Thursday, April 8, 2010

Updates to the Help Page and Community Guidelines

You've got questions and we want to make sure you have the answers! With the launch of our Style Advice feature, we noticed that along with fashion and beauty questions, there were some really great Polyvore-specific questions being asked. Though we had to take them down for being off-topic, we wanted to make sure to provide answers for you. So if you've been wondering how you can change your password or why your sets seem to shrink when you publish them, you can find the answers on our Help page! We've also added a 'Tips' section where some seasoned Polyvore members have graciously offered their personal tips and tricks on some of your most commonly asked questions like how to improve your sets and get more people to join your group. If you have a burning question you're not able to find an answer to, let us know!

We've also recently updated our Community Guidelines. From time to time, we review and edit these guidelines to help clarify what's acceptable on Polyvore and what's not. Please take a moment to look over our code of conduct so that Polyvore remains a fun, happy, safe place to hang out!

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 work, creativity, views and beliefs

When using Polyvore, you should NOT:

* Do NOT create adult content. No pornography, full frontal nudity, adult paraphernalia, or sexually explicit language.
* Do NOT promote violence or use hateful speech.
* Do NOT create content that attacks the race, religion, philosophy or beliefs of others.
* 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 personal photos of other people.
* 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. Tagging your pictures with "Do Not Use" requests won't change that. 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 create sets that clearly promote the usage of illegal drugs.
* Do NOT create content that is about anorexia or bulimia.
* Do NOT send chain mail or spam in messages or comments.
* Do NOT create or participate in violent, sexual or otherwise inappropriate roleplays.
* Do NOT create or participate in roleplays about or related to adoption.

As always, if you come across users, groups, sets or items that violate the rules, you can report them by clicking the Report abuse links the corresponding pages.


Engreida said...

Wow, thanks for quoting me! I am honored :)

allison said...

I'm really happy that you've addressed the fact that items clipped to Polyvore are intended to be available for everyone to use. For the past several months, it seems every other item--and not even personal photos, just random items--said "do not use" or "please credit" or threats of reporting you if you used the item. Really, you think I should credit you for clipping an item from a store? Each item links back to the clipper's profile anyway, so how much credit do you need?

Profanity, however, is alive and well on Polyvore. The F bomb is used often in sets, obviously for shock value, since it has little to do with fashion. And some of these sets are frequently viewed, so it's not as if people aren't seeing them. How many times does an item or set need to be flagged before it is removed?

❤✿PaintHead™ said...

Hi..i can't see poly :( it says "BAd REquest" and can only see ur blog, but not poly????? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Anonymous said...

polyvore keeps coming up as 400 bad request.. is it just my computer or the server..

Artemis Black said...

Kind of random question: why no roleplays about adoption? I've never been involved with RP on the site, but why'd you single out adoption?

I'd appreciate an answer- thankya! :)

Jenny said...

Yeah i am having the same problem as the last commenter, it gives me the message "400 bad request" and it also says "nginx/0.6.32"

Is it something with the server?