Sportsmanship at the heart of Tribesports
Posted by Steve R on 4 March 2013 at 12:00 AM
1,050,799. That is how many Challenges have been taken on Tribesports. That covers hundreds of sports, nutrition and lifestyle topics. The sporting ethos of Tribesports has always, and will always, be about encouraging, celebrating and most importantly, getting active in sport.
On a daily basis, the sporting progress and achievements shared on Tribesports provide a constant source of motivation and inspiration to the community. We love to share with you guys and celebrate every sporting goal that has truly challenged a person – nothing beats the feeling of clicking complete on a Challenge that you’ve worked hard for and receiving encouragement and praise from your Tribesports friends!
Whether you train with Challenges as on-the-go training ideas or you like to set yourself big goals to work towards, the community and the tools and information on Tribesports should help you get there.
So here’s the thing, we’re seeing a pattern of activity that has got us thinking… There is a difference between training Challenges and Challenges to train for, and there is a clear demand for the ability to track them differently.
Recently we’ve had a number of reports of users creating high volumes of Challenges to list simple workouts. We’ve taken the feedback on board and are looking into how to improve the way that we support your sporting requirements to track these activities. In the coming months, we'll be working on introducing a ‘workout’ logging feature which will help to distinguish between your long term goals and your day-to-day activity.
The success stories you’ve shared to date are incredible, from health and fitness transformations, to following an athlete at the peak of their game; between you, you guys are amassing some really incredible life-changing sports achievements.
We see amazing content every day and that’s because it’s you guys that are running the show:
- You set your Challenges.
- You lead your discussion.
- You own your Tribes.
And you’re doing a pretty fine job might we add! Did you know:
- 91% of questions asked on Tribesports will have an average of 2 answers within 48 hours of being asked
- There are over 3000 active discussions on site
- The total kilometres logged in running, cycling and swimming is now well over 1million!
So what is an achievement and who should be able to define it as such?
It’s subjective – different strokes for different folks and we wouldn't want it any other way. Yes, there is a points system and a leaderboard, and yes, we encourage a good bit of healthy competition. Above all of that, we believe sportsmanship and fair play should be the cornerstone of all activity on Tribesports. Weighting achievements is just not our style – getting active should be rewarded, full stop.
The leaderboard, levels, shiny medals and even that elusive User of the Week on Tribesports are there to support and encourage your activity online, which should motivate your exercise offline, and thus reflect your true activity levels. We constantly update the points system so it rewards you for all your hardwork, again, this really does have to rely on the honour system on which Tribesports is built. You keep active and your profile will rise through the ranks, we promise!
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