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11/5/18 8:34 P



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To me, those posts are more about getting points for posting, and unless it is someone I know, and we are in a competition with each other, I don't bother with them. I agree, they ARE superficial.

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11/5/18 10:18 A

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I came back six weeks ago, and have been thinking the same thing.

To the extent there are "active" threads, they're mostly superficial one-word answer postings. There aren't a lot of real conversations.



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11/2/18 7:26 P

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11/2/18 7:24 P

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Im just going to keep searching for an active team but so far there just isnt any there.



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10/31/18 7:41 A

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I agree with a lot of you here. The teams have dwindled away it seems. I too miss that support. It did take up a lot of time, but I found it more beneficial over all. You hardly see anyone posting in the teams, and like some have said not any new members. I've left teams that I was part of in the past several years, thinking I'd find more activity in others & it just isn't so. So sad...



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10/30/18 9:13 P

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I have noticed the same thing. I was on this site years ago and I stopped because it was taking so much of my time, even when I lost weight. I came back because I know this site helped me be accountable.



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10/30/18 8:20 P



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I totally agree.

Another thing that I noticed is that various team memberships have slowed considerably. I'm not talking about little teams. I am talking very large teams where we would get at times a couple hundred new members in a day, and often 30-odd new members posting their introduction on that team in one day. Now we barely get a couple a week posting ... if we are lucky.

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10/30/18 10:45 A

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It just saddens me because us losing weight and maintaining really need a community of support.



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10/29/18 11:09 P

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I miss the boards too - but despite some sparks of life here and there, they appear to have been a casualty of "progress." (I actually like many of the changes, but not at the sacrifice of meaningful community!)

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10/29/18 9:27 P



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Unless the powers that be change the format, I doubt it. emoticon

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10/29/18 3:51 P

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Thanks for replying i definitely would benefit more from using the whole website teams, pages, boards, all of it. Maybe it will pick back up at the beginning of the year.



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10/29/18 1:17 P

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Yeah, the feed appeals to the app users, who don't care about meaningful conversation and just want to post memes and selfies.
Most new members only do the app. Us oldies still prefer the message boards, though!

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10/29/18 5:06 A



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A lot of people not using the message boards came about when
a) the Team Wall was introduced and people stopped scrolling BELOW to see the Team Message Boards,

and then it was aggravated by introducing
b) the Community Goal Feed.

A lot of people seem to not realize that they can get a lot more benefit by using the various message boards, sadly.

Kris

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10/28/18 9:23 P

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I was on sparkpeople years ago and there was a lot of people and active teams, but I am back now and it seems like most teams I want to join are inactive or people havnt been on their page in hundreds of days, so just curious is it me or is there not a lot of people on here like before.



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