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Spark has changed again!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Start Page screen is almost completely obscured and the points have changed. The Spark Blog is gone, the Insider is gone, the Health Highlights (my favorite) is gone, and it's hard to find the articles.

I'm sure I'll get used to it but I sure miss that Start Page navigation aid. We have to do everything through the Sparkpoint page now.
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MIRAGE727 7/3/2013 10:37AM

    As a geek, and a usability freak (I caused a major confrontation at a 1997 Chicago conference on the matter!) since the early 90s, the change actually makes sense. There was too much repetition and lack of added/updated data to record. It still doesn't soften the change cause and effect. Told ya I was a geek!
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LAURIE5658 7/3/2013 9:24AM

    This is exactly why I don't come to SparkPeople much anymore. I don't need the added aggravation.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/3/2013 8:58AM

    I thought there was something wrong with my computer the first day! We'll adjust, I'm sure.

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CELIAMINER 7/1/2013 9:25AM

    I'm slowly getting used to the changes. The article says there is a net gain of one point possible. We lost points for Insider and Poll but gained points on articles/blogs/quizzes. And both health features are rolled up into one link now.

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LARSIL 6/30/2013 8:53AM

    Well, any change is going to be a little irritating. But what I see doesn't make SparkPeople any easier to use. It'll get better as we get more used to it... until the next change! :-)

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EVER-HOPEFUL 6/29/2013 5:31AM

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BARCLE 6/28/2013 7:43PM

    emoticon it's a little different

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CLOVER2 6/28/2013 12:30PM

    I was thinking there was something wrong with my computer! I know I'll adjust, we always do but.....sigh.....
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MEDDYPEDDY 6/28/2013 12:34AM

    Havenīt notice - as I always start on my points page... have to check it out.

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SPARTAN40 6/27/2013 11:52PM

    I was OK with the change, until I got an error message from my web browser and it closed out. I had to log in several times before I stopped getting errors.

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PINKNFITCARLA 6/27/2013 11:18PM

  I sure noticed that tonight when logging in to do my points. I am sure with time I will get used to it. It's changed so many times over the few years I've been here.

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DARLENEK04 6/27/2013 9:09PM

  I thought it was fine just like it was.

They are just like Yahoo, they just keep screwing with
it and making it harder to navigate.


My opinion, and so far, I am still entitled to it.


DarleneK

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GABY1948 6/27/2013 6:39PM

    I noticed and thought what the??? I thought it was just me for a minute...I didn't see all the other things you mentioned...just the insider one...which surprised me they mostly used it for Advertising for their products...but like you, I will get used to it but I don't like it!

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SUGAR0814 6/27/2013 6:06PM

    I don't like the change, but I'm sure I'll get use to it. Change is good right? A change for the better I hope. emoticon

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NASFKAB 6/27/2013 2:43PM

  suddenly no insider wish they gave notice before changing

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JEANNE229 6/27/2013 12:43PM

    I also go through the points page, but I am often disappointed when things change and I can no longer find them (like the "tips" from months ago. Still don't know how to get to them unless it is an "insider" selection.)

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WAY2GOCAT 6/27/2013 11:45AM

    I didn't notice...I've been in the hospital the last 2 weeks. Will have to check it out. I'm a creature of habit and change doesn't come easily for me. But in time, I'm sure I'll get used to it. Have a great day!

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GK1963 6/27/2013 11:04AM

    Noticed the changes yesterday - guess I will get used to it like I did with the fitness tracking changes a while back. And I have heard it said that change is good.....

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VTRICIA 6/27/2013 11:03AM

    This article summarizes the changes. I like the change to points for learning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo
g.asp?post=simplified_sparkpoin
ts_and_more_of_them

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SUZYMOBILE 6/27/2013 11:00AM

    Doesn't look all that different to me, except that the Insider, Blog, etc. are on scrolling windows instead of separate tabs. Maybe Firefox helps.

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JACKIE542 6/27/2013 10:38AM

    I will have to check that out. emoticon

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AMARANTHAQ 6/27/2013 10:31AM

    I didn't notice either as I also go first to the points page.

Thanks for the info. Have a great day.

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SUNRIZING 6/27/2013 10:28AM

    I think you should go to the administrators and leave a note. They go off the feed back from people just like you
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REGILIEH 6/27/2013 10:17AM

    Change is always uncomfortable! But like this time so many times we do not have a choice, too bad we don't or at least some notice it was coming.

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DR1939 6/27/2013 9:52AM

    I agree. I miss the old setup on the Start Page.

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MADEIT3 6/27/2013 9:47AM

    Wow! I didn't even notice. I always go to the points page first so I can spin in.

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