In response to recent issues with inappropriate use of personal photos in roleplays on Polyvore, we have decided to ban clipping from photo sites such as Photobucket, TinyPic, MySpace, and Facebook.
We'd also like to clarify the ground rules for roleplaying on Polyvore. For those of you who have never heard of roleplay before, roleplay is a game where people pretend to be fictional characters. Some Polyvore members use roleplay as a creative source of inspiration of sets. A good example of this is the Big Apple Interns group, where Polyvore members pretend to be interns working in the fashion industry in New York and create outfits for their characters to wear. Some roleplays are set in fictional worlds from TV or books, such as Gossip Girl or Twilight. In general, we are supportive of roleplay because imagination and fantasy are a huge part of what drives fashion and art.
If you choose to engage in roleplay on Polyvore, please pay attention to our community guidelines and remember to follow these simple rules:
No violent or sexual content is permitted on Polyvore.
Polyvore is meant for people of all ages, so please refrain from using any sexual or violent imagery, words, or storylines in your sets. We have a zero tolerance policy for this type of material, so anyone who breaks this rule will have their account banned immediately.
Be respectful of others.
We noticed that some Polyvore members were clipping random people's MySpace pictures or personal blog photos for use in sets. This violates the privacy of others and is not appropriate. Imagine how you'd feel if your photo was being used without your knowledge in ways you weren't comfortable with.
We know that the vast majority of Polyvore members are friendly fashionistas who use the site to showcase their creativity and unique sense of style. You guys are what makes Polyvore tick, and we love you!
Thank you to everyone who has been helping to flag inappropriate groups, members, sets, and items. Please keep it up. The more people who flag an item, the more attention it will get from our team.