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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
4 years, 6 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

Peter Taylor Staff - 4 years, 6 months ago

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These days I see a lot of ads of brilliant around, even on Facebook. I got to know of brilliant from an ad on youtube and was here immediately. I am pretty sure that if I can see these ads, my friends on facebook can too. Brilliant is an amazing place for math lovers and people who want to improve. The launching of the techniques trainer was indeed a really great step. You are providing the world stuff which would otherwise cost money as subscription fee on other websites, we are grateful to you for that. We certainly want to help Brilliant expand. But facebook invites isn't a very good idea. Inviting in people with no interest can be a bad step. It can bring in unmotivated people who may cheat or troll if we send in invites without thinking. Not all of us have friends who love maths. I think the advertisements that you are putting up are good enough. Maybe you should try putting up ads on diverse platforms. You can try localizing your advertisements- like advertisements on other country-specific advertisement platforms while continuing with facebook and google advertisements. Brilliant is doing a great job. I also have a technical suggestion to offer. Currently I can access just three problems on the technique trainer. It would be awesome if the interface of the trainer was such that many problems 'of a similar kind' would appear one after another allowing one to solve a 'streak' of problems Like for example a quadratic equation appears on the screen, I need more practice on quadratic equations, so I click on a button 'More Practice' and viola I am now solving a streak of quadratic equations, the difference between subsequent problems being only that the values get changed so that I get more practice for problems of a particular kind instantly.

Priyankar Kumar - 4 years, 6 months ago

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Haha same here...I saw a Google AdSense Advertisement for Brilliant saying 'Solve Challenging Math and Physics problems' and I signed up immediately.

Rohan Rao - 4 years, 6 months ago

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@Rohan Rao facebook ads for me

Chitres Guria - 4 years, 6 months ago

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

Ranjitha.K Raj - 4 years, 6 months ago

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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.....:(

Raja Metronetizen - 4 years, 6 months ago

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Amen. Sense of morals and gratitude, anyone?

Justin Wong - 4 years, 5 months ago

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

Riya Gupta - 4 years, 6 months ago

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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....

Rahul Nahata - 4 years, 6 months ago

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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??

Superman Son - 4 years, 6 months ago

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same case is for mine

Raja Metronetizen - 4 years, 6 months ago

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

Garvil Singhal - 4 years, 6 months ago

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

Carl Joshua Quines - 4 years, 6 months ago

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you are right , I also Hate such things

Mayank Kaushik - 4 years, 6 months ago

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

Rohan Rao - 4 years, 6 months ago

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

Pranjal Rs - 4 years, 6 months ago

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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 :(

Edward Elric - 4 years, 6 months ago

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Yes Brilliant must stop this ..

Kiran Patel - 4 years, 6 months ago

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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.

Matt Wang - 4 years, 6 months ago

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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.

Paolo Miguel Bartolo - 4 years, 6 months ago

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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.

Soham Dibyachintan - 4 years, 6 months ago

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hmm....you are correct!!!

Advitiya Brijesh - 4 years, 6 months ago

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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

Shashank Goel - 4 years, 4 months ago

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

Gaurav Dobriyal - 4 years, 6 months ago

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i am of the same opinion....

Raja Metronetizen - 4 years, 6 months ago

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

Thaddeus Abiy - 4 years, 6 months ago

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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..

Thaddeus Abiy - 4 years, 6 months ago

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support u

Superman Son - 4 years, 6 months ago

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@Superman Son i also support...

Raja Metronetizen - 4 years, 6 months ago

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It's still there.

Ryan Soedjak - 4 years, 6 months ago

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

Bob Yang - 4 years, 6 months ago

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