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It really is time for change. So much bandwidth is wasted : (

Monday, June 07, 2021

People don't realize the amount of bandwidth for thousands upon thousands of SparkTeams, most of them abandoned. Same with members. I had more than 1500 "friends" no longer using SP. It took me days to delete them because they had to be deleted one at a time.

I can see a real need for rehashing the site. Have you ever noticed how many pages upon pages some of us have in our comments? I tried to delete some but you can only do them one at a time. I currently have Member Comments (13829) on my page. Bandwidth again.

People put pictures into their posts? Bandwidth and the pictures stay on your page in Photos. This led to my SP page taking longer to load since I was only dial-up when I joined.

Do I feel badly for the people not living in America losing this awesome site? Yes, I do. But there's nothing I can do about it. I am just thankful that I will not be losing it. Hopefully in the near future, all the problems will be worked out to again open this community to the rest of the world.

I was asked about why do we have to pick a team closest to where we live. Again, thousands upon thousands of SP teams still here onsite but abandoned just the same. It makes some sense to have us grouped by areas - at least to start.

Maybe Spark 360 will then have us petition to start a new team instead of just 'willy-nilly' starting teams and then abandoning them. Or maybe the SP Staff will start the teams for us.
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  • no profile photo CD4830177
    When I came back to SP after a 7yr absence I was shocked to still see my page exactly as I had left it. I thought for sure all of my content would have been erased. Thanks for your explanation about bandwidth, I did not realize this is how it all works. Best wishes to you emoticon
    47 days ago
    There's reasons for everything isn't there.
    50 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5113045
    To bad they didn't deactivate teams without activity in 360 days?
    51 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11945874
    i appreciate your perspective. I did always wonder why so many teams became abandoned---and many people had been leaving for so long. For many of us--we will have to deal with the pain of not being here every day. Guess as the old saying goes......It is what it is.
    51 days ago
    51 days ago
  • no profile photo MLR_00
    Very sad
    51 days ago
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