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VIRGINIAGIRL's Photo VIRGINIAGIRL Posts: 5,155
3/11/17 8:36 P

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Thanks for asking Proverbs. Still in quite a bit of pain, but at least I will have a full day of antibiotics in tonight so maybe tomorrow will be better.

~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

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3/11/17 8:28 P

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For me, the main issue is the "What's New in My Teams" box. The flags and bonus points were nice, but I didn't really get anything out of them. The "What's New" box was vital for me because I could easily see which threads were active. I only have three teams, and I tend to hang out on only two to three threads in each team, so I used that box constantly. I don't like subscribing to emails because I don't need an email each and every time someone posts something, but I don't want to wait until the end of the day for a digest either.

I feel like the new community thread basically ignores teams, and I think this decision was made as more people use the app and not the website. I used both, and before the update, there was a noticeable difference between the two.

Also, I would have preferred if the new community feed had been integrated with the friend feed. It doesn't make a lot of sense to have both.

As for boosting the team, I'm really not sure. There are technically 7,000+ members of this team, but maybe only 100 regulars? Again, not sure, because I typically only hang out on two to three threads... What I've been doing is going by the timestamp on each thread, but it's not as easy as the old "What's New" box. I guess I'll have to subscribe to emails.

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3/11/17 8:18 P

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Okay, thanks so much, two of the features I did not use a lot was the friend feed,
only once in a while, I more or less went by the emails, etc.

Whats new in my team.....I totally missed out on......Oh, well......if they bring it back
maybe I will learn how to use it.

I do miss my little flags though.......

I appreciate the info. I do appreciate this site so much, and it amazes me that it is free.

Hope you all have a great rest of the weekend.

VirginiaGirl, feeling any better?

Love and prayers,

"Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice." Phil. 4:4


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VIRGINIAGIRL's Photo VIRGINIAGIRL Posts: 5,155
3/11/17 7:15 P

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I'm the same way and I can't figure out at all how to find my teams (namely this one) on the mobile app.

However, I am THANKFUL for this free site and the benefits and joy it has brought me, so I will continue to use it and praise it.

~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

2019 End of Year Challenge! (Goal: 270)
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11/03: 278.8
11/10: 279.8
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RKOTTEK's Photo RKOTTEK Posts: 23,052
3/11/17 6:58 P

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friend feed is still available on your start page on the right-hand side under the "My Community Quick Links" heading
if you go to the "Community" tab at the top of your start page you can find your sparkteams here
people used to like accumulating points and giving points by clicking on a team flag, sending goodies and comments would be a proposed substitute activity.
cheers richard



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3/11/17 6:52 P

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First I'll say that while I'm not fond of the changes, I also respect the fact that this site offers so much for free... yes, there's a paid version, but that isn't really a necessity, the free version is great, so I understand the people who run the site want to maximize their profits and do what they feel will make the page more usable/profitable whatever. Even if the changes were not motivated by profit, but their own personal preferences, that is still understandable, it's not like they changed it to where users have to pay to use it as it is.

That said...

I MISS the flags.

I MISS the "what's new in my team"

I liked the points from the flags, but I also used them as quick links to my favorite teams. Yes, the links are there in the drop down box, but it is a mess of all the many teams I'm on, most I don't pay attention to, so I had my favorite teams (like this one) arranged on my sparkpage so that they showed up at the top of the flag box, making them easy to find.

The what's new in my teams feature was super nice too because I could see at a glance when someone posted new stuff to the teams. Yes, I get the emails, but sometimes replies are made to threads I hadn't been active on, and seeing a new post in it would draw my eye and I'd check it out.

I also preferred the friend feed to the current feed version... the friend feed is still available, but buried and a click link not on the main start page when it opens.

However, I don't 'mind' the new feed. I prefer the other, but it's okay. I just wish they'd put the flags and what's new on my teams features back.

Tami -- Burbank, IL. Central time


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3/11/17 6:29 P

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Okay, Everyone, help this poor old soul to understand some things......AND
discuss what we can do to stay strong as a Team.......

Questions....I am not understanding ALL the changes on Sparks.

I do know the flags are gone......no bonus Team points, which I did find fun, even if
I could only get 1, 2, or 3 at times. :-(

I know that the friend feed has been affected, but it sounds like some are having
trouble finding their teams, etc. because of that, yet I never used that to go to my
teams before......so I might be confused there.

Some reference it is moving more like facebook, I know enough that I don't like that.

Richard, your remark about maybe we should send more goodies and nice
comments to one another, I understand partly but could you elaborate more on that
for someone who is dense, for I thought we should have been doing that before.
And, we can still encourage and boost each other on the threads, right?

So help me learn what we are "most" losing, and what we need to look out for......

Anyone? Everyone? Sorry to be so dense. But, remember, I love you guys and
care about you....so work hard to not hold it against me. :-)



Edited by: PROVERBS3128 at: 4/23/2017 (21:00)
"Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice." Phil. 4:4


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