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What are the IMVU Mafias?

We have 80000+ members, 900+ monthly active members, 18000+ monthly visitors, 2800+ paying members, 120+ staff members, 5 daily active paid staff members (and hiring), active shout box with staff always on duty, active forums with 142000+ publicly searchable posts covering every subject on IMVU you can think of, chat rooms, and an underground market for selling; tools, products, digital resources, credits, accounts, etc ...

The IMVU Mafias was started in 2007 as an organization for helping children earn free credits and products. This was in response to IMVU inc creating a rule that bans anyone who begs for credits or products. We started as an organization for helping people.

2009 - 2011 we gave 11000+ free IMVU VIP's, 44000000+ free credits, and created a bot that earned our members billions of free predits. Around 2012 we declared victory against IMVU in the war against poverty when IMVU added a free credits section to their site.

2007 - 2010 we fought wars against 7 different black hat h4(k3r organizations h4(k1n9 people on IMVU, and we won all 7 wars, successfully removing all of IMVU's most prominent black hat h4(k1n9 groups.

2009 - 2010 we shut down 2 child sex slave operations on IMVU.

2011 we worked with a lawyer to sue IMVU for their removal of trigger music and won; a few months ago IMVU was forced to pay everyone back for this.

2012 when IMVU started adding malware / spyware to the IMVU Client, we started making our own version of the IMVU client without spyware. To this day thousands of people come to our site to download our clean light version of the IMVU Client.

2010 - 2015 we led the adult sexual revolution on IMVU; successfully decimating all 6 of IMVU's security systems against sex products on IMVU; we won. To this day, we are the number 1 safest site for sexual products and services on IMVU for adults. People are safe to love and make love.

2015 when IMVU banned all credit resellers, we created a market where people can continue to buy and sell credits; with a successful trust level system to prevent scamming.

2007, 2010, & 2012 our site was destroyed 3 times and each time we re-built it bigger and stronger than ever; instantly arising from the ashes with the full might of our community.

Our team of developers, programmers, and scientists are leaders in new technology on IMVU; producing new innovative tools, protections, and products.

We are a family, We are a business, and yes ... we are an organized crime syndicate. When the users of IMVU face an enemy; wether it be IMVU staff setting up unfair rules, hackers plundering accounts, poverty crushing the little man, or technical burdens; we are the first and last line of defense. We protect each other. We help each other. We love each other. Together we heal, we learn, and we grow. Together we are strong.

The IMVU Mafias is a community dedicated to the betterment of IMVU as a whole by providing a safe haven where users can learn, discuss, and receive help throughout their IMVU lives; ranging from educational to militia activities, the IMVU Mafias offers extensive programs and resources that will ensure you find what you seek.

Site Activity Report - June [Great Job Everyone!] by Don Von Alpha Dom at Fri 1 Jul 23:50

We saw quite the uptick in activity this month. Between several RP events hosted by our Discord servers, huge increases in posting / new topics on our forums, and new software / products developed by our scientists; the TIM Family has really kicked off this summer with a bang. June highlights included increased activity in the Adult Corner of our forums (including new escorts and adult games), ongoing training in our White Hat Cyber Security forums, continued research by our mobile development team, updates to our medals system by Underboss @Datamine, phenomenal sales of our new "68 Pose Fuck Me Everywhere Pool House", and The Midsummer Mafia Masquerade hosted by The Commission. 2022 is going to be one of the best summers ever. Go TIM Family! Go mafiosos! Thank you to everyone who supports us. Keep it up!

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The option to permanently delete inventory items is upon us by Don Von Alpha Dom at Mon 27 Jun 20:43

Sounds dangerous ... imagine IMVU malware that loops through your inventory and deletes everything using this feature ...

We already saw similar malware using the hide feature in the past to mass hide all of a user's pants and make them think their pants had been deleted, but at least they could easily recover from that by un-hiding everything. I don't think IMVU staff thought this one all the way through.

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Web-based Peer Review Coming Soon by SwagGod at Sun 26 Jun 03:19

I saw this on the release patch notes on IMVU yesterday:

"Next week we will be rolling out web-based Peer Review.
This will speed up Peer Review and also give more users access to participating in Peer Review. - https://help.imvu.com/s/article/What-is-Peer-Review
When this rolls out as early as next Monday (June 27th), only a percentage of users will see it. This means your friend may be able to do Peer Review but not you.
Eventually, web-based Peer Review will be rolled out to everyone who is eligible.
Note that users can still choose to do Peer Review using the Classic Client.
Here is how it will look when web-based Peer Review becomes available. "

You guys think there is a way to possible exploit this and maybe get more black market items through the system or maybe stock up on developer tokens. Or is it just so people who don't play classic can do peer review since the past few weeks peer review has been so slow.

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Imvu Creators Soon Able To Make NFT's by SwagGod at Tue 21 Jun 22:45

Hey guys I got this in my imvu inbox today:

"Hi Creators, We wanted to keep you posted about an exciting new opportunity we're working on for Creators and our entire IMVU community.

Later this year, we'll be integrating NFTs into the IMVU Shop. To start we will create and sell a range of IMVU NFTs. After that we will integrate NFT creation directly into IMVU Studio tools so all Creators can have the option to make and sell NFTs in the Shop. Regular IMVU items will of course continue to be promoted and celebrated in the IMVU catalog. Creators can choose to make regular IMVU products, NFTs or both."

Was wondering what your thoughts of about it

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1 free month of gold vip with any vcoin purchase by 5hy at Thu 9 Jun 04:23

Starting from the 8th of June 2022 and until the 15th of June 2022 you will get 1 free month of gold vip with the purchase of any vcoin bundle. Meaning that you can get vip for a dollar! The offer applies once to every account and it will be awarded up to 72 hours after the promotional period ends.

I'm guessing this is imvu's way of getting people into vcoin. I will definitely be buying a dollar worth of vcoin. I wonder if you still get all the perks like 5k credits and such with this.

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And just a tip. If you're from a european country and you want to avoid hidden processing for tax fees use a revolut card!

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IMVU's New V-Coin Gig Economy by Don Von Alpha Dom at Mon 30 May 23:49

IMVU is now allowing users to post, buy, and sell services for V-Coin on their new V-Coin Marketplace: https://gigs.imvu.com/s/checkpost

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Site Updates March 2022 by DataMine at Mon 28 Mar 13:06

Hey guys and gals. Just wanted to give you guys an overview of some of the work that was done to the site this month. We've been hard at work squashing bugs, improving performance and building new systems.



Bug Fixes & Improvements


  • MafSocial system. This system is responsible for displaying recent posts on the index page and PM/cart notifications in the overall header.

    • Fixed browser logic attempting to load/parse recent posts from the server on pages other than the index. This should decrease your browser's memory usage and decrease page loading times site wide.
    • Cleaned up the server logic for parsing and responding to requests from the browser to prevent future issues.

  • PM Search

    • Fixed a bug in that prevented you from deleting or moving messages you marked with the checkbox. You can now mass delete/move messages again.
    • Fixed search displaying a blank page when no messages matching the search criteria were found.
    • Re designed the advanced search area to visually match the rest of the site and be mobile friendly.

  • Market

    • Improved the visual design of the listings on the market index to be easier to read, mobile friendly and use less code.
    • Fixed market search being incorrectly aligned with other content on the page.

  • IMVU Avatar Bio Generator

    • Fixed app no longer working.
    • Updated the ui to match the rest of the site.

  • Magic 8 Ball

    • Rewrote the code to be much cleaner and smaller.
    • Updated the ui to match the rest of the site.

  • Misc

    • Optimized images site-wide to reduce their file sizes. This will decrease page loading times and decrease the amount of storage we need to host them.
    • Re wrote the WebApps page to match the rest of the site.
    • Fixed a few dozen other errors across the site that would fill up our error log behind the scenes.
    • Added responsive text alignment to our in-house UI framework.


Other News

The arcade system has been completely removed. The system hadn't been used in years, relied on Flash and was causing many errors behind the scenes. For this reason as well as the monumental undertaking restoring it would be, we decided it was time to get rid of it. Removal of this system has freed up space on our server and reduced the overall size of our site's codebase. This will make future upgrades and new feature easier to implement.


In more positive news, the medals system is undergoing a complete overhaul. New pages are being added, old ones re written or outright removed. We will introducing all brand new medals that people can work towards earning (and maybe a few that can be purchased for fun or bragging rights :P). Medals will be displayed on your profile and next to posts you make. We hope the reintroduction of this system will give you guys something to look forward to.


That's it for this month. Stay tuned for more!

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IMVU 'auto-blocking' users for specific language?!? by Soulljah at Wed 16 Mar 16:18

Has anyone else heard or experienced this recently - or ever for that matter?

Hello! Has anyone heard about words or expressions that trigger an autosent to the imvu police? I had never heard bout it until one of my friends got sent to imvu jail for 2 weeks. He was in a public room of his, AP, with one of his friends and his rl cousin. His friend talked about having loaned $2,000 to his rl girlfriend. My friend answered that for $1,500 he would suck that guy's pixel dick. Seconds later he was disabled for two weeks and received a message saying "we have evidence that you recently solicited other users for sex or cybersex for gifts or credits. We have temporarily disabled your account for 2 weeks due to this Terms of Service violation"... He called imvu and they confirmed him that he hadn't been flagged but that what he said in that room triggered that autosent. The guy who answered him read him the convo that got him disabled. And said "pixel privates" because he couldn't even say on the phone "pixel dick". All this is really crazy. If a simple joke with adult friends get you disabled now...

Now this sounds sketchy to me but the friend who sent this swears nobody in the room, all friends of his, flagged him. If VU is now monitoring public room convo's, where will the shyt end? Again, I am myself skeptical of this. The friend who passed me this is not prone to panic or exaggeration so I am simply passing it on. If anyone can corroborate then this would be really bad and I feel also illegal.

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