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12/21/12 1:10 A

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Yeah thanks for coming and sharing here

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12/20/12 10:20 A

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Thanks for being more active on ours.

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12/19/12 12:00 A

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This thread has actually be kind of illuminating for me. I ended up leaving 3 teams (and joining 1 new one) and am trying to be more active on all of my teams.
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12/18/12 1:40 P

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Thanks for that bit of information. You are right we need to continue with our contest and challenges to keep the team going. This is a gamer team as well so more information on games would be good too.

"Fight the Fat!" ,"Eye of the Tiger!",“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”


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12/9/12 2:52 P

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I admit, I am usually only active on a team when I am part of a challenge of some kind. :( (It's not about the prize though, of course!)
There are so many interesting teams here on Spark, but the challenges really keep me motivated. I love feeling like I am part of a group that is actively working toward something together.

I think I should probably just quit all but 3 teams and commit to being active on them. I try to limit my online time, so it is probably unfair of me to try/fail to keep up with 8-12 teams.

As for people disappearing, I think Spark has a high drop out rate because it is weight loss related. As we all know, starting a lifestyle change is common, but sticking with it is not.

Keeping a team active is apparently tough, since most teams on Spark are relatively inactive. I see so many teams that have only one or two up-to-date-threads: "introduce yourself" and "daily spin"/"daily emoticon"/"daily hello".

The teams that are challenge based (with a definite beginning/end, not just ongoing forever) seem to be the most active, though I could be wrong. Also, sometimes teams send out Sparkmails that say they are starting up fun topics or encourage folks to be active. So far, these haven't seemed spammy, though I suppose that could happen.

Just my two (five? :P ) cents!

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9/14/12 12:15 P

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I totally understand. I know I helped out once but since then things have been kind of tight with family stuff going on. When I can help I will.

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9/14/12 9:41 A

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Thanks for the insight on rebuilding the team. I hope things look better for you in the future. The contest are great but i can only do the prizes so often.thats why the stretch out longer and longer.

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9/14/12 1:35 A

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Can't wait for the year to be over, Tema. I'm ready to start a new one...on a better foot of course! LOL

I don't want to be a passenger in my own life. - Diane Ackerman

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. - Dante Alighieri

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. - Maya Angelou

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9/14/12 1:17 A

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WOW is all I can say....you have been thru hell and back....I'm so sorry this is going on with you right now....I wish you all the best Chole

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"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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9/13/12 3:36 P

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I like the contests but have just not had it in me to stick with them the last few times. There has been so much going on this year (it hasn't been a good one....school and work are normal, but, had a run in with a deer in the spring that totaled my car and aggravated the neck problems I have, then my house in the Dallas area was vandalized to the tune of over $21,000 in structural damage and another $19,000 or so in personal property loss, my parents house got foreclosed on, had to move them into my house and get the repairs all done, buy stuff for the house to help them keep it up, fix a water leak under the foundation and repairs to the exterior of the home that were not part of the vandalism so I could get new insurance since my former company dropped me due to the claim - sucks big time!, the assassin cat tripping me and causing a tooth to break that had to have a bridge...all this on top of my girlfriend moving to Germany last December). It hasn't been a stellar year for me.
I try and comment when I can. I can't do much on games (I know, its a gaming group, what can I say?) right now since I don't even have my XBOX 360 hooked up, nor have I hooked up the PS3 I recently got off of eBay. I have not loaded Guild Wars 2 to my laptop, but I did get Skyrim for my laptop and have played, oh, maybe 30 hours of it in the last 2-2 1/2 months. Still have not gone back to WoW since I can't justify paying the fee when I am not playing much. I comment and encourage where I can.
I honestly think a lot of people have drifted away from sparks. I used to be the leader of a team and when I took it over I went through the membership and saw that so many of them had not posted any activity for a year or more. Hopefully, with the weather beginning to turn (hey, it was 56* this morning when I came to work here in Lubbock!) maybe they will drift back in.

I don't want to be a passenger in my own life. - Diane Ackerman

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. - Dante Alighieri

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. - Maya Angelou

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9/13/12 1:58 P

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Thank you Chole...We try but I agree that communication is way down and I'm not sure what we can do to get people involved....I've posted and seen others post things and it only gets a few replys....I'm not sure if people have left sparks like Chole said or if they are just not interested anymore....I stopped doing the contest because I felt like it just for the prize then the team is dead again with the exception of a very few....I appreciate the ones that still come by and offer ideals and posts though....

If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

Tema - Matteson IL

"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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9/13/12 1:19 P

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For me, personally, my participation has dropped due to school and work. I'm just not as active on any of my teams right now. I'm in the last few months of completing my B.S. and my classes are getting more difficult and time consuming. I am also not exercising, gaming, or eating well...the reason I dropped out of the last challenge. Nothing to do with the team, just life in general not letting me be as active in things as I would like.

I think you and Tema do a great job with our team and I'm not sure how to get more people back to the team. I am wondering if many of the members have just stopped spark all together and just remain on the member list as so many do.

I really don't know what to tell you about getting people active again but just want you to know that I do stop in and check at least every couple of days (except weekends) even though I am not participating in much of anything.

I don't want to be a passenger in my own life. - Diane Ackerman

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. - Dante Alighieri

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. - Maya Angelou

It is forbidden to decry other sects; the true believer gives honour to whatever in them is worthy of honour. - Asoka

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9/13/12 1:12 P

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Just want to get our participation in this team up . Its been dwindling pretty fast the past couple months and I want to get a idea on what we could do to keep you coming back and being active on this page. Do you want a facebook group for this team? Do you want to have more game reviews? Contests? Let us know. I want to retun this team back to the glory days when I started it but I know with Kinect and Move that some other spark teams have focus on just those. Should we change the name to something else? Let me know. I am looking for active team leaders as well. Let me know if you want to be a team leader.

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