An Alternative.....

In view of the fact that Brilliant.org has been unable to cope with the growing popularity and the subsequent prize price rise I'd like to suggest an alternative. Even the people in lower levels would like to have some prize to solve problems for. An alternative is that brilliant.org provides certificates. A good certificate can be a better momento than a lanyard and the cost of mailing it would be affordable for brilliant.. What do you think????

Note by Pratik Acharya
5 years, 4 months ago

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And the certificate's price could even be adjusted to what level problems you are at. That way, it's within everyone's reach equally.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Hello all,

This seems like a popular idea. Certificates will be incorporated in some shape or form, into the next iteration of the points exchange.

Staff - 5 years, 4 months ago

i support

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Interesting thought...

- 5 years, 4 months ago

imho, great idea :)

- 5 years, 4 months ago

I wholeheartedly support this kind of idea, perhaps someday these certificates may even have some weight behind them for university applications, to help differentiate oneself from others.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

certificate distribution for students can become popular

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Yeah!!

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Good Idea, I support it.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

nice 1 actually

- 5 years, 4 months ago

great idea;i support;Interesting thought;nice idea;;;

- 5 years, 4 months ago

i also support,it was a good idea

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Well.nice idea.I support you but please express what do you want them to certify-amount of points or your levels.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Good thoght bro.But what can you possibly gain from the certificates? What will they certify?That you've earned X amount of points?

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Yeah. Exactly. The points system is just a way of seeing how much you've been able to do while with brilliant. It says, "You've solved a lot of challanging problems. Congratulations." For some, it's better than just doing problems out of a book.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Which would turn Brilliant into some sort of an international standard, not just a math and physics site. Good thing actually. :)

- 5 years, 4 months ago

Yeah but see,solving many problems(as you've said "...solved a lot of ...") of level 1 isn't equivalent to solving a few problems of level 4 or 5.How can you classify this?

- 5 years, 4 months ago

The certificate could specify a level. But the fact that someone who is at level one was able to solve so many problems is just as impressive to that person as someone solving several level five problems. It's all relative. The fact is, unless you are at the top level, brilliant keeps you at the highest level you can handle, so that way it's challanging for everybody, no matter how good they are. So, you're wrong, in the fact that solving many problems in level one isn't equivalent to solving a few problems of level 4 or 5, except for the point values assigned. Read my post above for that.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

This man (well, actually "boy") deserves a Nobel Prize.

- 5 years, 4 months ago

lets not get that crazy..

- 5 years, 4 months ago

well,lets leave it up to the officials, new ideas are always welcomed

- 5 years, 4 months ago

in what category?

- 5 years, 4 months ago

And the Certificate Should contain message as-"It is certified that X is has solved A problems submitted B solutions and shared C problems on Brilliant.org and has D lavel problem solving skill"

- 5 years, 4 months ago