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Andrew's Own Messageboard

So this is long overdue, but I finally have my own messageboard for you all to send me messages! If you have any comments, questions, jokes, recipes, stories, math problems, or anything else, then just post them here.

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8 months, 2 weeks ago

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No shave from November :P Aditya Kumar · 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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I've a question: Is this pic clicked randomly or it's a pose you did for the sake of pic? :P Sandeep Bhardwaj · 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Sandeep Bhardwaj I think someone took a photo of me taking a photo. Now, that makes me wonder if someone took a photo of the person taking a photo of the person taking my photo? (And if someone did take a photo of that, I wonder if someone took a photo of them?)

Reminds me of this http://i.imgur.com/sUEF1hI.jpg Andrew Ellinor · 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Andrew Ellinor Something of this sort?

Nihar Mahajan · 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Nihar Mahajan Exactly! Andrew Ellinor · 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Andrew Ellinor Hmm . . . confusing lol! Sravanth Chebrolu · 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Andrew Ellinor What is that? Lakshya Sinha · 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Do you like carrots? Nihar Mahajan · 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Nihar Mahajan I feel like I'm missing out on the inside joke (I've seen this question before all around Brilliant). But yes, I love carrots. Andrew Ellinor · 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Andrew Ellinor It is a part of the culture and tradition we have on Brilliant. It was originally propagated by Agnishom.

He suggests that you also ask this sometimes @Andrew Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Agnishom Chattopadhyay Well, fair enough Agnishom. I have a question for you....

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Do you like carrots? Andrew Ellinor · 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Andrew Ellinor Sure I do. How kind of you to ask! Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Andrew Ellinor @Agnishom Chattopadhyay Nihar Mahajan · 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Looking cool with the beard :) ! Anish Harsha · 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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In which college do you teach? Aditya Kumar · 8 months, 1 week ago

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In my opinion, the good problems are going away on brilliant, and the community is dying. What do you think? Clive Chen · 5 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Clive Chen What makes you say that? You just haven't seen any difficult problems in a long while? Andrew Ellinor · 5 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Andrew Ellinor It's much harder to find good problems that take a long time to think about and require clever and simple thinking. Clive Chen · 5 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Clive Chen Hmm, I wonder if you're being challenged enough. Have been taking on some level 4 problems?

You might want to consider some places to become re-engaged with the community. I recommend trying some the quizzes in Combinatorics and Number Theory. There are some level 4 problems by the community that you might find to be really difficult.

Another way you can get involved with the community is by joining the Brilliant Lounge. I'd love to see you there! Andrew Ellinor · 5 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Andrew Ellinor There are some of us that prefer working on a "few" really hard problems instead of trying to hurry through easier problems. Brilliant offers listing of problems at levels 1-2 and levels 3-5. I think what Brilliant needs is a listing of problems at levels 5-6. Then we'll see a slower moving list of super-hard problems for those among us that prefer chewing on a hard bone for some time.

The trouble with the general community feed is that problems, once posted, just whiz right down to the bottom, so that by the time we come back ready to tackle a problem we noticed, we have to chase it down to the bottom and beyond. Michael Mendrin · 5 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Michael Mendrin Thanks for elucidating that concern, Michael. I never really saw it from that perspective (though I did push for having the line drawn between 1-3 and 4-5). This is in contrast to the previous community feed where you could filter explicitly for level 5, correct?

I passed your concern along to our product team and I've been told that separation of problems into easy/medium/hard buckets is coming (I'm unsure when though). The added bucket will hopefully slow that aforementioned whizzing effect. Fingers crossed. Andrew Ellinor · 5 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Andrew Ellinor Thanks, Andrew. This is simply an application of "Theory of Filters" which I've jocosely made reference to several times with Calvin Lin---namely, "why can't the customer have everything, we just give them the knobs to find what they want?" I don't see a reason why Brilliant.org can't still remain a forum for the super-hards crowd, it doesn't need to sacrifice the larger customer base for that. Michael Mendrin · 5 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Michael Mendrin Thank you for the feedback, Michael. I'll continue to fight for the superuser because that's what I used to be before I joined the team (now my skills have gotten a little rusty and I'm uncovering smarter and smarter people). Hopefully I can do a bit more lobbying for the super-hard crowd in the future. ;)

A recommendation: you could possibly click "repost" in the menu for a problem that you like so that it will appear on your own profile so that you can revisit it. Not sure if that's your ideal solution though. Andrew Ellinor · 5 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Andrew Ellinor Actually, I repost the most interesting problems that I've worked on just so that I can find them again easily in my own profile. But this works only if my own profile is not so cluttered. Eh, life always has to be complicated, ja? Michael Mendrin · 5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Peace. Nihar Mahajan · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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@Nihar Mahajan Peace! Andrew Ellinor · 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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I knew I'd seen this before somewhere

Michael Mendrin · 8 months, 1 week ago

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@Michael Mendrin Any relevance ( I couldn't get you ) ? Karthik Venkata · 8 months, 1 week ago

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@Karthik Venkata Well, today everybody has to have carry with them and hold up smartphones? And the rapturous looks that go with that?

Here's an early picture of an happy guy taking a selfie?

Michael Mendrin · 8 months, 1 week ago

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You are looking sooo cute! And BTW, which tab are you holding in your hand? Sravanth Chebrolu · 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Sravanth Chebrolu I think she's holding a selfie stick. Andrew Ellinor · 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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You look better with a shave. Akshay Yadav · 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Akshay Yadav Haha, I'll keep that and mind and shave just for you. Andrew Ellinor · 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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I think you should keep the beard! Or just trim it. Or shave, it's really up to you. Jake Lai · 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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@Andrew Ellinor You look like a Fields Medalist without a shave :P Swapnil Das · 8 months, 1 week ago

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So what are the levels I can attend in Brilliant in all subjects, considering that I am a 10th grader in ICSE syllabus? Akhash Raja Raam · 7 months ago

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I think andrew is cool both with and without the beard. Ashish Siva · 6 months, 3 weeks ago

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