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Old Looks

These are some of the ways YWO has looked in the past.

Main Page

The First Days (December 4, 2007): This is basically how YWO looked when it first came online, with the exception of the logo. Almost all the links still work. Notice the FAQ and Bookstore links are still at the top, and the blue book images are very dull-colored. Also, the Info Center link at the top used to contain all the static pages we have today (rules, affiliates, links and buttons). It was removed in favor of those drop-down lists.

Ninja Day (December 5, 2007): On Holidays, we usually dress up the site. On Ninja day, we changed the logo and the book icons, which became scrolls. Nothing else is different, but it was fun while it lasted.

Other Pages

Profile Page: First Days (December 4, 2007): This is how everyone's profiles originally looked. It was a custom design made by Andy that you won't find anywhere else. You'll notice the Bookstore was still available, and that icons bought in it were shown on profiles. Also there is the old Friends List, which was removed in Janary due to server issues.


Original Logo: The first logo the site ever had. Really grainy. Discontinued October 11, 2007. (See thread)

2nd Logo: The second logo the site ever had. Sharper design, and more color. Discontinued January 21, 2007. (See thread)

Thanksgiving 2007

Ninja Day 2007

3rd Logo: Third logo, made with Photoshop this time instead of a logo generator. Still being used on the Gray Style.

3rd Logo (Part 2): This didn't actually replace the 3rd logo, so it's just Part 2. Still being used on the Blue Style.

Removed Features

These aspects of YWO are no longer available, or were removed for a period of time.

Friends List

On December 16, 2007, we introduced a the ability for people to add each other as friends and appear in each others' profile. Unfortunately, due to hosting issues, we had to remove the feature on January 8, 2008. It returned on June 12, 2008, this time as a default feature of our upgraded software instead of an addon.

The YWO Blog

On January 22, 2008, we introduced the YWO blog, which featured frequent articles about writing, as well as links. It was removed in May 2008 due to a lack of time by its contributors.

The Blog Bot

On May 3, 2008, the Blog Bot was born. It was designed to make a post in Site News every time a new article was made on the blog. Unfortunately, it died when the blog did.

The Bookstore

Since the beginning of YWO, we have had an icon bookstore where people could buy book images for their profiles as a reward for doing lots of critiquing and/or posting. It was removed on June 12, 2008, because it was no longer compatible with our upgraded software.

Critique Reminder

On December 16, 2007, we introduced a text box in people's User CP where they could type critique reminders and other information they wanted. On June 22, 2008, it was replaced by the Personal Notepad, which boasted a much better interface and was easier to find and edit.

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