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Give Strava a break

Old 07-06-20, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by surak View Post
I suggest you actually read this thread before you post and prove that you don't understand the context by somehow missing the salience of my post. You can start with the first post and the article linked.

I stated facts as to why Strava doesn't deserve a "break" when their analogues get none. The defenders continue to use emotion-based arguments that Strava is "good" and anyone who doesn't pay is freeloading. Except it's more likely that if Strava ever turns a profit, it'll be off the back of those same non-paying users. Or maybe they will have invented how to make money out of thin air.
Nope. Still no wheels on your previous post.
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Old 07-06-20, 06:09 PM
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My rides transfer to Strava through my Polar GPS and phone app. So far I haven’t felt the need to pay for Strava. Maybe I will, maybe not.
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Old 07-06-20, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by dr_max View Post
https://strava.app.link/vzFD9AOMN7

so much anger against strava for charging $5 monthly.


why people these days think they should not have to pay for other people’s work but if they don’t pay and have their data used scream scandal?

would people have preferred a British Analytica scandal like Facebook did with private users data?
Why is your view that the only 2 options are they charge a monthly fee or a massive violation of data occurs?

I would argue there are options between those two scenarios you cite.
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Old 07-07-20, 12:21 AM
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I have been using the free strava for a while and its great for me. if I was into the more techno facts and stats side of things yeah its a small price to pay (well I think so )
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Old 07-07-20, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Why is your view that the only 2 options are they charge a monthly fee or a massive violation of data occurs?

I would argue there are options between those two scenarios you cite.
have multiple come and complain on the 30 seconds ads videos running during their training like Spotify?
have Campagnolo ads appearing in the middle of your segments page that you have to close?
have Shimano ads running on the top of the page or in your feed to make you buy the newest Di2 released?


yes, this would have been an option, but people would have complained anyway.
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Old 07-07-20, 06:07 AM
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Adds for breweries along my route would be much appreciated. Actually I'd pay for that too.
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Old 07-07-20, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by znomit View Post
Adds for breweries along my route would be much appreciated. Actually I'd pay for that too.
It would be awesome if breweries were marked at all on the route planner, instead we have prominently marked mobile home parks.
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