Can we allow users to categorize their submitted problems?

Since the tags were made invisible, in some cases It has been unclear to me what tools I should use to solve a particular problem. This is obvious (or unnecessary) for most problems, though a grey area between computer science problems and strictly math problems has emerged. For example, when I saw this problem, my gut instinct was oh, of course, this is a computer science problem, though the thought still lingered in the back of my mind that the intended solution may use nothing more than pen and paper and it's just not immediately obvious to me. I don't know about the rest of the community, but I try strictly limit myself to the tools (that I believe) the creator intended to be used to solve the problem, like not using calculus for an algebra minimization problem and especially not using a computer for a number theory question.

In short, can we let users specify the category their problem belongs to? Thanks.

Note by Logan Dymond
5 years, 9 months ago

No vote yet
1 vote

  Easy Math Editor

This discussion board is a place to discuss our Daily Challenges and the math and science related to those challenges. Explanations are more than just a solution — they should explain the steps and thinking strategies that you used to obtain the solution. Comments should further the discussion of math and science.

When posting on Brilliant:

  • Use the emojis to react to an explanation, whether you're congratulating a job well done , or just really confused .
  • Ask specific questions about the challenge or the steps in somebody's explanation. Well-posed questions can add a lot to the discussion, but posting "I don't understand!" doesn't help anyone.
  • Try to contribute something new to the discussion, whether it is an extension, generalization or other idea related to the challenge.
  • Stay on topic — we're all here to learn more about math and science, not to hear about your favorite get-rich-quick scheme or current world events.

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 2×3 2 \times 3
2^{34} 234 2^{34}
a_{i-1} ai1 a_{i-1}
\frac{2}{3} 23 \frac{2}{3}
\sqrt{2} 2 \sqrt{2}
\sum_{i=1}^3 i=13 \sum_{i=1}^3
\sin \theta sinθ \sin \theta
\boxed{123} 123 \boxed{123}

Comments

Sort by:

Top Newest

Hey Logan, tags are not gone, they're just not showing up at the moment for problems. See this post for details. We will also allow users to select a topic (i.e., category) for their problems in the future.

Suyeon Khim Staff - 5 years, 9 months ago

Log in to reply

Great! Thank you

Logan Dymond - 5 years, 9 months ago

Log in to reply

I put some CS related tags on that problem, but I didn't realize that the visibility of tags had been removed temporarily. Sorry about the confusion, Logan!

Trevor B. - 5 years, 9 months ago

Log in to reply

Hi Logan how's it going?

I just refound this note and thought i would ping you to say people can in fact categorize their problems now :)

Peter Taylor Staff - 5 years, 7 months ago

Log in to reply

hehe thank you

Logan Dymond - 5 years, 7 months ago

Log in to reply

×

Problem Loading...

Note Loading...

Set Loading...