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[Staff] What sorts of things would you like to discuss?

Dear Brilliant Community,

Welcome to our new discussion forum. My name is Peter, I work for Brilliant.org, writing and sourcing material for the blog. Check out my profile to find out more about me. As of now I will also be moderating these discussions.

Despite the high quality of our weekly problem sets, the most interesting part of this website is actually the talented and diverse people that use it. We have created this forum so that all of you can better share ideas with each other. There are lots of great individual brains on this site, we believe it would be a shame to not tap into our collective brainpower.

We have created this space for all of you. Therefore we will leave it up to all of you to collectively decide what this forum is, and is not for. We are of the opinion that it would be most natural for you to discuss and share problems and ideas in math and science. That said, we see no reason why you shouldn’t broadly discuss anything that stimulates your intellectual curiosity. Intellectual curiosity can be stimulated in many ways, either frivolously or rigorously.

Please weigh in on this discussion thread to state what sorts of things you would, and would not like to discuss on this forum.

I will only start with these basic ground rules:

  • Be respectful of others. This is not a website for mean people.
  • Do not post your homework. That would be dishonorable.
  • Do not post homework style problems. We want this place to be more exciting than school.
  • Don’t give up answers to the current week’s problem sets on Brilliant. That would take the thrill of the challenge out of the problems.

So, help us:

  • What are some good rules for our community?
  • What should we discuss?



Note by Peter Taylor
4 years, 8 months ago

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I am stoked for this! I think a good rule would be no cat videos or celebrity gossip. Unless you have found something extremely geometrically profound in it. Grace Doughty · 4 years, 8 months ago

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I want to be able to share links/info/opinions in a discussions around common interest groups learning independently on a topic, like astronomy and motor design etc... Felipe Gonzales · 4 years, 8 months ago

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I bet people who do math problems for fun have some cool interests and career goals. That might be fun to talk about. Caleb Wagner · 4 years, 8 months ago

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Hi, can we discuss topics related to calculus? Sambit Senapati · 4 years, 8 months ago

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I think we shall probably set up a systematic rule that based on quality,quantity. We could discuss something that is interesting but also we can learn from it, some people like physics, for example, I would like to discuss theory of black hole so we may have some identical topics to talk about and keep it not too complicated..:D Yan Zhang · 4 years, 8 months ago

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we should take up good problems of physics and maths..... discuss the questions in depth.......i mean what are other possibilities of this question........and smash that question:) Ayushi Agrawal · 4 years, 8 months ago

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we should talk about what is still missing on this site to help further improve it. as i still find pages with topics given as headings no wiki and sometimes no problems either... Vivek Naik · 2 years, 5 months ago

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i am not able to disccus ,no option is there,please help Alpha Beta · 4 years, 7 months ago

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Maybe you could make subdivisions for this, like one for Math, one for Physics and one for Other... maybe? Tim Ye · 4 years, 8 months ago

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