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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: Themes - An Upcoming Section for Public Chat Rooms Reply with quote

Soon we will be adding a new category called "Themes" to the Chat Rooms feature in our 3D Chat client. When you explore public chat rooms, you will have an option to browse through a select group of chat rooms that are submitted for our review by room owners and reviewed and selected by us.

Themes

We will launch the feature initially with the following themes for the rooms

Getaways
Fantasy
Furries & Pets (to be chnaged to just Furries)
Clubs & Lounges
Outdoor Fun
Seasons & Holidays
Homes & Offices
Castles & Kingdoms
Art & Fashion
Dark & Mysterious
Other

Our community members - especially those new to IMVU - will enjoy the Themes section that showcase the diversity of available rooms and decorating talents of the room owners.

You can read more about this upcoming feature in our updated Chat Rooms FAQ page. Detailed announcements will follow when Themes feature is available in 3-4 weeks.

Phase 1 of this project however launches today!

In order to have a broad selection of rooms available for the Themes at its launch, we want to open up a submission process now so that room owners can submit one or more of their own rooms for our review for inclusion in the Themes. Teen room owners will have their rooms selected for the teen audience while adult room owners will have their rooms selected for the 18+ audience.

How do you get your room into Themes?

If you have a public chat room or two that you are proud of and want to have it featured in Themes so it can be shared with rest of the community, then you can do so now. Download the 3D Chat version 493.14 or up and start.

Please note: The new Themes section is not yet available and will not be for another 3-4 weeks.

Selection criteria for Themes

--The room must be GA-appropriate
--The room should be of very high aesthetic quality
--The room should fit one of the themes listed above
--The room should not have any Room Access Controls and set to Public
--The room should have a great decor, nice collection of furniture and easy to navigate
--The room name, image and description should be appropriate and represent the room well

IMVU staff will review all submitted rooms and select them for being listed in Themes. The room owner will be notified via a message when there room has been selected or if it has not been.

A room will be automatically removed from the Themed section if the room owner makes any changes to the room - including its image, description, name or access controls.

A room owner can also get their room removed from being listed in Themes or during the review process if they choose to do so.

Submission Process

If you are on 3D Chat version 493.14 or up and own one or more public chat rooms, you will see the "Submit to Themes" option in the room tools when you enter your own room. Please note you can only submit your own rooms so will see this option only if the room is owned by you.

When you decide to submit your room for review, you will be asked to take a special photo for that room just for the Themed section. Your current room image will not be replaced for regular room listings.

Take a wide-view, panoramic photo of your room that showcases your room at its best. The submission process has a newly added high-resolution camera tool that has been designed for this purpose. If there are any avatars included in that photo, they will be automatically excluded from the final photo.

Once you have taken a photo that you are happy with, you can proceed to choose a theme under which you would like to be listed and submit for our review.

We will let you know whether your room is selected or not.

We are looking forward to having a selection of some awesome rooms that all our customers can enjoy and make you proud!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FAQs: I will be updating as questions come up and project gets updated.

1) Can I submit AP-rated rooms?

No. The first phase of the Themed feature will only include GA-appropriate rooms. There are no plans in the near future to add AP section to Themes but that may change in the future.

2) How many rooms can I submit?

Three at this time. This may change.

3) Why don't I see the option to submit a room?

You must be on client version 493.14 or higher and be inside one of your own public rooms.

4) What if my room is not accepted?

You will be sent a message with a reason for that decline. You can always resubmit after making appropriate changes.

5) When will I see the Themed rooms?

In another 3-4 weeks. Stay tuned for an update.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This certainly sounds like a great idea Very Happy

I'll give a submit to my oldest of rooms.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a size limit?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4u wrote:
Is there a size limit?


No. However if a room is super heavy and hard to load etc, its unlikely to be selected. We will be reviewing all submitted rooms for all such criteria.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a good idea.

Several of those look like they could be sub-catagorized as role play. Will role play get it's own theme or will it have to co-exist in a catagory that might just be for the discussion of this or that.

For example not all kingdom rooms are role play. Some are people who just like to hang out in a castle looking room. But some are. The same goes for mysterious.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea Very Happy Thanks again IMVU for the new updates, now if i could just stop crashing back to back Rolling Eyes Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"If you have a public chat room or two that you are proud of and want to have it featured in Themes so it can be shared with rest of the community, then you can do so now. Download the 3D Chat version 497.14 or up and start."
bold part- u mean 493.14? theres no 497 versions yet..
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chen wrote:
"If you have a public chat room or two that you are proud of and want to have it featured in Themes so it can be shared with rest of the community, then you can do so now. Download the 3D Chat version 497.14 or up and start."
bold part- u mean 493.14? theres no 497 versions yet..


I saw the feature with 493.14 so it must have been a typo or something
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this place...it's exciting!! XD
Thank you Varsha for another fun project. Rooms submitted! My other three are AP so those will have to wait LOL.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Varsha wrote:
4u wrote:
Is there a size limit?


No. However if a room is super heavy and hard to load etc, its unlikely to be selected. We will be reviewing all submitted rooms for all such criteria.

Is 5k a good average for a room?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Varsha wrote:
A room will be automatically removed from the Themed section if the room owner makes any changes to the room - including its image, description, name or access controls.


So if I submit a room and it's accepted, then later want to decorate it for the holidays it is automatically removed from the list? Can I re-submit it?

Varsha: Yes and yes.

Also, is there a limit to how many rooms you can submit / get added to the list?

Varsha: Yes. Currently it is 3 but it may change in the future. You will be told if you have reached the limit.

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Another question. You said:
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If there are any avatars included in that photo, they will be automatically excluded from the final photo.


But when I clicked to go to my room the pop-up said I need to make sure that there are no avatars in the pic. Which is correct?

Varsha; My post is correct. The automatic removal of included avatars is a recent change. We will update the pop-up.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this idea! I have at least 2 rooms that I'd love to submit.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NVM...saw the other posts late
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chen wrote:
"If you have a public chat room or two that you are proud of and want to have it featured in Themes so it can be shared with rest of the community, then you can do so now. Download the 3D Chat version 497.14 or up and start."
bold part- u mean 493.14? theres no 497 versions yet..


Sorry. You are correct. That was a typo on my part. I have fixed my original post and yes it is 493.14 and up.
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