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MTNGRL Posts: 8,691
8/19/10 8:38 P

I complained about an add on Sparks. Got a fast response from Sparks and am so glad it isn't here anymore. It was one that you couldn't pass near it or it filled up the page. I have not seen it in a while and hope I never do. Obvious ads are one thing, those sneaky one are another thing. Thanks for the tip about the "featured article."

MCBIGSIS Posts: 505
8/17/10 7:03 P

I really don't mind any kind of advertising here as it keeps the site free to us.

TORIB2012 SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 66
7/27/10 8:47 A

I agree. I also find it really frustrating when regular articles are more than 2 pages long, especially when most of the "page" are about 2 paragraphs long. It really breaks my focus when I have to click a link and wait for a new page to load before I can continue with what I was reading. I would MUCH prefer each article to be on one page, *maybe* two if it's a really long one.

MISSYGEEN Posts: 2,080
7/24/10 7:14 P

I understand that it is a free site and am grateful that I found it. However, I would like for the people at Spark to use discretion when it comes to allowing advertisers on it's site. I too get frustrated at this. It feels manipulating when you think you are going to read a helpful article to find it is just a "infomercial".

ZOEWEI Posts: 380
7/24/10 4:37 P

I don't care for them either but it is a free site so we need them. I try not to click on them but sometimes I accidently do and that is a pain cuz my pc is slow and I have to wait to get back!

55WALKER Posts: 5,261
7/23/10 6:52 P

I read ads. I just want to choose to read them, not have them slip up on me when I am in a hurry.

GARYJAN SparkPoints: (14,711)
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Posts: 539
7/23/10 6:26 P

I don't really mind as this is a free site and I am grateful for that and so is my wallet.

55WALKER Posts: 5,261
7/23/10 3:58 A

Wow- thanks!!!

GOGOSHIRE SparkPoints: (51,624)
Fitness Minutes: (88,557)
Posts: 3,196
7/23/10 12:10 A

This has bugged me, too, but now I know how to avoid it. When it says "article," it is an article, but when it says "featured article" in an email, it's an ad.

55WALKER Posts: 5,261
7/18/10 2:55 P

Spark and the coaches amaze me again. I really never thought about getting a spark response to this thread, I was just venting.
Thank you for listening!

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,893
7/18/10 2:24 P

Thanks! I'll pass along your feedback to our team.

Coach Jen

55WALKER Posts: 5,261
7/18/10 1:45 P

It's on the Family Health and Wellness email I received today (7/18/10):
"Featured Article/The Joy of Simple Rewards"


SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,893
7/18/10 12:45 P

I'm not sure which article you're referring to. Can you provide a link?


Coach Jen

55WALKER Posts: 5,261
7/18/10 5:33 A

"Read the article" and it's an advertisement for Skinny Cow products? I don't like getting that submerged in my sparkmail.

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