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Saturday, May 12, 2018

I had hoped to do a long blog to explain my comments earlier in the week. But as usual my plans are not working. Perhaps I’m just being sentimental or maybe I’m getting older but the log and the short is I’m not finding Spark (program not people) as “friendly” anymore. I can’t get things to work (Fitbit link up, adding foods, friend feed). I’m stuck using the app most days as I rarely have access to a computer. And I’ve never been a fan of the app. Basically I’m just having so much frustration here that isn’t proving me a benefit. I love my Spark friends and groups but I can’t even follow those correctly anymore. So I’m not leaving per se. I’m just going to stop being frustrated trying to make the work for me. Maybe I’ll find something else. Maybe I’ll make a go on my own for most of what’s here. I don’t know. I’m still going to try to check in but I can’t even get to my friends blogs. I didn’t even know someone dear to me had surgery. Can’t send or see goodies. All the fun is gone and it makes support and will hard. So, sorry I’m not the buddy I once was. Maybe I’m just phone/app illeriate. Not certain. Know I love you and really do believe in you all. And I’ll be in the fringes checking/seeing what I can. Love ya peeps!!
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    I'm glad you're here and love seeing you around, but you do what works for you!
    1133 days ago
    the phone app suck I agree, but know we are here
    1137 days ago
    Yes, the phone app has some major issues, enough so that I avoid using it, so I completely understand. I am only on SP when I am on my computer either at work or at home.

    But don't you worry one bit. I'll keep in touch even if it's not here!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1137 days ago
    Oh Kitty I so agree on the phone app. Totally and completely USELESS other than adding food. Spark sells a ga~zillion ads because of the numbers of people on the site...it's a shame that they put revenue in front of connection but that's the world we live in! Money, money, money!!! For my closest spark peeps I have their e-mail...that's the way to stay in touch without the hassle of pop ups! Send me yours in a spark mail if you wish and we will chat away my friend! emoticon emoticon
    1137 days ago
    SparkPeople is very good about user feedback. Send them an email & let them know your frustrations with the desk-top version or the app. A lot of problem for me is it taking so long to load all the ads. You can pay a one-time fee & the ads are permanently gone ($29.95). I contacted them about a problem I was having & they answered me in 3 hours with a fix. You can email them at: support@sparkpeople.com

    Hope this helps!! emoticon
    1138 days ago
    I so understand what you mean about the app. The app just plain sucks! The ads on this site without an ad blocker makes the site almost impossible to use on the desktop too.

    We will definitely miss you but we understand! emoticon emoticon
    1138 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    I find the app useful for adding food (I love the scan option) but otherwise pretty much unusable. If you want to keep up w/ friends and teams it seems like the app actively works against you.
    1138 days ago
    I understand your frustration. I finally broke down and paid the one time fee of $20 for the premium Spark. Best $20 I ever spent. Don’t think you’re getting rid of me. We’ll stay in touch via snail mail if necessary emoticon
    1138 days ago
    So sorry for the frustrations. **SIGH**
    1138 days ago
    I totally agree. Not much access to connection or community on the phone app.

    I need a desktop browser with an ad blocker to tolerate this site, and they keep making it less friendly. Ugh.

    Love you, friend.
    1138 days ago
    I'll miss you, but I totally get it!
    1138 days ago
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