Somebody asked about SparkPeople's control over the ads. The ads are placed here by a subscription service. I'm not sure whether it's still GoogleAds or a different company, but it's not like a television station that approves all the ads. SparkPeople can make a list of the type of ads they don't want to allow, but it's the provider's responsibility to decide what does and doesn't get on. Sometimes they let something slip through even though it's on the "no" list, and sometimes something comes along that no one thought of putting on the "no" list. It has gotten MUCH better over the last few years (at one point, just about anything could get through, including near pornography), but dodgy advertisers can still pull a fast one by changing their URL. I'm guessing that's how the Sensa ad got through.
If you get an ad that you think really shouldn't be here, send an e-mail to adreport at SparkPeople dot com with as much info as you can give them. If it's for something scammy or something offensive, they'll take care of it.
As for the pop-ups blocking what you want to do, again I'll say "Turn on your pop-up blocker." That's not just for SparkPeople; it can also stop you from getting a lot of really bad stuff if you accidentally wander onto a scam site. Blocking pop-ups is basic internet safety.
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