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By MikeMirzayanov, history, 3 years ago, translation, In English,

Hello.

Now it became much unlikely to skip a round due to carelessness during the registration. In the coming rounds (in experimental mode) we will add new feature extra registration (it is good terminology? additional registration?).

This means that after the period of regular registration (as usual, 5 minutes before the start of a round it will be closed) there will be another additional period of registration. It will start in 10 minutes after the start of the round with duration of 20 minutes, that is, it will close after 30 minutes from the start of the round.

The role of the 10 minutes is twofold:

  • on the one hand it is quite possible to solve the easiest problem in the first 10 minutes — so it makes a motivation to register on time,
  • on the other hand the system is loaded much during the first minutes of a round, as a registration invalidates some internal caches it is better to open extra registration after 10 minutes.

When registering during the extra time a participant is automatically assigned to a random room (among suitable for its role).

 
 
 
 
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Great Job Mike!!!! It is one step more towards making codeforces best OJ out there......

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    CodeForces has been the best OJ. Now it's even better.

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      Yup agreed!!! Now it is even better...Setting standard for others.

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Did this happen as a result of Errichto's Blog?

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    Partially, I thought about it before his blog, but his blog was a very efficient catalyst.

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I think it should be called late registration.

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    Like in poker rooms :)

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What about rooms and hacking? will the new registration go to the same room?

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    When registering during the extra time a participant is automatically assigned to a random room (among suitable for its role).

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Thank you very much :)

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This is awesome! What's the rationale behind the 30 minute limit though? Why not leave it open till the end? MikeMirzayanov

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    To get these contests serious and feel some responsibility, I guess.

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The extra registration phase is a great idea, Mike. I suggest that you call it extended registration.

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Is it going to be used for rated contests?

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    Oh no they're going to invent a new special type of rounds to experiment this feature. (sarcasm)

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      So they have to call it experimental instead of educational....

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Since we now have this feature, how about making rating change to everyone even those who didn't submit any problem?
To stop participants who do not participate because they do not solve the hard problems

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wow!!! Most of the time I can't register due to late... ;) I think this will help latecomers (like me :P) a lot... :-)