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Problem-specific discussion forums

I've been thinking about the usefulness of having a forum to discuss a particular problem once you've solved it. It was really useful when I was learning to code with Project Euler. It might help students get their questions solved without having to wait until the feautred solutions arrive. Any thoughts on this?

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4 years, 2 months ago

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I had the same suggestion a little while back, the staff said they have had that idea for a long time and it's almost ready. :) Tim Vermeulen · 4 years, 2 months ago

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@Tim Vermeulen Good news!!! Sebastian Garrido · 4 years, 2 months ago

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@Sebastian Garrido Here you can read it for yourself :) https://brilliant.org/discussions/thread/what-are-you-working-on-now/ Tim Vermeulen · 4 years, 2 months ago

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Best idea according to me.Hope staff member agree.This will increase interest among the students as they would be able to share their own method .Finally there will a lots of method to a particular problem instead of a single solution. Patel Kishan · 4 years, 2 months ago

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We think it is the best idea as well for immediately making the site experience of Brilliant better. Keep in mind when we implement it it will come out gradually. The way it will work, is all people who get a problem right, or all people who use up three tries and still have it wrong; will be directed into an exclusive discussion where they can submit how they solved the problem. In these discussions, people can ask questions about steps they do not understand, comment on the virtues of some techniques over others, and vote on which solution overall they think is the best. In general, it has become apparent that one week is too long to wait to learn from your mistakes in a solutions discussion and that people should be able to help each other immediately after struggling with a problem, while the thoughts are fresh.

It will probably initially start out only happening in Number theory and Algebra, on problems at the upper end of level 2 and above. The smaller offering will help us iron out any technical bugs. All of you will help us iron out all the cultural bugs to having good problem discussions. After we see how it goes for Number theory and algebra we will probably extend it to all problems of all categories. Peter Taylor Staff · 4 years, 2 months ago

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@Peter Taylor Thnx, but please implement it very soon. Kiran Patel · 4 years, 2 months ago

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