# Problem in rating system

Initially, this week, in Number theory and Algebra, I had a nice rating almost equal to level 5. I had solved all questions, except 1 question viewed but unattempted in both subjects. Since Tuesday, these 2 questions were undone. And the problem is, my rating in both the subjects is decreasing intensively, that is, almost 200 points till now! I don't even know why has it happened. If it is supposed to be the same way, then Brilliant staff could tell me why. But if this some sort of a glitch, staff must fix it, as it may further reduce and demote me! I have already lost extreme number of rating. Had those 200 rating not vanished, I would have been on level 5! I hope this will surely be explained to me by the Birlliant staff, waiting for a soon reply, especially before next week, so that the problem doesn't get delayed to one more week!

Note by Akshat Jain
5 years, 1 month ago

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Hi Akshat,

It looks like your rating has been dropping because you have been viewing lots of problems outside your level. When you view these problems it affects your rating exactly like . We will fix it to better indicate this by displaying ratings on problems that aren't in your problem set. You can recover your rating, and improve it, by solving the problems you viewed.

Staff - 5 years, 1 month ago

Sir, till date i m solving only problems of my level. How can i get acess to see and solve problems of higher level...

- 5 years, 1 month ago

What! :O

I have viewed many many problems outside my level, because only 4 problems in each subject every week is not enough food for my mind! Though I have solved most of them, the ones unsolved have got me.

I personally feel this should be changed. I mean, rating should not decrease on viewing a problem outside the problem set, though it should be reduced on giving the wrong answer. I would really like to suggest the staff to make this change!

- 5 years, 1 month ago

I didn't know about this at all. So just like every week, I have been solving problems outside my level and didn't understand why my rating was going down. Just like you, my rating has gone down by 400-500. But now that I know, I hope it won't go down again.

- 5 years, 1 month ago

Yeah, this is my story too. I liked solving outside problems more than the inside ones. Don't you think this should be changed? Refer to my reply to Peter Sir's comment.

- 5 years, 1 month ago