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    CHRISTINECAN   35,129
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Enough with the ads!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I understand that ads keep Spark free. And I actually don't mind them, in their place. I have followed a few, joined a couple and it's possible I bought something as a result of one. I don't recall which purchases are a result of which sites.

HOWEVER, I do take issue with a supposed story on a Spark email leading to -not a story, but- a full page of advertorials from Weight Watchers. Ads are one thing; embedding to this degree is entirely something else and I think it is just not fair game, not in the Spark mentality. If this kind of thing keeps up, it could mean the difference between using the site to its full advantage as I do now and cherry-picking things like trackers and reading friend blogs.

Spark Guy, I hope you're listening.
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BESSHAILE 10/25/2012 6:58AM

    Exactly my thoughts. I don't mind the side ads but puhleeze - not tricking me into thinking it's a SP article.

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ELSEEBEE 10/23/2012 9:56AM

    I, too, understand the need for the ads. My objection is to the fact they are now on personal blog pages. I don't always "approve" of some of the products being put next to my name, so I've just stopped blogging.

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1935MARY 10/23/2012 8:18AM

    I don't mind the adds either,except when I am trying to type something in, then it is very annoying,I lose my train of thought.I spend more time clicking them off then it takes me to do what i am trying to do. Some times I just have a few minutes emoticon .

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