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SAMMI-SAM SparkPoints: (26,311)
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Posts: 844
4/23/14 7:09 P

seriously...Just get off the darn computer.

LUANN_IN_PA SparkPoints: (154,272)
Fitness Minutes: (79,654)
Posts: 19,055
4/22/14 3:47 P

It is a free site, so ads are a necessary evil.
But YOU have the power to block them if you so choose.
Enable your pop-up blocker.
Get an add-on like AdBlock Plus - no ads on all sites.

Your choice.... DO something about it, or continue to get annoyed.

Edited by: LUANN_IN_PA at: 4/22/2014 (15:47)
PEGGIE57 SparkPoints: (93,220)
Fitness Minutes: (60,908)
Posts: 5,445
4/21/14 4:04 P

What I'm tired of is every time I log in to SP, I get an ad for Jillian Micheals. All I did was click "log in". Also every time I read Health News, which I love, I get ads for Bronson. In both of these cases, when I x out of the ad I have to re-log in. Very annoying!.

BETRHO48 Posts: 10,192
3/26/14 1:41 A

I think the ads can be annoying, especially the ones for chocolates and M & Ms. Sometimes they get in the way of accessing specific parts of the site (like the survey that keeps popping up).

But in the grand scheme of things, I understand that it costs money to run the site and provide the tools and information for free to participants. I just learned to do my best to ignore most of them!

The one thing that annoys me the most is not really an ad. I am paying for SparkCoach and when I am in SparkCoach and I click on a link to an article or video from SparkCoach, I have to sign in every time for each item in order to get my SparkPoints. What is with this?

3/24/14 4:12 P

I just find it odd they advertise cheese its and other high fat foods/

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 61,415
3/24/14 6:15 A


Thanks for your feedback. I will pass it along to our team.

Coach Jen

HLTHAPPINESS4C Posts: 23,536
3/24/14 1:01 A

Hi! emoticon and have never had a complaint the entire 6 years I have been a member until recently. I do not like all the ads nor do I like the way they slow down either my computer or the website (can't determine which it does, but things are slower than ever). I understand ads are needed to keep the site free. However, does there really need to be 4-5 between each side of page and then on top of page of my teams before I can ever get to the team thread? This is really a nuisance. Ever since the ads became googlized and more of them, the site has become slower and more cumbersome to navigate. I have very high speed internet and have regularly deleted history and temp files, so that is not the problem.

I love this site, but please make changes to the way the advertisements are presented and lower the amount. Also, I find the popup ads totally annoying as well.

I appreciate your taking the time to read and possibly making needed changes.
Thank you,

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