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Introducing More (and Easier) 'Progress Ticker' Options

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Tuesday, September 06, 2011



SparkPeople has long offered customizable weight loss tickers, which members can choose to display at the bottom of their SparkPages and message board posts to share their progress.

In the past, you could only display a ticker if you also had a SparkPage, and "weight loss" and "weight maintenance" were the only types of progress you could share.

Thanks to great member suggestions, today we have updated these progress tickers so that any member (with or without a SparkPage) can create and display them on their message board posts. We also added nine more ways to share progress toward your goals that aren't about your weight, including:

  • SparkPoints earned
  • Monthly fitness minutes
  • Countdown (days) until a special event
  • Number of days you've given up a bad habit (like smoking)
  • Inches lost
  • Body fat percentage
  • And more!


Now you can edit and set your Ticker preferences anytime from this page. In the future, you can find it in under the "Community" tab of your account/email preferences page. And even simpler, anytime you actually SEE one of your own message board posts, you'll see a little "Edit" button that also brings you to this page (if you have a ticker) or a prompt to add one (if you don't have one displayed).

We hope you enjoy using these new Ticker options to share your progress with others in our Community.

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FAITHGIRL91 8/17/2013 8:57AM

    How does one change the color of their signature (text) on their message posts? I notice that different folks have different colors. What controls this? Thank you!

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XTINA46 12/30/2012 12:00AM

    I cannot make the ticker for weight loss go to pounds rather than kilograms. can you help me? The ticker pages need some attention: for a while I couldn't eliminate a few of them even when I unchecked them -- very frustrating!

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FIFEEE 10/28/2012 11:49AM

    This is great, but it would really motivate me to see the ticker on either the start page or the nutritional tracker page. emoticon

Comment edited on: 10/28/2012 11:50:04 AM

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NLPOLAK 7/14/2012 11:23AM

    Good advice! Thanks! emoticon

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TIMEIICHANGE 5/4/2012 11:53AM

    You must enter a number for Starting Weight and Goal Weight.

This is what I keep getting and this is frustrating!! Can anyone help me?? =/

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TIFFANYFARLEY 1/10/2012 8:25AM

    I cannot create a ticker. It keeps telling me to add my start and goal weight but there is no place to put it.

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DJHENDRY160 1/2/2012 7:24PM

  .I myself cannot get the ticker to work. it keeps bring back to enter my start and goal weight ,, which I've already done. do not understand. emoticon

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THEBESTISTOCOME 11/29/2011 10:24AM

    Thank you for the tickers.

However, I would love to be able to display more than one ticker. That would motivate me. I love to have the weight loss ticker, but I would love to be able to have also the monthly fitness minutes.

Comment edited on: 11/29/2011 10:25:59 AM

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CRISCIM 10/27/2011 10:56AM

    Thank you. This is exactly what I needed!

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FAIRYWINGS5 9/22/2011 8:06PM

    Thank you for the new options! I'm be using them already.

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MERAINA 9/20/2011 5:36PM

    I am having serious problems with my ticker. LOL I have always enjoyed seeing the little thing in my signature box. I went in and changed it when I first noticed that there was a way to edit it from a thread posting. I thought "cool, I'll make it show the inches for this challenge I am on". Then it would show no change no matter what measurements I put in or the changes. So I decided to put it back to pounds lost. Then it was showing 180 inches lost not that I weighed 180 pounds. I tried over and over, making changes. Still it would not change. So I removed it from showing on my page. Now I have tried several days to just hav it showing again. But it errors out and says that I am not putting in the correct information. I am repostin my start weight and my goal weight, but it still will not post my ticker. Please help. Thanks!

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LAURIED1176 9/19/2011 11:46PM

    Great!Thank you!!

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JULIA1154 9/18/2011 4:20PM

  I'm glad to see this. Thanks for the update!

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SONORANARIZONAN 9/18/2011 12:38PM

    That's all kinds of cool.

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MICHELE_L 9/17/2011 9:50PM

    AWESOME!!

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BARBIE779 9/17/2011 11:27AM

    Thanks!

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BIONICMONARCH 9/17/2011 10:36AM

    awesome!

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DREENAMT 9/17/2011 9:44AM

    This is fantastic. Thanks so much!

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JANEDOE12345 9/17/2011 8:46AM

   
This set of changes is really, really good! Thanks!

With all these options, I would like it if I could have three different tickers. My weight, my points, and one more for another great choice.


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MCJULIEO 9/17/2011 6:55AM

    Cool!

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SHELL- 9/15/2011 11:04AM

    Can we have more than one ticker? One for our main goal and one for the next small goal of weight loss?

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ASHOAF1 9/14/2011 11:33AM

  Thank you!

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GRRARRGH 9/14/2011 7:57AM

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MARTHA503 9/13/2011 5:16AM

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THEIS58 9/13/2011 2:32AM

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QUILTINGBUDDY 9/12/2011 11:49PM

    That's very cool! Thanks for sharing it.

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PATRICIAANN46 9/12/2011 5:30PM

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ME_SONNIE 9/12/2011 11:53AM

    Awesome, thanks! emoticon

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MIAJOEB 9/12/2011 10:38AM

    I also wish to display more than one tracker.
I want to keep my weight loss in sight but also my exercise minutes which I am trying to increase.

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 9/12/2011 4:36AM

    Missed this before but someone from the Leaders Team told us about it.

Thanks,

Jane on Guam

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JUNEBUG1944 9/11/2011 11:09PM

    Thankss!

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FLORIDAFLUTIST 9/11/2011 12:30PM

    Great feature, thank you!

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ANNESYLVIA 9/10/2011 3:51PM

    Love it.
# of days option can be customized to what MY bad habit or will there be like a check box? Smoking, biting nails etc or do we fill in the blank?

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LAURIE5658 9/10/2011 10:32AM

    I am totally loving the new trackers and THANK YOU! On the maintenance ticker, can you please reverse the positive and negative meaning put the "under" on the left side of thr ticker and "over" on the right. Thank you!

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JMCADE 9/10/2011 10:19AM

    These are cool. I agrree with those that would like to post more than 1 ticker!!

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FLFITBEE 9/8/2011 10:41AM

    Cool!

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BRONZE-DIVA 9/8/2011 12:34AM

    I luv the new trackers, but I also wish we could display more than one tracker emoticon emoticon

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HIKERNJ 9/7/2011 10:24PM

    I would like to track distance in swimming. You have trackers for distance on land. But the ratios are drastically different. I track my distance swimming on the mileage tracker, but there is no option to select swimming so I end up putting it in the notes. Any chance that the fitness tabs could have distance option for swimmers?

I love so many things about Spark! Thanks for all the other ways to track things. I am building consistency in so many areas because I have an easy way to track it.

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SUNNYWBL 9/7/2011 7:38PM

    Thank you for these great additions to Spark!

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_CYNDY55_ 9/7/2011 5:22PM

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Thank You for the Cool Info about the Progress Ticker!!!!!

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 9/7/2011 4:22PM

    I love that we have more, but need a way to show more than one at a time.. at least on our sparkpage.. maybe just one on the community posts..

I want to show inches lost, sparkpoints earned, fitness minutes earned, and weight lost. Thanks for considering the input of your members on this!


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TEDDYBEARGIRL 9/7/2011 1:40AM

    When I first scanned the list I though....oh how cool.....I can have my weight loss ticker AND an event ticker AND my fitness mins ticker BUT then I realized I still only had the option of just 1 ticker so i just backed out and kept my weight loss ticker.......too bad we cant have more than 1 at a time.

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LAB-LOVER 9/6/2011 9:42PM

    This is FABULOUS, but I also wish that we could have more than 1 ticker!

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LJR4HEALTH 9/6/2011 9:22PM

    Neat I love it emoticon

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LECATES 9/6/2011 7:59PM

    Nice idea---but how about fixing the problem of Spark being slow to come up anymore. You all keep adding more and more stuff and we keep getting slower and slower response time. I love the site---but it is getting difficult to use when my time is short.

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MONTY68 9/6/2011 7:38PM

   
Great idea and a lot of potential for creating different tickers
Thank you so much

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LTMURPHY7 9/6/2011 7:31PM

  Love the idea but wish I could track more than one goal. Any chance we could do several different tracks ?

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ONLYTEMPORARY 9/6/2011 4:57PM

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LTMURPHY7 9/6/2011 4:18PM

  I wish there could be more than one tracker on our page

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