Where Credit is Due

I often come across problems on other sites that I'd like to adapt and share on Brilliant, but in many cases, the site prominently features the solution. If I were to share the problem here, I'd like to include a link to the original, just to give proper attribution, but I don't want to provide easy access to the answer.

What would be most in keeping with the spirit of Brilliant? Some options:

  • provide no link, and not even mention the source
  • mention that I borrowed the problem from another source, but not give the link (and maybe include the link in my solution)
  • give the link in the problem, and add a disclaimer that the answer is given (kind of like a "SPOILER ALERT!")

Other ideas or thoughts?

Note by Matt Enlow
7 years, 6 months ago

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Option 3 in my opinion. If some people want to see the solution before they attempt the problem themselves, it's on them. After all, they are the ones missing out on the fun of solving the problem!

Mursalin Habib - 7 years, 6 months ago

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It would be better if brilliant won't allow you to answer once you click one the link. (Initially the link is hidden)

Also, after wrong answer or while seeing solutions, the link must be visible. (For the sake of giving attribution)

Priyansh Sangule - 7 years, 6 months ago

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Right. So I'm currently leaning towards my second option, only putting the link in my solution.

Matt Enlow - 7 years, 6 months ago

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The second option seems reasonable. ^^

Vishnuram Leonardodavinci - 7 years, 6 months ago

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