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
5 years, 2 months 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. :-)

- 5 years, 2 months ago

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

- 5 years, 2 months ago

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

- 5 years, 2 months ago

I Agree , Here Is Place for Study Seriously !

- 5 years, 2 months ago

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

- 5 years, 2 months ago

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.

Staff - 5 years, 2 months ago

Whats wrong in the name 'sorry E'?

- 5 years, 2 months ago

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

- 5 years, 2 months ago

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

- 5 years, 2 months ago

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.

- 5 years, 2 months ago

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.

- 5 years, 2 months ago

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.

- 5 years, 2 months ago

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.

- 5 years, 2 months ago

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

- 5 years, 2 months ago

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

- 5 years, 2 months ago

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

- 5 years, 2 months ago

What a nonsense...

- 5 years, 2 months ago