albertg's blog

By albertg, history, 4 years ago, translation, In English,

Hi Codeforces community. In this post I wan to tell about problem div2C/div1A. I waited for this round for a very long time, I sent my purposal 20th December. Approval came only 2 weeks ago, but some problems should be changed. Then I created a new problem (div2B), but I was unable to find something good about div1A. Then I remembered about my problem which was ready and was hidden in SPOJ. However, I today knew, that it was hidden, however problem could be found by link. I apologize to community and hope that you learned something or had fun solving other my problems.

 
 
 
 
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It's All Fine :)

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I'm sure many participants had fun for taking part in the contest and solving some different problems. ;)

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Hey man thanks for taking out time to prepare problems, I enjoyed solving them nonetheless.

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Thanks man's for your time..... It was really great time in working on WA

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Hey, No problem! We definitely had fun solving the problems. This was my first contest here. It was a great experience. There isn't a dull moment on codeforces. You're always learning :)

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Looks like you got 3 times more upvotes for this explanation than for the actual round.

It looks like this is the best strategy. Prepare a bad round — because you still are going to get some positive contribution. Then prepare some nice explanation about the issue and get another portion of upvotes :P

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    But he also got almost 300 downvotes on editorial. Quite bad strategy i think

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    Yes, people are making rounds to get big contribution. That's for sure.

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Your contest is the first one I officially participated, and I have to say that the way you describe these problems is amazing b/c I can understand it easily (I have read problems of other codeforce rounds and some of them are confusing). Anyway I hope you will be able to keep creating problems for us, thank you :)

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At least I didn't know there is a similar problem on spoj and struggled with it for a while. I think those like me would find this problem interesting :)

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Intresting contest, I think . Specially D/div2 for hackers ;)

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Just a thought: If you are writing a contest and don't have enough problems, due to whatever reason, either ask your friends, or just write a blog here, somebody might have good ideas.

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It's all good man! You created 7 problems and just one of them was not new. That's fine! Looking forward to see other contests made by you again! Cheers!