# Testing our new feature: @mentions!

Let's see if this works ...

Note by Suyeon Khim
7 years, 2 months ago

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.

MarkdownAppears as
*italics* or _italics_ italics
**bold** or __bold__ bold
- bulleted- list
• bulleted
• list
1. numbered2. 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 1paragraph 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 $2 \times 3$
2^{34} $2^{34}$
a_{i-1} $a_{i-1}$
\frac{2}{3} $\frac{2}{3}$
\sqrt{2} $\sqrt{2}$
\sum_{i=1}^3 $\sum_{i=1}^3$
\sin \theta $\sin \theta$
\boxed{123} $\boxed{123}$

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- 7 years, 2 months ago

- 7 years, 2 months ago

OMG I emailed myself

- 7 years, 2 months ago

@Suyeon Khim do we also get email when somebody mentions our name?

- 7 years, 2 months ago

@Megh Parikh Yes!

Staff - 7 years, 2 months ago

@Suyeon Khim this feature is seriously awesome! Thank you so much for that addition. :)

- 7 years, 2 months ago

@Suyeon Khim Understood.....Cool feature.....The next one should be notifications.....

- 7 years, 2 months ago

@Trevor B. wooww,,,got it

- 7 years, 2 months ago

@Ainah Suma it works!!

- 7 years, 2 months ago

hey @Trevor B. you are too good man!!

- 7 years, 2 months ago

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Oh wow! @Suyeon Khim and @Silas Hundt ,Comments,likes and posts just landed on a whole new dimension.Thank You!

- 7 years, 2 months ago

@Priyatam Roy thats true indeed!

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Thank you @Silas Hundt for mentions! Wow, Brilliant looks completely new now.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Bonjour!

- 7 years, 2 months ago

@Silas Hundt Majja! (Fun in my mother tongue)

- 7 years, 2 months ago

@Snehal Shekatkar ....... Majjach Majja

- 7 years, 2 months ago

:)

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Marathi?

- 7 years, 2 months ago

yup..

- 7 years, 2 months ago

@Siyang Qu cool ! :)

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Although @Silas Hundt and @Suyeon Khim , I'd kind of like to know why this accompanied a switch in voting interface. It seems too much like solutions, and the ability to downvote is gone (sometimes you need it). To be honest, I liked the old layout for that thing. But the @ is a cool addition. Something I'd do is make the "In reply to" on one line to avoid confusion between it and the actual message.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

I definitely agree with Trevor in that a downvote button is needed. I think it should also be available to downvote a solution as well since many people just state the answer in their solutions and don't provide any explanation regardless of how many times you tell them not to.

I also think there should be some distinguishing feature as there was before between upvoting a solution and upvoting a comment. It is sometimes hard to distinguish the two when scrolling down the page as the only difference is the shade of grey the comment box is.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

I also think there should be some distinguishing feature as there was before between upvoting a solution and upvoting a comment. It is sometimes hard to distinguish the two when scrolling down the page as the only difference is the shade of grey the comment box is.

Agreed!

And the preview button doesn't work for me. All I see is a white box like this:

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- 7 years, 2 months ago

Hey @Mursalin Habib , check this out!

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Hello @Trevor B. ! Checking it out :) @Fahim Shahriar Shakkhor @Jubayer Nirjhor

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Seems cool! @Mursalin Habib. :D

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Hi Sharky. Will you answer my question on anti gravity for the speed of reflection? Please😁 also, is that your real name? It's pretty amazing. @Sharky Kesa

- 7 years, 2 months ago

@Robert Fritz Sharky Kesa is not my real name, but rather a nickname or an Internet name. My real name is Sharvil. I have posted an answer to your question by the way.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Thx

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Hey @Robert Fritz I think you meant @Sharky Kesa .

Staff - 7 years, 2 months ago

Yes, but I didn't know how to do that so I figured if I copy what it looks like it would work.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Sounds great!

- 7 years, 2 months ago

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Hi

- 7 years, 2 months ago

The emails work. Tested and succeeded

- 7 years, 2 months ago

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Hello there!

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Hello @Akshaj Kadaveru ! Why don't you ever respond to me? :D

- 7 years, 2 months ago

I'll test it as well. @Daniel Liu hi

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Yo @David Altizio check this out

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Really cool

- 7 years, 2 months ago

- 7 years, 2 months ago

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Hi @Suyeon Khim ! What happens when there are two users with the same name?

- 7 years, 2 months ago

You look at their avatars to figure out which person is the one you want to mention.

Staff - 7 years, 2 months ago

Nice!!

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Nice features. Can you briefly tell me what these features are in detail.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Hi there, just type in the @ followed by someone's name, and it will notify them so you can bring them into a conversation. :)

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Thanks, does it give them notifications

- 7 years, 2 months ago

It does.

Staff - 7 years, 2 months ago

@Caleb Rash Check it out!

Staff - 7 years, 2 months ago

- 7 years, 2 months ago

How's it going @Peter Taylor ? Do you think people know how to use @mentions?

Staff - 7 years, 2 months ago

Time will tell, my hope is that the people for whom it is useful will discover it effortlessly.

Staff - 7 years, 2 months ago

Hey @Jackie Steck and @Kenji Ejima -- @ mentions seems to be working and look great...

Staff - 7 years, 2 months ago

yay! thanks @Kenji Ejima

- 7 years, 2 months ago

@Alexander Surin Wooo!

Staff - 7 years, 2 months ago

Hi @Gabriel Merces !! Type @ into the comment box, and start typing a name.

Staff - 7 years, 2 months ago

Will Have New Updates in Brief?

- 7 years, 2 months ago

@Gabriel Merces Yes!

Staff - 7 years, 2 months ago

Nice features, thanks

- 7 years, 2 months ago

@Suyeon Khim Hopefully Be Fantastic Updates!

@Silas Hundt Very Good This Update !

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Hi @Silas Hundt!

Staff - 7 years, 2 months ago

Hi @Suyeon Khim . :P

This is a nice feature. Good job staff! Two thumbs up!! (y)(y)

P.S. : Brilliant will be more cool if the staff also add notification feature instead of sending an email. :)

- 7 years, 2 months ago