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Study points are gained and can reduce to 0, depending on what you use it for! like influencing ur smartscore as mentioned before, or getting a medal bonus so u can award more medals (not to give urself medals, obviously not lol), or to get more chat allowance! Now here's where the money comes in. Put a limit on how many questions you can answer a day, and a limit on how many chat messages one can send a day! you can use the virtual coins to purchase study points, but make it such that it's more difficult to get coins, and you can purchase some reasonable amount of study points for say, 99 cents, which should be able to keep u using OS for like a whole week! when ur study points are almost finished and u have to get more, u should have earned more coins, or not enough such that you must purchase the study points directly again!
Second Idea: make a subscription system! Allow users to be able to broadcast messages to their fans in a stream like on facebook or twitter on the right side where users appear on the subject page! to fan people should cost just 1cent, and to those who get 500 fans+, they can apply to get a split of how much money is made from additional fans :)
@Preetha @Compassionate @bahrom7893
For all intents and purposes I disagree and whole heartily Believe this idea will not only backfire, it is counterproductive and can further financially damage OpenStudy. OpenStudy works off of donations and subscriptions people buy. (The cool diamond they, eh?) It racks up a good amount of it's revenue from something called ads. Basically, people on here click and view ads, and the money goes to OpenStudy. Capping certain options will only drive people away from OpenStudy thus, making it so they get less traffic, which in correlation means less ad revenue. Most of the people signed up for this site are kids, right? I doubt mommy is going to let them use her credit card for some site. I mean - really, they're like 12. Even if they did pay 1 cent to fan people, with the cap and all, factoring in the loss of populace, you'll still make less money. OpenStudy gets more than 1c just by someone viewing their ad. Want to help OpenStudy? Donate money. Take off your adblock. View ads. Enjoy it. Sit back, invite friends, increase traffic, and watch the $$$ come in.
nice constructive criticism, love that! :) take the money out and i think it still makes openstudy more interesting, but I guess i put it out to see what you think not what will be implemented so yeah, i like that analysis
I think a fun money system, like virtual coins would be fun. Users could buy funny things for their profiles and a little extra 'bling.' But it wouldn't pull in serious money for OpenStudy.
certainly, but it was just a thought :)
Yeah the money system is a great idea, but I wouldn't recommend capping the chats and number of questions can be posted a day because as Compassionate said, doing that will drive people away from OpenStudy because they can't do anything, even if they have study points they'll probably used on customizing profile or something, lol, So that's just some idea. Great idea overall :)
Second Idea: make a subscription system! there is already a subscription available to users :P users with a diamond instead of a circle are the subscribers.
or similar ideas to yours there will be study point gained either through purchase or help others out. Every time, a user asks a question, these study points will be used.
Thanks saso for this thread. All good ideas. Compassionate is right. Click on the ads! Subscribe. Donate!
"users with a diamond instead of a circle are the subscribers." So wait... Preetha does not subscribe to her own site?!?!?!
i am sure she is... well she does run it, so what is the point of showing her subscription?
it is like if you own a store, why would you buy things from your own shop? though it is a good idea ;) + it would not be bad... but still...