# Recruit new friends to enable.

I do not like things like this, because for us avid-math solvers who do not have friends, we will be unable to complete such problems. Us antisocial people will be greatly appreciative if you would remove said feature, or suggest methods on finding friends. Thank you.

Note by Tim Ye
5 years, 3 months ago

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Some of you are displeased by having the number of problems available to you limited by the number of additional people you bring to the site. We want to build the world’s largest community of problem solvers on Brilliant, and have worked hard to create a great website, and challenging problems for you. In return, we’re asking you to help us grow, and for that we are offering even more free problems.

The amount of material available for free on Brilliant is staggering. It is surprising to us that the reaction to hundreds of new free problems has been anger that there are hundreds more problems that require unlocking.

In the future, there will be more ways besides Facebook invites for you to give back to Brilliant in order to gain access to more features on the site. The Techniques section is still under development, but we wanted to release what we had so far and see if people found it valuable. The alternative would have been to launch the new Techniques section many more weeks or months in the future.

Thanks, Pete

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- 5 years, 3 months ago

your concept is good, this website is usefull for many of the maths lovers.

- 5 years, 3 months ago

u r saying good of this concept..!!!! ...this causes a lot of nuisance...though you may have an account in facebook but why the others hating that would like to do so for unlocking new sets of maths.....:(

- 5 years, 2 months ago

Amen. Sense of morals and gratitude, anyone?

- 5 years, 2 months ago

Plzzzzz introduce those ways as soon as possible.......facebook is unbearable most of the tyms......Dont wanna reactivate my fb account.... :/

- 5 years, 3 months ago

Maybe an alternative could be that inviting our friends could fetch us some points!! That would be really tempting and an awesome opportunity for users to gain points and also Brilliant would grow a lot....

- 5 years, 3 months ago

yes i support u...................i dont do fb for their overall emptiness and i do brilliant for enrichin myself,but now brilliant is forcin us to join fb??

- 5 years, 3 months ago

same case is for mine

- 5 years, 2 months ago

Man, this s pure commercialization.... I hate these things.

- 5 years, 3 months ago

But Brilliant is non-profit... why would it need commercialization?

- 5 years, 3 months ago

you are right , I also Hate such things

- 5 years, 3 months ago

Yes, I too would like this Facebook integration to be removed...

- 5 years, 3 months ago

I agree with you all.Brilliant is really a good website,but this thing is not good at alll.

- 5 years, 3 months ago

I would also like dat to be removed and would suggest brilliant to concentrate on making our problem solving experience better rather than checking out the number of friends on fb we have :(

- 5 years, 3 months ago

Yes Brilliant must stop this ..

- 5 years, 3 months ago

I personally sort of dislike it but I do understand where it's going. My sister has been asking about brilliant but is also too lazy to figure out what it is, so this sort of allowed me to connect with her somewhat.

But I do wish that Facebook wasn't the only way. And I do wish that friends weren't necessary to unlock more problems.

And finally if we are going to continue this idea of recruitment, have a feature to see which friends have joined.

- 5 years, 3 months ago

I think that in the same way that many Facebook users ignore game requests, they might also ignore requests to join Brilliant. For those who played games on Facebook, they would know the system of sending requests to friends in exchange for virtual prizes. People who receive such requests might become annoyed, especially when they think that those who send them requests do so only because they want the prize, as opposed to genuinely trying to share something interesting to others. The same logic probably applies to all requests, even those coming from Brilliant.

I'm not saying that those who send requests do not care genuinely. It's just that the intentions of the sender may be lost to the recipient, and thus the receiver may just ignore the request, thinking that the sender is doing this only to gain something.

As a possible alternative, I suggest that Brilliant not make recruitment a requisite for receiving more problems to solve. Instead, Brilliant should encourage users to recruit on their own, without additional benefits. The few who will be willing to recruit will be doing so because they love the website and they want to spread the word to others. People will be more willing to listen to passionate individuals than to people who only recruit to be able to access more content.

Of course, these are just my opinions.

- 5 years, 3 months ago

Peter Sir,I don't want to be a member of facebook as I think it to be an addiction but I always ask my friends to become its member.I had invited Anirudh and Debashish and Dibyaranjan to join this site.If you don't believe what I say you may check their profiles.

- 5 years, 3 months ago

hmm....you are correct!!!

- 5 years, 3 months ago

I DO NOT LIKE TO RECRUIT MORE FRIENDS THROUGH FACEBOOK . I do not like things like this, because for us avid-math solvers who do not have friends, we will be unable to complete such problems

- 5 years, 1 month ago

well this is the fastest way to have the maximum subscribers of the website how can brilliant remain untouched

- 5 years, 2 months ago

i am of the same opinion....

- 5 years, 2 months ago

I have not seen this feature.Has it been removed?

- 5 years, 3 months ago

Never mind,found it...I don't think its a good idea to try to get people who are generally thought to be introverts,to break out of their shell.That is not why they came to the website. If its to get more people to join the website its already cool enough without this feature,other problem solving websites(ie Project Euler) have got hundreds and thousands of users without the use of facebook. I really like the new features,but I think this part is a bit unnecessary.I mean the idea of inviting friends is a good idea but users shouldn't be denied problems if they cant..

- 5 years, 3 months ago

support u

- 5 years, 3 months ago

i also support...

- 5 years, 2 months ago

It's still there.

- 5 years, 3 months ago

I don't know...the programmers are taking a really long time to remove it

- 5 years, 3 months ago