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EBRYCE78 SparkPoints: (0)
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9/24/10 9:12 A

I am gunning for points right now! I like the points, i read lots of articles and learn lots.

RICH1028 SparkPoints: (6,907)
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9/24/10 8:26 A

I like the points only when i'm actually doing things that help.

I wont do something just to get points. I do it for the benefit of the activity and the points are ok I guess. I don't really spend them, I have several thousand save up.

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SCHAMRICK Posts: 954
9/23/10 8:30 A

I did, but then I stepped back and realized how much time I was spending on doing things to gain points and not gain anything from it.

It's a good "hook" to get you into the website and learn what it has to offer. But then step back, decide what features you like about it, and just use those. I track nutrition and fitness trackers and have loaded my family's birthdays on the planner. And I occasionally look for an article or recipe when I have extra time. And even post some like today.

GHK1962 Posts: 4,063
9/22/10 12:41 A

At the moment I am a freakin addict...but I can also see myself at some point does not matter.

What I do know is that while I may be a hog getting the Spark Points..I am totally NOT a hog keeping them...hell..get em...use em to make others feel ok. That works for me.

You may say I'm a dreamer...but I'm not the only one...
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DANCELITER SparkPoints: (66,502)
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Posts: 493
9/22/10 12:01 A

Has gotten to be a habit with a little learning along the way and is a daily mindfulness alert.

SPARKYWATSON SparkPoints: (105,918)
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Posts: 1,547
9/14/10 9:49 A

Can't help there a website to help me stop getting points?

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Keepin' it real!
GEORGE7551 Posts: 1,677
9/14/10 12:06 A

kinda ... it's a game

WAMCVEY SparkPoints: (13,413)
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Posts: 222
9/9/10 1:37 P

I dig the points. I like seeing my team in the leaderboard and my name top 5 list of points on some teams I belong to. I've been known to keep a tab open in my browser for an article I've read in order to claim the points after my daily quotas/limits have been reset.

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9/9/10 10:43 A

not at all

GEORGE7551 Posts: 1,677
9/8/10 6:34 P


SPARKYWATSON SparkPoints: (105,918)
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9/8/10 3:04 P


Texas where everything's bigger except the stuff that's better when it's smaller.

Keepin' it real!
GEORGE7551 Posts: 1,677
9/7/10 3:09 P

kinda ... it's like a game....

LCDAD75 Posts: 247
9/7/10 2:22 P

I don't really care how many that I have, but I have seen that the more active I am on the site, the more points I have, the more attention I pay to my progress.

FIGHT_FAN SparkPoints: (11,513)
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Posts: 403
9/7/10 2:10 P

I use them as a goal sometimes. Sometimes I don't pay much attention to them. Today I am using them to help motivate me and get me on the right track after a 4 day weekend. I got my 25 pt bonus today for 30 days active so I am trying to build on it and hit 100. I usually get 30 -40 pts per day.


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TARGET48 Posts: 5
9/7/10 11:54 A

I'd like to say that I just don't care about them, but I still spin the wheel every day. And you can rest assured that I wouldn't be posting this if I didn't get points for it.

ARMSPORTS Posts: 1,310
9/7/10 11:17 A

I couldn't care less, nor do I even know exactly what they are used for.

SPARKYWATSON SparkPoints: (105,918)
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9/7/10 10:41 A




Texas where everything's bigger except the stuff that's better when it's smaller.

Keepin' it real!
FITPRO77 Posts: 1,821
9/7/10 9:17 A

yes, i dont know why but i do, lol. I guess its just cool to have more points.

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GARRETTH91 SparkPoints: (4,059)
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9/7/10 4:04 A

I like the idea of the points, as a check off. I like the idea of being able to earn points it helps me stay motivated.

GARIHOOD SparkPoints: (32,531)
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9/6/10 11:46 P

It's a way to stay motivated and interested, so yeah. I'll take any incentive I can get.

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi
INTHEWORKS1 Posts: 978
9/6/10 7:39 P

Yea. I think it kind of plays on the competitive nature a lot of us have. I don't worry about them too much though. I think it does help keep this site more active that most sites.

9/6/10 5:50 P

I think they are sort of stupid, but then again, I find myself trying to get more of them just because I'm competitive. Now I am happy because I got 3 more points.

HOSEZAY Posts: 38
9/6/10 4:42 P

Points do not motivate me.

COBRACOMMANDER SparkPoints: (14,620)
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Posts: 367
9/6/10 1:34 P

Yes, for the motivational factor.

I have a real aversion to when people make a grab for points, especially on the message boards. That isn't building community.

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
MALLEUSMIKE Posts: 1,006
9/6/10 12:40 P

Spark points are my life. I shudder to think what my destiny would have been without them.

SPARKYWATSON SparkPoints: (105,918)
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9/6/10 8:35 A

I get three points for this, right?

Last 2 days I didn't do anything other than spin and make a couple of quick comments on others logs and such.

Some days I try to get 100 if I'm going to be sitting in front of the computer waiting anyway. Other days, just what I can when I can.

Texas where everything's bigger except the stuff that's better when it's smaller.

Keepin' it real!
AQUAPOWERS SparkPoints: (17,012)
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Posts: 616
9/6/10 8:21 A

They accomplish their purpose.

9/6/10 7:55 A

not really but I spin that damn wheel anyway each day

TURBO111 Posts: 2,647
9/6/10 7:46 A


9/6/10 7:17 A

Yes and no
The points themselves are pointless.
I find the process is great for learning about weight loss/healthy eating/exercise, etc.
When I have the time I try for 100 a day, but if life is busy, I sign in, record fitness and leave.

Yet there was a man within me
Could have risen to the clouds,
Could have touched these winds,
Bent and broken them down,
Could have stood up sharply in the sky.
--Wallace Stevens
DAVEINSEOUL SparkPoints: (36,889)
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9/6/10 2:35 A

The points help me stay motivated, but I don't go 'crazy'. Some days are better than others, though.

Sometimes, I spend too much time on the site, and sometimes, I get on it, track my stuff, do a blog, and get off.

BRIANETICS SparkPoints: (0)
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9/6/10 2:13 A

When I initially started I went crazy. Now I just kind of take whatever I get. I do the poll and trivia every day. I also try and get my posts points. But if not, oh well.

9/6/10 12:57 A

I like to interact, but I don't go crazy if I don't max out everyday. How about you?

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