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9/25/12 8:59 P

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oh no!
I don't think SP is punishing you.
I have read about this happening in the past to members. The advice given was to go back to the tab where you checked the emails and uncheck them, then recheck.
You might also check back in with the tech team about this.

I hope you get this fixed.

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9/25/12 12:05 P

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Since I wrote to SP and complained about the distracting ads, the annoying ones stopped. But, a day later (about three days ago) SP stopped sending me emails, period. To write this, I had to go back to an old message. Is anyone else that you know having this problem? Maybe someone at SP got mad at me for complaining about the problem and banished me. : (

Unless I start getting e-mails again, I won't be able to read your answer, though.

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9/22/12 1:24 A

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I just started getting that half ad on the side and now I can't see the other side a the side of the page

I have noticed that right now its been grey.

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9/21/12 8:33 P

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"What happens when I close the ad is that another pops back up. Every time I change screens, another pops up."

Hmmmm....it may be something of Googles or Sparks, but when ad's pop up over and over like that when I close them out, I always assume that it's some kind of "mini" virus. Just like a real head cold lingers on and is aggrivating, it seems like real virus's are the same way. Not trying to scare you, but that's just my theory when ad's do that.

If it were me, I would download the free Firefox browser and see if that does better for you. (If it doesn't, you can always erase it from your computer). I used to use a free ad blocking software that seemed to work good. It was called "Ad Aware". That might help. Just food for thought.

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9/21/12 3:45 P

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Yes, the distracting 1/2 ads are still there. It is called both "Ad Choice" and "Ad Sense" and appears on sites that "use Google". There is no place on their site that I can find to either call them or to opt out of the ads showing up on my computer. So, it must be SparkPeople that has invited them in."

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9/21/12 2:36 P

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Thanks, guys, for your help.

Terry, the ads do not take up the whole page. On my computer, they are on the left hand side going from the top to the bottom of the page but are only about four inches wide. I can only see about two inches in width, though. Since I can't see the whole ad, I don't know what they are all advertising. One I can remember was from Amazon.com and referenced something I was researching on their site. Another was referencing Google. What happens when I close the ad is that another pops back up. Every time I change screens, another pops up. I don't get them on this screen, though. I can't see the full SP screen when these ads are up and when I try to scroll to the left, to see what's on the right of my SP screen, the ad goes on top of the left side of the SP page and blocks my view of the left side of the screen for the width of the ad.

I haven't logged on yet today. I'm going to now to see if it is still happening.

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9/21/12 7:11 A

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Here is the link to the site/technical help on the message boards.
Post your issue and SP should respond.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb
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Hope this helps.

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9/21/12 6:43 A

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So far I'm not getting the full page ad you described, but I do get a small ad to the bottom left of the screen that is irritating (but it will close when I "X" it out). And I also get a retangle ad that goes across the screen (but it also closes when "X"ed out.) But it's still very irritating to have to close these ads.

Are the ad's you're getting food or exercise related? If so, they are probably from Spark People. (Both the ads I get are food/exercise related.) It would pay to contact Spark People about it. I don't know how, except there should be a link somewhere on their homepage that says "contact us" or "help". Maybe they can help.

An ad as large as the one you described sounds like a virus, but I don't know. It's good to learn of the Firefox ad blocker. Maybe that would help.

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9/21/12 2:32 A

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I have Firefox too but I've been getting the ad also. Not on every page though. Yes, it's annoying!

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9/21/12 12:36 A

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All you have to do to switch to FireFox is to download it. It's a free web browser. Just do a search for FireFox, I think I googled "Mozilla" - I've had it for years. Then when asked, import all your important stuff - e-mail address book, favorites, etc.

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9/21/12 12:12 A

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I've got Google. I think they are the problem, too. Does anyone know how to contact SparkPeople, though. And how can I switch to Fox Fire? : (

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UGH!! Yes, I have been getting those same ads today too!! They just started this morning and I experienced the same thing you described about scrolling to the left which caused the ad to hide part of the page I was looking at, but if you don't scroll to the left, the right part of the page is covered too, so either way you can't see the entire page you're trying to look at :/ I'm very frustrated with these ads too, but I couldn't bring myself to stop using SparkPeople even if they don't get rid of said ads....although I really, really, really hope they do get rid of them ASAP!!




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I don't get the ads your talking about but it does sound like a problem I had a while back. If the ads aren't Spark related, especially if they show up on other pages, you may have a computer virus. I use AVG but you can find several free anti virus programs doing a Google search or going to Kim Komando's web site. If it isn't a virus, I used to have a pop-up blocker for my FireFox browser and it worked very well.

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Hmm...I don't know about those ads. I use the Firefox browser with the add-on, "Adblock Plus" It eliminates all the ads. Where there would be an ad, one sees a blank area. I never knew SP had ads and so many of them and moving and with sound, too, until I went onto SP from another computer. I sure wouldn't be able to use it with all that stuff going on. What you are describing sounds awful. You might try Firefox with the Adblock Plus add-on.

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Does anyone know how to contact the SparkPeople staff? I started getting these ads on my screen today on the left hand side that run from the top of the screen to the bottom. I can only see half of the width of the ad, though. And, when I scroll the SP screen to the left, the ad blocks the SP page.

Is anyone else getting these ads? If I click on the "x" to shut the ad off, another one reappears. They are so distracting and so irritating that I will not continue to use the SparkPeople site if they are not taken off permanently.

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