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5/5/21 5:52 A

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Unfortunatey, the ad blockers don't work for my browser since I have a Kindle tablet. I basically am really good at ignoring the adds.

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 34,315
5/4/21 7:30 P

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You can get "no ads" for free too! Bonus: no ads on ALL sites, not just this one.

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
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"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

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5/4/21 7:12 P

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I was lucky to pay a one time lifetime fee for Spark premium. Was money well spent for me. No ads.



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5/4/21 6:42 P

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I used to get ads for adult dating sites. I am glad that I no longer get those

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5/3/21 7:30 A

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Yes, the ads can be obnoxious. But remember, they keep SP free for those of us who don't want to pay a monthly fee.

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5/3/21 12:41 A

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5/2/21 11:55 P

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I use a browser add-on that blocks ads. It works really well. I also use a script blocker, but that one is tricky because some scripts are necessary. You have to have some knowledge about the good ones and the bad ones. I know a lot of people are against using these, but I just wouldn't use a lot of online things if I didn't have them. Facebook, for instance, is unusable for me in its natural form. I have add-ons that make it palatable. It's not that I don't want to pay for something. It's just that I wouldn't choose to use it at all if the options were pay or deal with super obnoxious ads. So either way, the websites wouldn't get any money from me, if that makes sense. I prefer to support companies in other ways, like buying their merchandise. I have the SP Cookbook and I love it.

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5/2/21 10:24 P

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5/2/21 8:35 P

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"I paid a small amount for Spark Premium a few years ago. It was a one off fee."
"It is $ well spent and it was charged only once! "

It is now $4.99 a month.
Would you both pay that amount now?

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
~ 7 Years in T
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5/2/21 4:42 P

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Paying for no advertisers on your page means headache -free time on SP!
It is $ well spent and it was charged only once!
No, I never trust advertisers!

Edited by: MOMWANTSNOWAIST at: 5/2/2021 (16:43)
In God my heart trusts. ----Proverbs 28:7

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

KNOW that the LORD is GOD.It is HE who made us,And we are HIS;
We are HIS people,
The sheep of HIS pasture.
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5/2/21 4:24 P

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I paid a small amount for Spark Premium a few years ago. It was a one off fee. It makes such a difference. Once you're logged in there are no adverts and the pages load much more quickly.

I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
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5/2/21 10:51 A

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Sadly, you all are right. Thanks for the input.

Rest if you must but do not quit.


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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 34,315
5/2/21 9:08 A

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SparkPeople does not do its own ads (like any other site).
The ads are based on your browsing history; they differ for all of us.
You can eliminate ads if you choose.

"I was disappointed because I thought that if it was a company advertising on SparkPeople then I could trust it. Maybe not? Has anyone else had bad experiences with advertisers on this site?"
Trust???
Personally, I never "trust" ads on any site.
And I chose long ago to block all ads on all sites (pages load quicker; screen less cluttered).

Edited by: LUANN_IN_PA at: 5/2/2021 (09:09)
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
~ 7 Years in T
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5/1/21 4:59 P

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Spark stopped doing its own advertising years ago and uses googleads like everyone else does. If you report an ad they can remove it, but not everyone sees the same ads. Very few places vet their own ads anymore, so you'd be better served to assume that where ever you are is using a third party and not specially curating ads for the their customers.

-google first. ask questions later.

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5/1/21 9:41 A

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I've been a fan of SP for many years now and have always loved how much I can trust the information this site. Today I saw an advertisement for a website that looked interesting. They sell mostly clothes but household items as well. I loved the clothes and saw good reviews on the site for dresses that I wanted to buy. I tried to click on their "About Us" link but I wasn't able to navigate to it to click on it. I looked online for reviews and details of this company that I had never heard of and I found out that it is based in China and is not a reputable company. I was disappointed because I thought that if it was a company advertising on SparkPeople then I could trust it. Maybe not? Has anyone else had bad experiences with advertisers on this site?

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