Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pick Your Permanent User Name!

UPDATE: Some of you have written us asking about the difference between user names, personal domains, and display names. To clarify, your user name and personal domain are both permanent. Your user name is what will be shown across the site and in tags. Your display name, which will appear on your profile page above your icon, can be changed as often as you'd like.

It's time! As we mentioned in our last blog post, we're asking each of you to choose a permanent, unique user name that will also be used for your personal domain name. For example, if you pick the user name “rachel”, you also receive the personal domain “rachel.polyvore.com”.

To get started, log into your account and click on your Profile settings to choose your user name. Here’s what you’ll see:


Select up to 3 names of your choice. To help you out, we suggest names based on your profile information. Remember, your user name must be 4-32 characters long, and can only contain letters a-z, numbers 0-9, and dashes. You can also select a display name that appears on your profile page above your icon. Your display name can be changed as often as you'd like and it can have spaces in it, as well.

Please make sure to choose your user name by August 3rd! If you don’t, we’ll try to create one for you that's close to your existing name. All names will be assigned on August 3rd.

Love,
The Polyvore Team

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Dreams4ever said...

This sucks!! We should be able to change our usernames as much as we want.

Anonymous said...

does this mean we cant change our username (like the name above our icon at out profile) all the time anymore? we have one permanent one? :/ i like the domain idea, im fine with that. but i cant be stuck with one username

Anonymous said...

I clicked on the link and filled it out. After clicking submit I got a "please pick your choices thing". Is it not working yet or does that mean the names are already taken?

Anonymous said...

I just made mine, when I can start using it and tagging people?

Anonymous said...

so, will our "display name" be the name that shows up on our profile, on our sets, and in our groups, etc., like how our usernames now are shown? or are they only on our profile pages?
the domain name is a cool idea.

Anonymous said...

GRR! It can't be a permanent username! I'm so angry! I love being able to have neat symbols and things in my username, and I change it alot!

michelle said...

HEY POLYVORE,
please let us change it like tumblr.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, this is probably the worst thing that's ever happened on polyvore.
I'd rather have that stupid homepage that you accidentally changed it to, where all the sets were on the main polyvore page.
We have to pick a name we can't change at ALL? What if I make is something glee related and then I no longer like glee? What happens then? I'm stuck with it?
I do not think this is fair at all. No one on polyvore likes this change, and I think we would all prefer for it to be the way it was before.

Anonymous said...

I don't think this is a good idea.

Anonymous said...

Sorry,but I really hate this..one of my many joys of poly was to change my name around,it makes us all feel unique and we have a choice of variety.Most of my contacts and I feel like Polyvvore is turning very tumblr like...I really don't like this :/ bring the old poly back?
Much Love.
x

Anonymous said...

i don't like how our usernames have to be permanent, and how they can only be letters, numbers, and dashes. i'm perfectly ok with having permanent urls, but permanent usernames? that takes away part of the fun and expression of polyvore, in my opinion. i know a lot of other users feel the same way, so i think we should still be able to change our usernames at will.

LizzeDarkNinja said...

I think this is stupid! At least give us the special symbols! Ie: ♥ ☼ ♫ ♪

Those symbols give us character! Not all of this site is just normal older woman who don't use those symbols, you know! Us teenagers like defining our usernames with those characters! Please, please keep them!

Anonymous said...

is this just the domain name??? can we keep our usernames like we have now?

Anonymous said...

PLEASE don't do this.... I like changing my username.... What you're doing is stupid... And I know I'm not the only one that thinks this.

Anonymous said...

I hate that this has to be permanent . why can't we have the ability to change it ?

Anonymous said...

we should have the ability to change it every now and then .

Anonymous said...

Um....this is retarded! So not original! This is not twitter, tumblr or Facebook!...it's just dull and boring!

NO CHANGE!!

Anonymous said...

Do we get to change our display name as often as we want?

Anonymous said...

I really don't like this. I like to have spaces in my username!
Please don't make it so we can't have those!

Anonymous said...

This sucks, just to let you know.
Stop trying to be tumblr. -____-

Anonymous said...

NO POLYVORE WE DONT WANT PERMANENT USER NAMES!!

juliasou said...

Hi, I put my three options, and I get a "Update your choices" note. What does this mean? Are my options already taken or what's wrong? Thanks!!

ashleywatson said...

Polyvore, I /hate/ this change. How are we supposed to be original if we have permanent usernames? And we can`t use symbols! What if we like harry potter and want to put a lightning scar! We can`t now!? This is NOT tumblr NOT twitter. WE HATE the changes.

Anonymous said...

why cant we just have permenant urls not usernames.everyones upset that its permanant. lots of people like me change it throughout the year, i think the should at least be able to include hearts and other symbols.

Becky Feels Like Dancin' said...

PLEASE DON'T DO THIS! I LOVE THIS WEBSITE! CHECK OUT THIS SET PLEASE:
http://www.polyvore.com/untitled/set?id=34315575
NOBODY LIKES THIS!!!!!!!! PLEASE DON'T DO THIS!!!!!! if this actually happens, i won't do anything until you change it back because this is the worst decision ever.

Kate said...

But no one wants a permanant name! We don't care about having our own 'personal domain'. We care about Polyvore being one of the only sites to allow you to change your username and personalize it to what you like at that current moment in time.

Zahrah said...

honestly, this is just horrible. NO ONE LIKES THIS POLYVORE. how are we supposed to show our creative minds when you make this permanent? this isn't twitter. it's a fashion website. we want something orginial. at least let us have the symbols. your very upsetting, i might disable mine now.

permenant said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Anonymous said...

This is honestly the stupidest thing ever. Everybody is saying so also. This is a FASHION site. Yes, we talk to each other and all that, but it is still a fashion site.

sophisty said...

This is so exciting to have my very own Polyvore URL! It will be so much easier to send friends to my pages in the future. Thank you for this change!

Anonymous said...

This is a really bad idea. Everyone loves polyvore because we can choose our own usernames. It makes polyvore that much better.

Stella said...

I know us Polyvore members seem to complain about every change, but this is definitely one that no one really favorable towards.
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/polyvoresusernames/signatures
(as you can tell by the number of signatures)
We respect the fact that you reserve the right to do what you would like, considering it is your website, but we would like a say in thing sometimes.
-Stella

Cristal said...

Im sorry but this seems wrong i will change my name soon but This doesnt seem right Some of the other polyvore girls dislike it too.

Anonymous said...

I HATE THIS DON'T MAKE US DO THIS.

Anonymous said...

Pleaseee dont make the usernames permanent!!!!! Pleaseeeeee!!! We dont want to be like FB or twitter or any of them!!!! Pleaseeee

»»♪♫.Performer.@.♥.!!™ said...

I really don't like this. At all. And neither do a lot of people but you guys don't listen -___- I say we should all not pick a user name.

Anonymous said...

Leave it the way it was please! This new one sucks.

Anonymous said...

I LIKE THE IDEA OF HAVING DOMAIN NAMES, BUT THEY SHOULDN'T BE PERMANENT. LIKE TUMBLR.

Member of polyvore said...

I don't like this AT ALL
And I think that many people on here agree with me. We all LOVE to change our usernames, it reflects our personalities. I mean, what happens if somebody's user name has to do with a band and then later, they don't like that band? That can be applied to a lot of other things too. Think about that. I love changing my username, it always gets more original every time that I change it. Please let us be able to change it.

Anonymous said...

Could you please let us keep our usernames?????????????????????????????????????????????????? I like being able to change it! I can understand the domain URL and all, but did you people even READ our comments?
Not saying you haven't done so already, but if most of the comments say specific things or no's, then maybe you should listen. Make a poll, see if it comes out the way you expected before August 3rd, and make up your mind. Also, I am bad with change such as this, among other people too. Thank you and READ all the dang comments!!!!!!!!!!! >-<

Shayna said...

Seriously, Polyvore- LISTEN TO US!
The majority of us out there are very unhappy with this idea. Polyvore isn't tumblr and its not Facebook, we admire it and love it because it is so different.
One of the main qualities we love?
CHANGING OUR NAME!
I can't think of something I will want for as long as I plan to be on polyvore, and I'm not going to make a new account overtime I want a new name. PLEASE LISTEN TO US! We don't want domian names, and if you will make us have them, if you insist on copying Tumblr, take a lesson from their book.
You know what they do to avoid people being annoyed?
THEY LET YOU CHANGE YOUR NAME! As long as noone else has that name they let you use it!
WHY DONT YOU DO THAT!
Please.

»»♪♫.Performer.@.♥.!!™ said...

LET'S ALL PROTEST. ANYONE WHO DOESN'T LIKE THIS CHANGE DO NOT PICK A USERNAME.

Anonymous said...

THIS IS AWFUL, POLYVORE!I CAN GO WITH YOUR OTHER CHANGES BUT THIS HAS GONE TOO FAR! WHAT. THE. HECK. STOP PLEASE! EVERYONE HATES IT!

Bailey said...

No one I know is in favor of this. Can you just leave Polyvore how it is currently?

Anonymous said...

I like to have a user name with the cool symbols and the power to change it whenever we want to. Its not unique its stupied and ur taking away our indiviuality. we want the old plolyvore back. Not this dumb new version. We like polyvore because its different from the social networking sites. But your turning it into something its not.

dorian said...

PLEASE make it so that we can change our usernames!
PLEEEASE!!

Anonymous said...

Worst idea ever.
Polyvore is supposed to be a place where we can be creative and express ourselves and part of that is being able to express ourselves through our usernames.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I thoroughly respect your decision to keep symbols out of our usernames, however, a lot of other Polyvorians & I don't think this is fair. I think we should at least get to have semi-colons,apostrophes and *'s in our usernames. Thank you! Yours truly, Olivia Rose,Polyvorian.

Anonymous said...

Virtually every person on polyvore has symbols such as hearts in their usernames. Changing that would just make everyone boring, which defeats the purpose of polyvore being a creative outlet.
Also, we should be allowed to change our names. Majority of polyvorians are teenage girls who aren't used to commitment. Please don't try to change without listening to the input of your members, because without them, this site would be nothing.

Anonymous said...

Love the change :) I think it will be awesome :) thank you polyvore :)

InfiniteFinity said...

I'm usually tolerable about the changes the Polyvore Team makes. But I DO NOT LIKE THIS. I like the choice of being able to change my name. I don't care about tagging, or whatever. Just don't do this permanent thing.

The more changes being made to make this site more desperately popular, the less and less I've been on.

InfiniteFinity said...

I'm usually tolerable about the changes the Polyvore Team makes. But I DO NOT LIKE THIS. I like the choice of being able to change my name. I don't care about tagging, or whatever. Just don't do this permanent thing.

The more changes being made to make this site more desperately popular, the less and less I've been on.

zahrah (: said...

Dear Polyvore,
I have to tell you, I've been on this site for about three years now, and I've loved it. Yes, I was a bit annoyed/irrated at the changes that happened everyone once in a blue moon, but it wasn't something so huge that it changed EVERYTHING. I tolerated as did thousands of other polyvorians. But this. This is the last straw. This is a fashion website. To show your creative side. every single girl/boy/woman/man is different and unique in their own way. our usernames play a HUGE role in that. for example, you could be looking at members and see one that says, harrypotterloverx. it's obvious to what that person likes. harry potter. just as another username could me, ilovebieberx. pretty obvious. this, your permanent username change thing, is not acceptable. we should be able to express our feelings THROUGH our usernames. for example, when a new song comes out on youtube, you want to be able to show that you like that song a lot by changing you name from alex; one less lonely girl to, alex; love you like a love song. it's only natural. by setting this useless rule, your limiting the creativity of not only older women and men, but young teens as well. mostly teenager girls are what the majority of polyvore is. we teen girls change our minds. A LOT. i know i do. limiting our imagination will NOT help anything. we love polyvore because it's ORGINIAL. not because it copies twitter or facebook or tumblr. we love polyvore for polyvore and only polyvore. keep it that way.

Anonymous said...

this is a HORRIBLE idea

Anonymous said...

hey polyvore...we all hate this...change it back

Anonymous said...

No me gusta, Poly Staff. This is sucking the creativity out of our names. Yes, we should have personalized links, but no, we should not have to have one permanent user name.

Anonymous said...

polyvore we hate this very much. cant you see our anger??

briana said...

polyvore- all we wanted was for you to change the 5Oitem limit to like, 1OO. NOT change everything else. we dislike the fact that our usernames/domain urls will be permanent. and basically A L L the polyvorians dislike this. so please do us a favor and let us change our usernames whenever we want. because basically we will start hating our usernames every once in a while.

Anonymous said...

POLYVORE WHAT YOU DOING TO ME?!I CAN'T LIVE LIKE THISSSSSSS

brooke is angry at polyvore said...

i know you guys probably won't care but i love having all the unique symbols in our names!i'm very upset with polyvore.. -___-

Emily said...

NO. this is completely irrelevant.
you're trying to be like tumblr.
and tumblr lets us change our usernames.
please don't do this.
because i like to change my username a lot, depending on what mood i'm in or my favorite song changes.
please don't do this.

Anonymous said...

what is a "display name"?

Anonymous said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Please don't give permanent usernames, I like changing my usernames when I get bored of my old one, please let us change then otherwise polyvore will suck a little bit.

Anonymous said...

please, polyvore! cant we just keep are names as they are & not make them permanent. honestly, no one really likes the new idea & EVERYONE is complaining. all over my homepage, all im seeing are complaints against this new polyvore change. i dont want my own personal URL! i'd rather be able to change my name after a month or something than have my own URL. you're changing into tumblr, polyvore. PLEASE DONT CHANGE!

Anonymous said...

This isn't a good idea & people are now leaving & everyones hating this :/

Anonymous said...

This is crap and I dont like it we need to be unique and not like other social sites were a fashion site not a fucki.ng FACEBOOK this is shi.t and i DONT like it we should be able to be free and not have boring names think about it what if it's a band we dont like that we like right now what are we gonna do be boring with the same out of date crap not fair .,You should really think about things before you post them for people to choose maybe even give us a voting poll before you start something now everyones gonna leave have fun losing members :)

alyssa nicole;) said...

this is completely unnecessary! we should be able to change our usernames whenever we want to and our usernames should be whatever we want them to be! i hope you put what i just said and what all the angry users said into consideration with what you do about this!

Anonymous said...

this is awful! pleeeeaaase don't do this.. i think the usernames we have now show our individuality! please don't change it! /:

Anonymous said...

I honestly really don't want to pick a permanent username. I can never decide what I want my username to be, and I often change my mind or my mood changes. Yes, that may make it confusing to people who follow me or favorite my sets, but I know other people who change their username probably ore than I do mine. And I like using symbols. That was one of my favorite things. I have a current username using phonetic symbols and I'm quite happy with it.
Don't do this polyvore, unless you want a lot of people to be angry. This isn't a smart choice.

Jael Paris said...

I'm thrilled people won't be changing their user names. I can't tell who my friends are because they keep changing. Having one name is pretty standard.

Anonymous said...

this is stupid. why can't we change are usernames when we want to? And funky symbols make it unique. Polyvore, no one likes it when you make unfair changes like this. Just stay the same!

Anonymous said...

This is horrible! Can't you see we like to change it like every day??

¡glittershine! [.i.l.y.m.j.] said...

LEAVE POLYVORE THE WAY IT IS. This is an unnecessary change that is angering the majority of the Polyvore community. We love Polyvore the way it is. This change is just confusing and unfair. We need the freedom of changing our usernames to feel unique and to express our creativity. Polyvore is supposed to be about being unique and showing the community who you are, not sticking to one thing the whole time. That's why we have fashion, to express ourselves. Is Polyvore not a fashion website? Besides, limiting the symbols is unfair to those of us who currently have them. As you can see, in my username I have 4 different symbols, ¡ ! [ and . and those symbols help to define who I am on this site. They also make my username prettier but that's beside the point. :) I spent a long time deciding exactly what symbols I wanted and where, and now all of a sudden they're gone? No, Polyvore. Listen to your users and please, please don't fix what isn't broken!

»»♪♫.Performer.@.♥.!!™ said...

EVERYONE CALM DOWN AND LOOK AT THIS SET. IF YOU'RE CONFUSED, READ THE COMMENTS.
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=34315857

Elf Flame said...

I just want to add a positive comment to all the whining. I think this is a great step to make Polyvore more adult and less like tumblr, because this is an art site, not a photo-posting site. I love Tumblr myself, but I'm glad to see that Polyvore is moving away from the constantly-changing names.

I'm also glad I'll be able to link people to my things and to link to others easier because of this change.

So thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

ok so this is kinda rly dumb and it won't even let me keep my old username... i went to the page to add my user name and it wouldn't let me keep it... and it fits all of the guidelines.... i don't understand!!!

cde1fan

it fits all of the rules!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Look here, Polyvore.
I ADORE this website. I spend AT LEAST half my day on this website. I stood by and let you do changes before.
But this,
This is an ABSOLUTE OUTRAGE.
And I WILL NOT TOLERATE IT.
Picking our own usernames -and being able to change them on a whim- is one of //the best// things that you can do on here, sets excluded.
I LOVE that freedom.
So, it's not fair -or right- to have to pin us with permanent usernames.
NOBODY WANTS IT.
Domains? That's a cool idea, I like it.
But if it means permanent usernames, forget it.
The domain should be something completely separate from our username.
And if it can't be two different things, the answer is simple:
DON'T DO IT.
People change over time, and usernames change, too.
Nobody appreciates this change -none that I can see, anyways.
And tagging?
Honestly, I could care less.
I do that on Facebook.
NOT POLYVORE.
We are unique, epic, awesome-however you want to describe us.
SO DON'T CHANGE IT.
Thanks!
~http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/profile?id=1572971

diana. (see? i put a dot at the end of my name, because i like that. but now i can't do that anymore, because you won't allow dots in the end of my username. this makes me sad. BOO!) said...

right now, i hate you, polyvore, i really do. when in the name of god did we ask for this?! WHEN? we don't want personal domains, we don't want permanent usernames, we don't want major, PERMANENT changes! there are enough permanent changes going on in our real lives, why would you go and force us to change something that represents us? why do you want to limit our creativity? why do you want to take away our freedom of expression? DO YOU EVEN READ THE COMMENTS THAT WE POST? DO YOU EVEN CARE?! BECAUSE IT'S PRETTY OBVIOUS TO ME THAT YOU DON'T.

this should have been put to a vote, because i can assure you that at least 75 percent of the polyvore community HATES this. but hey, it's not like you care or anything. you're just interested in transforming polyvore into tumblr/facebook/twitter. well, good work, you're slowly but surely losing all of your old, important, relevant users.

if this is what you've always wanted, i applaud you. you've succeeded in pissing off THE WHOLE polyvore comunity. now go stand in a corner and think about what you did. you should be a ashamed of yourself.

Bri said...

This is terrible! I hate it!!!

Anonymous said...

don't fix what's not broken, polyvore.

Anonymous said...

Really?
Whats the big deal about us changing our username?
There isn't. Stop trying to be tumblr.
No one likes this idea, so don't do it.

Thanks.

Lila said...

With all due respect, I don't think this is a very good idea. One of my, and many others, favorite thing about Polyvore was that we could change our usernames, and use special characters.
There are many users on this site, some of whom have similar usernames. Without being able to use spaces, special characters, ect., we won't be able to tell some people apart from other. I've seen countless accounts who's usernames are alike, yet I'm able to tell them apart because they use different characters.
Therefore, I think it would be for the best that we do not change things.

Anonymous said...

I don't like this idea at all! Polyvore shouldn't have permanent user names, we should be aloud to change them if we want. Plus, their are too many rules that go along with picking a username, you can't even have spaces! I say polyvore should drop the idea.

Anonymous said...

One of the tnings I really liked about polyvore was that you could change your username as much as you wanted. But now, you're taking that away from us. NOT FAIR MAN!

Anonymous said...

This is really dumb.
I have kept this name
{CнąяCнąя☮♫}
for over a year,
and now I can't have it because of the characters in it???
Why Polyvore?
The really weird homepage was a better idea then this.
No offense but it completely sucks.
Please re-think this :3

efjhdgvrfv said...

Honestly POlyvore dont you think all the hater comments mean that we dont want this to happen people will be ranting on and on about and might not even go on Polyvore anymore what bout that bro yeah this is the stupidest thing ever!

Anonymous said...

Okay, so I know you won't post this on the thing (because you never, ever do-it never gets "accepted" to the blog post for whatever reason) but AT LEAST dumb this down for me:
So, I am completely confused: does the permanency only apply to the domain name? Or does it apply to the "display" name? What is a display name? Can we have symbols in it? Change it as much as we want? The display name is the one above our icon, right?? And then, that means that the username is the one that goes into the url?
Please -even if you don't post this on the blog post, at least send me a message, Polyvore team! I think you sort of owe it to me, to us. It's not fair.
With all due respect:
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/profile?id=1572971

Aspen said...

everyone hates this...I LOVE IT great idea polyvore I LOVE YOU(:

Anonymous said...

NONODY LIKES THIS IDEA!
I refuse to change my username!! Why can't "us" members have a say in this change? I really don't get it.. is Polyvore gonna start being like Facebook? This. is. so. stupid.

Polyvorian said...

Hello, Polyvore Admins! I LOVE your site, but I am NOT and will NEVER be a fan of this new change.. I think I speak for everyone who uses polyvore, but, I change my username according to whatever I like at the time, and also I get tired of my name. I like to use symbols and cool marking things. Why? These changes aren't cool. Please leave it the way it is. Please listen to all the comments on this blog!

- Devoted Polyvorian.

Anonymous said...

I don't like this change at all!!! I love changin' my username nd putting symbols!!! Polyvore you shudd let us vote if we want this or not becuz most of us don't!! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I've only had two usernames throughout my 2/3 years on Polyvore. I love the one I have. I think this is a terribly bad idea...

Anonymous said...

I hate this =/ This is lowering our creativity. I joined Polyvore because of its creativity. Now we cant change names? its not fair =/

Anonymous said...

this is ridiculous! we should be allowed to change it!

Ilana said...

THIS IS AWFUL. HELLO this site is about self expression is it not???? WHY DO YOU GUYS KEEP FIXING WHAT IS NOT BROKEN??? STOP CHANGING THINGS THAT MAKE THIS SITE ENJOYABLE.

Anonymous said...

THIS IS THE STUPIDEST THING EVER!!! KEEP IT! I HATE THIS! I WILL LEAVE POLYVORE IF THIS HAPPENS, DO NOT CHANGE IT! I LIKE HAVING SYMBOLS!!! THIS IS TAKING AWAY OUR ORIGINALITY!

Anonymous said...

I really hate this! This is unfair!

Anonymous said...

Polyvore, you are getting so STUPID! "permanent user names"? really? what is the point of that? we want to be able to change our user names depending on how we feel! what we portray in our sets! this is definitely not original.

Anonymous said...

This is really stupid. I haven't been using Polyvore much over the last few weeks because there's nothing interesting about it anymore, but this is just way too much. I don't think I'll be using Polyvore anymore.

Anonymous said...

I think it's wonderful that you want to improve your website, but I liked Polyvore because it was different from other sites. I think that you are making a mistake in doing this, as many people (such as I) enjoy choosing names based on our mood, interests, and so on. When the above listed variables change, so do our thoughts about our username. I would appreciate it if we could at least have the choice to experience the Polyvore we know and love. There could simply be an "old way" or a "new way" option displayed in account settings, that way everyone is happy? Thank you so much for doing your best to make Polyvore a great place for people who enjoy expressing themselves through art and fashion! I would be grateful if you would at least consider the options stated above. Thank you for listening to my opinion!

Anonymous said...

I don't get it. How do I know if it worked? I sure don't want to be automatically assigned a name.

Anonymous said...

I am not okay with this :| NO ME GUSTA.

Anonymous said...

I think it will be cool to have a URL, But we can't do anything fun with the usernames! It's not fair!

Madison said...

Are you kidding me? Please don't do this. It's stupid. What if your username is related to something you don't like in the future? You can't change it then. Gosh, please don't do this. Polyvore is just fine without it, even better. Please stop with all of these changes. Polyvore doesn't need them. Obviously we all liked the website before, there's so many people on it. You don't need to change things to keep us interested. All the new and crative sets keep us interested.

Anonymous said...

One of my favourite parts of Polyvore is the ability to change your username. Don't change it!

MadAtThisChange said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
So many people don't like this, so why don't you take it away?

Anonymous said...

I tried to select a permanent name but it seems not to be working even when I pick the suggested name.

kurumachan said...

I'm sorry, but I think everyone is right. Permanent user/domain names isn't right. You should be able to change it as much as you like. I cannot tell you how bad of an idea this is. I sincerely believe this is the worst thing that's happened on polyvore. If you're going to do this, at least let us have the chance to change it as much as we like.

Emily said...

Considering that EVERY comment on this post is negative, I would think that logically the Polyvore staff would decide to not go through with this change.
Polyvore, please don't do this to us.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't even work -.-
this is crap...

Anonymous said...

I don't mind the permanent thing but I like my username the way it is, I don't want to change it ):

Ikhlas said...

I'm trying to pick my names. I've filled out all the fields and pressed submit, but it brings me back to the same page. Does this mean its gone through?

mhari said...

No, "everyone" does not hate it. Holy hell, quit whining.

spiritually_freed said...

I REALLY LOVE THE IDEA OF THE PERMANENT DOMAIN NAMES. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT PEOPLE COULD CHOOSE WHETHER THEY GET A NAME, OR STICK WITH THE NUMBER-THINGY?...LIKE THEY DO ON FB??
AND I WAS WONDERING IF BY DASHES, YOU MEAN UNDERSCORES TOO :]] OR IS IT JUST HYPHENS?

Anonymous said...

Apparently sophisty is the only one who bothered to read the blog post.

You can continue to change the names on your profile page all you want. But now you get the opportunity to choose a permanent DOMAIN name. You know, what you see in the address bar. Which is awesome because directing people to your polyvore will be easier now.

Go ahead, click on your profile page. Now look at the address bar. What's it say? Blah, blah, blah, profile?id= and then a bunch of numbers. Not that easy to remember/pass on is it? But what if it read sarabanks.polyvore.com? Much easier.

You can still have all the special symbols and crap in your profile name. And you can change it whenever you want.

Maybe chill with the histrionics until you've thoroughly read and can comprehend the post.

Anonymous said...

I've filled the entire thing out, no mistakes (as far as I know, nothing showed up or anything), and pressed submit, but it keeps taking me back to the same page. Does that mean it worked, or what?!

Nellie said...

I think everyone needs to calm the F down. You can still change your display name so WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL. Every time Polyvore comes up with something you all shoot it down because you don't like change. GET OVER IT.
That being said: Polyvore, what's up? I've put in my choices like three times now and it brings me back to the same page. Does that mean it went through or what? I'd like some confirmation that my choices have gone through because if someone else chooses the name I wanted I will be mighty pissed off. FIX IT.

Anonymous said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOO DON'T DO THIS. THIS IS POOEY. I don't want to have one username the rest of my Polyvore life!!!!! This stinks!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

THIS IS STUPID. Please don't do this. All the new updates are really making me wanna leave. I was just about to fix my username and I can't anymore.

Anonymous said...

err...okay, everybody knows that i'm totally pissed about this, but i tried to act all mature and i tried to make my username permanent. let me be the gazilionth person that tells you this...it doesn't work.

Anonymous said...

I really hate this. I'm sorry but I do. It's like if this happens, our usernames won't be unique anymore.

Anonymous said...

My goodness, why can't you all just keep Polyvore the way it is? Changes that are made should be made by first getting the approval of the thousands of members you have giving you money and making you rich. Take us into account, every time you decide to make one of these stupid changes. We pay for your dinners.

Thanks.

Rachel said...

I'm just curious as to why we apparently can't use funky symbols like lightning bolts or hearts or the x's or anything like that. I don't really care about the rest, but I wanted to do a display name like that and I would like to know why.

Anonymous said...

oh my god polyvore.
i've been one of the few of my contacts who does not blow up with hate everytime you guys make a change, whether it is intentional or accidental, because i'm not a bratty little 14 year old, but these changes you're making are NOT okay. this is completely unfair to all of us. most of this site is teens, you should make the majority happier instead of just trying to make your lives easier. this isn't tumblr or facebook. we keep our polyvore accounts because they're different from everything else. just stop with the stupid, unnecessary changes.

Anonymous said...

can we please use like ♥ those and - and ; and * because it makes it look prettier please?(:

Anonymous said...

I really don't like this idea at all. Polyvore is absolutely perfect the way it is now. PLEASE. Don't change it. And if you are changing it, I think that EVERYTHING should have the option to change. It's not fair. At all.

Anonymous said...

this is SO stupid polyvore! please change it. so now we can't change the username above our icon? wtf polyvore.

Anonymous said...

I really, really hate this. I like my name the way it is!!

Anonymous said...

UGH! What!? I really hate this! I like being able to have the cool text and being able to change it when I want :C I hate how Polyvore keeps changing

Anonymous said...

UGH WHAT THE HECK! I HATE THIS!

Anonymous said...

This isn't right we should be able to freely change the name and add cool symbols :(

Anonymous said...

i like this :) thank youuuu<3

Anonymous said...

Please let us be able to put symbols in our permanant user names like this: ♥
Many polyvorians are unhappy with this and you should delay this permanent name change. It's not fair

Anonymous said...

This new username thing is jacked.

Anonymous said...

Goodness Why? I like things the way they are! :C

Anonymous said...

It's not letting me submit new usernames! I don't like this at all.

j and k said...

For those having trouble selecting a name, trying not using CAPS - it took me a silly amount of figuring out, but you can't have a capital letter in your choices.

Colie said...

This makes me sad. That's something I loved about Polyvore. Plus, my username doesn't work because it had a period and parentheses in it. I never change mine, and wanted to keep it the same. :(

Anonymous said...

GR! IM NOT HAPPY WITH THIS!

Anonymous said...

i'm really not happy with this change. most people aren't. please please please change it back.

Anonymous said...

It's not fair to anyone to limit our creativy in this way. You can't even use capital letters.

Anonymous said...

This is so stupid!!!! I hate how it can only be lowercase letters and only dashes. I like this as my username Crystal.Elizabeth<3 but I cant because I cant use a period, carrot or uppercase letters. I'm ok with the permanent username but at least let us make them fun if we are gonna be stuck with them!! Pwease!!!!

Jill said...

I wish this was an option. This is a fashion site and fashion is ever changing.

Anonymous said...

This sucks, My username expresses what I like at the time. It's part of my creativity. I think this is a horrible idea and you should not go through with it. It's like wearing the same clothes to school for a month.

Anonymous said...

I dont think this is a good idea.
Don't change polyvore, i miss the old one.

Anonymous said...

Please let us be able to change our user name whenever.. personally I can't stick with the same user name forever.. I'm screaming in my head, I really am.

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of a customized username, since it will be easier to search people up. However, I think we should be able to change our URL whenever we want. Is it really necessary to stick to a permanent username? It makes it that much harder to pick a username because you have to think about being committed to it forever.

Anonymous said...

I love Harry Potter and I makes me sad that I would be able to have the lighting bolt symbol on my user name :(

j-j said...

This sucks! really polyvore! some times i really think you should think twice THIS IS A BAD IDEA! i really enjoy changing my username and now i will be stuck with it in 2 weeks?!?!? you really disappointed me!

Anonymous said...

I understand about the *user name*...but the problem I am having is changing my profile picture???? I upload a NEW picture under (browse) but when I click UPDATE...it takes me to my name and tells me that it is not valid?? I am so confused, and I want to change my profile pic whenever I feel like it. WHAT IS GOING ON...!! I have had the same profile name for over a year...I DO NOT want to change it....but the profile pic must GO! Please advise? seriously!! JUDIE

Anonymous said...

NO ONE WANTS THIS TO HAPPEN.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Polyvore should change anything! we don't need personalized urls and we should be able to change our usernames as we wish! also, the reason polyvore has a search bar for members is so we can well, search for members and keep up with everyone! it doesn't make sense to have both, and the new changes are stressing a lot of people out! They are unnecessary changes. We can find our contacts, so we don't need the added confusion.

DianaBanana said...

I chose my username, but it did nothing? I tried to go to xxx.polyvore.come (xxx=chosen username) but it brings me to the Polyvore homepage, did it work?

Anonymous said...

polyvore this isn't a good idea, we all like having our username with ♥ and other doodles, now it's gonna be boring.

Anonymous said...

I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THE DOMAIN,BUT PLEASE DON'T DO THE PERMANENT USERNAME D: I WON'T BE ABLE TO EXPRESS ANYMORE

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of a personal domain a lot but I wish we could change our user name sometimes.

Anonymous said...

We don't want this!!!

♥*daydreamer* ♥ said...

i just tried to choose a display name and it wont let me do this ♥*daydreamer* ♥ why cant we use hearts and stars in our display names? it would make it more exciting. please can we use stars and hearts in our display name! :(

Sofie said...

Nooo.. Don't change! Please don't :((

Sofie said...

Nooo.. Don't change! Please don't :((

Anonymous said...

Everyone acts like the world is going to end. Good grief. It's a user name. I didn't join Polyvore because I could change my user name 50 million times...I joined so I could make sets.

Anonymous said...

This really sucks! We can't put hearts or any cool symbols that we like! It holds us back, we should be able to have our own way of showing our username!

6irly6irl said...

How do we know we picked it? It doesn't provide a confirmation or anything, it just takes me back to the same page. Sucks we can't use a number at the beginning of the name but it still suggests that I can.

RayyyvEEn said...

This Is Beyond Stupid !! We Should Be able To change It Whenever And To whatever We Want ! There's No Way We Can Keep It The Same Forever ! Just Like You Like To Keep Changing Polyvore To "Make It Better ", We Like To Keep Changing Our Username To "Make It Better " !! Ughh Smh !

Anonymous said...

THIS IS SO DUMB!!!!
People love changing their usernames, and being able to use symbols in them aswell.
Your taking half of the fun and creativity from the entire website, and your going to loose sooo many members by doing this.


PLEASE DONT MAKE IT CHANGE!!!!

sarahsaurus said...

I LOVE the ridiculous hate that this change is getting. If you don't like it; leave. The community will be better off without you and your self-centred bitching.

Anonymous said...

The only thing we've wanted to change was the 50 item limit.
Nobody wants polyvore to be the next social network.
It's a fashion site.
Keep it that way.

Anonymous said...

Thats soo unfair!
I want to change my username whenever i want. & i want to put hearts and stuff on my name and signs and stuff i dont just want to put A-Z, 0-9, & dashes! Thats just so unfair!

KRYSTA said...

Please please pleeeeeeeassssssseeeee get rid of it!!!!! nobody likes it!!!

Lisa R said...

I’m not sure it’s working properly, some choices I make that seem to be within your character options are still bringing up the red warning and I thought we could still use other characters within our display names but that doesn’t seem to be the case either.

Also I see from some of your “suggestions” that you have included my surname, just because you have access to this via my email address does not mean it should be used within my user name. If you do create user names for people if they don’t get back to you within the time limit I would suggest NOT using anyone’s surname unless they have given you permission. This is not facebook where you choose which friends and family view your profile, anyone can view your profile on here! Also on that note, please don’t set the “Finding friends” option with a default tick, let people choose that if they want to.

Meagan said...

I'm going to have to agree with many others. The permanent domain doesn't bother me. Permanent user name I just don't like. The thing that bothers me the most is that we can't have special characters. Polyvore is about having your own unique style. How can we do that with regular characters and numbers? I think we should be allowed to use special characters because not using them is very aggravating. It also looks rather boring. This is polyvore not tumblr. If people want tumblr then they make one. They don't come on polyvore to have a tumblr experience.

Anonymous said...

this sucks!!! we want usernames with cool character in it like hearts, suns, point, etc...

Rosie Posie said...

Why do we have to make three choices?

Anonymous said...

being able to have usernames with cool symbols shows our creativity. plain text is boring! from all the changes you have done this is highly the worst!

Anonymous said...

This sucks! I mean I like the domain name thing. But a permanent username? No thanks!

αngєlα.ѕмιℓєѕ♥ said...

this is NOT cool. At all. One of the main reasons why i loved polyvore was because i got to change my username WHENEVER i wanted. I HATE this idea/change. PLEASE don't go on with this.

Lexy said...

this is just ridiculous! we love polyvore the way it is. stop making so many changes! it doesn't need to be so complicated! as you can tell pretty much everyone is pissed about the changes! leave it the way it is! and i know a lot of people are quitting because this is such a waste of time and its very stupid. and no special fonts or symbols or barely dashes?!?! omg, please change it back!!!!! we want the old polyvore, stop making changes!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Seriously, why can't you guys just leave everything alone? We like Polyvore the way it is and clearly none of us like change. Every time you go and change something around, the majority of the users get upset. You should let us choose our own names with whatever characters we want to have in them. This site is about creativity and having PERMANENT names without cool characters isn't creative. Polyvore isn't Tumblr. But trust me, with all of these unfair, unnecessary changes will make everyone switch over to Tumblr or other websites instead. Just leave Polyvore like it is because that's what keeps us coming back every day. That's why people who joined two years ago, like myself, are still here. We come to Polyvore to express ourselves the way we want to, the way we're unable to because of the restrictions of life and now you're putting restrictions on our usernames? That's a big part of our accounts on here. On behalf of everyone, don't go through with this. No one likes the idea. You'll be losing many, many people if and when you do this.

Anonymous said...

Polyvore to be honest this is a really bad idea. lot's of people are thinking of leaving because your changing to much, just try and stay the same for a while instead of changing every 24 hours.

Anonymous said...

You know what, THIS IS FLIPPIN ANNOYING!!! I have chosen my names and then press submit, and the names are stil their as if nothing happend! WTF It's f**kin annoying. Has it been updated or what. When I leave and go back on the page it's like NOTHING HAS HAPPEND! Are the names taken or what? It'd be nice if it ACTUALLY SAID 'TAKEN' OR 'AVAILABLE' Thank you.

Anonymous said...

You know what Polyvore is the best the way it is! It doesn't need to change! It'd SUCK BIG TIME If we had permanent names. We'd be the 'HI ALL OF US HAVE NAMES THAT MAKE US LOOK LIKE PRICKS THANKS FOR NOTICING' GRRR Don't CHANGE IT

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Polyvore for the permanent Domain names.

I never liked people changing their names all the time.
I mean people have the reallife name for all their live and don't complain about getting bored by it.

And that is far more important than the Polyvore name.

I'm also glad I'll be able to link people to my things and to link to others easier because of this change.

So thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

Ugh, I hate this!
The personal domain in fine, but permeant usernames? Really? This is the worst thing ever! Everyones comment is negative. I like having symbols and stuff in my username! That's what makes it unique. Please don't change it!

diana loves that swagger said...

AHHHH
ahhhh see..i understand everything about the domain thing and all that but im mad because we cant use symbols..! i love symbols

Anonymous said...

I also do not agree. I find it unfair I dig the head to find another name because I beauteous flower, but if I do more later flowers.

Anonymous said...

Can we have the symbols and fancy letters back? That was the one of the many things i love about polyvore. PLEASEE!

CALMDOWN said...

Ok Guys, calm down. The username above your icon at your profile DOESN'T CHANGE. That is called your display name. However, you'll get a URL, that is why you have to make choices. Your permanent username works like this: username.polyvore.com

It's ok guys, don't freak out, read the entire thing.

MrsRoryWilliams said...

NO! Why? This isn't good! I WANT IT BACK TO NORMAL! I WANT MY OLD POLYVORE BACK! PLEASE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

iam some what ok with the change. BUT i dont like that we can't use capital letters and symbols for the username! please reconsiter this or add a small change please!!!

Anonymous said...

This is ridiculous! We want to be able to use symbols caps or anything! Why cant you guys just leave polyvore alone it was amazing the way it was. If this keeps up im done with this website.

Anonymous said...

i like it because it will have my username on my polyvore URL!

Anonymous said...

this is an extremely bad idea in my opinion. why is polyvore going through with this if the majority of the users is against it? i cant even get this thing to work! i fill out the boxes that ask for 3 possible usernames, i follow exactly what the instructions say to do & yet it wont let me submit it! & the display name is so confusing. whenever i try to type in my current username for the display page, it just says "invalid username"- i like changing my username according to my life anyway. i thought polyvore was a website made for expressing yourself. well, part of my expression is my username. now im being forced to choose one?

lisa161 said...

Sincerely this sucks.
Most of the polyvorians hate this changes.
Why? Why you don't change other things like the 50 items limit and leave the things that are already ok?!
Change it back please.
If we wanted a website like Facebook or Tumblr, we'd go to those websites. NOT POLYVORE.

Hope you change it back.
LotsOfLove.

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/profile?id=1671600

Anonymous said...

TERRIBLE IDEA.
Why cant you just leave it alone?
EVERYONE likes being able to change their user names, this isnt Facebook, who cares about tagging??
NOT HAPPY WITH THIS CHANGE.

Anonymous said...

no "personal domain" for me. i'll just delete my poly account, and maybe sign that petition. there are way too many bad changes on polyvore.

Anonymous said...

It's really no big deal to me. I don't understand what the big stink is all about. I get so mixed up when people change their names over and over. I think it's a good idea ... Sorry : )

Anonymous said...

I hate this! Im very very very dissapointed in this choice. :(

Anonymous said...

Come on Polyvore this is makin' me mad why don't you just cancel this whole idea we could live without "domain names" nd it's really confusing too! I mean why would we have three names?! Pleaaaase just 4get 'bout this entire idea!!

Anonymous said...

i happen to think the permanent user names and personalized URLs are exciting!! it'll be nice to be able to recognize who people are without names changing all the time -- it can get confusing. yes this site is about creativity and self-expression, but that's what our amazing sets are for! permanent user names are not the end of the world!!!! it's actually really cool :)

Anonymous said...

PLEASE do NOT make this change! I love Polyvore because it is creative and different from other sites like Facebook, Twitter, and tumblr. It is also nice to be able to change our usernames whenever we want, and make them reflect us at the time. Plus, having symbols to use makes it so fun! This is a fashion site, not a social networking site. :P If you go through with this it will be the worst change ever!

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