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12/30/15 10:20 P

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The ads keep this website free. I'd rather have them and just ignore them than pay.



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12/26/15 7:40 P

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I find the constant adds loading slows things down quite a bit but I'm happy to be part of such a motivating site. When things get too slow I leave and come back to it later.

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11/18/15 3:03 P

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good thoughts

185 on my fourth anniversary of July 7, 2010
Joined weight watchers on 10/18/10 @ 188.0/after multiple 17 week passes took a break on 2/11/12
Weight Loss in 2011--24 lbs.
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7/07/12=6th anniversary
2012--lost 12 lbs this year!!!
1/04/13--149 :-)
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11/16/15 9:40 P

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Thanks much!

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11/15/15 4:30 P

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re the pop up ads you can get rid of them go to Google and type in Adblock.

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11/9/15 5:00 P

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I ignore the ads. It is worth it for a good free site!

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10/21/15 10:59 P

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Since there are ads on just about every web page or site I visit, at least these are giving me a whole lot of benefit. I even click on one or two every so often. Sparkpeople is just an incredible site, although I do agree about the fast fix ones. I think those should be banned. I get discouraged when I read post after post about needing to lose 20 pounds by Thursday.... Advertisers should be told that this is a responsible site and their ads should reflect that.



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MUSICMA's Photo MUSICMA Posts: 2,860
10/21/15 12:15 A

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I'm super good at ignoring them.

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10/6/15 9:20 P

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ditto

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10/6/15 7:12 A

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I don't think the OP is against all ads...it just seems like lately they have gotten very 'gimmicky'. I actually appreciate ads that will lead me to new useful products, not 'get skinny quick' schemes.

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10/6/15 1:33 A

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I think AbbeyRoad has a very good idea there. People can pay if they don't want ads. The other option would be free just as it is now with the ads.

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9/28/15 2:11 P

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I've used multiple weight loss sites/apps over the years and SP is by far the best. A certain website I used for years up until a couple of months ago gives you limited access to the site unless you pay for the membership. That was why I switched to SP. There is a ton of info on this site that other sites don't offer and everyone has access to the same resources for free.

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9/19/15 9:55 P

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I enjoy SP a lot. Thank you so much for making the site available for free.

Mary Ann
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VEG954 Posts: 7,436
9/19/15 9:25 P

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Love SP...Way too many ads and pop ups!!!!!!!!!

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9/17/15 11:00 P

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I love SP and the ads don't bother me. Much better than paying $10 a week.

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8/17/15 9:06 P

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The trade off is worth it - it is a great free site. You just have to ignore the ads although the picture at the top of the nutrition tracker is unappetizing to me!

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7/15/15 10:08 A

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I love Spark People and the fact that it is free. If I had to pay, I would be missing out on a lot of information for living healthy. All of us can't afford to pay for online services. I have a choice of clicking on the ads, ignoring them, or clicking on the little x and getting back to my article. I'm bothered more by all the ads in magazines today.
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7/13/15 12:27 A

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If you don't like the ads type in adblocker and they will disappear .

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6/8/15 11:11 P

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I've gotten super good at not even noticing the ads. I'm not attracted to 90% of what anyone tries to sell me anyway so it's not really a problem zoning them out. I also don't listen to everything I read in SparkPeople. I'm constantly reading I should eat more carbs and less fat but the lower carbs and more fat has helped me to lose over 40 pounds. It's not because I gave up a food product either because I used to be a vegetarian and I was fat. You have to do what feels best for you and not listen to the rest.



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5/30/15 8:55 A

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I consider the ad distraction a small price to pay for the phenomenonal program such as Sparkpeople. I would be paying so much more money for programs that are not as effective as this one.

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5/29/15 10:12 P

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5/27/15 3:24 P

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I tend to focus on the things I want to read and just ignore the ads.



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5/20/15 3:17 A

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5/17/15 8:30 P

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I agree with ABBY_ROAD. This is a free site and a great site. The ads pay for this site for us. I take what I need and want with gratitude because it's the best thing going out on the web for the price. I'm certain there are other websites that will provide similar services for a cost, but I'm not interested. The ads, well they can be a distraction, or an inconvenience, but it not a major issue for me considering the variety and volumes of inconveniences I have to tolerate every day. SparkPeople Rocks!!



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5/17/15 10:35 A

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If the ads weren't here this site would cost money, that is why it is free. If you are willing to pay for membership perhaps you should suggest that to Spark Guy giving people options of free membership or a paid no advertising membership.


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4/16/15 5:55 A

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I think those ads are a pain in the you know where! I like to think after being a member and learning so much we know what to take with a large grain of salt or not.



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BARDIC_GRRL's Photo BARDIC_GRRL SparkPoints: (17,076)
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4/7/15 3:20 P

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emoticon And furthermore, since I need to use my mouse to follow long articles, it drives me buggy when running the cursor over a word causes a popup that obscures what I'm reading, leaving me having to relocate where I left off.

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GINGER_BISCUIT's Photo GINGER_BISCUIT SparkPoints: (51,592)
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9/9/14 9:22 A

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I was just thinking this the other day. funny that someone else thought of it too. It's hard to stay motivated and positive about working out and eating clean when sparkpeople is selling ads to "get skinny quick" companies.


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7/22/14 1:43 P

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I do think it would be nice if the people selling ad space for SP would be a bit more selective and careful in their choices.

I simply ignore every ad as best I can and never click on them. MAYBE, if the ads were less about "miracle cures" and more about products that SP members could really use and benefit from, it would be different.

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7/19/14 4:30 P

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The way I choose to use SP is to take what I want and leave the rest. We all feed off of different things, what motivates one, may not motivate another. When I scan my emails I sometimes delete them without reading them, others I read every last word. I love that we have options!

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7/7/14 9:00 A

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Thanks for the feedback. I will pass it along.

Coach Jen

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7/7/14 8:34 A

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I've been with SP for a goodly while now (6+ years) and I've enormous respect for what this site has achieved...

however...the marketing aspect...you sound increasingly like every check-out-line sales pitch. To quote from only three emails received today: "Scuplt your arms in 17 minutes." "5 minutes a day to a better butt." Those are SO misleading, for reasons your site is so careful to explain elsewhere. The mix of messages grows yearly.

I loved this site for its honesty; I'm beginning to lose respect for its compromises.

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