Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Inappropriate Use of Images in Roleplays

It has come to our attention that there are users creating and participating in inappropriate roleplays on Polyvore that involve unauthorized use of personal photos or copyrighted images.

We are going to be taking a more aggressive role in monitoring roleplay behavior and will suspend accounts that do not comply with Polyvore's guidelines. Please always respect the integrity and privacy of other people.

If you have sets that contain copyrighted images or violate other rules, please remove them now. If you come across inappropriate roleplay groups, please report them to us by clicking the "Flag as inappropriate" link on the group page.

We want Polyvore to be a fun, friendly and creative environment, so please take a moment to review our community guidelines which clearly state:

When using Polyvore, you should:

  • Have fun! :)
  • Be creative and original
  • Share your sense of style and your artistic talent
  • Give people constructive feedback -- if you don't have anything nice or helpful to say, then don't say anything at all
  • Respect other people's views and beliefs

When using Polyvore, you should NOT:

  • Do NOT create adult content. No pornography, full frontal nudity, or sexually explicit language.
  • Do NOT promote violence or use hateful speech. No racist sets or comments.
  • Do NOT bully, harass, abuse, stalk, or threaten other people. No sets that are mean to other people.
  • Do NOT copy other people's sets and pretend they are yours.
  • Do NOT upload photos of other people without their permission.
  • Do NOT upload photos of yourself unless you are okay with other people using those photos. All items on Polyvore are considered public, meaning anybody else is free to use them. If you're not comfortable with this, then please don't upload your private pictures in the first place.
  • Do NOT create or upload content that infringes on any copyright, trademark, or patent.
  • Do NOT break any laws or participate in any illegal activities.
  • Do NOT use profanity in your sets, comments, or messages.
  • Do NOT send chain mail or spam in messages or comments.
  • Do NOT create or participate in violent, sexual or otherwise inappropriate roleplays.

310 comments:

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Taylor said...

like what kind of pics and i agree

Sugarette ♥ said...

I agree 1OO% !

Anonymous said...

So no more uploading site models?

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU POLYVORE! so glad you're taking action with this!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the information!! i don't believe anyone i know uses inappropriate images in role plays, but thank you anyways!!

Anonymous said...

THANKYOU! Thanks soo much for posting this! I have come across numerous roleplays and groups content. I think this will help end that!

Thank You!

Simran said...

Thank you Polyvore,for making this announcement! I have a couple Polyvore accounts,1 for Roleplay and one for fashion. In both accounts especially Roleplay there have been really irrelevant pictures. Thank you for caring.
Sincerely,
Simran

Anonymous said...

ok!
don't worry!!!

Anonymous said...

if you make a set and its got a picture on there, do you still have to take it off if it says "picture of blablabla made by blablabla"? i'm just wondering because i made a set once and there was a picture on it and this other person on polyvore said " please give credit to blablabla" and i did, so i am wondering if i have to take it off?

Anonymous said...

i totally agree! i have seen SO many people using someones personal pictures and saying it is their own. and i have seen SO many copyrighted sets! some people on polyvore are only here for the roleplay to to 'become pregnant' which isnt right:/

Anonymous said...

Hello, I have a question! I do not use the clipper, I only use the images already present in the polyvore archive . How can I know if some images that I have used belong to this protect category? I do not want to infringe copyright but if the person who uploaded the image has not specified the details, how do I know if it is authorized to do so?
Thanks a lot ...

Megann said...

I never understood why people put sets with pictures of sex. I find it rather rude and distasteful.

Anonymous said...

I have a question. What do you mean by "inapropriate roleplays"? ones with...bad things? Bad words? Same with the sets.
Thanks,
HotStuff67

365 Days of KK said...

Can you please explain what a "roleplay" is?? I've never heard this term on Polyvore before. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being more aware of this. But I have a question. How do you know if an image is copyrighted or not?

Anonymous said...

FINALLY!!!! Someone has been using my photos for roleplay...and my friend's photos...and it's soooo annoying...thank you :D

Kar said...

THANK YOU!!!!! I really hate all the spam mail and chain mail going around.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Polyvore!!!

PaintHead said...

OH YAY, wow thanks for this, people have been using children's pictures that do not belong to them, i mean i know once u upload something at times writing "DO NOT USE" is pointless because people will use it anyways, that is where the problem is as well, but yeah i think people should think twice before Role playing.

Anonymous said...

I don't do roleplay so that doesn't really afect me. BUT I do think that you should give warning before you pull a set with something copyrighted in it.

:D

Anonymous said...

fonts.com no longer allows polyvore clipper. can polyvore add label gun regular font to its choice of text please.

its.called.[obsession<3] said...

thank you polyvore!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I will promise to find the rules of Polyvore. I really do promise.

Ɗέϛί Ɗϭℓℓ™ said...

I don't understand... what does that mean, what sorts of roleplays? Well, I guess if I don't understand, it doesn't involve me!

Anonymous said...

Hello, I have a question. Does that mean that any story with site-models as pictures have to be deleted? PLEASE answer ASAP. I don't want to be banned. My name is Iheartyou ♥

Anonymous said...

Im confused..Why are you just talking about roleplay sets..?
And what exactly is a 'roleplay'?

Anonymous said...

is this on all of the memmbers home page

Anonymous said...

These are great rules, although don't think you should have addressed JUST roleplays.

Anonymous said...

omg i saw so many pics of little kids! its very disturbing!!!!!!!!!
i reported them all, I'm glad they are aware!

gino simar said...

There is no ways to use the clipper,how come?
nothing works with this,
even my own material, i'm a professional artist, so.
if you can do something for me,
please let me know. OH, I love this
site. tkank's to all of you.

gino simar

Anonymous said...

still not sure if i totally understand what you mean by role play...I really hope I haven't broken this rule...i try only to use items that allow me to upload, but some stuff i have found in places i'm not completely certain about. yikes!!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't understand . . . How do we know??

Anonymous said...

thank you polyvore! there used to be a time when i could show my little cousins something on the site and not worry about them seeing inappropriate pictures, and now i have to check first. this is a serious issue that needs to be addressed and i am glad you are taking action!

Sara said...

I'm disappointed in how you've handled this, Polyvore. It is your own fault that copyrighted images are on Polyvore. You need to take better control when it comes to making sure that items aren't copyrighted.

I am an artist, and my work has been used on polyvore. Although I realize that no profit is being made off of the collages, it is horrible to see my work being manipulated into something that I don't like.

You've taken the same stance with the roleplay stuff. It is your fault that these images have been in use. These are real kids, with real parents.

I like polyvore. It's a nice escape and I enjoy making fashion sets. I am disgraced by how you are handling this.

You blame the members for something that, a lot of times, they can't control. Start taking the blame yourself.

I suggest that you start using a new clipper. It will take time, but I would recommend that you manually go through different websites and select ones, such as gap.com, that would be used for fashion sources. These would be the only sites that the clipper would work on.

You could also put a form on the polyvore website that users could use to ask for a new website to be added.

Please start doing something now. The images are on your site and being used. Take the responsibility. It is YOUR site. Don't blame your users.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Polyvore!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I resepect and agree with what is being said above. Thank you for keeping polyvore safe and fun!

Cailgirl865 said...

great rules!

Anonymous said...

What is a roleplay?

Maralee Faith Dudley said...

Thank you very much for addressing this issue, though I wish you would have extended it to ALL sets. I've been quite horrified, to be frank, to see some VERY inappropriate images. I do try to report those I come across, but who wants to go looking for such vile pornography? I love Polyvore very much, and was joyed to find it. It is a great site for creativity and creative outlet but I'm afraid in some cases, people are using it as a free porn site.
I would also like to echo the confusion of how to know if images have copyrights. I do hope I haven't participated in any theft of original work. We would appreciate some clarity on the subject.
Thank you for all you do. You've all created a wonderful site! I love it!

Danielle said...

Wait if i roleplay but don't do anything bad like just as a kid with out "nippy" and stuff is that ok?

Anonymous said...

I don't really get what kind of pictures you mean?

Fatou said...

I agree, there are a lot of disturbing roleplays On polyvore saying odd things.
like this
http://www.polyvore.com/crying/set?id=7776542

http://www.polyvore.com/im_so_hor_ny/set?id=7719858

Anonymous said...

i definitely agree with you. i was exploring polyvore yesterday and some of the people on polyvore are using inapropriate pics and roleplays are not turning out well. so i totally agree. thanks for putting out this note, i think its very important.

Adrienne said...

I agree and I would also like to thank Polyvore for taking action. This inappropriate behavior has been going on for some time now, and I appalled that people would post such picture, use horrible language like they do and treat people so badly. I feel that the true 'reason' of Polyvore has been lost amongst all of the Roleplays, CopyCats, Violence and Nudity. I hope that some day it comes back. {The original Polyvore} Thanks Polyvore for watching out for us and taking such notice. I hope that people on here are not just suspended of their account, but terminated of it too. Things like such that have been happening should not be tolerated under any circumstances.

Anonymous said...

I don't really get hte copyright rule does that just mean that is the picture just says "DO NOT USE" or is it something else? I don't want to breake that rule but I don't understand alot of the rules...
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

ok thnx polyvore ilyguz!<3and sorry

Anonymous said...

I've seen some pretty nasty groups and items, and some really........open people on polyvore. Glad you're taking action.

Paige said...

I don't do Roleplays but I do read some and some are kinda wrong.
Thanks for taking action

Anonymous said...

what the heck is a roleplay?

°○кяιssιι○° said...

what kind of photos? someone please PM me and tell me!

°○кяιssιι○°

Anonymous said...

does that mean no more sitemodels?

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! polyvore your soo awesome! thanks for hearing us out :D

nycoco said...

i totally agree!

abby said...

this is what i have been waiting for there is so much crap on sets that dont need to be on sets and it ticks me off it really does im glad you made ethis because we have children on here that dont need to see this

Thank You So Much,
Lily,Tyler,Dylan

Live,Laugh,Love

LPC said...

I don't even know what roleplays are...

Anonymous said...

i agree

Anonymous said...

Agree with you all the way!! Thanks Polyvore!!

♥♥♥ said...

THANK YOU! these are great rules! i always hated those horrible pics of well you know! but anyways... good job Polyvore!

Kaycee said...

i agree completley!

Anonymous said...

OK I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU MEAN AND I AGREE AND ALL THAT EXCEPT HOW DO WE KNO IF ITS COPYRIGHTED? LIKE IF ITS ALREADY ON POLYVORE I DONT WANT TO GET SUSPENDED FOR NOT KNOWING WHAT I DID WRONG. CAN YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN A LITTLE MORE TO ME? THANKS! LIVIN.LOVIN.LAUGHIN.EDWARD

Alicia Chloe Scott-Thompson said...

I'm an eight year old girl. I didn't really know what was goeing on here...until one day someone PMMD me and told me that this site was for 12 and up. There's no bad sets on here! And I don't get it with the pictuars. I know how it feels like to have your pictuars taken and I do'nt want that to happen, so what else can I do to help that? These are mine, and I ca'nt use them in sets unless I clip them.

Gwen said...

Thank you Polyvore! It's disgusting what pics people use and say. Though, I don't think it should be just the roleplays, I think it should apply to all the sets.
One questions can we use site models?

Anonymous said...

Does this mean no more use of sitemodels? Sitemodels put their pictures up to be used, but...

kynderella ♥ said...

yay!!! :D thank you. . . sooo much. i hate roleplays in general! woohoo! :D
p.s. anyone who*s listening, add me :D http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/profile?id=640935

Allison*** said...

I agree, and I am glad that you took action to this, but when u said "dont use other peoples pics with out their permission," if I upload my pic, and someone doesnt ask, but i am okay with having my pic up but not some 1 else using it, they should ask me first, right? If they dont, they should get a punnishment or susspention.

Anonymous said...

understand and thanks ♥

*Site*Model*Finder* said...

I would like you to clarify if we are still allowed to upload site models or not. As long as images are not copyrighted and people do not claim those pictures FALSELY as pictures of their real life selves, is it fine?

amber said...

Thanks. I've seen a few inappropriate sets, but I didn't comment on theirs. For they would have gotten mad. And by the way, those are some great rules.

rileyo said...

Cool! THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

Cool! THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

Polyvore. Muchas gracias por este maravilloso sitio y las normas... Que roca.
Hablo Espanol, Ingles no.

Anonymous said...

How do we know if we are using copyrighted pictures????

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with all of these things!! I've seen a comment that said something like this: "Take my son's picture off!! You can't use it!" And the other person, who was the maker of the set said, "Well, if you don't want people to use the pic, then don't put it on Polyvore in the first place!" Just like you said! Making this "Inappropriate Use of Images in Roleplays" page helps. Thank you sooooooo much!!!!

Anonymous said...

i agree

Alyssa said...

Do you mean pictures that are tagged "DO NOT USE PLEASE"?

Anonymous said...

So we can't use sitemodels in our sets?

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot

Ashlee said...

Yeah, Some of the Bisexual(Not that i am againist it) sets are inapropriate(i think that is how you spell it) i mean there are little kids well 10 year olds on here i don't think they should be exposed to that kind of world. Some of these other kids are exposed into a world of cussing but i know i do it but when there are little kids near bye Maybe we should just cut back on the cussing. So if anyone cares Please cut back on the pictures None of us Need to see that. -Thanx!

Anonymous said...

I AGREEE!!!!! so true. people leave way to many rude/unnecessary comments, its gotton old fast. And I definitely agree about the inapropriate sets. Thank you!!!!

MAiSii said...

i think this is good polyvore ppl! because heaps of ppl r copiing others and leaving rude comments, which is NOT nice =] 100% i agree on this!!

Anonymous said...

Finally, someone's taking initiative! Thank-you!

Lindsey said...

THANK YOU!!! plyvore needed that so much!!! I've seen more inappropriate pics and comments lately!!! thank you sooooo much!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the information

Anonymous said...

sorry what's a roleplay and how do you know what is copyrighted?

Anonymous said...

did everyone get it on polyvore or was it certin people

earthkid45 said...

excuse me, what's a roleplay?

Baylyn said...

Well this makes me love Polyvore sooooo much more! I am so glad that you guys have the morals and brains to take action against this

Anonymous said...

thankyou so much!!! i find it very offending when people use inappropriate images!!! thankyou

Anonymous said...

good gawd! this place is getting outta control. Thank you!

...starry... said...

how do i know if an image is copyrighted, so i dont use it in my sets or so i dont upload it?

Anonymous said...

This is kinda bogus! So i cant keep a picture of my freaking DEAD CAT as a freaking picture?!?!?!? i hate these rules...kinda

cursequeen said...

i recieve a warning but i didnt upload any image. how i know which object is copyrighted?

Anonymous said...

Um, I don't know what Roleplay is... and how do I know if the pictures I've uploaded are copyrights or not? I don't want to do something bad have my account suspended or deleted

Grace said...

Greast Idea, these rules definately need to be enforced! Tank you :D

Anonymous said...

hey! this sounds great...but is there any way to know if a photo is copywrited or not?

Anonymous said...

Polyvore should be fun and a place to express our creativity! People who participate in these kind of activities on Polyvore should be ashamed and have their account privileges taken away. The rules stated are excellent and everyone should read them. Thanks Polyvore for addressing this issue!

Anonymous said...

I agree 100%. I think that's the best thing to do when your dealing with adult content in Polyvore.

It is better to send an email to the owner of the set FIRST, before you delete any set. Maybe give the owner of the set a few hours to change the adult content photos, and letting them replace it with a new photo.

I really do not know about you people but, I take a long time to make a set yum.... about
3-4 hours it all depends on what set i am doing. =)

Oh, and about the roleplays. About half of these people in Polyvore are kids so you might be a little specific about what roleplay is.

Anyway, its fine by me i agree with both of Poyvore rules. =)

EmilyLiz

m. said...

glad you're finally addressing roleplays...i feel like they've been under the radar for so long, but they're where the real problems almost always lie...although i agree with some of the other commenters that a warning of copyright infringement should be given- most people can't tell what's copyrighted and what isn't.

B R 0 K 3 N said...

This is long overdue. Thank for making these changes =)

Aibjung said...

i agree u all.

Iwonka said...

Thank you soo much.it really bothers me to see inappropriate sets. it is vulgar and wrong. so just thank you! :)♥

Anonymous said...

These really are great rules, although I think you should adress more than just the roleplays and any use of explicit content in general. And I also agree: If you don`t want people to use your pics, don`t upload them! I hate items that say `do not use`.

Anonymous said...

i'm really annoyed by something i've noticed... i like to add music to my sets but recently i've found that sometimes when i go back to older set it plays a different song than i chose...why is that? when i go back into 'edit' the icon for the song i chose is still there & yet it plays another song when you click on it...are certain artists trying to get free advertising or something? IT REALLY TICKS ME OFF!!! how are they doing this? it should be fixed!!

Anonymous said...

I think that moderators of polyvore should make some kind of privacy settings so people could mark their items which they don't want that other people use. This would solve the problem...other stuff about sets are just individual way of expressing the creativity...who is bothered with shouldn't comment or watch that sets...

Anonymous said...

It it so true, i am totally agree and you are so right, hope polyvore will be more pleasant place to show our talents!Dassybella

Anonymous said...

I think that , that is so good that you are inforcing this because , I have seen some pictures that were disturbing and gross and wrong. So , thank you very much and especially for the little girls that are like six and going on here and creating sets and just seeing these pictures that were porbably not even soupose to be seen in their life times.

Jessica said...

Thank you so much for enabling this! I was searching through roleplay pictures and I found sets with people having sex in them. This behaviour is truly not on.

Morgan said...

i agree 100%. i mean there are like not only teenagers using polyvore, but like children that dont need to see inappropriate images. i see A LOT of those kind of images and it is seriously disturbing. :P

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the information

limbania said...

Thank you for the information

Anonymous said...

so are we aloud to uploud site models? i do atories and use pics for clubs on stardoll thats all

Anonymous said...

this is so clear rule and i just think that it is essential.........Do NOT upload photos of yourself unless you are okay with other people using those photos. ..So,these people can not blame us for using their photoes!

Anonymous said...

thnx alot

Anonymous said...

thnx alot

Anonymous said...

I definitely agree! Polyvore team should have stopped it a long time ago, actually. Roleplays are usually meaningless and create wrong rolemodels for teenagers. Polyvore should be a website which is used only for fashion and art.

Ta said...

Oh this is good to do that, because i don't want polyvore to get shot down because of breaking rules. But sometimes i use backgrounds that have already been updated and I'm not sure if it's a right pic to use or not, (not talking about nudity) so I think it would be much better if you warned us before shutting our account down because we would just delete the particular set or replace with other pictures. However I don't think I have any of them but still don't want to risk all my sets. Thank you so much. And it is a great thing you are paying attention to this cause it could have become greater problem for yuor company. I love polyvore <3

Kat said...

does this mean no more site models?

Anonymous said...

how do i know wat pics are the rong ones

thanks 4 takin action

Anonymous said...

Are we not allowed to use site models in our sets then?

-;Amyy said...

I'm so happy that you are taking action about this... THANKYOUPOLYVORE. i did report someone for innapropriate images ages ago and i didn't think you were going to take action but thankyou !!

♥Bella Sweety♥ said...

I agree 100%! Thank you so much for dealing with this to make Polyvore even more awesome! :) I hope this will seriously make an amazing difference in the community of Polyvore. Thanks! :) xoxo

Karla-Marie said...

I think a role play is when you use a picture to inspire the set. Like using Gwen Stefani's picture and then making an outfit that would suit her/ or is her style. I'm pretty sure thats what it means.

What I'm confused about is, how do i know im using the wrong image? how do I know if its copyright?

Thank-you

Anonymous said...

I agree thank's for taking action.

Kittie Sugar said...

i have an idea, it seems to me that the problem is clipper because i think alot of people that use clipper dont fully understand what copyright is and wouldnt know if something is copyrighted or not, so, why not scrap clipper? and bring in an uploader for pictures instead? and also bring in a privacy tool so you can select if you want people to use your uploaded images or not! just an idea :D

DarkSideOfMy_Moon said...

Thank you for remembering that, it is always important in a comunity to respect the rules, and over all other people.
This is a wonderful website and we want it to be sure and legal too! (:

Taylor said...

What kind of pics are people puttin on there site???? but yea I was jw???? and sure I agree.

Megan said...

i agree totally! and if you get an idea based off of someone's set and then say credit to whoever's set that you got ur idea based off of...would that be okay?

Anonymous said...

Does this mean we cant use any sitemodels?

Anonymous said...

I do a lot art sets.
But now I'm worried. How do I know if I use copyright pictures? I don't want to get suspended by not knowing why. Can you please clear this thing up?

In other words, Polyvore is AMAZING!<3

Theresa said...

I agree with the guidelines and rules. I am also wondering. How do we know if the images that we had clipped are appropriate or not? I tried looking at some of the information of the sites but I still do not know if the images that I clipped are appropriate or not. Please explain how. I would like to know so that I can look through my items and delete those that are inappropriate

MADDiE♥;; said...

tHANK Y0U P0LYV0REEE! ♥

Anonymous said...

Soon you won't be able to use any images unless polyvore provides them. I don't know what "rollplay" is but I have used some images in my sets that may be controversial but that's why its art. No one has specifically said that it is offensive and i have only gotten compliments on my sets. These new rules suck. Sorry Polyvore, but it's all downhill from here.

Anonymous said...

i am not exactly sure what a roleplay is but i believe that everything on Polyvore needs to be the best it can be and i am turning 13 today and i know a lot of people who are a lot younger than me who also love Polyvore. it is just not ok for them to see anything inapropriate or disgusting on such a great sight so great job Polyvore in taking better control!! :)

Anonymous said...

This group http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/group.show?id=28408 contains a lot of sexual material, i hope you shut it down.

Anonymous said...

well maybe there should be an age limit on if you can even get on polyvore because some pictures are allowed to be seen by older kids

Lovorka said...

Does this rules apply to soundtracks? Is that why are they changing my soundtracks? If anybody knows anything about that pleas PM me. Thanks

Bound4Heaven Sinner Saved By Grace said...

One of your Polyvore Guidlines reads: "Do NOT create adult content. No pornography, full frontal nudity, or sexually explicit language".....Then why is it that I see the "F" word and other vulgare language on sets, I report them, sometimes twice and I can go back weeks later and they are still there?? Same thing goes for sets that glamorize drugs, guns, other violence and they are reported and still there? I for one want this place to stay a family friendly site!

heather said...

some people i dont know who but keep on changing songs and i always have to go back and change it so if ur doing it please stop..

selenaaleena said...

Mmm-kay

x3

heather said...

i swear some pple keep on changing my songs and its really bugging me so please stop..

Anonymous said...

how do i know if the pictures im using are copyrighted or not?

Anonymous said...

What kinds of pictures should we not have? You mean no more site models?

Anonymous said...

i think u can use them just dont lie about rl pics.

Via --- shes a freak (: said...

Thanks Polyvore! I've noticed lately that there are very much of the things you said NOT to do. I've noticed adult content, not only in RP but in regular sets, also. And copiers are multiplying. Thanks for enforcing these rules!

Anonymous said...

I think people should have a setting so that people can't use the pictures they uploaded, because on my other account, someone kept using my pictures when I kindly asked them not to. Also does this mean no more site models? AND please let us clip from tinypic and photobucket please please please!

Anonymous said...

Oh and also, I wanted to clip a picture for roleplay on my other account, and I asked the mother if I could use it and they said that was totally okay with them. But, I couldn't clip it.

Anonymous said...

ALSO the pictures of Renesmee are okay to use right? Because her mother put up her pictures saying "She looks like Renesmee Cullen!" and the person who uploaded them asked if it was okay to upload. At least thats what I heard, so please don't ban me!

Anonymous said...

i so agree with this

Anonymous said...

thank you polyvore for caring for our safety :)

Anonymous said...

I agree

Anonymous said...

can people still use sight models?

Pauli said...

Do NOT upload photos of other people without their permission.
Do NOT upload photos of yourself unless you are okay with other people using those photos.

Isn't that a little contradictive?

Pauli said...

Do NOT upload photos of other people without their permission.
Do NOT upload photos of yourself unless you are okay with other people using those photos.

Isn't that a little contradictive?

Anonymous said...

i think that is an awsome idea!!! i am not even allow 2 say anything mean or up load pix cause my parents would make me get off!!

caligirlshavemorefun said...

awsome!!!

Anonymous said...

i never use pics anyway, but thnx!!

Anonymous said...

personally i think that little girls like 6-10 years old shouldn't spend time on internet unless it is for school...if it is my kid i would ask myself is it really healthy for a child...it think they should play with other kids not making fashion sets.
About other stuff...for god sake..people mind your own business...if you don't want other people to use your items, pics ect...then don't upload them..or simply delete them...

stellah :) said...

**read, important**
Talking about all polyvore sets in genreal now...

I understand there are younger kids and also people who are more ..uncomfortable about "innapropriate" images and language (sex, nudity, drugs..) but not all of what they dont like is trashy and distasteful.

I know this may sound lame, but think of sets as movies.
If someone saw the movie 'the notebook' and were uncomfortable with the sex in it, they might get upset about it and if it were a set, they might report it. I wouldnt think thats right, because 'the notebook' isnt trashy, distasteful, or innapropriate at all.

Maybe if someone decides to make a set involving love/sex (whether it be a story or image) or whatever might make someone upset, there could be an option to click when you publish it that would show after you publish it -- a warning and option before deciding to view the set.
**Or maybe users could choose an option in their account settings whether or not to be able to view these types of sets.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I have been reading here about people having a big problem with personal photos being used by other Polyvore members. I think to solve this problem is to NOT ALLOW ANY personal photo (PERIOD) by anyone. Polyvore should take more action on these personal photo issues. I believe if you continue letting Polyvore members to use their Personal photos that can get you into trouble. There are many children in Polyvore , most of them down-load there picture with out there parents consent. If I were a parent and i saw a picture of my child in your website I’d be extremely upset. Maybe not take legal action because really you can’t do anything once a picture is posted on the website. But i am 100% sure that many parents will be angry and try to lash out at this website. I know that it is the parent fault for not watching the child but, sometime parent cant always watch their children and some parent will fine other people to blame. SO THE ONLY WAY TO STOP THE PERSONAL PHOTO ISSUE - IS HAVING THE POLYVORE TEAM DELETE ALL PICTURE THAT ARE PERSONAL. I know that several people will be upset with me when they read this message. But the truth is the truth lets all follow the rules that way Ployvore will continue to run for many years to come.
*EmilyLiz

♥Makayla♥ said...

This is dumb! We should be able to use Site Models for are self! Visit my polyvore page my names: ♥Makayla♥

Anonymous said...

I totally agree. But would all of you, that doesn't want people to use your personal photos, PLEASE wright "do not use" or something in their disciption? Cuz i really like pictures with like, a lot of personality but sometimes it's hard to say if someone's bin modeling, or if it actually is a picture from someones birthday that someone probably wouldn't like someone else to use ..
I don't know if you get what i mean, but i tried..? Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Since you are running the site, and administrating it, you are liable for the content that is posted, no matter what your "terms of use" stipulates. I am an owner of a forum where members work has been used without their permission or knowledge and can tell you that word has gone out to the wider professional photographic community, and your site is being monitored and reported to the authorities. We feel very angry, violated and concerned at the behaviour of many of your members, and the threatening emails that they seem to feel it is okay to send to our members. We have posted on all the major photographic forums what is going on at polyvore, and you can expect further action on the part of those that have been violated in this way.

Anonymous said...

Does the music changing to different songs have anything to do with this?

Anonymous said...

What does polyvore mean by roleplay? Is it portraying a famous person in being something they are not, or using a photo of a model and highlighting a issue close to the polyvore creators heart?

Anonymous said...

Bound4Heaven Sinner Saved By Grace
i too have reported the f word in sets, but it stays. I assume that is considered appropriate for anyone who is on polyvore. everyone here should be 13 and above as that is what they agree to when signing up.

when i report very explicit porn that DOES get removed, but full frontal nudity and milder sexual content stays. polyvore seems to draw the line mostly when it comes to male explicit nudity, but most of the female images (even if they are having sex in the photos) stays.

Ticked off! said...

Really Pollyvore? That's all you've got? I think you and your small number of employees should be ashamed of yourself and how your business is ran. Not only is your company allowing images to be uploaded that are copyrighted, but your company is also allowing role playing and horrific things being said about artist's children's photographs (again, are illegally uploaded, changed and modified on your site). I personally think your company should be shut down COMPLETELY! I'm interested to see how the class action lawsuits against your company turns it inside out.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU POLYVORE!!!!!! I've been waiting because ive come across alot of that stuff........ i agree 100%!!!

Lena Lethal said...

Thanks, polyvore!
This is very fair and understandable, and we need it.
But also, you need to enforce more the rule of stealing other peoples sets.
I have messaged you multiple times before about one particular girl who is stealing my original Scene Queen Monthly idea and claiming it is her own, and while this is only one person, I know this is happening a lot more and to a lot of other people. I feel that this is a bigger deal than innapropriate content in RP groups.
Anyways, thank you for this, and the great addition of coloured text. It's much appreciated!

xx Lena Lethal :]

Anonymous said...

ok i understand! but i dont know what pictures are copyrighted!! & i never claim pictures! i dont use sitemodels either!! sorrrry if i used something bad i didnt know & i dont want to be banned! btw this is a good point

Anonymous said...

wait... does that mean no more site models?

Nicole said...

I agree but why are pictures of stuff like HOUSES being deleted? My friend had a pic of a house on here that she used for rp and it got deleted from polyvore and it was a picture of a house. And to all those people out there who say that youshoulnt use pics that say do not use, if you upload them to polyvore, they are for everyone to use. If they are your rl pictures then i agree but if you dont wang people using ur pics, escpecially your rl pictures then dont upload them.

Anonymous said...

please don't shut down polyvore. it would hurt me. i come to this site to express myself when i feel down. without this site...i would be depressed.

Anonymous said...

Can we still use site models?

Anonymous said...

what about celebrities and pictures of site models? because there are TONS of site model pictures, i even cliped some but i dont want to get in trouble because of it!

Anonymous said...

thank you polyvore for informing us about it,even though i didn't break any of the rules u had on.
am gonna have to disagree with sara about getting a new cliper,o shouldn't make the upload about cloths pic only ,bec there's daily singers and actresses images that we wanna use,i think u should for the first period only see everrryy picture that's been clipped then delete every pic that breaks the rule and give a warning

Anonymous said...

Rules.....rules and more rules.Just Great.

Sydney said...

You can't have a roleplay without a little violence. The pics can die, but unless there is some sort of action going on, it's just another neopets.

Carson said...

could you be specific? what do you mean by a roleplay?

The Fashion Freak(on) said...

Thank you Polyvore! This has been a huge issue. I've seen some disgusting roleplays. I really feel bad for the people who have their images stolen. I've never liked the idea of sitemodels, especially people who pretend that they actually are the site model.

Emily said...

Hey Polyvore! Ummmm I agree with y9ou 100%! People have roleplays going around like "Family Life" and stuff like that and it is very inappropriate! I dont think that ppl should be learning about this at such a young age for some of the kids on here.

Anonymous said...

Let me help clarify one thing here. Role Play is normally done with you choosing a picture to represent a character you wish to be, child, teenager the list is endless. You name the character and create an identity for it and interact with other people/characters in a group setting pretending to be someone else. I've seen babies up for "adoption" for the creation of families as one example. In my limited experience (1 year on Polyvore) it is role players who abuse the inappropriate use of others photos in large numbers. They take anyone's photos and claim them for their personal use with a DO NOT USE tag. They have no right in most cases to claim "Jane Doe's" photo on her personal photobucket account as their exclusive usage. one of the many reasons my photobucket accounts are set to PRIVATE, so you can not see or clip my pictures randomly. I do not have the clipper myself because of the copyright issue, a large amount of photos are copyrighted in various ways, and I do not want to contribute personally to their clipping. I am however working with a group to provide copyright safe images for polyvore users to pull photos from and create sets free from wondering if the image is copyrighted or not. Thank you polyvore for addressing this group of people and reminding us once again of the rules. I think we sadly need to be re-reminded once again that if you do not want personal images used, don't put them up!! It should be that simple.

Anonymous said...

WHAT IS A ROLEPLAY?????????????????
WHAT IS A SITE MODEL????????????????????


MANY PEOPLE HAVE ASKED THIS QUESTION!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ANSWER IT ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, yesterday a few inappropriate pictures cought the attention of a member, and she made us now about it, she just wanted to report that some pics were not suitable for the site... apparently the uploader was making a kind of roleplay pretending to adopt childrens or be married.. but like I said the pics were not meant for fashion, art o interior designs, they were pics from an adult site. So we reported it and polyvore staff kindly took care of it.

Polyvore is a great site where we can all have fun, the images we use in our sets are our own responsability even if we didn't uploaded them, we can differentiate right from wrong and those images were way to incorrect for the site purpose.
I often use models images in my sets, pics of flowers or birds, even if I'm involve in a roleplay I try to use images that doesn't offend or threaten the integrity of other members.

I'm sure polyvore will take action on this issue and pay more attention to roleplays so we can keep enjoying this wonderful site.
thanks

Anonymous said...

I had no idea there was even any kind of role play thing on here... ugh! so much I don't know.

AlexaB. said...

Polyvore has probably turned out to be something you never imagined. I think the roleplay is a wonderful thing, to an extent. It lets you express the same way as a fashion set would. A different way in making friends, it really is. I feel that if you cut the roleplay, and site models out you will lose PLENTY of people coming onto this site.

Anonymous said...

This is soooooooooo LAME!
Moderators set your limits-just make privacy option so everyone who is so upset about stealing theirs photos could tag them as private and none else could use them then...it's very easy.
About sex and nudity...it just make me laugh because it is everywhere...kids on myspace, facebook and sites like that could read,watch more worse stuff.

Anonymous said...

i agree that nobody should put inapropriate pics or words it just grosses you out to see all that gross stuff and i agree 100%!!!!

Anonymous said...

i agree that nobody should use inapropriate pics or words it just freaks you out and i agree 100%!!!!

Anonymous said...

100% agree. I don't think that I've done it yet and I'm 100% sure that I'm not going to try to do it.

LaurynBlahnics said...

SOO TRUE...POLYVORE IS DEFF NOT A PLACE OF VIOLATION AND OR ETC. POLYVORE IS SOO PEACEFUL; LETS HELP TO MAKE IT STAY THAT WAY!! LUUUV YALL :P

mely12 said...

thank you POlivore!!!

Anonymous said...

I dont get it... i've got this message>>> Attention! Please read this important note about inappropriate use of images in roleplays>> because i was reported or what?
i know that polyvore deletes all the pics that are not alawed so if i have any of those pics pls delete them cause i am not sure what pics are not alawed!!! :((
I hope i wont get banned :(
But i dont understand why it's clipper for if not for clipping pics from others sites???
And i am sure that are lots of polyvorians that have no clue on what pic it's good and what is bad!
thanx, Mira24!

Anonymous said...

I am very happy you're taking action with this. I agree 100%

Anonymous said...

thanks for taking action!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

thank you polyvore

Anonymous said...

Polyvore Team;;
Does this mean no more site model usages?
Because I believe that would be in violation. Using their personal photos. But then again, thats what you are supposed to use their photos for.
xo sara

Sarah♥ said...

I agree thanks polyvore for taking action. I have a q tho...can we not put site models in our sets anymore? And i also want to say that i strongly dislike role plays so if possible could you make them cut? No more role plays please :)

Anonymous said...

AGGREE 11O% heeh

Anonymous said...

Does this mean we can't use site models?

Anonymous said...

YEA What are those things?????

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