Friday, September 16, 2011

Bigger Sets, New Activity, New Homepage, Oh My!

UPDATE (9/19/2011): Thanks to everyone who has shared their feedback with us. We've been reading every comment, although we can't always respond directly to everyone. Please check out our latest blog post, where we've addressed some of the top issues.

Bigger Sets, New Activity, New Homepage, Oh My!



Dear Polyvore community,

Today we’re introducing some exciting new changes to Polyvore!

Bigger Sets -- Now 44% larger
Your sets are works of art that deserve to be shown in their full glory. We've upgraded our set images from 500x500 pixels to 600x600 pixels in size.  We think they look even more beautiful now!

Activity page -- Notifications, contests, groups all in one place
The new Activity page is dedicated to all your creation activities.  Your activity notifications, contests, and groups are all in one place for quick & easy access.  Many of you have given us feedback that the old My Home was too cramped, so we gave the activity stream more breathing room and larger images.

Real-time activity notifications -- Never miss an update
Whenever you have new likes, comments or messages, you'll be notified immediately. Watch for the red number icon flashing at the top of the page next to the Activity link.

New Homepage -- Browse sets from your friends
Wondering where your contacts’ sets went? They’re on your new homepage! The new Polyvore homepage is like your very own personalized style magazine, filled with sets and collections from people you’re following. Choose between Stream view (big images) or Grid view (small images). 

To help you navigate through these new changes, check out this FAQ:

Q. Where are my contacts sets?
A. On the homepage. Click on the Polyvore logo or type "polyvore.com" into your browser to get there.

Q. Where are my activity notifications?
A. On the new Activity page. Click on the "Activity" link at the top of the page.

Q. Where are contests?
A. On the new Activity page. Click on the "Activity" link at the top of the page.

Q. What is the "Stream | Grid" option at the top of the homepage?
A. Stream view gives you big sets, so you can browse them and like them all from one place. Grid view lets you scan lots of sets at once, similar to the way it was on the old My Home.

Thank you to all the Polyvore members who have been beta testing the new site for a month!  Your feedback really helped us refine the design.

We know change takes some getting used to, but we think you’ll grow to love the new look. What we found from our beta test is that the new layout helps you explore even more of Polyvore, discovering more sets you like and interesting new people to follow.

As always, let us know your thoughts and feedback by leaving a comment here on the blog.

Love,
The Polyvore Team

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Anonymous said...

WHY ARE YOU CAHNGING D;

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT, DON'T LISTEN TO THE HATERS.
people are just not good with change.
THEY'LL GET USED TO IT. <33

Anonymous said...

i hate itttt.

Anonymous said...

hate the new homepage so much.

Anonymous said...

no.me.gusta.

LizzieDarkNinja said...

The notifications is really nice, but I don't want to go to the site's homepage to see my contact's sets! From the people I've spoken to, most of us want our homepage back!
Thanks. xxx.

Anonymous said...

its alright.

Rae said...

It's not my favorite and I would personally rather the contact sets be on the "activity" page but I know you are working to make this a sight that all people will love. Just please don't overdo it.

Anonymous said...

i love it!

Aakacub said...

Please change it back.
I'm a Polyvore veteran, and I REALLY don't like this new layout.
It's far too confusing, and some of my contacts' sets are not even being displayed.
Please change it back. Nobody I know even likes this new layout. It was much simpler before.

Stella said...

The new layout is absolutely horrid. I don't know what those members were thinking when they were 'helping' you refine this new layout. It's the most confusing website I've ever come across and I've become extremely frustrated with it already. Please change it back immediately.

Anonymous said...

I don't like it at all. It's hard to work with. It's a huge change. A lot of members are already leaving. I feel like this is all a huge mistake. Please change it back!

vikkirose said...

I liked the old setup better. I find it difficult to navigate the site now.

Anonymous said...

Change it back!

Anonymous said...

wat even polyvore

Thera said...

Do you guys even listen to us? No one on polyvore likes the new homepage, it's just plain confusing and annoying! Please change it back to the way it was, everyone's threatening to leave. We all loved polyvore the way it was, and now you're just ruining it.

Anonymous said...

i hate this!

Caity said...

To be honest, I'm not quite a fan of this home page. And that's litotes. Anyway. I like being able to see more things at once and seeing recent sets from my groups more easily.

thefanboy said...

The sets do not need to be bigger. I like them the way they were and the activity would be better if messages were added to it.

Leigh said...

this is some shit. i liked it just how it was now you've gone and fucked it up.
AGAIN.

Anonymous said...

NO! THIS IS SHITTY! NO NO NO!
GO BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS!
CAUSE POLY'S AMAZING! JUST THE WAY YOU AREEEE!

Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE LARGE SETS!!! I've been hoping for a very long time for this change!! THANK YOU!!!!:))

Anonymous said...

No comments and views are showing on the profile page. WHY?

Anonymous said...

I'd be fine if it were all in one place, I don't like going back and forth from "activity" to "polyvore" ;P other than that I'm cool with the changes, I just want them all in one place, Like the old homepage had them.

santazzz said...

I liked the old Polyvore better.

Anonymous said...

the changes would be fine if you didnt do them all at once! ugh.

Anonymous said...

NO.
change it back, it's complete and utter bullshit.
i like having all my contact's sets in the same place as my activity feed - it's so much easier to understand. this makes me want to cry.
i don't like this and i know that everyone i speak to doesn't like this.
how about next time, you ask for volunteers to do beta-testing, as opposed to asking a group of members. get a wider view, because i detest this layout and i know most of us do.
@marauders-and-prongs
polyvore, we loved you the way you were. stop trying to make unnecessary changes and work on the things we actually want fixing - the 50 item limit, sets shifting, text sets been filtered out.
STOP IT.
or you are going to lost a lot of members.

Anonymous said...

I HATE THIS!!!!!
STOP CHANGING POLYVORE!!!! PLEASE!!!!!
WE ALL LOVED THE OLD POLYVORE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Nothing is organized.
I like the explore page &homepage,
this is just everything randomly placed on two pages.

Anonymous said...

OKAY.
LET GET SOMETHING STRAIGHT
you are making my computer slower.
your changes are getting me annoyed
I dont like polyvore as much
im not aloud to comment or message my friend.
those are complants.
if they arnt fixed soon i WILL quit.
i miss my username that i used to have.
PLEASE CHANGE IT BACK

Katrina said...

I love the new layout! It's fabulous :)

Lisa said...

I don't like it. At all.

Cassie said...

Not to be extremely blunt or rude, but...
I hate the new homepage.
So do plenty others.
How about you change everything back to how it originally was and stop trying to become Tumblr? And please, please stop changing. No one really likes it, okay?

Anonymous said...

Dear Polyvore,
I have been a member of your site for four whole years, and I have to say that this activity page is horribly cluttered and unneeded. I don't understand what was wrong with the old homepage. It has become virtually impossible to find updates through these gigantic posts, along with far too much white space. What about groups and uploaded items? Where will those go? This new layout is just sad.

Please don't try to be tumblr. This is a FASHION site, not a photoblogging one. I love you guys, and it pains me to see the site go downhill like this.

Nadia said...

no offense poly but i am really not liking the updates.

Anonymous said...

CHANGE IT BACK.

Anonymous said...

let me be the first one to say, I hate this. I would actually like to see my contacts sets without having to go to a different page. Thanks polyvore, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Love the large sets. The only thing that I wish was not removed are my contacts' new sets. Now we can't see if anyone just made a new set or not. Can you please bring that feature back? It made faving and connecting much easier.

Anonymous said...

What the fuck happened? Wheres my little Home button??? How come i have this little shitty Activity botton?? Hmm the the fuck is up with that? I swear if they changed polyvore again then i gonna quit cuz i am fucking mad right now bro cuz what the fuck is this? Damn ppl these days have problems, dont even know how the fuck to run a website damn.

Lisa R said...

No, it's too much! We don't need such big sets on the activity page. I want my activity list and contacts sets back on the home page, in one place! I'm pretty sure your feedback about the homepage being too cramped was when we were trying to get used to changes a little while ago, we just get used to that and you're changing it again! Why are you making so many changes recently?

Anonymous said...

I normally don't bother complaining about changes. But this time I can't help myself. While I certainly appreciate all the work you guys put into the site, and I don't necessarily dislike the changes...I can't help but think it's all way too much at once. I see that you guys are trying to make it more user friendly, but by throwing it all at as at once you're doing the exact opposite. I find all the changes to be extremely confusing. And it all would have been much more effective if you would have eased us into it with minor changes every so often. Instead of a WHAM, we're completely different. I hate the way my homepage looks and I hate trying to navigate through it. It's too much! And I also hate that the main focus of my homepage is no longer my contacts' sets. That's not much fun.

Dawn said...

Please, Please, Please change it Back.

I'm a person who usually likes the changes including the permanent domains and stuff, but these new changes are not just pointless but totally horrible.

I don't need the sets to be bigger, I want to see as many of my and my friends sets on a first view as possible.

I don't need real-time activity nofifications.

The old site wasn't cramped at all and the new activity steam takes a ridiculously amount of space on the homepage now.

I don't need and I don't want a New Homepage.
Polyvore isn't a style magazine so it shouldn't look like one.

I don't know who those Beta testers were, but I don't think that many Users will like it.

Please change it BACK

Anonymous said...

This is godawful. Stop trying to be Tumblr, Polyvore.

Holly Jo said...

PUT IT BACK THE WAY IT WAS!! PLEASE!!

Stream said...

OMG the sets are so huge!!! They look lovely like this! Loving the changes so far :)

koolkat3569 said...

I honestly hate the new layout.

Anonymous said...

STOP IT OMG EVERYONE HATES THE NEW HOME PAGE JUST LEAVE POLYVORE THE WAY IT WAS WHERE WE HAD THE NORMAL HOMEPAGE AND WE COULD CHANGE OUR USERNAMES.

justsweet said...

Thanks Polyvore for the new changes!! Just perfect!!!:)

Anonymous said...

Please Polyvore! I love the old "home" page. http://www.polyvore.com/not_success/set?id=37139028

The only change on this one that I like is the instant notifications. Keep that, and return the rest please.

Anonymous said...

The only thing i like about this new changes, are the sets.. other than that, i prefer the old polyvore.. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I actually like the new layout and I find it easier to do EVERYTHING! Thanks polyvore!

Maddie. said...

i like the notifications.
but one thing i want you guys to do?
i want you to stay like Polyvore.
be unique.
i understand dashboard from tumblr.
notifications from facebook, etc.
STAY UNIQUE!

Estela said...

I want everything as it was before!!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't need bigger sets,
it's not "quick & easy access" it's annoying,
the old My Home wasn't too cramped, it was perfect
I don't need Real-time activity notifications
I liked my contact's set right were they were

I don't know who Beta tested this crap, but Thank you so much, NOT


I don't think I'll get used to these stupid changes and I'm pretty sure that it won't grow on me.

I really supported Poly with the domains and stuff but this is soo disappointing

juice423 said...

PUT IT BACK! PUT IT BACK! I HATE IT! I WAS FINE WITH THE OTHER CHANGES BUT I ABSOLUTLY CAN'T STAND THIS! At least give us our homepage back, I think I might actually start to cry :( PLEASE.

juice423 said...

I'm honestly considering leaving. I just can't navigate the site, and I miss our old homepage. These changes are all just too sudden and too different. Please change it back. I don't think I can enjoy the site anymore :(

coolstorybro said...

dude, I like the activities & everything but I don't need the sets bigger & I'd like it if I saw my contacts sets on my homepage, other than that I think it's okay

Anonymous said...

Please, please change it back. It's not benefiting anybody to keep changing the homepage - if nobody was complaining, or the complaining wasn't wide-spread, why change something that's perfectly good and functioning reasonably well?

yabamena said...

Ever hear of the saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it'? Yeah, this is completely unnecessary and just godawful. I hate the new look, the ENDLESS SCROLLING is a pain and KILLS my browser. I liked being able to see my contacts and groups SEPARATELY. Now I have no idea who or what sets I'm looking at. The notifications aren't too bad, but literally everything else that was changed is terrible.

Estela said...

i like having all my contact's sets in the same place as my activity feed

Anonymous said...

please change the homepage back?

Anonymous said...

it is so awful!! you cant see recommended contacts stream your contacts sets!! or anything!! PLEASE CHANGE IT BACK!! it is so confusing!!

shellbug said...

I'm not fond of this at all. The endless scrolling is irritating especially since I can't find any way to turn it off. It makes things very difficult on slower connections. Also, most of my sets are now not loading properly, if at all. Items are sized wrong or even missing entirely from previously published sets. It would be very helpful if you'd have these new changes fully tested before implementing them. Or better yet stop changing that which doesn't need changing.

At the very least, it'd be nice to actually listen to what the users ask for. Also, it would also help if you actually responded to people's feedback. I had to send the same question three times, the third with a subject all in caps stating how no one was replying, before someone answered a question that literally took about ten seconds to write.

I had been polite and it made it seem as though I had to scream and be rude to be heard. I have been a member for years now and I'm not liking the direction things are taking. If I knew of another site I knew of that function this way I'd certainly be exploring other options.

Anonymous said...

please give us back the old home page!
i've been here for more than 2 years and seriously this is the worst layout for the site ever!
please don't change it drastically!

if you want to change something: the 50 items limit! we've been asking it for the longest time!

Allison said...

there's about one thousand "I hate it"'s, and only maybe 4-5 "I LOVVEE IIT". You know what to do polyvore. CHANGE IT BACK. CHANGE IT BACK.

sophisty said...

Thanks, Polyvore, for always thinking of ways to make the site better. I especially appreciate that you spent a month beta-testing your interface changes, to get input from actual PV users and to give yourselves time to iron out design glitches.

- The super-huge sets are wonderful!
- It's great to have the Top Sets right on our own Home page, rather than having to go over to the PV page to see them.
- Ditto for our contacts' sets (sorry... I will NEVER get used to saying "followers"!).
- Great that we can see our groups (and therefore group contests) right on our Home page.
- All the new design items (arrows, textures, patterns, and color blocks) make designing sets so much fun!
- Tagging is a delight... everyone I know is using it.

Bottom line: Polyvore, you're the best!

Anonymous said...

I hate this new change, I loved the tagging, but the sets are too big, it ruins the quality, and the homepage is so hard to navigate... and polyvore is so slow!!!!!
PLEASE!!!! Go back to the way polyvore was... the only change we want is the abolishment of the 50 item limit!

Caroline said...

I love it!

Mistyfoot said...

We understand that you want to test out different layouts and what not, but I think I speak for most of the polyvore community when I say that this site is starting to share similarities with tumblr. If we wanted to be on tumblr, or any other site, we'd join it. But we want polyvore! The new homepage is tricky to navigate, and yes we could get used to it, but there was absolutely nothing wrong with the old one!

lejla said...

Please change it back i am not in love with this and never will be it is way to confusing and you cant see all the sets like before and it sucks!

Makinzie said...

I don't like that we see who joins a group . I don't like that you are turning into a mix of tumblr and twitter . This is polyvore ; a place to express originality , there is everything but originality now.

Just my opinion , no hate ~
I always have & still will LOVE polyvore it's just changing alot lately.

Andie said...

If you want to change things, change it to something WE WANT, like change the 50 item limit, don't change the layout. this new layout is far too confusing i hate it.

Makinzie ( again ) said...

I think we should be able to pick the layout of our homepage ...

alex-says-rawrr said...

I like it sorry. op.

The only thing I'm looking forward to is statues you promised.

Anonymous said...

I hate it. It's complicated, confusing, and ugly. Everything was perfect the way it was before. Why keep changing something that isn't broken? It would have been nice if we got a warning about the updates weeks before it was going to happen. Maybe then people wouldn't be freaking out. But even then, I still wouldn't like it. I already miss the old layout.

keepmovingforward said...

The only thing I really don't like is I cannot find my contact's sets. The rest is alright. I don't like how Polyvore is becoming more and more similar to Tumblr with the activity and endless scrolling (whihc I don't like). However, I love the larger sets.

Anonymous said...

i dont like it. you guys change really fast and the changes are too drastic. the notifications are like tumblr and facebook. just leave it the way it was before, PLEASE. the sets are a little to bug. PLEASE change it. just omg, it feels like a bad dream or something. polyvore was fine the way it was before.

Anonymous said...

I don't like that we can't see the description of a set right on the homepage (we have to click on a set in order to see the description). I like to be able to read a set quickly and move onto the next one on my homepage.

Anonymous said...

please, change it back?

Rivly said...

I dont like it. Cant see top sets.

nadia said...

It's terrible the way you can't see contacts sets and activity on the same page!!!
It's a big inconvenience and it sucks the way you guys sprung this on us with absolutely no warning!!!!

Anonymous said...

Polyvore,
first of all i would like to say that i like SOME of the changes, like the activity page...that's really the only one. Also, i like that that sets are bigger. I am very mad that i can not see my contacts sets. All i get is a whole bunch of random people's. I liked when you could just see your contacts! I know I can get used to most of the changes, but i NEED to have the old MY HOME. I hope you actually listen to these comments on here, because I do think you can make this site better, but it does need work! I am kinda upset!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all your hard work! I personally appreciate it. The only compliant, unfortunately, is the new homepage. I think a lot of people don't like changes made on the homepage. To me it seems unorganized. If you could make it similar to the older one before this, I think it'd be fantastic. It's very hard for me to adjust to it. I'm sorry but I think you should keep our homepages like they were. Thank you again for everything. Have a nice day.

city said...

I really like the new changes. :) Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I'm not one to complain about changes to this website but this is the worst change that you have made. I do not like the activity page at all. It is difficult to follow and the old homepage was much better and easier to use with being able to see contact's sets, likes and items they clipped since it helped me to like other sets and to find some cool new items to use in sets. The new layout is something that I don't want to see anymore and want the old one back. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

i dislike it VERY much.
please change it back.

Anonymous said...

Why does it have to be changed?
The majority of people don't like it, we all liked it before.
Honestly, I think it should be changed back.

Ducktape said...

You made me a beta tester for this originally, and unfortunately it completely escaped me to send you a feed back message. There are many issues I have with this layout, and clearly the majority does as well. Bigger isn't always better, remember. I especially really dislike the splitting up of activity with my contacts stuff on the homepage. It's silly. Everything's all over the place. Please allow me to send you the notes I took originally. Please listen to us.

Anonymous said...

I HATE IT CHANGE IT BACK PLEASE WHY CAN'T YOU GET THE HINT WE DON'T WANT CHANGE

Nikell said...

I LOVE the new layout!! I was surprised when I logged on today to find that you guys had changed it. Thank you for working so hard to make the site better for us all. Of course there will be people that'll complain. But hey...you can't please everyone.

Anonymous said...

please change it back! I dont like the idea of having people's sets that i'm not following streaming in my contact's stream!

Anonymous said...

TEXT SETS!!!

LSAMSAM said...

I love that you are constantly striving to improve our experience. Thank you for all your hard work! xoxo LSAMSAM

Anonymous said...

I like the real time notifications and the bigger sets, but the homepage is a real let down! It's so much harder to navigate and I liked my contact's sets on the "my Home" page better! PLEASE CHANGE THE HOMEPAGE BACK!!!!

Malak said...

I don't like it :( Change it back please!!

Ducktape said...

Also, if only one thing could be changed about this...well, I'm torn between being able to turn off endless scrolling [there's no need to promote early onset carpal tunnel!], or seperating the contacts sets and collections into two different, easy to acces, rows. Um, like they were.

Anonymous said...

The main problem is not being able to see contact's sets. there's a reason we add them as contacts, because we like the sets they make and we want to see them.
that's my main problem, the rest I could get used to it.

Anonymous said...

Issues
-How can I see the collections my contacts made (aside from going to there profile?)
-How can I see the sets I've missed in the feed?

Please reconsider this change.
If you haven't noticed the site's activity has gone quite a bit since you've started your changes.

It seems you only value the opinions of the fashion bloggers that advertise you. We deserve a voice as well.

Anonymous said...

This new homepage is so confusing! Even the main page, were are the top products and everything??? But that, the notification thing and bigger sets are cool changes.

Anonymous said...

I understand you want to see peoples sets, but it is taking absolutely FOREVER to load sets! I have the most recent version of both Safari and Internet Explorer and two hours ago, when we still had the old site, everything worked fine. Now it is taking over five minutes to load one set.
RIDICULOUS.

P.S. Love the other changes, but the set size is insignifigant and unnecessary. Please change it back.

Anonymous said...

Can i get my page back to how it was!?!?!? i dont like the new one its soo confusing -__-

prettyangelcc25 said...

why did you change the homepage i liked the way it was before :(

Anonymous said...

I hate it, honestly I do. Change is good when it is fixing something that wasn‘t previously working, the home pages were perfectly fine before the change. Instead of adding pointless changes to a perfectly good site, how about fixing problems like sets that aren‘t visible.

Anonymous said...

Why can you only explore Interior Design and Art and Expression? This makes it really hard to find new people to follow and as as contacts, I wish they had left it the way it was and just added the notifications, instead of changing everything, I'm completely lost!

Anonymous said...

Please add some color. its not graphically appealing to look at. I dont understand why polyvore changes it site every 8 months. its very confusing to its members. i dont mind it to much, just add some more color. please.

Sara said...

Please change it back, this is SO CONFUSING and i've had tons of my contacts already leave or take a break from the site because they didn't like it.

The changes are unnecessary, haven't you learned from the past that people don't like homepage changes?

Anonymous said...

Where are my set's visualizations?? And this thing of "posted 6 days ago" or whatever is really bad... I can't find anything, I'm lost now. It was so much simple before :(

Anonymous said...

Your new changes aren't good. Please change it back. Polyvore was amazing before, now it's just like every other website. Polyvore was different before and that's what everyone liked about it.

Anonymous said...

It's ridiculous how Polyvore still continues to make changes that are not needed. It's the same thing over and over-- Polyvore changes their page layout, we hate it, and they end up changing it back. Why can't they just leave it alone?

Anonymous said...

i love these changes!

Anonymous said...

I have to say, i'd be okay with this after a while if you had a section for sets my contacts liked. That's my favorite part of the old homepage, and i'd really like it back. It's a huge way to branch out, meet new people and find more sets. So, please, get that section back!

Anonymous said...

SERIOUSLY. Why do you keep making the STUPIDEST and most UNNECESSARY changes. I HATE the new homepage, and will probably leave if it doesn't change back. I am SO tired of all of the crap Polyvore keeps doing; YOU'RE NOT TUMBLR, QUIT TRYING TO BE.

Anonymous said...

I need a tutorial to learn how to use my new home page, because you probably won't change everything back the way it was.
So, at least help us understanding how to use this new tools.

Anonymous said...

I'm really liking it. I like the new homepage especially since I never really used the old one. I am glad polyvore is changing for the better! Thanks Polyvore!

Anonymous said...

I appreciate that you are trying to make Polyvore more user-friendly, but with this change you've basically just done exactly what got everyone all angry and freaked out a couple months ago. Back then you told us that you would never actually do anything that upset so many users and that it was a mistake and then you changed it back nearly immediately. But now it's back to how it was? Polyvore was easily navigable when all our messages, comments, contacts' sets/collections, etc were located on the same homepage. Now, the site requires a considerable amount of jumping around in order to get anything done. Could you at least add an option for us to use the old layout? Thanks.

http://alexander-mcqueen.polyvore.com/ said...

Looks clean! cant see some items in my set i just published though. hope that gets fixed. also it didnt post to the third party site i wanted it to.

Anonymous said...

WTF I HATE THIS.
why do you keep changing things, you should AT LEAST let us choose what homepage we want. this is bull.

Anonymous said...

The larger sets and streamlined look are fantastic--thanks for that!

However, having to go back and forth between the activity page and the homepage just so I can see my contacts' sets is just clunky. I really enjoyed being able to have access to everything on one page.

Please find a way to bring back the old functionality while still keeping the new look.

Anonymous said...

I don't like the new set-up very much, it's challenging to see all the notifications. Please Polyvore, don't turn into a social network. Stay how you were before. I like polyvore because I can express myself. I don't like it as much because it's becoming like Tumblr and Facebook. Please change back.

Anonymous said...

I don't like it at all. Except the sets being bigger, that's kind of nice. The explore link is gone which makes it really hard to find new people. Please please please please please change it back :(

Anonymous said...

WHY do you always change the website. I mean first the permeant user names now this I don't think there are many people that like the change me being one of them!!!

Anonymous said...

What the hell PV!!! This change totally sucks! And what's with the damn ads in between our contacts sets on the "home page"?! I like the idea of larger sets, but it can be difficult for users with slower systems. But at the very LEAST, put the contacts sets back on the activity page. Now everytime I want to view my contacts sets in one place, I have to go to the pv home page. SO DUMB!! Fix it PLEASE!!!

Anonymous said...

Change it back. We hate it. Change iy back, please!

Anonymous said...

You are NOT tumblr. Stop it. Seriously. The name thing, yipdee doo, but this...it's stupid. Seriously. Read the comments; 75% are that people hate it. Go back to how it was. Please.

Anonymous said...

oh so i can't comment til after your approval? well you may not approve this but at least you'll see it. J A C K A S S E S.
Exactly what you are. Originality is key right? That's the message you want to send polyvore? Practice what you preach.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely dislike the new homepage if you can only change one thing please change the homepage back!

ღ next.one a.k.a. divadeluxor said...

Fabulous changes ... always moving forward and advancing to the next level. Keep up the great work! Fabulous site! Always wishing you much success!

Anonymous said...

Everything is slow right now. My cellphone can't load all the sets from a profile. Can't find my messages. What are the top sets doing in the middle of my contacts sets even if the set doesn't belong to one of my contacs? Where are my sets' visualizations that used to be in each one of them? I can't find my contacts collections neither my groups' atualizations, and a lot more!
Now everybody is complaining and a website that was very easy to use is all confusing now. And the way it is going, I'm not sure I'll learn how to use it and have acsses to all the tools that I used to think that was easy to use.
You should have put a link that permited us using the old version, like a lot of websites do. Make a tutorial at least.

Chomiczynka said...

The old My Home wasn't too cramped; I would said it was actually well-balanced; now it's too confusing.
It was better to have contacts' sets and activity on one page, it was easier to notice new sets and see own activity.
Now everything is eye-hurting to look at activity page,too much white space and tiny writing, when contacts set are too big. I don't think people can work with it without getting a headache. Everything was perfect.

Anonymous said...

Honestly? Polyvore, I've stuck with you for four years, all through all of your changes. I'm not going to demand anything back, because it is saddening, and obvious that we have no real power on this website. I give up.

Scaevity. said...

sets still aren't showing correctly and you change this bullshit? wow. Great job, Polyvore.

alycat said...

it kind of sucks (no, it really sucks) that you're now subjecting us to huge ads on our homepage that we have to scroll past. i've been fine with the other changes over the past three years but this one is kind of ridiculous and unfair.

the activity notifications hardly even work, though it is a good idea, and i don't mind the bigger sets, but i hate that my contacts sets are on a different page to mine now. our own activity doesn't need its own page... i think this isn't going to make 'exploring' easier, it'll be more difficult because you won't see your contacts' sets as much. the design and the coding is just messy (i get top sets for sept 16 four times in a row on my contacts page and i keep getting 404 errors). collections and sets are completely different, you shouldn't put them together.

oh, and you make such a big deal of polyvore contests, but then people outside the US aren't even eligible for a lot of the prizes. what's the point?

Anonymous said...

I don't like it!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the new homepage! The stupidity and the close-mindedness of other users it what really makes me want to leave.

Anonymous said...

DO. NOT. WANT.

Anonymous said...

Now I'm angry. There are itens MISSING IN MY SETS. I work hard on them and I don't care that I can't find anything in my homepage right now, but I WANT MY SETS FIXED.
SSING IN MY SETS. I work hard on them and I don't care that I can't find anything in my homepage right now, but I WANT MY SETS FIXED.

Anonymous said...

CHANGE IT BACK NOW!! I really dislike the new changes! They are very confusing and do NOT make the site any better. It's too much like tumblr.

Anonymous said...

I loved the old home page. I love how everything was laid out you could see contacts sets. Their contacts sets.& everyones collections. Please give us the option of having our old plyvore hompage back. please!

Allison said...

I don't like the new Polyvore. UGH. It's so confusing. >:|
CHANGE IT BACK, OR I QUIT. Kthnxbaai.

aquilaela said...

I really love it ! thank you for the changes :) !

Anonymous said...

Not sure if I do or not it just suddenly appeared suppose we'll get used to it, but did like the other.

Romantically Challenged said...

Ahem. Selecting a certain amount of people to try out the new homepage was NOT a good idea. The last time you changed the homepage to look this, WE HATED IT. So why did you change it AGAIN? This is confusing A.F. Change it back.

I also don't appreciate the new username changes, either.

Anonymous said...

I love the new homepage, especially with the contests on the side because that's usually what I want to see most. But I do think that the bigger set size is unnecessary, because all it does is enlarge the set rather than allow more things to be put in. It's also harder to load for some other users, so it isn't the most fantastic option.

Anonymous said...

please change it back!!! It was much better before! I can't even find the tops sets... if they are still there :(

Anonymous said...

The only thing we've ever asked for is organization in our own items. Not only have you not given us that, but you've everything else up as well. what the hell?!!?! Stop trying to be like tumblr.

And change back the usernames!!!!

Anonymous said...

PLEASE change it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is confusing and I dont like it.

HighFashionista said...

I don't like the changes at all! You had a good idea but this is NOT tumblr or facebook. I would really love it and I'm sure I can speak for other members on here if you would at least change the homepage back. That was a great format, nicely laid out so you could see everything! This new homepage is very confusing and frankly I don't even want to make sets/spend time on this website when everything is cluttered and all over the place. I liked the thumbnails and neatly organized sections. Please change the homepage back at the very least!

Anonymous said...

THE CLIPPER DOESNT WORK NOW EITHER. i SO dislike the new home page.

Anonymous said...

Please stop changing. This is dumb and you keep doing this. NO ONE WANTS IT.

Roni C said...

Looks good to me! I honestly don't see what the big deal is. Next time you change it people will be demanding that you keep it like this. Funny that people think they are speaking for everyone when they say it's terrible. Thanks for your hard work on this amazing (free) site!

Gossip Girl_The Writer said...

I'm sure I'll get used to it since it's exactly like Facebook or Tumblr now, but how do I like search groups and everything like that??? I'm so slow, I've been trying to figure it out for the past thirty minutes (enough time to order and receive a pizza) and I'm sure there's like a simpler solution. Perhaps?

Anonymous said...

why, why why? it's slower, confusing and my overall opinion is that i don't like polyvore as much anymore

Anonymous said...

I can't even find anything on my homepage! Change it back, please.

Emily said...

I have been on Polyvore for four years, and this is by far the worst change you've made. I can't find anything. All of my contacts sets and collections are lumped together making them difficult to differentiate, and I just can't figure out where anything is. I hate that people follow me, this isn't Tumblr. Not everything needs to be like Tumblr. Not only that, but I've just had someone "become a fan of me" and I have no idea who they are, no username showed up. This is all so frustrating. I'm not going to leave or threaten to leave, but I know I'll be spending less time looking at sets and collections that my contacts make because I can't sort anything out.

Anonymous said...

I understand you guys are trying to make polyvore even better, but we already love it. I really don't like the new homepage. I think it's confusing and less beneficial than the old one. It was so much easier to have my recent activities right on the side of everything else. It also seems almost like facebook the way it's set up now, and even though polyvore is great for seeing what other people create, it is NOT a social networking site. Some ofthe changes in the past have been amazing, but the new homepage just makes me want to be on polyvore less. Thank you for trying to improve it, but PLEASE change back!

stylesqrrl said...

Love the new homepage! It's cool to see all the sets full size.I love that you are always thinking of new ways to experience the site.

Sarah said...

FUCK. NO. CHANGE THE FUCK BACK! & STOP CHANGING. EVERYBODY LIKED THE OLD POYVORE.

Anonymous said...

Okay, first the permanent user name thing and now THAT?
Seriously? "Following"? What is this? Twitter?

Not cool Polyvore, not cool...

Anonymous said...

This is really ridiculous...I'm sorry but there is no point in making the sets larger. They barely fit on the screen and you have to scroll down to see the entire thing! Also it looks a lot like tumblr. We want Polyvore NOT tumblr...otherwise we'd be on there. Please change the homepage back!

Survive said...

Personal opinion, it was better and easier when everything was all on the same page.

Gothic_Pheonix said...

You PROMISED that the Dashboard was a MISTAKE. You lied to us, and don't care anymore and I am sick of it. Don't listen to the others that like it because they are the minority. Everyone else hates it because they know that THIS was the Dashboard before that you showed us and we told you we didn't like it. WHY do you not care anymore? STOP changing and trying to become a SOCIAL NETWORK. YOU said this was an art site and SO MANY are close to leaving because of you. ESPECIALLY me, and I've stuck through all your other changes. If the tagging was a reward so you could change the homepage, then give us back our old usernames and destroy the tagging because I WANT THE OLD HOMEPAGE BACK! It was cleaner, more simple and ORGANIZED. I LIKED that it separated into the columns. You don't reply to use anymore and you NEVER let US decide if we want the old or new option. You SHOULD let those who want the old one, KEEP the old one and let the ones who like the new update have it, and then if others want to change they can. FACEBOOK lets us and it's a SOCIAL NETWORK. You shouldn't try to FORCE FEED us this!

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT! - I think the changes are awesome! I like the notifications and the design its good to see if someone posts a set to your group! I also love that you can see who you are following and your followers this is good as I am not following all followers and I did not know so I can now follow them all! Its good you can see a few of your contacts sets too! THANK YOU POLYVORE :) You are amazing

Emma said...

I like the bigger sets, but the new homepage is really agitating. I miss the old one terribly.

shelle339 said...

It will take some getting used to, but overall I think the changes are very positive :)

Caroline said...

I really like the higher resolution sets, but I do not understand why you are trying to make Polyvore so much like other websites. Originally, I liked Polyvore so much because it was different from any other website I had ever seen. What was different about it made it good.
Also, I hate how members who make art sets are largely ignored. They are no site-wide contests for creators of art sets and they are never featured on the homepage. I think it's odd.
I must admit, I wish Polyvore was more like it was when I joined almost three years ago.

Anonymous said...

I liked having my contacts' sets and my activity all on the same page. I hate having them on two separate tabs, now. Also, I now have people's sets in my stream/grid whom I am NOT following. I don't want their sets in my stream/grid. How do I get them out of my stream/grid?

nothingtowear said...

I really hope that you can flip it back to what it was I don't like that I have to click on a whole other page to see what my friends have made it's going to cut down on views and likes that unfair it was perfect the way it was before ,it you want to keep making changes more fashion advice form editors the new homepage is just to jumble and going to cute down on interaction with poly-friends .

Liberty said...

I don't like having contact's sets and other people's sets all mixed together - on another tab from my homepage. I follow people so I can see their sets, and just their sets, because they interest me.

bu hao, Polyvore.

Anonymous said...

I really dislike this new homepage thing. I loved when I could see all the new sets whenever I wanted to. Now it's so confusing. People have been with site for years, it's going to be very hard to adjust to the new site. I really wish you hadn't changed the homepage. It's not particular fair without warning to us.

Anonymous said...

I admit I am not fond of change and I have been a user for 4 years, I've seen alot of change. But the new sets by my contacts stream was the best thing you'd ever done. I could see everyone's sets and like or comment in a great flow. Now I'm back to being forced to click into a set to leave a comment, awkward. Thanks, kitten

Anonymous said...

I really like the larger sets. Most items and information seem relatively simple to locate.

But, I do not like the homepage at all! There's nothing on the new home page except followers, which is on the domain page, and sets? Why do I have to go to the home page and then the activity page??? If you'd put what's on the home page on the activity page, that works better.

And, I do NOT like seeing sets from people I am not following!!! That's really annoying!!!

But, thanks for trying to keep things fresh and new. I love Polyvore.

Victoria1961 said...

While I appreciate you are trying to update and make things better...this is way too much. I love the larger sets but the rest is to confusing and tedious. There are glitches with things showing up in sets and viewing others sets. I don't like having to navigate back and forth. On our home page, everything was right there. We could go to top sets and sites easily. It was much easier and more eye appealing the way it was before. I have high speed internet and this has slowed things down and actually froze my screen once which doesn't happen to me. No, I'm not happy with this and I can see others aren't either. Way to many changes to make it easy and enjoyable. *I think I will sulk now* Sighhhh

Rachel said...

I love it! I'm glad a I was part of the testing.
For those of you who don't like it now, it takes a bit to get used to but in the end it's so much more streamlined than the old homepage =)

Anonymous said...

Why are you changing so much?! We like it as it is, thank you.

SicaHeartsOnew said...

Y U BE CHANGIN'? No.me.gusta.

Anonymous said...

I really hate this. It's harder to use, it's cluttered... ugh, just get rid of it. Please.

Anonymous said...

I hate it POLYVORE CHANGE IT BACK NOW!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I can't deal with all these changes! please just leave it ALONE!

pinkpayalprincess said...

ok i dont mind most of the changes but plz bring the explore option back!

Saralee said...

Oh my is right!!Why can't you leave Polyvore alone? It seems to go down hill every time you change something. This new homepage is terrible! It is just one jumbled up MESS! I have loved Polyvore and found it so relaxing but this is not a relaxing place to be anymore. It is becoming very stressfull and I'm not sure how much longer I want to be here. I am very sad!

Anonymous said...

really don't like it. can you please change it back????

Anonymous said...

I like it because it's alot more organised!
LOVE IT POLYVORE! <3 :)

Anonymous said...

dear polyvore,

I understand you are wanting to change. I do! but, nothing THIS BIG. People would rather see their contacts sets, and their groups sets than people they don't know's sets or a group they haven't the slightest intrest in! Just, change it back, go back and look on what the people want or not. PERSONALY, not to be rude, I don't really pay attention to the contests. Perhaps somepeople do, but I don't think most do...

Rethink this take advice from US, /then/ make a change where the feed back will the positive and everything will be for the better!

I love this website and I don't want to see the community in another fit to break us up once more.

from,
a person ^-^

SwagmachineBrosaurus. said...

I love the set size and instant notifications but, the rest is just no. Please at least but that back. And every time you guys change my thing is messed up for a week. C'mon. I backed every other decision you made full-heartedly, but I might actually delete because I can't see anything, and my editor won't load anything. This isn't cool guys. The system worked fine before, shouldve left it alone. :/ Sorry for the negative feedback. I'm not into negativity but I want my homepage back please!

Jayne said...

I have always been alright with the site's slight ammendments.
However, when I logged on today to a whole new set-up I was overwhelmed. It's a huge leap!
It might take more time for me to get used to--it's too early to tell if this is a good thing or not. But for the future, I think we would appreciate smaller changes or perhaps a heads-up of what you guys are thinking about doing.
Would it be possible to take a vote on new layouts?
Many Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Don't listen to all these people. The new look is so much better. As a web/graphic designer I can assure you that Polyvore is heading in a great direction. The page is more user-friendly and just better-looking in general. Great job, guys!

Anonymous said...

I HATE IT!!!
CHANGE IT BACK NOW!!!
Or else imleaving Polyvore!!!

Anonymous said...

I hate it!!!

Anonymous said...

Can you please change it back?
I get the whole Idea on how you are trying to make it better,
But it actually got worse. I already miss it.
I can't stand the new Polyvore.

Anonymous said...

no offence or anything but i know that MOST of us really do not care about the contests. -___________-

Saralee said...

"Oh My" is right! This is the worst change ever! I have loved Polyvore and find it such a relaxing place to come, but this change has turned it into a cluttered, confusing MESS! It makes me jittery just to look at the home page! When something is good and it works why do people have to continuelly mess with it? I am just not sure how much more of this I can handle!! I can't even follow my special contacts as everything is a jumble. What is the point of haveing to go through so much to enjoy your favs? I'm just not sure how much longer I want to be with Polyvore. I am very sad!

Luuhs said...

Honestly, I think there should be an option to toggle this new activity view on and off. I much preferred the "My Account" thing there was before, that way those who want may use the new version and those who don't, like me and apparently many others, can opt to just use the old version.

Anonymous said...

stop. please. do you not see how much we all hate it. or at least most of us. it's annoying. stop changing polyvore. we liked you just the way you were before.
CHANGE BACK PLEASE

stylediva13 said...

Dear Polyvore.

Thank you for the hard work you put into bettering this site, it does not go unnoticed. Whilst I usually don't comment on changes, trusting your professional instincts better than mine, I have to say that I think some of these changes are a bit too much.
I do love the bigger sets and I love the area that you can see which contests you've recently entered. What I don't like is the split of the homepages. We used to have everything in one place, it was slick, streamlined and easy to use. It gave meaning to the term 'work smarter, not harder' the new system is bulky, time consuming and slightly tedious and definitely makes the Poly community work harder at keeping track of contacts etc, which then takes us away from the real task, which is set building. I'm not sure how many comments are noted and whether the objections are taken on board, but I do trust that you guys have our best interests at heart and will take on board the objections raised. Thanks for your time.

Anonymous said...

ohhmygawshhhh stop changing the homepage!!!!!! i like the other changes, butthe hompage is just like... no

Anonymous said...

I know you think you are trying to "improve" Polyvore with your changes, but you made all our lives 100x harder. I cannot find anything or navigate the site anymore. I will not get use to it. Change it back or be like other sites and give people who want the option to change it or keep it. I hate the layout. Change it please.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE CHANGE THE HOMEPAGE BACK. PLEASE. PRETTY PEASEE.

Nelle said...

The sets are really in my FACE! Its not a bad thing but all this change is really gonna take some getting used to...

Kat said...

I hate to jump on the "I hate it" bandwagon, but this new layout is terrible. I don't ever remember thinking that the old layout was crowded at all. I liked that I had a 'birds eye view' all in one place.
I know that you are never going to make everyone happy, but it seems that 90% of us aren't very happy about the changes.
Right now I can't make a set bc no pictures load. I can't find contacts or see their sets ): There is no "Home" link so you are only able to hit the back button 1000 times or hit the polyvore.com logo on pages it exists.
Creating sets/templates/collections takes more effort to actually begin (and I haven't navigated enough bc I cannot see images, but I dont see where these are either).
Sometimes I think it's best not to fix what isnt broken!
Hopefully all of us complainers will be heard and we can go back to the good old Polyvore site.. just like the Gap kept their logo bc all of its loyal fans/customers complained! (:

samantha said...

I was one of the beta testers and at first, I hated this layout and wanted it gone asap. And after giving feedback about what I didn't like, one of the Polyvore team members got back to me and pointed out a few points, and told me to give it a few more days to adjust to the change. Now, I love this layout. Things will all make sense once you give it some time. Everyone is doing the same thing I did, making too quick of a judgment. Nobody likes changes, but they happen and people just need time to adjust.

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