Feedback for Annual Achievement Awards
December 22nd, 2015:
As we go into the new year, where annual achievements would reset, we wanted to let you know that annual achievements have been deactivated.
We're grateful for all your feedback over the course of the year, positive and negative, and we will continue to explore and develop other ways to celebrate and incentivize Strava athletes. Thank you for understanding and have a great holiday season.
Starting in 2015, annual achievements recognize your accomplishments on running and cycling segments during the current year.
Full explanation found here: https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/21299622-Achievement-Awards-Glossary
We'd love to hear your feedback on this new feature, so please leave your comments below!
January 30th, 2015 update:
- As of today, we've disabled annual PR achievements on your activities. Those activities uploaded in the past will see 2015 annual PRs removed in a few weeks once the caches have cleared.
- A few weeks ago, trophies for 6th-10th place for the 2015 overall leaderboard were disabled.
We fixed how we prioritize significant achievements as highlighted in the Activity Feed, Top Results (Activity page), and Recent Achievements (Profile Page). What was happening initially after the release is that annual achievements were appearing among the 2-3 highlighted achievements in the Activity Feed and in the Top Results section of the Activity page when there were more significant overall results later on in the activity. This was simply due to faulty logic, and we changed the logic to surface the most "significant" achievements instead by prioritizing all-time achievements.
- The Annual Achievements that remain are KOM/QOM/CR and trophies for 2nd-5th place.
We are not going to develop an opt-out feature for annual achievements. Despite the overwhelming support for such a setting, we have chosen to take other steps to address your feedback instead, allowing us to work to make this feature better. By turning off a significant number of the annual achievements we hope that the clutter will be improved, and that it will be easier to view the achievements that are most important. As you can read below, we still have a number of projects coming later this year that will also improve the situation regarding too many achievements and visibility into annual leaderboards. Please continue to share your feedback with us here.