## 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.-1364835163398-os2.png

1. anonymous

@saifoo.khan

2. anonymous

@Preetha

3. anonymous

@AriPotta

4. anonymous

@Kitt020912

5. anonymous

6. saifoo.khan

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7. anonymous

Thank you.

8. anonymous

Hopefully when Preetha logs back on she'll come to this post [as I have tagged her]

9. anonymous

And take it into consideration.

10. anonymous

Wait does that mean were going to loose our SMART SCORE? If we don't I agree :) @help123please.

11. AravindG

why move backwards ?As years progress the layout also changes bringing us a better openstudy ! I like the current layout :)

12. anonymous

13. anonymous

Now that i think about it, I LOVE THIS SITE AS IT IS NOW! :)

14. AravindG

what made you change ur views @some_someone ?

15. anonymous

Well the layout right now is more clean, than how it used to be in some of the screenshots provided by @dumbsearch2.

16. anonymous

And i think its more organized.

17. AravindG

thats what I am also pointing at

18. anonymous

huh ?? saw this one ? http://blogs.cofc.edu/tlt/files/2010/12/openstudy2.jpg

19. anonymous

However, what i liked from before was the colorful sort of things on the avatars.

20. anonymous

http://blogs.cofc.edu/tlt/files/2010/12/openstudy2.jpg What happened to the "send message to followers". StudyPad. Achievements.

21. anonymous

Yeah I also liked the studypads, even though i wasn't here when that happened, but it sounds great!

22. AravindG

@dumbsearch2 I have used these old interfaces .But I like the current interface more

23. anonymous

The ones that look crappy are these http://www.allmyfaves.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Openstudy_math.jpg http://www.blokeish.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/open-study-worlds-largest-study-group-help-learn-discuession.jpg Because that's when OpenStudy was turning into what it was now, design-wise.

24. anonymous

You have, aravaindg ? cool. So you've been here since 2010 ? :)

25. AravindG

;) check my number of days studied in detailed profile

26. anonymous

wow amazing just studypad seemed amazing ._.

27. anonymous

~450 days?

28. AravindG

477 :)

29. AravindG

bt there are some part of old interface I want back ,we had top user of week ,day ,and many awards

30. anonymous

awards, like what?

31. anonymous

We should have like most collaborated, etc.

32. anonymous

studypad.. acheievments which kind of awards ? are you refering to the acheievements ?

33. AravindG

34. toxicsugar22

can anyone help me aftrer you help her

35. anonymous

@AravindG what was the XP

36. AravindG

that 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

37. anonymous

YEAH , that is what i like the COLORS :)

38. anonymous

I wonder... how many redesigns did openstudy go through ? like, timeline ? or screenshots for each in order ?

39. AravindG

well @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

40. anonymous

BTW is that top users screenshot from these ? http://www.blokeish.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/open-study-worlds-largest-study-group-help-learn-discuession.jpg

41. anonymous
42. anonymous

@AravindG but now we have SS and we never know when we are going to increase lol.

43. AravindG

@dumbsearch2 I am not sure we had many interfaces

44. anonymous

Personally, I think that was when openstudy was getting how it was now. Much prefer. http://blog.openstudy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Topics-OS.png

45. anonymous
46. AravindG

ya you are right ...

47. AravindG

well 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

48. anonymous

really ? I thought that 100 didn't even exist! I thought they just made an exception for satelite because he contributed so much!:P

49. anonymous

yeah true true @AravindG and i guess that is good though.

50. AravindG

lols @dumbsearch2

51. anonymous

Nah. I'm serious. Salelite is the ONLY one with 100

52. anonymous

yeah he is.

53. anonymous

YES. The changes in the SS were great. I just prefered some of the designs. And studypad. and acheivements. and teh good stuf

54. AravindG

infact we didnt have message system at all :)

55. AravindG

those good ol days :)

56. anonymous

what no message? o;

57. AravindG

yep private messaging facility was introduced recently

58. AravindG

at 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

59. anonymous

yeah i noticed, and i was wondering about that.

60. toxicsugar22

61. anonymous

what is ur question?

62. AravindG

I regret not having snapshots of old OS with me now :/

63. toxicsugar22

look at my question I posted it

64. anonymous

there a lot of them online I found a couple, which I posted here :)

65. anonymous

Interesting. I guess they didn't want this to become like a socila nteowrk through PMs. Kinda like stackoverflow

66. AravindG

but 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 1-2 days !

67. tyteen4a03

I would like the original layout with the smartscore color.

68. anonymous

I 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. (:

69. anonymous

Doesn't matter. I don't see a big difference.

70. anonymous

"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, content-centered, content-not-gradient type of design that Metro instills.

71. anonymous

"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.

72. AravindG

@dumbcow wouldnt it be better if you posted about it separately ?

73. AravindG

I mean about the developing part

74. anonymous

whos dumbcow ?

75. AravindG

its a user .Why did you ask ?

76. anonymous

or is dumbcow refering to me ? If so, that's extremely rude!

77. AravindG

oops sorry I mentioned the wrong person ..it was to you @dumbsearch2

78. anonymous

theres no one named dumbcow on this thread .-.

79. anonymous

the design IS developed. I don't understand, it's all related. You develop design. Duh ?

80. anonymous

And the old design looks kinda like the StackOverflow/StackExchange network, hardly social network-ish.

81. anonymous

Let 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. (:

82. AravindG

well then continue :)

83. AravindG

so basically you want the site to resemble stack overflow ?

84. anonymous

no. I don't.

85. anonymous

I just wish they woudn't stop developing this site. And no need to be rude, there is such a thing called "inspiration"!

86. AravindG

then ?

87. AravindG

:)

88. anonymous

And 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.

89. anonymous

And no need to be rude!

90. AravindG

who became rude ?

91. anonymous

I love the originzation. Just on a study website, I could see a content-oriented design like Metro working quite well.

92. anonymous

Was 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!

93. AravindG

I told you I made a mistake while tagging you :/

94. anonymous

LOL @dumbsearch2 you know dumbcow is a user. Very easy to click his name instead of yours... I almost did. :P

95. anonymous

Yes, Search. It was not Aravinds intention to ... insult you.

96. anonymous

"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!

97. anonymous

dumbcow isn't even on this thread. He woudn't be a suggestion here, anyways!

98. anonymous

Yes, it also suggests people you have fanned.

99. anonymous

Not just people on the thread or online.

100. AravindG

I am leaving :/

101. anonymous