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New ability to follow members of Brilliant and an update to your profiles

Hi everyone,

We have been tinkering some more. Today we launched the ability to follow other people you admire on brilliant, without having to be connected to them by Facebook or email. When you follow someone, their profile will appear in your sidebar on the main page. This will allow you to have easy access to the profiles, and problem solving efforts of others on Brilliant.

We also did a design update on your profiles. It is still a work in progress. Your levels and up-votes are currently missing from your profiles. They will return shortly :)

Note by Peter Taylor
3 years, 9 months ago

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I really appreciate efforts of you and your team Peter sir.. My very best wishes.. :) Snehal Shekatkar · 3 years, 9 months ago

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Please bring the previous layout of the problem solving page! I miss the GREEN "You are correct!".... Paramjit Singh · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Paramjit Singh I don't think too many changes are good for Brill. I love it simple. Akshat Jain · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Paramjit Singh I agree.. we can start new discussion about it! :) Snehal Shekatkar · 3 years, 9 months ago

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The sidebar just got a whole lot better, thanks. Some things that still bug me, though:

  • The friend invite suggestions don't make any sense. Could those be removed, or at least be optional? I have invited everyone to this site who might be interested to join. The list itself is now smaller than the invite suggestions, which makes it hard to quickly see how well my friends are doing.
  • The 'This week' tab seems to show how many points my friends have earned in the last 7 days, and not actually during the current week. I would be much more interested in seeing how well my friends are doing since the release of the latest problem sets.
Tim Vermeulen · 3 years, 9 months ago

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Wait darn brilliant now shows full names? Ryan Soedjak · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Ryan Soedjak I like this feature, IMHO! For example, there are many "Ryan S"s in the world. I'd have to click on the profile to identify the right one. Ahaan Rungta · 3 years, 9 months ago

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you guys are doing a great thing by simply having this website in existence imo, thanks Jord W · 3 years, 9 months ago

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I don't know why, but I don't like this feature. People may compare eachother on the basis of the number of followers one has. Even the previous look of Brilliant profiles was better than now. Brilliant is changing at an unneeded high speed. I hope this beloved community doesn't transform into a math-cum-social networking site. \(\ddot\frown\) Akshat Jain · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Akshat Jain Being that this is a community of people who do math in their own time, I don't think very many people will care about the number of followers someone has. Logan Dymond · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Akshat Jain If people don't brag about their levels, what makes you think they'll brag about their followers? Michael Tong · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Michael Tong I hope what you mean comes out to be the truth. But tell me one thing, don't you think this twitter-like step is not so good for Brilliant? Akshat Jain · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Akshat Jain There is no problem if that happens Akshat! :) Snehal Shekatkar · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Snehal Shekatkar I think there is a problem. People will create opinions by just seeing the number of followers. Akshat Jain · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Akshat Jain Let them do.. let us keep doing maths and physics.. :) Snehal Shekatkar · 3 years, 9 months ago

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Am i able to search for a user? Yan Yau Cheng · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Yan Yau Cheng Soon! Silas Hundt Staff · 3 years, 9 months ago

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Great job again by Brilliant staff! :)

I have found a bug. I have removed a few people from my "Following" list (those were Facebook friends who registered and stayed for a short time) but when I Log In again at this site, those removed profiles are back in the list.

Another bug is that when I hover my mouse over my name, a "Follow" button is present. Clicking on it doesn't do anything but I am sure it was not intended. Here's a picture: Image

Please kindly look into this. Many Thanks! Pranav Arora · 3 years, 9 months ago

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Another good effort. What if we can also search people by name and then follow them instead of just depending over the links present on various pages!

Also, there should be some icon of notification displaying recent activity of subscribed threads and tags. Ankit Chabarwal · 3 years, 9 months ago

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it is good way............CHALLENGE a friend Starwar Clone · 3 years, 9 months ago

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I truly agree with akshat..the brilliant would loose it's unique flavor if it turns out to be like facebook or any social networking site Jawwad Siddique · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Jawwad Siddique Can you explain more? What are you afraid that Brilliant is losing? Silas Hundt Staff · 3 years, 9 months ago

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By the way, do you know that you can follow yourself?

Follow people who you admire on Brilliant...

Well, I admire myself, I guess... :) Mursalin Habib · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Mursalin Habib And in case you're wondering: when you follow yourself, you don't end up in your 'followers' and 'following' lists. Mursalin Habib · 3 years, 9 months ago

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Now I can't see the number of upvotes :( Diego E. Nazario Ojeda · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Diego E. Nazario Ojeda Solution upvote counts are back! (You have 10.) Silas Hundt Staff · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Silas Hundt Thanks!! :) Diego E. Nazario Ojeda · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Diego E. Nazario Ojeda Upvotes are coming back soon! Silas Hundt Staff · 3 years, 9 months ago

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good over here Raman Tejaswi · 3 years, 9 months ago

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Where is the up votes indicator,please tell me. Soham Dibyachintan · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Soham Dibyachintan As stated, " Your levels and up-votes are currently missing from your profiles. They will return shortly :)" Calvin Lin Staff · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Soham Dibyachintan Upvotes for solutions are live on profiles now. Silas Hundt Staff · 3 years, 9 months ago

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Why don't I see number of points when I go to somebody else's profile?? Snehal Shekatkar · 3 years, 9 months ago

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i am not able to search for a user?? Yash Gupta · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Yash Gupta Not yet, but coming soon! Silas Hundt Staff · 3 years, 9 months ago

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How do i do to follow someone? Felipe Sousa · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Felipe Sousa Just go to that user's profile. On the right hand side you would see the option. Snehal Shekatkar · 3 years, 9 months ago

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@Akshat Jain As stated, " Your levels and up-votes are currently missing from your profiles. They will return shortly :)" Calvin Lin Staff · 3 years, 9 months ago

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