FR: rating history/plots

After the new rating system was introduced, I found myself wondering if my rating was actually increasing or decreasing over time, yet there was no obvious way to find this out (except for writing all of my ratings down in the beginning of a week). Plots of participant's ratings in each topic over time would let both the participants and other people (probably the ones the participant is bragging to about how awesome he is, as well as prospective employers looking for students who adapt and learn quickly) see the participant's tendency to improve their knowledge and problem-solving skills.

Codeforces, a website with a mission similar to Brilliant's yet focused on Computer Science, has already implemented such plots and the users like them a lot.

Note by Aleksejs Popovs
6 years, 10 months ago

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Rather than use this for bragging rights, I'd use this for a different reason. As it stands, It's pretty difficult to see how you are progressing. In the Brilliant Ted Talk at UChicago, I noticed that they gave the questions tags like modulo arithmetic. I would want to see my progress over time as a graph, and in between each point it would say something like

"+50 points, answered Happy Hour tagged: Derangements, PIE"

That way you could see if there are any questions based on techniques which you routinely get wrong.

Jamie Coombes - 6 years, 10 months ago

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I am always in favor of more graphs. We will keep a ratings plot in mind as we prioritize the improvements we need to make.

If you you guy's could have a plot of your ratings over time, what would you want to have publicly visible vs. only visible to you?

In the past we have brain-stormed having a plot of your levels through time public to everyone, and have a more specific ratings through time plot visible to only you.

Peter Taylor Staff - 6 years, 10 months ago

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Well, since ratings are private at the moment, I suppose what you suggest is the best thing that can be implemented. Though you could also add a switch to make precise ratings public, which would also make rating plots public.

Aleksejs Popovs - 6 years, 10 months ago

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Really don't mind/care whether people could see it or not so I'll agree with whatever the consensus may be. As long as it can be used to find out finer details about what you are good at so you can better target certain concepts. Know Thyself.

Jamie Coombes - 6 years, 10 months ago

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how i can answer the key question in my level to increase my rating.. I tried to answer some questions in the news feed and got correct i some questions but it seem no increase in my rating ... this new brilliant page makes me hard to find out what I'm going to do ,,, ??????????????????

Jeremiah Jocson - 6 years, 9 months ago

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