Thanks for your feedback! It is very helpful to hear from the community. We're in the midst of developing the next version of our entire site's design, and will update all of the messages.
Regarding sending feedback to authors: it is indeed a good idea to allow communication to authors from the community. Since our contributors include school students, for privacy reasons we cannot pass direct messages from the general community to them unmoderated. However, this suggests a nice solution, in which comments can be directly passed from the community to the moderators, who then pass feedback onward to original authors. This way, information flows, while we also protect the authors from direct communication (which we must do for people who are under 18).
@Ishwar-Karthik Thanks for asking! Are you talking about the 2nd edition of the Spirit of Ramanujan Talent Initiative? That is using the same set of problems as the first season of Expii Solve, because we already have 350 problems on the site. :) The objective of the Expii component is to identify talent from all around the world, to invite to apply via Ken Ono's website. Since Expii is digitally and freely accessible from all over the world, it lets us expand the reach significantly. Congratulations on winning an award in the first edition. Please spread the word about this to others so that they can participate in the second edition!
Hi Toan! Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I completely agree that the proof-style practice problems do not fit well in the Explanation part. At the same time, they also do not fit well in the Problems part either, because the Problems part focuses on measuring what you understand based on the problems that you successfully solve.
We don't really have a good place for such problems on the main Expii right now, and we're focusing on building problems that can be used to measure more basic understanding. If you'd like to discuss more advanced topics, I'd suggest posting them on Art of Problem Solving for now.
That said, I understand a particular draw of Expii, in that we allow you to organize the problems by specific topic area. If you are looking to do that, I think that the best way forward would be to put them into the Explanation part, but with a clear opening sentence that says this is a proof problem, not an explanation. At the end of the problem, you could even provide a link to a forum page discussing it. We created forum.expii.com to permit direct links from outside, without requiring any login. So, you could for example create a new discussion thread in http://forum.expii.com/category/12/advanced-topics and allow people to discuss it there. Or, you could direct-link to Art of Problem Solving!
Someday, as Expii continues to grow, we'll provide a richer problem area. For now, we're focusing on serving less experienced learners, so that there can be more people able to enjoy the advanced problems!
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