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By MakeRussiaGreatAgain, history, 13 days ago, In English,

Hi all!

Soon thousands of people will participate in Google Code Jam qualification round. There is a problem though: Code Jam website doesn't offer a good place to discuss the problems afterwards. There is an official Google group, but it is a poor place for discussion: not only is it premoderated, but they also reject/delete useful posts, like this one.

There is a solution: point people at Codeforces, the best place to discuss programming competitions! If we just start posting messages about Codeforces to the Google group, they will probably delete them. But there is something else that people (sometimes) read: your code. For many years, Code Jam allowed anyone to read any participant's code after the contest. While the current system doesn't support this yet, this is something that Code Jam team is willing to resolve. So, my idea is for as many people as possible to add a comment like this to every Code Jam submission:

// Discuss this problem on Codeforces: http://codeforces.com/

Or better, use a link to a post about the specific round. This way, those who try to learn by looking at other's code will find out about Codeforces, which is good.

Do you have any similar ideas?

 
 
 
 
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It's not even letting me submit :/ Submitting for ages then "A problem occurred", no submissions showing under the submissions tab

Anybody able to submit OK with Java?

edit: OK I re-submitted...same error but this time there is an entry in the Submissions section

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The idea is great, but because of a new judge, one cannot download other contestants' submissions, even after the contest ends (yet).

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What is this error in java ?

Compile error.

The compilation output of your code contains non-ASCII characters and is therefore not displayed

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So you want us to jam an extra line into our codes? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Good idea. We can still use the Google group too — maybe they won't delete a post that mentions CF. And we can keep in mind to add that line to anything we post in that group.

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Username tho

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I guess your mission now is to MakeCodeforcesGreatAgain.