Zwift Announces Community Welfare and Anti-Harassment Update

Zwift Announces Community Welfare and Anti-Harassment Update

UPDATE: Zwift has announced a postponing of the ZwiftPower height and weight hiding. Read more here >

Today Zwift announced a two updates via their forum which are being rolled out to mitigate harassment and increase community welfare.

#1: Weight and Height No Longer Public

Zwift says:

First, beginning next week, we will no longer publicly display Zwifter weight and height in ZwiftPower, Zwift Companion, nor on Zwift.com. Weight and height will continue to be an input requirement for the game but will no longer be displayed publicly in order to deter weight or height related harassment.

As some Zwift racers have already pointed out on the forum thread, hiding weight and height data is a double-edged sword. Yes, it should reduce unwarranted harassment while removing some triggers which can lead to disordered eating. That’s a good thing. But it will also make it nearly impossible for racers to spot weight/height dopers – and generally, racers have been relied upon to spot this sort of cheating, since race organizers have enough work on their hands.

It’s worth noting here that Zwift provides a form which racers can use to report racers they believe are cheating. According to Zwift, “Our CS agents have all the tools to look at egregious changes in weight and make informed decisions if someone is ‘weight doping’ or not. Read more here >

Will race organizers have access to the now-private height and weight data, or will only ZADA be able to access it for performance verification of top-tier races? I posed this question to Zwift, but have not yet received a response.

Assuming race organizers can access the data via ZwiftPower, and the site includes simple tools for spotting potential weight or height dopers (perhaps flagging those who made dramatic changes recently), then hiding weight and height data from the public should work swimmingly. But if this simply lets cheaters cheat more, it may affect more people than it helps.

#2: New Reporting Features

Zwift says:

Secondly, we will be introducing new reporting features within Zwift Companion. An expansion to the existing flagging feature, the reporting feature allows riders and runners to report discrimination, bad language, or other forms of harassment in real time by clicking the three dots in the upper right hand corner of a member’s ZC profile. This feature will allow our team to monitor the situation and enact shadow banning when appropriate.

This is a welcome change, as it was unclear how the flagging feature in Companion actually functioned, and it was impossible to share additional details of your report when flagging a rider. The idea that a Zwift staffer can monitor these reports in real time in intriguing – it will be interesting to see if actions are taken quickly when bad actors are reported.

It’s fair to say that the vast majority of Zwifters haven’t had to endure bullying or harassment on the platform. But for those who have, the experience can have huge negative impacts on their zwifting experience and even their overall well-being. And that’s just not right. Zwift should be a safe place.

Changes Already Implemented

Zwift’s forum post included the following list of recent changes they’ve implemented to boost community welfare and reduce harassment:

  • Implemented tools that allow us to more effectively review in-game messaging to ensure in-game behavior meets our community guidelines.
  • Raising awareness on podcasts about disordered eating
  • Removing blog stories, missions, and challenges that glamorize unhealthy weight loss
  • With the full support of community group owners, we have collectively worked to ensure community groups promote health and wellbeing and avoid potentially unhealthy triggers.
  • Tightened privacy rules for ZADA (Zwift Accuracy and Data Analysis) verification videos – preventing athletes from sharing these publicly.
  • Instituting a 2-hour pre-race weigh-in submission window as is the acknowledged best practice across other sports and by the IOC

Zwift is rightly concerned with how its platform can encourage disordered eating behaviors. We dug into this topic in depth several weeks ago, our series “Extreme Dieting in Virtual Cycling“. It’s good to see Zwift working to protect racers.

Changes Coming

The forum post concludes with the following statement:

These are only the first steps. More steps are planned to enhance the features that improve the experience for all Zwifters and mitigate harassment.

Just what are those future changes? We’re not sure, but here are some guesses:

  • At least one forum reply also mentioned that Zwift could easily put in further controls to reduce weight and height doping – perhaps not allowing riders to change their measurements by more than X% on a given day.
  • Rolling out additional race categorization controls/anti-sandbagging tools would greatly reduce arguments and cheating accusations between racers. Forcing riders to race in a category which matches their historic power numbers, for example, is one foundational change that would clean up cheating and improve the racing experience for many, especially D and C riders.
  • Cleaning up messaging: currently, group ride messages are bleeding into free rides, which makes for confusing conversations where event participants banter and riders outside of the event get to “listen” in. Sometimes the free riders will even respond to the event messages, but of course the event participants will never see those messages. This all needs to get cleaned up.

Share Your Thoughts

What do you think of Zwift’s recent (and pending) changes? Share your thoughts below, but we’d also recommend sharing them on the official Zwift forum thread.

About The Author

Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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Simon V
Simon V
21 days ago

if race organizers can’t have access to this information I don’t see how this is a good change for the racing community as it will make cheating just easier.

Hopefully this means they are working on some kind of Elo/MMR rating for racing.

rdcyclist (Mark Crane)
rdcyclist (Mark Crane) (@rdcyclist)
21 days ago

I get it and at the same time am incredibly disappointed with ZHQ. If they can make this change which will make it much easier for the cheaters why can’t they roll out the entry category limit we’ve been screaming about for years at the same time? I’ve NEVER heard of anybody getting harassed due to weight and height (this doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened, just means in my little sample it’s not been heard of) but EVERYBODY in the D and C groups has experienced the category sandbaggers.

Fix this ZHQ!

Brian Bishop
Brian Bishop
21 days ago

If Zwift Power shows both Watts and W/kg, then you calc easily calculate someones weight. Doesn’t take a mathemetician…

John Bergenske
John Bergenske
21 days ago
Reply to  Brian Bishop

This.

Max Janssen
Max Janssen
20 days ago
Reply to  Brian Bishop

Even still, a relevant difference is that you could easily track someones weight/height differences through their Zwift Profile. Now you will have to calculate their previous weight through their historic results.

Besides, it’s less accurate as w/kg is only displayed in a single digit. It’s way more difficult to detect a rider cheating for 1 or 0,5 kg, which could still make a difference in some races.

And then let’s not forget about height.

Kristoffer
Kristoffer
20 days ago
Reply to  Max Janssen

Coming up: Chrome extension “Show weight in ZwiftPower” that reintroduce the weight column in ZwiftPower. I guarantee it.

Gavin S
Gavin S
21 days ago

So this means they will have to remove one of either pure watts data or w/kg data too so you can’t derive a rider’s weight?

Losing either one of those will be a big loss. I often check out my competitors pre race for either watts data (for a flat race) or w/kg data (for a hilly race).

Hmmmmmm.

Chris Panza
Chris Panza
20 days ago
Reply to  Gavin S

I suspect raw watts will go, if they remove w/kg, then they (Zwift) really don’t understand the sport of cycling. We shall see…

JTWO
JTWO
21 days ago

My son and I use the same zwift account and last week I forgot to change my weight back before a race. This has happened only once and I have since started weighing myself before each race. But… I was bullied/harassed in game for this by a rider that didn’t even have a zwiftpower account. So he obviously used zwiftpower to look up my weight saw the one entry 5kg lower the previous week and used that info to bully me in game. So I started looking and there are actually very few people who actually change their weight at… Read more »

Martijn
Martijn
21 days ago
Reply to  JTWO

Why? He had all the right to call you out. You didnt race at a fair weight. You could just man up and accept that you made a mistake instead of whining about it on a forum.

Groz
Groz
21 days ago
Reply to  JTWO

Any reason why you don’t have an account each?

Aleš
Aleš
21 days ago
Reply to  Groz

Date I guess money?

Aleš
Aleš
21 days ago
Reply to  Aleš

Dare…

M4rk0
M4rk0
21 days ago
Reply to  Aleš

I thought kid accounts were free. Unless this is his adult son.

Gordon Sloan
21 days ago
Reply to  JTWO

This just highlights that zwift are lying to us when they say they have the tools in place and have been using since September to pick egregious height and weight changes.

You should have 2 accounts for 2 adults so it seems right that racers would call you out as there is no other way to report you that has any actions.

Anti Sandbagger
Anti Sandbagger
21 days ago
Reply to  JTWO
Jimmy
Jimmy
21 days ago

Man, that profile just bums me out. Zero competitive spirit in someone who has clearly outgrown Cat C and wont push themselves to have a go at B.

art
art
21 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

this dude is actually a perfect example that zwift need to introduce to make bullying easier

dan
dan
20 days ago

that “weight change” didnt affect the HR being the same person 😉 LOL

Simon Collins
Simon Collins
21 days ago
Reply to  JTWO

Are Zwiftinsider now going to remove the 👎 icon for fear of allowing bullying in their forum….

dan
dan
20 days ago
Reply to  JTWO

It isnt bullying if they are legit calling you our for cheating

Graham
Graham
20 days ago
Reply to  JTWO

Before we even get into anything else , You are breaking terms of conditions of using your zwift account . You are not allowed to share it

Mia Wallace
Mia Wallace
21 days ago

“Raising awareness on podcasts about disordered eating”

Ah, there it is; the ubiquitous “raising” of “awareness.”

Craig
Craig (@viiich)
21 days ago

If we’re going down this road for reasons of eating disorders, wouldn’t just changing the game so everyone’s avatars weigh the same be simpler? That at least gets rid of the weight doping as well.

Ziizii
Ziizii
21 days ago
Reply to  Craig

Since speed is calculated using watt/kilo that would be just silly. You would in effect put a 30 kg backpack on a 70 kg rider, if she competes against a 100 kg rider. But maybe you’re being ironic, I just couldn’t tell 🙂

James Terrell
21 days ago
Reply to  Craig

This is a fair point, but at 110Kg Zwift makes me look like a total stud. I’d kind of miss that. 🙂

John Hughes
John Hughes (@jlhughes128)
21 days ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

This guy sounds like a serious Racer 😁

I Saw the orange tick, I didn’t put 2 and 2 together.

Craig
Craig (@viiich)
20 days ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

It’s a perfectly workable solution, it just changes who’s faster. Weight is completely unverifiable now, so why base anything on it?

Michal Wozniak
Super Member
Michal Wozniak (@michwoz)
19 days ago
Reply to  Craig

Dude 😅

JennyT
JennyT
15 days ago
Reply to  Craig

So destroy the game for most women and children, why not?

Derek
Derek (@dpr4473)
21 days ago

I knew zwiftpower was doomed once the reigns were turned over to Zwift. It used to be the place to turn to after a race to get the “real” results. Now it’s turned into a politically correct ****show! We really need another alternative, a site separate from the influence of Zwift for racers and race organizers to turn to.

M Brown
M Brown
21 days ago
Reply to  Derek

Right? Everyone opts into Zwiftpower. If you don’t want your weight displayed then you don’t show in the results. Sounds fair to me. Only a cheat wants to hide their weight. Eating disorders? Really? This is bike racing, weight matters, sorry snowflakes.

bob
bob
20 days ago
Reply to  M Brown

amen

Jonathan G
Jonathan G
20 days ago
Reply to  bob

Yep. Amen.

Craig
Craig (@viiich)
20 days ago
Reply to  Derek

Problem is that Zwift have now (sort of) closed the door that ZwiftPower used, and they wouldn’t allow a competing site access to the data needed.

Derek
Derek (@dpr4473)
20 days ago
Reply to  Craig

And this is why I really wish other platforms like RGT could one day step up and knock Zwift off their high horse. Right now they have a monopoly of the esports thing, and they’re doing whatever the hell the please, and all we can do about it is piss and moan to deaf ears and pay our monthly subscription fee.

Andy
Andy (@arjenner78)
21 days ago

“First steps” – hmm when have we heard Zwift make promises of further developments and then nothing for years

naan
naan
21 days ago

Messages are bleeding from events to free riders and from running events to cycling events, but on the other hand riders inside the same event can only see each other’s messages from only a fraction of attendees. What a total zwiftshow.

Hiding the weight column from the default configuration of columns would already have been plenty and still have made it possible to review things, but whatever.

Ben Pitt
Ben Pitt (@benjamin_pitt)
21 days ago
Reply to  naan

OMG Yes, get rid of the private event messages being broadcast to the freeride world!

Bianca Fernandez-Clark
Bianca Fernandez-Clark (@bianca-fdez)
21 days ago

Really good to see Zwift taking steps to address the potential downsides of the platform! Curious of how this will work in practice, but a welcome response nonetheless

M Brown
M Brown
21 days ago

What about the downside of race results basically being meaningless now? Baby and bathwater.

JOE WILSON JR
JOE WILSON JR
21 days ago

And now everyone weighs 45kgs. “Here come the cheaters”

Elliott
Elliott
20 days ago
Reply to  JOE WILSON JR

The irony is there is actually weight doping on both sides.. if you are a really strong B, I could see people choosing to inch up their weight to keep them in a category where they can keep making the podium. (This type of doping is also really hard to notice) If I made my weight 45kg I’d be getting crushed in every A race except maybe the Alps du Zwift lol.

Steve Short
Steve Short
19 days ago
Reply to  JOE WILSON JR

I’ll be cheating from now on, just to vent my frustrations with Zwift. There is either no progress or in the wrong direction.

Denis
Denis (@deniva7)
21 days ago

Please, tell us it’s a late April fools joke…
I have never heard about harrasement on weight and height, but if someone cheats and others are not ok with that, that is not an excuse to hide the key metrics.
Proper anti-sandbagging update will resolve it. But zwift puts interests of cheating minority above honest majority. That’s a shame.

Daniel
Daniel
21 days ago
Reply to  Denis

And the harassment will only increase because people will accuse and attack every winner of each race…

Wayne
Wayne
20 days ago
Reply to  Daniel

That’s what I was thinking.

Dennis Zimmermann
Dennis Zimmermann
21 days ago

Very bad decision.
Until now you could look on some riders strava and see a fat guy weighting only 45kg in Zwift.
How can i now dare to report some guy? I have no evidence and cheaters know that. Weight fluctuation is not the basic problem – constant low weight settings are!

HENRIK KLØJGÅRD JENSEN
HENRIK KLØJGÅRD JENSEN
21 days ago

I been on the bike for 30 years and this game /races really turns me on.
I hope swift cycling finds a way.
Your only cheating yourself (Fairplay)

jack
jack
21 days ago

Should have kept zwiftpower separate.

Jason Leach
Jason Leach
21 days ago

One more downgrade since zwift took over zwiftpower, have they made any improvements? None that I’ve seen
And all the harassment of skinny, tall, fat and short people has been driving me crazy
Never seen it once in my two years on zwift and zwiftpower
We are so politically perfect that we must live in California because we are the kings of virtue signalling
Please listen to some real users/racers/subscribers before you destroy zwiftpower

Derek
Derek (@dpr4473)
21 days ago
Reply to  Jason Leach

They already have ruined zwiftpower. Someone needs to create a new site for real race results. I really with those who thought up ZP hadn’t turned it over to the the Zwift overlords.

Mike
Mike (@michaeltrowe)
21 days ago
Reply to  Derek

I doubt Zwift HQ will give up the data for anyone to make a new site, wasn’t that one of the reasons they wanted to have full oversight of Zwiftpower?

Evan
Evan
21 days ago

Really, Zwift? If anything, this will increase cheaters, now that they know they are impossible to spot!

Andy K
Andy K
21 days ago

@eric, I’d be interested in your opinion now that there are some comments. I think it is poor form by Zwift to attempt to abdicate themselves of responsibility of providing an inclusive environment. If it were in a gym the management would suspend or ban the individual. #headinthesand

Alex
Alex
21 days ago

I’m wondering how a weight harassment problem would be handled at a real world bike race:

  1. the offenders would be dealt with by organizers. Or:
  2. next race everyone is wearing 4XL clothing so nobody can tell their real weight
M4rk0
M4rk0
21 days ago
Reply to  Alex

If Zwift were in charge of real-life racing, they would ask all participants to wear horse blinders.

Scrubby duff
Scrubby duff
21 days ago
Reply to  M4rk0

Next question.

Is horse blinder aero? … Specialized eould make a carbon fibre version of this.

Mike W.
Mike W.
21 days ago

I feel like I now identify as a 5′ 100 pound racer.

Eric
Eric
21 days ago

When are we finally able to mute individual riders. I love riding with coco but would like the option to mute them along with a few others instead of muting all.

Scrubby duff
Scrubby duff
21 days ago

Appropriation doesn’t work.

Its not the app, its people. It has always been.

Jessie
Jessie
21 days ago

If they were to put a limit on how much you can change your weight over a given amount of time I see that as workable as long as there is some way to submit a verifiable weigh in to zwift in the case of a big weight loss/gain. For example I could zwift all winter, then ride outside all spring and summer, losing 15 lbs along the way. Then when it starts to rain in the fall here in western Oregon I would want to jump back into racing on zwift and be able to update my profile with… Read more »

John Bergenske
John Bergenske
21 days ago

People who fudge or outright lie about their weight should be harassed. Consequentialism is a beneficial mechanism of our world and platforms such as Zwift shouldn’t try to design it away.

With that said, long before Zwift, cycling has been all about power to weight ratio and anyone who works with these dynamics for a while quickly learns that losing weight and getting really lean is directly associated with getting faster. Zwift isn’t going to change this reality by putting silly rules in place. They are simply going to weaken the platform relative to competitors like RGT, Veloton, and BKool.

Marco
Marco
21 days ago

It is very difficult to see that weight and height will be not public anymore.
From my point of view this is not the right way.
Weight/Height manipulation will increase a lot
What should all this Weight Videos than worth for?
Is this also planned for Zwift Power?

Simon Collins
Simon Collins
21 days ago

Last week Zwift put out an IG post about Trans awareness day (or something like that) within in it Zwift announced its commitment to promoting inclusivity to trans people in Zwift. This produced a massive response. Within it there were 100’s of comments about Zwift’s reluctance/inability to tackle harassment. Has this response been in relation to this?

Hybrid Noob
Hybrid Noob
21 days ago

As someone else has pointed out amongst their own comment, why not have an option to opt out of height and weight sharing? Zwift could even go that bit further if they want and set it to a default of hidden with the option to make it public if you so desire?

Peter Higgins
Peter Higgins
21 days ago

Would Boone get flagged for “dangerously rapid weight loss”?
It seems possible.
Also, how is he doing?
Missing out on his progress reports…hoping he is OK.

Robert Barrett
21 days ago

I posted about limiting weight changes to 1kg per week and recognition that height doesn’t decrease much at all unless one gets osteoporosis in one’s later years (me being age 70 and on the verge of that). There is already an admin requirement for changing gender so putting in gating checks on weight and height changes shouldn’t be that hard.

Jonathan G
Jonathan G
20 days ago

First time commenting. This is the worst decision. Eric, please let them know I use this every day. Ride with you several times. This overreach and will undermine the platform concept. Weight and height and power are fundamental. They are reality. Keep it visible and real.

Eleonora Prins
Eleonora Prins
20 days ago

Hi Eric, The (whiff of) cheating was the main reason I stopped racing on Zwift about 1 year ago. I still use Zwift for my personal training, mostly on rainy days, and I am very pleased with what the platform brings in that capacity. There are too many examples of “racers” who seem to be able to loose more than 5kg in 2 days and then gain those again 2 days later. Or take QOM (under 23) were the weight is increased by 75%, power by 300%, while height is still 122cm. If Zwifts hides those numbers, how in Peete’s… Read more »

Adrian Amos
Adrian Amos (@ahamos)
20 days ago

Why in the world are we still building categories around W/kg? That’s not how it works in the real world! Let people race through categories and move up with results. People will naturally filter to an appropriate category over time, just like we do outside. This is only hard because Zwift is making it hard, and as has been pointed out many-times-over: it’s pretty easy to derive weight from W/kg. I do it all the time for IRL racing based on Strava data to see if I have a fighting chance in a climbing race. This set of changes just… Read more »

Eleonora Prins
Eleonora Prins
20 days ago
Reply to  Adrian Amos

The difference with IRL racing, is that you cannot loose 5kg, or 3 inches in a day. Even with ranking categories, weight/height doping isn’t gone. The reason they use for obscuring these paramaters are flawed, as, like you say, the whole platform is based on W/kg

Alex
Alex
20 days ago

One positive thing:
With most major changes on Zwift, different groups of riders have different opinions and there’s often relatively little agreement. This change gets overwhelmingly negative feedback across various channels and groups of riders. No matter if A+ or D, almost everyone is in agreement that Zwift is making is a change that most likely won’t enhance their experience on the platform.

Now we can see how Zwift deals with that kind of feedback from their most loyal customers. That might give us a good impression how much they really care about that group.

Jonathan G
Jonathan G
20 days ago
Reply to  Alex

this is well said. the preponderance of feedback on this one issue is quite uniform. this is not a good thing. Weight is real. This is not about feelings. And although this is anecdotal, i have never seen bullying on this issue. Anyone who bullied was dealt with immediately. And it never was over their weight posting. some of us work very hard at both being accurate all the time with our weight, and trying our best to fight every day to be the strongest, lean version of ourselves. i want to show that proudly. Not cave into the mob… Read more »

Adelino L.
Adelino L.
20 days ago

RGT here i go. Silly world we’re living in this days…

diego
diego
20 days ago

i dont like this

Pierre
Pierre
20 days ago

IRL, is it possible to hide your weight or height? The interest of displaying height and weight is to allow a mutual control of the cyclists. Anyone who displays an unrealistic height/weight ratio knows that he/she will appear as a cheater in the eyes of the community. He is therefore automatically dissuaded from doing so. The impact of weight display on eating disorders seems to me to be totally overestimated by Zwift. On the other hand, not knowing if I am competing against cheaters will quickly lead me to cancel my subscription to Zwift….

Mark
Mark
20 days ago

Zwift’s decision is needlessly ham-handed. A more nuanced approach would be allow the use to decide whether their height/weight is displayed. Not sure how many riders have a need to conceal that info, but I suspect that for many of us, it’s not an issue. Cheat detection aside, I find it useful to assess the historic HR/height/weight data of others similar to me when reconnoitering new routes…say tomorrow’s Four Horsemen…so that I can better decide my strategy for the ride/race.

Anti Sandbagger
Anti Sandbagger
20 days ago

I use Zwift mainly to race. Racing is infested with cheaters and sandbaggers. This policy will make races less transparent. This will dissuade me from racing and only using Zwift for training. But Zwift sucks for training, so I might as well switch to Trainer Road, which is designed around training.

Paul
Paul (@paul-mcneil)
20 days ago

I think this is a great move. Thanks zwift for trying to figure out workable solutions. It will take time and effort but it will pay off in the end

Wayne
Wayne
20 days ago

I think anyone who races – fun race or not should have to be on Zwift Power. Zwift could just change it’s Ts & Cs

Pierre
Pierre
20 days ago

There is something I don’t understand. It is perfectly possible to race without being registered on Zwift Power. Why would you register on a site that publishes information about the weight and height of competitors if you want to hide this information from the public? And leave alone those who want more transparency to limit the risks of cheating…

Chris
Chris
20 days ago

There is no reason any fully grown adult needs to change the height on their account once signed up. Zwift should have you enter your height on sign up and lock it. Serious race organizers can then do a one off check to verify your height.

Michal Wozniak
Super Member
Michal Wozniak (@michwoz)
19 days ago
Reply to  Chris

Exactly. Height change should be disabled immediately. I mean right now. Not in 3 years.

M4rk0
M4rk0
19 days ago
Reply to  Chris

I could see the use case for users 18 and under being able to adjust over time.

David
David
19 days ago

So they are ruining something which barely works to start with to solve a problem that barely exists. I really hope RGT takes off so I can get away from this nonsense

Steve Short
Steve Short
19 days ago

Oversensitive idiots! Get a thicker skin will ya?! Good luck in the real world.

Steve Short
Steve Short
19 days ago

I think it is discrimination that I don’t have the same genetic makeup as a pro athlete. I cannot help it I don’t have a VO2 max of 62. I think all races should end with a group-hug finish. All a medal for trying. There are no losers.

IDIOTS!

Bill A
Bill A
19 days ago

Seems like another solution looking for a problem.

David Heard
David Heard
18 days ago

Along with almost everyone else here and on the Zwift forum, I’m really disappointed with this bad idea. It will harm the experience for the very many of us who want fair competitive racing, where transparency and thus, honesty about the key inputs to speed is fundamental. Why harm the community? (1) to address a harassment problem which I suspect is small enough Zwift could just kick out offenders (and rightly so)… noting that calling out someone for weight doping isn’t necessarily harassment, if done appropriately; and (2) to try to reduce disorderly eating behaviour which is, unfortunately, an inherent… Read more »

Pierre
Pierre
18 days ago

I think just about everyone here is well aware that eating disorders are an extremely serious and complex problem. Also, I don’t think anyone claims to have the expertise to deal with this problem. Also, I guess everyone recognizes that harassment is totally unacceptable. So, thanks Zwift for taking this issue seriously. Now the real question is whether hiding weight and height data is going to solve the problem. One fact is that hiding this information will make it even easier for cheaters. The point of registering on Zwift Power is to reduce the risk of cheating by allowing mutual… Read more »

Wally
Wally
18 days ago

I use the Zwiftpower stuff to look for people roughly the same weight and avg power as me to see how long it took them to do a given course, so I’d have a ballpark for my own ride. BestBikeSplit is out of date and missing tracks and I don’t pay for Strava. I’d rather ZP hide the names than actual data, or provide the data in a pivoted / abstracted format that doesn’t include names. Similarly, if I did a ride and was pacing someone in the flats and they smoked me on a climb, it’s useful data to… Read more »

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