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I personally like the really really old format - the one with only three categories ("Algebra and Number Theory", "Geometry and Combinatorics", and "Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism") and eight problems to solve per week - the best. There was no rating system; you leveled up by correctly answering 15 out of 16 problems within any given section. (I personally preferred this better, because nowadays it's so hard to level up that the average rating on problems now usually caps out at Level 4 which drags down user ratings overall. Also, you could get three tries and it wouldn't matter whether you used one try or all three to get the problem correct.)

Of course, this format has its benefits too, but, eh, to each his own.

It has been mentioned in AoPS (and I totally agree with this) that the new format is way less instructive. In an attempt to make Brilliant less boring, I think the new site is more boring in that problem quality has sunk. There are many good things however as I have pointed out in an e-Mail to @Peter Taylor. I hope Brilliant can remind us of those gold old days again!

Yes agreed ...... The previous format was well time bound and most important , MEASURABLE ! In the new format , there's no limitation and thus we don't get the feeling of contentment even if we solve 100 problems a day ... Previous format was cool and after completing the Weekly challenges this feeling of contentment was there ... Now though there are more problems and scope for users to submit problems , its not at all better than the previous !

While I really like the new format, I think the problems from those days were much better. I would be happy if 4-8 problems were given by the brilliant staff every week while maintaining the current format.

Yes, I can recall,,, With 4 problems each every week, and next week new problems,, The discussions were given besides and on its top was the comparison bar,,, The most amazing thing was the leaderboard given bellow each section,, It was really a craze to see your name in top 10 or 20,,,,,,

It was incredible,seriously! I am in.But not just four problem ,A little bit more.I assume,could be good for everybody...I think-How old is BRILLIANT...

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I can also slve lev 4 sums in this current format to increase my lev but I can't do them(so I don't deserve more than lev 3)... In this current format u can score a lot of points

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TopNewestIt's been a year, but other people on Brilliant might want to see this.

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@Anubhav Singh I am curious to know whose feed is this because the ratings are way good.

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i think old one was a diamond and the present one is lead...

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the old page must be brought back

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I personally like the really really old format - the one with only three categories ("Algebra and Number Theory", "Geometry and Combinatorics", and "Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism") and eight problems to solve per week - the best. There was no rating system; you leveled up by correctly answering 15 out of 16 problems within any given section. (I personally preferred this better, because nowadays it's so hard to level up that the average rating on problems now usually caps out at Level 4 which drags down user ratings overall. Also, you could get three tries and it wouldn't matter whether you used one try or all three to get the problem correct.)

Of course, this format has its benefits too, but, eh, to each his own.

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It has been mentioned in AoPS (and I totally agree with this) that the new format is way less instructive. In an attempt to make Brilliant less boring, I think the new site is more boring in that problem quality has sunk. There are many good things however as I have pointed out in an e-Mail to @Peter Taylor. I hope Brilliant can remind us of those gold old days again!

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I suggested a new way to implement both formats. But so far staff did not respond.

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My supports to you

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What about a referendum to decide it?

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The old format was several times better!!!!!!!

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I am in favour of the old format.

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Yes agreed ...... The previous format was well time bound and most important , MEASURABLE ! In the new format , there's no limitation and thus we don't get the feeling of contentment even if we solve 100 problems a day ... Previous format was cool and after completing the Weekly challenges this feeling of contentment was there ... Now though there are more problems and scope for users to submit problems , its not at all better than the previous !

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new rule for 100 points for each question should be changed and points should be according to the difficulty level of questions

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Please see this!

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It's Good

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I like the old format. It's much harder to find good problems these days.

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While I really like the new format, I think the problems from those days were much better. I would be happy if 4-8 problems were given by the brilliant staff every week while maintaining the current format.

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Firmly agrees.

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I agree.

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I agree.

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We should have the old format as the main page and be able to access the new format on a different page.

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I agree. This would probably be the best way to satisfy both parties.

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I completely agree with this.

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yes!!

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100% in Favor..

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Hey....could u tell me about the previous format of brilliant??? I joined in jan and I don't know much abt it....

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Before few months,there were 4 weekly challenge for all topics .

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Weekly challenge as in???

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See Dinesh Chavan's comment below.

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Or else Above

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ME!

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Is this the old one,That one was amazing i really like that...

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Yes, I can recall,,, With 4 problems each every week, and next week new problems,, The discussions were given besides and on its top was the comparison bar,,, The most amazing thing was the leaderboard given bellow each section,, It was really a craze to see your name in top 10 or 20,,,,,,

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It was incredible,seriously! I am in.But not just four problem ,A little bit more.I assume,could be good for everybody...I think-How old is BRILLIANT...

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true

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No.. the current one is better!

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The current one and the earlier one can coexist.

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Not at all

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U like 4 problems on each topic per week??...

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