Thursday, May 29, 2008

New Groups Features & New Home Page

Today we launched some big improvements to Polyvore. Let us know what you think of the changes by leaving a comment here on the blog.

Groups can now run their own contests! If you're the moderator of a group with 30+ members, you'll see a "Create a contest" option on your group page. Each group can run one contest at a time.



Want to add more moderators to your group? Click the "Moderate" link on your group page and navigate to the Members tab. Click on the picture of the person you want to make a moderator and hit "Make moderator".



Broadcast announcements to your group members. Click the "Make an announcement" link and a special Announcements section will appear on the group page. Only moderators can make announcements.



Notice the new "Home" link at the top of Polyvore? If you're signed in to Polyvore, you'll see that we've created a brand new page that contains your recent activity and some sets we think you might like -- sets created by your contacts, sets your contacts liked, recent sets from your groups, and featured sets.

26 comments:

Michelle said...

I rely on being able to see all of my contacts sets in a series of pages (otherwise I would never be able to keep up with them), so I am extremely disappointed that the home page only shows a few recent contacts sets and does not have a link to all contacts sets.

lulucool said...

oh my god! i was out for a few days and now i came back and see all this new things, at first sign i just LOOOOVE what i see ;))))))))))))))) you are really working on Polyvore hanm? well done crew, well done :)))))

heystephanie.com said...

You guys! When I logged in this morning, I was absolutely ecstatic! I love the new design and all the new features. This is great. I totally im'd all my girlfriends about it. :]

Sydhan said...

How to browse all my contacts' sets?

analiziax said...

I lOoOveee ♥ the new and improved polyvOree!! gR8 jOb =D

aleksa said...

i like it all EXCEPT...i would like to be able to see more of my contacts recent sets? it's helpful if you're gone for a while. i don't like missing things!

emily said...

I guess the only reason I didn't like it at first is because it'll take me a while to get used to. But I'm sure I will, and thanks for all the new features! :)

Sylvan said...

love the new home page! But I would also like to expand all three items (Contact's Sets, Sets my Contacts Liked, Recent Sets from my Groups).

lilpompoms♥ from polyvore said...

I got on this morning and i was like omg!!! it's soooo cool! polyvore crew keep up the good work-also i dont know where to go for a complaint ection so i will just post it here, a lot of people are fro gram bell (i have no idea where that is) so i serched gram bell in the polyvore serch section and i clicked on a set with pictures on it and i got pictures of more than half naked people and there are young kids on this sight who dont need to see things. It was disturbing to me and other people who posted in that.

SadieSue said...

The new design looks really great & I like everything about it EXCEPT not being able to browse my contacts' sets. Please add a link so that we can look at all their sets instead of just the few we can see now.

hujn said...

Thanks to all for the great feedback. We'll add the link to your contacts' sets back soon.

Soulk!d said...

KUDOS on the improvement, me likey :)

Jess Lee said...

We just added a link to your contacts' sets back to the Home page. Thanks for the feedback, keep it coming!

SadieSue said...

Thank you so much for the link to our contacts' sets! I really appreciate you listening - & taking quick action.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh! Since the changes were made, Polyvore won't let me sign in! How do yo expect me to live without Polyvore? Okay, okay, that was a bit over dramatic. But still, I don't know what the problem is. I really want to check out the new features, but it's kinda hard when you can't exactly sign on.

Laura Denae said...

I'd like to be able to send out a mass message to my group not just on the board--because people don't always check back to the group's main page--but into their Polyvore mail. I don't want to spam everyone. I just want to keep track of my group and let them know that I appreciate their work and when new things happen. Awesome changes. I love it.

Anonymous said...

I almost wanted to cry. It's awful. I don't want two pages. I'd rather not see featured sets right on my homepage, that's what explore is for. I guess in general I really don't like the new homepage at all though I'm sure I can adjust over time, but now I have to bounce back and forth from two pages repeatedly. In order to see my drafts and sets and also browse other stuff, I have to go back and forth. And what's the difference between explore and browse? They're like the same thing. I don't like that ugly mess of stuff down the left side of the screen. That's most unpleasant. I do like adding multiple moderators to the groups and the announcements feature. That's kinda nice. Sure would like a tilt/rotate button in editor though and maybe some slightly larger thumbnails in editor/organizer. I have a laptop and my screen is a bit smaller but I practically need a magnifying glass to see what I'm organizing. LOL. What about the item limit? Any change there yet? Also, it would be really cool if when you're in a particular group if right below the thumbnail it had the maker's name. Well, I suppose that's enough complaining. Overall, Polyvore is still the best site ever!!!!!

Arianna said...

Perfect!!! love polyvore every day more thank u for all u do for us polyvore addicted!

HeyBigTrender said...

can you guys please make it possible to view our favourite sets on our home page? they give me inspiration to look back on and its inconvienient to have to go to our profiles and back just to view them! and do we really need to see featured sets? i think its unnescessary--we can go to explore for that!

TecnoGirl2 said...

I love the updates but it kinda freeks me out when i get on the computer on the weekend then go on polyvore and find that everything has changed again! lol.but i have 2 requests for the set maker #1 - a crop feature. #2 - a rotate feature. hope this isnt 2 hard and u consider my request! =) POLYVORE RULES!!!!

Emma Schleife said...

first i thought: what happened? help? i don't get it! but after an hour i LOVED it. it's great that you now see much more new sets on your "home" site. Super, Polyvore!

Anonymous said...

At first I hated the new stuff. But then I realized that's just because I would have to get used to it. Honestly though, I think the new "home" page is rather pointless. The neccessary stuff, recent activity and Contact's sets easilly fit on the profile page. The other stuff is not needed. Now I won't have a reason to check out my contact's awesome profiles or the explore page. There is just to much going on, to many different confusing pages... in my opinion. While I'll have to get used to them, I do love the new group changes, though. The only thing Polyvore needs now is to get rid of the fifty item limit and add some new features to the "create a set" page. So, yes, really the only thing I don't like is that I feel the new Home page is completely unneccesary.

Anonymous said...

theres something wrong with the contest thingy in my group. like i created one and only 2 people joined and now it wont let the others join :( i love the new feature but it dont work

Anonymous said...

While you're so into making changes, why dont you change the stupid rule that only lets us use 50 things in our sets!!!!!!!!!

hujn said...

Can the user who's having trouble with the group contest send a link to the contest to feedback[at]polyvore[dot]com? That'll help us figure out what's wrong with the contest. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

i would like to know how to delete previous contests i've had in my groups so they are no longer visible.