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anonymous
 3 years ago
Poll: Restore OS back to its original layout?
Vote YES or NO in the replies section below!
SEE OS AS IT WAS BEFORE HERE:
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anonymous
 3 years ago
Poll: Restore OS back to its original layout? Vote YES or NO in the replies section below! SEE OS AS IT WAS BEFORE HERE: http://assets.openstudy.com/updates/attachments/5159b1f5e4b07077e0c0db6c.sam.1364835163398os2.png

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anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Already second your opinion. c:

saifoo.khan
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[ \begin{array}l\color{red}{\text{I}}\color{orange}{\text{ }}\color{#e6e600}{\text{v}}\color{green}{\text{o}}\color{blue}{\text{t}}\color{purple}{\text{e}}\color{purple}{\text{ }}\color{red}{\text{f}}\color{orange}{\text{o}}\color{#e6e600}{\text{r}}\color{green}{\text{ }}\color{blue}{\text{a}}\color{purple}{\text{ }}\color{purple}{\text{y}}\color{red}{\text{e}}\color{orange}{\text{s}}\color{#e6e600}{\text{,}}\color{green}{\text{ }}\color{blue}{\text{o}}\color{purple}{\text{f}}\color{purple}{\text{f}}\color{red}{\text{i}}\color{orange}{\text{c}}\color{#e6e600}{\text{i}}\color{green}{\text{a}}\color{blue}{\text{l}}\color{purple}{\text{l}}\color{purple}{\text{y}}\color{red}{\text{.}}\color{orange}{\text{ }}\color{#e6e600}{\text{✌}}\color{green}{\text{}}\end{array} \]

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hopefully when Preetha logs back on she'll come to this post [as I have tagged her]

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And take it into consideration.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Wait does that mean were going to loose our SMART SCORE? If we don't I agree :) @help123please.

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1why move backwards ?As years progress the layout also changes bringing us a better openstudy ! I like the current layout :)

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Dayum. I was just going to post about this!!! But anyways. The site right now looks I'm be blunt. crappy. You don't have to revert it, but at least make it look like how it used to. except with the SS and stuff. and the chats. But man, I was going to post about it! I mean, objectively. Look at this http://blog.openstudy.com/wpcontent/uploads/2010/08/TopicsOS.png So clean. And modernist. And I'm standing here, thinking... why the downgrade ? And the site isn't even maintained any more. I looked at old blog posts! there used to be prizes on OpenStudy (announcements on the blog showed me that, like finding owlfred's glasses), the team was bigger (I believe, the only one posting now is Preetha). And the redesigns were awesome. New features all the time. What happened ? http://media1.biola.edu/chimes/photos/2010/Sep/27/Openstudy.png I think this is when the site started getting a little worse, a little bit more like how it is today http://www.allmyfaves.com/blog/wpcontent/uploads/2011/06/Openstudy_math.jpg Yep. http://www.blokeish.com/blog/wpcontent/uploads/2011/06/openstudyworldslargeststudygrouphelplearndiscuession.jpg And it even appears that there used to be something called "Achievements". https://s3.amazonaws.com/hackedu/ahievements_openstudy.jpg No idea why they got rid of it along with the addition of the SmartScore. Now, this is just me, browsing pictures of how OpenStudy used to be, reading blog posts. What exactly was the timeline in the design part ? I'm curious. And.... what was Studypad ? http://blogs.cofc.edu/tlt/files/2010/12/openstudy2.jpg BTW don't get me wrong. I love this site. It just seems like a startup team that was AMAZING, brilliant ideas, amazing goals, but is kinda... well, lost it's passion and vigur that startups start with.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Now that i think about it, I LOVE THIS SITE AS IT IS NOW! :)

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1what made you change ur views @some_someone ?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well the layout right now is more clean, than how it used to be in some of the screenshots provided by @dumbsearch2.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And i think its more organized.

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1thats what I am also pointing at

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2huh ?? saw this one ? http://blogs.cofc.edu/tlt/files/2010/12/openstudy2.jpg

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0However, what i liked from before was the colorful sort of things on the avatars.

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2http://blogs.cofc.edu/tlt/files/2010/12/openstudy2.jpg What happened to the "send message to followers". StudyPad. Achievements.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah I also liked the studypads, even though i wasn't here when that happened, but it sounds great!

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@dumbsearch2 I have used these old interfaces .But I like the current interface more

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2The ones that look crappy are these http://www.allmyfaves.com/blog/wpcontent/uploads/2011/06/Openstudy_math.jpg http://www.blokeish.com/blog/wpcontent/uploads/2011/06/openstudyworldslargeststudygrouphelplearndiscuession.jpg Because that's when OpenStudy was turning into what it was now, designwise.

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2You have, aravaindg ? cool. So you've been here since 2010 ? :)

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1;) check my number of days studied in detailed profile

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2wow amazing just studypad seemed amazing ._.

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1bt there are some part of old interface I want back ,we had top user of week ,day ,and many awards

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0We should have like most collaborated, etc.

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2studypad.. acheievments which kind of awards ? are you refering to the acheievements ?

toxicsugar22
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0can anyone help me aftrer you help her

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@AravindG what was the XP

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1that one ^^ ..the top users were the ones with most medals/questions answered and they had a special colour around them and their rank near them

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0YEAH , that is what i like the COLORS :)

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I wonder... how many redesigns did openstudy go through ? like, timeline ? or screenshots for each in order ?

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1well @some_someone at that time we had something called levels instead of smartscore , to surpass one level we need to get a particular number of experience points like we do in some games

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2BTW is that top users screenshot from these ? http://www.blokeish.com/blog/wpcontent/uploads/2011/06/openstudyworldslargeststudygrouphelplearndiscuession.jpg

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2from this design ? http://www.blokeish.com/blog/wpcontent/uploads/2011/06/openstudyworldslargeststudygrouphelplearndiscuession.jpg

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@AravindG but now we have SS and we never know when we are going to increase lol.

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@dumbsearch2 I am not sure we had many interfaces

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Personally, I think that was when openstudy was getting how it was now. Much prefer. http://blog.openstudy.com/wpcontent/uploads/2010/08/TopicsOS.png

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1well the SS system was introduced to remove some flaws in level system ..like we could randomly give medals to get experience points and hence reach a higher leevel easily ..There were many 100 level users at that time unlike now when satellite is the only one with 100 SS

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2really ? I thought that 100 didn't even exist! I thought they just made an exception for satelite because he contributed so much!:P

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah true true @AravindG and i guess that is good though.

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Nah. I'm serious. Salelite is the ONLY one with 100

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2YES. The changes in the SS were great. I just prefered some of the designs. And studypad. and acheivements. and teh good stuf

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1infact we didnt have message system at all :)

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yep private messaging facility was introduced recently

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1at some point of time when testimonials where introduced we used that to talk to each other :) ...you can see that some of my testimonials are actually talks with people

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah i noticed, and i was wondering about that.

toxicsugar22
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0can you please help me after her

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I regret not having snapshots of old OS with me now :/

toxicsugar22
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0look at my question I posted it

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2there a lot of them online I found a couple, which I posted here :)

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Interesting. I guess they didn't want this to become like a socila nteowrk through PMs. Kinda like stackoverflow

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1but I agree to one satement @dumbsearch2 they had very good feedback response and fast implementations here .Infact some of my suggestions were taken and implemented in 12 days !

tyteen4a03
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I would like the original layout with the smartscore color.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I like the original format... especially the colorful SS. (: However, I like the current format as well. Its looks compact and sophisticated, since everything is in the same color theme. Honestly this way it looks more like a quality help site, rather than a social network. I wasn't here at the time of old OS, but I don't think we shouldn't complain about the responses to our suggestions and/or problems. This has nothing to do with the OS format, but with the traffic in the site. There are plenty more users now than there were 1 or 2 years ago. (:

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Doesn't matter. I don't see a big difference.

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2"sophisticated" isn't always best. I don't want them to revert back to the old design, I just don't want them to stop developing this site. There used to seem like there were team members active on the blog that aren't there before... is everyone layed off, or what ? Regarding sophisticated, I love the simplistic, contentcentered, contentnotgradient type of design that Metro instills.

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2"Honestly this way it looks more like a quality help site, rather than a social network. " Um. No. Back then, there weren't all these social nonsense, like the chatting and PMs.

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@dumbcow wouldnt it be better if you posted about it separately ?

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I mean about the developing part

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1its a user .Why did you ask ?

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2or is dumbcow refering to me ? If so, that's extremely rude!

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1oops sorry I mentioned the wrong person ..it was to you @dumbsearch2

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2theres no one named dumbcow on this thread ..

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2the design IS developed. I don't understand, it's all related. You develop design. Duh ?

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2And the old design looks kinda like the StackOverflow/StackExchange network, hardly social networkish.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Let me rephrase what I said: not sophisticated and not a social network site. I meant it has defined design, unlike a blog. Its simple, yet easy and clear to use... its organized. (:

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so basically you want the site to resemble stack overflow ?

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I just wish they woudn't stop developing this site. And no need to be rude, there is such a thing called "inspiration"!

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2And metro does not apply to specific site. It's a design concept, a way of designing. It's centered on content, instead of flashing gradients.

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2And no need to be rude!

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I love the originzation. Just on a study website, I could see a contentoriented design like Metro working quite well.

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Was I rude ?? You called me dumbcow! And you started saying mean stuff to me!! .. I'm just suggesting something, I love this site too! Geez!

AravindG
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I told you I made a mistake while tagging you :/

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0LOL @dumbsearch2 you know dumbcow is a user. Very easy to click his name instead of yours... I almost did. :P

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes, Search. It was not Aravinds intention to ... insult you.

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2"wouldnt it be better if you posted about it separately ? I mean about the developing part @dumbcow" and "well then continue :) so basically you want the site to resemble stack overflow ?" I mean, I'm just suggesting stuff! I love this site!

dumbsearch2
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2dumbcow isn't even on this thread. He woudn't be a suggestion here, anyways!

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes, it also suggests people you have fanned.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Not just people on the thread or online.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What are we arguing about?
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