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Flag a Strava Athlete

There should be a button to flag a Strava user as a fraud, instead of flaging hundreds of his rides that were all made by car, motorcycle or velomobile. I have a special case here. The user Jay K. he rides daily with his velomobile and steals KOMs from real strava users who ride a road bike. And he has KOMs with speeds of 70km/h ø on segments that are 2-4 kms long. So this is really ridiculous.

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    Thanks everyone - this is an interesting concept, and there are some other social networks that have similar reporting capabilities so it would be good to consider a Flag Athlete feature for Strava. 

    At this time, we welcome you to reach out to our support team with questions regarding an Athlete's activity on Strava. 

    UPDATE MARCH 26, 2020: We recently released a new detection system to automatically identify and remove activities containing data anomalies from leaderboards. This system is not retroactive and will be applied to new activity uploads only. However, we are committed to continually improving upon our auto-flagging system and are looking into ways of cleaning up historical data. As always, our community has tools to help maintain leaderboard integrity through the activity flag tool, which you can read about here.

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  • Maybe its Armstrong or wiggins in disguised or even Froome whit his asthma inhaler. LMAO

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  • For sure ;)

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  • i agree in principal that if a user is flagged on a regular basis and it's found that he does have invalid rides for some reason, he should be flagged as a possible fraudster and if that continues, he should be blocked from achieving rankings.

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  • I agree. They should be flagged and after 5 times incorrect down load there should be no Kom rewarded on all there rides and a red flag next to there download saying data not reliable.

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  • Suggest subscription fraudster gets removed from everybody elses data but still sees his own results....unless it's a free user in which case chuck him off!

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  • I agree, this behavior is equivalent to deleting thousands of emails and then winning the popular vote.  But then ultimately losing the election.  Take the fraudster down!  He will ultimately lose; we need to restore our confidence.

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  • I also have this problem, there are some users that regularly use Strava from their car! on their way to work. 

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  • I have this problem with dozens of motor cyclists here in Chile.

    This user for example...  https://www.strava.com/athletes/1683651

    Regards

     

    Renzo

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  • Some apps consider average of mundial winners before register records. For example: how a "normal" people climb some segment generating more power than Nairo Quintana?

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  • I came across someone people regularly ride motorcycles and posts the activities as biking. 

    https://www.strava.com/athletes/18160320

    https://www.strava.com/athletes/6917762

    Many of their activities have been flagged. Perhaps there is something that should also automatically flag an athlete after so many of their activities have been flagged.

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  • I cam across a user from my city. He usually bikes slow, but in the past weeks I noticed a huge increase in his distance and speed. I mean.. you cannot have several segments blasting at 80 km/h uphill.

    Activities have been flagged, we talked with the guy to modify his routes, but without success. How can we flag him?

    https://www.strava.com/athletes/17598559

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  • I think there should be the ability to remove/ban an athlete from a club to keep them off the group leaderboards, but if the issue is with Segments, I think the feature still needs work before we take things like KOM/QOM too seriously. Right now the Segments feature doesn't discern the total distance run compared to the segment distance along the total run/cycle, so even if you hold a the CR for a small segment there's a good chance there are other athletes traveling the same route that could go much faster. I think it's kind of nuts when I receive a notification that someone knocked out my CR for a .7 mile segment of an 18+ mile run.

    Personally, it would also be good for Strava to keep track of frequency of flagging, i.e. if the same person flags an individual runner/cyclist/swimmer's activities more than once they look into whether or not the flagger is accurately flagging them, or just temporarily knocking them off the leaderboard for distance.

    When I started using Strava the community seemed to be more focused on helping each other get faster, stronger, or moving longer via comments and kudos, as well as sportsmanlike competition. Now it feels like people care more about whether they were beaten along a small stretch; it also encourages racing during workouts - sounds like a great way to get injured.

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  • How to flag a man running in women category? i sent him few messages already, he never replied and still stealing all the crowns!!

    Thanks!

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  • Elsa, unfortunately, due to political correctness, this issue will grow up.

    Examples: MMA with Fallon Fox, here in Brazil there is a former volleyball player, now named as Tiffany and breaking all female records. It's the paradox claimed by equality, shearing apart women achievements. 

    Who can tell that guy as he 'sees himself'? 

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  • Hey all, I may have solution that can help, at least for those motor sports users.  Its an app I created called Black Box Performance Tracker and its like Strava but it gives points for turns, elevation change and miles traveled, and its designed specifically for motorsports enthusiasts, (motorcycle, snowmobile, atv, sport bike, etc.).  You can even challenge you buddies to get the most points.  We just got it up and running again and would love to get your feedback, we are still in beta testing so any and all comments are welcome.  Just head to Black Box Performance Tracker.com

    Thanks,

    Scott Niewohner (Founder)

    Black Box Performance Tracker

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  • it's 2018 APR now, nothing is happening! tons of daily cheater still around!

    and my flag function is being disable by strava!! what a world!

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  • honestly, if it keep goes on like this, serious athlete will just quit strava, the whole thing is  meaningless!

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  • Around here we have a couple 'athletes' using more than one profile at once. What's the point? Just ALL their activities have been double and pushing others achievements down.

    Let us Flag a User.

    https://www.strava.com/athletes/19789725

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    https://www.strava.com/athletes/12477562

     

    https://www.strava.com/athletes/6724925

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    https://www.strava.com/athletes/6713739

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  • Flagging fraud athletes should be really easy, this would set all their activities automatically to private and remove them from the rankings. If they are flagged fraudently, they could contact the Strava Support to unlock the flag. But I think the most of them are fakes, so its okay. And it would not delete their rides, but would make them invisible. Of course they should get an info about that.

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  • its a pain , really one works toward a segment for improvement or in my case a challenge for myself , there will be others faster thats ok , however when you lose a kom to someone you would presume they did it themselves without any help , riders who are in groups should not count ,or as stated there using a motor , its a individual  effort, i usually ride alone ,,thanks eric

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  • I too would support a flagging feature where repeated flags would put someone into an "all activities excluded from QOM/KOM/CR" until or unless they successfully appealed to strava customer support proving their activity was legit. It's unfortunate that others have the spend their own time to check and clean up the top of the lists but I do not see an easy way around this. I suspect that many violations, especially those in vehicles are not intentional, just too lazy to manually correct or just don't even pay attention to lists. 

    Basically, I support a strong hand use by Strava but with the possibility of appealing to strava (proving one's case) to avoid being ganged up on by a group. Even with a 5 violation trigger, it would be easy to get 4 friends to flag someone or just generate troll comments to get 4 others to knock someone who is actually the rightful KOM/QOM holder. 

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  • How is the rider of a velomobile"cheating"? It's still human power. I'm kinda new here. Is there a  velomobile category, and is Jay K. not in it?  

    Can you categorize your bike type? MB riders should compete against each other. Road bikes same.

    Thanks

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  • Hmm the driver of a car, motor is also human... No it is cheating towards everybody who is using only muscle power. There should be categories for others using other types of gear (e-bike, moped, ...).

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  • On November 11th 2016 there has been an official reply stating that 'flagging' is an option. We are September 19th 2018 and still no flag... We should be able to at least report fake results. I found someone who has an average of 280 km per ride. Yet his longest ride is 75 km... He was able to bicycle a segment at 65 km per hour... (at a road where cars are allowed 70 km per hour).

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  • Hi Bart, 

    You can flag an athlete's activity. Check out this article that explains how best to use flagging: https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/216919387-The-Activity-Flag-Remove-an-Activity-s-segment-results-from-the-Leaderboard

    Cheers. 

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  • Hello, I massively agree there should be a 'flag athlete' button.

    I live in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and we have a small, hardy bunch of 10+ road cyclists you can see on mostly all the segments (take a look around Ulaanbaatar and you'll see Ben Moyle, Jon Lyons, Steve Rose, Naranbat Nasanbat, Ian Allardyce and several Mongolians on all the decent segments).

    Then suddenly all the KOMs went to a large group of 'athletes' passing through clocking 90kph... guess what... they were on a MOTO tour on dirt-bikes!!!

    What a hassle to go through the whole bunch of them flagging each 'ride'.

    I guess maybe they didn't know what Strava was for and found it a good way to record their tour.

    But for sure a 'Flag Athlete' button is seriously needed!!!

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  • Strava revoked my ability to flag too for flagging cheaters. There are also people that set their privacy setting so that no one can see their activities, and thus no one can flag them. Does strava have a solution fo rthis? 

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  • Hi how do i flag an athlete for being in the wrong category?in this case a male in the womens category..

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  • Eve, that will be a serious issue.
    Just watch what’s going on in the sports and gender ideology...
    How do we “flag” men in women sports categories, even if they just say they fell like? No female record is going to survive.

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