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SparkGuy's 2011 State of the Spark Address: New Features, SparkPeople in the News, and More!

Monday, January 03, 2011



Welcome to my annual State of the Spark address! It's been an amazing year at SparkPeople. We set a record by adding more than 2 million new members this year, and solidified our position as the largest diet and fitness site in America!

This week, one of our amazing members helped the world understand why so many people have flocked to our community to improve their health, reach their goals and change their lives.

At age 15, after her father died, SparkPeople member Christina Cores (TINYBUBBLES4) weighed 240 pounds, was mercilessly teased about her weight and "had given up on life." Seven years later, after losing 122 pounds and keeping it off with lots of help from SparkPeople, Christina appeared where countless celebrities had shown up earlier in the year: on the cover of People magazine (on newsstands through January 12) and on the "Today" show this morning.

Christina credits a big piece of her success to logging onto SparkPeople.com and reading success stories of other members on the site. This community inspired Christina all the way to her goal and then to achieve things beyond her wildest dreams, and now she is out inspiring millions of others by telling her story. There's never been a better opportunity to Spread the Spark to share the power of SparkPeople with your friends and family than by sharing these links and relating your personal experience on this site with others. We hope you'll spark other people to join you here as a way to help them, as well as to support your own goals this new year.

Christina's story is just one dramatic example of how SparkPeople is helping millions of people reach amazing goals!

People wasn't the only new outlet that took notice of what we're doing and all that you're accomplishing. In 2010, we were called "The Facebook of Dieting" by Fortune, "The Online Program That Works" by Good Housekeeping, and the "Best Website for Weight Loss" by Marie Claire.

We're always working to enhance the site, as one of our biggest goals is to make SparkPeople easier and more powerful to use for all our members, both new and experienced. After getting considerable feedback from our members and coaches, we recently re-worked our "Start" page, which is the page you see immediately after logging in to the site, to make it more user-friendly.

Looking Ahead

Enhancing our Condition Centers for people with specific health conditions is another big priority. As one example, we've introduced a new diabetes program that includes trackers, new content, and additional enhancements coming soon, such as a weekly email newsletter, diabetes-friendly meal plans, and a diabetes weight-loss challenge.

Next week, you'll see even more of SparkPeople on newsstands, as we've partnered with All You magazine (available at Walmart) to help create a special "SparkPeople" winter weight-loss issue, featuring several SparkPeople success stories, a winter workout from Coach Nicole, a motivation column from Coach Dean, and seasonal meal plans and recipes from Dietitian Becky and Chef Meg! And later this winter, look for our brand new "5K Your Way" interactive training plans with options for walkers, runners, and everyone in between.

Last winter, SparkPeople members helped our book, The Spark, become a multi-week New York Times Best Seller. Based on its success, an enhanced paperback version of The Spark is landing in bookstores now with a lower price and an all-new 30-page "Strong Start Guide" to help jump-start your weight-loss journey in a healthy way. I've been excited to see so many SparkPeople members say that the book plus the website has helped them reach their goals far more than the website alone.

SparkRecipes.com has grown into one of the largest healthy recipe sites on the Web, due in part to the fantastic recipes by Chef Meg, one of only 20 female World Master Chefs on the planet. We're very excited that October 2011 will bring Chef Meg's first cookbook!

All in all, the State of the Spark is stronger than ever. I couldn't be more proud of the uniquely positive community of amazing members who go on the site every day to help others as well as themselves reach their goals, whether it's losing those last 10 pounds, writing their first novel, or landing on the cover of People magazine. Your amazing support motivates us to continually improve the site!

Thanks for being such a positive and vital force to our online Community, and for helping us Spread the Spark far and wide!

Here's wishing you a great 2011. SparkCheers!

Chris "SparkGuy" Downie
SparkPeople founder and CEO

  
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FLPALM 6/26/2011 11:44AM

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.....YOUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION FOR THIS WEBSITE HAS HELPED "MILLIONS OF US TO BECOME HEALTHIER, WISER (FROM ALL THE INFORMATION WE CAN READ), AND HAPPIER, ABLE TO ENJOY OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS...AND MAKE NEW ONES AT SP!"

THANK YOU AGAIN,

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GINA180847 3/6/2011 4:41PM

    You have my everlasting gratitude for your generosity. I am in Mexico right now but when I get back to Canada I will send off a big order including the Spark book, clothes etc.

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DOOGALOOPS 2/12/2011 1:14PM

    Truly amazing!

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SUNSHINEGIRL49 2/4/2011 10:26PM

    Thanks, SparkGuy! This is a great site, and I appreciate all the great features and support.

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BULGEBATTLER 2/4/2011 11:03AM

  I am going to buy either an XBox 360 Kinect or WII system. Any info on which is better?

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M77355 2/1/2011 10:49AM

    We all appreciate your generosity!
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KIMPAINTS 1/28/2011 9:59AM

    Thank you SparkGuy!!!!

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DANCINCAJUN1 1/26/2011 8:29PM

    Happy to be a part of your team joining in 2011 ... thank you for the opportunity. emoticon emoticon

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KEN1965 1/25/2011 5:39PM

    Thank you. emoticon

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NEWMAC2011 1/24/2011 1:15PM

    That's great! Can't wait to hear everything Nicole has to say. emoticon

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STILLPOINT 1/24/2011 12:23PM

    Congratulations and thank you for providing such a wonderful resource and for your committment to continue improving the site!

Namaste,
Marie

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KAT573 1/24/2011 11:28AM

    Hey SparkGuy! Still waiting on that 'franchise'. emoticon

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WILDFLOWERR_ 1/24/2011 11:09AM

    any way you could make the text box bigger so we can see more of our post when we are editing it?
also, if we have more than one place in our track other goals section, could you fix it so when we track one, we can track all? IE fitness minutes
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A-STRONGER-ME 1/24/2011 8:41AM

    I love SparkPeople and have been an active participant for a coupleof years now, but the new Kontera ads are killing the ease of navigation on the site and really irritating people. Can you make them stop?? Pretty please??

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HELGA1958 1/23/2011 8:13AM

    Love this site. Thanks

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TEDCOLUNGA1A 1/23/2011 3:05AM

  Thank you so much for the site. I am so grateful to find a useful site that I can rely on. It has been a great inspiration to my overall well being. Thank you again for a great site.

Kindest regards

Ted Colunga
http://www.decluttertheh
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HCARTZ1964 1/22/2011 11:05AM

    thanks!

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DONNACFIT 1/21/2011 10:57AM

    I'm a magazine junkie and lately I've been seeing Sparkpeople mentioned in almost every magazine I read!!!

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Thanking you for this website and the opportunity to improve my health and overall well being. Cheers,
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BURNINGTHYME101 1/19/2011 11:50PM

    It was quite by chance that I saw this group being advertised on Fox News 2-3 years ago. SparkGuy and his team were just getting started, but he already had so many actually losing weight and not charging people a leg and an arm. Sounded so good it couldn't be true so I decided check it out a while back. Glad I did! I've made Sparkfriends and am losing weight in a safe manner. Further I plan to get down to 200lbs. by the end of November.

I'm very thankful for this site for the many loses of many people. emoticon

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SPECIALGURL7 1/19/2011 11:12PM

    I am glad my cousin turned me on to SparkPeople. It has been a great inspiration.

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2CUTE2BFAT2011 1/19/2011 9:04PM

    Thank you so much for this website!!!


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46SHADOW 1/19/2011 3:43PM

    Thank you so much for the gift of this site. Lifechanging in little steps.

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LOSINGIT23 1/19/2011 12:17PM

  Would Chef Meg consider making a gluten free cookbook? It could really help me on my journey. I have had Celiac Disease (I can't eat anything with wheat, rye, or barley or I get really sick) for 3 years however beginners in the gluten free world need to know their is more beyond rice cakes!

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SUGAPLUM69 1/19/2011 11:44AM

  Tinybubbles4 is how I found SparkPeople ... her story in the People Magazine :D Thank you TinyBubbles4 for spreading The Spark!! Two days after joining SP I purchased the paperback copy of The Spark ... a new beginning to a new me!! Special Thanks to "SparkGuy" for his friendship & support! I look forward to every new day because I know that no matter what, I have the great support of a wonderful community in SparkPeople! My reasons for joining weren't so much weight loss, but more for setting goals, healthy living ... and I sincerely am hoping to motivate others as I share along the way in posts & my own blogs. One of my dreams has been to become a LifeSkills Coach/Motivator and I believe that SparkPeople is going to guide me right down that path in life!! Happy Sparking Friends :D

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LADYBUGVIV 1/19/2011 9:38AM

    As a 'recently diagnosed with type two diabetes' Sparkler, I have lost 20 pounds after being put on medication for the disease. The change in my mental alertness and energy levels is even more awesome. The craving for carbohydrates is gone and with it the feeling of hopelessness.

This has made me wonder how many of my fellow Sparklers would benefit from having their A1c tracked by them and their physicians for a year or more and why the protocol is that one has to top 7.1 on that A1c scale before the diagnosis of diabetes is made and help through medication is offered.

The struggle of diabetics to live well with this disease I can attest to. Living with it for 6 years before diagnosis was made gave me cause to doubt myself in so many ways. I am learning and I hope to continue to learn about diabetes and how to live well with it. Any help SparkPeople can give will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

viv

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GOGIRLOLDER 1/19/2011 9:14AM

    emoticon my life is changing and I am living!!

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MISSILENE 1/19/2011 8:31AM

    I enjoy sparkpeople alot. But all of a sudden I don't get any emails. Whats wrong?

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DEBRABUF 1/19/2011 8:25AM

    I totally love the new spark page! Thanks for always trying to make our experience even better.

One thing that would be great is if on the nutrition page where we track our food if there could be a check box to select foods from that day's Lunch and save as a group. I visited a site recently and thought wow this would be great on Spark. I know we can create food groups, but on the tracking page it might make life a whole lot easier and more appealing.

Can't wait to buy the magazine!


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PTRCRYNN 1/19/2011 6:45AM

    I am just starting out here on Sparkpeople. I have struggle for many years with my weight and I finally found something that worked. Thank you Sparkpeople !!!
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OKANOG 1/19/2011 3:01AM

  Way back when members paid to join. I joined because it had the best daily food tracker and I believe it is still the best, today.

One of my first gifts from Spark People was a red apron. When I received it I could barely tie the belt in the back. Today I can almost wrap the belt around twice and tie it in the front!

Thank-you for making the site free for people from all walks of life, from teens to struggling single parents and seniors whom can afford the help they need and receive such wondeful support from the caring members of Spark People. emoticon






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  thank you sparkpeople emoticon

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  Thanks SparkPeople

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    Unlocking chains with hope through SP emoticon

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AMHFALKO 1/14/2011 2:04PM

    Thanks Spark People!!!

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    Spark is the best! Thanks! emoticon

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ITCANBEDUN 1/13/2011 8:41PM

    Thank you so much for everything you do. This site has really helped me. emoticon

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NOIRNATURAL 1/13/2011 8:38PM

    good job sparkpeople!

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ACIMPEGGY 1/13/2011 8:25PM

    Thanks for the update! You are a hero!

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BLOSSOMKITTY 1/13/2011 8:07PM

    Thank You for all you do!

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IAMKATIDID 1/13/2011 8:05PM

    I have been a member for a full week today, and I think it is an amazing website. Now, reading this blog and viewing Christina before/after...I am feeling even more positive about getting and staying fit for life.

Thank you,
Kati

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DOLDHIPSTER 1/13/2011 7:08PM

    KUDOS to SparkPeople...After being laid off from work due to medical issues caused by my weight ( 428 lbs ) and being told if I didn't lose I would die , I started dieting...Between mid Feb. and the end of April I lost 6 lbs; and then I found SparkPeople..Between food tracking, trivial education and articles of health and nutrition I lost 51 lbs between 5/1/10 and 8/30/10 or 1/2lb per day..fearing I was losing too fast I stopped for 4 mos and managed, thanks to what I had learned, to maintain my loss...Now I am back for a second round and hope not only to lose as much again but learn even more. Also of note is that by losing just that first 60lbs I have resolved 75% of my medical issues...GONE is my secondary Polythycemia..My blood pressure has returned to normal and, I am no longer pre diabetic. I must also add that I was lucky enough to find a relentless cheerleader in another member Paulette (NEVADAPP)... Thanks SparkPeople..........Steve (doldhipster)

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GETFIT2LIVE 1/13/2011 4:30PM

    Chris, 'thank you' isn't sufficient for what you and your team have done for me by creating SparkPeople and continuing to develop and improve the site. In the year that I've been actually using SparkPeople, I've lost over 60 pounds and gone from a couch potato to a runner and a regular at my gym (even 'member of the month' for December!). I tell people all the time about the site and and about The Spark; diets don't work, changing your lifestyle does. Thanks for giving me the tools and the community to help me change mine!

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SparkPeople Member in People--and on the Today Show!

Thursday, December 30, 2010


Great news! SparkPeople member Christina Cores (at right on the cover), who lost 122 pounds, is featured on the cover of People magazine's annual "Half Their Size" issue (on newsstands tomorrow, Dec. 31)--and she'll be on the Today Show on Monday, Jan. 3 between 7 and 9 a.m. (we don't yet know what time exactly). The story was also picked up by the syndicated shows ET, Inside Edition, and Extra. (Check local listings for times.) WooHoo!


Congratulations, Christina (tinybubbles4)!
Who else will tune in to watch her and pick up a copy of the magazine?

Cheers,
Stepfanie

  
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TWO_SPARROWS 2/4/2011 3:33PM

    All I can say is:

YAY YOU!
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KELLYERIN 1/13/2011 11:39PM

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GRACIE629 1/13/2011 7:41PM

    She looks fabulous, that's inspiration! emoticon

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2BFITIN11 1/13/2011 12:55PM

    emoticon half of anything is good.. and you look great

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FRIDAYLAURO 1/13/2011 12:07PM

  That is wonderful--so wonderful!!!

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JENJEN1004 1/6/2011 10:52PM

    This is so awesome!

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15LOVEHARRY 1/6/2011 5:57PM

  So sorry I missed it.

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LUBAML 1/4/2011 10:55PM

    Great job! Congratulations!!!

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FORMERFATGIRL 1/4/2011 10:54PM

    I watched the Today show, as well. However, I heard no mention of Sparkpeople and was quite disappointed. They didn't really ask the women how they did it - specifically.

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46SHADOW 1/4/2011 12:50PM

    picked up a copy of people!

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INAMARIEPARKER 1/4/2011 5:16AM

  woke up at 8:18 am came running in to watch the Today show sit there unto 11:00am besides commercials (I cleaned up then) and never did hear about SparkPeople.com . Was I to late?Can I watch it any other way since I MISSED seeing her or hearing her?
What was her biggest helpful hint? Was I the only one who watched it and missed her? Maybe next time. I guess I will try to find a people magazine to read it!!!

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SHERIK67 1/3/2011 8:50PM

    this is wonderful. hopefully we have many more people joining because of her appearance.

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PICKANYNAME 1/3/2011 3:32PM

  FABULOUS!!! Only draw back is that I am almost certain that's why there are probably MILLIONS OF NEW FOLKS JAMMING UP THE SITE TODAY, LOL! I am a "regular TODAY show viewer" and can tell you that everything featured on that program starts quite a frenzy! I hope the majority who have newly found this site today stick with it; BECAUSE IT WORKS!!! emoticon

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JUSTBIRDY 1/3/2011 3:30PM

    I caught the Today show. emoticon

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SABBY13 1/3/2011 2:24PM

    Congratulations!!!

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ASTEENSTRA 1/3/2011 10:27AM

    I saw you on the Today Show this morning and you looked fantastic. Loved your dress too. Great job!!!

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SANGAFAYE1005 1/3/2011 9:57AM

    I saw the show. She looked marvelous!!! Congratulations emoticon

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TASHAMARNI 1/3/2011 5:02AM

    That is amazing!! Congratulations!

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-ANGIE 1/3/2011 1:26AM

    AWESOME stuff! Congratulations!!!

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CELMERS 1/2/2011 11:26PM

    Congratulations! That is incredible. Can't wait to see you on the Today Show.

Coleen

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CELMERS 1/2/2011 11:26PM

    Congratulations! That is incredible. Can't wait to see you on the Today Show.

Coleen

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CELMERS 1/2/2011 11:26PM

    Congratulations! That is incredible. Can't wait to see you on the Today Show.

Coleen

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CELMERS 1/2/2011 11:25PM

    Congratulations! That is incredible. Can't wait to see you on the Today Show.

Coleen

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BLONDWUNN 1/2/2011 9:21PM

    Congratulations!! I bought the magazine today. Fantastic story!

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BABSIES 1/2/2011 6:53PM

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ONESPOTLEFT 1/2/2011 6:23PM

    congradulations

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NEWMAC2011 1/2/2011 4:13PM

    That's so exciting. Kudos to Christina! emoticon

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PJRHOPEFUL 1/2/2011 3:48PM

  This article was so inspiring. I am new to Sparkpeople and just getting ready to start the program so this was a real encouragement. emoticon

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VERONICAS_GOALS 1/2/2011 2:37PM

    love the article

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CAIT1981 1/2/2011 2:09PM

    Reading that people magazine helped me to discover this wonderful site! I love it! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

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RAVEN2FEATHERS 1/2/2011 12:29PM

    This is fabulous !!!

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MEL1960 1/2/2011 11:49AM

  Christina looks so vibrant and healthy.

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RYLEE381 1/2/2011 10:54AM

    very inspiring! great job!

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DVINEPR 1/2/2011 10:12AM

    Wonderful to see!!

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WATCHINGW8 1/2/2011 9:50AM

    How exciting! That is so comforting and motivating, to know that one of our very own SparkPeople members had such a huge success! It encourages me to continue and work hard on the program. Congratulations! That is wonderful news!

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DAHALL8 1/2/2011 8:48AM

    Good for you. You look beautiful and I bet feel great. Way to use the tools.

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LYDILOS 1/2/2011 6:04AM

    I saw the magazine and WONDERED if any of the beautiful! women on the front cover of People had used Sparkpeople! Way to go! Now I'm going to read the magazine simply because of that...maybe I'll borrow it from the library!

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TINYBUBBLES4 1/2/2011 4:20AM

    THANK YOU! :)

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BERGIE8771 1/2/2011 3:23AM

    I love reading about Spark success. Hope to see the Today show on Monday.

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LADYSENNA 1/2/2011 12:46AM

    Congratulations to Christina. A real inspiration.

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SPARKANN 1/2/2011 12:30AM

    FANTASTIC!!! Congratulations!!!

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SPARKENISTA 1/2/2011 12:08AM

    This is incredibly inspiring. When Christina spoke about pushing through the plateaus that really hit home.

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Updated version of Start page now available

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hi everyone

One of our biggest goals is to make SparkPeople easier and more powerful to use for all our members, both new and experienced. After getting considerable feedback from our members and coaches we re-worked our "Start" page, which is the page you see immediately after logging in to the site.

You have the option to switch to our new Start page, unless you are a new member who joined after 10:30 AM Eastern Time today, in which case you will automatically see the new Start page. If you are an experienced member who changes to the new Start page you have the option to switch back to the old, or "classic" Start page, right after you switch. You can switch to the new page by finding and clicking the "Try the new Start page" link on the upper left of the Start page. If you'd like to see a preview of the new Start page you can click here.

We believe this new Start page will make SparkPeople easier to use for everyone. Some changes include:
- Quick views of your goal progress on the left of the page
- As easier view of site content at the top center of the page, plus quick links to your special programs and challenges in the center of the page
- Easy access to the SparkPoints wheel and Trophies in the center of the page
- Display of your friend feed, and the ability to update your Status, on the lower right of the page
- A generally improved visual design, to make everything easier to find

As mentioned above, changing to the new page is currently optional. If you do change to the new page and have any suggestions for things to change please leave a comment below.

Thanks!

Dave H.
SparkPeople.com

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Thanks for the great feedback everyone -- I'm happy to hear you like the new Start page!

SparkCheers!

Chris (SparkGuy)
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Edited to Add: We now have a new video showcasing the start page and how to use it. You can view it on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=To1XQWPwY3I

  
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KRITKRIT 6/6/2011 5:18PM

    I believe I am still on the old start page. How do I get the new start page? I'd love to have my goals and progress on that page! I actually just posted a blog asking fellow sparkers for help on this too!

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RSSSLHB 3/13/2011 8:51AM

    Thank you

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CSMARTIE 1/25/2011 1:20PM

    Cool

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PID617 1/22/2011 2:35PM

    I love the new page and have made the switch. Everything is right at my fingertips on the start page - my Biggest Loser challenge page, my update page, my goal page, everything. I love it. emoticon

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CEEHJAY 1/22/2011 11:06AM

    I have tried the new Start page several times, hoping I would learn to like it. Unfortunately, I do not like it. Why unfortunately? Because I will be forced to use it on February 1st.

Things I do not like:
- The constantly changing content at the top that can't be turned off
- An extra click is needed to see My Recent Posts
- The loss of My Favorites links on the Start Page
- The loss of the Quick Links, Popular Links, etc. on the Start Page

The more often I have to click, the more often I have to search for what I want, the less friendly the page. The new start page requires too much extra work to use the features I use most often, and, based on my early reactions to the new page, the less often I will use the site. There is so much of value here. Why make it harder to find it?

Carolyn

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RISENABOVE 1/21/2011 10:43AM

    I posted on the other blog, but posting it here too!

I, like others, do not like the new page because too many useful options have been eliminated! No "favorites" which I use MOST frequently to access teams through the day! There is FAR too much space being consumed with "My sparkpoints and trophies" where more valuable tools that people use could be placed! The addition of "My goals and progress" is nice, but WHERE is the progress? "My personalized programs" if far to prominent on the page, and it's basically a useless feature because you have no option of what is listed there!

I just find the new page layout to be counterproductive for ease of use, accessing quickly what should be prominent! In addition, the new page is quite discouraging for those of us who use the old features to keep up with teams and encouraging teammates! Even my recent posts is not longer readily visible! It's just a lot of clicking and waiting for pages to load, which is taking SO much longer these days, that takes away from what time we have available for giving support, motivation and encouragement!

Certainly, it's not going to be a one size fits all solution, but having the option to customize, on an individual basis, where things are on the new page would be much more convenient and beneficial for everyone! But favorites being added back the the new page is nearly essential for me!



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HSTAUFFER 1/19/2011 10:35AM

    I am loving the new Start Page....I need consistent reminders to stay on track with my Goals! Thanks! emoticon

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    Outstanding!!!!!! emoticon

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ARIANERA 1/18/2011 1:12PM

    I saw that all members will be forced to use the new start page starting on February 1st. I've tried it and switched back to the classic start page because I do _not_ like the new one.

I may be in the minority, but I object to being forced to use a page with active content constantly scrolling through the middle. It is 1) distracting 2) makes me seasick and 3) limits the ability of users with limited bandwith to participate.

At a minimum, before you disable the old format, would you please add a feature to the new sparkpage that allows us to "opt-out" of the automatic scrolling of the "Today's Features" section just as you can opt out of the Autoscroll feature of the new Team Stream.

Thank you,

Ari

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15MINUTES 1/13/2011 5:59PM

    Love the new page!! Way to go!

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LAMBIERABBIT 1/13/2011 12:43PM

    Looks simpler than the old one. I'll give it a try!

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MYRNA929 1/13/2011 12:36PM

    I love, love, love the new start page!

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REALCAROL 1/13/2011 11:24AM

    I like the new start page.

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10TOES 1/13/2011 10:07AM

    I like the new start page but think that the point wheel pop up would still be a good idea. That was so convenient. Yes, I know I can just scroll down page a little, but the pop up was a great reminder.
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VERONICAS_GOALS 1/13/2011 7:56AM

    like the changes

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GLORIAOG 1/9/2011 6:38PM

    I like the new S.Page...

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MMARLENE1 1/7/2011 6:34PM

    I'll give the new start page a try. The example page looks okay. I've been a Spark member for almost three years and have no plans to quit. I've gotten much information and the team I joined is great.

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MOODY9 1/7/2011 11:24AM

    What I don't like about the page and why I will not switch is because the "Today on SparkPeople" is gone from the right hand column. That is my favorite feature. I'm shocked it was taken away since now there is just a big blank white area!! I love that you can customize and put what you need there. If they ever add that to the new start page then I'll switch over. Until then my vote goes towards classic.

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DWILCZKO 1/7/2011 12:19AM

  cool!

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DALAI_LALA 1/5/2011 10:41PM

    I like the design quite a bit, except for the constantly changing My Content tabs. Maybe it changes too frequently for me, but I find it irritating and distracting.

The thing I really miss though, is having my top three posts listed under My Message Board Activity. That way I could check my most regular forums without having to go look for it every time. The one-click check in was the best!

Otherwise I really like the look and the items that are shown. Thanks for continuing to work to improve the site!

Lala

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SMARGED 1/5/2011 9:46PM

    I've been using the new start page and I love it! Much more attractive and user friendly! Thanks to all of you! emoticon

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MOM5INFL 1/5/2011 7:31PM

    I love the new start page! emoticon to keeping it fresh! Birdie

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MMANN5 1/5/2011 6:54PM

    I'm going to go switch mine now :)

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ECSPARK 1/5/2011 6:02PM

  Love the new start page! It's great seeing my overall progress in one place. Thanks so much!

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CICI510 1/5/2011 8:37AM

    I love the new page!! Its so clean and has everything I want. Thanks for the update!!

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STREETDANCER 1/4/2011 11:23PM

    I am sure you all worked hard on the new page, but I wouldn't want to use it as shown in the preview. The Quick Track window is too far down the page, making it less "quick." You should keep the Quick Track at the very top for people in rush. It is less essential that the Nutrition Tracker and Fitness Tracker links occupy that spot since they are easily accessible in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Also, I don't like not being able to see the SparkAmerica minutes. I don't care about tracking calories burned, and I think having the calorie and weight measurements on the start page could put too much focus on numbers rather than health and fitness. I care about tracking exercise minutes, though. Consequently, the Spark America minutes is one of the main ways this site motivates me to exercise more. When I see my minutes are low, I am encouraged to do just a little more.

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INSPIRED31 1/4/2011 7:19PM

    I like this one much better!

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MRS.DOYLE 1/4/2011 3:18PM

    I prefer my old page because it shows the "Exercise of the day" which I usually try to do. I couldn't find it on the new page.

Could we censor the greasy burger adverts that have been appearing on my start page recently. 70% off all you can eat in London and a big dripping cheese burger are not good adverts for SparkPeople.

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BTRUE2YOU 1/4/2011 1:02PM

    The progress bars don't show up on my start page, even when i clicked the "try the new start page" link. How can i add them?

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ANJUNA2 1/4/2011 6:17AM

    Great I much prefer it! The goals and progress bars are motivating and I like the quickness of have the nutrition tracker straight away!

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DHSPARK 1/4/2011 4:24AM

    Like the look and features of the new Start page...you folks never rest...always improving things for us...

THANK YOU!
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Deb :)

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BARBARAWEBSTER 1/4/2011 12:30AM

    I like it, but I notice the search engine on the top only has spark and recipes. Does that mean we don't get a point for google search anymore?

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JENAANN3 1/3/2011 9:17PM

    I like the new start page. Thanks. I had trouble following the 28 day challenge before because I couldn't find it.

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MMACD3 1/3/2011 9:09PM

    I really like the new start page! Thanks for the update ;)

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EVRY1SING 1/3/2011 8:58PM

    Count me as one who likes the new Start page. I like the progress bars in the lower left. Strike that: I LOVE the new progress bars! emoticon

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ZELLAZM 1/3/2011 6:58PM

    I switched to the new page format but went back to the old one when I saw that there were no links to my favorites. It would be nice if the new start page offered us the option to determine what content we see as we can with the right hand menu on the old format page. Just my 2 Cents!

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LAURAIPSUM 1/3/2011 6:06PM

    I love the new Start page. It's attractive, easy-to-read, and I especially love that I can scan my progress. Keep up the great work!


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JDOL1028 1/3/2011 5:16PM

    The new start page is awesome and I've switched. I'd love to eventually see the quicklinks and favourites as part of it as well.

As always, great work and thanks for the site.

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DUSTYGIRL25 1/3/2011 4:43PM

    Just checked the preview page. Looks good to me, I'm switching over!
Thank you for continuing to improve the site.
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DOCTORWHO24 1/3/2011 4:00PM

    Holy Moly the new Start page is awesome!!! Thanks guys! emoticon emoticon

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SPALM01 1/3/2011 3:40PM

    I love (LOVE) the new start page; it's awesome! Well done!!!

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MASSPEACH 1/3/2011 1:04PM

    Looks cool! I think I'll switch over : )

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CLEARLYCOMPOSED 1/3/2011 10:13AM

    I am digging the new start page a lot. Thanks! :)

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BECKYLYNNE77 1/3/2011 10:12AM

    that is awesome i switched over i love the new page emoticon

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1849HOPPY 1/3/2011 5:27AM

    this is great. thanks SP for continually trying new stuff. emoticon

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SONYALATRECE 1/2/2011 10:06PM

    Gonna have to use the newer version...WooHoo!
Change is GOOD!

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MEMERE2003 1/2/2011 9:37PM

    I also like the new start page. Thank you.
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WILLBEE 1/2/2011 8:19PM

    I love the new start page!

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    Love Love Love the new start page emoticon!

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TULIPCHICK91 1/2/2011 7:39PM

    I'm loving the new Start page - no more multi-clicking links to see various information, yay! Thanks to everyone at SP who worked to make this new page happen.

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We are working to get inappropriate ads off the site

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hi everyone

We realize there are some inappropriate ads from Trojan running on the site. We sincerely apologize for these ads, and are working to remove them from the site. We believe we should be able to finish this by tomorrow morning, December 30.

ADDED DECEMBER 30: This was taken care of at around 11:30 PM on the 29th, thanks everyone for your understanding!

Dave H.
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ICEBOYKOLD 5/16/2011 10:36AM

    Frankly, I find the ads for cheeseburgers more offensive than those for condoms. But as long as they keep Spark free, as I say advertise away!

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 1/26/2011 1:01PM

    Thank you.

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MOLLYBROWN55 1/13/2011 4:14PM

    Thank you!!

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NORASPAT 1/13/2011 4:11PM

    I saw this ad and as soon as I did I contacted a coach to be sure I was not over reacting. She had not seen it but she agreed and I contacted Spark and they acted immediately to remove it. I was glad I reacted to it and I was really impressed at how quickly it was removed.
Just what I should have expected from this great site.
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PICKIE98 1/13/2011 3:43PM

    On a lighter note, I did not see these trojan ads, but I guess the ads are featured near peeps that would actually use them:I only se Depends, Ben gay and Boniva,, great!!!, arthritis, old, sore,achy joints and incontinence!! Guess you have me pegged!! LOL!

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SMALLERMELORIE 1/13/2011 7:49AM

    I always appreciate the help here. I also appreciate that when there is a problem with the advertisers, Spark always steps up and solves it. Like the problem with Acai Berry.

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DESERTDREAMERS 1/13/2011 6:34AM

    It's been a long while, but I remember seeing some ads for places that I refer to as "Bimbos-Are-Us" - Spark People responded to complaints and removed them. Overall, I think the site does a fantastic job of keeping it clean!

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GLITTERGIRL69 1/13/2011 3:49AM

    Although it happened a while ago I was unaware of this, but it is so great that you cared enough to take care of it A.S.A.P.

Thanks again

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GIVEUP30 1/13/2011 12:40AM

    So far they aren't in my way... emoticon

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JIBBIE49 1/13/2011 12:26AM

    I've been here for over 3 years and I don't even notice the Ads. I have nothing against the practice of safe sex, since I worked as a nurse and I saw what health issues people have when they don't.

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AAALADY1970 1/4/2011 7:48PM

    I saw them. I while I advocate safe sex, i didn't like seeing the advertisment everytime I logged in. If it would have been for condoms or some other birth control method that wouldn't have bothered me at all. The fact it was for their new "blow your hair back" vibrator 3 pack was a bit much. Thanks!

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KIKIBM 1/4/2011 8:53AM

  Thank you for having a great site. I lost my original log in due to not using the site9myfault not yours) but I am back again still fighting for a better and new me. Thank you for a wonderful site. I appreciate it. And for the subscriber above I'm more offended by Tampon commercials and male enhancement commercials. Get over the conspiracy theory... Tracking people who want to live healthier ?..... Yes what data could be gleamed..... again thank you SparkGUY.....

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MARSHASTAR 1/3/2011 4:09PM

    I haven't been offended by any ads. I'm only offended when I can't log on due to heavy traffic.
This is a FREE TO US site, and I think you should sell ads to any legitimate business.

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STRIDERGIRL 1/3/2011 3:27PM

  Trojan ads promote health and good decisions. Many of the diet ads on the site are downright dangerous and based on NO research. Those are the ads I would like to see removed.

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LOVEDBYGOD25 1/3/2011 8:48AM

    I'm going to agree with the users below, safe sex... well, that's something we should be promoting - right? Conservative right wing or liberal left or whatever else... I think everyone can agree that safe sex is a good thing (even if they don't want to see the ad).

I do find the ads that promise that I will loose the weight in a week, or are other scams to be a problem - but it's a free site, and I know you need ads to continue to make it free, so I simply shy away from those things that I know aren't good for me or my computer. However, not everyone is going to know this...

I appreciate all you do. Thank you for responding so quickly to the concerns of your patrons.

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ANUJAY70 1/3/2011 6:27AM

    I have been a member for a very short while but i have found no offensive ads. Maybe like one of the members posted, i dont see what i dont want to see. But again, this is a free site and you do need advertisements to allow it to function i suppose.
So as long as it doesnt create major problems, I am quite happy to ignore them
This site is great! i love it! Thank you Sparkteam!

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CVEEKS 1/2/2011 11:48PM

    I second the user saying the spam ads are most offensive. I don't want to see another ad telling me I'll loose all the weight in a week or something equally as ridiculous. Get rid of those, and we'll be looking good!

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FIREPHOENIX 1/2/2011 7:57PM

    I'd rather see the ads that are actually scams removed, like the "acai berry diet" & "wrinkle remover secret" that use buyer's credit cards inappropriately. Trojans promoting safe sex is a good thing, in my humble opinion.

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HEATH592 1/2/2011 6:55PM

    I saw the ads, but they really didn't bother me. Now if you would do something about the HGC ads, which promote a very unhealty (500 calories) diet and totally disproven diet method ...

I'd rather see safe sex ads and run the dangerous diet ads off the site.

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FILICKA 1/2/2011 1:35PM

    I don't look at what I don't want to see. Didn't even notice the ads. A shame someone left because they thought the site was "right wing conservative". Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but no one is entitled to enforce theirs on anyone else. Mutual respect. If you don't like it, don't look.

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JANC319 1/2/2011 11:23AM

  You must have jumped right on this... I've never seen an offensive ad. emoticon

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ZENAIMAC 1/2/2011 1:31AM

  I am not offended per se by the appearance of Trojan advertisements. However, I would be somewhat disappointed to find that the content of such ads to have hidden software "tools" embedded to capture and/or track member's system just by logging in to SP.

But I am also confident that SP who philanthropically created such a fundamentally useful website; would review any ad it chooses to allow on the SP site to check for the ad's correct use and purpose.

From a moral perspective, I suppose some may be offended by seeing a Trojan advertisement. However, SP membership does not occur in a vacuum. I feel it is essential when members in open websites such as SP that we must temper our opinions with weighted reason. With that said, is it wrong to think that as we are all here striving to be slimmer could we possibly also be envisioning our slimmer selves as more desirable sexual beings that just may require "equipment" to help us stay active and safe now that we are enjoying a more generous sex life?

Just a thought.

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DARIADAMMIT 1/1/2011 11:25PM

  'Inappropriate' from TROJAN??? I'm sorry I didn't realize that this was a CONSERVATIVE RIGHT WING site. GIMME A BREAK!!! Bothersome ads would be all those that lead you to Spam sites or products that aren't real.
I guess I'll be leaving.
Shame. This site seemed to help.
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LAFEMMEDELALUNE 1/1/2011 9:27PM

  I'd like to see the graphic disease ads leave the site, if I may say so.
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GING76 1/1/2011 6:11PM

  Thanks for removing that ad. It was on every page you clicked and they were huge ads.

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STRRRETCH23 1/1/2011 10:10AM

    There's nothing offensive about safe sex- except to people who aren't getting enough of it. Oh that was mean, but I'm only kidding.
Although it was odd that I recently purchased that product and then I was seeing ads for it on SP. I thought you guys were spying on me.
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POPEYETHETURTLE 12/31/2010 11:23PM

    So much for me noticing ads.

From comments, now I'm curious what I missed.

I've complained of a couple of ads I found objectionable and the longest it ever took to remove the ad in question was a day and a half. Y'all do a great job, thanks.

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BLOOM49 12/31/2010 11:18AM

    The Trojan ad was not what I expected to see but wasn't offensive. Thanks for removing it but I agree with Russellorama that we are lucky to have such a great - and free - site.

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ELYMWX 12/30/2010 8:31PM

    There were for a while ads that I found more offensive running here in Canada, for the Dr. Bernstein diet system. The fact that they were running here was the straw that broke the camel's back, and made me install an ad blocker.

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RUSSELLORAMA 12/30/2010 8:30PM

    I appreciate SparkPeople's quick attention to member requests. I know every time I have contacted SparkPeople about technical problems, I have received timely and helpful responses.

But I also appreciate the fact that it SparkPeople is FREE and that ad revenue helps keep it that way. As long as the ads don't promote illegal activity or try to take over my browser, I have no problems with any of them. I tend to ignore them anyway (well except for that time that macaroons dominated my page for a couple of days) but I got over it.

We are all bombarded thousands of times a day with advertising messages like Burger King tempting us with pizza burgers during the dinner hour, some guy trying to convince us that a Pos-T-Vac will change your life or some photoshopped woman claiming that she lost 20 pounds in 10 days.

We have to learn how to live in a world full of temptations and distractions, and SparkPeople helps me do so. If the site polices every ad that may offend my sensibilities or yours, then expect an announcement of membership fees very soon.


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REGILOVE 12/30/2010 8:26PM

  Thank you for removing the ad. :) emoticon

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BOOTS1221 12/30/2010 8:21PM

    Maybe if we all had a little more playful (safe!) sex, we'd burn some more calories!!

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No worries about the ads, keep up the great work!!!

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JEWITCH 12/30/2010 7:16PM

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KATHLEEN320 12/30/2010 7:06PM

    The ads were NOT for condoms. And they were explicit and something that couldn't be ignored -- even without clicking on the ad itself.



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CHARLIEHOLMES 12/30/2010 6:53PM

    I'm not offended by condom ads, but I do believe them to be rather inappropriate for this particular website. I don't think anyone is here in search of sexual matters or material. Heaven knows, there are more than enough other sites out there for that. If an advertisement doesn't promote healthy living, then- IMHO - it doesn't belong on Spark.

God bless you & keep it SPARKY! (Yeah, that was pretty cheesy, but it's what came to mind.. Sue me. emoticon )

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MOM2KATNISS 12/30/2010 6:46PM

    wow, i wasn't offended. now I feel like I should've been! ;)


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NEVERORNOW 12/30/2010 6:27PM

    Thank you for removing them. I did, unlike many others who've posted here, find them offensive.

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KATHYJUNE14 12/30/2010 6:23PM

    thanks for removing the ad; not appropriate; nor are the food ads

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CREEPINGJENNIE 12/30/2010 6:05PM

    I did not find the condom ads offensive, but I do find the Groupon ads offensive. I do not need photos of cupcakes and hamburgers tempting me as I use this site to maintain a healthy weight.

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SAPPHIRE99 12/30/2010 5:51PM

    I wasn't offended by those ads, but I do get slightly concerned about all the cupcake and burger ads I keep getting from groupon. Great way to promote healthy eating...

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 12/30/2010 5:36PM

    I was not offended as should we not be promoting safe sex

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FREDDIE_13 12/30/2010 5:29PM

    I am MUCH more offended by food ads. Leave the promotion of safe sex and healthy sex. After all, sex is normal. Bad food is not.

Edit: for those who may not recall what Trojan is, Trojan are CONDOMS, not DILDOS or Vibrators. But I am sure you can Spark websearch some sites for those.

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PIEGRRL 12/30/2010 4:39PM

    I wasn't offended! I thought it was great! I actually hadn't noticed the ad, but clicked it accidentally (that's what they all say, right?) and after my initial surprise, I thought it was quite funny!

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RARANM 12/30/2010 4:15PM

    I didn't see condom ads from Trojan. I saw ads for their vibrator. It's taken care of so oh well.

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CHRISTINECAN 12/30/2010 4:10PM

    I agree with the majority. How did condoms get to be offensive when they are one of the most important ways that people can stay healthy?

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OREGONFAERIE 12/30/2010 4:03PM

    Please, don't assume that the majority is offended by condom ads. You may have received some complaints but many people don't think there is anything at all inappropriate about condom ads - it's only common sense -when did that become inappropriate? This is the 21st century, after all. I think the truly inappropriate ads are the ones that appeal to a person's sense of low self-esteem to sell a product, especially children.

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TIGGYWINKLE1 12/30/2010 3:51PM

    Condoms are part of life as are other ads. You can choose to look at them or not. At least SparkPeople do not have ads for diet pills, diet programs (this is the best and only) nor does it have ads for fattening products which I am grateful for - all for being able to have this fantastic tool at hand and free too? Keep up the fantastic work SparkGuy and (off topic) thanks for the new Spark book. emoticon

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LADY_KATHY 12/30/2010 3:44PM

    THANKS

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FUTUREHOPE49 12/30/2010 3:40PM

    I just ignored the advert! It was not offensive to me! But thank you for caring!
Ellen

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HIP-MOM 12/30/2010 3:38PM

    I wasn't offended. A lot of people must have only seen a condom ad, but I saw and was questioned by my 9 year old daughter about the trojon vibrations ad. I just told her it was for adults and everything was fine. Then today I saw it was replaced by a vaginal cream ad. LOL!

Regardless, the ads keep this fabulous site free and I just classify it as 'personal care' and 'healthy living'. :) I'd much rather see these ads than the unhealthy diet miracles and bogus work from home ads any day of the week.

Compared to what I see out in public, tv and other internet sites, this is by far the most minor and unoffensive.

Cheers!

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SparkPeople Calendar Now on Sale!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010




Great news! SparkPeople's motivational calendars are back in the SparkPeople Store! Better news! The 2011 Day at a Glance Motivational Calendar is now on sale!
SparkPeople Day at a Glance Calendar NOW ON SALE: $8.50
A recent study has shown that when people received motivational emails with pictures of people exercising, they increased their gym time by 54%.

When you can't get to the computer, our daily tear-away calendar is the next best thing. It's full of fitness and nutrition tips, healthy recipes, motivational quotes, and goal-setting ideas. Put it on your desk, in your kitchen—anywhere you spend time—so that your healthy lifestyle is at the forefront of your mind when you start your day.

Keep the pages that you like the most, or tear them off to share with others!
Get yours while supplies last!

TIP: I like to reuse each calendar page as note paper to keep the motivation going!

SparkPeople's calendars make great gifts and allow you to Spread the Spark to your friends and loved ones at the same time. Learn more about these and other products at www.SparkPeopleStore.com.

Cheers!

  
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RNEW55 2/18/2011 2:45PM

    I really wanted to buy this, but I just can't bring myself to spend the shipping. :(

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DRMOM7 1/26/2011 9:28PM

    Got my calendar today. It is on my desk so - no snacking at work! I have my calendar to remind me of my goals! :)

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 1/26/2011 1:01PM

    Thank you.

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BIONICMONARCH 1/21/2011 12:14PM

    WOOHOO!

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DFROMTX 1/21/2011 7:25AM

    I was ready to order this until I saw the shipping cost. It is almost as much as the calendar. Why? Did not order for this reason.


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NLS2013 12/31/2010 12:50PM

    The shipping is pretty steep....

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MISSILENE 12/31/2010 8:46AM

    I would love to buy calender but the shipping is so high.

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ABB698 12/30/2010 1:05PM

    Ordered mine the other day and just got the email it's in transit! emoticon
Am gonna save the Spark messages and laminate them and post them everywhere for inspiration always!
Also ordered my shirt and my keychain, so I will visibly always have the Spark with me!
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PRAYINGSUZIE 12/29/2010 10:26PM

    Thanks for the info!!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 12/29/2010 6:24PM

    Good idea.. Thanks!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 12/28/2010 11:14PM

    Sounds like a wonderful calendar, and a great gift !

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ECHOBLUE1 12/28/2010 6:45PM

    This will be great. Happy New Year!!!!

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REMUS55 12/28/2010 6:29PM

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TEDYBEAR2838 12/28/2010 6:13PM

    Sounds great. I'll check it out

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CINDHOLM 12/28/2010 6:11PM

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 12/28/2010 5:21PM

    Thanks for the update!

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MEANCARLEEN 12/28/2010 5:03PM

    I got my at a glance Calendar 3 weeks ago emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 12/28/2010 4:56PM

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CRIMSCOUT 12/28/2010 4:19PM

    Most Excellent...a great idea!

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MRDPOLING 12/28/2010 3:25PM

    Cool!

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DJS-DEBBIE 12/28/2010 3:24PM

    I got the Day at a Glance calendar - loved mine from this past year. Also got the larger motivational calendar. This is my year!

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DEANNROSP 12/28/2010 2:37PM

    Sounds great!

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