LetsRun.com poster Chen Huang came up with this idea and deserves all the credit.
The idea is for everyone to post their ideas on what the sport can do to improve its anti-doping efforts. The ideas can be large or small.
You post your idea, others vote on it with the upvote and downvote system, and we try and come up with a few of the best ideas to submit to the AIU or USADA or WADA.
We are going to allow discussion of the ideas in this thread (originally the thought was to only let ideas be submitted with upvotes and downvotes) but the focus is on people submitting their ideas. Thoughtful discussion though hopefully will help people refine their proposals.
We're making it registered users only and we are giving Chen a LetsRun shirt for coming up with this and hopefully others will have great ideas that we can reward as well.
More from Chen on how he came up with this:
If you take a look at all the doping-related threads we have, they all end up the same: one group of people are saying "everyone is doping" or "all kenyans are dirty" and then another group of guys will comment on how racists the first group are. Those threads are ok but super boring to be honest. I am really interested to see how many of those guys actually care to share some ideas to improve the situation.
Of course, by "ideas" I meant those that at least have some legit reasoning and thus a chance to be implemented.
If any of the ideas ever get adopted by a major race or WA, guys who "come up with" the ideas are allowed to shamelessly claim their credits and are rewarded with a letsrun shirt for bragging rights or you could put them into letsrun's Hall of Fame or something.
Ok start posting and maybe you could be the first one in the LetsRun Hall of Fame:)