MikeMirzayanov's blog

By MikeMirzayanov, 6 years ago, translation, In English,

Hurry! Only until the 10th of January, you can change your handle! Note that it will be possible to roll back the changes or change the handle again only after a year.

Talking about handles I always reminisce the following story. Once a user wrote me the message: "Please change my handle from I_love_Valya to I_love_Sveta, as I no longer love Valya ..."

Happy New Year!

 
 
 
 
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Damn! I tried changing my handle and now it's not changng back!.... i am screwed ! .. I want my old handle back!... HELP

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    lol

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    Actually I've changed my handle in 2013 in the first 10 days of the year, and now it seems that I succeed changing it again.

    So you will just have to wait until next year (lol) :D

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    your handle is so funny now "tamatar(tomato)", didn't you find some other name to try , hahaha..mast banda hai yaar tu lol xD.

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I searched the handle "I_love_Sveta" just now,but find nothing. :)

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What a sweet, thoughtful and humanized function it is!

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Can I change my rating instead of handle :D

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I like codeforces.com due to these kind of facilities ... nice new year gift to all..

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I was really waiting for it.

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So good! Each year a new name.

I want to change my name to tourist, it will change the rating? :))))))))

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forever_alone :D

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I have a duplicate accounts with handle "tongcx" and "cornell2011". Now I want to let "cornell2011" to use handle "tongcx". I have changed "tongcx" account to something else, but the system still doesn't allow me to change "Cornell2011" to "tongcx". Is there anyway around this?

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    I have same problem, I didn't even participate in any contest with other account but I can't change my name to that account although I changed the name of that one. Can someone fix it here?

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    It is violation of Codeforces rules to have more than one account.

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      So is it possible to delete the other account?

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      Well, that was when I didn't know that rule and even I didn't submit a code with that account. I don't really care if you delete that account. I really want that name

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    Deleting an account or changing the name to another account might sound a bit cheating. Let's say, one has two accounts and prefers the name of one account but another account has better statistics/rating. So he just wanna change the name in the end of the year. Does it sound cheating?

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      I don't see why. You still need to perform well to earn the statistics.

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        No offence! If that's the case, why don't you just keep using the account with the name you want?

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          The reason is that I registered account two years ago and I forget about it.

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After I have changed my handle, will my friends still see me in their friend list?

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    Yes. But they have to think a while, who you are :P.

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Where we can change our handle?

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haha,the stroy is really funny. codeforces is really a nice place with so many features and keep updating

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Excuse me, i have a question.

I've change my handle,but my last handle profile is still there.

So, is that means --> my last handle is always in use before 10th (so anyone couldn't change to it ) ?

Thank you very much!

wish someone to explain it to me.

upd1:I mean swap two handles must cost 2 years Or Never ?

upd2:i've solved the problem.

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Can two people swap their usernames?

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    No,because you can only change your handle once

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      That's not too big of a problem. It just takes 2 years to do :D

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        Actually one full year is enough

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          It's 2 years worst-case. If 2 people decide to swap handles on 11th Jan. We should most importantly consider worst case, as programmers :D

          And actually, it's 2 years minus 10 days, to be precise :D

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            Well, if the worst case is considered you must not leave out death...

            A kind of Run-Life error :D

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i love my current handle! no way will i change it!! :D

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lol :p

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I just change my handle to I_love_Coding. May be the next year I will change it to I_Love_Debugging! haha

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How do I change my handle?

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wow....mike ur so good

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as I no longer love Valya ..

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I want to change my handle to uppercase letters, what should I do?

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    handle is case insensitive, so -as far as i know- you can't do it.

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      It's only case insensitive in some situations, like when you're logging in. Still, it's shown as case sensitive, so that should be possible.

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    You need change it now to anything else, and wait a year to change it back to uppercase

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    I guess, you can change your handle to uppercase letters and add an underscore at the end, then next year change your handle to one without underscore.

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    i've posted , and asked stuff of codeforces to do so and they did change it from fazel to the stylish :D Fazel

    i wana thank them again here ~~~~~ THANK YOU ~~~~~

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I want my own handle with just CAPITAL 'F' (Fazel instead of fazel) even though Fazel handle is free right now it gives me an error about this name is already taken(its cause is my handle in lower case) what should i do know??? give my gift miky , Fazel instead of fazel

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    hey i see u got ur gift. can u tell us how u managed to do this?

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      i have just asked here , and today my email notifier poped up and it told me that u have a comment , when i checked my comment i saw u are asking me how this happened

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        so ur handle changed from fazel to Fazel, and u weren't even aware of it until now? o.O

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          yes but thanking to u i'm aware now :D

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            haha no problem. :)
            but we need to figure out how it happened. :P

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              OH yes , i've found out at last , Santa Clause did that to me :D

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                i think some of stuff of codeforces saw and helped ,cause normally its impossible. Thank U {someone i don't know} for ur Gift ,u made me happy, so God make u happy this year

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                  I think that MikeMirzayanov was so honored and flattered to see such a polite request "give my gift miky" and made you a favour.

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                  Swistakk : chance of a little boy for getting better gift in Christmas is far beyond a polite person. by the way if he didn't feel good ,he would get angry about it and change my handle to something like Swistakk or something else ( ;) don't get mad , please, this was just a kidding )

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why everyone is submitting when STATUS is full?

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if someone change his handle , can i take that handle ? when ?

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    Yes, but you have to wait for one year!

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Sounds good ...

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OK, never mind. Keep my gift :'(

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When is the next contest going to be? Div 2.

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YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSsssssss

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Now peter50216 becomes 0O0o00OO0Oo0o0Oo, what a cool name! (remembering 50216 is not an easy thing, but remembering the new handle is much harder)

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    It has shocked me on the Top rated just now.. Very funny ID(LOL

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    O_o

    I had a problem with peter, not 50216. It's too ambiguous :D

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    And tmt514 became http://codeforces.com/profile/OoO000oOOOoOooOo :P. I wonder if someone just trolled them or they thought that this will be a funny joke xd? Both possibilities seems improbable :P.

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    It will be nice, if peter50216 & tmt514 can tell us how to remember their new handles ? or how they are going to remember it ? What is the story behind such handles ?

    One thing is sure, these handles look nice and stand separate from any other handles.

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      If we find out that they aren't competing in CF anymore, we'll know the reason :D

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      I see 3 alternatives:

      • they want to exercise their memory.

      • they have a .txt file with their handles.

      • they have a tatoo.

      Additionally, peter50216 can just copy-paste it from Codeforces site, since he's on the top 10.

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      In fact, I usually use "Login with Gmail", so I don't have to remember my own handle :D

      About tmt514's handle:

      OoO000 oOOOoOooOo
      TmT514  123 5  8
      
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    Just came to know that old link is working as well.

    Will it work after Jan 10 ?

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    Actually he does not need to remember this new handle, he just see it on the Top rated.

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When will be the next contest (Div 2) ?

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next codeforces contest will be held in 12 january,but: January 12 – arrival and registration of the participants on 10th International Zhautykov Olympiad.

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Could you please open changing handles again?

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How can I change my handle? please tell the procedure

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    1. Wait for the New Year.
    2. Select the option "change handle" in your profile settings.

    (not kidding)

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    I have spent half an hour trying to change my handle then I looked at the post's release date...IT'S 3 YEARS OLD.

    Why would you revive a dead post why ???

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      I had noticed that the post was 3 years old but somebody had changed their handle just a few months before, so I got curious. By the way for that "why?" two times I would answer because MELODY IS VERY CHOCOLATY... :p

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Will there be option of handle change this year?

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could we change our handel this year?