    Segment https://strava.app.link/WDMPrrMRykb

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