Thursday, September 23, 2010

Enhancements to My Home

It's not everyday you meet people who love style and creativity as much as you do. That's part of why we developed Polyvore -- to help you connect with people whose taste inspires you. That's why the first page you see when you log into Polyvore is My Home, a personalized page of styles from your contacts & groups.

Today we've added some new sections to My Home to help make it easier to connect with your contacts and and see the styles they love:

Contacts' Collections
. Collections are a treasure trove of interesting themed content, like futuristic looks and how to dress like Glee. Lately we've noticed an increase in the number of collections created, so we wanted to make it easier to see your contacts' collections.

Questions from My Contacts. Never miss a request for help from a friend! When your contacts ask a question in the Style Advice section, it'll show up instantly on your My Home page.

Contests. Members tell us they LOVE to participate in contests, and are bummed when they miss the entry deadline or don't know which contests are running. We always make sure to have great contests running with cool prizes from brands like Tommy Hilfiger, YSL, Levi's, and Prabal Gurung.

Contests in My Groups. Group contests are just as important as our site-wide contests, so we've also added a section for you to browse contests from your groups.

In addition to these changes, we've also streamlined the Recent Activity stream to be a bit cleaner, and we've removed the Ideas tab from the editor because it wasn't used very often.

We hope these changes help you connect more deeply with the other creative minds on Polyvore!

If you have feedback or suggestions, please tell us what you think by leaving a comment here on the blog.

UPDATE 9/24/10 10:22AM PST: Based on your feedback, we've added full text comments back into the activity stream.

UPDATE 9/24/11:54AM PST: We've also injected some colors back into your stats icons.

Love,
The Polyvore Team

78 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't like the changes..
It's annoying.

Grace said...

I don't like it. PLEEEEEEAAASEEEE change it back. ♥(;

Anonymous said...

Not sure if it is the recent changes or just my computer throwing a tantrum but about an hour ago (4PM EDT) my Editor quite allowing me to flip or flop images.

Suburbhater

Anonymous said...

I dont like it because i cant see my comments of home like i used to do!!! now i have to open the set to read all the comments! Maybe you can do it like i used to be,the rest of changes are ok.Thank you!

Kaitlin said...

It's a tad bit confusing, because I just had a group make an announcement a few minutes ago, but it says an hour ago.
Do you think you could change that?

Anonymous said...

i HATE THE NEW CHANGES

Olivia said...

I really like the new changes. But I think that there should be some sort of option where you can choose your layout. Like, "Preferences" or something like that. So you can choose what shows up on your homepage and what doesn't. And you can also choose whether or not you see the exact time someone commented, whether or not you can actually see the comment on your homepage, etc.

Kira said...

Although the contests idea is great, some things are just confusing. Streamlining the feed makes it so confusing! I can't tell when a comment was really posted, and it takes me longer to figure out if it was one I had already looked at now that it's grouped by hours and you can't even see the comment itself in the My Home space. And also, with all these add ons, the page is terribly long! It takes forever to load, even though just before all the changes it was quick as can be. The top bar of Polyvore is also annoying. If my mouse breezes over it the slightest, that box comes up with information about the new contest or brand, and I for one think it is insanely annoying. I do love the creativity, but..the old parts seemed much simpler and easier.

Anonymous said...

cool! :D

NotJustAnotherBrickInTheWall said...

You are becoming so chic! I love love love it!!! SO much more organized! <3

Anonymous said...

Are you serious.Instead you try to solve problems that you have made, you make another problem to us. In all those changes have only few thing good, others are seriously wrong and make our time here disgusting. PLEASE BRING BACK OUR COMMENTS, BRING BACK OUR COLORS TO OUR ICONS. THAT IS PROBLEM. YOU ARE TRULY become ridiculous. If you have an understanding and appreciation for our time you will fix that.

Narnizzle [in the hizzle] said...

Awww, I kind of adored the ideas tab. Though I do like the fact that the recent activity is separated by date now.

Anonymous said...

CHANGE IT BACK. D:<

Anonymous said...

WE MISS BEING ABLE TO READ COMMENTS FROM THE HOMEPAGE!!! it's really helpful to see if that's a comment you've already replied to or not, which is especially important to roleplayers. WE ALL MISS IT :(

Anonymous said...

Great changes! Thanks Polyvore!

Anonymous said...

I dont even know why you ask us for our opinion, when you dont care about it. We have told you everything when you start to do this ridiculous changes, but you dont listen our pathetic lamentation.

Anonymous said...

You did not told a word about changes in our comments. Your mistake, but we are those who must tolerate it.

Anonymous said...

I dont like it because i cant see my comments of home like i used to do!!! now i have to open the set to read all the comments! Maybe you can do it like i used to be,the rest of changes are ok.Thank you!

Anonymous said...

These changes are fine, I guess.
What I'm more concerned with, and I've seen many many sets about, are the MISSING COMMENTS on our home page. OMG, YOU GUYS.... PLEASE let us have them. Its completely annoying and bothersome to go back and forth. PLEASE PLEASE!!!!! Can we have a vote or something? Maybe sign a petition?

PLEASE, PLEASE LET US HAVE COMMENTS BACK ON OUR HOME PAGE. I'm begging here...
♥Angie♥

Anonymous said...

Why do you ask us for an opinon when you don't care? If you care you would listen to our suggestions, not change silly things that we DON'T need. Fix things that need fixing.

Anonymous said...

Only god thing is list of contest in our groups in home page, other changes you have made is annoying. PLEASE listen to us and BRING IT BACK. O YES IF YOU "REALLY" WANT TO LISTEN. We losing our precious time here to write you that you are horribly wrong, and we know in advance that is just a "waste of time".

Jamie said...

I really like it! I think it's really modern and adds a more professional feel to the website. I also think it's a lot easier to navigate throughout the site now, and be able to get the full advantages of pv. Love the changes you guys are making!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to make more advancements for Polyvore. It seems like many members don't appreciate this, but I do. THANK YOU!

kelly said...

i don't like this arangement

Anonymous said...

STOP 'FIXING' THINGS THAT AREN'T BROKEN! The new changes are REALLY annoying. Please change it back to where we can see the comments without having to click the set first. :(

Anonymous said...

i hate it!!!!

angelchinky said...

OMG people quit being so whiny.
HOW is having two extra slots at the BOTTOM of your page annoying you/hindering your view in ANY way?please DO enlighten me.

Anonymous said...

why the f*** did you change it? polyvore is like an insecure teenager, always changing her looks.

pirate-vampire!! [: said...

thank you for your ongoing mission to make things easier for us. in time, i'm sure the polyvore community will accept them and realise their practicalities. :D

Christine said...

these people are just stupid. they can't accept change for the life of them. my gawd guys, just CHILL for once! it's not THAT BIG OF A DEAL. if it is, go get your butts off of polyvore and get a real life.

that said, i'm totally cool with all the changes except i do like to see the comments on the home page. i think everyone would agree there. but other than that, i'm cool with the changes you make. thanks for putting so much into this site and putting up with all the whiney little justin bieber rolerplayers -_____-

Anonymous said...

I REALLY dont like the changes!
It looks too cluttered! And its confuing, plus it keeps crashing my computer!
I know your trying to make it nicer/easier but your just creating annoying problems.

And i roleplay alot and the comments thing is now confusing me because i cat see the comments people have made or it says its been made a hour ago but its only like 3 minutes. Which is stupid and annoying.

PLEASE CHANGE IT BACK!

Anonymous said...

Ideas is our editor was great.

Timea K. said...

Hey.
I have problem too. I can't flip and flop items and I can't cut thing's. It's getting on my nerves because I can't make it good. I miss my ``working`` polyvore. Please, fix it guys. Love. <3

Anonymous said...

I HATE IT!

Anonymous said...

I'm SO glad the ideas tab is gone! I never used it and always accidentally clicked on it.

But I don't like the 'cleaned up' version of Recent Activity. I don't like how its all bunched together by the hour.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, just give us back the original My Home. I hate these changes. Give us back reading the comments on My Home and take off that stupid hour thing.

Actually read our opinions once in a while, will ya?

Goodness.

PLEASE. I hate these new changes.

You guys don't even care about our opinions. Do you?

Anonymous said...

I like the changes, thanks a lot. But I would like to be able to read the comments on my sets from my home page like before. I don´t want to go to each set to read the comments every time I sign in, it´s a waste of time. So please, would you be kind enough to change this back? Hope you will pay attention to this suggestion, I know many people thinks like me. By the way, I have also a problem with the flip/flop tool.

Anonymous said...

Can you please, for a least one week, stop making changes to polyvore. You keep changing things that no one really requested and it seems to screw up polyvore even more.

Anonymous said...

i HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE IT! What is wrong with you Polyvore people? CAN'T YOU SEE WE DON'T LIKE IT?!!?!

Anonymous said...

NO NO NO! its TOO confusing! and it takes up too much space!

Anonymous said...

I really like most of the changes, but the thing I don't really like is how we can't see the "Comments" that were actually made until we click on the set. With the way it was before- where we could read it on the home page- it was very convienient and not to mention, much easier. Please change it back! Other than that, great job on the changes to Polyvore!

lovedart said...

Nice! Very Nice!

April said...

Thank you for keeping up this great website! I don't know why people have to be so negative about the changes. :\ Y'all are doing all this work for US -- to enjoy polyvore as much as possible. I think everyone should just be grateful. The saying "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." goes a long way. ;) Thank you!!!

mogget said...

OMG I LOVE THE NEW CHANGES THEY'RE SO RAD ♥♥♥ KEEP IT KOOL POLYVORE YOU GUYZ ROCK MY SOXXX!!!!! <333

CharlottesSpot said...

I think we all must be patient to wait and see if changes will work. In my opinion it's fine, i think changes always help us to improve.

Anonymous said...

You know....for a free site...that is always trying to make things BETTER... you people sure do bitch a lot! For heavens sake. GROW UP! This is FREE! They can do and make any changes they want to! Appreciate the fact that you have this site! If you don't like the changes...LEAVE..there's the door!

Anonymous said...

So you decided to remove the Ideas
Tab from under the CREATE section which was fully functioning and a wonderful and easy way to scroll and see every current contest that was open in your groups. And you replaced it with just 3 contests from your groups which Polyvore selects and places at the bottom of the Home page????? And to view all the rest of the contests open in your groups you have to go and OPEN EACH AND EVERY SINGLE GROUP YOU BELONG TO????? And Polyvore thought this was a good idea because ????????????????????????

jen said...

So I was the only one who used the idea tab in the editor? I miss it because I could see all of the contests my groups were having, and now I can see three, if I bother to go back to the home page and scroll down. I adore my contacts, but I really don't need to see their collections on my home page. And I've been missing the comments on the home page. I've actually been reading them much less and even leaving comments much less. Also , it doesn't seem necessary to change the way the time is displayed on the activity feed when it was more accurate before.

Alexandra said...

"Contests in my Groups" on the home Page is OK, but I only can see 3 contests. I have also used the Ideas tab, and I could see all open contests in my groups, it was easy, you could put the Ideas tab back. PLEASE!
And the comments, of course... this was the most interactive part ...
For the rest, thanks for the improvements!

Flora said...

I really like the contest section, it's so much easy now to check them, without having to go to the explore section or each group.
What I don't like so much is the Recent activity part, it looks a bit confusing and I prefer to see the comments directly.

Anonymous said...

I really dont understand why you make so many changes!!!! we love poly the way it was and we used to it,dont make changes every 2 weeks!!!! because we didnt ask for this changes!!!!make it simple if you want to have people here! Anyway,in the last period are left only a few on this site! :((

Anonymous said...

how many changes you will make on this site???????? i dont understand what you want to do with this site.... make it again as it was a few months ago!

Anonymous said...

WE MISS BEING ABLE TO READ COMMENTS FROM THE HOMEPAGE!!! it's really helpful to see if that's a comment you've already replied to or not, which is especially important to roleplayers. WE ALL MISS IT :(

I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THIS GIRL~!!IS HORRIBLE WHAT YOU DID TO THIS SITE!!

Anonymous said...

BECAUSE OF THIS CHANGES SO MANY GIRLS ARE NOT HERE ANYMORE... :( WHAT OPINION HAVE STAFF ABOUT THAT???YOU DONT CARE ABOUT OUR OPPINIONS!!!!!!

Sascha said...

I used the 'ideas' tab in the editor all the time. It was what gave me the inspiration for most all of my sets. Please put it back in the editor. It is annoying to have to leave the editor to get an 'idea' or to see what contests are running. Please give me back my 'ideas' tab!! I really hate being forced to leave the editor! Also, I don't like all the 'new clutter' added to my 'home' page. I would love to have the option to remove it, say with a plus or minus sign or an option in my profile 'settings' page. More choices and less forcing is good!

Lisa R said...

It's a real pain not being able to see the actual comments in the activity list and seems pointless splitting it by hours. I also don't like that if your set wins in a contest it doesn't tell you which contest it is.

I'd like to see more info on what contests are running but no need to show sets that have been entered, that space could be used to show more contests.

Keira said...

i really don't like it, and other people don't either.. pleaseeee change it back, i'm begging you, there's too many changes on polyvore at once :| (:

Anonymous said...

yeyyyy our comments are back!!!!!!!! thank you polyvore!!!love you!!

Jen said...

Yay for having the comments back on the activity feed. It's nice to be able to feed my ego with a quick glance again. lol. Still don't see the point in lumping the activity together by hour instead of the actual time, which was accurate and let us know more easily when our contacts were online. Maybe I'll adapt, but I'll never get used to the idea tab being gone. And I still miss being able to filter our sets by popularity. It was a fun way for me to look at my older sets that I don't see very often. Change is great, but taking away functions that many of us truly enjoyed and appreciated is frustrating.

Alexandra said...

I come back with my humble request to restore the IDEAS tab in the editor, if possible.
Thank you.

Kaye said...

Hope all gliches can get cleared up soon, ie.flop won't enlarge, etc. But I compliment you on the MY HOME updates! Love it! Keep up the good work and thanks for listening to the majority of positive critics!

martin greta said...
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martin greta said...

Thank you sooooooo much for having the comments back on the activity feed and the colors on the icoons....please give us the actual time back so we can see when our contacts are online ! ! ! ! I have always used the Ideas tab, and I could see all open contests in my groups, it was easy,now it takes ages to browse through my groups to know which contests are running....it's a real pain so PLEASE could you put the Ideas tab back ! ! ! ! !
Regards Greta

Anonymous said...

what about the ideas tab? I loved that tab when i'm having a block about what to make, I can find a fun contest or question to help me along and inspire me! BRING BACK THE IDEA TAB!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

SylviaAst wrote~

Thanks for listening and bringing back the comments on the home page.

Now can you also please bring back the way to sort our sets by date or by popularity and also the Ideas tab which I used constantly.

Fabulous site, but as you have certainly realized by now, no one really likes change unless they initiate it themselves! :))

Anonymous said...

I don't like how the messages
are like messages (1)

it reminds me of twitter and tumblr.

i liked it easier when it was bold.
now if you don't look closely, you can
miss messages if you only quickly glance at the link

could you switch it back?

Emm said...

I rather liked having all the icons one color. It was confusing at first, but it really did look much more sophisticated. I do think there's a little more info on the home page than need be.

Also, could a page be made so I could see all the contests currently running in the groups I've joined? I've been hoping you'd make a feature like that for a long time.

Thanks again for all you do for us picky-Polyvore users! :D

Sunny♥Dream♥Baby

Lisa R said...

YES, comments are back, thanks so much. I actually never used the ideas tab but looking at the comments on here it seems I should have!

Anonymous said...

:( i hate the new changes. don't try and fix something that isn't broken.

Jilbert said...

I was SO upset when my comments quit showing up on my "Home" page ... I just saw that they're back. Thank you!!!!

Anonymous said...

Can you also change the item limit in collections? 100 items is just not enough.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new changes!! I am SO happy with them! I love how the message tab was changed to show the unread messages within parenthesis -- I was waiting for Polyvore to do that! I LOVE the Recent Activity stream and how you added back color/comments!! Thank you so much for all the work you continue to do to make the site better than it already is. I LOVE it so much and your changes are so creative!!

Anonymous said...

One issue, perhaps, with the Idea tab was its name. It should have been called Contests. Then maybe more people would have realized what it was and used it. After all, there are still people who don't use or even realize what the Background tool is for. It sounds like it refers to the background of the set when it actually refers to the background of whichever image you have selected. Also, it would be good if the old blog link returned to the top of the pages.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for bringing the full comments and the colored items back. I think it's great to see my group's contest and my friend's collection on the first page.

Anonymous said...

How can I see browse the contests in my groups? You said there is a feature for this, but I can't find it!! I miss the ideas tab, I used it ALL the time:(

Sascha said...

Thank you so much for bringing back the color to the icons. It's fabulous! I love the comments on the activity stream too. That is fantastic! One more favor to ask though, could you please bring back the 'idea' tab to the editor, so that I don't have to leave the editor to see what contests are running. Short term memory is the bane of my existence! lol I would appreciate it if you could do that. I really depended on that 'idea' tab a lot! THANKS Polyvore. You rock!

Nevi. said...

Since your little 'change' none of my pages have been working. I can't make a set, everybody's profile pages are messed up, and I can't see my groups properly. Thanks.

Darcie Malkin said...

I created a contest and it's not showing up. It's been a couple of days and no one has submited anything.