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Very frustrated with spark points

Monday, April 22, 2013

For some time now I can not get spark points when I read the daily blogs, the one where you can earn up to 6 points a day, I know at first I could read one and get 3 points and when I would read the next it said I had earned the points already,,,but when I check my spark points none are there...
I asked the tech support and they said to clear my cookies and cache which I did , that did not help....then I reported back they said to re start my computer, did that several times and still no luck....
I have missed out on at least 60 points and I am not happy with that does any one else have any ideas what I might try....

today Tuesday I was able to get points for one of the Blogs....not sure why only for one.....

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CALLIECURTIS5 4/25/2013 10:19AM

    It`s amazing of why we even care...but we do. It`s that "we deserve it" attitude. I want my points so I can buy "goodies" for my SP friends. I don`t understand why some cost so many points that they are unreachable. They should all be the same points so we can encourage each other more. If I get a camera, it means no more to me than a single rose. I have paid attention and it frustrated me ...but I also had to stop that as it was being silly for me to be so frustrated. Hope the techs pay attention and something can be done. BTW....I also want more "religious goodies"....a small cross or praying hands....just saying.

Comment edited on: 4/25/2013 10:23:06 AM

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SOCKITTOME 4/24/2013 1:21AM

    I haven't been tracking points for a while so don't know if I've had any issues or not. My only suggestion would be Spark Points Anonymous. emoticon

(just kidding, Kitt -- hope things get straightened out soon because I know it drives you crazy)

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BARBARAROSE54 4/23/2013 9:50AM

    Kitt I'm also having the same problem.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 4/23/2013 9:12AM

    PS. When I sync my fitbit I it doesn't give an accurate reading.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 4/23/2013 9:09AM

    Same here. Or take those infernal quizzes that take forever and not get points. Worse, take a poll, don't get credit, then it says you've already taken it. rrrrrr.

On the good side, get to talk to great folks like yourself!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 4/23/2013 8:34AM

    Sorry thats happening, Kitt!

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NASFKAB 4/23/2013 12:43AM

  have to read several then they say got the points but none in the tracker

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NADINEL 4/22/2013 11:28PM

    I had a problem like that recently. I went to my start page. In upper left hand corner it said something like...account/email preferences. Click on that then I followed it down and reset my articles. It says it will not affect the points I already have.
Please double check the wording before you do it, but it worked for me. I think I have been on here so long, that I had read so many of the articles (and forgot some) that I wasn't able to get the points since it says I already earned the points. Good LUCK!

Comment edited on: 4/22/2013 11:30:03 PM

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PINKNFITCARLA 4/22/2013 11:22PM

    I am having the same problem. I assumed it was just me and that they were recycling old blog and redating them. I've missed those points a lot lately :-(

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HAPPYSOUL91 4/22/2013 11:21PM

    It tells me that I read all the blogs, every one of them. Wonder what is going on?

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MICKEYH 4/22/2013 9:09PM

    I wasn't much pay attention to how much point I was earning. And sometime when I read I forget to click " get spark points " I will be pay attention from now on. Thanks Kitt to bring this to my attention.
Hope they will fix whatever the problem that so many are frustrating. Take care.
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KMICHA 4/22/2013 8:57PM

    I have had problems as well . . . I just haven't taken the time to investigate it! Hope there is a good solution!

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LOLAJO54 4/22/2013 8:21PM

    hey I thought I was the only one -- think it is spark not us..
everytime the blogs say I have already read it ..not..
I have done all that too to no avail

only way I am getting points is going back to blogs from 2010 or 2011 and that takes a long long time.

wish sparks had an idea...still think it must be their system problem emoticon

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    Kitt ~ I have the same frustration. I noticed some time ago that they were reusing older blogs. If you go back far enough in the comments section, you can see comments that were made during dates that the blog previously ran. At first, even though I had read these blogs before, I was able to get points for them, but something happened when they incorporated the dailySpark onto the same site as SparkPeople. I actually asked a question about this on the message boards in the Spark Cafe, and Coach Jen replied that we should be able to get the points, and the technical staff was "looking into it." Since then, I've noticed absolutely no change, although there have been a couple of new blogs.

For what it's worth, I also asked if it would be possible to have a table of contents with the blogs that we have read checked (like in the Articles) so we could more easily spot blogs from the past that we might have missed. That question wasn't addressed. You're right. It's very frustrating that they don't have at least 2 new blogs every day to make it possible to get the SparkPoints, and the webpage loads very slowly, which really doesn't make me excited about looking for old blogs I haven't read yet.

You're not alone!

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SHANTODD420 4/22/2013 7:47PM

    Sorry Kitt,
I am experiencing the same thing. I think they are going have to try and reset the blogs for everyone. I hope they fix the problem for you. Have a great night.

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SOFEDUPP 4/22/2013 7:25PM

    I read a comment on one of the blogs that they are recycling the blogs and just changing the dates. That is why it looks like we have all read them when we don't remember them. We may have read them a while ago.

You are not the only one this is happening to. I guess it is happening to many.

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WARMSPRINGDAY 4/22/2013 7:18PM

    I am so sorry. I haven't noticed anything, but maybe I'm not paying close enough attention. I know they recently moved the SP blogs from a separate site to the SP site. I wonder if it has something to do with that.

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RAINBOWMF 4/22/2013 7:07PM

    Same here Kitt, they are not giving us 2 new ones a day to read-- the ones we are getting( US POINTS) people have already been read--- that is why you are not getting your 3 points x2

I might get 3 if I am lucky.

Same as the 3 for the do a poll ones--- we can't clear them and we did them all--- once in a blue moon we might get a new one emoticon


Comment edited on: 4/22/2013 7:09:18 PM

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    Kitt, I'm having the same problem. I've tried everything and it still doesn't work. It keeps saying I already read them when I know I didn't. It started on Friday for me.

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SPEEDY143 4/22/2013 5:01PM

    Are you sure you are signed in? I'm tired of the shirtless guy selling salad dressing every time I try to get points for trying a recipe!!!! There's no place to close him and I'll be damned if they think sex is going to sell me anything... come on SparkPeople enough with the ads emoticon

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PHOENIX1949 4/22/2013 5:01PM

    No solutions here, just commiserating as I have points' issues too.

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KATHYJO56 4/22/2013 4:01PM

    Kitt, I have so much trouble getting my points from different areas of Spark People. I wish I knew what to tell you. emoticon

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GRAMMY_22 4/22/2013 3:37PM

    I thought that I was the only one going through this. I haven't figured out how to overcome this either so I'm not much help on this matter.

I hope that you are having a wonderful day!


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ARNETTELEE 4/22/2013 3:36PM

  I know sometimes there are no "new" blogs to earn points. I have to go through several blogs before I get to one that I haven't earned a point for. Sometimes by luck I click on the blogs on the right side of the page and get lucky to read a blog that I haven't earned points for.

It's frustrating not to be able to earn the points. I know it's only points, but....

Also, I have trouble with the "explore content" where I click through that link, read the article, press "like" and "earn sparkpoint" but it doesn't give me a point for the "explore content." It would give the the point for reading the article. But it should give me the "explore content" point.... Do you have trouble with that one too?

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