Why is Brilliant sunsetting the community page?

This basically removes all interaction between community members. How can people learn better if they have no interaction with others? Brilliant's courses are great and understandable, but sometimes we want to dive deeper into a concept by discussing it with the community. This decision they've made eliminates that aspect of Brilliant that so many of us have loved: the easily accessible discussion with experts and amateurs alike. Younger people using Brilliant who have a hard time understanding even the explanations to problems will be put off by this. Also, ending community solutions for the daily puzzles will make them harder to understand. Often the Brilliant staff solution is unintelligible without puzzling it out for 10 minutes, while a community solution shows an elegant animation or picture, getting to the heart of the problem without the advanced algebraic techniques. Brilliant has mentioned that they will most likely add community features back in the coming years. While I wish they hadn't gotten rid of them in the first place, I am glad to see they understand the value of open community discussion. Make it quick, Brilliant, make it quick.

Note by Tor Park
1 week, 3 days ago

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@Tor Park Brilliant is literally doing a stupid thing.

Talulah Riley - 1 week, 3 days ago

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This is the last discussion of Brilliant

Jason Gomez - 1 week, 2 days ago

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@Jason Gomez Exactly

Talulah Riley - 1 week, 2 days ago

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@Jason Gomez I don't know how Brilliant will get profit by sunsetting community.?

Talulah Riley - 1 week, 2 days ago

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I believe they think that improving their courses by focusing on them to the exclusion of everything else will bring in more income. To me, this reasoning seems erroneous. I will most likely start using Brilliant even less than I do now, and I'm sure many people will do the same.

Tor Park - 1 week, 2 days ago

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Just commenting because of this. I don't have anything to write.

Vin_Math 91 - 1 week, 2 days ago

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So is this "it"? I thought the community was closing down in July. Sorry to hijack your post but there seems to be nowhere else to write.

Chris Lewis - 1 week, 2 days ago

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They might start the community back again if they see they’re losing users, but maybe by then it will too late.?, or maybe they won’t lose many users

Jason Gomez - 1 week, 1 day ago

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@Jason Gomez I am damn sure .
They will lose a hell lot of followers.

Talulah Riley - 1 week, 1 day ago

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Brilliant is a very good website and I would normally wish the best for it, not in this case though, I just hope they reconsider getting the community back soon after July 2

Jason Gomez - 1 week, 1 day ago

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