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Options to filter and sort the Dashboard Feed on Strava

suggested this on February 27, 2012, 1:41 PM

Provide options to filter your Dashboard - for example:

  • Filter out commutes
  • Filter out rides less than X miles
  • Sort by number of Kudos, ascending
  • Sort by number of Comments
  • Filter for Grouped activities
  • Filter by Activity Type
  • Sort by notable achievements (KOMs/QOMs/CRs/PRs)
  • Choose a default Feed view: My Activities, Clubs, etc. 
  • Other?

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Oliver Georgi

Yes, would be really nice to get rid of the challenges flooding my dashboard. It's annoying when people subscribe to more challenges than they have activities. I'd like to see pure activities only. 

August 4, 2015, 12:01 AM
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Marc Egger
Add a filter to sort your friends (without being in a group) , so it will be easier to follow on the flow only who we want....
July 9, 2015, 2:21 AM
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Carey Van

Do commutes still show in the Activity Feed for followers? I'm new to this and have been marking my short commutes to private but just realized I'm not getting any credit for them

July 2, 2015, 6:36 AM
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Daniel Enright

Ridiculous that this hasn't been actioned yet.

Has nothing happened because of the scope of the change? (There are a lot of filtering options suggested)

I only want to filter out rides marked as a commute! How about taking that on, one part at a time!

June 29, 2015, 8:28 AM
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Charles Allen

Hide commutes by default from the feed, except one's own. Default can be changed in settings.

June 6, 2015, 3:49 AM
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Kevin Bilbee

Why filter out commutes. I would like to see only commutes filtering all else out. I use commutes as part of my training schedule.

May 12, 2015, 9:16 PM
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Bjorn Jakob T.

I would like to be able to catogorize or group those I follow by creating my personal groups which I then could filter in the activity feed. I could then group those I work with in one group. Close friends in one group. Selebreties in one group and so on.
Clubs are not the same, as people have to join them.
So when I select Activity feed I would then like to chose My activities, Following, FollowGroup work, FollowGroup Selebs, FollowGroup Family and so on.

May 7, 2015, 9:58 AM
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Rik Taylor

hi chris, don't hold your breathe for strava, happily though stravistiX does this:

May 1, 2015, 5:00 PM
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Chris Walters

Please, please, please, allow challenges from other people to be configurably removed from my timeline. There's more challenge activity than actual activity.

April 30, 2015, 11:24 AM
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Joe Hyland

+1 to this suggestion. Especially for filtering commutes. I want to log them but it's spam on both my activity feed and the activity feed (and emails) of anyone following me.

What does the current commute tag even do? I can't find any filtering option to isolate my commutes.

February 19, 2015, 1:45 AM
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Rik Taylor

Hello?  Anybody there? Looks like it's coming up on 3 years since the first suggestion, any progress at all?  Update please Elle?

February 18, 2015, 1:40 AM
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Rik Taylor

+1 filtering commutes.  strava, can we get a timeline update please?  (how hard can it be?)

January 15, 2015, 5:09 PM
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Fit for 50

As a new user of this site and one that's not into the 'social media' thing I find the FaceBook tag and Find Friends and all that just eye pollution. The Dashboard view definitely needs to be configurable. Of course I do plan to socialize here, of course, eventually. I think this post counts for a month's worth.

December 25, 2014, 4:06 PM
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Andrew Hill

I really like the idea of people being able hide commutes from their feed, or otherwise minimise their spammy impact (the simplified one-liner approach is an interesting idea).

I also like the idea of marking activities as "Temporarily Private" to avoid showing up in a feed, but in say a week it'll count towards goals/charts/whatever. In some ways this is a lot like the commute tag, but might be things like "went to the shops" or "rode to a friend's house" which aren't exactly commute... but are "boring" or utility cycling rather than fitness/competition/whatever. Perhaps a second tag for that on top of the "commute tag"...? Or a broader term like "Utility" instead of "Commute", and an explanation of what it means.

Also can we actually get the Commute tag (and/or Temporarily Private, Utility tags, whatever) actually in the phone apps?

As far as using the commute tag goes, I think the commute tagged data would also be especially interesting to separate out for local council feedback (I believe Strava do provide info to councils?). Not sure if they'd actually be interested in commuters stats separated out from general riding, but in terms of traffic, and peak hours, I suspect that would be more interesting on its own?


December 8, 2014, 5:06 PM
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David Leach
Agree with James Irish, I like to upload my commutes and set as public because I like being registered on segments but dont like the thought of everyone following me having to look at my boring commutes, would be a good idea for users to be able to select a checkbox to ignore the commutes of the people they are following.
October 17, 2014, 2:35 PM
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Big LBellski™

Having a feed for "Friends" vs. "Acquaintances" would be a great start

A private distinction nobody else would be able to see... but allows you to drill down to those you actually care about.

September 22, 2014, 7:48 AM
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Richard Howell

+1 for filtering out commutes, i want to log them, count the miles against challenges, but not broadcast them and spam everyone (and my own feed).

September 13, 2014, 2:54 AM
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Samuel Smith

+1 for the option to make ~My Activities~ the default Dashboard view ... Lots of folk are asking for it. 

September 5, 2014, 7:48 AM
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Steve McKinney
Elie, What is the teams view on using this metadata to filter in "Training Log", "Training Calendar", "My Activities", and "Dashboard"? Sections of the app I consider personal tools for analysis. IMO the use case of analysis is stronger than the use case of not spamming followers. Thoughts?
September 4, 2014, 3:57 AM
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Elle Anderson
Community Support

In regard to filtering commute activities from the Activity Feed but allowing commutes to be eligible for Challenges - One workaround to consider would be to mark commutes as private just for a day or two so that the activities no longer appear at the top of your Follower's feeds. Obviously, this doesn't replace the need for an actual tool to filter the Feed...

September 3, 2014, 2:47 PM
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Blair Gallant

I put a lot of commute miles in and mark them as commute, but I don't mark them as private since then they don't show up in the rest of the stats and challenges. However, I try to balance SPAM by not putting in my short mile commutes in Strava since I don't want to annoy my followers by 1 and 2 mile commutes (at least I try ;-)). Filtering commutes would be good or allow private rides to show up in stats.

September 3, 2014, 11:45 AM
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Will Stingley

+1, would especially love to see only Mountain Bike rides!

August 18, 2014, 10:39 AM
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August 13, 2014, 8:41 PM
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Daniel G. Rose

+1 for the ability to filter out commutes.

August 10, 2014, 3:24 AM
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George Dando

Yet another +1 for filtering out commutes, I feel guilty for spamming the feed - but I want to record those 160-200 miles a week somewhere!

July 30, 2014, 5:47 AM
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Steve McKinney

I mostly would like to be able to filter by commute. I want the miles to count towards challenges and don't mind if they appear in my feed, but when I'm looking at the "Training Log", "Training Calendar", "My Activities", and "Dashboard" I would like to be able to filter by "commute"/"non-commute". I set goals on "non-commute" miles, but like to track "commute" miles to see how much wear-and-tear my components have undergone and to simply get a more holistic picture of how active I am.

I hope that feedback helps.

July 11, 2014, 1:51 PM
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Alistair Foulds

The commute tag would be great to allow you to add kg's for Panniers and also put a little symbol next to any PR achievement to signify you not only kicked butt on your commute, but without the help of a bunch.

Also as a filter for other people to select on their feed, do not show others daily commutes. But every weekend a summary would appear such as: X commuted ????klm's with X elevation this week and burned X calories and X trophies achieved. The calories summary might provoke some thought.

Personally I am proud of my commute as boring as it may be to some. 20 SOLO exposed klm's with over 130metres in elevation. Never ever seen one other commuter one the same route, I must be mad.

July 10, 2014, 4:51 PM
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Alissa Pajer

I agree with customized lists. We should be able to choose which of the people we follow show up on our feed, and which don't.

I understand that the Strava dev team is busy, but I want to reiterate how important a feature this is. Strava is great, but it's frustrating that when I log on every day, I have to see all the recent activities of everyone I follow, whether I want to or not.

July 7, 2014, 6:51 AM
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Elle Anderson
Community Support

Thanks guys! The product team does support this idea - we simply don't have time set aside for this project yet. Lots of awesome feedback in this forum which is really useful when deciding the future of our Dashboard feed functionality! 

June 10, 2014, 2:46 PM
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T Elliott

I also don't care to see rides under X miles, commutes are the worst and I also could care less who set what goal or actually met a personal goal.  There are riders I follow, but a lot of their rides are of no interest to me although they do offer specific qualities I want to see.

June 10, 2014, 2:38 PM
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Simon Howells

I would like to be able to create my own lists of people and see just them - customisable lists. This surely can't be that hard to implement.


Strava is anyone listening? Would be nice to have even some acknowledgement even if it's to say you're never ever going to allow any more filtering....

June 8, 2014, 6:28 AM
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Tatnai Burnett

So do they read this? I posted a suggestion via another channel, and they replied asking me to post in the forum... well...

Anyways re this thread, I think this is crucial. also adding a free-text search too would be nice. sometimes I remember a ride that was terrible, and I know I wrote something in the comments, but instead of being able to search for it, I have to go ride by ride to find it.

May 27, 2014, 11:33 AM
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Dolan Halbrook

I think by default anything tagged with "commute" should be filtered from followers' streams UNLESS you break some kind of segment threshold (top 10 overall?).

May 20, 2014, 5:23 PM
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Art Searle


May 16, 2014, 10:34 AM
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Ed Warner

I don't want my activities labeled "commutes" to be spamming my followers' activity feeds.

May 16, 2014, 9:41 AM
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Bob Warren

I fully support this suggestion to filter and sort the feed.  It is great to see that Strava Support (Elle Anderson) are following this, so let's hope for an update soon!

In addition to filtering and sorting, I would like more parameters added to the feed such as ave speed, ave heart rate and suffer score; in fact it would be nice for users to select any parameter that is available.  Some users, above, want to filter out commutes, but I would be one who would want to filter only commutes; I do not think there is a technical reason for not providing any sort/filter a particular user wants.  The interesting thing about commutes is that the distance and climb are always the same, so I do not really want to see that, but I would like to ave speed and so on (that are not presently visible on the feed) so that I can see at a glance how I am doing versus those I am following.

At the same time as Strava hopefully adds sort/filtering, it would be nice to be able to see more activities on my screen.  The only way to do that would be to collapse the information down to one line, but if the filtering could remove the map, then collapsing should happen as consequence.

May 10, 2014, 8:52 AM
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Elle Anderson
Community Support

An update to the thread:

Wondering if any of you noticed that starting a few weeks ago, we now sort the Dashboard Feed according to upload time instead of activity start time as was our previous sorting method. As of now, if you are unable to upload your activity for a few hours after completion, you won't be "buried" way down on the Feed. 

April 22, 2014, 4:17 PM
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Neil Cooper

Something like a distance slider would work great, you could it so that anything lower than say for example 10km doesn't show up on your feed. Maybe options for the slider could be 3km, 5km, 10km and so on.

April 22, 2014, 2:05 AM
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Mark H

Another vote for commute tag being enhanced so it doesn't show in followers feeds or club feeds but mileage still counts towards challenges.

April 21, 2014, 3:05 PM
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Manu S

+1 to set filter options for the dashboard.

April 8, 2014, 2:15 AM
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Ed Crossman

Would love to filter out posts on who has joined a challenge. Once a month it kills my feed. 

April 1, 2014, 7:55 AM
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Mark Winn

I vote to filter out commutes. I also want to track them and feel that they should count towards achievements and weekly mileage goals, but I don't want to broadcast my 8-10 commutes per week.

March 31, 2014, 8:50 AM
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O Sole Mio
+1 for make my activities default +1 for filter certain activities
March 29, 2014, 2:07 PM
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Jonathan Harris

Disappointed that this update did not make it into version 4.0. Still really need a way to select "Commute" in the mobile app as well as filtering out commutes from the activity feed. 

March 27, 2014, 11:09 AM
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Jeff K

Yes, please provide a way to filter commutes!  I want to track them, but I don't want to spam my friends with them.

March 26, 2014, 10:24 PM
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Dave Yosh
I really like the ideas to be able to filter out commutes and rides under x number of kms for both my activities on other people's feeds and for other people's activities on my feed. Or just allow for private activities to count towards challenges. That would solve the first point.
March 26, 2014, 3:25 PM
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Ben Griffiths

I agree - at least we should have the option (or even by default) don't show commutes on the dashboard. I want to track them - but I don't want to spam other peoples dashboards.

March 21, 2014, 1:55 AM
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Art Searle

What a waste of typing.  This topic has been going on and on for so long its almost as old as I am.  Unfortunately Strava doesn't read this and they have no intention of make any filtering changes. They are making fools of us.  Heck, we are making fools of ourselves if we think this will do any good.

February 11, 2014, 3:43 PM
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John Long

I'm marking all of my commute rides as private to prevent spamming other people.  My dashboard is spammed from commutes from at least 2 people I'm following.  I would very much like to select whether to show commute rides in my dashboard, whether to show rides less than xx miles, etc.  This would be a WONDERFUL option.

Marking my commute private has a down side.  They don't contribute to my "best ride" for any segments on that route for instance.  We need this filter mechanism!

February 11, 2014, 3:14 PM
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Jonno .

Please allow us more control of our feeds, like Facebook does! I would like to be able to filter who I see (choose which riders show up - some Strava friends are only acquaintances and I don't need to see what they are doing every time they ride), and even what I see (filter out commutes). And I would like to be able to choose what is my default page - I don't want it to go by default to show me what others are doing, I want it to default to My Activities! Or at least choose that as an option.

January 29, 2014, 11:29 PM
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Jonathan Harris

I made a request that was deleted so I'll post the same here. I ride 3-5 days a week as a commute and feel that I am definitely spamming followers with the same exact ride two days a week. It's enough that a couple people have already stopped following me. Please allow us to check the Commute button from the iPhone app and filter this out of the news feed. I only have a hald dozen (max) rides per month that actually count as "real" rides, but I want to track all of my mileage. 

January 27, 2014, 7:02 PM
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Ciprian Tudoran

I am one of those "spamming" my followers with daily commutes. But still I really want to have a total of Km cycled, so I need to track the activities.

January 15, 2014, 9:34 PM
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Mark Beaumont

Completely agree - I am embarrassed about my daily 10k commutes polluting my followers' feeds but want to keep registering them. Please give the 'commute' option more power and enable filtering for rides <[x]km or marked as commute. Thanks!

December 4, 2013, 12:44 AM
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Recep Yuner

A detailed filter would be nice too. But I think first of all to filter rides, runs and news is a must.

Dashboard is like a bag with everything in it at present.

But is there a plan with it? Does any strava agent read these we write?

November 19, 2013, 11:58 PM
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Ian Macneill

Agree for oprtion to filter rides unde a certain distance. Too much useless information.

November 2, 2013, 1:11 AM
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Chris Chapman

I'd definitely appreciate a filter based on Type so I can filter out Workouts

October 26, 2013, 4:07 AM
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Steven Robinson

I'd also like this option - the people I follow are ones who I go cycling with, but many of them are also runners. However I'm not interesting in seeing their runs on my activity feed, so I'd want to filter these out and only keep the cycling.

September 21, 2013, 11:47 AM
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Craig Hall

+1 for removing Commutes from the Activity Feed. My feed is just clogged up with the same rides day in, day out and it would seem like a huge leap to be able to filter these out...

September 12, 2013, 9:28 AM
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Jules Joseph

I would definitely like to see the option to filter out Commutes from my Strava feed - I used to mark all my commutes as private, but then these don't get included in any of the Strava Challenges. As far as I can see, at the moment, the commute check box doesnt actually do anything!

July 17, 2013, 4:53 AM
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Scott DeLeeuw

I also would like a filter for commutes, different friends, rides only, etc.  I would argue that certain rides by people are just as boring as seeing commutes and I like to see when friends are riding to work.

Regarding Jeremy's comment, I want the GPS route for my commutes.  Several reasons, 1) I take different routes sometimes and want to know that route info, 2) performance in segments over many commutes helps me see increases in fitness, 3) despite being commutes, I have many PRs on segments and even a few KOMs.  If commutes didn't hold GPS data I'd simply not log them as commutes.  I can see where others might find two rides a day to the same place boring to see in their feed.

I don't formally "train" anymore, I don't consider my commutes junk miles that I don't want any statisical information on.

July 12, 2013, 8:34 AM
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James Holcomb

Please add the ability to filter out people's daily commutes.  Who cares?

July 12, 2013, 8:18 AM
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Jeremy King

Here is an idea... When you flag as a commute or trainer ride Strava should only show a smaller (one line?) entry for that particular activity in the feed. Trainer rides that get submitted dont usually have any kind of gps data so why show a map?. This way people can still keep informed of all the activities other people are doing without all the screen space being used up. Even better... why dont you just log the disance / elevation & achievements for rides designated as "commutes" rather than the whole GPS route this would presumably save you a truckload of storage space which is currently wasted on people who dont even want this data. If somebody wants the full GPS mapping thing then they dont turn commute flag on ... simple.



June 19, 2013, 8:11 PM
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Adrian Gibbons

I really need to stop seeing 10km cycle commutes in my dashboard feed - what is the point of showing me all these junk miles!

I've spoken to the concerned individuals and they feel the need to log all their commutes so they can tally how many kms they have done at the end of the year. Fair enough. Why don't you wear a pedometer all year round and see how many steps you've made too!?

Please make them go away!

June 13, 2013, 5:45 PM
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Adrian Gab

please let people flag there ride as a commute so i can filter it out :-)

May 3, 2013, 4:29 AM
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Art Searle

I consider an activity feed filter extremely important.  I am interested in cycling, not running.  Many cyclists also run.  With the growing popularity of Strava and my ever increasing "Following" list, I miss some activities that below the current page view.  If I could filter out Run activities that wouldn't happen so often. Often I have to click the "More" button several times.  Why the delay in implementing this feature?

April 10, 2013, 1:37 PM
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James Irish

Absolutely agree to the Commute options - the 'Commute' tick box currently does nothing (as far as I can tell) and as others have said it can fill up the news feed quickly.   Besides I also don't want my commutes showing up in the club/groups that I am a member of.   Come on Strava lets have some sensible filtering!

February 24, 2013, 8:57 AM
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Wesley Boyce

I agree with Eric.  Having the option to make "My Activities" the default option would be welcomed.  I don't really want to see what people I'm following are doing all the time.

January 14, 2013, 1:48 PM
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Eric Schyberg

Better yet, make "My Activities" the default, and then you can switch on others as desired.

October 20, 2012, 4:29 PM
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David Deemer

Would be nice to be able to filter certain feeds (such as only show rides > X miles, etc.). Another nice to have would be to "snooze" certain feeds like Tweetcasters 'zip' feature.

September 18, 2012, 9:59 AM
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Carl R.

Also ability to set amount of achievements displayed for a ride in the Dashboard. At the moment it is 3, it would be nice to be able to change this.

With regard to comments displayed, maybe change it to a scrolling box? 

August 6, 2012, 4:40 PM
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Mister Bill

An option to filtering the Dashboard feed is to group by user, activity type, or both.  Click on a carat next to the user to expand that user's recent activities.   Do the same for comments as they are currently all displayed and can fill up the feed quickly.

May 10, 2012, 8:57 PM
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Frédéric L.

interesting option, it will be a great idea to filter news like new message, new plan, new ride or activity from a specific date 

March 2, 2012, 7:37 AM