MikeMirzayanov's blog

By MikeMirzayanov, 3 weeks ago, In English,

Do you already have a New Year's mood?

And we have traditional gifts!

Change Handle Feature

Hurry! Only until the 10th of January, you can change your handle (but only once)! Note that it will be possible to roll back the changes or change the handle again only after a year. Be careful what you wish for.

You can change your handle to the new one which wasn't used before by anybody or which was used by you before. The links to a profile page with old handle would automatically redirect to the actual profile.

This year we have an improvement. If you took part in at least 10 rounds you can request handle of an inactive participant. It means that the participant should have a period of activity on Codeforces of at most 90 days, this period should be in 2015 or earlier. The inactive participant can’t have posted comments, messages and so on. It can't take part in more than 2 contests. It will be automatically renamed and informed by email. If you can’t change handle to others, it means that some requirement doesn't meet. Please do not ask me to do something with it. I'm not Santa Claus.

Talking about handles I always reminisce the following story. Once a user wrote me the message: "Please change my handle from I_love_Valya to I_love_Sveta, as I no longer love Valya ..."

New Year's Masquerade of Colors and Ranks

Traditional magical tab has appeared in the profile setting. Happy New Year!

 
 
 
 
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Hope a positive contribution for everybody in the new year :)

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is it rated?

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Awesome! Happy new year everyone!

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Ala Re Ala Simmba Ala

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The time of the year when it's hard to decide whom to hack, and to see which blogs I want to read :(

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    I have to say that hacking is much more entertaining this week.

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    The only time a pupil can hack legendary grandmaster

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gritukan should have waited for this day.

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How to request an inactive handle?

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    Just try it.

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      Why take part in at least 10 contests is required?

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        If you took part in at least 10 rounds you can request handle of an inactive participant.

        If you didn't take part in 10 rounds, you can only request handle which is never used by others before.

        upd: I didn't notice that you are replying under "How to request an inactive handle" ..

        Without this restriction, you can register a new account and get an inactive handle right away.

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      amm

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      А что если этот MAXX человек не заходил уже 4 года, не могу ли я использовать этот хэндл?

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      How to request, can u explain ser!

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      Can santa add one more gift to the basket ? Allow us to see the list of people who have made us there friend.

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      https://codeforces.com/profile/armant

      This is my old account, is it possible to make it inactive or delete it, please?

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        Even I have the same problem, but the old account is disabled

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        there is no settings for it

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          Can it be done in future? Because there are many accounts which are disabled and those handles are useless.

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waiting for new handle of OO0OOO00O0OOO0O00OOO0OO.

might be LoOOoOoooOOOoOLoOooOooOoOoLoOOoOOoOOOLoOoOOooOooOoOL this time xD

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Is it time yet to congratulate Mike for reaching double nutella rank, which nobody have done before?

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MIKE MIRZAYANOV PLEASE GIVE ME BLACK HANDLE COLOR I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER AND GIVE U DE GOOD SUCC.

THANK YOU MIKE FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF GREAT CODEFORCES AND SEXY TLE

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    Sorry, only anime lovers can have black handle color.

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Dream Came Ture!

Thank you MikeMirzayanov and Codeforces team for this awesome new year gift!

Happy New Year

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    How can I change my color from blue to red?

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      Step 1 : Click the Magic tab appearing in your profile

      Step 2 : Type in your Password and Select your desired Rank

      Step 3 : Utter Hocus Pocus, Abrakadabra!

      Step 4 : Confirm that Santa Claus is real

      And fuusss.. You get your wish!

      Happy New Year!

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        Oh my god. I'm legendary Grandmaster!!

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    Thank You! I was looking for that Tab for some time! A big big thanks to MikeMirzayanov !

    Happy New Year Codeforces!

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Why black color is not included because I think it's a good idea of new Year's magic

Happy New Year for all

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I just noticed that Accepted verdict now says Happy New Year! Very nice.

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Look Miyukine I also added the suffix Kine to my name and got a chess master!

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My username should explain my current situation.Thnx!

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thank you you too
this is rated yes?
sorry i cant understand

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I am trying to change to a handle that someone has registered 6 years ago and last visited 4 years ago (before 2015). They have 0 blog posts and comments and only competed in one competition but when I try to change to the handle it says "This handle is currently in use". Is there something I'm missing?

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    Maybe they have messages?

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      Possibly, but the account has so little activity that it would be so unfortunate if that's the case

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Thank You for the gift

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I wish everyone a very good year!

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it is very good

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I'm glad that I do not have to change my handle this year, too :)

(And I hope it will not be changed in the future.

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if you don't confirm that Santa Claus is real,he won't change your color XD

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I want to make my favorite animated character high rating, but not intending to break the rule. It is the chance now.

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happy new year! It's exciting to become a Legendary grandmaster by magic XD

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Happy New Year :)

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Personally, I believe MikeMirzayanov got the best deal :D

Legendary Grandmaster without single contest participation :P

Nice changes! I finally got my handle back.

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wish me luck to make this color permanent in 2019!

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If I change my handle to I_Love_CompetitiveCoding, will CompetitiveCoding love me back??

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    wowwwwwwwwwwww, such a letdown!!

    https://codeforces.com/profile/I_Love_Codeforces Someone made this account 6 years ago, was never an active user.

    Apparently, must be an indicator that CodeForces does not love me, REJECTED!

    P.S. The codeforces one was my first choice, but you generally don't tend to get what you want in life so I had to settle for my 2nd choice. Hope 2019 will be good to my rating.

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Happy New Year XD

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Am i the only one that choose blue rank instead legendary grandmaster like most people did ?

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Hahaha, the comment area suddenly became full of Legendary grandmaster in the comments. Thanks to the codeforces platform for providing us with such high quality competition and fun.

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Happy New YEAR!

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This new background texture got me. Had to check other apps to confirm that my screen's alright.

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Happy new year everyone! I finally experienced the gray rank!Wowo! I hope that I could experienced all kinds of color in Codeforces.

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Wish they could do this :3

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At least, I can become to Legendary grandmaster follow my wish in last year because of magic section lol. Thanks MikeMirzayanov. I love you :D

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TooDumbToWin has changed his colour to newbie from master ...thank you mike and codeforces for such things ....waited for YEAR

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Saved the screenshot with rating not visible ! International grandmaster B)

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Innovative codeforces always.

Thanks.

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I used gmail to login my account. Does that mean I can’t change my rank?

I really want to become unrated

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Hope a positive contribution for everybody in the new year :)

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What do I enter for password if I sign in by gmail?

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I've changed! I am happy!

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Why my registered time is 49 years ago?lol))) I came about 2 moth ago.

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I use gmail for login into my profile. So, I do not use any password. I never used any password for my account. But for changing the handle name, there required a password.I tried my gmail password. But that's not it.Now, how I can get that!! :(

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Abracadabra :-D

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Too many Legendary Grandmaster in here today

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HAPPY NEW YEARS TO CODEFORCES.

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It seems that I will never have the chance to become a master:

By the way, my color was orange after the rating change, but I set it to purple then. See the rating changes, chuochuo became an Expert too.

UPD: I realized that chuochuo is still blue in the comment, but orange in his profile.

UPD2: However he is a specialist now :)

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Hocus Pocus, Abrakadabra.

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Hocus Pocus, Abrakadabra!

My rating seems doubled!

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i hope we can be on any rank we choose now. thank you mike.

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Cool now I am real nutella.

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I'm not sure if it's because the verdict "Accepted" was replaced by "Happy New Year!", but the code that got "Accepted" in CodeForces turns into "Submit Fail" in vjudge. Can anyone help me with the problem? QAQ

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Happy new year! I wil work hard to become purple next year!(ง •̀_•́)ง

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Thank you for the gifts~ I finally get the handle I want!! ~~~~~~~

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nitella try this out!

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Man that picture in the blog is so relatable.

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I log in the codeforces by gmail, so I don't have any password in codeforces! What should I write in the password field?

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    Use forgot password.

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    Just click on Forgot password then type your Codeforces handle in the field and then check your email that you registered with it for the link you need to set your new password. This method worked for me. Good luck!

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Why this guy got "Accepted" instead "Happy New Year!"? :)

https://imgur.com/C8zuRoP

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    Because as soon as solutions gets tested and accepted, it shows accepted, and Happy New Year on reloading

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    It is because he was accepted into a girl's heart and acquired a girl friend. People without girlfriends will get Happy New Year! message instead.

    This is so sad, Alexa play Despacito.

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Good Luck for everyone and Codeforces in 2019 :)

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Happy New Year Good Luck && High Rating

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I want to see myself as NO 1 Rated programmer in cf .

please gives this magic features !!!!

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Thanks,The change of the rank is useful to get out this rank

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Dear MikeMirzayanov, can you present us another gift by allowing us to delete our account?

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I love magic:)

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I was looking forward to requesting the handle of an inactive participant.

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how can i change my name with login by gmail,i have tried but can't do it,please help me

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I am trying to get this handle https://codeforces.com/profile/shahriar_khan . He was last active on 2015. So what's wrong with that?

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Happy new year everyone!

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I think new changing handle feature with an inactive user is the best feature.

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i login from my gmail account..and now i am not having any password.can anyone suggest where i would find forgot password option.it will be of great help//..

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How soon can I change my original handle back?

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    probably till next Christmas if no one get it in this time.

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Accidentally changed my handle from cotheq to Cotheq due to saved password on my iPhone. It was sorrowful.........

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Let's hope people do not play upvote-downvote feature as a game. Instead they do what they genuinely feel.

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I would feel much happy if there is chance to delete my talks too.....
Waiting for one more year to have this feature as a gift. _Thank you!.

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Does anybody know to which time could we change handle? To 00:00 10th January or later?

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I think there's a bug in submission status the "who" column is still using my old handle instead of current handle

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what's the meaning in magic feature to change Rank I still not understand how it's worthy like without doing effort we r getting new rank ....LOL

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Who'll have the coolest handle? :P

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LOL :)))))

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Happy New Year Everyone!

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Happy New Year(o v o)(in Japan)

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I hope my contribution is increase :) Happy new year

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Hi MikeMirzayanov, can i change my handle to a handle that was used before, but now it's changed to another?

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In the new year, I have a suggested feature for Codeforces. In the My friends list, I hope that we can add an alias to each person, because if I have a lot of friends, over time, I will slowly forget who it is (although his name is in his profile, many people have not filled it out), or in the new year, many of my friends changed their handle, which will also cause some difficulties for me to identify them, so I think the alias feature is worth developing.

If a similar feature has been developed, please tell me where it is, thank you, and wish everyone a happy new year.

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Please change my handle from I_love_Valya to I_love_Sveta, as I no longer love Valya

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How can to do it?

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I have a problem. When i registered, i added my username as ansisg, but i didn't got any verifying email. Now i have to live with this username. Can someone help me changing it?

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    Is that account disabled? Even when I created an account 4 years back, It got disabled and account got created. When I login it says account disabled.

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As I login from gmail so i don't have a password.How to change handle now?

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I have a account which is disabled(4 years ago, I did not even make a single submission in it), don't no why. So, right from start I am using another account. All my other handles are the one with disabled one. How to change to that? Can I delete my disabled account?

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    Also when I give my disabled handle and try to login it says confirm your mail and I am not getting any email. When I try forgot password, I am getting mail, but when I change password, it says "Password cannot be changed for disabled user".

    Could anyone please reply soon as the time for the deadline is finishing.

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Isn't it 11th January? Why do we still have magic?

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    Even I had the same doubt but I can see magic page with the form and also when I submit it also gives a pop up, may be they haven't updated yet.

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PLEASE CHANGE MY HANDLE TO "AHMED"