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The Point System Should Come Back

Here is why the point system should come back.

Brilliant.org, in the past, would reward you prizes after scoring enough points.

I think that the rewards should come back because they provide an incentive to solve math problems on this website everyday. Sure, most people come here to learn, study, or practice math, but their overall objective is the same as many others who are good at math: It is to work for that 25,000 points and receive a prize. It provides that extra push to come here and solve the hardest possible problems.

Newcomers may ask themselves: Why do I need to solve problems here if I can just as easily sign up on a different website that provides the same needs?

My answer to this early on, was mainly the prizes and then the interesting problems.

Now, I ask this question to myself now: Why would I need to solve problems here every week if I know most of the material and is already in the higher levels?

Ok, I'm done. Sorry for the overall negative (and biased) point of view and thanks for taking the time to read my post.

Note by Lawrence Lim
2 years, 10 months ago

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I agree. Soham Dibyachintan · 2 years, 10 months ago

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I do not think the point exchange system is gone for good. You can see that Brilliant keeps track of your points in the bottom left corner of the home screen.

I am fairly certain that the people at Brilliant are focusing on getting the new layout to run smoothly. After that they will re-establish the prize system Christian Lee · 2 years, 10 months ago

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For your information, I think it's connected to the new rating system. Which is every time I clicked any problem and didn't finish it, then my rating would goes down. It seems like brilliant wants to give me an addition to my homework. Well it's not fun anymore solving the problems here but I still like this website so please rethink again about your system, brilliant. Because I think this website is another alternative of learning. It's not the main source to learn and to make me play brilliant in front of the computer all the day long. Thank you. Sorry if there's any grammar mistake. Valerius Evan Ligasetiawan · 2 years, 10 months ago

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@Valerius Evan Ligasetiawan As far as I know, your problem solving level (1 through 5) will not go down from just looking at problems. I do think that Brilliant takes off too many points for just wanting to look at a problem though. This makes it difficult to increase your points. Christian Lee · 2 years, 10 months ago

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