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Hello everyone!

We are a group of approximately \(30\) moderators. We help to make Brilliant even better by moderating the content that everyone is contributing, enhancing the overall experience on Brilliant and having a direct impact on the community. We understand that sometimes we all face a situation whence we need to get help, like if we find a bug, or the text is not bolding out for us, or we don't feel comfortable writing great wikis, or we're not good in \(\LaTeX\), or one of the many such situations. Mailing to Brilliant is not always a viable option, and is time consuming, and it does not help all others who are in the same boat. Thus, we have come up with a Messageboard of ours, where you can contact us, and we will try to our very best to assist you, and make your Brilliant experience even more brilliant!

If you have a bug to report, or a question about Brilliant, or something to complain, or wanna know about a feature, or anything else in which we may help you, feel free to leave a message here. We will try to answer as soon as possible.

  • If there is something wrong with a problem, please first use the 'dot-dot-dot' menu and Report/Dispute the problem, which is the best way to get it resolved, thanks to the new, more transparent interface. If the problem isn't heavily popular or otherwise important, we will usually give the problem poster the first chance/priority to resolve the dispute.

  • If you are using latex and want to insert text, please use the \text{} block for it. A series of \quad's do not look really nice.

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  • This is a common moderators messageboard. If you have a message for a particular moderator, please use their own messageboard.

  • In order to keep this messageboard live, we will delete any irrelevant comment, or resolved queries.

Cheers,

The Moderators, Brilliant.org

Note by Agnishom Chattopadhyay
2 years, 7 months ago

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Maybe you could sticky this note or something similar? No point in having a moderator message board if its going to be buried after a few days.

Siddhartha Srivastava - 2 years, 7 months ago

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The best way to make sure that you don't lose something on Brilliant is saving it to a set. For example, I have saved the message-boards of certain users in a set called 'Message-boards.'

You can also use the search bar if you want to search for something in particular.

Mursalin Habib - 2 years, 7 months ago

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Saved. Thanks for telling me that. Completely forgot. I still thought it was for B^2 members.

But it still doesn't change the fact that anyone who doesn't see the note now will, with a good chance, never see the note again, much like the "Request for Solutions" note.

Siddhartha Srivastava - 2 years, 7 months ago

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Trevor Arashiro - 2 years, 7 months ago

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If u hit the "subscribe to thread button" at the bottom of the page, you'll be gettingn a lot of notifications, so you won't lose it then.

Trevor Arashiro - 2 years, 7 months ago

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That was one motive of commenting here. Commenting autosubscribes you to a note. But you only get notifications if someone comments on on the page, which, if the note is buried, won't happen.

Siddhartha Srivastava - 2 years, 7 months ago

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To fellow moderators and other Brilliant people,

I'm still trying hard to continue my activity in here in this community, but school is just... well, I'm busy. We only have 15 minute breaks every day here in school. I don't have my laptop, so I just typed this here in the school library's computers. They allowed Brilliant.org in the servers, but Slack is not registered in the servers. So I guess I only have enough time to write down this message. Um.

So I have a ton more of assignments to do... See you at the weekends!

With love, Jeremy

Jeremy Bansil - 2 years, 3 months ago

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That's alright. See you soon!

Agnishom Chattopadhyay - 2 years, 3 months ago

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Please provide a solution request message board

Starwar Clone - 2 years, 7 months ago

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There was a 'Request for Solution' messageboard. The thing with any messageboard is the activity on it dies out after a couple of weeks.

Here's what you can do. If you want a solution to a particular problem,

  1. Subscribe to the email update whenever someone posts a solution to it.

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  1. Post a note that links to that problem and ask for a solution.

  2. @mention the person that posted the problem.

Hopefully in the future, we'll have a better way to request for solutions, but for now, this works.

Mursalin Habib - 2 years, 7 months ago

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Thank you Mursalin

Starwar Clone - 2 years, 7 months ago

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There is an error in the site regarding the status including latex code. It looks all right when I visit the profile. However, when I hover on anyone's link, their status simply shows the latex code like this one.

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Rohit Ner - 2 years, 2 months ago

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We currently do not display Latex code in status hover-overs.

Calvin Lin Staff - 2 years, 2 months ago

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I suggest deleting theproblem and reposting it

Agnishom Chattopadhyay - 2 years, 3 months ago

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Can anyone tell me how to insert an image while writing a note/problem from Android app??

I find that option in PC version but I don't find this on Android app.

@Sudeep Salgia @Jake Lai @Pranjal Jain @Calvin Lin

Ninad Akolekar - 2 years, 5 months ago

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Hey, How to use combination symbol(as nCr) in Brilliant other than \(\left( \begin{matrix} n \\ r \end{matrix} \right) \) notation?

Anandhu Raj - 2 years, 5 months ago

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\[^{n}C_{r}\] Scroll over the LaTeX to see how to make that notation. However, it is strongly advised that you use \(\binom{n}{r}\) instead, as many people do not know/use \(^{n}C_{r}\). There's a much faster shortcut than using matrices like you have; again, scroll over the LaTeX to see how to make it.

Jake Lai - 2 years, 5 months ago

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\(\dbinom{n}{r}\) is better. No?

Pranjal Jain - 2 years, 5 months ago

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@Pranjal Jain But in a question I would like to post , the nCr comes frequently and it is better to use nCr or it looks wierd..

Anandhu Raj - 2 years, 5 months ago

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@Anandhu Raj It doesn't look weird at all. The bracket notation is actually the most common notation used for binomial coefficients. I think you should check this out.

Anyway, as mathematics goes, all you need is to properly define your notations beforehand if you use unusual notations. Rest assured, you can use any notation you prefer given that you have defined them properly to go with the standard notation so that readers don't get confused. My advice would be to use the bracketed notation though.

Prasun Biswas - 2 years, 5 months ago

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@Anandhu Raj Well, in that case, please do specify that \(^{n}C_{r} = \frac{n!}{r!(n-r)!}\).

Jake Lai - 2 years, 5 months ago

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@Jake Lai Is this Ok?

Anandhu Raj - 2 years, 5 months ago

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@Jake Lai Ok, and thanks for the help.. :)

Anandhu Raj - 2 years, 5 months ago

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"Scroll over the LaTeX"...Didn't get you.Could you please explain?

Anandhu Raj - 2 years, 5 months ago

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@Anandhu Raj Just hover your mouse pointer over the text which has been formatted using LaTeX, Refer to this .

For example, in Jake's message, hovering your mouse will show you:

Sudeep Salgia - 2 years, 5 months ago

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@Sudeep Salgia How to "scroll over the latex" when using Brilliant from Android device??

Ninad Akolekar - 2 years, 5 months ago

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@Ninad Akolekar The feature is unavailable as if now in the android app.
You can use " Toggle Latex " in the dot dot dot menu at the bottom for the purpose.

Sudeep Salgia - 2 years, 5 months ago

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@Sudeep Salgia Thanks.

Anandhu Raj - 2 years, 5 months ago

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The main reason is that your problems aren't answered by a lot of people yet.

Jeremy Bansil - 2 years, 5 months ago

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A moderator recently left brilliant. His name is deepanshu Gupta. He deleted his account. Now we are unable to view the awesome questions he posted. Please think of a solution because his questions are really amazing.

Aditya Kumar - 2 years, 6 months ago

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The questions were not deleted and are still available to be viewed.

You can do a search for them, and filter by problems

Calvin Lin Staff - 2 years, 6 months ago

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Thank you sir!

Aditya Kumar - 2 years, 5 months ago

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Any reason why the command \tag{<insert text here>} doesn't get rendered properly on output?

Here's what it should look like:

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Here's what it looks like when I publish it here:

\[a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h=69\tag1\]

Prasun Biswas - 2 years, 6 months ago

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Is there any way to keep the tag at the extreme right end even after I publish it? I just want to know if there exists any way that I can avoid the overlapping (without using \quad or ~ or any other spacing commands to shift the tag). This becomes more problematic when I'm writing solutions which need such tags for equations (stuff like that). I know I can use spacing commands (along with maybe \ldots) to get the final output that the \tag gives but that just seems like more work to me.

Prasun Biswas - 2 years, 6 months ago

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\[\text{Scroll over me, baby.} \ = 69 \tag{1}\]

Jake Lai - 2 years, 6 months ago

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@Jake Lai \[\textrm{Rule 34, Jake}=69\tag{1097}\]

Prasun Biswas - 2 years, 6 months ago

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@Jake Lai Yes, but that doesn't shift the tag till the very end of the line (without manually using spacing commands, of course). It becomes problematic for lines that are "long enough" to overlap the tag (or maybe the tag overlaps it, Idk). Bottom line, what to do when the lines are long like the one I showed in my comment above? Is there any way to get it done without manually providing spacing?

Prasun Biswas - 2 years, 6 months ago

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Do your ratings fall if you don't solve questions for a while ?

Azhaghu Roopesh M - 2 years, 7 months ago

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No they don't! That's how I am maintaining Finance Level 3... =P

Pranjal Jain - 2 years, 7 months ago

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I am relieved now , since it has been a long time since I actually solved a question .

Azhaghu Roopesh M - 2 years, 7 months ago

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As far as I know, no.

Jake Lai - 2 years, 7 months ago

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Hi guys !

I had recently posted this question . In due course of time , it has been edited 3 times , first by @Jake Lai (who made the question a bit compact) , and then two more edits in which a pic was added , an extra line was added and the editable title was changed to what it is now .

Thanks a lot for trying to help making the question getting popular ! The title now reads as "I'm greater than Planck's constant" , so basically I just want to know what does it imply ? Sorry , but I couldn't identify any relationship with Planck's constant (h) .

So whoever made that edit , can you help me out ?

Again, thank you guys !

P.S. It's Jake Lai 's B'day today ! Make sure you wish him !!

Azhaghu Roopesh M - 2 years, 7 months ago

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I still don't get it. How is \(-24\) greater than Planck's constant, which is a positive number? I just spent a lot of my time trying to "read" a somehow really tiny positive "correct" answer to this one before finally giving up and putting in \(-24\), and finding out that it is "Correct!". What's going on?

What has Planck's constant got to do with this?

Michael Mendrin - 2 years, 7 months ago

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Well , even I was as confused as you were sir. But since this is a mod's edit , I can't say anything against it .

@Trevor B.

Azhaghu Roopesh M - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Azhaghu Roopesh M Let me think about this a bit to see how this can be fixed. Hmm.

Michael Mendrin - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Michael Mendrin Thanks sir:)

Azhaghu Roopesh M - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Azhaghu Roopesh M Okay, just fixed it, by changing it just a bit. Check out the way the problem title has been changed. I wonder if anyone will even notice.

Michael Mendrin - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Michael Mendrin Ya , I guess that does it ! Thanks sir :)

Azhaghu Roopesh M - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Azhaghu Roopesh M Your original question wanted the answer as something times \(10^{-8},\) so I decided to make the answer a nice integer by multiplying by \(10^9\) and taking the floor function. Because the original answer was very close to \(0\), it isn't greater than most positive real numbers (I use the word "most " very loosely here), but one of the numbers it \(\textit{is}\) larger than is Planck 's constant, which is approximately \(6.63\times 10^{-34}\).

Trevor B. - 2 years, 7 months ago

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OK . I just wanted to know about it !

Thanks for the editing :)

Azhaghu Roopesh M - 2 years, 7 months ago

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In this question I have a problem with latex in adding solution, will you help?

Anandhu Raj - 2 years, 7 months ago

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I noticed its done. Maybe some other mod have corrected it.

Pranjal Jain - 2 years, 7 months ago

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If you don't mind,Could you please tell me who are moderators and how they are chosen?

Anandhu Raj - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Anandhu Raj Moderators are a bunch of active users one Brilliant who help to check for quality on the site, as well as assist with any user-related issues. Active users are offered positions through email.

For any more details, check the info in the messageboard's text. I hope this helps. Happy solving!

Jake Lai - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Jake Lai Thanks:)

Anandhu Raj - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Yeldo Pailo Hmmm? What are you looking for?

Jake Lai - 2 years, 7 months ago

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The solution to this problem is wrong. Remove the solution.

Rajdeep Dhingra - 2 years, 7 months ago

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If you happen to spot any erroneous solutions, inform the author. If that fails, then simply ignore it; there will come better, clearer solutions.

Jake Lai - 2 years, 7 months ago

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Sir,I have already did that but he won't do it.

Rajdeep Dhingra - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Rajdeep Dhingra I've removed that Kaboobly Doo content

Agnishom Chattopadhyay - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Agnishom Chattopadhyay Thanks ! \(\ddot\smile\)

Rajdeep Dhingra - 2 years, 7 months ago

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Sir,This problems answer is wrong. this

Rajdeep Dhingra - 2 years, 7 months ago

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If you have already reported the problem, wait for someone to deal with the report.

Agnishom Chattopadhyay - 2 years, 7 months ago

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Can you see if my dispute is right ?

Rajdeep Dhingra - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Rajdeep Dhingra I will ask someone to do so who understands the problem better.

You have already solved the problem, I think

Agnishom Chattopadhyay - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Agnishom Chattopadhyay First I took that the velocity becomes 4/5 times (as given in question) but the right answer can only be found when the velocity is decreased by 4/5 times. Hence the problem is wrong. The answer should be 41 but is given as 50.I can give a solution if you want.

Rajdeep Dhingra - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Rajdeep Dhingra you mean 1/5 times?

Agnishom Chattopadhyay - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Agnishom Chattopadhyay Yes

Rajdeep Dhingra - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Rajdeep Dhingra Okay, I will deal with it

Agnishom Chattopadhyay - 2 years, 7 months ago

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Do moderators have the ability to delete other people's solutions ?

In regard to a question asked by my friend about the girl population here on Brilliant , I wanted to ask if there's any female moderator or are all the mods boys only ?

Azhaghu Roopesh M - 2 years, 7 months ago

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Yes, we do.

As of now, there are no active female moderator on Brilliant.

Mursalin Habib - 2 years, 7 months ago

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Also tell me how to mention someone with a link??

Ninad Akolekar - 2 years, 7 months ago

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I hope you mean something like @Pranjal Jain ?

For this, type "@" and start typing initial letters of name. A pop-up will appear (may take time on slow connections). Tap/click the correct one.

Pranjal Jain - 2 years, 7 months ago

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Thanks, once again.

Ninad Akolekar - 2 years, 7 months ago

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Agnishom Chattopadhyay - 2 years, 7 months ago

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Please tell me how to insert an image along with my problem. I'll upload image from my PC.

Ninad Akolekar - 2 years, 7 months ago

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There is "Attach image" option available on PC while posting problems. Look at Trevor's screenshot below.

Pranjal Jain - 2 years, 7 months ago

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Thanks a lot!

Ninad Akolekar - 2 years, 7 months ago

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The most wandering question on moderators related issue -> How can we or what is eligibility to become a moderator?

Gautam Sharma - 2 years, 7 months ago

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What exactly are you asking?

Trevor Arashiro - 2 years, 7 months ago

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Can I become a moderator too? :3 (just kidding, I don't want to be one anyway)

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Prasun Biswas - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Prasun Biswas @Prasun Biswas You are now :P

Abdur Rehman Zahid - 1 year, 10 months ago

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@Prasun Biswas Read the third point above! 😶

Pranjal Jain - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Pranjal Jain Read my comment again. I was being sarcastic. -_- Wasn't it obvious from the troll face?

Prasun Biswas - 2 years, 7 months ago

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how will anyone else become a moderator?

Gautam Sharma - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Gautam Sharma Just don't be like Prasun and you'll be well on your way to becoming a mod!

:P

Trevor Arashiro - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Trevor Arashiro Well, I'm gonna take that as a compliment.. \(\textrm{*troll face*}\) It's good to see that atleast one of the moderators has a good sense of humour. :D

P.s - I see that my "irrelevant" comment has survived one day here on this messageboard. Yay! :P

Prasun Biswas - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Gautam Sharma Well, if a user contributes meaningfully to the community, and people think that he/she would be respectful and be even more helpful to the community, well, he/she may be asked to become a moderator.

Jeremy Bansil - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Gautam Sharma Keep working on B'ant problems. Post solutions, thought-provoking comments, nice questions etc.

Pranjal Jain - 2 years, 7 months ago

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How can we upload photos while posting a problem???

Naman Kapoor - 2 years, 7 months ago

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First use an image uploading website (I prefer postimg.org ), upload your picture, and copy the image link. The format for uploading images in a solution is ![Alternate text](image URL). Type the text which you wish to be displayed if the image doesn't load in the third brackets, and paste the image URL in the second brackets. In the following example, the image URL is http://s12.postimg.org/5qhlgca71/untitled.png, and I wrote the code ![This is an image file :D](http://s12.postimg.org/5qhlgca71/untitled.png). Here's how it appears:

This is an image file :D

This is an image file :D

Pranjal Jain - 2 years, 7 months ago

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I copied a gif directly from a website but it isnt diplaying

This is a gif

This is a gif

Naman Kapoor - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Naman Kapoor If you have noticed, it is the path of a webpage and not of a picture. The link to the picture usually ends with its extension like .jpg or .png or .gif

The link to your gif is actually http://media.giphy.com/media/7pf8R0cSJlSbm/200w.gif

Thus

This is better

This is better

Pranjal Jain - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Pranjal Jain @Naman Kapoor

Pranjal Jain - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Naman Kapoor Another way to get it to display is by doing ![image] (link)

Trevor Arashiro - 2 years, 7 months ago

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Trevor Arashiro - 2 years, 7 months ago

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Well thnxx but I use the app

Naman Kapoor - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Naman Kapoor The app currently cannot do that. That will be taken care of, soon.

Agnishom Chattopadhyay - 2 years, 7 months ago

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@Agnishom Chattopadhyay Yeah well have to for it till the next update and also for changing photo

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