Inappropriate Profile Names

See here. Such usernames are not called for on an educational site, especially one like Brilliant, which is almost like an institution. There are also kids here who may be a bit sensitive to such names.

Note by Ahaan Rungta
6 years, 1 month ago

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If people would be a little less sensitive to what others did or said the world would be a much better place. :-)

Bart Bosma - 6 years, 1 month ago

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Like I always feel, but can't implement! :)

A Brilliant Member - 6 years, 1 month ago

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Lol the person changed his profile name because of this discussion. Freedom of Speech yo.

A Former Brilliant Member - 6 years, 1 month ago

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I Agree , Here Is Place for Study Seriously !

Gabriel Merces - 6 years, 1 month ago

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As the Great Shakespeare said '' What's in a name? The rose by any other name would smell just as sweet''.

A Former Brilliant Member - 6 years, 1 month ago

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For the record, the member mentioned changed his name to "Sorry Everyone." So keep in mind he meant no harm :)

In general we would prefer if everyone used their real names on Brilliant. It tends to engender more considerate behavior. If you see a fake name that you find in someway offensive, then feel free to email me at discussions@brilliant.org. Also you should feel free to politely ask someone to change their offensive fake name if you see one.

Peter Taylor Staff - 6 years, 1 month ago

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Whats wrong in the name 'sorry E'?

Adeeb Zaman - 6 years, 1 month ago

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The name was not Sorry E. He changed it recently.

Mursalin Habib - 6 years, 1 month ago

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Names dont affect ones performance...after all its not anything abusive or insulting

Sanjay Banerji - 6 years, 1 month ago

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Judging by the profile it looks to be a fake which person uses to cheat rather than study. I hope Calvin and other administrators take a serious look at it.

Mirza Baig - 6 years, 1 month ago

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What's the use of cheating? We come here to learn new things. Cheating on an online site is ridiculous. The person would be harming himself.

A Former Brilliant Member - 6 years, 1 month ago

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That can be a name. What is vulgar in English need not be so in other languages. In India we have some names which are normal for us but look abusive when uttered in English context. On the other hand there are words in English which look normal but are complete abuse when uttered as Indian languages' context.

Snehal Shekatkar - 6 years, 1 month ago

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Trust me. That is not his actual name [Yes, I know it's a 'he']. According to his profile, he's from Bangladesh and has also won a bronze medal at the Asia Pacific Math Olympiad-2013. That narrows it down to 6 names. You could dig into it more to find out his actual name if you are interested. I have better things to do (like solving this week's problem sets!).

@Ahaan: It would have been better if you'd sent the staff a private email about this. This is not something that I would discuss openly.

Mursalin Habib - 6 years, 1 month ago

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Well,Ahaan is Bengali(the national language of bangladesh), so am I, and the name does not have any meaning in bengali. -.-

Soham Chanda - 6 years, 1 month ago

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I am saying that in general what I am saying is true and we have no right to comment on somebody else's name.

Snehal Shekatkar - 6 years, 1 month ago

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I definitely agree. People who have this should forget about joining Brilliant.

Sharky Kesa - 6 years, 1 month ago

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What a nonsense...

Víctor Martín - 6 years, 1 month ago

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We might discuss about this if his name would have been Lorry E ?

Why are we discussing about this if its just Sorry E ??

Sanjay Banerji - 6 years, 1 month ago

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