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Earn Points for Rereading Articles + New Stay on Track Calendar


Tuesday, June 16, 2009



Hi everyone!
We thought you'd be interested in these two new features!

Reset SparkPoints on Articles You've Read

Some of our "super SparkPoints earners" (you know who you are!) have been running out of articles to earn SparkPoints for lately. We hear you! So, in an effort to let our loyal members continue to earn their daily allotment of SparkPoints for reading articles, you can now reset the articles you’ve read more than 6 months ago—so that you can earn Points by rereading them! To reset your article SparkPoints:

Click on the Account/Email Preferences link on your Start page (under the My Tools tab). Scroll down to the section titled "Reset Articles" and click the "Reset Articles" button and voila! You can now read the articles again and get more Points. Resetting your articles will keep the SparkPoints you earn for previously reading articles. You will lose the next to any articles in the Resource Center that have been reset.

PLEASE NOTE that this will only allow you to re-read articles you read more than 6 months ago; articles you have read less than six months ago will not be reset. Also noteworthy, you must be a member of SparkPeople for at least 6 months for the Reset Articles section to show up on your account preferences page.


New Stay On Track Calendar
We've also added a monthly Stay On Track Calendar to the site, which gives you an easy-to-read, monthly view of what's coming up in your program (scheduled workouts and appointments) and what you've tracked (food, workouts, notes and earned SparkPoints) each day. This calendar is interactive and printable, too!. To see your Stay on Track Calendar, go to the Reports section (under the "My Tools" tab). Scroll down to the "Weight and Other Reports" section to find your Stay on Track Calendar.

We hope you enjoy these new SparkPeople features!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FREE_CAL 6/16/2009 1:35PM

  Thanks for all your great reports and articles to help us keep forging ahead.

You're an incredible team.

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BANTAMOM 6/16/2009 1:27PM

    The calendar is awesome. emoticon Could a link to the calendar be added to quick links? Just a thought.

Thanks again.



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LHLADY517 6/16/2009 1:18PM

    Thank you

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GUMMIBRCHN 6/16/2009 1:16PM

    The calendar is awesome! Great addition! emoticon

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100LBLIGHTER 6/16/2009 1:00PM

    I can wait to check these out.....Thank you GUYS for thinking of us. Grace emoticon

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PHEBESS 6/16/2009 12:59PM

    Coool! Thank you! There are some articles I read over and over, just for the motivation - so this is great! (I do love my points, LOL!)

And wow!!!! The stay on track calendar is amazing!!!!! It's such a great overview of the month!!!!!! This is one of those tools that I'd never have imagined, but I know it's going to be so useful and something I go to every day!

Thank you again!

Comment edited on: 6/16/2009 1:02:11 PM

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ONLYTEMPORARY 6/16/2009 12:44PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You don't know how much we appreciate this!

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WIESIEK 6/16/2009 12:41PM

    The calendar is great.

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MZFPG1 6/16/2009 12:38PM

    Excited about the calendar

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 6/16/2009 12:32PM

    emoticon the calendar is sooo cool!

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DAWNO64 6/16/2009 12:29PM

    OMG, you guys are the best!! I don't quite need to reset my articles yet, but I like the fact that I can when I need to. And the calendar is THE BOMB!!!! Thanks again!!

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BELTONWALKER67 6/16/2009 12:27PM

    Wow! This is great! Just keeps getting better & better! emoticon

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MCLYMORE 6/16/2009 12:24PM

    This is awesome, you guys continue to do great things to assist us in our journey. Thank you for all you do. The calendar is a wonderful addition to the resources you already provide.

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198WORSTED 6/16/2009 12:13PM

    Oh, this is great! I just love seeing all that data. What a great way to see progress.
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TWISTOLOMEW 6/16/2009 12:08PM

  LOVE the calendar! particularly the fact that it can be customized!

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SONJABGONIA 6/16/2009 12:06PM

    I am lovin the stay on track calendar! This is a report that I can actually at a glance see what's working! Thanks!
Sonja

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SHELLPRO 6/16/2009 11:55AM

    Yipee!!! emoticon That'll end my frustration of seeing one I didn't remember & NOT being able to apply the points. Love the Calendar!

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TAZ675 6/16/2009 11:45AM

    Awesome!! Thanks!!!

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WLB101092 6/16/2009 11:43AM

    I agree with RAVON27...Great stuff, but can we add to favorites!!!! Please!

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AWYEAGLE 6/16/2009 11:43AM

    I LOVE the new Calendar!!! I plan on printing it at the beginning of each new month and then again at the end of the month, what a great way to see what is coming up and what you accomplished all in one place. I'm going home to make room on my fridge for this.

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RAVON27 6/16/2009 11:42AM

    I Love the New Calendar. emoticon Is there a way to mark it as a Favorite?? Thanks again.

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HEATHERHUSKER 6/16/2009 11:31AM

    Thank you for all the enhancements. This really makes me think that Spark cares about its members. I wholeheartedly appreciate all of you for all that you do.

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SPARKGIRL09 6/16/2009 11:20AM

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DENONNIE 6/16/2009 11:12AM

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!

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CARLI_MAE 6/16/2009 11:07AM

    I like the calendar! Hadn't used that page in ages and looks like they've added some other new reporting tools too! WTG, SP!

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SMILINGEYES2 6/16/2009 11:02AM

    This sounds like a plan. Thanks for sharing.

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TX.PATRICIA 6/16/2009 10:59AM

    Thanks!!!

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ARELLA17 6/16/2009 10:55AM

    very helpful, thanks!

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BARBROCKS 6/16/2009 10:53AM

    I love the calendar. I am very happy with my progress and I love SparkPeople!
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RICH4GINA 6/16/2009 10:43AM

    Thanks so much for this! I haven't been a member for six months yet, but I am in this for the long haul! I love this site! It is very motivating even though I haven't really learned how to use it all yet! I appreciate all you do! Keep it up!

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JUST_BREATHE08 6/16/2009 10:41AM

    emoticon so very much. This is Wonderful. I Love It !!! emoticon

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HVMBRU 6/16/2009 10:41AM

    Very generous. Thank you! Some day I might get to that point.

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CBSPECIAL 6/16/2009 10:36AM

    Thanks!

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COLEMANSR 6/16/2009 10:36AM

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DIET_NO_MORE 6/16/2009 10:36AM

    emoticon on these new features, Nicole! Thanks for letting us know. Greedy l'il points-monger that I am, I'll appreciate the option to reread articles once I've put in six months here. SP keeps getting better 'n' better! - Susan

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 6/16/2009 10:36AM

    Awesome new improvements!! Thanks so much!

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