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SPARK computer problems

Monday, January 24, 2011

First off, I wrote Spark help desk two weeks ago, have NOT even RECEIVED a

We cannot afford to take the computer in to a shop to get something done.

I am having trouble even commenting on threads of groups that I belong to, for
instance, yesterday, I got an email notification that there was a new member in
one of the motorcycle groups. The pages that pop up, took over, and after trying
12 different times to welcome him, I gave up.

So far, I am not having problems with anything but Spark, which is why I wrote them
trying to get help and find out what they think.

I am going to pull out for a week, not go to spark for anything, and see if this helps
or maybe I can find someone who can help me and is more knowledgeable that David
and I, who would come and look at it, because you have to look at it to understand
what is going on, and me trying to explain it and then someone trying to help(THANK

Anyway, those of you that have my regular email addy can contact me otherwise
I will check with all of ya'll in a week, and see if staying off here will show us where
this problem is coming from.

Just a note so you know, we have Norton360, SpyBot, AdAware, and Spy Sweeper plus
Clean-Up, and I run all of thse daily.

If anyone has any suggestions/ideas, you can sparkmail me, and I will keep an eye on

Blessings to all and I will miss you, even if it is only a week, you guys are family to me,

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

1_AMAZING_WOMAN 5/3/2011 10:41PM

    I haven't been on Sparks a lot for several weeks now. I am having 'issues' to deal with as it is, and dealing with having my computer taken over from viruses from Sparks. And the last time having it almost crash my computer - and not getting a reply when I reported it to Sparks, well, I just didn't want to keep having it affect my computer. I would have liked to get on a bit more, but the last time a virus I got on Sparks cost me $300. and then several days later another virus tried to take over my computer when I clicked on something on Sparks - and I just can't afford to keep having my computer fixed. So I have kept my Sparking to a minimum. I am sure these problems happen anywhere but most of the problems I have had have come from here. And, one time from a vitamin order site. Geez. You'd think you'd have to go somewhere risky to get infected but the only way to be totally safe is to 'stay home' (i.e. off the computer). But the computer is part of life...


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BGUMBA 1/26/2011 3:16PM

  Hurry back, Darlene. If you're running Internet Explorer 8 or Windows 7, you may need to run it in compatability mode if you aren't already. I don't think I suggested that the other day in our Rome thread.

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SANDYMAE3 1/26/2011 9:27AM

    well seems some of us is having probs on here. mine is i have to keep refreshing to bring up pages pmo sometimes so i just get out of it. hope you get this fixed soon. bel

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BLAKBIRD 1/26/2011 8:47AM

    Thanks for the call-out Momma_D, now everybody knows I'm not much help with computer problems - sheesh - emoticon

Actually, that's a good thing, It's working with computers that keeps me off Spark People.

On the other hand it's working with computers that got me to Spark People in the first place, the sedentary life style, poor food choices 4 nights a week, a couple of beers in the hotel bar 4 nights a week etc.

Hope the links people sent help get you some SP Tech assistance soon.


TTFN emoticon emoticon

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MAMABUGAZ 1/25/2011 7:04PM

    Try this for getting Spark help:

-Go to message boards (http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark
- Click on Site/Tehnical Help
- Start a new thread.

I've tried that method a few times and it worked for me.

~ Faith

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    I know I was having issues with it when I used Internet explorer. I downloaded Firefox web browser, and now I haven't had any issues! :)

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BUGLET- 1/25/2011 12:11PM

    Remember all the problems I had with Spark?
Copy and paste
1. Site/Technical Help

.asp?imboard=5 ...
I copied and pasted it and it tooke me to Site/Technical Help
I hope this helps..It's a Spark thingy~

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ALASKAN 1/24/2011 11:39PM

    Hello Darlene,
How are you doing? Have you got it fixed yet? I hope you can get it straightened out soon. Miss hearing from you too. Take care, hurry back and we all will be here when you are back online and in the rooms w/us.

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LINDAGRAVEL 1/24/2011 9:50PM

    I am having trouble with the add emoticon,it just won't take

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SILLYHP1953 1/24/2011 9:46PM

    I hope you get it figured out soon. My computer is slower, probably from waiting for the ads to load. I'm sure you've defragged and gone to internet options and cleared out your cache.

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LYFO12 1/24/2011 8:16PM

  Awww...It really sucks that you're having such a hard time with the Sparks site Darlene! Hope things will get resolved soon! Take care sweetie!! :)))))

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JUNEBUG1944 1/24/2011 6:28PM

    I'm sorry you're having problems...we'll miss you on our Alabama threads. I wish I could help, but I don't know what pages are popping up, I don't have any popping up. Sorry.

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NEW-CAZ 1/24/2011 5:09PM

    Hope you get sorted soon Darlene, we'll miss you.
Take care emoticon

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NICOLELYNNB 1/24/2011 5:03PM

    Oh noes emoticon You will be missed!

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KAROUSELL46 1/24/2011 4:34PM

    I shucks. Hope you get it fixed soon. I know that sometimes it says I have a message on my page, I go there, and nothing. Same thing with the sparkmail. UGH!....Karen emoticon emoticon(gonna run it over)lol

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BIKERBABE2BE 1/24/2011 4:28PM

    Hope you get the problem solved ASAP. We will miss you. Take care!

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Happy New Year

Friday, December 31, 2010

Well dear friends, just a quick hello and Happy New Year. I will make this short.

We went for a ride on the Harleys this afternoon, about 70 miles. I wondered
about the weather as we rode, because it was windy, but almost too warm for
this time of year. I knew there had been storms up thru NW Arkansas, into Missouri
and Illinois....and then they started popping up in Louisiana and Mississippi I knew
it was a matter of time....so we are under tornado watch, til who knows when, so
contrary to my plans to go to bed early,

I will now most likely be up all night..........so if anyone wants to chat??????????????

Happy New Year and may God keep you all safe,

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HEALINGHANDS615 1/4/2011 10:23PM

    Kicking off the New Year on a shiny red Harley oh that sounds like heaven! You made me miss my bike and the weight I was when I wore my chaps lol! I'll see it again soon. Thanks for your support. Happy New Year!

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BLAKBIRD 1/2/2011 11:32PM

    I missed your wisdom, and wit. Sorry I gave you cause to worry. I was moping around feeling sorry for myself, missing my home, my family, the sunshine and devoid of saddle time or holiday spirit.

So glad your back is healing and you and your sainted DH took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and closed out 2010 with a celebratory ride.

Not your typically New Years Eve emoticon

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WENDYSPARKS 1/2/2011 2:59PM

    Today is close to 50 in Connecticut. Alot of melting going on here now. Stay safe in the weather out there. Happy New Year!

Wendy emoticon

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SILLYHP1953 1/2/2011 2:55PM

    It was unseasonably warm here, too, in the high 50's but no riding, had other things to do. Randy usually rides on Jan 1st in the coldest of weather, I prefer warm weather if I have a choice. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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ROBSMOM2 1/1/2011 12:07PM

  Happy New Year and stay safe, how wonderful to be able to ride your Harley this time of year, We are buried in snow LOL

Your Spark Friend

Mary Jo emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Happy New Year Darlene! Here's to a wonderful 2011!!!

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 12/31/2010 10:00PM

    Happy New Year Darlene! Stay safe from the weather!!

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JUNEBUG1944 12/31/2010 9:39PM

    Happy New Year to you, too, Darlene. Hope the weather improves...what a way to end the year! Glad you got your ride in, though!

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ILOVEROSES 12/31/2010 7:26PM

    Happy New Year Darlene and I hope the tornadoes miss you! emoticon emoticonJanuary2011!

Comment edited on: 12/31/2010 7:27:34 PM

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PENNYLOU7 12/31/2010 7:19PM

    Happy New Year!

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NEW-CAZ 12/31/2010 6:55PM

    Happy New Year Darlene emoticon

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SPARK'S top 10 reasons to lose weight! ! ! !

Thursday, December 30, 2010

10. Better blood pressure
9. Improved heart health and lower cholesterol levels
8. Decreased risk for diabetes
7. Enhanced sex life
6. A better night’s sleep for those with obstructive sleep apnea
5. Less pain associated with arthritis, joint disease, and lower back pain.
4. Better breathing
3. Decreased risk for colon and breast cancer
2. A healthier gallbladder
1. More energy

Need I say more??????????????????????????????????????

#5 will be my priority................

Y E E - H A W......who will join me on this quest for better health and better sex
and all kinds of other great things in 2011??????????????????????????????????????

I am personally inviting all my friends, Spark and other places(????-LOL) to challenge
each other somehow, so we can all be LOSERS in 2011...............
C'mon peeps...let's us'ens(not a real word) have some fun...................

I will figure out my little plan and post it tomorrow in a new blog ................

May God bless you and keep you safe and healthy in the coming year........

PS: Also issuing this challenge to my sweetie..........call a GREEN BERET' a diet wimp
and challenge them(hope this works)

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DARLENEK04 4/24/2011 8:46PM

  Okay girlie....I will challenge him and read your blog tomorrow.

Im in..........


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DIETSAFARI 4/24/2011 5:34PM

    I loved this blog, can I join even if it is April?
Love DS

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 12/31/2010 10:00PM

    all great reasons, and we will definitely be losers in 2011!!! We'll lose the weight and a whole host of health problems to go with it!!

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JUNEBUG1944 12/31/2010 9:42PM

    They are all great reasons!

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SILLYHP1953 12/31/2010 5:06PM

    Those are some great reasons! I'm here for the long haul...

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GBO323 12/31/2010 10:23AM

    Great list and reasons to lose!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 12/31/2010 3:07AM

    I'm with ya Darlene! 2011 watch out here we come!!!

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NEVERGETNAKED 12/30/2010 11:31PM

    I'm with ya, Darlene! This last 30# MUST GO!

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NEW-CAZ 12/30/2010 2:58PM

    I'm maintaining for all the same reasons Darlene and will continue in 2011! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HUGS2013 12/30/2010 2:06PM

    I'm in! I am starting Weight Watchers after the 1st and I would
love to see all of those afore mentioned benefits be part of my life in 2011. I think the "more energy" reason will help me achieve all of the others on the list. Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BIKERBABE2BE 12/30/2010 1:14PM

    I'm in! Great blog!!!

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Just a hello

Monday, December 27, 2010

Hi my friends,

Just saying hello and bummer, our snow is all gone. Mercy is it ever
cold though.

I did go mall walking today. That was our exercise....tomorrow I have
to get back on the bike.. I hate exercise...LOL

Happy New Year,

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JUNEBUG1944 12/31/2010 9:42PM

    Does anyone really like to exercise? I keep trying to convince myself that I do!

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JELLI-LEAN 12/30/2010 11:37AM

    We are getting snow today and tomorrow, want me to send you some.

I am with you girl, I do not like to exercise. Don't get me wrong once I start I am ok, but NEVER look forward to it.

Happy New Year!

~ Janel :)

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GBO323 12/29/2010 9:54AM

    I don't like exercise, but once I get into the groove of it, it's easier. then busy happens all over again. What helps is it is a stress buster and having an iPod shuffle to get me through it.

Happy New Year!

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SIMPLY-EVA 12/28/2010 8:21PM

  Hey Darlene! No snow here but there is some nasty rain and it is soooo cold! Like 60 degrees! Lol!

Sure missed you for Christmas. I kept an ear open for those loud pipes. Maybe next year huh?! Hope you had a good one.


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ROBSMOM2 12/28/2010 12:49PM

  Hi You can have some of my snow LOL We have a ton of it in Minnesota........Happy Holidays to you, my friend

Mary Jo emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SILLYHP1953 12/28/2010 11:25AM

    We still have some snow but it can leave as soon as possible.
Maybe you need a new form of exercise...dancing?

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    Amen. lol

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NEW-CAZ 12/28/2010 3:13AM

    Happy New Year to you too babes!
We had rain last night and although it washed away some snow, it's left some black ice emoticon and I am not going walking on that!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 12/28/2010 2:32AM

    Happy New Year to you Darlene! Keep warm from the cold out there.

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LIL-VIXEN 12/27/2010 10:20PM

    Hi Darlene

Happy New Year to you too! I also hate to exercise!

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 12/27/2010 10:11PM

    Happy New Year, Darlene! I hear you on the exercise part! ha! Maybe this will be my year to learn to love it!! (well, at least I can give it a try...)

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LIZZIECA55 12/27/2010 10:10PM

    Happy New Year to you! Good for you for walking that mall and keeping in mind that the bike is for tomorrow. I hate exercise too, but I know that it is really good for me. Today I went to the beach and just walked around. I live in Southern California and we had a beautiful day. It was kind of cool (for California), but I actually saw some folks laying in the sun. Go figure!

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ELLEN0407 12/27/2010 10:08PM

  hny too

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Friday, December 24, 2010

This is to wish each of you, who hold a special place in my heart, a very
MERRY CHRISTMAS.....all of my friends on Spark who have been such a
huge blessing to me.......

Jesus is the Reason for the Season. He has blessed me in many ways, David
is well, I am doing okay, the friends I support with prayers and just love or
moral support, my kids are good............

so if I may ask all of you to pray for
our son, DANIEL, who was deployed to Afghanistan this week. He is located
in a seriously HOT area and his area of expertise is EOD, which if there are
some of you who do not know what that is..............is Explosive Ordinance.
Daniel is a good man, a devoted husband and father of 3. Pray for all of his
group please?????

I am awaiting the mailman, then we are going to walk at the mall and then get
some coffee and people watch, then home to bake for the CowboyChurch potluck
this evening, then will be home later to sit by the computer&TV(remember back
in the old days, when you sat by a roaring fire)?????? LOL

Wishing each of you, who have touched my life in a special way, a loving and
beautiful Christmas.

Merry Christmas, and Gods' best blessings on you&yours in the coming year.

Much love,
Darlene and David

THIS YEAR", honest......................... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MUMSKI 12/30/2010 8:25AM

    Prayers will be sent for your son and all his group, may they be looked after while they do such a wonderful job protecting us all. Hugs to you and David.


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SILLYHP1953 12/27/2010 11:45AM

    I'm sending prayers...

Merry Christmas!

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67CAMARO_SS 12/26/2010 9:24AM

    Sounds like an awesome Christmas Darlene - except for your son's deployment. I hope all of your prayers are heard & that Santa was good to you too :D
June :)

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 12/25/2010 2:45AM

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Darlene! My thoughts and prayers ae with your son and his group.

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BUGLET- 12/24/2010 7:13PM

    Thank your son for me and I will pray for him. Life is precious when you have a family back home waiting for you. God bless his group! He's lucky to have a praying mother. Have a great Christmas and know that you are cyber loved~
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SLIMPAM23 12/24/2010 3:31PM

    Merry Christmas to YOU Darlene. My prayer sand those of my entire family will be with Daniel. My nephew received the Medal of Valor after a huge fire fight in Iraq - So I know the importance of your son and our soldiers in these battles.
Hugs to your family from mine!!
Give Praise - A child is born!!!

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ROBSMOM2 12/24/2010 3:23PM

  Have a Peaceful and wonderful Holiday season

Mary Jo emoticon emoticon

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BIKERBABE2BE 12/24/2010 12:41PM

    Merry, Merry to you!!! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 12/24/2010 12:36PM

    Merry Christmas Darlene to you and your family, have a wonderful time emoticon

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SUESIXTY 12/24/2010 12:19PM

    Merry Christmas! May you have Christ's peace in your heart! emoticon

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