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By katana_handler, 18 months ago, In English,

Hello everyone,

This is my first entry on Codeforces, so please excuse me if there are any mistakes. I know it i quite big but please read before down-voting.

This entry is about the VK Cup Wild Card Round 2. A lot of teams participated in this Round.There was only one problem and it was very interesting. Everyone tried their best to get the maximum score. We also got 21727 points before the system testing but during the system test we got zero points, this is because the solution which the judge considered for system testing was the latest solution with nonzero score and not the best solution which the team submitted! I am not saying it was their mistake in fact it was mentioned in the contest blog but I guess not every team read it properly and so was the case with me.

Now i believe that it becomes unfair sometimes like in our case we submitted many other solution hoping that our score would increase but due to bugs sometimes we got zero points or sometimes a small positive score because the first case was very trivial and in the last phase of the contest we tied to submit some extra solution since the contest was going to end but we couldn't get a better score but we didn't realize that this would cost us a lot! though we had a better solution submitted only our last buggy solution was judged and our rank fell considerably.

Though we participated unofficially it hurt us because we actually tried really hard to get a score of 21727 but at the end when you see that your real solution got rejected and a faulty one was judged anyone would feel very bad.

I am not requesting to change the final standing or anything because that would be too much for a request but it would be really great to see what our best solution could score. So i request MikeMirzayanov to please consider this request and let us know the score our best solution could get!

I am sorry if I offended anyone, it was not my intension at all, i just wanted to put forward this request because it was something that hit hard on our hopes of getting a good rank.

It would be great to know your opinion also!

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18 months ago, # |
  Vote: I like it +22 Vote: I do not like it

Practice mode is open. Try to submit your best solution by yourself.

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    18 months ago, # ^ |
      Vote: I like it +23 Vote: I do not like it

    Thanks a lot MikeMirzayanov for considering and for putting it in practice mode now I guess I and many other people can check their score! This is the reason why codeforces is the best!!