Very recently Brilliant has changed the way our mini-profiles [the short profiles you see when hover your mouse over someone's name] look. The new mini-profile has a compact-look that I quite like. However, I'm not a fan of the removal of user-statuses from there.
I thought it was really cool that you could see a person's status by hovering the mouse over their name. You can't do that anymore. The feature of adding a status is still there. But you have to go visit someone's profile to see their status and that seems like a lot of work.
Let's not forget how statuses helped us in the past. Remember when Calvin Lin's status said that this problem had a really short solution using complex numbers? And how about Sreejato's humorous status - "The answer to this week's 300 point algebra problem is X such that X(X-1)(X-2)...(X-999)=0"?
Statuses are undoubtedly not the biggest feature on Brilliant. But they are certainly a nice feature. If statuses aren't there on the mini-profiles, they become almost pointless. If you don't show them, why even keep the status-feature around?
I know this is not the most important thing in the world to discuss about. But it'd be nice to include people's statuses on their mini-profile and save the status-feature from getting obsolete.