Commenting Etiquette?

I recently posted my first feedback on a wiki page, a question about one of the steps in an example on the page. I received a reply fairly quickly; I posted a comment to the reply thanking the responder, but also bringing up what I felt was a legitimate issue with his solution. He immediately asked me to delete my reply, but would not tell me why and has not communicated since. My intent with the comment was not in any way to criticize the person who replied, I was just hoping that someone would post alternate solutions (which hasn't happened.)

I am wondering whether my post was in some way inappropriate; I have scoured the site but not found any guidelines on posting feedback / comments. I visit this site for one purpose only, to learn from all the contributors here. The last thing I want to do is antagonize anyone, especially someone who took the time to reply. Yes, I was bringing up a problem I had with the response, but I thought I was doing it in a respectful manner. Of course it's possible the person who replied simply lost interest in the discussion.

I would appreciate it if some of you could take a quick look at the comments; they're part of the more recent of two feedbacks on the Wiki page "Cardano's Method". Please let me know if I broke any rules, even unwritten ones; I'd like to post more questions & comments but without annoying anyone else.

Note by Zico Quintina
3 years, 7 months ago

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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]( 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}


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That person is in the wrong. You did nothing wrong.

Keep posting questions, you're here to learn and enjoy after all!

Pi Han Goh - 3 years, 7 months ago

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Thanks for letting me know; I wasn't too worried but it's nice to get it confirmed by someone.

zico quintina - 3 years, 7 months ago

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Hi Zico --

You're absolutely in the right here, and we're very sorry to hear you had that experience - we're always looking to improve our moderation, but it's not perfect yet. Your feedback was both insightful and helpful. I'll reach out to that member as well.

Please keep posting questions and comments -- the Brilliant community at large benefits from it and deeply appreciates it.

Eli Ross Staff - 3 years, 7 months ago

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Thanks for getting back to me, I was just a bit afraid no one else had replied to the feedback because of something I'd written; hopefully I'll still get some new ideas for the question.

zico quintina - 3 years, 7 months ago

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