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Thank you for taking your time to share about any frustrations you may experience with GMAT Club. I would love to learn more about them and see how we can help to improving the forum or our technology. I appreciate your help and time you invest into posting here and hope to be able to offer you help and equivalent amount of my time.

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Although the best forum to discuss anything GMAT,there is a frustration when it comes to showing the history of attempted question.The forum's sometime shows a green or red timer for previously attempted question,but not reliable as other times ,it does not show that timer.
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Wow. This did not take long. I was hoping to last at least an hour without someone expressing their frustration.... wow.

Thank you! I really appreciate you posting. I would love to resolve this for you and everyone else. Would you mind PM'ing me next time you encounter an "unreliable" timer or a situation where you have taken the timer but somehow it is not showing it? If it is easier, you can email me any screenshots or attachments at support@gmatclub.com

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Hi bb

Great way to take some constructive criticism.
Kudos to you and your team. Here are my concerns:

The Algorithm for Gmat club tests can be improved.
It does present many tricky questions but some questions are way too easy.(500)
This give a test taker too much extra time to solve the 700 question.
This may have a negative impact on the test taken when she/he is attempting the actual exam.
The real exam has easy but tricky questions, which forces a student to solve them slowly and carefully.

Also, personally I feel there are a lot of topics that have not been covered on the gmat club tests.
Concepts such as 3d geometry are not very frequent on the gmat club tests but are very common on the real exam(when doing well on the exam)

Lastly, I know it is difficult to predict the distribution of tough question on the tests, but there is one definite pattern. The v.hard question USUALLY are concentrated towards the end of the test . But on the gmat club tests, there are a few tests in which I got very easy 500 questions towards the end. SO it was hence difficult for me to manage my time on those tests.

These are just my opinions. If I am wrong in some aspects, I will look forward to any and all response.

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bb first of all thanks for this great club...
I do not have any frustrations per se but I would be happy if you can make this arrangement..

I prepare my own tests... In that I select 12 CR questions 12 SC question ...but when I try the same for RC I cannot get those in the pdf format..I'm no coding expert so I don't know if that is possible...
What I do is I select all those CR abd SC questions and make make a pdf out of it ..the pdf option besides bookmark option allows me that...but there is no such thing for RC...

If you cld do the same for RC , I'll be very grateful...

Other than that ,this is one of the best prep club... Thankyou..

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Thank you very much for the feedback! I will ask Bunuel to review the question concepts covered and to make sure we have enough of some question types.
If you can share with us (email or PM) your actual GMAT score such as Q50 so we can compare it to your GMAT Club tests results and the algorithm - that would be great! We have had to change the algorithm this spring when GMAT went from 37 to 31 Quant questions and are probably due to for a re-evaluation of it. Thank you!
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bb first of all thanks for this great club...
I do not have any frustrations per se but I would be happy if you can make this arrangement..

I prepare my own tests... In that I select 12 CR questions 12 SC question ...but when I try the same for RC I cannot get those in the pdf format..I'm no coding expert so I don't know if that is possible...
What I do is I select all those CR abd SC questions and make make a pdf out of it ..the pdf option besides bookmark option allows me that...but there is no such thing for RC...

If you cld do the same for RC , I'll be very grateful...

Other than that ,this is one of the best prep club... Thankyou..

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Thank you - I am not sure why we have not implemented it with RC's. I also think it would be a good idea to be able to add those to the PDF collection. This should be an easy fix.... I hope :fingers_crossed:
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I don't think I have any frustration with GMAT club.

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Wouldn't call it frustration rather a functionality to improve upon. The search option within gmatclub isn't that great. It usually do a google search and then based on the google result the related thread has to be opened. Can the gmatclub search be made easier to showcase the post based on keywords (similar to whatsapp search)? I believe it will be beneficial to many in finding out info that is already present in the older posts easily and avoid repition of similar questions every year.

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Wouldn't call it frustration rather a functionality to improve upon. The search option within gmatclub isn't that great. It usually do a google search and then based on the google result the related thread has to be opened. Can the gmatclub search be made easier to showcase the post based on keywords (similar to whatsapp search)? I believe it will be beneficial to many in finding out info that is already present in the older posts easily and avoid repition of similar questions every year.

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Thank you for the suggestion!
Thank you for comparing us with WhasApp.... We are almost the same size... except older and more mature ;) Frankly, I will probably disappoint you and say that it may not be very realistic to compare GMAT Club that is a grass-roots online community with 1.8M posts to match the speed or functionality of a billion-user app that has not as many messages and has a backing of facebook :think: but we can research and look into paid versions of search (right now we used a free one). Looking at this example - https://swiftype.com/site-search/pricing would probably cost $1,000 per month. So maybe we go to another open source version such as https://lucene.apache.org/core/

I will definitely think and look into it. If you don't mind, I would appreciate hearing what you like about Whatsapp and what you specifically were referring to. Can you post it here or email me at support@gmatclub.com?

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Although the RC subforum is great(just like other Quant and verbal subforums) :) ,I end up doing lot less RC from GMAT club.For a well discussed RC question,it gets difficult to find the answer to particular question.I am not sure how we could implement this ,but i think it will help greatly if we could view the discussion question wise .And the other thing about the question practiced on RC subforum is that it does not show up in error log stats.I see the error log but not the stats.
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Wouldn't call it frustration rather a functionality to improve upon. The search option within gmatclub isn't that great. It usually do a google search and then based on the google result the related thread has to be opened. Can the gmatclub search be made easier to showcase the post based on keywords (similar to whatsapp search)? I believe it will be beneficial to many in finding out info that is already present in the older posts easily and avoid repition of similar questions every year.

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Thank you for the suggestion!
Thank you for comparing us with WhasApp.... We are almost the same size... except older and more mature ;) Frankly, I will probably disappoint you and say that it may not be very realistic to compare GMAT Club that is a grass-roots online community with 1.8M posts to match the speed or functionality of a billion-user app that has not as many messages and has a backing of facebook :think: but we can research and look into paid versions of search (right now we used a free one). Looking at this example - https://swiftype.com/site-search/pricing would probably cost $1,000 per month. So maybe we go to another open source version such as https://lucene.apache.org/core/

I will definitely think and look into it. If you don't mind, I would appreciate hearing what you like about Whatsapp and what you specifically were referring to. Can you post it here or email me at support@gmatclub.com?

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Sure bb. Will send out the email with some example to the mentioned email address.

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Thank you for taking your time to share about any frustrations you may experience with GMAT Club. I would love to learn more about them and see how we can help to improving the forum or our technology. I appreciate your help and time you invest into posting here and hope to be able to offer you help and equivalent amount of my time.

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Hi,

I don't get gmatclub timer points or chat room points anymore but earlier I used to get them.

Please tell why is it happening?

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I don't get gmatclub timer points or chat room points anymore but earlier I used to get them.

Please tell why is it happening?

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From https://gmatclub.com/forum/introducing- ... 31235.html

The moderator group has reviewed Rewards-related activity for the first 3 months of the year and has observed a number of unintended outcomes. As the result, in order to cut down on the number of useless posts observed in forums that started after rewards system introduction, a new requirement has been suggested by a moderator group.

The requirement was put in place today. From now on, users to have a minimum number of Kudos in order to progress through the levels in the GMAT Club Rewards and continue earning points. What this means is that members will not be able to reach a particular level, for example, Gold level without having at least 50 Kudos. If you are in this situation, your point earning will suspend until you are able to earn the sufficient number of kudos. If you are wondering how to improve your Kudos situation, consider posting helpful posts that go beyond chit-chat or simple question replies. Think about what you would give Kudos for and it won't take long until your efforts are rewarded.


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Thank you for taking your time to share about any frustrations you may experience with GMAT Club. I would love to learn more about them and see how we can help to improving the forum or our technology. I appreciate your help and time you invest into posting here and hope to be able to offer you help and equivalent amount of my time.

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Hi BB,

There is not such frustration. I actually love GMAT club. There is a feedback that I want to share.

If the site could get a dark mode option, It will be very good for my eyes since I study at night. :-D :-D :-D
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bb wrote:
Thank you for taking your time to share about any frustrations you may experience with GMAT Club. I would love to learn more about them and see how we can help to improving the forum or our technology. I appreciate your help and time you invest into posting here and hope to be able to offer you help and equivalent amount of my time.

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Hi BB,

There is not such frustration. I actually love GMAT club. There is a feedback that I want to share.

If the site could get a dark mode option, It will be very good for my eyes since I study at night. :-D :-D :-D



Thank you so much for the suggestion! I have not thought of this one! :shocked but makes sense.
Have you considered using Chrome Dark Mode Extension?

P.S. I would highly recommend to make sure you study during your most productive time. Hanging out on GMAT Club can be done at any time but if you are studying after a day of work and a social dinner, my concern is that your mind is very tired by that time. Mine was so I was studying first thing in the morning (go to bed early and wake up early). Would recommend that you give your BEST time to the MOST important activity that you have.
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bb wrote:
Thank you for taking your time to share about any frustrations you may experience with GMAT Club. I would love to learn more about them and see how we can help to improving the forum or our technology. I appreciate your help and time you invest into posting here and hope to be able to offer you help and equivalent amount of my time.

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Hi BB,

There is not such frustration. I actually love GMAT club. There is a feedback that I want to share.

If the site could get a dark mode option, It will be very good for my eyes since I study at night. :-D :-D :-D



Thank you so much for the suggestion! I have not thought of this one! :shocked but makes sense.
Have you considered using Chrome Dark Mode Extension?

P.S. I would highly recommend to make sure you study during your most productive time. Hanging out on GMAT Club can be done at any time but if you are studying after a day of work and a social dinner, my concern is that your mind is very tired by that time. Mine was so I was studying first thing in the morning (go to bed early and wake up early). Would recommend that you give your BEST time to the MOST important activity that you have.



Thank You BB for the suggestion.

And thank You for the extension. My eyes feels good now :) :)

Will take your suggestion into consideration.

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tapasgupta wrote:
bb wrote:
Thank you for taking your time to share about any frustrations you may experience with GMAT Club. I would love to learn more about them and see how we can help to improving the forum or our technology. I appreciate your help and time you invest into posting here and hope to be able to offer you help and equivalent amount of my time.

Thank you,
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Hi BB,

There is not such frustration. I actually love GMAT club. There is a feedback that I want to share.

If the site could get a dark mode option, It will be very good for my eyes since I study at night. :-D :-D :-D



Thank you so much for the suggestion! I have not thought of this one! :shocked but makes sense.
Have you considered using Chrome Dark Mode Extension?

P.S. I would highly recommend to make sure you study during your most productive time. Hanging out on GMAT Club can be done at any time but if you are studying after a day of work and a social dinner, my concern is that your mind is very tired by that time. Mine was so I was studying first thing in the morning (go to bed early and wake up early). Would recommend that you give your BEST time to the MOST important activity that you have.


bb sir. Chrome part is fine. It would be even better if GMAT Club app had dark theme. ;)

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bb sir. Chrome part is fine. It would be even better if GMAT Club app had dark theme. ;)

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Thank you for the suggestion as well! I am an iPhone user and there is a "night shift" in iPhone that you can enable for the entire phone experience. Is that not available on Android?

I googled and found something similar:
https://www.howtogeek.com/270552/how-to ... eyestrain/
https://www.androidpit.com/night-mode-b ... er-android

It seems close though not exactly what you asked for (creating a separate design layout for GMAT Club with dark background) but does it yield the same result? I don't use night mode/night shift for any of my apps so I am not sure how useful that all is. Thanks!
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bb sir. Chrome part is fine. It would be even better if GMAT Club app had dark theme. ;)

Posted from my mobile device


Thank you for the suggestion as well! I am an iPhone user and there is a "night shift" in iPhone that you can enable for the entire phone experience. Is that not available on Android?

I googled and found something similar:
https://www.howtogeek.com/270552/how-to ... eyestrain/
https://www.androidpit.com/night-mode-b ... er-android

It seems close though not exactly what you asked for (creating a separate design layout for GMAT Club with dark background) but does it yield the same result? I don't use night mode/night shift for any of my apps so I am not sure how useful that all is. Thanks!


bb sir. Android has night mode, but only if the OS version is above 7.0.
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