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By MikeMirzayanov, 9 years ago, translation, In English,

According to The November Revolution of Colors and Titles, the text below is not an actual and just a historical document.

Not so long ago a new rating system was introduced at Codeforces. To complete the picture I’ll tell you about our Table of Ranks.

From this moment on all the participants will be given ranks that reflect their skills and abilities at such a hard field as computer science and problem solving. Judging by the results of previous rounds you will gain (or lose, I hope it’s not your case) points. If you score big success, you are promoted to a higher rank. You can see the dependence between rating and ranks in the table below. Moreover each rank has its color, which is reflected in the table.

RatingRank
0-1199Recruit
1200-1349Corporal
1350-1499Sergeant
1500-1649Lieutenant
1650-1799Captain
1800-1999Major
2000-2199Lt. Colonel
2200-2399Colonel
2400-2699General
2700+Marshall

As you have already noticed: we have only three captains in our regiment: vepifanovgusakovRAVEman. But I’m sure, after Codeforces Beta Round#3 we’ll have a number of promotions.

Wish you high rating,
MikeMirzayanov
 
 
 
 
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9 years ago, # |
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Coloring seems to be a bit incomplete.
Who to distinguish ranks of the same color without going to profile details?
  • 9 years ago, # ^ |
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    You may place mouse cursor over user link and see tooltip. It contains a rank.
    • 9 years ago, # ^ |
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      It's good for individual participants, but pretty hard to do that during contest, when you have top 50 participants on your screen, and you need to go through each of them to read a tool tip.

      I think it would be good idea create smth like TC circles, to see how close the person is to a next/prev level.
      • 9 years ago, # ^ |
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        As you remember TopCoder uses it just in the several places because it makes look and feel and usability worse.
9 years ago, # |
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One more thing, don't you think that one slot for blue color, and 4 slots for red is wrong distribution?

blue/yellow/red
2/2/3
2/3/2
3/2/2

seems to be much better
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    We made several experiments on processing TopCoder statistics and it seems that coloring/ranking works  reasonably.
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It is hard for me to distinguish some colors, for example i can't distinguish your yellow and green. It is not your problem, but make sure you select these colors right.

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