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Note by Brilliant Mathematics
6 months, 3 weeks ago

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This discussion board is a place to discuss our Daily Challenges and the math and science related to those challenges. Explanations are more than just a solution — they should explain the steps and thinking strategies that you used to obtain the solution. Comments should further the discussion of math and science.

When posting on Brilliant:

• Use the emojis to react to an explanation, whether you're congratulating a job well done , or just really confused .
• Ask specific questions about the challenge or the steps in somebody's explanation. Well-posed questions can add a lot to the discussion, but posting "I don't understand!" doesn't help anyone.
• Try to contribute something new to the discussion, whether it is an extension, generalization or other idea related to the challenge.

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*italics* or _italics_ italics
**bold** or __bold__ bold
- bulleted- list
• bulleted
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1. numbered2. list
1. numbered
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Note: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctly
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[example link](https://brilliant.org)example link
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    # I indented these lines
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Remember to wrap math in $$ ... $$ or $ ... $ to ensure proper formatting.
2 \times 3 $2 \times 3$
2^{34} $2^{34}$
a_{i-1} $a_{i-1}$
\frac{2}{3} $\frac{2}{3}$
\sqrt{2} $\sqrt{2}$
\sum_{i=1}^3 $\sum_{i=1}^3$
\sin \theta $\sin \theta$
\boxed{123} $\boxed{123}$

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Support to @Steven Chase sir.
That feature of seeing that who has solved the problem till now, was really a good feature.
It is useful in many ways like
If I have uploaded a problem,and I have little bit doubt in that problem, and no one have posted its solution till now, and suppose the feature is showing 2,3,... solvers, so using that feature we can communicate to those peoples who have solved the problem correctly.
Hope Brilliant will again add that feature.

- 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Oh! But if you press the solvers button, then it will move a bit still :)

- 6 months, 3 weeks ago

But it doesn't show the solvers. Maybe they forgot to remove that feature :)

- 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi Lil Doug, this is a known issue. I've forwarded this issue to the engineering team.

Staff - 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Greetings. It used to be that when we clicked on the number of solvers for a community problem, it would expand and show who had solved it. That feature no longer exists, but the expansion is still there. Was the intent to remove the feature, and if so, why is the expansion still there? I thought it was a nice feature anyway, and I was a bit sad to see it go.

- 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Yeah, I liked that feature too. Now it just changes to Hide Solvers, and expands a bit.

- 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi Steven Chase, this is a known issue. I've forwarded this issue to the engineering team.

Staff - 6 months, 2 weeks ago

No offense but aren't you referring to the wrong person?

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Yes, Brilliant Mathematics copy\pasted the comment from Lil Doug's query. He\she needs to save time as he\she has a lot of work.

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Well, while I understand that, false references have always come to me as something really odd. After all, if you can't get the name right, what else could you? shrugs

Just asking tho, don't mind me :)

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Haha, you're right. I've fixed it.

Staff - 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks for looking into it

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

@Brilliant Mathematics - Who makes wikis? Are the wikis constantly getting updated? Do new wikis keep coming? How do you add the View Wiki button to your problem based on the relevant wiki? Also, please see my latest note - Tau, which is my attempt of making a note that looks like a wiki :)

- 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi Percy, the staff make wiki pages.

Staff - 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Oh! Did you see my note that looks like a wiki? Its pretty close, but doesn't exactly look like a wiki yet :)

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

@Brilliant Mathematics can you let users have a chance to make wikis like putting forward a completed note for it and then you publish it with their name so talented people like @Percy Jackson get recognised

- 5 months, 2 weeks ago

I think they did that once before. I've seen a note by Calvin Lin I guess about this. A few users collaborated and helped in making many of the notes. They might've staff or moderators, I dunno. @Nathan Soliman

- 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi Nathan and Percy, we currently disable users from editing wiki pages for the time being. We planned to enable this feature in the near future.

Staff - 5 months, 2 weeks ago

- 5 months, 2 weeks ago

what was the 100 day challenge for and what happens in it

- 5 months, 2 weeks ago

The 100-day challenge was a special series of Daily Challenges which included some of the best DCs of the past and some fun and challenging new DCs. It was also an opportunity for us to put in some tougher DCs (towards the end of the challenge) since we normally try to cater our DCs to a more general audience.

If you participated in the 100-day challenge, then you can expect something special in your email inbox soon (check if you have email notifications enabled in your settings).

Staff - 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Ok, thanks for clearing that up, I had the same thought :)

- 5 months, 2 weeks ago

what do we recieve and so far i havenot recieved anything yet

- 5 months, 2 weeks ago

That's a nice pseudo-Wiki I gotta say :)

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you!

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

@Brilliant Mathematics I am unable to see my levels in About in profile

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

@Brilliant Mathematics in fact I am unable to see anyone's level. Is it deliberately removed or it is a bug?

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Yup, me too, must be a deliberate removal @Aryan Sanghi :)

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Me too, it would appear this is a deliberate removal as the levels view on the stats page has also been removed.

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

@Brilliant Mathematics the points option is also removed. Please see to it.

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks. We're aware of it. We will restore it after some bugs are resolved.

Staff - 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Ok sir, thanku for seeing to it. :)

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

On the make a problem bit, could you add a multiple choice option. That would be a cool new way of answering and formatting questions with multiple answers

- 6 months ago

Yes, I agree. Buttons would also come handy, but it might not be possible to interpret the original code :)

- 6 months ago

yeah maybe

- 6 months ago

Hi James and Jeff, thank you for your suggestion.

I've already submitted this feedback to our engineering team.

Staff - 6 months ago

What does community contribution means? How do you calculate it? Is this means how many people read my posts? Or this means approximately how many people learned something from my posts.

- 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Can I see a list about all built in codes(for formatting)?

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I unfortunately, do not have that ability. Some of the "built in codes" might be obsolete as they are being replaced in the near future.

Staff - 6 months, 2 weeks ago

When I use a button after each block the paddings are different. The first line has always smaller padding

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Can you send me a screenshot of this?

Staff - 6 months, 2 weeks ago

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I believed this is intentional.

Staff - 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Yeah, I belived the wrong latex code edited the whole content, but not.

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I have already contacted support through the chat function about this but it is very annoying. A few days ago my stat graphs suddenly disappeared from the page. Now I just have my course completion and the day by block view (problems tried) of what problems I have completed. I can click on these to see my problems solved and rating changes, but I have no ability to click a specific topic and see my progress in the graph. I've tried on 2 different (desktop) devices and cleared all my browser data.

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I’m very sorry about this – it sounds like you’re hitting a bug in our site/app. To help us get to the bottom of this and fix it for you – please send us a screenshot or screen video of the bug happening from your device to support@brilliant.org.

Staff - 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you. I have sent you the video.

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Same thing for my account.

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

@Brilliant Mathematics Hi, I contacted support on the chat system and they said that this was recently removed on purpose. Why was this removed? The feature is so useful and one that I use all the time as part of my premium membership to track my progress. Very disappointing.

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I still have my stats page? Why don't you have yours? If this was a removed feature, why do I still have my stats? @Brilliant Mathematics , @Matthew Christopher

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I still have my stats page too, I am referring to the graph that you see for each topic as your rating changes. That has been removed.

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I'm sorry to hear that. But that is not my decision to make.

Staff - 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi, I never saw any graph option on my laptop, is it only on phone? Also, where is the contact support button? Please help me.

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

No, it was on desktop and phones, but now just on phones. If you go to the menu where you can go to stats or profile there is a button at the bottom.

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

But I couldn't ever see it.

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Not sure, I had seen it for months before.

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I am using the site for months, and sometimes I open the Stats, but I never have seen it. I think its weird.

- 6 months, 2 weeks ago

@Brilliant Mathematics, please see this discussion. Thanks!

- 6 months, 1 week ago

Hi Vinayak, we will look into it. Thanks.

Staff - 6 months, 1 week ago

@Brilliant Mathematics, I believe there's a bug in the Problems section:

When you get a problem wrong and exit, you get two eyes (denotes you looked at the solution) instead of the hmm... emoji.

- 6 months, 1 week ago

Me too @Yajat Shamji . Seems like BRILLIANT has lots of bugs and removals since this note was made. hmmmm...emoji

- 6 months, 1 week ago

When I close a "window" or dismiss a notification, then the symbol is a "magnifying glass".

- 6 months, 1 week ago

Hi Páll. I’m very sorry about this – it sounds like you’re hitting a bug in our site/app. To help us get to the bottom of this and fix it for you – please send us a screenshot or screen video of the bug happening from your device to support@brilliant.org.

Staff - 6 months, 1 week ago

Super fast! Now it is working :)

- 6 months, 1 week ago

Excuse me, is the average counted as one of the Zodiac animals here to make the total 13? If not, please edit it. Thanks in advance!

- 6 months, 1 week ago

Nice find. I've fixed it.

In the future, if you have concerns about a problem's wording/clarity/etc., you can report the problem. See how here.

Staff - 6 months, 1 week ago

Oh :) I forgot that I could do so

- 6 months, 1 week ago

Maybe I am asking a senseless question, if that is the case, I am extremely sorry.

In this should it be "orbitals" or "orbits"? Thanks!

- 5 months, 4 weeks ago

Good eye. I've updated the text to reflect this.

In the future, if you have concerns about a problem's wording/clarity/etc., you can report the problem. See how here.

Staff - 5 months, 4 weeks ago

But it is still written "orbitals" only! Also, I have seen that if I have attempted a problem in a quiz, I can't report it, I can only report it if I have not attempted, is it a bug?

- 5 months, 4 weeks ago

@Brilliant Mathematics?

Also, @Vinayak Srivastava, I definitely think it's a bug...

- 5 months, 4 weeks ago

Hi Vinayak, we will revisit the orbits/oribitals issue shortly.

For the report issue: I am still able to report it after I've attempt it.

Either way, it sounds like you’re hitting a bug in our site/app. To help us get to the bottom of this and fix it for you – please send us a screenshot or screen video of the bug happening from your device to support@brilliant.org.

Staff - 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Ok, and I also can't see two menus in the notification bar, "Want to work at Brilliant" and "Contact support". I came to know from the Daily Challenge page, please see to that. Thank you!

- 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Yes, thanks for pointing it out to me here.

I will try to respond to you as soon as the engineering team will respond to me.

Staff - 5 months, 3 weeks ago

It seems working now, actually the mouse pointer was not changing which changes when I need to click somewhere. I think its working for one quiz, I will check for another quiz when I will attempt it, if it does not work, I will let you know, thank you for helping!

- 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi Vinayak. For the orbits/orbitals phrasing issue: The science problem writers informed me that it's fine as it is.

Staff - 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Ok, but can you please elaborate a little? It seems I am missing some concept.

- 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi Vinayak, I do not have all the answers here. It would easier if you just submit a report to that link directly.

Staff - 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Ok, thank you!

- 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Even though I have reported, in the "View Reports" section, it is writing "No Reports yet." Is my report not gone?

- 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi Vinayak, that's intentional. We will respond to you shortly.

Staff - 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Ok, sorry Sir for wasting your time.

- 5 months, 3 weeks ago

No problem at all. Thank you so much for screening problems on Brilliant and helping to improve the community for everyone.

Staff - 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Excuse me, could you please help me to deal with these problem reports? Draw it in one go, Find Minimum of $\left(\dfrac1a+\dfrac2b+\dfrac4c\right)$

- 5 months, 3 weeks ago

You can mention them under the reports

- 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi Edward, I've resolved all the reports to your first problem, but your second problem is still flawed.

Staff - 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Can you post a question on a tablet/iPad?

- 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi Lin, we currently do not have that feature.

Staff - 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi, In the daily challenge section, can you create a comment at the top of your solution. Under which everyone should answer? Sometimes it spoils the fun for others. Thanks!

- 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi Mahdi, I like your suggestion. Unfortunately, I don't think many people can adhere to that rule.

In the meantime, I will try to figure out a more efficient way to de-clutter the solution discussions...

Staff - 5 months, 2 weeks ago

r u a real person or a automated

- 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Real person dude, automated replies wouldn't be half like @Brilliant Mathematics

- 5 months, 2 weeks ago

This is me

Staff - 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Lol

- 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Wow, I never thought Brilliant Mathematics would ever post a unofficial chat kinda post. Way to go Nate, ya pulled it out lol

- 5 months, 2 weeks ago

lol

- 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Lol

- 5 months, 2 weeks ago

🙄🤔🤧🥱😴🌛

- 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Wot???

- 5 months, 2 weeks ago

@Brilliant Mathematics Many people including i think that the correct answer for the daily challenge should be D and not B could u pls clarify if we r wrong pls it is daily challenge of 12 August 2020

https://brilliant.org/daily-problems/cube-net-match/

- 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi Nathan, the answer is correct.

Staff - 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Addendum: You're right. We messed up.

Staff - 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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