# Brilliant.org bug Experiment Results

this note is purely to conduct research whether there truly is a bug in the save and ping system

theory: if you put a comment in somebody's note you will receive pings from it whether you have saved it or not we believe this might be a bug and will forward our findings to Brilliant mathematics once done.

Note by Nscs 747
1 week, 6 days ago

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## Comments

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experiment 1: i was mentioned

result: no ping

- 1 week, 6 days ago

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- 1 week, 6 days ago

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cleared

- 1 week, 6 days ago

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experiment 2: i commented and then another person commented seperately

result: ping recieved

- 1 week, 6 days ago

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cleared

- 1 week, 5 days ago

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experiment 3: single mention comment and separate comment put

result: 2 seperate pings recieved

- 1 week, 5 days ago

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cleared

- 1 week, 5 days ago

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other findings findings: if a post is deleted then the replies are still there, but invisible and cannot be deleted. -> so they still get pinged even if they deleted all their other posts this is also basicly experiment 4

IMPORTANT AND NEEDS TO BE FIXED: possible fix is to make the system fully wipe the replies to the deleted comment because even though to the user it is cleared the message is still marked thare which makes the user continue to receive pings

- 1 week, 5 days ago

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testing space deleted and fresh one made.

- 1 week, 5 days ago

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experiment 5: nscs i will not use the @ now. but u can make a post and leave it here until i did another post. then u delete your post and i do another post. (i will do all posts without mentioning you)-Num Po

findings: after comment has been put even if deleted user will still receive pings

- 1 week, 5 days ago

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experiment 6 (possible final)

me-post a comment with no mention

num po-mention me as a reply

me-delet my comment

num po-post new comment

i will then check for ping

- 1 week, 5 days ago

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POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENT SUGGESTION FOR BRILLIANT: when a note or comment is deleted please terminate all comments there as well and stop users from stil posting there because otherwise for other users it is annoying to be pinged for something that has been deleted as others continue to comment there because they still have access to it

- 1 week, 5 days ago

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Thank you for your findings, I will forward them all to the engineers.

Staff - 2 days, 20 hours ago

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i am curious: have you done some changes already?
if a comment is deleted now, then i can still see the answers to that post.
but some days ago that was not possible.

- 2 days, 19 hours ago

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Not that I'm aware of, no. There might be other engineers playing around with this system but they have not updated me with anything substantial.

Staff - 1 day, 3 hours ago

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Okay..........

- 1 day, 3 hours ago

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ok ty. while we did these tests l had the impression that the system behaviour changed.
so l assumed a staff member had recognized our tests and adujusted the system.
is there a description what effect "unsubscribe" from a question should have?

- 23 hours ago

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thanks

- 2 days, 13 hours ago

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it seems u are in a hurry? i just saw your description for experiment 6.

- 1 week, 3 days ago

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yes

- 1 week, 2 days ago

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@Brilliant Mathematics please have a look at our results and i have mentioned some possible improvements

- 1 week, 1 day ago

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I don't get it

- 3 days, 11 hours ago

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