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SAMMI-SAM
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4/23/14 7:09 P

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seriously...Just get off the darn computer.

Final weight goal of 140 pounds & maintain my fitness with excellent blood sugar management.


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LUANN_IN_PA
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4/22/14 3:47 P

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It is a free site, so ads are a necessary evil.
But YOU have the power to block them if you so choose.
Enable your pop-up blocker.
Get an add-on like AdBlock Plus - no ads on all sites.

Your choice.... DO something about it, or continue to get annoyed.

Edited by: LUANN_IN_PA at: 4/22/2014 (15:47)
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PEGGIE57
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4/21/14 4:04 P

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What I'm tired of is every time I log in to SP, I get an ad for Jillian Micheals. All I did was click "log in". Also every time I read Health News, which I love, I get ads for Bronson. In both of these cases, when I x out of the ad I have to re-log in. Very annoying!.



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BETRHO48
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3/26/14 1:41 A

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I think the ads can be annoying, especially the ones for chocolates and M & Ms. Sometimes they get in the way of accessing specific parts of the site (like the survey that keeps popping up).

But in the grand scheme of things, I understand that it costs money to run the site and provide the tools and information for free to participants. I just learned to do my best to ignore most of them!

The one thing that annoys me the most is not really an ad. I am paying for SparkCoach and when I am in SparkCoach and I click on a link to an article or video from SparkCoach, I have to sign in every time for each item in order to get my SparkPoints. What is with this?

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're probably right."
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LOVEBONNIELOVE
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3/24/14 4:12 P

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I just find it odd they advertise cheese its and other high fat foods/



SPARK_COACH_JEN
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3/24/14 6:15 A

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Cynthia,

Thanks for your feedback. I will pass it along to our team.

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."


HLTHAPPINESS4C
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3/24/14 1:01 A

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Hi! emoticon and have never had a complaint the entire 6 years I have been a member until recently. I do not like all the ads nor do I like the way they slow down either my computer or the website (can't determine which it does, but things are slower than ever). I understand ads are needed to keep the site free. However, does there really need to be 4-5 between each side of page and then on top of page of my teams before I can ever get to the team thread? This is really a nuisance. Ever since the ads became googlized and more of them, the site has become slower and more cumbersome to navigate. I have very high speed internet and have regularly deleted history and temp files, so that is not the problem.

I love this site, but please make changes to the way the advertisements are presented and lower the amount. Also, I find the popup ads totally annoying as well.

I appreciate your taking the time to read and possibly making needed changes.
Thank you,
Cynthia

Cynthia~~~ A follower of Jesus Christ!!

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