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SparkPoints: (32,314)
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5/27/12 11:38 A

Time to get Firefox and download Ad Block Plus. I haven't seen an internet ad in YEARS!

Posts: 55,777
5/27/12 7:29 A


If you send an email to, our staff can remove it.


Coach Jen

Posts: 12,406
5/26/12 9:57 P

Be sure to report it. Spam can sneak in on any website that uses an ad service; when they ban it, the spammers just change their URL a little and it can sneak back in.

You can also get ad blocking software so you don't see ANY ads. That's what I did, and it just makes my life sooooooo much easier.

Posts: 1,021
5/26/12 8:33 P

Suspicious and/or spam advertising: I noticed the last two days an ad in the emails that sounds just like the type of bad advertising Sparkpeople and other consumer agencies warn us about. I never click on sidebar ads since I learned that they may carry computer viruses or worms, etc.

I know that you need the advertising to keep Sparkpeople free, but this ad doesn't sound appropriate for your messages:

Raspberry Pill Burns Fat
How This Weird Fruit Extract Can Make
You Thinner in Just 5 Days.

and just to the left of the above words is a picture of a large ripe STRAWBERRY
The advertisers don't know the difference between raspberries and strawberries???

SparkPoints: (5,523)
Fitness Minutes: (6,500)
Posts: 217
3/16/12 1:04 P

Thank god I hate donuts. But watching TV commercials is awful, I keep constantly salivating, feel like Pavlov's Dog!

Posts: 115
3/16/12 12:58 P

I know what you mean!! I had the same problem, but they were posting pics of donuts on my facebook! It sucked for awhile, but you eventually get over it and now seeing the adds makes me laugh at the fact that I was tempted by them at one time. Now I hate the fat coating that they put in my mouth and it makes me repulsed at the thought of them.

Posts: 55,777
3/16/12 11:55 A

If you send an email to, they can check into it and potentially remove the ad.


Coach Jen

SparkPoints: (56,724)
Fitness Minutes: (14,252)
Posts: 9,619
3/16/12 11:54 A

Have you tried asking this over in Site TEch Help? There is a way to report inappropriate ads, though I don't know it myself. Keep in mind they don't review the ads that are posted here.

SparkPoints: (15,964)
Fitness Minutes: (30,426)
Posts: 19
3/16/12 11:38 A

I am trying hard to avoid sugary treats. Sparkpeople has been a great resource. I am curious about why this site would allow advertising by Jell-O for tie-dye cupcakes. When I sign in to post my fitness minutes, I don't need the visual temptation to go have something that will undermine my goals. I don't have an ax to grind with the makers of Jell-O. I don't have any objection to cupcakes per se. I just would appreciate not having the advertisement in my face when I'm working so hard to be fit and make healthy choices.

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