## help123please. 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

@saifoo.khan

@Preetha

@AriPotta

@Kitt020912

5. Kitt020912

6. saifoo.khan

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Thank you.

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

And take it into consideration.

10. some_someone

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. dumbsearch2

13. some_someone

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. some_someone

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

16. some_someone

And i think its more organized.

17. AravindG

thats what I am also pointing at

18. dumbsearch2

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

19. some_someone

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

20. dumbsearch2

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

21. some_someone

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. dumbsearch2

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. dumbsearch2

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

25. AravindG

;) check my number of days studied in detailed profile

26. dumbsearch2

wow amazing just studypad seemed amazing ._.

27. some_someone

~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. some_someone

awards, like what?

31. some_someone

We should have like most collaborated, etc.

32. dumbsearch2

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. some_someone

@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. some_someone

YEAH , that is what i like the COLORS :)

38. dumbsearch2

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. dumbsearch2

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. dumbsearch2
42. some_someone

@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. dumbsearch2

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. dumbsearch2
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. dumbsearch2

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. some_someone

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

50. AravindG

lols @dumbsearch2

51. dumbsearch2

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

52. some_someone

yeah he is.

53. dumbsearch2

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. some_someone

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. some_someone

yeah i noticed, and i was wondering about that.

60. toxicsugar22

61. some_someone

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. dumbsearch2

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

65. dumbsearch2

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. jazy

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. QuestionsWolf

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

70. dumbsearch2

"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. dumbsearch2

"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. dumbsearch2

whos dumbcow ?

75. AravindG

its a user .Why did you ask ?

76. dumbsearch2

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. dumbsearch2

theres no one named dumbcow on this thread .-.

79. dumbsearch2

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

80. dumbsearch2

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

81. jazy

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. dumbsearch2

no. I don't.

85. dumbsearch2

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. dumbsearch2

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. dumbsearch2

And no need to be rude!

90. AravindG

who became rude ?

91. dumbsearch2

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

92. dumbsearch2

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. jazy

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

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

96. dumbsearch2

"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. dumbsearch2

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

98. jazy

Yes, it also suggests people you have fanned.

99. jazy

Not just people on the thread or online.

100. AravindG

I am leaving :/

101. QuestionsWolf