Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Updates to the Site Design

New Updates to the Site Design



Dear Polyvore community,

It’s been a busy week for us! We’ve been hard at work improving the new site design in response to your feedback. Here’s what’s new:

No more missing images. Items were disappearing from sets due to overloaded image servers. We’re really sorry this happened. This problem is now fixed. If for some reason you still see items missing from a set, try republishing your set. If that doesn’t work, let us know by leaving a comment with a link to your set so we can look into it.

You can comment on sets directly from the homepage. Many people pointed out that it was inconvenient to have to click away from the homepage to the set page in order to leave comments. Now you can write comments directly from the homepage! Just click the comments link and you’ll see a comment box with the 5 most recent notes.

Fewer Top Sets in your stream. Another common complaint was that people’s homepage streams were getting flooded with too many Top Sets. So we’ve toned that down. If you’re a new member, you’ll still see a lot of Top Sets, which are designed to help you discover new content and cool people to follow. As you start to follow more people, your stream will become more personalized and eventually Top Sets will disappear. (However, you’ll always be able to get to Top Sets via a link on the right side of the homepage). Please try it out and let us know if your stream feels better.

Ability to see text sets. In response to numerous complaints about text-only sets, we started to filter text sets from people’s streams. However, if you love text sets, you can still see them by going to your Account Settings and turn on the “Everything” setting to see a fully unfiltered stream.

Thank you to everyone who shared feedback. Your comments are super important because they help us pinpoint what to fix. Please keep it coming!

We’re also sorry we didn’t get everything right on the first try. Thanks for your patience as we work through the kinks. You guys are the best :-)

Love,
The Polyvore Team

156 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please change it back to before you changed it. I am confused and still do not like it. It is not any better.

Anonymous said...

oh my God. Just change it back to how it was before all this shizz.

Anonymous said...

I think it's fantastic that your improved Polyvore in such a short amount of time! Once you have gotten used to it, it is actually pretty wonderful!

Thank you guys!

:)

Anonymous said...

Hi I just want to say THANK YOU for adding bangles with bracelets because I was sick and tired of having to type in bangles all the time! :) And I can't see this comment link on the home page maybe show and image where it is? But other than that I don't care what you change as long as I can still make sets :)

Anonymous said...

I don't like the way it is now ! I liked it better the way it was before . It made more sense . I don't get tis way on bit . Please put it back as it was before ! I can't even see my stream . One thing that I did like about the changes was that if your in a different area in on the site it would let you know if you had a something on yur homepage . I like this change . You can keep that one .

Anonymous said...

I liked the new design once I got used to it!

Anonymous said...

So it was changed, but in ways that barely affect what we actually wanted or complained about.

Molly said...

PLEASE CHANGE IT BACK TO THE OLD POLYVORE! THIS DOESN'T HELP AT ALL!!!

Anonymous said...

Change it back to the old polyvore! this isn't helping at ALL!!!!

Anonymous said...

I just want the top sets gone. How many people do I have to follow? that doesn't seem fair. I just want to see my friends sets I don't care about top sets and I shuldn't have to have more contacts just to do that. PLEASE HAVE AN OFF BUTTON OR SOMETHING!

Joannie said...

Sets are all showing again . I'm really impressed with the updates. The organization is much improved. The search function makes sense now, being you can search collections/items/sets. Before having 'explore' separate made it a bit harder to navigate. The new set sizes are great too. All the nice little touches and details really stand out.

killer queen said...

thank you

Anonymous said...

I think it's just fine...so thank you, Polyvore.
:)

Anonymous said...

I happen to really like the new layout. I find it's easy to navigate and tidy looking. People have this phobia of change that I don't understand.

staystrong-with-nineangels said...

Can you at least give us the option of having our contact sets on the activity page? I mean, I know you're never gonna give us our old homepage back for whatever reason you have, but come on. Plenty of people don't go to the actual homepage, and because of that likes and views are dropping. It's not fair. Just give us the option of having contact sets on the activity page. Please. Listen to a non-high fashion set maker for once.

Anonymous said...

Great !! And way to go. I like the new changes. Thanks !

LumosNight120 said...

I'm not sure if you're just ignoring us or decided to just fuck with us, but we want the old site back, before you changed it. Before there was an activities. Right now, it's been over a week and I'm still not happy with it. Just change it back and we won't have any problems with it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for listening to people and making changes. I love being able to comment on sets and not have to go to a new page to do it. Also I'm glad to have links to Top Sets and Top Products now. It makes it a lot easier to get to now.

I have to say that I was skeptical of the changes at first but I find I really love the new layout and it really is less cluttered.

One more thing, thank you for the "bangles" category!

D&A said...

I love it - ESPECIALLY the ability to comment from the homepage - that's fantastic! I don't get all these complaints at all! That said...the one aspect I miss about the old format is that the "Explore" page gave me a sense that I was part of a larger Polyvore community, where now it feels more individualized like Facebook. Maybe that's more what you were going for, but when it comes to art and fashion, the greater community is more important (to me anyways). I like to get inspiration from what others are doing, and in a way it's harder to do that now. Not impossible, just less easy. Still - great job updating - thanks for the great changes!!!

Anonymous said...

Instead of lessing Top Sets, please just seperate them. Put Contact's sets first then Top sets below it like you did waaay back (I think two years ago). That would make Polyvore's experience much better, less confusing, and easier to use.

brianna said...

all those who say they don't like it - give it time. at first i was just like you guys, & now im in love once again. there were things got fixed that i didnt see problems with before, but now i can definitely see how annoying it used to be XD lol. thanks polyvore. haters gon' hate! lol

Anonymous said...

The most part about changes i like is

(( You can comment on sets directly from the homepage. Many people pointed out that it was inconvenient to have to click away from the homepage to the set page in order to leave comments. Now you can write comments directly from the homepage! Just click the comments link and you’ll see a comment box with the 5 most recent notes.))

thank you so much for that ... i love all the site new style its way perfect then before

Anonymous said...

I do like this change better than the original change, but I still prefer the old layout to the new one. You are acting too much like Facebook (click on the set and see the 5 newest notes? Just like Facebook) so stop it. You are original. Isn't Polyvore all about originality? Why don't you practice what you preach?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for fixing these minor problems, but I still really dislike the new layout.
It is just more conveinent for the contacts' sets to be on the activity page, that way i can easily admire my contacts' sets while checking out the newest set likes and comments I've received!
Please at least consider changing the layout back! I really prefer the old layout, as to this new one.

Anonymous said...

two images are missing from my set.
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=37463519

please&thank you!

icecreamthursday said...

there's still a weird image shifting problem. http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=37113302

that set. those white blotches AREN'T supposed to be there. completely ruined it.

Saint716 said...

I don't have a phobia of change. I have an extreme dislike of Polyvore injecting their fashion obsession on what used to be MY home page.

I don't care about Gwyneth Paltrow! I don't care if it's her birthday. I don't care if she bought a pony or celebrated forth of July on a moon-yacht!

The new changes are not enough. Change. It. Back.

susan ♥ said...

Can everyone please stop being so inconsiderate and complaining?!

I actually love the new layout, and I really appreciate how Polyvore takes the time to listen to our comments and make changes based on them :)

Thank you for everything Polyvore!

Anonymous said...

Thank you SO MUCH for allowing text sets to be seen again!

Anonymous said...

can you please make it optional to have the top sets in out stream? like the ability to just have who we follow and not all these other sets,
thanks :)

annie said...

Just a comment, i like the old site design (before this)

Kaitlyn said...

One thing that I think really needs fixed is the mobile part of polyvore. Before on polyvore I could comment on sets no problem, using my ipod touch. Recently however it's not working so well. It's been doing this since before the major change with the layout and all. I know I'm not the only one because it happens with my friends too. Please listen to my concern and change it back, that would be really helpful!

Anonymous said...

I really dislike the new Polyvore, it's not very...good.
It's a piece of crap, sorry but it is.

Anonymous said...

Please, Polyvore, would you listen to my idea? I really would like the old homepage back-I hate the new one, and so do a lot of other people. Don't you think you could possibly give us the option to choose which homepage we would like? At least give me a response, because I've been a member of Polyvore for so long and have loved it, but this new homepage is ruining my experience.

Anonymous said...

I'm just confused on how people are getting set views now? like if your not clicking on the set, how is it registering that people are actually looking at your set? i think most of the changes are really cool, but some suck. alot.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SOO MUCH!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the majority of everyone else on this site - change it back to how it was before you changed ANYTHING, please.

Anonymous said...

Although I haven't been having a problem with all the things you guys supposedly "fixed" (which I totally believe), I have been getting used to the new layout. I kinda miss the old one, but change is good sometimes (: And if you guys just WORK with the new layout, you'll get used to it just like the old one!It'll become second nature...believe me! Just PROMISE us, Polyvore, that changing the layout won't be for AWHILE? Please! And PLEASE make a blog post when you are testing a new layout that way we ALL have the chance to beta-test it so we can put our feedback in too (:
XOXOXOXO♥

sunstone said...

So happy about the fixed missing images! :)

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Please make it easier to view our contacts sets, and other peoples sets in general.

Anonymous said...

How come you removed the date archiving? I like to go back and see when my sets were created and it now only shows "one month" "1 year" etc. Please, PLEASE at the very least, put that back! I still hate the changes, but it looks like they are here to stay, so at the very least put the dates back. Thanks.

Stream said...

Sooooo happy!!!! I love that you can comment from the homepage! And thanks for fixing the items issue, it was so annoying. One last request: Can you include again the category of TAGS in Activity Type summary? I can only see tags when I'm online, and it's not working at all if you're off. It's like having to send messages again so people can see that you tagged them. Thank you!!

Danielle said...

While I sitll prefer the old layout, I am very happy with this update! It seems like my main concerns have been answered or corrected and I only had one other question which was how to see members and sets who you are not contacts with and how to see groups you have not joined and collections from non-contacts. I finally figured this out so I feel less cut off from the explore options of before. I know most of us weren't too pleased with the new changes, but you have handled this all VERY well. It's very refreshing to have a website that listens to its users and does its best to satisfy them. Thank you for everything you do!!

Anonymous said...

thank you for fixing things, but please, LISTEN TO THE COMPLAINTS! we're not happy, please change it back. NO activity page. NO new things. polyvore was best when you could change your username and log on knowing everything would be the same. PLEASE.

PatrĂ­cia Coelho said...

"Polyvore is the best place to discover or start fashion trends. Browse and shop looks created by a global community of independent trendsetters and stylists"... Yes, we can create text, interior design or art sets, but that's not what Polyvore is about. It can't be called "fashion obsession", it's actually the 'true' function of a fashion website!
Thank you, Polyvore Team! I really enjoy the new improvements and all your hard work! You offer an incredibly fantastic service, FOR FREE! I couldn't be more satisfied!

Caroline said...

I've pretty much gotten used to the new homepage. Thanks for your hard work! :)

Anonymous said...

I guess i'm sort of used to it by now, but i still miss the old homepage dearly. :(

Anonymous said...

I Want it changed back to how it was geeesssshhhhhhh I am sure you have had more people complane about it. POLYVORE listen here please i would very much apreatiate it if you would change polyvore back its orrigall self. In somways it has help me but it has manliy made it harder for me.
So please ( me on my hands and knees) Change it back to the normal polyvore it was a heck of a lot better cause it seems that you go and change it then we get used to that one, then you go and change it so then it gose and cchanges again and so the prosesse starts all over again so please change polyvore back.

Ellen Hilart said...

You are the best website management team ever! I've never been on a web or game site where the management actually listens to their subscribers and takes our comments, suggestions, and yes, even the complaints, seriously. It has been a real pleasure to be a part of this phenomenal site. Thank you!!!!

Ellen Norton (Hilart)

Silveth said...

I love it! now I have more views on my sets and more followers it's great and faster!
Ps: I have one prblem though...most of the time when I want to post my sets on blogger after posting it it just doesn' work and I end up doing it from blogger :-/ can you fix it?
♥!!!!!!! bye

Andrea said...

I'm having issues with seeing my items and therefore with them being visible on the editor which means I can't create any sets, I've tried deleting the cookies and cache, I've tried with another browsers (i.e. chrome, firefox) and yet the issue persists, ironically I'm ok with the changes to the site. here's the link to my user http://druida.polyvore.com/

Anonymous said...

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=37542749

I am having image problems with this set.

No amount of republishing seems to fix it...

Anonymous said...

I think all the changes are great :) Thanks Polyvore :)

Anonymous said...

please change it back to the old polyvore! this new format is so confusing, with all the following and spread out sets and items...it's too much!

lusy-lusy said...

Hello The Polyvore Team! I like Polyvore very much=) I have a request for you. As you know polyvorians like to congratulate each other with Birthday. But I have a lot of following! I can`t know about Birthday of every person. It`s difficultly! Can you make something with date of Birthday? Please) I think it will be perfect innovation in Polyvore))
Sincerely,
Lusy

Anonymous said...

I really like the new Polyvore! Thanks!!! Btw, I don't get these members who constantly cry over the old pv look, why are they oppose the changes especially when they are good and helpful?

Pauli said...

What happened to the 600 / 600 set pics/pixels?

They WERE HUGE, now not again.

AND, you cant keep listening to the ankle-biting lilliputians. There are ALWAYS issues with ANY updates to websites. We will get used to it, BUT, the bigger 600/ 600 pixels was *BETTER*



Please advise.
Please bring BACK the 600/600 pixels, they make the sets AWESOME.

Anonymous said...

I' getting used to the new Polyvore... thank you for always trying to improve and make the Polyvore experience better!

April (Prilsplace) said...

YOU ROCK!!!!!!
However, I do agree with 'Stream' (add Tags to the Activity Summary).
Other than that... I am HAPPILY addicted!
For such a small team, dealing with SO many users, you guys are PHENOMENAL!

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I really like the new layout, and especially like the stream of contacts sets. I was totally fine with having random sets inserted (like maybe things you would have included in the 'people you may like' category) - I was just wondering if it's possible to see if you are following someone from the home page? It would be convenient if I like a set to see 'Oh, I'm not following them! Maybe I should!'

Just a suggestion =] Thanks for all the hard work you do!

Anonymous said...

Thank-you for putting all your effort into the changes for us :) I know some people may not like it, but I guess it takes some getting used to. I love how you can comment on sets from the profile, that makes things soooo much easier!

6irly6irl said...

Hi guys!

Thank you so much for the info on the new updates! I really like the improvements and are forever grateful for the hard work and probably long hours you guys put in to make the site much more enjoyable for all of us! You provide us with a superb website that is free of charge and I couldn't be more grateful!

Maci said...

You don't see what your users want. Your just keeping what the positive people say. we WANT the old polyvore. Where I can see my friends sets next to my comments. We want that or we want to be able to chose what we want.

sarahsaurus said...

Still sucks, you're still not listening. Way to turn into Facebook.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for fixing these changes based on user feedback. That was fast! At first I didn't like the way you guys rolled out all the new features at once, but I'm getting used to it now. Ironically, the one change that really helped me adapt was the beige-colored box at the top of the screen with the arrow that says New Home. Now I understand the concept of the new layout. Like a previous user had mentioned, I also liked the Explore feature, but I've been okay with following different paths to get to what I need.

But pretty please no more changes for awhile? ;) Users need some time to breathe and adjust. Thanks for doing all this great work!

cheers,
sundaygray.polyvore.com

Priscila said...

Hey.. I love the changes! and thanks for fix my sets! ;)

Anonymous said...

I don't like the new design. Im really hoping that they do change it back or do something but this new design sucks!

Anonymous said...

Polyvore, thanks for all the improvements you have made recently. I am finally used to the "new" polyvore....and I like it, very much! I think the separate pages (& the new design in general)are user friendly. Great job! -kerpatch

Sookie said...

Thank you Polyvore! I am really starting to like the new homepages. And thank you for always responding so quickly to our complaints and questions. You guys are awesome! (now if only you would bring the changeable usernames back...)

Anonymous said...

naahhh I don't like it!! it still confused!! -___- I got bored of it!

Anonymous said...

I think the new design is fabulous! It's more organized and easier to use. I especially love the notifications! Now I can see messages all in one place. I also like the ability to explore art sets and interior design sets MUCH easier. The new design is a big improvement, the other users who are complaining just aren't don't like change. Thanks so much for all your hard work! xoxo

Monica said...

Music in sets doesn't work :(

Anonymous said...

why are you NOT listening to the complaints? this is what really pisses me off about Polyvore these days. I love the site, but no one listens on there. everyone absolutely hates the new layout. the bigger sets is amazing, but the new layout is just too confusing and you won't listen to all the complaints about it. wow Polyvore. way to please your users. -.-

shoegirl927 said...

I can't leave comments on my homepage... I must not have that feature yet.

Chloe said...

i am so sorry, but i really prefer it the way it was :(
sorry but thank you so much for your efforts in making it better. but the majority of us really do love the old one.
so please we'd love to have it back.
thanks. x

lips-like-morphine said...

I love that you responded to our complaints and though for the most part i have got used to it...

The homepage hasn't changed.
Just get rid of the silly activity thing.

AND:

Could you please get rid of the
'this person just posted X amount of sets in your group'
It's slightly annoying, I don't care if they are posting stuff and it's clogging up my stuff.

Anonymous said...

before the new page i would get hundreds of views, likes, and comments a day...now i get one or two a day, even as i'm adding ppl daily. i noticed that i check out other ppl's new sets less often, as well, because that information is on a separate page that i'm not used to visiting...it just makes me sad that i don't communicate back and forth w/ other members anymore :(

Robsfriend73 said...

Thank you for listening!!!

I just made a mini-set and after publishing the frame in the back (I used it 4 times) isn't showing properly: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=37592991

I ♥ Polyvore

Anonymous said...

You guys are being so inmature. ALL that the Polyvore Team was doing was improve the site. Yes, they had a few "bumps in the road" but that happens to everyone once in a while. There are some good and bad things about this new design, and the old one. This new one seems to be a bit more organized, yet we see top sets and cant see all of the set our contacts have recently made. I honestly don't like looking at the top sets, I ignore them because they make me feel bad since I don't have that many likes or aren't thar popular on polyvore. The old one showed us our contact's recent sets, yet seem to be a bit less organized than the recent one. So, please concider what I put my mind on, and thank you for reading this.

h2o-girl6-rolerplayer-adopting said...

Before the knew layout I was happily addicted now I do realize and notice that I'm viewing basically no sets a day. I used to visit and re visit sets day by day. I'm getting less and less activity on my page. No new likes, no new messages just over and over nothing. I want it changed back for the sake of all things Polyvore! I hate complasin since you a.k.a the polyvore team try hard to improve our experience and most of us are getting used to us and I confess to sometimes b e okay with this new layout, though not a day passes by where I'm still dissapointed with the changes and upset that the loudest voices aren't being heard. Only the problems and kind complients are being listened to. I want us to get to have an options button. One button to have the old Poylvore layout a.k.a the Polyvore I loved since the year ago I joined and the other button being this layour a.k.a the one I'm not used to though some of us on Poylvore enjoy and tolerate. I unfortunetly don't enjoy this new layout and wish to have it changed back. Hopefully you'll take my suggestions and opinons into account instead of just ignoring them. Polyvore has a voice, let us use it.

Kimi said...

looked at the status update thing on the set and i was like OMG THATS COOL... but theres not status updating ... maybe thats something polyvore can consider adding ;D got used to the changes now :) sometimes it takes time :D i love the quick message thing :P xxxx

Anonymous said...

thanks for working at the site, but i still want my old homepage back. the bigger sets must be a little smaller because you cant see them without scrolling. it takes more time now to look at all my contact sets because i have to go back and forward. it was better before the change.

Anonymous said...

It was before beofre you chaged it I think personally the layout how you just scroll down like your checking your news feed it just reminds me of facebook but it was better before you chaged the layout. It seems more confusing now!

olivia said...

Its all lovely and convenient and what not, but we still don't like it! Jesus, listen!

Anonymous said...

don't mind the set up but don't like the fact we have to follow people instead of adding them as friends, it seems like i'm being stalked or stalking people.

Anonymous said...

Please change it back to the way it was b4...no 1 likes the new polyvore.....so PLEASE CHANGE IT BACK ALREADY GEESH

Anonymous said...

I'm frustrated with all the sets showing when i sign-in. Everything was so organized before, now it is sloppy. I'm disappointed with Polyvore. EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED

fairytale-lies said...

I did hate the first change, but now I must admit I love it. My only complaint is I don't want any top sets seen at all. Sorry.

Carolyn said...

I actually really am liking the new homepage, I'm able to see more of my contact's sets. I think that like you said there are some kinks, but not major ones. I don't necessarily miss the old homepage anymore, and the flow of this new homepage is a lot better.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the Explore button? I seriously miss being able to search for things.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the Explore button?

Anonymous said...

I literally HATE this site now. You all seem to be determined to destroy what we love so much. I havent made a set in days and wont again. Not complaining b/c I cant deal w/ change. Complaining b/c the changes SUCK!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for working hard to make Polyvore better. Its really easy now to like or comment on sets. However I would like to make a suggestion. I don't like having to see all of the top sets. I would like the option of just viewing my friend's sets.

Anonymous said...

thank you for fixing the glitches,
but it's been a week and I still don't like the new profile... Sorry, I wish I could like it, but it's just too complicated still, I wish everything were on ONE PAGE.

:P love you Polyvore, and sorry for whining so much <3

Anonymous said...

You wanted us to "try" it out for awhile & just knew we would begin to like it. Well, I still DISLIKE it VERY MUCH. The activity page just looks like a disorganized MESS and to me, is even MORE confusing than any other change you have ever made. I have been at Polyvore for FOUR YEARS and I honestly believe these are the worst changes I've seen. I LOVE POLYVORE. It's the only site I go to every day, several times a day. Its the very first site I go to in the morning, and the very last site I go to at night... but I can't stand what you've done. Why can't you just stop changing everything all the time??? I don't think "upgrades" are always what they're cracked up to be. Most of the time, an upgrade just causes mass confusion. I think that's proven by the amount of unhappy comments you have recieved. GO BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS BEFORE THIS NEWEST CHANGE. PLEASE?????

Anonymous said...

Ever since you've changed the whole layout I haven't been able to create any sets because the images in the ediotor won't even show up! you just change it back the way it was before all this crazy shizz, it's just annoying now!

Dayle D Ann said...

it's amazing the people that don't realize the extra clicks & time U've added with the site changes and/or, don't care AND, how like congress Polyvore is in it's complete disregard for efficiency & the people's will.
Like so many others, I'm breaking this addiction to a once fabulous site!

Anonymous said...

I see that you are trying to do the best you can to please everyone, but with every change it gets worse. I can not(I repeat CAN NOT) navigate the new layout. I can't find any of my contacts set because their is to many Top Sets still(And I been active on this account for three years).
I really more then ever want my old layout back. Why are you being so mean to your user? All we are asking is to have the old layout back since it was perfect and not worth changing, but you have been so selfish that you can't abide to our simple request. You think you try to help by improving the new layout, but with each so called "improvement" your members grow more frustrated with it. WE WANT THE OLD ONE BACK NOW!!! Stop ignoring the request for the Old Polyvore and do it.

Anonymous said...

Dear Polyvore team, of course this new site design has great things to offer. But one thing that I find it very annoying is that on my homepage loads of sets show up, but only a few of my contacts do. Is it possible to do something about that, for instance a turn-off button as someone suggested? I'm only interesting in seeing my contacts sets, and now have to go to their profile to see if they have made a new one. I know you can't please everyone, but here's my two cents.

Anonymous said...

Polyvore. Polyvore, Polyvore, Polyvore. We just want the old homepage back. Please. Stop ignoring us.

Anonymous said...

Polyvore, don't listen to these other pessimists here. I LOVE the chages and this polyvore is better now than it was before. It's easier to see if, and how many that have likes you sets and to find new set.
And to the people who hate this, I just want to say: Lighten up! It's not the end of the world.

Anonymous said...

The custom background thing on the set creater is messing up. It won't let us change the item to fit our needs.

Katie said...

Ok so I really wanted to say that I appreciate you trying to update the site as quickly as you did. I really do. However sometimes I feel you do not really read comments. I think that the changes you have made so far are good. I know there is a lot of controversy over the new layout. most don't like it yet some do. I have tried I mean I have really tried so hard to get used to it but I can't So as I have said before. I think your best solution to this problem is to give us the option of the old or new layout in our settings. Twitter and Facebook have both done this before so i know it is possible. Thanks.

BlueStreeak said...

Hello,
I am a little dissapointed in Polyvore right now. I used to quite enjoy this site, especially how the first page was laid out. I hardly ever look at my contacts sets any more because I have my profile page as the page I've bookmarked. I despise the fact that everything is on two pages now. What on earth was the point of that? It's just making us waste time going between pages to see and find what we want.

The only thing I'm asking is that the two pages be re-condensed into one it would save so much time and energy. Everything else about the site, I pretty much like. I like the red activity notifications, and I like the larger sets. I miss the EXPLORE button a little bit, but I hardly used it in the first place.

If you actually did take the time to read this, thank you for listening.
xoxo
BlueStreeak

Blushkiss said...

I've already gotten used to the new design, I love it. But what I love most is the fixing and additional changes you've made. Awesome job, guys.

Anonymous said...

Polyvore, are we suppose to do something in particular with a featured item????? I thought it was for a contest...but, no, no contest! thx, kerpatch(@kerpatch)

Anonymous said...

WOW..LOVE that i can comment from the stream/grid....more better and i am actually motivated to leave comments, lol...Thank you for all that you do at POLY. Blessed to have found a site that is based on what i love most in life,fashion and art. Where else would i go?

LOVE it..oxoxox Big hugs

Jessie(Paint)

Fleur de Lis - Hanna said...

i actually like the changes you guys have made BUT the thing that absolutely annoys me the most is the little sidebar thing that shows you how many set likes you have gotten, contest wins, new contacts, comments, etc. i really loved that feature making checking activity much easier and more concise. please bring that back!!!

Anonymous said...

Help my last set is minus the picture. What happened... This sucks.. Thank you brendajoyce

Rosette Princess said...

the site is going fantastic...love the changes but the contests =( they should be open for everyone! =(

Anonymous said...

I was one of the ones that are saying change it but now i've give it try and I'm really getting used to it and actually I'm starting to love it!

Lisa R said...

I'm still not using the HOME page much but having just had a quick look I see that most sets on there do seem to be from my contacts, would still like a more obvious split between contacts and others. Also between collections and sets, you can hardly tell the difference!

I love that we can comment and see set items direct from the contacts profile page :-)

Would much prefer having actual dates back on the top of stes rather than "one month ago"

Next time you are thinking of making changes it would be really great to add an advice or FAQ tab for the creator tool. You could use it to explain things like the 50 item limit, why certain images do or don't have transparent backgrounds, why images that used to be there have now gone, do you have an archive system? etc etc, I'm sure there are many other things that I can't think of just now.

I still miss the explore tab but know that the search box in the top right hand corner does much the same thing. Is it possible when looking through the search results to add the option to save items direct from there rather than have to open the items up?

Ok, I'm done for now :-)

Anonymous said...

hhmmm... i kind of like the new design, but it's kind of annoying how it keeps changeing. just as i got used to the old design, it changed!

Anonymous said...

i like it, but i hate it when it changed just as i get used to the old one.

Josie said...

I hate it. I gave the new design a chance but it's frustrating to use and I can't see my friend's sets.

Dayle D Ann said...

The new changes still added extra pages & extra clicks & long scroll downs whereas before, the crucial info was at your fingertips when U signed in.
Such is "progress" in today's new world where commerce rules & any new trick to add newbies WILL be used regardless of plain functionality.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me?? You call this "change"? Ugh, I hate to be the negative person here, but since you did the BIG CHANGE, most of my contacts left. They are barely here at all! My contests in 3 groups used to get 100's and most of the time over 1000 entries. Now I barely get over 100 entries, since the layout change. That's because people don't come here as often or at all. Thanks Polyvore for ruining a good thing. I'm here much less as well and am contemplating giving up my groups to new mods, because they're no longer fun without the active members. People said they'd leave and they did. It's probably pointless that I even bothered to write a comment again, since no one ever listens. This place just depresses me now. Everytime I'm here, I feel trapped inside this AWFUL LAYOUT. You may like it Polyvore, but I don't. And most people don't either. But go ahead and be delusional that it's great and that people will get used to it. I hope everyone leaves. Might be the only way to make you see the light.

Dayle D Ann said...

I think that a lot of us still come on for our set making fix (PLEASE GOD, let the competition with a "create" code & clipper come soon!) but have stopped doing community activity as it takes too long. My hits weren't great but steady. NOW, there's very little & I see that a lot of the contests have minimal entries whereas before, there were lots.
Leave it to a bunch of young'uns to screw things up in their quest for riches!

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to the large sets? They were great.
Please bring BACK the 600/600 pixels, they make the sets look so much more beautiful!! That was THE ONLY THING I liked about the new layout and now you took that away too? No cool Polyvore! Bring back the old layout and the 600/600 pixel sets please!

Anonymous said...

Hi Polyvore! You are doing an awesome job!!!!! I have a request: when we are filling a template in the "create a set" place it would be helpful if the person who made the template had their name visible on that page. I like to give them credit for it and sometimes I forget who made it and have to go out and then look it up again...... thanks!!!!!PLEASE make this new update for us!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi,After some days adapt new homepage,I love it!! thanks very much polyvore team. But I had the new problem now, after publish set, if I write something in the NOTE, then my sets will be invisible in the contact's set(new homepage). Please fix this problem..

Anonymous said...

No, I am not fond of the new layout.
It takes forever and a million years to find contact's sets.
I cannot see them on the home page where I spend most of my time.
This makes me extremely aggravated.
Yes, it is fabulous that some people like this, but others of us really are terribly confused.
Gah.
I don't know.
Take a poll next time maybe?
Whatever.
It's your polyvore.
Not ours.

Anonymous said...

thanks soo much it's much better, however when I go onto the home page it says 'Welcome to NGINX' and that's all it says. why would that be??

nadinekenific said...

I am not sure what size platform you designed this layout for but the sets do not fit on the screen.
You have all this space above the fold with small text and navigation then bam, large sets. The larger format is taking longer to load. It would make sense to me that the full set showing all the products would fit nicely on the page when you click on home. Maybe they need to be smaller?
Also, if you could 'like' sets while in the grid viewing it would be much easier than all that scrolling. Grid view is pretty useless for anything but viewing. Polyvore is for more than viewing but interacting. You have created a community here.
I found the forward and back buttons to be more effective than the vertical scrolling. Once again because the whole set is on the page.
Research shows that people do not like excessive vertical scrolling. They lose interest quickly. The 'back to top' button is helpful but all this scrolling! Most image platforms that are successful are the ones that have horizontal image layouts with arrows and a thumbnail view so you know what is next. News sites, Magazine sites, Yahoo home page, just to name a few.
You guys are always updating and that is GREAT! I totally support it.I just find viewing more difficult now.
Wow, did I say scrolling enough?!
Thanks Polyvore keep up the work. This is a great site!!!

Dayle D Ann said...

NOW I've a site on the front page & they have it credited to someone else!
NICE JOB, Polyvore "techie" execs!!

Flo said...

really i just want top sets gone or at least have an option to be turned off because i can't tell if it's my contacts sets or top sets.

Anonymous said...

please change it back to the way it was before. I would like to see the sets my contacts liked instantly!! I feel it was more practical before...

robsfriend73 said...

Dear Polyvore,
Thank you SO much for improving your fabulous site!!!

But can you PLEASE make one of those stream-things (don't know the name for it!)for the contact's sets?! The whole site, including making sets, makes my RSI flare up so bad!!!

Having to scroll down on the side, then back to the set to like, then scroll down again for commenting, then scroll down again for the next set (including added adverts and stuff), really starts to hurt - literally!!!

If you add one of those bars like on our own pages, visiting sets would be SO much easier!!
Thank you!!!
I ♥ Polyvore

Anonymous said...

Go back to the old homepage. Obviously more people HATE this latest, horrid layout you all created. Stop trying to force this garbage on us. Stop being so mean to your loyal users!! I wont participate anymore on this website. You've destroyed what we loved.

MangoExotic said...

I have several sets that don't show the items even after republishing. Can you pls help on this? Tnx!
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=35772524
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=35501281
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=35666338

Amie L said...

i'm really sorry but there is a big problem with the editor. i recently made a set and saved it to my drafts (the problem has occured twice). when i next went to my drafts and tried to edit my draft it wouldn't open. please change this because i've lost two of my sets!! :(

Anonymous said...

i think we should be able to "like" sets from the homepage stream since not everyone has the time to open every single set they like as they're browsing (esp if they have hundreds of contacts, like i do)

Anonymous said...

Can you please change it back? Especially the website home page and our own home page? Both are super-inconvient and difficult to use/understand. A welcome change would be to be able to filter the activity we see, like group announcements (which take up WAAY too much space).

Anonymous said...

I remember Polyvore when I joined a little over a year ago. I miss it.

Dayle D Ann said...

it's October & the powers that be in Polyvore have proven their point.
I'd LOVE to know the average age of those who love the new, complicated, many clicks layout. They seem to have unlimited time where as those of us with actual work, family & jobs don't.
such is the new world.

Anonymous said...

Hi guys!!!! :) I just wanted to say, (its 10:02pm EST) whatever update you just did to the home page, I like it. Like you flip-flopped it...I still like the old page better, but the new one is sloooowly growing on me. I just prefer seeing more sets at one time. Anyway, LOVE LOVE you all :) Thanks for everything you do. angie73

Anonymous said...

OH, and also the tabs -- LOVE that idea. Now at least I have a choice what I can view, rather than having to scroll down through all of it. COOLNESS :) angie73

Ean said...

My items, likes and people i follow are missing my page. What happened? - twistedbubble

Anonymous said...

when i was trying to create a set the items weren't showing up or they might have disappeared so plz do something and fix it as quickly as you can!

amiee said...

i cannot see any of the pictures, help please?

xoxopretty-in-pink said...

You say that you're listening to our comments. Well, listen to this.
Change Polyvore back to the original!
That's the polyvore i fell in love with.

sbobet said...

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Please put it back as it was before ! I can't

sbobet said...

way on bit . sbo
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Please put it back as it was before ! I can't

Anonymous said...

i love polyvore but I wish there was a way to make some sets private for your followers, instead of making it all public.

sbo said...

nice topic thank you and thumb up !
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sbobet said...

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Anonymous said...

I don't know what's going on with my page because I can't create a set and also I can't see any picture, what I have to do? Help

vi cam tay said...

Polyvore has become much more than a fashion enthusiasts playground, where they can live the Anna Wintour experience by creating their own fashion sets, with a number of mainstream and high end fashion brands engaging in a creative dialog with the Polyvore community and even using the platform as a way to crowdsource new product designs.

vi cam tay said...

Polyvore has become much more than a fashion enthusiasts playground, where they can live the Anna Wintour experience by creating their own fashion sets, with a number of mainstream and high end fashion brands engaging in a creative dialog with the Polyvore community and even using the platform as a way to crowdsource new product designs.

Kate said...

I just want to be able to access the website and can't. Any ideas why? I see this was a problem back in 2010 but was being taken care of so I'm not sure why I'm experiencing problems now. Thanks!

sbobet said...

sorry this happened. This problem is now fixed.sbo
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If for some reason you still see items missing from a set, try republishing your set. If that doesn’t work

Anonymous said...

your offical website wont work.

Anonymous said...

hi polyvore is a great website, but i think what would be really cool if it had an app for like android, iphone AND window phones ! This will make the website more accessible and available to all! i know it sounds like something hard becoz how are you supposed to move the close! but if there's a will there's a way !!! Btw the improvements you have made already are great !

Island in the Blue Bay said...

The numbers keep shifting up in my set when I publish it. I'll keep playing around with it- but any ideas?

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=79108189