Taking a break from hosting a Math mini-contest for this month (for D.Buzz)


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I would take a break from hosting a Math mini-contest for D.Buzz for this month. 🛌

My primary reasons are the following:

  1. It takes me much time from creating the problem for the day up to writing the solution for each day. I try to make each problem not too easy or too difficult. It takes me even more time preparing images for my solutions, especially for geometry or trigonometry problems. ⏳
  2. The mini-contest has too few participants. I was expecting at least 3 participants per day. 👦
  3. I am not receiving feedback as to what can be improved regarding how I could attract more participants for the contest. 🤔

Regarding my requested feedback, I specifically want people to answer the following questions:

  1. Are my Math problems too difficult (or boring) to answer? 🤯
  2. Are certain time periods not favorable for interested people who could have participated in the contest? For example, are those people too busy during certain weeks or months? Is the time of posting of the daily Math problems (11:00 P.M. UTC) too late (or too early for most people)? 😴
  3. Are some parts of the contest rules too hard to follow or understand? I am thinking about the requirement where the participant must have engaged with D.Buzz a few days before leaving their answer. ⚖️
  4. Does my mini-contest need more exposure? Do I need to post (or cross-post) about the contest on more communities than D.Buzz and StemGeeks? Was I missing certain keywords which people interested in Math contests usually search? 📣

My most important goal of hosting the Math mini-contests for D.Buzz is for promoting engagement on the D.Buzz community (and Hive in general). Since that had not been met for consecutive months, I would now like to ask the community (participants or not) to leave their feedback regarding my Math mini-contest. 🤗 Feedbacks are engagement too. 😀

This break does not mean that I would host a Math mini-contest for the next month (or any of the succeeding months). 😮

I would still seek to promote engagement (in the form of comments) on D.Buzz (and other communities I like on Hive) through other means. 🙂

Participants: @minus-pi, @jfang003, @holovision, @ahmadmanga (@ahmadmangazap), @eturnerx (@eturnerx-dbuzz), @dkmathstats, @appukuttan66, and @paultactico2 🤓
Special mentions: @dbuzz, @chrisrice, @jancharlest, and @mehmetfix 🤯

Thanks for reading. 😀 Hope this post itself gets engagement too. 😁

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