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5/27/16 4:35 P

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My eldest is gender fluid.
I am not going to contact them- I just was pretty nasty on a certain thread and I am leaving but I agree it is outdated!
anway.. I keep peeking in here- I guess because it is my last day here until Sept.

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5/27/16 4:18 P

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Zip and Gryffyn - oh heavens i did not know!

Please contact SP and ask them to include other options! I'll head over to the gay team and ask them about it, too.

I have a feeling since they're in Ohio or Oklahoma or wherever they're pretty conservative, but I like that teams exist that are LGBTQ, poly, etc. Seems they want to accept everyone?

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5/27/16 10:19 A

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I always find it disappointing when the gender binary is still assumed. It's going to take awhile for the world to catch up with these things I guess. I have a close relative who is gender fluid. One of the most heartbreaking things to see is them having to go to the rest room, and only having male or female choices. They don't feel comfortable in either one, so the choice is to be uncomfortable physically (by holding it) or emotionally (by choosing one).



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Nightsinge- good thing you like it. I just got banned from a thread - can't post about the changes.
So be happy keep that smile on your face...keep sparking...
anyhow- I noticed you can only be male or female here on spark.
I happen to be female but there are folks who are gender fluid and also neutral or just want to not say-
I recently went back to check that box- I am now male and living in Italy btw
I am also 116 years old!
Doing good...
almost packed up- got rid of my map routes and most blogs but I am saying a good bye to each friend because you are right about that- when you find SP friends it is great. I even know one in real life so that is awesome

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5/27/16 9:11 A

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5/27/16 1:30 A

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Hey all!

Glad this thread was started and interesting to see the reactions to the changes.

I don't love the new design, and it would have been nice to get a heads up about it.

But I'm definitely here to stay. I'd much rather have ads than pay for a program and I like that SP is supportive of each person's individual goals and path rather than promoting specific "diets" or acceptable weighs a la Weight Watchers.

But my biggest reason for staying is the support of teams and really wonderful individuals. I like how peer-lead much of the site is, and almost everyone meets each other in a warm, supportive, nonjudgmental space.

I am totes down with that!

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5/26/16 9:42 P

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Have a good summer, Zip!



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well you have a great summer emoticon emoticon emoticon

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5/26/16 10:50 A

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oh WE are good pianolady- we always will be!- I admire and appreciate the time you put in here.
emoticon but the whole SP land is making me feel kind of odd.
So time for a little break
See you in September!

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oh I didn't mean to imply you were saying its free...that is the vib I get from everyone on everything (not just spark)

well I didn't know about all the adblocker getting info (and others sites doing the same) but I did know that you run that risk every time you go online

I do agree with you that you have to decide if its worth your time to be here....cause time sure does seem to run out in a day.

hehe no you don't need a gold star but it sure doesn't hurt anything.

I hear you on the nutrition tracker and I have try several and I just can't figure them out, or I don't take the time to figure them out.

Well for me its the teams I'm on and peoples blogs as well...I usually don't get into motivational stuff too much but all those blog sure are motivating

ok got to exercise



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5/26/16 8:52 A

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I never said it was free. I just do not know if I want to pay the price. I also do not want adblocker gettting all my info either as that is what happens- cleaner page but you pay th eprice of having them collect your info
'What it comes down to is I need to know why I would spend time here at all?
Is it for the food plans? If I put in vegetarian as there is no vegan option but then do put low cholesterol and no eggs I get an awful menu which includes milk- at every meal

And then there is the exercise tracker which I can find anywhere else and honestly do I need a gold star after I complete a bike ride at my age?

And so then there are the connections here which are virtual even if they have value.
The articles are nothing I could not find myself. I am subscribed to Dr. Greger.
I don't have any kind of health issues to connect to others about
And I ran in road races before...I don't like the marketing in them so avoid the 5K.
So...yeah...for me it is a waste of time..
I am cleaning out my page this week.
Giving myself the Summer to follow me and live life off SP.
I will check back in later.
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well I'm staying , I'm not leaving cause of change, spark is not charging anything and that is great so if they have to change stuff then they change stuff.

Spark is a business and they have to make money or the site simply would not be here at all... the people who work at spark all work hard to make this site great (even if you don't like the change). Nothing is free so if the site is free to us then money is made elsewhere its that simple, there is no but they should do this or that, its just the way it is.

So if we have to put up with ads that is what we do (ok so I have ad blocker...lol)



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5/26/16 8:01 A

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Piano lady- I love your GBOMBS banner- great way to use that space.
There is a discussion going on
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some are leaving
It has triggered my wondering why I am here
Not for the food tracker or the articles.
It is not free as we give up not money but first party privacy so they can run the ads. I think it is good to remember that.
BUT I do like the support of this team since this WOE is hard IRL
So...dunno thinking... thinking of leaving- thinking of just spending so little time
It is good to connect with friends here. I have made 1 IRL and plan on meeting another this Summer.

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5/24/16 9:51 A

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I was only confused for minute because I thought it had loaded wrong. It won't affect my use of Sparks because I only use my page to blog and send goodies. I will say that there will always be something that a free site needs to do to pay for the site. Additional ads are probably necessary.

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I rarely go to my own page anymore, just using the forums, so I haven't seen the changes yet. Will go take a look, but I don't think it'll affect my usage. It's the forums that I find supportive.



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don't like it at all and am very sad because I won't be on as much now.

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your spark page changed

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I guess I am dense. What changes?

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cool I'm glad your staying

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5/21/16 9:20 A

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Confused- no

It is just fugly so I decided that will be a good thing- I will spend less time here on SP and more time doing what I need to do to reach my weight loss goal. Keeping teams and friends that help and if I want to express myself artistically I should do that elsewhere than here. I spend less time too because the number of ads are increasing- which I know is to pay for the site.
I don't use the trackers
I don't read the articles- they don't have any useful info.

I am making better use of the time and only going to teams like this one that have helped me!
But- no confusion

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I haven't tried to change anything but I'm hearing there are troubles .... I have some instructions if anyone needs them

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I agree...I was very shocked when I first saw it


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It's a little confusing. but I'll get used to it. Things always change---just have to roll with it! emoticon



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so are you confused with the new spark changes?

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