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7/1/14 9:18 P

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Wow what a difference..Installed Fire fox and ad block plus add on and no annoying ads..THANKS....

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 15,952
7/1/14 8:46 P

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hmmm... google got me straight to the source - mozilla.org
I had no idea you can download it elsewhere!

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7/1/14 7:49 P

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Can anyone tell me what is the best site to download firefox...I am so tired of all these ads..I googled firefox and there are so many sites that have the download. I'm not too savvy when it comes to the internet.

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7/1/14 7:06 P

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Does anyone know of anything for Chrome?

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7/1/14 2:48 P

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Thank you Jeremy!! I just installed "AdBlock Plus add-on" . Hoping it helps because these pop up videos I'm getting are driving me CRAZY!!!!!

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6/30/14 11:42 A

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Hooray for you JEREMY723!!

Several of us routinely mention that... but people rarely take us up on the suggestion.
It really does make a huge difference, on ALL sites.

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
~ 7 Years in Tibet
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6/30/14 11:17 A

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I googled "AdBlock Plus add-on" and installed in on Firefox, which is what I use. Wow! What a huge improvement in Sparkpeople, yahoo mail, and other sites. Thanks for the suggestion!

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6/26/14 2:04 P

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It would be simplest to eliminate all floating ads! There are lots of ads on the site. Some I click on for more information. But the floating ones IRRITATE.

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6/25/14 1:36 P

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Hi ROBBIEG1954!

We never want ads to auto-run on the site. Thanks for mentioning that one; I will let the ad team know about it.

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6/24/14 11:28 P

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I've never seen one ad on this site. I use the firefox browser along with the AdBlock Plus add-on. Zero ads.

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6/24/14 4:55 P

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I frequently am interested in the products/services being advertised and click on them from time to time. However, I find it really annoying that Video ads start running automatically [the one just now is a Victoza ad]. I logged in from work to check on a topic and the Video [and accompanying audio] began running, which interrupted my surrounding co-workers.

Please disable the "auto-run" functionality of these ads.

Thanks!

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6/24/14 12:59 A

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It won't let me take screen shots when the ad is obtrusive, I've tried. And I'm not going to send an email every single time There's an obtrusive ad. That's FAR more trouble than it's worth. From the sounds of it, if you don't change the way the ads act (I don't care how many there are, that doesn't bother ME at least) you're going to be loosing people, because it's just getting way too dificult to navigate.

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SPARK_MERLE's Photo SPARK_MERLE Posts: 980
6/24/14 12:41 A

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Hi All!

Ads are necessary for the site to remain free; but, we truly do not want ads that interfere with your ability to use the site, or won't close when you click the x, or that go against the healthy lifestyle that SparkPeople promotes, etc.

Different people see different ads, so when you encounter any ad like that, please report it to our ad team by sending them an email at adreport@sparkpeople.com. It is especially helpful if you send a screenshot showing the ad, and let them know what browser you are using, and what general geographic region you are in. For more details on our advertising standards and reporting problem ads, please see this article:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
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6/23/14 5:44 P

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The ads have become too intrusive. I agree, the floating ads get in my way and don't float away on their own. If I click "Close", nothing happens. Very annoying!

Kate (or Kathy), Joppa, MD, USA
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Healthy Weight reached 12.10.09 -- need to reach that again! As of 8/20/14, 9 pounds to a healthy weight of 138.





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LEMONTWITTER's Photo LEMONTWITTER Posts: 183
6/22/14 1:22 P

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I have a hard time accepting that the greatly increase proliferation of ads are necessary to keep the site "free" -- the site was free long before these ads became so utterly intrusive. It is to the point where there are so many adds on each page, that using the site has become more annoying than anything else. The site is unusable on a mobile device, and on the desktop machine, it is simply too cluttered and too bogged down to be of any use. I've waited to see if this will be improved; but evidently not. Too bad; this used to be a lovely site.

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6/21/14 10:53 A

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My issue with the ads is the ones that are totally counter productive to the whole purpose of the site!!! Chef Boyardee in my face! Really? I'm not allowing myself to eat processed junk, and then I get hit with ads for stuff that will totally wreck my diet...baffling.
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6/4/14 12:42 P

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Thanks for understanding that we need ads to help keep the site free. Having said that, we never want ads to interfere with your ability to use the site. Different users see different ads, so it really helps our team to track down and fix issues if you send screenshots to our ad team (at adreport@sparkpeople.com). Please read this article to learn more about our advertising standards and how to report a problem ad:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
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6/3/14 11:26 P

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Ok, I'll start off by saying, yes, i know ads are necessary if we want the site to stay free.

That being said, I have 2 issues. First of all, (on a laptop) it is WAY to easy to trigger them - I don't even have to click on them to open them! VERY annoying!

Secondly, on a mobile, the ads will show up as floating ads in the middle of the page and I have no way of getting rid of them. I often use the site on my phone vs the app, as there is still content that's not accessible on the app.

Please fix these!!

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