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Well everything was going well, the newsfeed thing was cool. But now multiple choice questions?! They just take the fun out of everything!
I now really miss the old Brilliant.org.

Note by Soham Chanda
3 years, 4 months ago

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It was easier to find discussion topics for me in the old one...I wish there could be a search bar, to search for tags etc. without following them. Yong See Foo · 3 years, 4 months ago

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@Yong See Foo Search bar is coming! Suyeon Khim Staff · 3 years, 4 months ago

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@Suyeon Khim Oh that's great then! Thanks! Yong See Foo · 3 years, 4 months ago

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Hi Soham,

Could you tell us more about what you dislike about the multiple choice questions? I sort of assume you don't like them because they bring questions that people can get right by guessing to Brilliant, but I want to make sure and am curious if you have other thoughts on them. Peter Taylor Staff · 3 years, 4 months ago

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@Peter Taylor Thanks for noticing this discussion. Well leave alone guessing, when 4 options are placed in front of you, you can easily check each of them for the properties the answer need to have. In combinatorics it's not readily possible but in NumberTheory and Algebra it is really very easy to check the 4 choices. Soham Chanda · 3 years, 4 months ago

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@Soham Chanda Well a lot of real world tests like AMC and others are multiple choice. It's still a very important skill to be able to narrow down answer choices. And also, without multiple choice, it will be a lot less convenient for David Mattingly to post his physics problems that ask for specific answers that aren't numbers. Finn Hulse · 3 years, 3 months ago

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@Finn Hulse Ok for physics with non-numerical answers it's ok. The thing is that real world tests like the AMC put a restriction to the time, and the time is set in such a way that you can't ace it just by brute-forcing Soham Chanda · 3 years, 3 months ago

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