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Chatbox

After discussing with @Finn Hulse and @Archiet Dev, we have come to a conclusion that Brilliant should have some sort of way to communicate live with other Brilliantians. A sort of chatbox.

We think that it would help the Brilliant community. Rather than checking your emails constantly to see if someone who is online with you has replied to your comment, they could simply talk to you via this live stream. Staff, please reply. Like and Reshare. :D

P.S.: Why aren't the tags working? EDIT: It seems to not work on the notes, but does on comments.

Note by Sharky Kesa
3 years, 4 months ago

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Hey Sharky - Thanks for the feedback. This is something we have considered implementing, but we have some concerns about how noisy the site would become. We have other features planned for the summer, but we'll revisit how to improve discussions on Brilliant afterward.

Suyeon Khim Staff - 3 years, 4 months ago

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OK, thanks.

Sharky Kesa - 3 years, 4 months ago

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@Sharky Kesa , I remember such an issue being raised up a few weeks back and then it was declined stating that it Brilliant was not a social networking site. Perhaps the staff also have a strong argument but I feel something similar would definitely make the discussions more efficient, better and productive.

Sudeep Salgia - 3 years, 4 months ago

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How did you tag me? I can't tag anyone.

Sharky Kesa - 3 years, 4 months ago

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I don't know if it is a bug or not but for sure I can say that tagging people is not that efficient as it was initially. After writing "@" I had to write your name about four to five times slowly deleting and then rewriting . During this process you get the list once then you have to choose the person you have to tag. I know the process is vague, cumbersome and uncertain but unfortunately true. Remember delete very slowly and you might have to wait for sometime between deleting two consecutive letters. I hope this issue is resolved as soon as possible.

Sudeep Salgia - 3 years, 4 months ago

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@Sudeep Salgia I am also having same problem

Mardokay Mosazghi - 3 years, 4 months ago

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@Sudeep Salgia Its working again! @Sudeep Salgia

Sharky Kesa - 3 years, 4 months ago

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@Sharky Kesa It doesn't seem to work on the actual notes! Weird!

Sharky Kesa - 3 years, 4 months ago

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@Sharky Kesa Yeah I checked that after reading the "EDIT" and it did not work. It is indeed weird. It does seem to be bug.

Sudeep Salgia - 3 years, 4 months ago

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@Sudeep Salgia It's like Facebook. LOL

Astro Enthusiast - 3 years, 4 months ago

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@Finn Hulse , @Archiet Dev

Sharky Kesa - 3 years, 4 months ago

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Yeah I already saw. :D

Finn Hulse - 3 years, 4 months ago

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Thanks Sharky...!

Archiet Dev - 3 years, 3 months ago

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@Parth Bhardwaj Can you solve this. here

reply if acknowledged.

Also. Srry @Sharky Kesa for using your chatbox.

Rajdeep Dhingra - 2 years, 8 months ago

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And also, when you go to someone else's profile, you can't just post to her/him somewhere. (Or I just don't know how?)

Astro Enthusiast - 3 years, 4 months ago

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@Precious Prestosa Correct, it is currently not possible to post directly to another member.

Suyeon Khim Staff - 3 years, 3 months ago

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WEell, do you have plans about it? :)

Astro Enthusiast - 3 years, 3 months ago

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@Astro Enthusiast Not in the next couple of months, but we will revisit towards the end of the year.

Suyeon Khim Staff - 3 years, 3 months ago

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That will be a good idea

Anuj Shikarkhane - 3 years, 3 months ago

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I thought of the same a long time ago.. which later came to a conclusion that it might not actually be a great idea.

We just lose the seriousness if there is a chat box. It will turn out to be like facebook. Difference being that we just talk about a Math or a Physics problem. Brilliant is more discussion based . With the chat box its just speaking whereas we think twice while commenting. Thereby, filtering the discussion.

If it is a private box, you don't want random people bugging you saying ,'Hey. Just wanted to ask if the answer to this problem is correct?'

A possible solution might be showing the email address of the user publicly(if he chooses to) or a link to his social networking site so they can communicate outside of Brilliant on an unrelated topic. If the discussion is about the topic on Brilliant, commenting feature is already available.

Varshith Reddy - 3 years, 4 months ago

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Good solution. I agree with this

Daniel Lim - 3 years, 3 months ago

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