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Discussion: Strava - why don't we all ask Strava to add 'orienteering' as an activity type?

in: Orienteering; Gear & Toys

Jul 26, 2017 11:03 AM # 
freddie:
For a start: let's all like this thread on Strava Support:

https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/post...
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Jul 26, 2017 12:59 PM # 
bksk1lz:
Liked!
Jul 26, 2017 1:14 PM # 
Ansgar:
Ah, so that's why all of a sudden three new comments appeared...
Jul 26, 2017 1:41 PM # 
freddie:
Asngar: let's shake that tree :-) yes we can!
Jul 26, 2017 2:00 PM # 
gudeso:
Yep
Jul 26, 2017 3:52 PM # 
gordhun:
Ditto for Garmin Connect.
Jul 26, 2017 4:00 PM # 
RHF:
You can upvote orienteering on here: https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/post...
Jul 26, 2017 4:30 PM # 
iriharding:
done at 23 votes now !
Jul 26, 2017 4:31 PM # 
freddie:
Yeah, done! Now is time to vote :-)) Sharing is caring!
Jul 26, 2017 5:30 PM # 
hillanddale:
They can't even spell it correctly.
Jul 26, 2017 6:07 PM # 
codymonster:
What a coincidence- I just independently sent a request to them a couple days ago asking for them to add it. The response I got was "Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. I have assigned your ticket over to the Community Team for review." I am actually talking to their product manager soon, so I will try to put in a good word for our sport =) Wouldn't it be cool if they could upload orienteering maps too?
Jul 26, 2017 6:09 PM # 
codymonster:
@hillanddale, I suspect that's not really a misspelling: "orientering" is how the Scandinavians write it =)
Jul 27, 2017 5:27 AM # 
tRicky:
When orienteers start trying to beat their 'segments', I will stop doing the sport.
Jul 27, 2017 4:12 PM # 
Nixon:
I'm confused, why do we need this exactly?
Jul 27, 2017 4:16 PM # 
LOST_Richard:
@tricky how many segments are you?
Jul 28, 2017 7:07 PM # 
ErikEddy:
thanks for kicking this off. it would be nice to organize my orienteering activities as such and it's also practical to have a separate category for less stoppage time (I've been recording as a hike)
Aug 2, 2017 7:41 PM # 
J$:
It won't happen. There were once two skiing types "nordic skiing" and "cross country skiing" and it took them years to merge the two despite, many, many requests. There are still people asking for "classic' and "skate" skiing as separate activity types, but that hasn't happened yet either after years and years.

At least you can call orienteering "running" with some accuracy and have it count in your weekly totals.
Aug 3, 2017 12:49 AM # 
Juffy:
The cynic in me thinks that Strava's entire codebase is littered with hard-coded references to "Run", and the whole thing will come crashing down if they start messing with it. :)
Aug 5, 2017 5:34 PM # 
LOST_Richard:
Juffy you a cynic I would never believe that!
Aug 17, 2017 2:34 PM # 
freddie:
they've started a new kind of Survey apparently: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/activitytypesonstra...
Aug 18, 2017 9:34 AM # 
Quirkey:
I wonder if they'd also consider adding features like those in routegadget, splitsbrowser etc.

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