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Question for Strava users

Anyone else getting random followers which, shall we say are more about pictures and other kinds of cardio workouts? I don’t use the app but I have it and barrack/encourage a friend in it after his runs... but maybe once a week I’m getting these random followers. I’d get in touch with them all, but I’d like some energy left for running, oh and Mrs UNM would remove bits of me that I’m quite attached to 😂

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I use Strava, but not received any randoms, I do keep it very locked down though to my friends only.

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Locking it up now! Thanks

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Nope I don't get any of that. Have you check your settings in your profile?

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I’d beat go lock it all up!

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Yes I have randoms. I think it’s to do with being in groups because it started after I joined a couple.

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Ah... here’s me telling people to use the groups to find running routes and that’s what may be causing this... I must remember to leave them again 😂

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Yeah. Being in a virtual group opens you up for these random messages.

I just ignore them

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I’m new to all this social media stuff... I have had a Facebook since it was new... maybe logged in 10 times since making it 😂

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So in Strava app . to remove nuisance followers - Go to (your) Profile - click on followers - click on person you don't know - click top right icon to edit - and you get options to remove or block

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Thanks... I shall miss them all 😂

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Yes I had 1 person want to follow me . It said something about pictures and sex just deleted it you get some nutters out there 😊😂

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Ok... I’m not alone, that’s good! Takes all sorts as they say!

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I had 1 like that too....no more since though 😂😂

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Yes I got one as well - and all Ive done is download the app, haven't even used it!

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Maybe they need another section on there to reflect this... cycling, running and... hehe

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"other"?!

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Yeah... I was gonna say bonking, but that’s a running term.

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Which? Other or bonking?!

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Bonking... we used to hear about “the wall” in marathon... now it’s a head bonk or a leg bonk, and other bonks!

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Well you learn something new every day!

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I was reading how marathon runners try to avoid bonking and I thought “I thought that was just boxers”. Anyway all became clear as I carried on reading 😂

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Make your account private then you can screen all requests to follow you...

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Done now... if it wasn’t a mass mailed scam thing an old fart like me could be happy with those followers 😂😂

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😂😂😂

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Lol! If you don’t respond I guess they’d go away!! I can only handle one app at a time, so no issues for me!! 😂❤️

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I’ll send them a message and give them your NRC name 😂

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🥴! Aah that’s not nice!! 🤣🤣🤣❤️

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I just don’t like to think of you missing out... the six foot four guy with huge biceps looked like a cute young girl... how strange!

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Missing out? Sounds like I am having a lucky escape!! 😂❤️

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I’m assuming the six foot four and biceps... and the name Ben... or Mr Dover 😂

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🤔

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I live on strava. I use it for cycling, rowing and now running. I want to beat last year's record in overall activities. I try throw pictures in.

I do get random followers. But I don't contact them, it may get Mr Shadow a tad jealous.

I do follow back, because I think some of the people are amazing with the mileage their doing in various activities.

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😂😂

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I am always cautious about follower requests. First step is to see who else is following them. If I don't recognise anyone then normally I reject it. It's difficult someone's because HU names do not match Strava names and mostly my followers are HU people.

Do you have your account locked down to ensure that they have to request to follow you rather than it automatically having!?

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I do now 😂

I only log in to tell my friend he’s way too slow when he drops a 30 mile run in, so it’s no big deal, just a bit of an eye opener!

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Ha ha ... With friends like you ..!! 😉

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He’s much faster than me over 5k, so when he logs long slow miles it’s my only chance to barrack!

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I'm on Strava but no randomer wants to follow me or bonk me or do any other kind of activity with me. I don't know if I should feel relieved or offended, but until I can run fast enough to get out of the way of psychopaths I suppose relieved is the best option!

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Yeah... I’d be going with relieved 😂

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Nope... too old for any kind of request I guess... :)

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