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By Iightcode, history, 16 months ago, In English,

Recently I have witnessed some insults to the greatness of Codeforces.

A recent blog post by emsiNUS titled "Please read this" was just downvoted into oblivion. The contents of this post were entirely meaningless; truly a deep and intriguing commentary on the meaning of modern life in the information age. But that is not central to the point here.

Fourteen months ago DEGwer made a similar post, he reached 100 upvotes for similar (but perhaps overly lengthy) commentary.

How is it, friends, that one post may acquire so many upvotes, while the other acquires the same magnitude of votes in the opposite direction? The answer is simple: a degradation of moral values; a tendency to vote for whoever has the brightest color.

Friends, Codeforcians, countrymen, lend me your ears.

It is time for us to eliminate the colorism that is the blight on our glorious empire. Did you know that for every rating point a specialist has, a legendary grandmaster has two? But specialists comprise so much more of this great nation — thousands of specialists to dozens of legendary grandmasters. Clearly this is an unfair arrangement. Yet the patricians of our nation proliferate the myth that somehow certain users are "better" than others at algorithm competitions. Untrue. All citizens of Codeforces deserve the same rights and respect — and rating. We live in the modern world; inequality is on the fast-track to eradication. Everywhere but here, apparently.

I have been disappointed with the recent state of our affairs (including a post discussing the qualities of certain "beautiful" trees — blasphemy; all trees are beautiful). I see the potential waiting to bloom in all of us; yet it is squandered on oppressing our fellow members. It is time for us to reassert our control of our own future, denounce the degeneracy and inequality of the old world, and step into a brighter future.

Remember: only you can decide the fate of Codeforces. The choice is in your hands.

Will YOU make Codeforces great again?

 
 
 
 
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16 months ago, # |
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http://codeforces.com/blog/entry/56954?#comment-406117

Radewoosh made comment around news years/christmas with his color set blue, and got like 30+ downvotes. Then he changes it back to nutella and boom upvote, instant change.

Are people really that stupid? Apparently so. Like bruh, you don't need to be algorithm genius to see a single guy who said the exact same thing (in this case literally its the same guy) get huge differencein reception after changing color.

And we see DEGwer with his lengthy bs compared to emsiNUS with his short bs, of course short bs is better and reflects much more on existential crisis faced of meaning on life with the advancement of modern technologies and lack of motive amoung the new geeneration, But that is not central to the point here.

Point is that we cannot keep judging people on color, judge tree based on balanced or not.

We must be receptive so people arent scared pussy-cat to share ideas (because lower rated people get good ideas too, rating isnt everything and some people cant be brilliant AND fast at the same time)

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This is so sad Alexa play Despacito 2

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DEGwer got upvote cause he was fun.

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    Wow you proved that nutellas could also get downvoted!

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You are citizen.

But I am Casio.

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You've opened my eyes. We, red people, have too much contribution. Please downvote this post of mine. Seriously.

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    16 months ago, # ^ |
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    Well, you'll probably soon be affronted by some people (not me) because they think you're ridiculing (