Monday, August 19, 2013

Host Your Own Polyvore Meetup

Dear Polyvore Community,

One of the most unique qualities of the Polyvore community are the friendships that are built between members from all around the world. Many of you have expressed interest in meeting other members in person, and some of you have already been meeting for years! Through meetups, you can share your Polyvore stories, build greater friendships, exchange tips and tricks, and spend time with people who share your interests. We're always eager to learn about your meetups, and so is the rest of the Polyvore community!

Today we're excited to announce our meetup page at Meetup.com/Polyvore. We’d love to help you, the community, build even stronger bonds by empowering you to host your own events. We hope that this site will make it a breeze to find and meet new members in your area.

DIY: Polyvore Meetups

  • Start or find a community: Go to the Polyvore “Meetup Everywhere” page to see if there is a meetup in your area. When you find one in your area, you can join it. 
    • Check out the community and join it by clicking on the “Join us, get updates” link. You can leave comments or suggestions to start a conversation or add to one about a meetup. 
    • If you do not see a community meetup in your area, you can start one. Use the search bar on the top right to search your city. If your area does not come up, you get it started by clicking on the “Start a new community” link. After that, anyone in your area can find your community and join it. 
  • Organize a meetup: To organize a meetup in your area, schedule a date, time and location, and add details about the type of meetup you would like. Make sure to title your meetup! 
  • Spread the word: When you’ve worked out the details, you can create a set to promote the event with a link to the meetup page. Contact us at meetup@polyvore.com to let us know the meetup has been confirmed. We can work with you to spread the word and we’ll send you a Polyvore Meetup package for your event. 

Use the #PolyvoreMeetup hashtag. We’ll follow the conversation and help promote your meetup. Be sure to send us pictures from the meetup (to meetup@polyvore.com) so we can spotlight your event! Check out some of the past member hosted meetups in Chicago, Southern California, and Atlanta

Love,
The Polyvore Team

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is sort of dangerous. You don't know if it's actually that person.

Anonymous said...

I agree this is dangerous

Anonymous said...

but how would we know if it's safe?it's dangerous

Kira said...

This definitely sounds dangerous to me. First of all, I live in a tiny town and one would never ever be near enough for it to be worth it. Second of all, once again, DANGEROUS! The fact that this and crappy, un-needed updates are what you guys have been working on really angers me. But heaven forbid I voice my opinion, it's never acted upon even though it's the vast majority's opinion.

Anonymous said...


I can see the concerns of there being a "possible" danger, but I'm pretty sure before a meet up there is some kind of confirmation, and we are asked to make a profile. I would not agree on meeting up with anyone unless you have some type of relationship with them in polyvore or you already know they are a REAL PERSON with good intensions.
We can live our whole lives in fear, which will limit you in doing things in life, or you can just enjoy life and have fun as you meet other people who share the same passions as you.

POLYVORE would not create something like this and not have thought about safety, but hosting a meet up would be your choice. Anyway...enjoy life..xooxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxooxoxoxo

Love Paint(Jessie)

Anonymous said...

How is this dangerous? So you're seeing strangers that live near you, that's about as dangerous as going to the mall.

Anonymous said...

There are thousands of meetup groups around the country that are for all sorts of interests....pets, knitting, foodies, singles, hiking,wine buffs, religious stuff, book enthusiasts, coffee drinkers, moms...you name it there is a meetup for it..it is pretty common....so it really is nothing for everyone to be getting their dander up about. Just use common sense and good judgment.

Anonymous said...

Instead of doing things like this that are kind of dangerous and the exact reason why my mom is wary to let me do social networking, why not focus on the suggestions members give every day? There's a lot if you try to find them. I wish we could change our usernames. I miss questions. I miss the old homepage. I miss a lot of things that got ruined by updates. I love Polyvore to death, but it's getting really different.
- @thatweirdchick222

Anonymous said...

Is that even safe. Polyvore shouldn't be doing that it's not right and they would be blamed for the deaths, rapes or disappearances of a lot of kids.

Sandra said...

Tumblr does stuff like this and it's not that quite safe. You never know who you're meeting and what they're intentions are. There are so many anons on Polyvore you don't know who they really are. Skyping/FaceTime would be safer alternative.

gabrielle robinson said...

the only way this would be safe if you were meeting up with a relative that you have not seen in a long time

Dunn said...

As the host of the Chicago meet up, I want to say that we had a great time! Everyone was nice and want to continue to meetup. Of course there are precautions that you should take. Always go with someone, make sure that the location is a legitimate one, and contact the establishment to make sure that the event is actuallt bring held there. Chrystal Chan of Polyvore was a great resource to tap into while planning and I would definately recommend attending a meetup in your area!

Anonymous said...

This sounds very neat! But I do agree with some of the other members that it could be dangerous...

MarinaMarry said...

This is perfect!
I am from Serbia and we organize Polyvore meet up`s a few times per year (since 2008). For us, that is something very special and we really appreciate our Polyvore friendship.
Me and two girls more mamarijana nad katarina-kaja, were on maja-k`s wedding. I just wanted to say, it is not dangerous. It`s fantastic.
Next time we will talk mora about it (when we meet)..and I can`t wait to see those girls again.

Kisses from @marina-marry

Anonymous said...

this is incredibly dangerous to encourage. it's one thing for individuals to choose to meet up in person on their own, however it's entirely different to create a place for people to set meet ups. and just a thought, since the website is acting as the vehicle for the meet up, if anything were to happen to individuals attending a meet up, Polyvore could be held legally responsible.

Anonymous said...

GREAT! WE CAN ALL GET TOGETHER AND TALK ABOUT HOW CRAPTASTIC POLYVORE HAS BECOME

Anonymous said...

this is dangerous how do you know if well their who they say they r

Monica said...

I think in general, Polyvore meet-ups would be aimed for people over the age of 18 (or mature 16+ year olds), who can make their own decisions, and take responsibility for themselves. Of course "stranger danger" is something that we should be wary about, but most meet-ups hosted by other communities e.g. fans of a TV show, will host their meet-ups in areas open to the public during the daytime e.g. parks, major shopping centres, etc, as this increases the safety of these events. If you don't think it's safe, then don't go! If someone wants to go, they can make their own judgement call, or take friends they know with them!

kennedi killips said...

while a polyvore meetup would be amazing, i don't think that people should just organize their own. i feel like polyvore should set them up and have security and an actual set-up and such. i would definitely bring a parent or someone. i do understand the potential danger, but don't all conventions like this have potential danger too? i think that polyvore should make this an actual and professional convention. xx

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Anonymous said...

Not for being mean but I your mom has to give you permission to be on social networks then you're not old enough to go to a meeting, this meeting should be for people only over 18, if you're younger than that then better don't go, you're still a kid, and like someone said, your uncle could kidnap you, you could get abducted at school or church, so everywhere is a dangerous place, you should check first who are the people whose are going to meetings and talk to them beforehand, and check with Polyvore. I think this is an awesome option and like I said before, if you think this is dangerous then don't go, If I decide to go to a meeting I do it under my responsibility and Polyvore don't have any responsibility over that. Grown up!!! Real world is a dangerous place.

A really shocked polyvore user said...

Good idea but polyvore is NOT a dating site! This is sevearly dangerous looking at how many kids there are on polyvore just under 13 alone, not to meantion all the other teens. Who in the world came up with this stupid idea?! Oh, I know! The kidnappers and murderers!! They went "Hey social sites! Why not make it easier for us to steal foolish kids from there homes and kill them?!? It sound fun" ( god, I just can't believe polyvore right now!!)and they went "mmm-kay here is millionz of kwidz for you to killz." Like god, before long I can see a lawsuit heading their way for a TON of lost kids. God a eight year old could see it coming!

Milly said...

I think this is great! Using Polyvore I meet a girl from my town and today we are friends. And I really enjoy in our talks about fashion, life, children and so on...Also I know for the girls from Serbia whose meetings now become a tradition. Maybe it's dangerous in bigger cities...I don't know...everyone have their own opinion. Anyway I hope that I will meet some other members from my country this way. Kiss from milicanikic!

Anonymous said...

Obviously this is for people above the age of 18. Even then I'm sure Polyvore would make you sign an affidavit of some sorts to prove you are who you say you are. And then also proving you are over the age of 18. That's what they made me do when I won a contest with a prize a while ago.

So stop getting your panties in a twist. It's not like Polyvore is forcing you to meet other polyvore users.

& about the kids that are under the age of 13 on this website,
they shouldn't be on here in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Yes this has a factor of danger to it but meet ups are common. MANY specific interest/fandom groups participate in meet ups. Polyvore predominately is female and many users seem genuine since the site is not the usual social network site like tumblr or Facebook where varying interests and a larger demographic is present. Needless to say the meet up is obviously targeted at 18+ years so the 15 year olds complaining shouldn't go without consent from parents and probably with supervision or go with a no. of friends.

Mary said...

I can agree with the others this is quite dangerous cause you don't know the other person unless they are the people you already know in life like a classmate or a long time friend or a relative/cousin.

Racheal Blair said...

Anything in life can be dangerous. Were you to attend/host a Polyvore meeting, you should take precautions to ensure your own safety and the safety of others, such as:
- bringing a buddy and/or insisting that others do the same.

- holding meetings in public areas, such as coffee shops, buffets, or busy parks. This also gives attendees something to do (have a bite to eat, have lunch, picnic) and can ease any awkwardness upon meeting new people.

- keeping a "guest list" and checking off as your guests arrive, if somebody uninvited shows up, keep a firm eye on them.

- speaking of guests, SCREEN YOUR POTENTIAL ONES (check Polyvore accounts, how long have they been active, are they often used, etc).

Guys, I agree that it's disappointing that Polyvore has spent their time updating unnecesarry or unwanted aspects of the site and community, but the complaints that this is a dangerous addition are ridiculous. Just look out for yourselves!

@ccdreamer said...

i'll so be there i look forward to seeing all my fave blogs and maybe ebven see some of my friends.
@ccdreamer <3

Tyrone said...

Its dangerous!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It's always the same people they try to push/promote. It's so obvious and unfair. They put the same people in top sets and on the home page all the time. There is so much talent on this site. Look outside of your tiny circle of butt kissers, and give your other members a chance to shine. Who is responsible for certain decisions? This site is getting worse by the day. The contests are not good anymore, and you don't have them often enough. What is happening?

Nikell (Modestyfashions on Polyvore) said...

I see why some of the members would be concerned with safety. My husband is a leader of a few meetup groups and has attended events around our area. It's really not that bad. They're always held in public places during normal business hours. His most recent group is growing and is becoming quite successful.
Yes safety is and should always be a priority. But, I don't think it's that bad. Honestly, I think it's a great idea. I'd definitely be interested should a meetup event be organized in my area.

BTW: The anonymous complainers crack me up. You could at least have the guts to post your name.

Ceci said...

people complaining about the lack of "safety" are very silly and stupid... if you think that a meeting could be dangerous, you should stop going everywhere (school/university/church/cinema/concerts). poor you.

anyway, this is a great idea!