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By MikeMirzayanov, 7 years ago, translation, In English,
Calendar: (c) 2011 Anatoly Rr

The Codeforces project wishes all its users a successful New Year. May all your handles change the colors only towards red, may all your solutions go well without debugging and may you enjoy many times the coveted Accepted at each contest! We wish you good luck in everything you do next year — isn't that great to have luck on your side!

Traditionally, the Codeforces enables the users to change their handles. Note that this is a one-time change and you won't be able to return to the previous handle. Analyze all 'for' and 'against' carefully as the handle is what you are going to be often called by the numerous participants of the Codeforces contests.

We've got more good news. We've decided to increase the list of people who can get the role of the 'coach' in the Codeforces project::training. Check out all those training sessions! Now this role can be given to those who:

  • have got the red color handle (i.e. the rating of at least 2200),
  • have got the orange color handle, have participated in a Codeforces official contest not more than six months ago and have taken part in at least 30 rated Codeforces contests).

This innovation is going to increase the number of potential coaches roughly by two!

And the last, but not the least detail. Now we can increase the authors' fees for preparing contests. That will hopefully give a little motivation to those who can make an interesting round. In 2013 the authors' fees is:

  • preparing a Div.1 + Div.2 round (USD): 250 + 50*,
  • preparing a Div.2 round (USD): 100 + 50*.

(We use fixed rate USD = 40 rubles, so actual payment may differ slightly). The sums with asterisks are the extra bonuses the author gets for 'good quality'. The author receives the bonus if he worked without jeopardising the deadlines for preparations and the round went without any major problems with the statements (no additional major notices, fixes in solutions/tests/checkers/validators etc.).

We hope to work with authors efficiently in 2013, we hope that our best participants will generously dazzle the community with interesting contests! For more information or to organize a context, please message Codeforces problem coordinator Gerald (Gerald Agapov).

Happy New Year!

 
 
 
 
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In 2013 the authors' fees is...

Yeah, so nice to be the last div1 author in 2012.

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    As cool as being the penultimate. :)

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I have changed my handle last year ^_^

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I wish Headquarters and CodeForces a successful New Year too :*

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I don't understand "Calendar: (c) 2011 Anatoly Rr". What does the picture mean?

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    It's 2013 year calendar in hexadecimal numeral system :)

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how can I change my handle??

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if i want to make a competition do i really have to pay money or these money are paid to me. PLS explain i don't uderstand. o_0

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    We pay writers. Usually we prefer to work with Codeforcers who proved that he is good in problem solving. Orange+ participants or well-known ACM-ICPC, TopCoder participants are really good candidates to write a round.

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      I am a pink coder.Am i eligible for organising codeforces round??

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    You will receive money !

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so I can be one the writer, too? it's so cool!! 2013 i must have a try

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You can change your handles from now, YAY!

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Happy new Year~~~

writing problems for Codeforces Round is really interesting!

My goal this year is to write for at least 3 Codeforces round :)

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    I think that your rounds will be so good like this year)

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    Sounds great! Welcome!

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    It is really interesting, but the license is very bad. You can not use your graph generator after using it in Codeforces Round.

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      Why? The license is applied to end-users and doesn't cover writer rights. The license does not limit the rights of writer to use generators in future.

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        2 years ago there was a question (in Russian) by Gassa "Вообще, после проведения контеста остаются ли права на свободное использование задачи у автора, или он передаёт их эксклюзивно проекту CodeForces?" [Can author use the problem freely or all the rights are transferred to Codeforces?] It was not answered. So, now it seems that there are no exceptions for authors.

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        Moreover, if Codeforces does not hold all rights on problems, Codeforces can not prohibit any problems components distribution (but authors can!) and license is negligible.

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Can we change our rate instead of handles.

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Happy New year you all... :D Wish you all high ratings........

http://www.icq.com/img/friendship/static/card_16961_rs.swf

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I think now the game will become more and more intense.Turns red is impossible for me, my goal is to turn yellow.

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cannot wait for the first contest in 2013

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oh sorry i have question. !!! when contest is running , how can i hack a solution ?

that's my big problem :D

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We've decided to increase the list of people who can get the role of the 'coach' in the Codeforces project::training.

what do u mean by Codeforces project::training? is it related to the Gym?