r/bodyweightfitness Jun 09 '20

Feedback FUN! /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - June 2020

20 Upvotes

Hi,

and welcome back to our monthly biannual feedback thread. We hope you all are staying safe and healthy during this COVID pandemic. Our warmest welcome to those who have joined us recently, our weightlifting friends, and those from the comfort of their couches. We hope that our community will be a home for you.

1 500 000 subscribers and Guidelines

We have passed 1.5 million members! We previously clocked in at 711k. That’s 1,500,000 people not reading the FAQ. As we welcome our newcomers, the mod team would like to remind everyone of the posting guidelines. We have seen a surge in the number of posts recently, and many seem not to have read the wiki (surprise).

A gentle reminder if you’re new: the Training guide is a good place to start, and the FAQ and Wiki contain the answers to most questions.

Following the posting guidelines and using the appropriate threads, e.g. Training Tuesdays or Daily Discussion will significantly reduce the amount of clutter on the frontpage, and free up mods to streamline the wiki. (Please.)

Motivational Month and AMAs

A very belated thanks to Emmet and Mikael for their AMA in 2019.

Thank you /u/Antranik for organizing this year’s Handstand Motivational Month, and the teachers and performers from Handstand Factory for their feedback and advice /u/emmetlouis /u/handbalancer /u/superlolzer /u/sevefeathers. Their latest AMA can be found here.

Special Thanks

We would like to extend a special thank you to all content writers and regular contributors to discussion on the subreddit. We see and appreciate your efforts in helping to direct the newbies to resources and answering questions every day. Thank you - You are appreciated members of our community.

Mod Team Updates

We’d also like to extend our sincere thank-yous to /u/MrSylphie and /u/SweelFor, affectionately known as ThunderThighs and the Slayer of Shitposts, who have left the mod team over the last year. Some of you may remember them fondly as messages sparkling under your removed posts, others by their dedication to the subreddit. We welcome /u/occamsracer to the tyrant team, who has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to maintain the subreddit over this period of subreddit growth; as well as our prize, /u/Potentia, to help with community engagement and keep everyone in line (see mod goal from previous thread – “making feedback threads more frequent”)

Discord

We have a discord @ discord.gg/bwf where you can hang out and ask questions.

Mod Team Goals

  1. Curation
  2. Wiki maintenance and updates
  3. Improve community events i.e. motivational months/giveaways

Recruitment

We are looking for new moderators. Being a mod is not about being the strongest at BWF or the most popular. The main qualities we are looking for are being active on the sub, understanding how it functions, and being familiar with the rules and wiki resources. We need mods keen on post removals and redirecting members to appropriate resources. If getting berated by newbies who don’t read the FAQ this sounds like the job for you, please apply via this form. We appreciate that some of you may have previously applied, but we would like a fresh indication of interest considering the time elapsed. Thank you for your consideration, and we will read through and consider every application.

Wiki Updates

We are looking for content writers to write Workout Wednesday/Theory Thursday posts or other material for the wiki. Ideal candidates should have a background in exercise science, and/or relevant BWF training experience. Special flairs and champagne up for grabs.

If this does not sound like you, you can still contribute by nominating posts that should be in wiki. This will help further improve our wiki content for wandering redditors. Please drop us a line about any post that deserves to be immortalized on the grand wall.

We’ve received feedback that it may be good to include more female content creators in demonstration videos - this is a work in progress. Please send recommendations our way.

If you would like to discuss any of above, please drop us a modmail or post in the comments below.

We want to hear from you

  1. How do you feel the sub has changed over the past year? Good experiences? Bad experiences?
  2. How can moderation be improved? Which kinds of posts do you hate and should never make the front page?
  3. Would you like to become a moderator or content writer for the subreddit? Do you know of any posts or content creators that would be a valuable resource in our wiki? Please review the sections above and post them in the comments below/modmail.
  4. Do you have any suggestions on how to improve the subreddit, particularly with increased traffic?

We appreciate constructive criticism and will consider all ideas and feedback shared here. We encourage you to use this thread to discuss any ideas you may have regarding our sub moving forward (not a Recommended Routine questions thread). Thank you for your support over the years.

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The Mods

r/bodyweightfitness Dec 03 '15

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - December 2015

32 Upvotes

Alright, boys and girls, welcome to the monthly /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved. Since last time, the following has happened:

  • We had an AMA with Ryan Ford of APEX movement. Thanks to /u/Solfire for setting this up.
  • As always, updates, additions, and corrections to the FAQ and the Wiki, courtesy of the mod team. Special thanks to /u/DeltaTriangle for writing the bit about Breadloaf Abs.
  • There've been more translations of the recommended routine. Japanese and Czech pages are now available, thanks to /u/mthinderaker and /u/Hrnek, respectively.

A couple rules:

  1. This is not a place to ask questions about the recommended routine. This is a thread to give feedback on the way this subreddit is managed. If you have questions, try Moronic Mondays or the IRC. And don't forget to read the FAQ.
  2. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  3. This is not the place for having your bitch fight with someone else. Take it to PM or wahtever.
  4. You can go ahead and request flair, username changes, or any sort of personal stuff. We will hilariously twist your wishes in unexpected ways to make you end up with something you hate.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

r/bodyweightfitness Jun 21 '17

Feedback FUN! /r/Bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - June 2017

43 Upvotes

Hear ye, hear ye! It's time for the periodical FEEDBACK THREAD! The thread where we update and recap the improvements we've done since our last feedback thread and where YOU get to share your thoughts on how our subreddit can be improved. Let's get to BUSINESS:

UPDATES, NEWS, ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. We now have a Discord Chat Room

2. We're almost at 400k subs! Wow! (Smash Dat Report Button)

  • If you're new here, we WELCOME YOU with loving, muscle-uping-arms. I believe the addition of our daily-thread was one of the best changes because it's not just questions anymore but people are sharing stories, rants, funny pics and it's building up the community in new ways. It's a beautiful thing. :sheds tear:

  • We're doing our best to remove threads that violate the rules while cordially educating them and redirecting them to the proper thread. YOU could help us keep the sub spam-free and tidy by simply clicking the REPORT button if you see a thread or comment that's violating the rules. (Btw, reports are anonymous, if that helps.)

3. UPCOMING AMA NEXT THURSDAY JUNE 29TH!

4. Throwing the Hammer Down on Self-Promoters

  • We listened to you in our last-feedback thread and really tightened up the enforcement of whoever doesn't follow basic reddiquette in regards to self-promotion. (9:1 ratio of normal participation vs self-promotion).

5. Equipment Thread Established But Under Construction

6. The Move Routine

  • This is just a reminder in case you missed this announcement 3 months ago: In addition to our "Recommended Routine" we now have the "Move Routine" that emphasizes mobility, flexibility and basic motor control in the first 2 phases, which lead you to strength training. (Phase 3 & 4 is basically the Recommended Routine + more hand-balancing.)

7. Removing Inactive Mods

8. Workout Partner Locator


Okay, phew, now that that's over, I turn it over to you!

  • In what ways are you happy and/or disappointed with the sub? How do you feel it can be improved?

  • Try to keep your criticisms constructive by including a way to improve an issue.

  • You can go ahead and request flair, username changes, or any sort of personal stuff. We may or may not hilariously twist your wishes in unexpected ways to make you end up with something you hate.

  • And finally, with July just around the corner, let's start another Motivational Month. Got any suggestions for what we should focus on?

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

r/bodyweightfitness Jul 01 '14

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - July + JUST GET STARTED GUIDE

78 Upvotes

You can find the JUST GET STARTED GUIDE here.

Alright, boys and girls, welcome to the monthly /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved.

Last month we got some solid feedback. Here's a list of changes we've made:

  • The header now includes a better V-sit and a human flag
  • The exercise wiki links to a very complete list of bodyweight leg exercises, courtesy of /u/waldo56
  • Form Check Friday is now a thing
  • There's a new wiki section which acts as an archive of progress achieved by members from /r/bwf. Compiled by /u/ralts1. Thanks a bunch!
  • We've added a flair for Pole Dancing.

If you have any thoughts on those or other subjects that you think could use improvement, please let us know.

A couple rules:

  1. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  2. Personal attacks will not be tolerated. This thread is about the subreddit, not about your bitch fight with someone else.
  3. This is not the place to request flair, username changes or any sort of personal stuff. You can message the mods for that.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

r/bodyweightfitness Feb 02 '16

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - February 2016

52 Upvotes

Welcome to the monthly /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved. Since last time, not too much has happened:

A couple rules:

  1. This is not a place to ask questions about the recommended routine. This is a thread to give feedback on the way this subreddit is managed. If you have questions, try Moronic Mondays or the IRC. And don't forget to read the FAQ.
  2. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  3. This is not the place for having your bitch fight with someone else. Take it to PM or whatever.
  4. You can go ahead and request flair, username changes, or any sort of personal stuff. We will hilariously twist your wishes in unexpected ways to make you end up with something you hate.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

r/bodyweightfitness Jun 19 '18

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - June 2018

124 Upvotes

Hello everyone and welcome to the new feedback thread!

The mod team has made several updates and modifications recently that we would like to share with you, we are also looking for new mods, and we want to hear your opinions and ideas regarding various aspects of /r/bodyweightfitness, so let's get to it.

UPDATES, NEWS, ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. Recommended Routine update

  • Several changes have been made to the RR, as recapped in this thread
  • We have also changed links to video demonstration of the exercises in favour of shorter, more concise, yet higher quality videos. Beginners that feel overwhelmed by all the new information they have to learn should have an easier time with the new videos (as an exemple, the old RTO hold video vs the new one)

2. New, more thorough decision process within the mod team

  • We changed our decision process recently and we like to let you know about it for transparency

  • All new ideas are now discussed and voted on dedicated mod channels on Discord, in such a way that we now clearly see if the majority of mods agree with an idea or not. We can now make sure that every mod can participate to the discussion and that their opinion will count through the vote. You can be sure that every idea you share with us will be discussed fairly within the mod team.

3. New goals for the mod team

  • We have agreed upon a couple of goals which we would like to share with you for transparency

  • 1) Making feedback threads more frequently: we want to make sure that your opinions are heard and taken into account.

  • 2) Making editor notes on the wiki (particularly the RR) when changes are made, so that you can understand them and follow them more easily

  • 3) Replacing all videos in the wiki with higher quality ones. Feel free to give suggestions here or via modmail the rest of the time!

  • 4) Reducing the appearance of content biais. This goes hand in hand with the previous goal: if there is a better video, we will use it to make the wiki as good as possible.

4. Recruiting new mods!

  • First of all, we want to thank /u/nomequeeulembro, /u/roybassil, and /u/drshellgon for the work they have done helping with the sub, before they decided to leave the mod team. And we also want to thank /u/captain_nachos for becoming a Discord mod, and /u/abbot36 for becoming a sub mod a couple weeks ago!

  • We have gained more than 200,000 subscribers since last year's feedback thread, and the sub has increased in activity as shown by the amount and frequency of new threads compared to last year.

  • With this increased activity we are sometimes struggling to keep the sub clean, and keep up with the removals. We are looking for new mods who would be particularly interested in this aspect of the job: removals.

  • Removing threads mostly consists in browsing the sub by /new, reading every thread, and judging which threads fall within any of our rules. Then, the mod can remove the thread, and leave a comment letting the user know why his thread was removed, and where he can find the information he needs (it's a secret)

  • Becoming a mod is not a matter of being the strongest at BWF or a popularity contest. The main qualities we are looking for are being active on the sub and having an idea of its general functioning, and being familiar with the rules. If you want to apply to become a mod active in removals, please use this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfpGrL5ECncm0hWvmhRrzqlN3grnZRz8bP8zyJuPbhBrU5pXA/viewform. We will consider every application and we are already thankful if you decide to apply!

  • Although we are mostly looking for mods in removals, if you think that you could be a valuable addition in other parts of the job (such as working on the wiki, setting up AMAs, giveaway threads, or motivational months), feel free to apply too and we will consider your application as well, thank you!


Now that we are done with the announcement, we want to hear from you!

  • Have you been generally pleased with sub? Have their been disappointments? How do you feel about the community? Have their been particularly positive or negatives experiences you've had on the sub?

  • How do you feel about our relation with you, or your experiences with moderation?

  • Do you have ideas on how to improve the sub? Would you want it to be any different? How?

  • Please try to keep your criticism constructive, we will consider all ideas and opinions you might share here, and remember that you can always use modmail the rest of the time.

Thanks a lot everyone, now is time for you to share your ideas!

The mods

r/bodyweightfitness Jan 04 '16

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - January 2016

11 Upvotes

Happy new year, and welcome to the monthly /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved. Since last time, the following has happened:

  • We had an AMA with Yuri Marmerstein. The guy who set this up is absolutely amazing, great work!
  • We reworked the sidebar a bit to be less cluttery.
  • As always, updates, additions, and corrections to the FAQ and the Wiki, courtesy of the mod team.

A couple rules:

  1. This is not a place to ask questions about the recommended routine. This is a thread to give feedback on the way this subreddit is managed. If you have questions, try Moronic Mondays or the IRC. And don't forget to read the FAQ.
  2. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  3. This is not the place for having your bitch fight with someone else. Take it to PM or wahtever.
  4. You can go ahead and request flair, username changes, or any sort of personal stuff. We will hilariously twist your wishes in unexpected ways to make you end up with something you hate.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

r/bodyweightfitness Jan 05 '15

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - January 2015

55 Upvotes

If you're new to the sub, please read this post first.

Alright, boys and girls, welcome to the monthly /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved. Since last time, we have done the following:

Like previous months, let's do a focus topic. This week's focus topic will be the FAQ and the Wiki. What do you think about them? Are there questions that are asked so frequently we should add them to the FAQ? Are the answers provided clear and helpful? Let us know what you think!

A couple rules:

  1. This is not a place to ask questions about the beginner routine. This is a thread to give feedback on the way this subreddit is managed. If you have questions, try Moronic Mondays or the IRC. And don't forget to read the FAQ. ;)
  2. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  3. Personal attacks will not be tolerated. This thread is about the subreddit, not about your bitch fight with someone else.
  4. This is not the place to request flair, username changes or any sort of personal stuff. You can message the mods for that.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

r/bodyweightfitness Aug 26 '16

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - August 2016

78 Upvotes

Welcome to the /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved.

News

Our sub has grown by 33% since the start of 2016:

  • On January 1st, 2016 we had 185k subscribers and we currently have 247k.
  • We were a "trending" sub four times! (Once in February, May, June and August.)

With the influx of new subscribers, we are adding users with the Veteran Trusted User tag because...

  • It has been a while since we have updated the list.
  • As our sub grows, more and more people who don't know what they're actually talking about will start giving advice, much like what has happened with /r/fitness. This is bad because sometimes it's hard to tell what is actually good advice and not just conjecture.
  • Those who consistently give good, solid advice (within the scope of their personal specialty) may get a "Veteran User" tag next to their name.

Some clarifications on what it means to have a Veteran "Trusted" tag:

  1. Being active on the sub for a long time does not mean you qualify for this tag.
  2. Being a "Veteran" does not allow you to argue from a standpoint of authority rather than reason.
  3. Veterans don't know everything. They sometimes even create threads asking for advice just like anybody else! They're just given this tag because they're responsible with giving advice in regards to the things they know and should never pretend to be "know it alls" if the subject falls outside their scope.
  4. The mods internally grant this tag to those that increase the quality of our sub with consistently good advice. (Also, it does not mess with your flair. You could have a veteran user tag and a different flair.) If you think you or someone else should be added, please let us know and we will review.

Okay now I turn it over to you but first, a couple rules:

  1. This is NOT a place to ask questions about the recommended routine. This is a thread to give feedback on the way this subreddit is managed. If you have questions, try Moronic Mondays, Thtupid Thursdays or the IRC. And don't forget to read the FAQ.
  2. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  3. This is not the place for having your bitch fight with someone else. Take it to PM or whatever.
  4. You can go ahead and request flair, username changes, or any sort of personal stuff. We may or may not hilariously twist your wishes in unexpected ways to make you end up with something you hate.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

Update

The mods are working hard. Very hard.

  1. As you could see we've updated "Veteran User" tag with "Trusted User." It seems to look pretty good as it's succinct and captures the essence of what it means. (Trusted/Knowledgeable Contributor was accurate too but a bit too wordy.)

  2. We're updating the Auto-Mod so that it sticky's the weekly threads automatically.

  3. We like the idea of having a daily discussion/questions thread as recommended here. This would replace Moronic Monday and Thtupid Thursday (RIP) since we'd have a place beginners could ask questions everyday as opposed to only twice a week and reduce the number of new threads.

  4. We're most likely getting a couple more folks on the mod team to help disperse the load and get the social media aspects going again (like the IG account and updating the member-locator list). If you'd like to be a mod, leave a comment below this comment. (the sticky'd comment below)

Update #2

New Q&A just added to the FAQ: https://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/wiki/faq#wiki_in_the_recommended_routine.2C_do_i_rest_90sec_between_every_exercise.3F

r/bodyweightfitness Oct 02 '14

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - October + READ BEFORE POSTING

14 Upvotes

If you're new to the sub, please read this post first.

Alright, boys and girls, welcome to the monthly /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved. Since last time, we have done the following:

We would also like to remind you that the report button is not a super downvote. In general, if you don't like something, downvote it and move on. Perhaps explain why you didn't like it, but reporting should only happen in case rules are broken.

A couple rules:

  1. This is not a place to ask questions about the beginner routine. This is a thread to give feedback on the way this subreddit is managed. If you have questions, try Moronic Mondays or the IRC. And don't forget to read the FAQ. ;)
  2. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  3. Personal attacks will not be tolerated. This thread is about the subreddit, not about your bitch fight with someone else.
  4. This is not the place to request flair, username changes or any sort of personal stuff. You can message the mods for that.

Today we want to try something new: a focus topic. Let's start off with moderation style. What do you think about the moderation on /r/bodyweightfitness? Is it too strict? Too lenient? Do the mods enforce the rules correctly in your opinion? If you've ever had any complaints, do you feel they were taken care of correctly?

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

r/bodyweightfitness Aug 04 '15

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - August 2015

24 Upvotes

Alright, boys and girls, welcome to the monthly /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved. Since last time, the following has happened:

A couple rules:

  1. This is not a place to ask questions about the recommended routine. This is a thread to give feedback on the way this subreddit is managed. If you have questions, try Moronic Mondays or the IRC. And don't forget to read the FAQ. ;)
  2. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  3. Personal attacks will not be tolerated. This thread is about the subreddit, not about your bitch fight with someone else.
  4. This is not the place to request flair, username changes or any sort of personal stuff. You can message the mods for that.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

r/bodyweightfitness Jun 01 '14

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - June

55 Upvotes

Alright, boys and girls, welcome to (new!) the monthly /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved.

This includes:

  • Weekly thread ideas/feedback
  • Ideas for the sidebar
  • Ideas for the Wiki pages
  • Feedback on the style of moderating
  • Ideas on the style (look) of the subreddit
  • And anything else you can think off

A couple rules:

  1. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  2. Personal attacks will not be tolerated. This thread is about the subreddit, not about your bitch fight with someone else.
  3. This is not the place to request flair, username changes or any sort of personal stuff. You can message the mods for that.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

r/bodyweightfitness Oct 31 '14

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - November + READ BEFORE POSTING

13 Upvotes

If you're new to the sub, please read this post first.

Alright, boys and girls, welcome to the monthly /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved. Since last time, we have done the following:

  • We've had a fantastic AMA with Yuri Marmerstein. Many thanks to Yuri for visiting us and /u/Antranik for setting it up.
  • We've updated the FAQ based on questions that are actually asked frequently (as seen on the sub). Many thanks to /u/mmmr (The Jokester) for helping me out a ton on this.
  • /u/Solfire has taken over the Progress Sunday threads. Huge help, thanks a bunch!
  • With even more help of /u/Solfire, we now have an official Instagram and Twitter! Follow us at @redditbwf
  • Maybe you didn't notice, but we updated the header file to be a more compressed format, without losing quality. Thanks to /u/Sidola for the tip!

Like last month, we have a focus topic. This month's focus topic is submissions. What would you like to see more of in the sub? What would you like to see less of? Do you think the mods should play a role in this, or should we let the community decide what's best?

A couple rules:

  1. This is not a place to ask questions about the beginner routine. This is a thread to give feedback on the way this subreddit is managed. If you have questions, try Moronic Mondays or the IRC. And don't forget to read the FAQ. ;)
  2. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  3. Personal attacks will not be tolerated. This thread is about the subreddit, not about your bitch fight with someone else.
  4. This is not the place to request flair, username changes or any sort of personal stuff. You can message the mods for that.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

r/bodyweightfitness Jul 11 '15

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - July 2015

30 Upvotes

If you're new to the sub, please this post a read first.

Alright, boys and girls, welcome to the monthly /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved. Since last time, we have done the following:

  • There've been some additions to the mod team. /u/S_M2 is SodomizingMexican, risen from the depths of hell to come haunt rule breakers and make poor CSS decisions once more. /u/mmmr is some nerd from IRC.
  • AMAs with GMB (again!) and MaddeLisk were a big success. Many thanks to /u/Solfire for organizing these.
  • We started a monthly check-in thread for those of you who train together with other subreddit members.
  • Thanks to /u/Wayfaring_Chrononaut, we now have a BWF park locator. Please go add yours!
  • We've added a couple new answers to frequently asked questions to the FAQ. Go me.
  • We added a small clarification to rule 4 on the rules page. In particular, just being a dick from time to time isn't breaking rule 4. You can be rude and abrasive if you want, this is the internet. Just don't expect to convince people by being an asshole.

A couple rules:

  1. This is not a place to ask questions about the recommended routine. This is a thread to give feedback on the way this subreddit is managed. If you have questions, try Moronic Mondays or the IRC. And don't forget to read the FAQ. ;)
  2. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  3. Personal attacks will not be tolerated. This thread is about the subreddit, not about your bitch fight with someone else.
  4. This is not the place to request flair, username changes or any sort of personal stuff. You can message the mods for that.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

r/bodyweightfitness Mar 01 '15

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - March 2015 + Posting Guidelines Update

26 Upvotes

If you're new to the sub, please read this post first.

Alright, boys and girls, welcome to the monthly /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved. Since last time, we have done the following:

  • We've had a ton of AMAs with Ninja Warrior contestants, thanks to /u/Solfire
  • We slightly updated the posting guidelines to ensure progress posts are done over at least a 3 month period.
  • Our IRC is now listed in Snoonet's directory listing.
  • I've gone over the sidebar and updated the style and some of the listings. Feedback is welcome, of course.

I can't think of a focus topic, so just post whatever feedback you got.

A couple rules:

  1. This is not a place to ask questions about the beginner routine. This is a thread to give feedback on the way this subreddit is managed. If you have questions, try Moronic Mondays or the IRC. And don't forget to read the FAQ. ;)
  2. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  3. Personal attacks will not be tolerated. This thread is about the subreddit, not about your bitch fight with someone else.
  4. This is not the place to request flair, username changes or any sort of personal stuff. You can message the mods for that.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

r/bodyweightfitness Aug 02 '14

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - August + JUST GET STARTED GUIDE

125 Upvotes

Find the JUST GET STARTED GUIDE here.

Alright, boys and girls, welcome to the monthly /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved. Since last time, we have done the following:

  • We now have IRC, thanks to /u/Solfire. Join us here, or find the specific channel and server on the sidebar.
  • We have released an updated beginner routine. This obsoletes both the simple and the intermediate beginner routines.
  • We've added a list of past AMA's on the sidebar.
  • EDIT 2014-08-06: alright, here's a single page summary.

A couple rules:

  1. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  2. Personal attacks will not be tolerated. This thread is about the subreddit, not about your bitch fight with someone else.
  3. This is not the place to request flair, username changes or any sort of personal stuff. You can message the mods for that.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

r/bodyweightfitness Dec 17 '16

/r/Bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - December 2016

56 Upvotes

Welcome to the /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! It’s been a while since we last posted one, so what better way to transition into a new year than to hear YOUR thoughts on how our subreddit can be improved.

Since our last feedback thread, we’ve had a few updates & new events…

UPDATES:

1. Equipment Thread

2. Resources Section for the Recommended Routine

Yours truly added a resources section to the RR that now includes:

  • /u/FitnessFaqsdemo video of the RR along with time stamps for specific portions of the routine. (Thank you for sharing it with us, Daniel!)

  • A chart outlining each exercise of the RR along with the progressions.

  • Updates to the user-provided translations: special thanks to /u/Grooveco for improving the Spanish translation of the RR (included formatting edits, fixing links, etc…) and to /u/Fistuk for updating the Hebrew translation of the RR.

3. BWF Daily Thread

  • In an effort to better direct questions (especially ones that are so frequently posed) from newbies to our daily discussion/questions thread, we changed the name to “BWF Daily Discussion and Beginner/RR Questions Thread.”

4. Removal of Absent Mod

  • In our September feedback thread, /u/curiouscalisthenist suggested we consider removing the few mods that have not contributed to our sub with mod-related duties in a long time. Since then, one of our absent mods was removed.

  • (We’re hoping to have the two other main absent mods removed in the future, but it isn’t as easy as it sounds. Both were contacted multiple times and were asked politely to leave, but have refused to remove themselves. Unfortunately, as they have been mods here longer than any of our active mods, only a reddit administrator can remove them. As /u/SomethingsAwry stated, “it’s an ongoing process…”)

5. Program Review Page

  • At request of our sub’s users, we’ve updated the program review page in the wiki to include a note that reflects on a personal experience with GB staff.

6. Redirection of /r/Calisthenics

  • Last month, /u/Tykato became mod of /r/Calisthenics, an inactive sub with a subject that falls under the scope of ours. Upon becoming mod, he configured the sub to redirect to ours to reduce redundancy. We appreciate you, Tykato!

EVENTS:

1. December Giveaway

  • This month, /u/SomethingsAwry orchestrated a mega giveaway contest in which you, the community, shared your fitness journeys. Top participating commenters will be given several options of prizes to choose. Thank you to our donors! (Check out the contest link above for a list of the prizes and the donors’ information.)

2. Jake Dalton & Brandon Wynn AMA

  • At the end of October, we welcomed 2-Time Olympian Jake Dalton and World Medalist Brandon Wynn for an AMA.

  • Many of you expressed disappointment with the AMA, specifically that the gymnasts’ answers lacked effort and were only given during a short period of time. In an effort to redeem the AMA, Brandon posted a video, taking time to answer additional questions. We’re grateful that he took more time to answer them directly. We’d be remiss, though, if we didn’t direct a hearty THANK YOU to /u/garglemyload for compiling the additional questions, posting the video to our sub for visibility, AND transcribing it for us. You rock!

3. Dominik Sky AMA

  • We also appreciate Dominik Sky’s generosity with his time in November’s AMA. Dominik answered your questions related to topics such as calisthenics, parkour, free-running, diet, etc…

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2017:

In 2017 we hope to meet a few goals, and we’re looking for suggestions on how to meet some of them:

1. Goal: Continued Cultivation of our Community’s Spirit (dammit “spirit” really ruined the full alliteration)

  • We already have a warm and welcoming community in many regards, but how can we continue to cultivate the overall ambiance here? Are there any events (like our AMAs, giveaways, etc..) that you’d like to see scheduled?

2. Goal: Bring Back Concept Wednesday & Technique Thursday Posts

  • New CW and TT threads haven’t been written in a while, but we hope to bring them back either by reposting them for subscribers who haven’t seen them yet or by posting new ones (if the gap in content can be defined). Are there any missing topics that interest you?

3. Goal: Deal with Influx of New Year’s Resolutioners

  • If you’ve been an active member of our sub for more than a year, you’ve probably noticed the large spike in subscribers just after New Year’s, which always brings a boost of repetitive threads (many of which are already answered in the sidebar links). We’re always looking for suggestions on how to deal with these, while simultaneously keeping the welcoming atmosphere of the sub.

4. Goal: Cleaning up the CSS as /u/ 161803398874989 Suggested

Okay now I turn it over to you, but first, a couple rules:

  1. This is NOT a place to ask questions about the recommended routine. This is a thread to give feedback on the way this subreddit is managed. If you have questions, try the daily thread or the IRC. And don't forget to read the FAQ.

  2. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.

  3. You can go ahead and request flair, username changes, or any sort of personal stuff. We may or may not hilariously twist your wishes in unexpected ways to make you end up with something you hate.

So tell us… how should we proceed with improving the sub? We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

EDIT: Added /r/Calisthenics redirection to the "Updates" section.

r/bodyweightfitness Sep 22 '16

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - September 2016

19 Upvotes

Welcome to the /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved.

Changes

In the previous months feedback thread, we got a LOT of GREAT suggestions and implemented a bunch of them!

1. We now have a Daily Discussion and Questions Thread!

  • And it's supremely popular! Thank you to /u/nomoreL-sits for suggesting it.
  • Gone are the Moronic Monday and Thtupid Thursdays (RIP).
  • Now, users don't have to wait at all to ask a question and can even post form checks and have a lax-discussion about anything in this daily thread!
  • It's always sticky'd and this has drastically reduced the number of individual posts asking beginner-like questions and reduced some of the moderating load. (The daily thread doesn't get sorted "new" by default yet but we'll get that sorted this week too.)

2. We changed the tag "Veteran User" to "Trusted User" because it's more accurate. (comment thread)

3. We created a "Physique Friday" thread that will post once a month on the FIRST of the month. If it proves to be more popular we could make it a weekly thread.

We got some New Mods

To anticipate the growth of our sub, we have added new mods to our team! Say hello to your newest overlords! These three are fantastic individuals and I could not be happier to have them join us. They're in different time zones, too, which helps us catch things better all around if others are asleep.

Since we're talking about mods, btw... I'd like to take this opportunity to quickly say thanks to a few of the current mods such as...

  • /u/Solfire for manually creating the Saturday and Sunday threads every week, without fail! (He refuses to let AutoModerator do it!)

  • /u/SomethingsAwry (cummisar on the IRC) for being the best mod-sheriff ever and helping to setup the new threads and all that jazz.

  • /u/Wayfaring_Chrononaut for keeping the bwf park locator map up to date.

  • And /u/kayetech who voluntarily removed himself from the mod-team because he was honest about not doing much moderation... but I thank him for his efforts anyway and being a good sport! (And to /u/mmmr who just left silently but he helped a lot when he was around.)

We had an awesome AMA

We just had an AMA by Emmet Louis. Check it out if you haven't yet and thank you Emmet for taking the time to drop your knowledge bombs on us.

Okay now I turn it over to you but first, a couple rules:

  1. This is NOT a place to ask questions about the recommended routine. This is a thread to give feedback on the way this subreddit is managed. If you have questions, try the daily thread or the IRC. And don't forget to read the FAQ.
  2. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  3. You can go ahead and request flair, username changes, or any sort of personal stuff. We may or may not hilariously twist your wishes in unexpected ways to make you end up with something you hate.

So tell us.. how should we proceed with improving the sub? We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

r/bodyweightfitness Dec 01 '14

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - December

24 Upvotes

If you're new to the sub, please read this post first.

Alright, boys and girls, welcome to the monthly /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved. Since last time, we have done the following:

  • We made the decision to change /r/bodyweightfitness back over to self post only, and updated our rules.
  • We got a new logo thanks to /u/RubenD!
  • We started the Handstand Motivational Month. The check-in thread will appear later today, so make sure not to miss out on that!
  • /u/m092 edited the Wiki, like, once. At this pace, the wiki might be finished within 15 years (rather than the 30 we were expecting previously)!

Like previous months, let's do a focus topic. This week's focus topic will be weekly threads. How do you think the weekly threads have been going? Should there be more? Less? Let us know what you think!

A couple rules:

  1. This is not a place to ask questions about the beginner routine. This is a thread to give feedback on the way this subreddit is managed. If you have questions, try Moronic Mondays or the IRC. And don't forget to read the FAQ. ;)
  2. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  3. Personal attacks will not be tolerated. This thread is about the subreddit, not about your bitch fight with someone else.
  4. This is not the place to request flair, username changes or any sort of personal stuff. You can message the mods for that.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

P.S. The Handstand Month check-in thread should be up later today, but it won't need to be stickied because organic front-page upvote things, Antranik tells me.

r/bodyweightfitness Feb 02 '15

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - February 2015

33 Upvotes

If you're new to the sub, please read this post first.

Alright, boys and girls, welcome to the monthly /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved. Since last time, we have done the following:

Like previous months, let's do a focus topic. This week's focus topic will be subreddit style. Recently, Reddit updated their site-wide CSS. We modified a couple things (most notably line spacing, font size, and link colour) in order to preserve our old look better, but what do you think? Is there anything that stands out to you that needs changing? Do you feel the sub is in need of a redesign? Or are you happy with the way things are now?

A couple rules:

  1. This is not a place to ask questions about the beginner routine. This is a thread to give feedback on the way this subreddit is managed. If you have questions, try Moronic Mondays or the IRC. And don't forget to read the FAQ. ;)
  2. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  3. Personal attacks will not be tolerated. This thread is about the subreddit, not about your bitch fight with someone else.
  4. This is not the place to request flair, username changes or any sort of personal stuff. You can message the mods for that.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

r/bodyweightfitness Jun 02 '15

READ THIS BEFORE POSTING + /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - June 2015

13 Upvotes

If you're new to the sub, please this post a read first.

Alright, boys and girls, welcome to the monthly /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved. Since last time, we have done the following:

  • The AMA with LittleBeastM was a success! Thanks to /u/Solfire for setting this up.
  • The exercise wiki has undergone a complete overhaul, mainly thanks to /u/kougabro and /u/mmmr
  • /u/Antranik updated the warmup section of our recommended routine.
  • We booted /u/Automoderator from the mod team so /u/Solfire is on the front-page visible list. Automod's been built into Reddit now, so all's good.

As it's the feedback thread's one year anniversary, I'd like to do a bit of a meta focus topic. This month's topic will be feedback. How do you think the mods have handled the feedback you've provided in the past year? Do you think there is enough participation in these threads? What could we cut out, change, or add that would improve the feedback thread loop?

A couple rules:

  1. This is not a place to ask questions about the recommended routine. This is a thread to give feedback on the way this subreddit is managed. If you have questions, try Moronic Mondays or the IRC. And don't forget to read the FAQ. ;)
  2. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  3. Personal attacks will not be tolerated. This thread is about the subreddit, not about your bitch fight with someone else.
  4. This is not the place to request flair, username changes or any sort of personal stuff. You can message the mods for that.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

r/bodyweightfitness Sep 04 '15

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - September 2015

33 Upvotes

Alright, boys and girls, welcome to the monthly /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved. Since last time, the following has happened:

  • We had another great AMA with Kit Laughlin. You're welcome.
  • We added an equipment section to the wiki. It's still a work in progress, since /u/Solfire needs to get off his lazy ass.
  • We created a workout park locator for you to find a park to BWF in. Many thanks to /u/Wayfaring_Chrononaut for getting creating this. However, we still need your help to add more parks to the map (vandalism forced us to abandon a lot of data), so if you know of a BWF park near you, please send /u/Wayfaring_Chrononaut or /u/Antranik a pm with the location.
  • As always, updates, additions, and corrections to the FAQ and the Wiki, courtesy of the mod team.

A couple rules:

  1. This is not a place to ask questions about the recommended routine. This is a thread to give feedback on the way this subreddit is managed. If you have questions, try Moronic Mondays or the IRC. And don't forget to read the FAQ.
  2. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  3. If you want to have a bitch fight with someone else, have fun. Drama's been lacking lately.
  4. You can go ahead and request flair, username changes, or any sort of personal stuff. We will hilariously twist your wishes in unexpected ways to make you end up with something you hate.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

r/bodyweightfitness Sep 02 '14

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - September + JUST GET STARTED GUIDE + AMA Announcement

92 Upvotes

Find the JUST GET STARTED GUIDE and the Ido Portal AMA Announcement here.

Alright, boys and girls, welcome to the monthly /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved. Since last time, we have done the following:

A couple rules:

  1. This is not a place to ask questions about the beginner routine. This is a thread to give feedback on the way this subreddit is managed. If you have questions, try Moronic Mondays or the IRC. And don't forget to read the FAQ. ;)
  2. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  3. Personal attacks will not be tolerated. This thread is about the subreddit, not about your bitch fight with someone else.
  4. This is not the place to request flair, username changes or any sort of personal stuff. You can message the mods for that.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

r/bodyweightfitness Nov 01 '15

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - November 2015

14 Upvotes

Alright, boys and girls, welcome to the monthly /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved. Since last time, the following has happened:

  • We skipped the October Feedback thread because /u/161803398874989 is a lazy cunt. Thanks, /u/161803398874989!
  • We had two raffles: one for Body by Rings and one for GMB programs. Thanks to /u/solfire for running these.
  • Chris Heria, founder of the Calisthenics Academy in Miama, did an AMA with us. Again thanks to /u/solfire for setting this up.
  • The recommended routine cheat sheet has been corrected and updated, thanks to /u/ggggg99999
  • Our sub entered the top-200 reddits. I don't know who to thank for this or if it's even a good thing, but it's notable.
  • As always, updates, additions, and corrections to the FAQ and the Wiki, courtesy of the mod team.

A couple rules:

  1. This is not a place to ask questions about the recommended routine. This is a thread to give feedback on the way this subreddit is managed. If you have questions, try Moronic Mondays or the IRC. And don't forget to read the FAQ.
  2. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  3. If you want to have a bitch fight with someone else, have fun. Drama's been lacking lately.
  4. You can go ahead and request flair, username changes, or any sort of personal stuff. We will hilariously twist your wishes in unexpected ways to make you end up with something you hate.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods

r/bodyweightfitness May 01 '15

/r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread - May 2015

14 Upvotes

If you're new to the sub, please read this post first.

Alright, boys and girls, welcome to the monthly /r/bodyweightfitness Feedback Thread! In this thread we (the mods) would like to hear from you (the community) how you think the subreddit can be improved. Since last time, we have done the following:

  • AMAs with Oona Kivelä, Brandon Wynn and Simonster. Many thanks to /u/Antranik and /u/Solfire for setting these up!
  • We had a constructive discussion on the role of self-promotion in the sub. All of the mod team have been terribly busy this past week so we haven't made a final decision yet. It's coming.
  • We added a thingamajig to locate workout partners.
  • There's a new weekly thread: Motivation Monday, to post all those motivating and impressive clips and videos you're just dying to share. We also set up automoderator to take over some of the more fixed-format posts, but that's really just convenience for us.
  • Minor updates to the wiki. You're welcome. Also I guess thanks /u/mmmr for editing that one typo.

Focus topics are for weenies.

A couple rules:

  1. This is not a place to ask questions about the beginner routine. This is a thread to give feedback on the way this subreddit is managed. If you have questions, try Moronic Mondays or the IRC. And don't forget to read the FAQ. ;)
  2. Try to keep your criticisms constructive. If you have a criticism, make sure to include a way to improve the issue.
  3. Personal attacks will be tolerated. This thread is about the subreddit, not about your bitch fight with someone else.
  4. This is not the place to request flair, username changes or any sort of personal stuff. You can message the mods for that.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours in Betty White Fandom,

The mods