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Introducing Team Goals


Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Hi everyone

We're VERY excited to announce the launch of a new feature, Team Goals.

What Are Team Goals
With Team Goals, SparkTeam Leaders can set up to 5 goals for members of their Team. Team members can then choose to "Join" the goal. When they do this, they get the goal added to their "Other Goals" page, and then their tracking totals go towards Team totals. We think this will make SparkTeams even more helpful and fun!

How to Use Team Goals
You can go to any SparkTeam page and find the "Team Goals" section under the Team Forums. You can then see any goals the leader has set. Note however that since this was just launched, not all Teams have goals. If your Teams don't have goals you can click here to see one that does.

When you want to become part of the goal, just click "Join Goal." As mentioned above, the goal will now be added to your Other Goals page. Note however that if your Team sets a Fitness Minutes or SparkPoints goal, you will automatically be part of that goal, since everyone on SparkPeople tracks Fitness Minutes and SparkPoints.

Something Else New - SparkPeople Specials (plus Other Health goals)
With the launch of Team Goals, we also added some other new tools to your Other Goals page. "SparkPeople Specials" are some goals that many members have asked about tracking, such as a step tracker. You can go to Other Goals and click "Add/Remove Special Goals." Note also that Team Goals can include SparkPeople Special Goals, and that if you are on multiple Teams with the same SparkPeople Special Goal, you'll just need to track once to update all your Teams.

Also on the Other Goals page you'll see a section for "Other Health Related Goals." Here you can add any goal that you'd like.


We realize that this is a big feature, and it may take seeing and trying it to fully understand. But, we think members will love it once you give it a try! If you have any questions or comments, please drop them on this message board topic discussing Team Goals.
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EPHEMERA 4/27/2008 10:03PM

    What a great feature! This is such a great site - what a great encouargement and inspiration to change people's lives. Thank you so much!

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FROGSTYR 4/24/2008 11:28PM

    I set my team goals before I posted to let the team know about them and I had girls joining before I posted the message. It is being well received. My team loves it!

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SUNNYGAL2011 4/24/2008 9:48PM

    thanks soooo much for adding these! My team is already doing the Team Goals I have listed! I love SPARKS! and this has really helped motivate my team members!!
thank you again for adding this added feature!


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SUMMARAH 4/24/2008 9:38PM

    The recent additions are making me *LOVE* SparkPeople even more! This site is da bomb, and leagues ahead of anything else out there. You guys rock! Thank you so much!

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FRANNIEDID 4/24/2008 8:11PM

    These are great additions. I love that I can track my steps now and team goals are great. My teams are working on deciding what goals we want!

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PKLOSES 4/24/2008 7:49PM

    Great additions to SP!! Looking forward to using them :) emoticon

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MOM1014 4/24/2008 7:12PM

    Once it catches on, it can't help be motivating to all.

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SMYLEERED 4/24/2008 7:11PM

    Thanks Dave, you're the greatest ever!!



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VHASKEW36 4/24/2008 6:52PM

    I'm not sure I understand it all but it sounds great. I know once I get in to trying it out it will come easier. Just onemore way to make SP fantastic. God bless, Ginny emoticon emoticon

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WINDCHASER22 4/24/2008 6:37PM

    I would like o learn how o do the team goal thing. I sign in once a day and would like to take part in it. his site is so wonderful I LOVE IT. Include me in Please. nd thanks emoticon

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JUNEBUG1944 4/24/2008 6:37PM

    What a great idea. This should help in the motiviation department! Thanks!

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H2OGURL 4/24/2008 5:41PM

    I think that group challenges are a great idea. Each day I log in and look for something to help keep me motivated and being part of a group or team with a goal is perfect!!

I do not always find the "hot message topics" of my interest and they can be on the list for days........

So bring on the Challenges! emoticon

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STARTINGOVER03 4/24/2008 5:32PM

    Thank you for the new goals they will be more of a help! I love SP!

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DONNALHALL 4/24/2008 5:16PM

    Thanks. I am a done girl.

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READY4MO 4/24/2008 4:00PM

    The Done Being the Fat Girl team is the best. I suggest that it be featured!

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PRINCESSGARDENS 4/24/2008 3:59PM

    great idea!

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CSONIA 4/24/2008 3:55PM

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LOSTNYOU 4/24/2008 3:44PM

    emoticon awesome !!

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MULTIMOM 4/24/2008 2:51PM

    What a great idea. I need to rethink my personal goals and then select team goals that will support my online weight loss journey. I have joined a few different teams and must say that the Done Being Fat girl team is by far the most positive, upbeat, motivational group out there. Talk about supportive! WOW! Friendships are being made daily and this is one team that you might want to take a peek at. I am thrilled to learn of the new sp feature! Terri


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SWEETPEA75 4/24/2008 2:36PM

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MOMSINCE84 4/24/2008 2:28PM

    This is an excellent idea, and I would like to nominate Done Being the Fat Girl as a team that should be featured next month. All of the people on here are fantastic and great support. I have made some awesome friends and been encouraged by someone daily. I am so glad I discovered them. I was featured as Done Girl of The Day Monday February 11th 2008! Everyone made me feel like Queen of the Day, and that was an Awesome Day for me. Thanks Done Girls!
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1234MOM 4/24/2008 2:23PM

    This will make some of the personal goal tracking we've been doing easier. It will be fun trying this.

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MICHELLE2343 4/24/2008 2:20PM

    What a great idea! SP has everything to offer plus some. SP, you just keep coming up with more and more ways for us to stay motivated. Thank you!

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SHIRL571 4/24/2008 2:10PM

  This is an excellent idea. I especially like being able to track the number of steps I take during the day. That will help motivate me to keep moving!

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OILPAINTER 4/24/2008 2:05PM

    YAY! Thanks for making my job as a Team Leader much more efficient and motivating!
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GRANDMAAMIE 4/24/2008 2:00PM

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CINNAMONKISS 4/24/2008 1:57PM

    This sounds so great I will try to add a Goal right now :D

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JULIET135 4/24/2008 1:54PM

    Another GREAT idea from our favorite website! emoticon

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ANNITTA 4/24/2008 1:52PM

    Thank you. Coming out of one great rut! Hope this will give me the necessary push. All the best to everyone... including myself!! emoticon

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WANNABLEAN1 4/24/2008 1:20PM

    Super idea!

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CAS47OREGON 4/24/2008 1:05PM

  This sounds like a good way to get motivated!

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CAROLYNANTHONY2 4/24/2008 12:55PM

  THAT IS AWESOME! emoticon

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STACEYSTAR 4/24/2008 12:23PM

    What a fun idea! I love it.

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BEBELOU 4/24/2008 12:06PM

    Can't wait !!

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MCDEANE52 4/24/2008 11:40AM

    Thanks SP for this new tool to help us achieve our goals.

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KEADABEADA 4/24/2008 11:35AM

    I love this new feature!

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SONDRAELLIOTT 4/24/2008 11:18AM

    Great idea!

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MAMA_HAWK 4/24/2008 9:56AM

  Great concept. Keep them coming. This is a long journey and every new type of goal adds a little zip to all of us.

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JIBBIE49 4/24/2008 9:55AM

    The more fun the better! I love ZUMBA (latin aerobics). emoticon

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OAKBORN 4/24/2008 9:49AM

    That's way cool! Thanks!

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JSTINMT 4/24/2008 9:43AM

    Thanks! This just gets better every day!!! emoticon

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ONEDERWOMAN 4/24/2008 9:39AM

    woohoo!

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R@CHEL11 4/24/2008 9:27AM

    I like it thanks!

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COLEMANSR 4/24/2008 9:21AM

    Thank you.

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TIGERBEAT 4/24/2008 9:14AM

  Thank you!

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SWEETIE89625 4/24/2008 9:08AM

    emoticon IT SOUNDS GREAT MORE TO KEEP ME GOING emoticon

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BHLOVESTHIN 4/24/2008 8:57AM

    Thank you so much for continuing to improve an already wonderful website! These will be a big help!

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USHANATH 4/24/2008 8:56AM

  Looking forward to work with SP group to achieve my goal. Feel good already emoticon

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BERQUAL 4/24/2008 8:53AM

    Thanks for the ideas....helpful

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IRISH_EYES_66 4/24/2008 8:38AM

    Sounds like a great idea!! I am feeling motivated already!!

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