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Organizing challenges


I think I'd like to organize this section a bit better and I'm looking for suggestions on how to do it.

Initially I was thinking I'd have a trio of sticky threads for "Beginner", "Intermediate", and "Advanced" challenges. But then I thought that may get a little confusing as people may interpret the challenge goals differently.

So then I thought we could have "official" Bestrun challenges and maintain an email list for each challenge. So when the challenge has expired, people can be automatically invited to the next one. So if a "10-miles in one week" challenge has expired, a participant could be automatically offered a spot for the next week.

What do you think?
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Re: Organizing challenges


Only the challenge creator can add people to the challenge correct?
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Re: Organizing challenges


[sign in to see URL]'s what I think. I've been scratching my head about this [sign in to see URL] was looking into [sign in to see URL] or eventful or something like [sign in to see URL] make it easier for people to add themselves to the list to make it easier on everyone.
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Re: Organizing challenges


That's a good idea if you can get [sign in to see URL] to work for signing up.
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I'm actually pretty close to figuring it out with [sign in to see URL] I'd better go run instead LOL
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Gcal would be nice as well... but yes... go run my friend... you are falling behind... LOL

I hate running but I find myself very excited about getting out there... for that... this system is worth the price.
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Re: Organizing challenges


I don't mind organizing the challenges on a weekly basis, as long as there isn't a HUGE list of challneges.

And as long as we have a condensed list of emails, it would be pretty easy to do. The Nike+ site allows you to enter multiple emails at once. So if I can just cut and paste the email list it is dead-simple.

And if someone wants to be removed from the challenge list, I guess they would either message me or update the specific thread.

I don't think it will really be all that hard to do, it is just a matter of people being able to get themselves on and off the lists they want.
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Re: Organizing challenges


I received two more invites with just the "Get Started" button (not the "View Challenge" button).

My email is all lower case. Have we determined that the issue is indeed case sensitivity?

If so, can we possibly make a sticky post where the moderator can list the emails (with correct case) of anyone interested in getting challenges?

I really like the challenges (although the 100 miles in a month one is a little scary emoticon ) and want to participate, but this invite thing is a pain.

Thanks!
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Re: Organizing challenges


I'm currently working on a more robust solution, we'll see what happens with that, but in the short term I'll be creating the sticky threads.

I'd lik eto know what kind of challenges peopel are interested in. So far it seems to be mainly distance goal challenegs, ie "10 miles", "100 miles", etc.

What about a distance race, or fastest run, or most miles? Personally, at my current ability I really like the distance goals. But I can see being interested in races in the future. Perhaps the more advanced runners would have a stronger interest in this right now?
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Re: Organizing challenges


My suggestion is to have people offer their email address up for any challenge. Those creating challenges would spam the whole list and anyone not wanting to participate would simply not accept the challenge.

This would minimize the "add me too" posts and give people access to a wide range of challenges.

BTW, "add me too" to any sticky lists that are created. emoticon
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