I often ride about 50% of my weekly distance as ‘extras’ or after party once the official group ride has finished. Sometimes there are many people in the after party that want to keep chatting via on screen messages as that is often easiest. Unfortunately, this means that conversations can’t be private and everyone nearby has to see the chat.
Today while riding with friends a few people were extremely rude. They were not close to us, but still within chat range. They clearly did not want to listen to our conversation, which is fine. However, to swear at us and comment on our conversation was unnecessary and quite disgusting. They were flagged at the time.
We should be able to keep chatting among our small group without annoying other people. Similarly, we shouldn’t have to tolerate the kind of misogynist and disgusting language used by those people.
Why doesn’t Zwift allow for selective muting of other users? Additionally, why doesn’t Zwift allow for the creation of dynamic ‘chat groups’ where chat is contained within the group like it is on meetups?
Private messaging is useless if there is more than one other person and we shouldn’t have to stop riding, quit, create a meetup and restart Zwift to chat in private and not annoy others. Coupled with a selective mute feature this would make Zwifting more enjoyable for many people.
C’mon Zwift. How about improving the core product and making the user experience that bit better for everyone.