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AWOL

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Seems I have been AWOL, reason, sparkpeople slow, and so many darn ads, it slows down my computer, it keeps having to refresh....I find this very distracting and frustrating.....and yes I know they need the ads to make money, I do know this program is free and I do understands that...what when I am trying to read or post I fine it very distracting watching it all roll by over and over and over...the business cards ad ......and my second reason for being AWOL I have to use the computer more and more at work so when I get home I do not want to be on this darn machine that is going slower and slower, and no i do not need a new computer, this one is less than a year old.... I did ask my computer guy and he said that all the pop ups is what slows this down it is also why I have to pay for 5GB on my hot spot.....I don't play games or watch movies, the only thing I do is use sparkpeople and once a week go to facebook.....so now I am done complaining about my computer .......

hoping everyone has a healthy day......

oh ya I do not want people to post my blogs to facebook, when I want that to happen I'll post it....thanks for understanding.....

Have a healthy day
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  • ERINBEAR1876
    Great blog. I understand what you are going through. My laptop seems fine with it, but it's on a laptop so maybe that's why?
    2874 days ago
  • NASFKAB
    AGREE ITS SLOW TOO SLOW
    2878 days ago
  • SHANTODD420
    Totally get all the points kitt have a heatlhy and happy weekend.

    Shannon
    2879 days ago
  • BARBARAROSE54
    yes it's very frustrating with all the loading sites and pop ups.
    2881 days ago
  • KATI5668
    I agree on all points.
    I so appreciate the fact that SP is free
    I could not afford to travel to town to attend WW
    & could not afford the dues for WW
    so koodo's to SP & a huge thank you..
    I guess they cannot control the type of ads that the sponsers post, but the live action ones eat up enough memory that my warning comes on to tell me that the site is using excessive memory. It is at time discouraging indeed. I usually just think it is a busy time & lots of folks are posting..so walk away & come back later or on another day even.
    As to posting on FB...no way anyone has the right to repost anyones statements, blogs or comments.
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    2881 days ago
  • LAINIESNEWLIFE
    Kitt, I can understand the frustration. There are days when he bothers me, but for the most part it doesn't seem to slow down my computer. Hope it gets better for you. Have a great evening!!

    Hugs,

    Laini
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    2881 days ago
  • MTNGRL
    I am with you about not posting my blogs on FB. Who needs that? TMI!!!

    My computer is older and probably as slow as yours. Very frustrating. I do have a pretty good pop up blocker that has helped but no clue what it is. It was installed by my computer 'guy' too..my son!
    2882 days ago
  • CJSARGENT1
    I agree with the slowness sometimes. I just walk away and come back later
    2882 days ago
  • TRAILWALKERJO54
    they stopped that now Kitt no more sharing blogs..

    you can increase your pop up blocker to meduim high this helps plus clean out your cache if you haven't done it in a while that will speed up the machine nothing flat...
    just go to internet options and delete cookies first ... try and see
    hope this will help you not to be awol as much
    I do understand about using the pc at work all the time so need a break

    hugs hugs hugs
    2882 days ago
  • GRACEISENUF
    I so understand. I am not tech savy at all but I heard Firefox is free and it has a very good ad blocker. It would replace internet explorer and MANY of my friends love it.

    I also run quick scans on my security firewall and clear my cookies daily and that REALLY helps.

    Glad you are not AWOL anymore.
    2882 days ago
  • KATHYJO56
    Kitt, It is so darn frustrating and I totally understand. My computer is also less than a year old and I honestly thought something was wrong with it and had it checked out. I heard ysterday that Spark People took that share button off an no longer put our blogs on Facebook, which I also don't want. Thanks for venting.
    2882 days ago
  • RAINBOWMF
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    understand Kitt.

    also the share button has been removed.

    Hugs Mary
    2882 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    I hope you have a good day today Kitt.
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    2882 days ago
  • CRYSTLE4HIMTX10
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    2882 days ago
  • SOCKITTOME
    I understand about the ads, Kitt. More sites, such as Facebook and some of the news sites, are using them as well and even I have issues with them sometimes. They seem to gobble up memory and bog the computer down. Drives me crazy. I wish they'd stick with the plain picture ads!

    No worries about sharing your blog on Facebook! I don't want people sharing mine out there, either. Spark is my private battle ground and my personal place to sort through everything associated with this journey. If I wanted it "out there" I would have a public blog. I don't because this is my personal business and between me and my Spark friends.

    I'm glad Spark pulled back the business about sharing things on Facebook. Gotta watch them now, however. Facebook is always sneaking new stuff out there and we have to watch them like a hawk. Hopefully Spark doesn't start doing the same thing. I expect better from them.

    Oh, I understand about breaks from the computer after work. I'm on the computer all day at work (that's my job) and sometimes I don't want to get on it again when I'm home at night. My hands and wrists, and the rest of me, need a break sometimes. Enjoy the time if you need it. Healthy balance is the key!

    Hugs to ya!

    2882 days ago
  • MORGANSMOM52
    I was on dial-up while living in Fl. so I understand. I stopped using spark for the same reason. It just took way more time than I had to spend on the computer. But, I'm back in NH and back on Spark. BTW, your pics are very motivating.
    2882 days ago
  • MARGOMCP
    Sorry you and your computer and SparkPeople are not getting along. emoticon
    2882 days ago
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