# 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
3 months, 2 weeks ago

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experiment 1: i was mentioned

result: no ping

- 3 months, 2 weeks ago

- 3 months, 2 weeks ago

cleared

- 3 months, 2 weeks ago

experiment 2: i commented and then another person commented seperately

result: ping recieved

- 3 months, 2 weeks ago

cleared

- 3 months, 2 weeks ago

experiment 3: single mention comment and separate comment put

result: 2 seperate pings recieved

- 3 months, 2 weeks ago

cleared

- 3 months, 2 weeks ago

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

- 3 months, 1 week ago

testing space deleted and fresh one made.

- 3 months, 1 week ago

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

- 3 months, 1 week ago

experiment 6 (possible final)

num po-mention me as a reply

me-delet my comment

num po-post new comment

i will then check for ping

- 3 months, 1 week ago

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

- 3 months, 1 week ago

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

Staff - 3 months ago

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.

- 3 months ago

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 - 3 months ago

Okay..........

- 3 months ago

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?

- 3 months ago

I don't know the full details. Please forward your inquiries to support@brilliant.org

Staff - 3 months ago

thanks

- 3 months ago

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

- 3 months, 1 week ago

yes

- 3 months, 1 week ago

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

- 3 months, 1 week ago

I don't get it

- 3 months ago