# New Format for Problems?

Discuss here.

I myself think that it's a pretty cool change, but still lacking a few things.

I think that we should have the "viewed-attempted-solved" information back, as that told me how well and how hard/easy my problem is. Also, I think that after you write a solution, the button that says "write a solution" should turn to "see solutions".

What else do you guys think?

Note by Daniel Liu
7 years, 2 months ago

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Thanks for the feedback, Daniel! We're working on adding that information back; you should see it again tomorrow. Good catch with the button text; we'll fix that, too!

Staff - 7 years, 2 months ago

Question: you mentioned that as a matter of fact you were listening to all my complaints/tips. Did you hear what I had to say about the "Who to follow page"? I'll tag you in the email and you can see what you think.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Yes. I really like the new format because it satisfied a lot of my previous complaints. It seems a little hard to get to the solutions though, I noticed. Also @Cece Yu and @Peter Taylor how do you tell if a problem has an official rating? To me it looks like all of them do...

- 7 years, 2 months ago

We were listening :) Could you tell me more about why you find it hard to get to the solutions?

Looks like we are accidentally showing ratings for problems that don't have an official rating. We'll fix that soon.

Staff - 7 years, 2 months ago

Glad to hear somebody was listening! :D About the solution viewing, even when viewing my own problem the only two options on the little green sidebar are "Add a solution!" and "Saved to $n$ sets".

Also, it no longer displays the answer to already answered problems. So with problems that require a lot of computation or thinking backwards, it's a bit weird. Like if I'm trying to write a solution to a problem I haven't touched in weeks it's helpful to know what the answer is. :D

- 7 years, 2 months ago

@Finn Hulse , most solutions contain answers..

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Yeah not if no solution has already been written.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Yes, you bring a valid point. @Cece Yu it would be nice if you could display the correct answer after solving the problem.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Yeah, it does.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

The new format isn't nice as it was before because many things are missing like haw many person tried ,solved, and viewed.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

YES. :D

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Though the UI is much cooler, I think it has become too compact. I liked the previous layout, I feel that writing/viewing solutions has become more difficult. You have to scroll for the MCQs, and three scrollers at a time is really confusing. Even the 'Try related problems' is taking too much space.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

@Cece Yu , I am not able to upvote a solution. Is it just me or is that a glitch?

- 7 years, 2 months ago

I think it is only you mine is working perfectley.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

I agree, the new format is pretty cool! But I feel the titles of the problems should be much larger as before. Also, I just tried a few rated problems and when I opened the problem tab, the problem level was displayed for a moment and then it disappeared! The problem rating and my own rating were also absent. I also just noticed that when you hover over a person' name, their statuses are also being shown which is a good feature!

- 7 years, 2 months ago

@Cece Yu : I can't find the correct answer for the problem anywhere in the new format. Can you change it so that the answer shows up?

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Yes, we'll take care of that, Jon!

Staff - 7 years, 2 months ago

I see it now, thanks!

- 7 years, 2 months ago

The problems don't show what my rating is. The earlier interface had a message below the answer text-box saying - Your rating in ........ is. I would request the staff to please show that as well.

- 7 years, 2 months ago

I think I may have found a bug though...When I clicked on "Show solutions" after I used 2 tries,it showed me the solutions and the correct answer and when I went back to the question, I still had one try!This occurs on some questions only but it might be a serious bug.Hopefully the Brilliant staff can take a look at this.@Calvin Lin @Arron Kau @Cece Yu @Bradan Litzinger @David Mattingly

- 7 years, 2 months ago

Thank you, we will look into this.

Staff - 7 years, 2 months ago

@Cece Yu : When I try to edit the solutions, the editing pane is unnecessarily big, can you please fix this?

- 7 years, 1 month ago

Sure, Pranav, I'll look into it!

Staff - 7 years, 1 month ago