Quitting SparkPeople

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I've been using SP off and on since 2006. Lately I've been inundated with advertisements for something I could never use. It's on the top banner it's on the skyscraper to the side. Plastered everywhere. Normally, I'd just call it a mistargeted ad, but I find it really bothersome because of it's content.

When I e-mailed support the answer I got was essentially "Sorry, but we can't stop you from seeing that particular ad." (It was a legitimate ad).

Sorry but if the only way to not have to look at it over and over again every day is to install an ad blocker or quit SparkPeople, then I will just have to quit.

Best luck to everyone and I hope the ads aren't kicking you in the gut every day.
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    Sorry to see you go, Best of luck to you in the future, emoticon

    I fully understand the add thing, it is annoying.

    Take care. emoticon

    2803 days ago
  • KITT52
    good luck....I do agree the ads have gotten out of hand....

    2803 days ago
  • SNS1968
    2804 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/27/2013 7:35:44 AM
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    Sorry you're leaving SP. Best of luck to you.
    2804 days ago
    I'm newer to Spark and usually can put up with the ads. However, recently, when on Spark I heard the sound of ads just by opening a page, and the only way to get rid of the sound was to go to the bottom of that page and turn off the ad. It happened about six times one night. That was really annoying. I wrote to the Spark guy about it. Good luck to you, Glenn
    2804 days ago
  • DIANE7786
    I don't mind the ads because they keep the site free. Frequently deleting my cookies and browsing history reduces the number of ads. Right now my screen has just one ad, a banner for Mayo Clinic's Healthy Living Program. It looks interesting. I probably wouldn't have known about it if it wasn't on Sparks. I hope you find a good alternative to help you with your weight loss and health goals.
    2804 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/27/2013 3:38:33 AM
    Sorry to hear you are upset & deciding to leave ..I hope you wiill remain with the group.. emoticon
    2804 days ago
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