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By slycelote, 12 years ago, In English
Two parallels came into my mind:

1. Level of knowledge of a foreign language. Something like this:
Pre-intermediate -> Intermediate -> Upper-intermediate -> Advanced -> Fluent
There can be a 'preferred language' field in profiles, and then they will look this way:

Petr

  • User''s contest rating in Codeforces community Contest rating: 2046
  • Fluent in Java

2. Software release life cycle. It's pretty self-explanatory, I think:

Pre-alpha -> Alpha -> Beta -> Release Candidate -> Release
User's handle could look like this:
adamaxβ
 
 
 
 
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12 years ago, # |
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I don't want to be a betta-coder. =) =)

But "fluent: idea is nice.

  • 12 years ago, # ^ |
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    > I don't want to be a betta-coder
    You say that as if it's something bad :)
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Or Chess titles: Master -> International Master -> Grandmaster -> Rybka
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    Is Rybka chess title? or chess program name?
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      It's the best chess engine right now, suppose to be able to beat any grandmaster
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        [offtop] Some people thinking right now the strongest engine Ippolit, it can beat Rybka [/offtop]
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1. Is a very bad idea because contest problems have very little to do with programming language being used.

I propose that borrowing project Euler's idea is more sensible than 1,2.

12 years ago, # |
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Another idea for the rank system — main algorithm complexities
and so on. Just a thought. ;)