I've recently joined Strava having been persuaded by a friend. I was dubious about it's merits but have to confess that I'm quite enjoying being able to compare my rides and even chase the odd segment, which leads me nicely to my question: when should I flag a segment?
Outside the obvious where segments are clearly dangerous or there are times on the board that are wildly inaccurate etc. what's the view on flagging segments that are just stupid or pointless? There's one in particular that I'm wondering about near me. It's 1 mile long and skims the town centre, so it's a fairly built-up area. My reason for considering flagging the segment is that it passes through a total of 6 traffic lights. 3 of these are pedestrian crossings and the other 3 are part of a gyratoty system. You could certainly pick your time and be able to be quite confident of a green light on all of the crossings but the chances of a clear run with no red lights is very slim. Because of this the segment seems pointless. Even comparing your own efforts with so many variables that are out of your control seems meaningless.
What's the done thing? Should we flag rubbish like this for the benefit of all Stava users or just hide the segment so that we, as individials, don't have to look at it?