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MARYJOANNA's Photo MARYJOANNA Posts: 22,637
7/1/21 8:47 A

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They will be closing in August so it is felt nothing new need be added. Unfortunate, however!



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5/17/21 1:39 P

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Hello all. Please bear with us as our small team is busy working on some major projects. Updated articles, etc. are all being taken into consideration. In the meantime, I can only request that you notify me when you find anything that is actually incorrect. I will do my best to get things corrected in those cases; but, any system or process changes (like some have requested to how featured members and blogs are requested) will be on hold for a bit longer.

Thank you for being such loyal SparkPeople members!

~ Merle

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5/16/21 4:18 P

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I love Spark and read the articles although it does seem that many are old. With the major changes in our world over the last year, seems that there could be a lot more timely articles.

One of my pet peeves is featuring Sparker's who've lost weight and when you go to their page you see nothing new in years!!! Maybe time to reach out to members and get some new success stories.

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BLESSED2BEME's Photo BLESSED2BEME Posts: 13,104
5/16/21 11:42 A

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Well said and exactly how I feel too SCOUTFINCH18. I've been here a long time too and SP has really kept me going and done wonders for my mental health but everything you said echos exactly what I think as well. Thanks for weighing in! Maybe if enough of us share our thoughts about this, something will change. Even the page with the features members' pages needs a re-work. Some of those people have not been active on spark for years.

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SCOUTFINCH18's Photo SCOUTFINCH18 Posts: 42
5/16/21 6:51 A

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SP has kept me going for the past ten years. Unfortunately, I find the articles less and less valuable and definitely not current, particularly the daily email. Isn't anyone monitoring that content? I am always shocked to see that an article is based on a study that is more than 12 years old.
And while I understand that the featured member blog is based on votes, perhaps it is time for SP to consider another method of selecting something that will attract a different demographic? Members who are interested in that repetitive content could continue to have their own private conversation, which is what it is, about a limited lifestyle. Nothing dynamic or inspiring or motivating there to those of us who are living in a very different world.



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AKA_TROUBLE's Photo AKA_TROUBLE Posts: 13,300
5/5/21 7:23 A

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I find it annoying that the "What's New" has not been updated in well over 2 months. I am tired of reading the same articles over and over.

The site is rapidly becoming outdated with the info in the trivia as well. There are way too many questions that have incorrect answers based on newer research than when they were written.

This all makes it seem like SP is just fading away.

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SPARK_MERLE's Photo SPARK_MERLE Posts: 12,052
4/28/21 10:28 A

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Thanks for your comments, LIVINHEALTHY9.

When you find an article with bad links, you can send that to me or email to support@sparkpeople.com and I will try to get them fixed.

~ Merle

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4/28/21 8:33 A

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I love SP but I agree that some of the content needs to be updated. It seems like a lot of articles are well over 10 years old with outdated info and links that no longer work.
It would be nice to have a variety of different Sparkers for the featured blog of the day. Maybe change it up a little to include other members who have a weight loss or inspirational story to tell. Anyway, just a suggestion.

Thanks!



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SPARK_MERLE's Photo SPARK_MERLE Posts: 12,052
4/27/21 11:01 P

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Hi,

Thanks for your feedback! Our staff has been hard at work on some other projects recently, but there is still an extensive library of content to help you along your healthy living journey. I will let Spark Guy know that you miss his blogs.

About the featured blogs: nothing has changed recently in how those are picked. It is based on how many members vote for a blog, so when you read one you like, be sure to vote for it.

Thanks for asking.

~ Merle

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4/27/21 4:18 P

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There doesn't seem to be any new content or articles on spark since January. We have not heard from Spark Guy in a long time either. Am I missing something or is Sparkpeople starting to fade away? I see the same sparkers as featured blogs almost daily now as well. I don't use the app on my phone so I'm old school with the 'desktop' webpage so may be missing whatever might be new going on to 'spark' us.

Trish

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