I don't want to seem mean or anything but my understanding of the site was the following:
While I appreciate seeing people's pin-up shoot pictures (using PUG or some other brand) it's a bit disheartening and makes it harder to search when people post "normal" pictures, tag them as fan photos and they have nothing to do with PUG :/
Edited to add: I also think part of the culprit is ning's own software. It seems like folks are uploading pictures and thinking they're not going to be tagged in that album but they are. So not purposefully done, hopefully someone from Team Pinup can help :)
Augh in retrospect I think my comment sounds meaner then I thought it was. I'm sorry, I think I might have inadvertently offended when I didn't want to. My apologies.
I can't speak for others but I'm not offended and saw nothing mean in your post. I think this is a bit of a missunderstanding or a glitch in the system that I'm sure the Team will address.
While I didn't plan on using this like FB and uploading pics of daily life I thought it would be alright to upload pics of my vintage finds/creations and such. Soooo...I suppose until the issues is addressed I'll refrain from uploading to my profile so the pics don't automatically end up on the Fan Photos page (if that is indeed what is happening or unless of course I loose my will power and do some shopping before payday...lol).
I didn't realize that my photo's were being shared on the fan site...i thought it was just my personal page (i didn't tag them or anything). I was under the impression that this site was created for everyone to share their love of Pinup Style. If you click on the "About Pugstyle" at the top it talks about it.
"Pinup Girl Style, aka PUGStyle, is a community of people from all over the globe who love pinup style and culture. More than just fashion, pinup is about style, class, elegance, integrity, and kindness towards others. Pinup girls understand that a "beauty standard" is a contradiction in terms and that all women are beautiful."
Perhaps the 'Powers that Be' could come up with a 'PUG brand photo section' so that everyone is happy.
that doesn't mean people wan't to see nudity, or someone in a bath tub or pantless with records.
I think you nailed it with the word 'class' That's what I love about Pin-Ups is that they are a classy sexy and not cheap whorish sexy. They may have been considered 'racy' in their day but in todays age they are IMO classy sexy and leave just enough to the imagination (something I'm not seeing in some of the 'Fan Photos').
well...no that's kind of incorrect. this place was actually created because of facebook. PUG originally had a myspace page, but that went the way of the dinosaur, the facebook page limited what they could and couldn't do, and they wanted a central space that would not disappear with social media trends.
it was created for their customers.
I think you've misunderstood me. the purpose of the site was to have a central social media space that would never go away for people who purchase/like PUG. There is no rule that you must purchase their clothing/goods to be allowed on the page.
that being said, the clothing pictures should be focused on PUG clothing- it's helpful for others who are wanting to see what a specific style and size look on someone who is their size/body shape, hence why the pictures are sorted by size. there are several communities/special interest groups on this website, and a few are dedicated to Vintage clothing (not repo) where posting pictures of vintage digs would be absolutely suitable.