Very poor decision - need MORE transparency in races, not LESS!
You are rewarding the cheats. I would not be surprised if the only people that actually complained about harassment turned out to be those gaming the system and fiddling their weight to stay in a particular category. I’m gonna be checking the competition (RGT) out again now where they aren’t afraid to police racing and call out the cheats.
ZRL weight verification is mainly at the pro end. In theory a couple teams each week from other divisions should be checked each week but i don’t think it’s being actively done due to all the other zp issues that have effected zrl.
There are a significant number of outstanding bugs/issues in Zwiftpower that have not been addressed, I assumed because they did not fully understand the code; but clearly they are not interested in fixing these issues otherwise they would not have the time to find a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.
“Zwift is all about having fun, rewarding, and positive experiences…” Absolutely! But how is Zwift racing going to be fun, rewarding and positive if I can’t trust other riders’ data? However laudable, this looks like a solution to a small problem that creates a far bigger one. What is Zwift’s plan to address the inevitable consequences?
How will the weight verification work.
If it is video it will need a lot of checkers especially on some nights when we see in excess of 250 riders in some races.
If it is a case of just verify your weight it will be a waste of time… the of course mine is right attitude from most people.
Sure, but this is even more admin overhead on volunteer organisers who have enough on their plate.
How many will a) take the time to look, or b) do anything about it. What even could they do about it? I don’t think there are any tools in place for race organisers to ban riders or enforce categorisation.
The whole racing piece in Zwift is still miles behind where it needs to be. Maybe good enough for the pro level, but mostly inadequate for community racing.
I understand and support the good intentions behind this change, but it’s not going to do anything to improve racing for people in general.
I understand your question, but the (possible) death of community racing would be a harsh price to pay. I’ve never been a fan of the “if it saves even one life it’s worth it” approach when the impact is felt by large numbers of people (which is overstating what you’ve said, but is illustrative of the idea).
I’m not saying it wouldn’t be a worthwhile price to pay, but a large one.
I hope Zwift can put in place systems that preclude the need to display personal data like height and weight, but still enable Zwifters to see the authenticity of their opponents.
I have a question. By not showing their weight, still won’t a rider be pushed to get to their lowest weight possible as it will still make them go faster. I don’t see this getting rid of eating disorders as weight is still a factor in game but I may be wrong. I would like to understand why you feel this would help
Who’s to say that the weigh-in videos required for pro racing on Zwift don’t cause eating disorders. Maybe Zwift should remove all racing just in case? And cancel outdoor racing too, because there are examples of eating disorders there? Just because one issue exists it doesn’t mean that literally anything that helps with it is ok.
What about those who might feel that this is the final straw for community racing in Zwift, give it up, and then suffer worse health through doing less exercise?
There are plenty of better ways to handle this, and Zwift have been aware of these issues for some time. Having better anti-cheating controls and real sanctions against those guilty of such offences, combined with hiding height and weight data, would be considerably more constructive.
Extremely angry. More cheating.
Stop de those stupid thoughts. Police the harassment but let us ride fairly!!! God we want more fair, you’re going in the wrong direction. We re talking about sport!!! Of course in sport you compare to yourself and you need to see others s watts weight and wkg!!!