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Announcing SparkGoodies + 2 more Features

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Hi everyone!

We wanted to let you know about 3 new features and enhancements that we have added to the site today.

#1: SparkGoodies! Now, you can use the SparkPoints you earn to buy virtual “goodies” for yourself and others. We’re very excited for this new feature, which makes earning SparkPoints even more fun, and lets members reward themselves for their hard work and others for their support and accomplishments. You can learn more about how it works by reading this article or going to your SparkPage (Goodies are located on the left side below the photos).

#2: SparkTeams privacy. As of today, you can now choose which SparkTeams appear on your SparkPage. This was a frequent request by our members who want more privacy in terms of their interests, medical conditions and other lifestyle choices. What it means is this:

  • Private SparkTeams will never appear on your SparkPage for others to see.
  • You can choose to remove other public SparkTeams from your Page as well. If you belong to any SparkTeams that you don’t want to “publicize” for any reason, you won’t have to. To remove SparkTeams from your SparkPage, make sure you’re logged in and go to yourMy SparkTeams page. Uncheck the “Display on SparkPage” box next to any Teams that you don’t want to display on your SparkPage.


#3: SparkTeam Leader icons. This is a small enhancement. If you are a SparkTeam leader, a “leader” icon will appear on your SparkPage under that SparkTeam name. For example, since I lead the “Calling All Vegetarians” SparkTeam, people who visit my SparkPage will see that Team name/icon and that I’m the leader for that Team.

We hope that these new enhancements will make your experience at SparkPeople even better!
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SANDYD64 2/7/2008 4:09PM

    I love the spark goodies!

I too would ask for some options in the favorites area... some way to personally arrange them. I would like to add more, but there are certain ones I want to stay on my favorite list on my today on spark people page. Thanks for all you are doing... I love it

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GOLDENLADY 2/7/2008 3:56PM

  This is really exciting. Thanks.

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MAURIZIA 2/7/2008 3:54PM

    How is it possible that this site gets better & better!!! I'm just so excited about it...THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Now, may I ask for folders on my sparkfavorites page? You know, like nutrition, fitness, videos, etc. Quicker access to what I want to re-read --- or videos to which I want to exercise!

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CHRISTIE2007 2/7/2008 3:46PM

    Thanks for the enhancements, they are all great. Thank you all for all that you in continuing to make Sparkpeople better and better.

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PAMELA984 2/7/2008 3:38PM

    The Spark Goodie thing is awesome! What a great motivator for all of us - both to give and to receive! Thank you - thank you - thank you!

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PLAYFULLKITTY 2/7/2008 3:38PM

    thank you SP for all you are doing..i am loving these new features...and the goodies are giving me a new excitement to earn so i can give lots of gifts away...lol...i love it...thank you again :)

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NEW_CR8ION 2/7/2008 3:37PM

    I LOVE the Spark Goodies and the privacy for our TEAMS! Keep up the good work SparkGuy, we love ya!

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 2/7/2008 3:33PM

    I guess I´ll hafta stick with SparkPeople, huh?! Just when I think it couldn´t be better, you all surprise us with even MORE!! I love it!! Thanks!!!

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RUNNINGSLOW 2/7/2008 3:12PM

    Fabulous! Love the goodie idea!

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GRANNYGRUMP 2/7/2008 3:11PM

  You've done it again! I've been on SP for over a year and it just keeps getting better and better! THANK YOU!

Donna

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COUNTRYDI 2/7/2008 3:07PM

    AWESOME....Thank you for all the hard work you and all the others do to make this place such a wonderful place! I can't imagine where my life would be if not for Sparkpeople!! ~~Di~~

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MDTWEETY 2/7/2008 2:52PM

    These are great! I especially love the "SparkGoodies" idea -- how fun! Thanks SparkGuy and the SparkTeam for all you do for us. :)

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JACKSLAW 2/7/2008 2:43PM

  Great new features!

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WILDCARD1 2/7/2008 2:41PM

    Very cool new features! Thanks for all your hard work!

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CHUNKSTER63 2/7/2008 2:41PM

    Thanks Chris for the new features and Spark people like the Goonies Band together and stand together.

Chunk

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SHANTODD420 2/7/2008 2:31PM

    Thanks for all the fun new features. I love this site.

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COACHGIA 2/7/2008 2:25PM

    Hi SP Team, thank you for these new features, especially the spark goodies!

Love you all!

Gia

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MAMAMERK 2/7/2008 2:17PM

    Thanks for the new Features. I love this website!!!! Thank You!

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ALLMEIN2010 2/7/2008 2:09PM

  Thanks to all who work so hard to keep up this site as well as the continual improvements. You're all great!

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LADYPI 2/7/2008 2:05PM

    Thanks for the great new features. You Sparkies are always making this site better.

Deb

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