A request to all the staff

How can problems like these be rated??Click here..Is this a bug???

Note by Eddie The Head
4 years, 4 months ago

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  Easy Math Editor

MarkdownAppears as
*italics* or _italics_ italics
**bold** or __bold__ bold

- bulleted
- list

  • bulleted
  • list

1. numbered
2. list

  1. numbered
  2. list
Note: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctly
paragraph 1

paragraph 2

paragraph 1

paragraph 2

[example link](https://brilliant.org)example link
> This is a quote
This is a quote
    # I indented these lines
    # 4 spaces, and now they show
    # up as a code block.

    print "hello world"
# I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
MathAppears as
Remember to wrap math in \( ... \) or \[ ... \] to ensure proper formatting.
2 \times 3 \( 2 \times 3 \)
2^{34} \( 2^{34} \)
a_{i-1} \( a_{i-1} \)
\frac{2}{3} \( \frac{2}{3} \)
\sqrt{2} \( \sqrt{2} \)
\sum_{i=1}^3 \( \sum_{i=1}^3 \)
\sin \theta \( \sin \theta \)
\boxed{123} \( \boxed{123} \)

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You're right. I just now tried this one:

https://brilliant.org/community-problem/22/?group=jRizc9UF2e9B&ref_id=101636

I had a rating of 2139, and when I put in the obvious answer of 4 for "What is 2 + 2?", my rating plummeted to 2107. I complained earlier that I thought the rating system was kind of random, but the staff took issue with that opinion. Yes, it is random. I don't pay attention to ratings any more, they're a waste of time.

Michael Mendrin - 4 years, 4 months ago

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These seriously seem like trolls...

Yeah, these should be taken off of the rating scale.

Michael Diao - 4 years, 4 months ago

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Hi Everone,

Please see Silas's comment in this thread here. It was not a bug, but it also was not intended behavior. We quietly launched the ability for all member to attach a rating and topic to their problems, and it didn't work out like we wanted too. Please email Silas if you would like your rating adjusted to reflect the unfairness of those problems.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Peter Taylor Staff - 4 years, 4 months ago

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It's bad enough that Brilliant has a lot of "gotcha questions" like this, where one is forced to spend a lot of time spending careful attention to exactly what is being asked, much more so than actually solving the problem itself. But then to get a big ratings deduction like this, well, I think it trivializes the Brilliant experience. it makes it less of a math forum and more of a game with trolls in it. Mathematics is about problem solving, not about legalistic interpretations of exactly what the question is. I think this is one of the most unpleasant things about Brilliant, and is very likely to discourage my further participation of it.

Michael Mendrin - 4 years, 4 months ago

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