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By -TOPCODER-, history, 6 weeks ago, In English,

Lots of CF rounds are having troubles like wrong judge solutions or invalid testcases pleaaaaaaase help codeforces become great again KAN Mikemirzayanov

 
 
 
 
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Handle: -TOPCODER-, hmmm seems suspicious!

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    Seems? It's Actually suspicious.

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      I think -TOPCODER- is suspicious, but his blogs are getting better. Hope he write about "a way to make CF great again" next time or in future.

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      somebody please explain the origin of this meme

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        During Snackdown 2017 Elimination Round there was a case of obviously copied problem. One said "Hi so to me seems like a notorious coincidence" and it became meme.

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Okay, but I think just saying "please help codeforces become great again" is not good. It's good to write how can we help codeforces become great again. And of course, I think you can help codeforces, right?

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    I don't know much about CF inside stuff but people complain about waiting for about a year from submitting a round to making it happen. Yet, the rounds quite often contain a lower quality problem. Possibly more strict management is enough to solve both issues.

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Yesterday's mistake was just too stupid. How can they miss that many obvious cases? Didn't the problem setters and testers at least tried to make tricky cases?

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Why would we even want to make CF a grate yet again?!

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I actually thought yesterday's contest was pretty good ... But, the 4-5 ones before that had very hard-to-read problems. The problem statements need to become short, clean and crisp instead of being cluttered. Especially in Educational Rounds. The last few Educational rounds didn't have elegant problem statements. Sometimes it's ambiguous too, or the examples aren't explained.

Yesterday's contest was pretty good and a positive change with that respect. But, fault/weak test data is a problem for sure.

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And also the contest frequency should be increased :) .

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It would be helpful if you mention some of your ideas as to how, according to you, CF can be made 'great again'. Please elaborate your expectations and the problems you are facing with CF.

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Make CF rate again ;)