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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
3 years, 6 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. :-) Bart Bosma · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Bart Bosma Like I always feel, but can't implement! :) Paramjit Singh · 3 years, 6 months ago

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Lol the person changed his profile name because of this discussion. Freedom of Speech yo. Yash Talekar · 3 years, 6 months ago

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I Agree , Here Is Place for Study Seriously ! Gabriel Merces · 3 years, 6 months 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''. Yash Talekar · 3 years, 6 months 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 · 3 years, 6 months ago

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Names dont affect ones performance...after all its not anything abusive or insulting Sanjay Banerji · 3 years, 6 months ago

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Whats wrong in the name 'sorry E'? Adeeb Zaman · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Adeeb Zaman The name was not Sorry E. He changed it recently. Mursalin Habib · 3 years, 6 months 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 · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Mirza Baig 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. Yash Talekar · 3 years, 6 months ago

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I definitely agree. People who have this should forget about joining Brilliant. Sharky Kesa · 3 years, 6 months 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 · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Snehal Shekatkar 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 · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Snehal Shekatkar Well,Ahaan is Bengali(the national language of bangladesh), so am I, and the name does not have any meaning in bengali. -.- Soham Chanda · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Soham Chanda 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 · 3 years, 6 months 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 · 3 years, 6 months ago

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What a nonsense... Víctor Martín · 3 years, 6 months ago

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