Welcome to Sparkpeople! Don't feel overwhelmed, take some time to poke around the site, you'll be an old pro in no time. As far as I know, no, there is no icon on your page to tell you about people that have added you as a friend, only the email. Yes, you have to go to their page to add them if that is your wish. There is an icon on your page to say that you have new sparkmail. You'll be just fine!
well...you are overwhelmed!! It sounds to me like you have things A LOT more figured out than you think and you just have to give yourself time to become more oriented. This site is HUGE. IMHO there is no need to even try to use every feature...I am probably due for some more exploring myself...but kick back and take it easy...you are using it fine.
Hello, any quick tips you can offer about use of the Sparkpeople website would be helpful. I understand entering my food, weight and maintaining my Spark page. I feel overwhelmed because there's stuff everywhere. Some questions I have are can I see on my spark page if someone has added me as a friend? It appears that I only know this from an email I received. Also, when someone adds you, you must then go to their page and add them if you also want to have them as a friend.
Is there visual notification on the start page or my spark page when some adds me as a friend or if I have mail?
I have joined some forums and understand those are good resources for encouragement, tips and advice.
I guess I'll get the hang of it once I really start using it January 1. I'm just trying to get acclimated now so I'm ready.
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