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5/16/16 8:40 P

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Spark People can't exist unless they can pay the bills. I can put up with the ads in order to be able to use the program.



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5/15/16 5:16 P

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Oh, ok so it is free, but I'm pretty sure you are also given the option to pay something, which I did when I downloaded it to my laptop. But I totally agree Niteman3d, it would be smart on the part of SP to have a two-tier model. If everyone downloads Adblocker, no one will be clicking on the ads, which brings in the revenue. Kind of defeats the purpose of the ads.

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5/14/16 10:08 P

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Adblock Plus and several others are still freeware as far as I know, so you're not paying anybody. That brings up something I touched on earlier. At some point, somebody has to pay for the soap. It would be wise for Sparkpeople to find a two tier method like others have so as to keep the income streaming before the majority of users do have an ad blocker.


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True. I've used it in the past and it really does work quite well. But I'd rather pay Sparkpeople than adblocker. Plus, SP is really the only site in which ads are a problem. Still, AdBlocker is a good option.

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If you do not want to see any ads, get a ad blocker on your browser! It is very easy and works like a charm! emoticon



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5/13/16 11:02 P

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One of the problems if there is an ad free option is that some of the articles kind of get close to an ad. If it goes ad free, I'd expect to see more article-ads. But I wouldn't have to click on them. Todays ads all require care to avoid them.

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5/11/16 7:35 P

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Yes, I totally agree. As I mentioned before, I 'd really like to see SP offer a subscription-based, ad-free option. I'm hoping SP can offer this. Keep it free for those who wish it to remain free, but offer the option for those who don't mind spending a little bit to have the site ree of ads.

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I would gladly pay a reasonable amount for add free sparkpeople. I've used and enjoyed this site for several years but the adds have gotten ridiculous. It seems to take so much longer to log food and reading articles is just plain annoying now. I guess it would all depend on the price really, but it is certainly an idea worth exploring.



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3/22/16 5:46 P

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My problem with the ads is that they make the site run soooo slow for me, and I have a new laptop and high-speed internet. I would use the site a lot more if it ran faster.

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3/16/16 8:48 P

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I have Ad Block and do not see any ads that flash. There are a few ads but largely go unnoticed.

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In case anyone is still following this thread, I just suggested this idea again. My suggestion is to create a fee-based, ad-free site as an OPTION. If you don't wish to pay a fee or are fine with the ads, nothing will change. You will continue to use the same SP that you have always used. My suggestion is to create a fee-based option for people who don't mind paying a fee. Nothing will be taken away, but something will be added.

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1/15/16 10:56 P

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1/11/16 1:35 P

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It would be nice then spark probably wouldn't be free though.



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Pandora is a good example of how to have it either way.

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1/10/16 10:10 A

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But without ads, we'd have to pay for Sparkpeople

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I like the free site so the ads don't bother me, sometimes I don't even see them, I'm just concentrating on the great content. Thanks Spark!!



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The ads don't cause me any problems in the here and now, thanks to ad blocking. That wasn't my point. Somewhere along the line, something has to give. At some point, the advertisers will come to realize that few people even see their ads anymore and the means to support a free website will disappear. Instead of waiting for that to happen, limit the type and quantity of ads by charging more for the ads and stop rationalizing the invasion of privacy many of the delivery methods use to "target" us and "follow" us. If it doesn't get fixed, it will soon fix itself by necessity.

Just simply hiring somebody to sit down with a cheap laptop and tell the site running the ads whether those ads cause any delay at all would go a long way to fixing it without breaking it. If an ad invades or slows the user, get rid of it and ad blockers would no longer be needed.

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I don't like the ads either but most can be dropped by clicking on paperweight corner x.

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11/25/15 2:48 P

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I have no problem with the static ads that I can read or skip by my choice, just like a newspaper or magazine. What I have problems with are the "active" ads. The ones that force me to watch a video I don't want to see, suck me into a website I can't leave, take literally minutes to fully load before I can go anywhere else... and worst of all, stalk me and profile me for future reference. This crap should be opt in only and not done without my permission, free website or not.

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11/24/15 9:45 P

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The ads make the site load much slower so I use ad block. I would be happy to pay $10 a month to use SparkPeople!

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As someone else mentioned previously, adds are everywhere.
Pick up a magazine, watch television, read a newspaper?
I do glance over them, while I don't usually click on an add I may follow it up on my own later on.

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I was a member of weight watchers and paid to use their website.

Spark People runs so much more efficiently than WW. So I can ignore the ads.

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I have AdBlockPlus. But I still get some ads. I don't care except when they cover a box where you have to answer a SparkPeople question in a box like "You already have points for that team" I can't remember exactly what it says but you know, you cant go to your next team because you cant click on cancel or ok. I don't mind the others. If we want to keep SparkPeople free, we need ads from sponsors.

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7/23/15 4:52 P

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Ads?!?!?!

I don't see any!!!

Oh wait...yes...that's what AdBlock is for!!! LOL emoticon

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(Response to Lunaangelus about Adblock Plus)

Thank you! It seems to work quite well for the short time I've been using it since seeing your post. Apparently, it's available for most other browsers as well at this point in time. Download it and it works with no additional tinkering unless you want to fine tune it.

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PLEASE, PLEASE GIVE ME AN AD-FREE VERSION OF SPARKPEOPLE!!!! I WILL GLADLY PAY FOR THIS, AND YES, I INTENTIONALLY HAVE MY CAPS-LOCK ON BECAUSE I AM SCREAMING - THAT'S HOW MUCH I HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE THE ADS ON SPARK!!!! Seriously though, I would be happy to pay for a version of this absent the obnoxious ads.

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I just tune out the ads. I love that Sparkpeople is free!
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"Ad free" with FREE MEMBERSHIP is not going to happen. Revenue to support a site like this one has to come from somewhere and the source is data farming and the sale of advertising space directed at consumers - us! It is a fair exchange for what we get and I did not mind it until it became excessive. The onslaught of ads, distractions and pop ups felt like an assault on my senses.

I installed AdBlock Plus on all of my browsers and although it is free, I gave the person who invented it a donation - it's that good! Peace restored.

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I pretty much ignore the ads. I don't like the ones that pop up in the middle of what I am doing, but I prefer that over a paying site and the support on here is amazing! Not a bad question to ask if can pay for that service, but for me it is worth the free price!

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I simply use Mozilla Firefox and their addon adblock plus. I have no problems whatsoever on my personal computers.

iPads, tablets, and work computers are a completely different matter. The ads that pop up on the screen and the ones that move/talk are VERY annoying. It has come to the point where I cannot even use my iPad because the ads that pop up tend to have an x that doesn't work or you can't get to because of the way the system works. I have reported some ads but it is just too many now to bother with. I wish the SP app had a better team functionality AND showed all of my nutrients - not just the big 3 macronutrients!

The ads that show up are based upon your browsing history and thrown into an algorithm that decides 'Hey, she looked this up so we are going to show her an ad for this other product!'.

Occasionally I will turn off ad block and click on a few ads because I know that tends to generate some revenue for SP. But usually it is too much of a hassle to deal with.

SP is still the best site comparatively speaking. Nothing is perfect - though offering an ad free experience would definitely get them even closer to perfection!



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Don't get me wrong; Spark does a GREAT job and I'm not complaining about the site itself, just the ads. I don't even mind the regular ones, I can tune them out. It's the ones that move around. I haven't been able to find any way to close them and they are so distracting.



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Not too difficult to aim the mouse at the little cross in the corner of the ad, I just did that and was asked to comment on what was wrong with ad and was given3 options I responded..
That being said there are some that are truly irritating with music and I cannot find a way to shut it down or even lower the volume those I would love to see disappear..
Given the size world wide of SP I think they are doing a great job..Just be a little more selective with some of the ads..



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10/10/14 9:47 P

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It's free... I can live with the ads

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I agree. The ads that move drive me crazy. I would pay to have an ad-free option.



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Since the site is so helpful to me and free, the ads do not bother me!

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Considering SP is free yet loaded up with all kinds of tools to help me stay healthy, I will not complain.

Usually the ads are related to something I've looked up or have anyway.

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I like that the site is free and can understand the need for the ads, although they are aggravating sometimes.

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I'm pretty much broke, living paycheck to paycheck like lots of people. Maybe it's my generation, but I can tune the ads out. It would be nice for there to be an as-free option for those willing and able to pay a sub fee. I would not be one of them. Spark people is an amazing FREE resource that has helped me. Perhaps their pay service, SparkCoach, could allow them to have an ad free experience on the Sparkpeople site.

I do agree that the ads should only be for like minded products or services. Frappaccino ads are inappropriate, though I haven't seen any when I'm on here.



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The ads have gotten way to over powering on this site, flashing, running little movies. I pay for each gig I use. It would be so much cheaper for me to pay for the site without all the flash and trash.
I don't watch regular tv because of all the ads, guess I will need to stop using this site also.

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I'd definitely pay for an ad-free option. Most of the ads aren't too bad, but some actually interfere with the content. (That RLS one is the worst -- and it just won't go away!!)

I do understand that the site needs to make money somehow - which is why I'd be willing to pay not to have to see the ads.

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It's not so much the number of them, but the content.
This morning, a pop-up add for Starbucks FRAPPUCCINOS, for pete's sake!
Seriously? You are diluting your message authenticity, and possibly sabotaging people's progress by posting that kind of crap.
We want to come here because it's a safe community to share the good and bad, and find some resources and likeminded people. Some of us wouldn't mind paying a fee, others wouldn't mind some ads - both are valid options; but I think you need to stand by what you preach, and if you wouldn't recommend a Frappucchino on any food plan, it shouldn't be front-and-center of your site, either.

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I love that Spark has a free option, makes for a bigger community supporting each other, right?

I just started and I'm having trouble concentrating on reading content because the page I'm reading is surrounded by flashing ads. Perhaps you can have an option for people who would prefer to pay for an ad-free experience.

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Lose some of the ads

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Everything on here is free when others pay lots of money on other sites and places for the same info. I can deal with ads I can close

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I wouldn't mind the ads if they were advertising HEALTHY products, but many of them are outrageously bad for you.

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The ads use to be not so bad. But now they are moving and vidios I have to stop. And now there are more and more per page.

Since I am metered on my data usage. I'm sure these waste my data and will cost me in the long run.

I would love to pay for sparkpeople without ads.
I have been using it for many years.

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Ann I agree. I can deal with the ads because the benefits of this site far outweigh the annoying marketing ploys. emoticon

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8/31/13 8:49 A

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FREE FOOD AND FITNESS TRACKING
FREE WEIGHT LOSS ARTICLES
FREE EXERCISE VIDEOS
FREE RECIPE SITE/VIDEOS
FREE RADIO
FREE BLOG SITE/MESSAGE BOARDS

I am more than happy to put up with the ads which I barely notice anymore in order for all of the above (plus much, much more) to remain FREE.
Other "ad free" weight loss sites cost a minimum of $15/month.



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8/30/13 9:46 P

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I would rather have the ads than have to pay for the site. I can skips the ads if I am not interested. I love the Sparkpeople



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8/27/13 11:47 A

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This is just an observation I have about ads on FREE sites such as SparkPeople. I absolutely love having free sites to visit. There is no on-line group to which I am a member that does not have ads "all over the place." I tune them out, unless something interesting catches my eye. I have actually gotten some useful information from ads on free sites and have occasionally ordered some products based on such ads. I can read a magazine or watch a TV show and not be annoyed by ads. The same is true, for me, about ads on great sites like SparkPeople.

I think it is excellent that some sites, for a fee, allow members to join and not see ads. However, I have nothing but praise for legitimate sites like SparkPeople that provide a free, high quality service.

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8/22/13 8:37 P

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There is free ad-blocking software out there. I got it for other sites, but enjoy in on SP, too.

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8/16/13 5:47 P

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You can send an email to adreport@sparkpeople.com if you find any ads that are inappropriate or causing trouble with the site.

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8/16/13 5:40 P

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Is there someplace we can let Sparkpeople know of our dissatisfaction with these ads?



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8/16/13 12:14 P

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I would be all over some kind of "subscription" if I could get rid of those ads!! They really slow me down and they're ANNOYING!? I'm actually thinking about switching over to myfitnesspal.com, while they still have ads it they aren't nearly as bad as sparks. Now, I don't really want to switch because I've got a lot of "custom foods" that I would have to recreate....but it is in the back of my mind.



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8/16/13 11:43 A

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I have to agree, the ads are driving me NUTS! Makes me want to stay off Sparkpeople to avoid the aggravation!



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8/13/13 5:39 P

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It surprises me no one has thought of it before, because I will tell you that I would pay at least 10 bucks not to have to see the ads...and I'm sure I'm not the only one. : )

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8/13/13 5:25 P

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I'm not sure if that will be added, but I will pass along your feedback.

Thanks!

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8/13/13 1:02 P

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Afternoon All!!

I've been using Sparks regularly for about 4 months, and I was wondering has an "ad free" version of Spark ever been considered?? I will tell you (at least in my view) the flashing banners all over my screen are a little...distracting.

Just a thought...

Kim



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