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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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DAVENPLK 4/24/2008 8:18AM

    You guys are amazing!!!

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BARBFIKE 4/24/2008 8:15AM

    That's what I'm talking bout.

Thanks SP, you rock. emoticon

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WOLFPUPPY1 4/24/2008 8:13AM

    Sounds like a fun idea to me!! Thanks!!!

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SIRENA3 4/24/2008 8:11AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon ;-)

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SPUNK3 4/24/2008 7:52AM

    sounds great! emoticon

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ZEINAOP 4/24/2008 7:44AM


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WENDYSPARKS 4/24/2008 6:56AM

    Thank you...I love team goals!!!

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RUNNINSTRONG 4/24/2008 6:38AM

    Yea!!!!! We've made individual goals a daily thread on our team... Thanks for making an "official" option for our teams, too!

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TAZZIEGIRL 4/24/2008 6:30AM


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HANNAHV 4/24/2008 6:08AM

    emoticon Thank you SP!

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SUSAN94799 4/24/2008 5:56AM


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KM1304 4/24/2008 5:45AM

    This is a great idea. Thanks.

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TAMMY39 4/24/2008 5:41AM

    Thank you SP you are AWESOME!

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MOMMATAURUS 4/24/2008 12:37AM

    Is there a way to check to see the teams progress on a goal?

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TWEETZ 4/24/2008 12:19AM

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CHEVYTHUNDER 4/24/2008 12:12AM

    Soundz like a winnin idea 2 me.

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KING*GET*FIT 4/23/2008 9:46PM

    I love this feature. It is great to have team goals to work on and get rewarded doing them as well. It is also nice to set your own goals.


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JOEGIRL6113 4/23/2008 9:40PM

    Great feature! Thank you!

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TAZZIE5 4/23/2008 8:40PM

    This is great! Our Team got started yesterday! Thank you.

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HEATHERHUSKER 4/23/2008 7:37PM


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JCH261 4/23/2008 6:41PM

  MMMMMMM, Verrry Interesting!

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PARTTIMER 4/23/2008 5:02PM

    I love this. Deciding what goals will take some thought.

If we decide to change goals 3 months down the road, will it delete from everyones goal list?

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LINBUTLER 4/23/2008 4:01PM

    Good idea

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AMHISPRINCESS 4/23/2008 3:20PM

    Sure sounds great to me. Thanks.. What a wonderful site..

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WILDCARD1 4/23/2008 1:50PM

    Thanks! This is an awesome new feature!!

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MSEMBERSTORM 4/23/2008 1:45PM


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GKNEE1 4/23/2008 1:42PM

    This is definitely something I would love to try. I haven't really gotten into truly participating in challenges and such (I do not have internet at home, so can only access during lunch at work). Thanks for keeping up on new and improved ways for Sparkers to become healthier and more successful in our daily lives!!!


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CAROLWARD99 4/23/2008 1:32PM

    I'm amazed at what lenghts you guys go to continously improve and listen to the members. Thanks so much for an excellant tool. I tell everyone I can about this wonderful site.

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    Im gonna get my team in the discussing-goals mode right away! Thx much for these new things!

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TOPAZTOO 4/23/2008 12:36PM

    That helps a bunch!!! Thanks, Dave!!

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PHEBESS 4/23/2008 12:18PM

    Cool! Thank you!

Though I'll probably keep my step log, since I like to see the numbers.

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AFERRARI 4/23/2008 12:15PM

    Great idea. thanks emoticon

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LADYAKASHA 4/23/2008 12:14PM

    Thanks again! You're always coming up with the greatest tools!

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*MADHU* 4/23/2008 12:11PM

    emoticon feature ! I love it already emoticon

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