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By Alex_KPR, 8 years ago, translation, In English,
Good evening!

Glad to see you at the 58-th beta round. Problems for today's contest are prepared by Orel STU and NNSU teams.

Good luck everyone!



Unfortunately, statement of problem A was incorrect in English. Russian statement was OK. I'm sorry for this mistake.



Results and ratings were updated.

Thanks for everybody who solve this contest!
Announcement of Codeforces Beta Round #58
Announcement of Codeforces Beta Round #58
 
 
 
 
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8 years ago, # |
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I don´t get that 3rd example for problem A. Is statement really ok?
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    Unfortunately, sentence "And in addition, no three fingers of the boy shouldn't touch each other" was lost :(
    • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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      Dont worry dude! , The problems were really nice.

      I am waiting for nice editorials . 

      (although I messed up with prob. 1 too!  ;) )

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      As for me - good problemset
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      I believe your problemset was extremely nice. Good job Alex. I hope to see more contests from you
8 years ago, # |
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good luck friends.
8 years ago, # |
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This contest should be unrated. I got 13 hacks just because of the wrong problem statement of A!
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    I agree
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      Agree too!
      • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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        Me too
        My solution to A was hacked
        And I got -4 only because of that missing sentence. (I realized it too late)
        And a fellow in my room has 15 successful hacks only for that.
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          A lot of hacks was to incorrect reading of statements but not for incorrect statments(but I agree, those hacks was too)
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    Agree
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    agree too
    its so unfair :(
  • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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    Also , some people locked A and were hacked
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      Same for me, and then I changed my strategy: leave the questions and seek for Hacking.
      But I lost both of them and god crazy, and so ... :D
8 years ago, # |
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why the description is so long ... and I always can't understand ...... 囧
8 years ago, # |
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It's taking so long to test on pretests :'(
8 years ago, # |
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Hopefully there will be strong testset for B problem...
8 years ago, # |
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34 hacks in only one room for the missing statement . . . . . . . . . This contest can't be a legal one . . . . . this must be unrated . . . . . .
  • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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    after getting the correction someone locked the wrong one of his one but hacked others. . . . and got so much more point than the problem point
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    there must be some to adjust that ...in ratings...like not rating the first one..and calculating the points for rest of the question , ofcourse reducing the time of contest as well while calculating.

    Lets see what happens.

  • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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    I don't agree. If someone chose to sumbit it anyway, he took a risk( 3rd sample should have warned him not do it).
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    As I understood the popup message, you shoudl choose just for yourself. But now I see people posting as it is a poll, non a personal decision.......
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    Don't rate!
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     i agree , with u mahfuz
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don't rate!
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don't rate! [2]
8 years ago, # |
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Does the incorrect statement applies to both languages?

Anyway, I think the problems were fun :D, but their English wordings is rather poor.
8 years ago, # |
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Problem A statement was not descriptive at all..
8 years ago, # |
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also i think this contest to be unrated 
8 years ago, # |
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don't rate! some guys concentrated on hacking A than solving problems & got to much points than others who solved 2/3 problems & didn't hack.
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    A lot of hacks was to incorrect reading statements,but not for incorrect statements.

    For example, all my hacks and my first error was same
8 years ago, # |
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Can anyone suggest some website to learn Russian .

It would have helped me today . 

And is it tough ?

8 years ago, # |
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My solution to problem B was hacked. The test file was like that:
1 50000
ababababababab...

Is that really correct from a problem statement?? My program got TLE on this hack because it was expecting an additional one non-empty line.

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    Same with me!
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    Probably, the test case is just displayed truncated to you, but it actually contains three lines.
    • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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      Well, then I would like to see them... Because I think that O(nlogn) is enough there...
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    i have the same problem!!

    Is that really correct from a problem statement??
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    There was one..
    Mine generator has made
    1 50000
    abab...
    baba... (150000 symbols)
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      Oh, my bad... The array for a line was too small.
      Thank you for the reply :)

      However, the future codeforces system should write tests in the form you have written in your comment.
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There are so many confusions, in fact...
For example,
"That is, they are comfortable when between any two girl's fingers there is a boy's finger."

I believed that the boy can't put more than one fingers because of this statement...
Maybe it should be "at least one finger"?
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    Correct! , Because of that I made mistake!!  


  • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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    Exactly!

    I lost two submissions and got hacked because of that.

    Problem statement is a complete disaster. Author of this problem is the only person who knows about martian physiology.
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    I don't see any confusion in this statement. There is no words "only one boy's finger", so except one boy finger there maybe other fingers, even not only that Marsian boy's :)
    • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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      "when between any two girl's fingers there is a boy's finger"
      If there are more than one finger, there is not finger, but fingers. I think in this case number of fingers of the girl should be >= number of fingers of the boy-3. I locked my solution and got hacked, also got -50 pts for unsuccesfull hacking attempt.

      Edit. Ok after deeper consideration if there are fingers, then there is also a finger, but it is very confusing.
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Why do codeforces arrange contests without reviewing problem statements.....
I hacked one or two solution who locked their solution after pretest passing. Clarification do too late to them... 
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    I am quit sure that after that, full contest duration was too boring to them to solve other questions....
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If you rate, those who get points by challenging codes which were based on mistaken statement would get advantage over others. So I vote for: Don't Rate
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    For mistake in A, if we delayed in other problems then why should our ratings be decreased?
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well, my ranks will fall down dramatically :))
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don't rate!
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Don't rate this one!

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Late correction
very bad and long statements problems (hard to be understood)

How can it be rated ???
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    I read problem C for 10 times to understand that I just need to calculate the border of the shape.....
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It is wrong to remove the points gotten by hacking the first problem. Many people didn't attempt other problems just to hack.
8 years ago, # |
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not considering hacking attempts of A is a good decision.
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    It wasn't a good one.
    The mistake in problem statement was very great and can't be solve with this decision.
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How come the contest will be rated even with the big mess with problem A? So if I lost 30 minutes looking for challenges they will be ignored and I end up having spent 1/4 of the contest for nothing?
Also, I have a resubmit because of the wrong statement (also lost some time to ask a question), and the people, who used Russian statements don't get punished at all. I really DO NOT think this contest should be rated.
I also realized there are two possible ways to get problem B reading the English statements (of course after locking the problem and having it hacked).
I am sorry the contest was messed up (and for the work of the authors of the problems) but in my opinion a problem like this shouldn't be ignored.
8 years ago, # |
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I submitted solution for 'A', turned out I was wrong.  Thanks to the late broadcast message. Lost motivation. :(
The judge should make sure, the questions are atleast correct.
It should not be *rated*

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I have an idea=) Give all people the opportunity to choose whether their rating will be rated or not (although it is difficult to choose a default option - rate or not) and then make new rankings only with the people who want to be rated. After that calculate new ratings based on that performance. 

In this way the element of knowing approximately where you would be after sys tests is removed. 
8 years ago, # |
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Please unrate this contest. THIS IS TOTALLY UNFAIR.
8 years ago, # |
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The notice for problem A came too late, even after I had locked it and looked forward to challenge others. I suggest it should *not be rated*.
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I think the decided resolution is the most unfair of all. What are the arguments in favor of ignoring A hacks and rating the round?

I understand the unfairness that comes from those hacks, but it should either be rated or unrated completely.

I myself when read the statement realized it was wrong, it didn't match, but I saw people had submissions. So I thought I must be not getting it, after the clarification solved it correctly, locked it and started hacking. I didn't even read other problems for about 40 minutes, but I thought the round was going to be cancelled or not, never imagined that 40 minutes were going to waste and match was going to be rated anyway.

I even think that submitting and locking a problem, were statement is clearly wrong is the contestants fault. However, I understand how the problem may be considered a reason for unfairness. But I think is completely wrong to rate a part and not the other.

This is just penalizing people who realized that all submissions before clarification had to be wrong because they sent a solution that in no way could comply with the statement. And favoring people who sent solutions that they had to know were at least fishy, no one could have written a solution they thought was correct according to the statement that also solved the last example.

EDIT: I just read the Russian version was correct, don't know if it is true, but that makes it even more unfair. I think it shouldn't be rated completely.
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First of all , Just removing points for hacking doesnt , account for all those things that could have happened and that has happened.

REMEMBER "Butterfly Effect" . 

or "Chaos Theory" .

So, If you want to rate , plz take "OTHER" things into considerations ...and balance the ratings.

Otherwise don't rate.

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I think this round should be unrated, because the miss at problem A was fatal one.

The problems were nice, though.
8 years ago, # |
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Can somebody explain to us how this non-rating choice will work? Thx
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    And can we see what would our new rating be , before making a decision?
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      Of course, no, you can't see your new rating before making a decision. If it would be so, everyone would decide better variant for himself =)
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Guys, wake me up when the descision has been taken.  :)
8 years ago, # |
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I think this round should be unrated.
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The problems were really nice. It would be sad ending of a good contest if it is unrated.

8 years ago, # |
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Is this an exam about English Story Reading?
Recently, the problems statement are so hard to understand!
These difficult statement and complex story has no significance at all.
Please express the questions with an easy way.
Thanks a lot!
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    +1

    They are also sometimes ambiguous.

    • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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      That's +2 actually!
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        +3!!
        For problem C, I can only understand the problem after reading the output specification. (And, I can understand the problem by *JUST* reading the output specification.)
        • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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          But, well, as many other also do, I have to say the problems are really nice. The statements can be improved though.
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don't rate!


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I think that, for these rounds, it should have also a 'dummy' to read the problems (one to the English translation and other to Russian one) and fully understands it, to don't have this situation that happened with the 'A' problem
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YES , I think this round should be unrated. :D

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Rate it
  • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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    no , problem A is ambigious  , contest not be rated
    • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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      After updating the problem(in English) it seemed ok to me. I solved it with pen paper..its about fixing boys fingers and arranging girls fingers or fixing girls fingers and arranging boys fingers....i tried it by taking 4 Boys fingers and then finding the way in which girls fingers can be arranged. Also taking 4 Girls fingers and arranging boys fingers in all the fashion...gives the clue for solving this problem.
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        yes,  but if anyone solve(i mean pass preset) and lucked problem and then him see that problem was changed , so what is your idea for this ?

        you know that after locking any problem , you cant submit problem again
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          If you initially used only what was given in the problem statement, how did you pass the test case 3 given on the problem A page? The answer should have been YES with the conditions given there while the output mentioned was NO.
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            if you read my comment's . i agree with contest not be rated

            problem A is very ambigious ...
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However, everybody can decide the result of round. You can choose your rating will be updated or not. For this reason voting will be opened soon. Voting will ends tommorow, 26th february, at 12 pm (GMT+3). If you will not vote your ratings will not update.

All results of hacks of problem A will be annuled. You do not take you +100/-50 points for each hack of this problem.


Good One!?!

8 years ago, # |
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If one chooses to have the round rated for them, on what basis will the new rating be calculated? I mean, will it take into account the performance of all contestants, or just the ones who have also agreed to be rated? In the latter case, the rating can be quite skewed/random, because there will be no poor performers in the group of people who agree to be rated. So I think the first case is the way to go.

How can we know if we should want to be rated? ;) Will our possible rating be calculated and presented to us?

Also, if so, why not just raise ratings for exactly those contestants who have the new rating higher than the old one?

  • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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    I think you shouldn't try to figure out if you should be rated, but whether rating the round is a correct decision. And do it so thinking what is better for Codeforces and not yourself.

    Not rating a contest is bit sad, but the rankings remain true and unbiased.

    Rating an unfair round introduces a big bias on the ranking and has an impact on how Codeforces is perceived. I'm sure most people here think TopCoder rankings can be trusted, to some degree. Also, I think that is because they cancel matches where real unfairness is found.

    If unfair rounds go into the ranking, then the bias may be so big that there is no point to see that ranking. So I think when voting you should consider what's best for Codeforces and not yourselves.

    EDIT: missed a *not*, had written "yourself" but I meant "not yourself".
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      I think it's up to the organizers to decide. If I were them, I would make the round unrated without any hesitation (and announce that 15 minutes into the contest, as soon as it became apparent that all hell is going to break loose with the hacking and what not).

      However, if the organizers decide that the round will be half-rated, I don't expect many people to choose to have their rating lower, yet unbiased.

      • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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        I agree they should have cancelled the round when they saw the hacking madness.

        And probably you are right about people not deciding to lower their ranking, but I prefer to have had a practice session (unrated round) which keeps the ranking unbiased over increasing rating in a ranking that means nothing.
        • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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          I apologize, I didn't really understood they half-rated decision before. I understood it as voting would decide whether round was going to be cancelled or not.

          This way of course, no one will ask to have rating lowered.
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      Hmm..., I rate this site as high as TopCoder , So I guess, making it totally unrated would be good descision.

      Because, allowing people to choose to be rated, seems little odd

      and little uneasy when the reputation of this site comes in mind.

      Not rating this will not affect anything, we will say just a bad day...

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that should be rated ,
if you ignore hacks on A
8 years ago, # |
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People who submitted problem A earlier had taken a risk. Test case 3 should have warned them. How could you submit without understanding the problem statement? So it was fair and I think this contest should be rated. Also everyone had a chance to hack other solutions in their room.
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I agree with ameydhar. There was clearly some mistake with the problem statement. If you chose to lock it, it was your choice to take that risk. What does baffle me is how tourist was able to submit a correct solution to probem A within 2 minutes of the round start...
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    he may know Russian...
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    He's just that good.


    Just kidding :D He probably read the Russian statement, which was fine.

    • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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      Oh, Russian statement was correct, I failed to read that on the post, sorry!
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    Russian statement is correct... so he could submit by such time.
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want to be rated...
  • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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    NO,  but if anyone solve(i mean pass preset) and lucked problem and then him see that problem was changed , so what is your idea for this ?

    you know that after locking any problem , you cant submit problem again

    contest is ambigious specially problem A
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    I think my rating may increase , but this is not fair.
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^@ I agree. Contest Should be rated.
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^@ I agree. Contest Should be rated.
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This was the worst Codeforces contest ever
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Where will the voting take place? Anyone that knows, mind posting the link or at least some info?
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vote

befor main voting you can go to this link and vote that you want this contest be rated or not ?


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voting is added
  • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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    Will the rating calculations account for peformance of all the participants of the round or only that participants who voted "YES"?
    • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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      Rating will be distributed among participants voted "YES".
      • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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        No, no, no! That's bad idea.

        IMO, the Rating calculations should be done including all participants.
        The Confirm button just for agreeing of applying this changes.
        • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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          I agree. Clicking "confirm" is a total lottery now, unless you're in one of the first few places.
        • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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          I agree with you.
        • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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          Then one can calculate his rating by the given formula in one of the topics here and vote yes if the difference  is positive. That's not the case for a contest's rating:)
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            I think the same thing.
            If all participants take this strategy, ratings are only increased in this round. This means that average of ratings is increased. It can be considered that ratings of who are not participated in this round are relatively decreased. I think that this is also unfair.
            • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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              Come on guys. How much does this rating worth? What would you get if you have a rating of 50 points higher?
              Everything will become normal and fair just after the next contest. 
              There was a mistake in one statement and now you are looking for the completely fair way of updating a rating which won't change anything. 
              Our ratings do not describe us, this is not important enough for wasting so much time and thought on it.
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          "The Confirm button just for agreeing of applying this changes."

          It's impossible because rating sum of all participants before contest and after contest must be equal
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            If it was possible to ignore all hacks by A (-550 my pts.), it's possible to change ratings in way that I said.

            Gerald: Just one SQL request... ;-)
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        What does distributed mean ? Calculated for all 1200 and distributed to those who voted "yes" ?
      • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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        May I un-vote?
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        The ratings should be calculated considering all contest participants and only be distributed to those who want to be rated. Else, this would be unfair to the people who have not done well but have shown the spirit and want to be rated.
        If this is not possible, the contest better be unrated for all.
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    Wait. I don't get it. Will the rating be calculated on basis of scores of all 1200 participants and applied to only those who voted "YES" or will it be calculated only taking into account those scores who voted "YES" ? In the second case, this is so wrong. Its almost sure disaster for all except the very top ranks and its totally random. Please calculate on basis of all 1200 participants and apply it to those who voted "YES" .. this approach only makes sense.
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I think rated this contest is ok. Besides problem A, there are four more problems waiting for you to solve. Moreover, the score of problem A is the least one and it's the most easy problem. Why be so serious on a piece of cake? Although hacking is interesting, to the respect to the problem provider, I think solving problem is more important. Good night.
  • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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    unfortunately, most of people can't solve anything excepts A and B problems, and A for them is really costly "piece of cake" =/
8 years ago, # |
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Oh, that "Confirm" button is sooo tempting.. 
8 years ago, # |
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Can we see in the standings who confirmed and who didn't confirm?
8 years ago, # |
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Hope that Codeforces admins will hear our calling for this message.
It was nowhere told about that rule. :(

Even if we need to wait results till the start of registration to CFBR#59(Div.2).
It would be more fair.
8 years ago, # |
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I didnt participate, but I confirmed LoL.

Hey Alex_kpr change ur profile picture . 

It is getting on my nerves. It looks like a psychopath. :P

  • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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    I love my profile picture =)

    You are not the first who let me out to a doctor =)
8 years ago, # |
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I think the English problem statements should be shorter and more concise. It took me lots of time to understand some problem statements in recent contests, given that the English translation is not really good.
  • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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    I'm sorry for all non-russian participants

    but you should understand that Codeforces is a russian project and some problem authors have extremely big troubles with english language

    we are trying to make english statements are equal to russian but some bugs are inevitable, so we asks you to be more tolerancy

    I believe the situation with english statements will improve with every new contest
8 years ago, # |
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I don't think it's fair to decide blindly whether it should be rated or not. Clearly, top coders will vote yes and bottom coders will vote no. Being in the middle of the standings table, I really don't know what to do. It is like participating on a contest without knowing who the registrants are, how many registrants are there, and not having a scoreboard up until the end of the contest....
8 years ago, # |
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Why my code, which is hacked, get AC in the practice Room?
  • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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    I would guess that the system tests didn't have a case that broke your bug, or if you are using C/C++ you may have some memory problem (like going out an array) which causes undefined behavior and doesn't always break.

    Those are just guesses though.

  • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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    Was it a query with length more than 10^5?
8 years ago, # |
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I voted "YES".  Round #59 will be rated. :P
8 years ago, # |
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Can we get who have chosen be rated?
and how?

8 years ago, # |
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Where can I vote to be rated or not?
  • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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    Unfortunately, Voting is now closed .. and anyone who didn't vote is considered out of the competition ;)
     
    • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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      @.Khaled. : and anyone who didn't vote is considered out of the competition ;)

      vote was just for this : anyone that want's this contest be rated for itself "YES" and

      not for "NO"
8 years ago, # |
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Ratings have been updated.
  • 8 years ago, # ^ |
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    sry , i didn't know you remove coders (that want unrated contest)
    i don't like competing with a lot of reds :D
    we can't change our decision ?
8 years ago, # |
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Where were we supposed to vote?? I had no idea and no one give any link where the voting was taking place... Can someone tell me how this voting thing goes about?
8 years ago, # |
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thanks for nice problems!
8 years ago, # |
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Where is Solution??I dont't know how to do D.