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By negative_contribution, history, 5 weeks ago, In English,

Hi. I am new to Codeforces, and don't know much about how to write do well in competitive programming. What is the best way to get negative contribution quickly? I've heard that deleting the Codeforces Wikipedia page is a good idea. How should I do it? Please help.

 
 
 
 
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Maybe "Is it rated?" or "You will never be purple" will work.

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Ask unreasonable things.

For example you can make a blog, titled "wy dose this give wa ?? plz help me debug this code !!" with nothing else but a bunch of messy code and a problem link, and expect people to help you. Then when no one does, you can start acting fussy and pushy, demanding in other threads that you deserve the help of others.

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    Its not bad to ask for help as long as you are not showing impatience and getting WA one time and then posting and asking for help.And there may be many people who may not have some senior doing CP around them,from which they can seek offline help and truly after trying hard he may had posted..."Why its giving WA" or "Problem Link".

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      I don't think you mean the same blogs I mean. There's nothing wrong with asking for help.

      I am specifically talking about people who make almost no effort to be helped. I'm not talking about reasonable blogs asking for help.

      Here's how not to ask for help. Here's another example. But here's one that's quite nice.

      Notice the difference between the first two blogs and the third one? The third person shows that they have put in effort to understand the editorial's solution, and clearly explains what they don't understand. The first two blogs just copy their codes, and comment nothing about them, and expect other people to debug them. The third person even uses Latex and punctuation.

      It's okay to show others your code and ask for help, but please, please at least try to explain what everything does. It's incredibly hard to even begin to understand someone else's code, especially given that CP code is written with no regard to style. Understand that when you request help, you are asking for someone else to give up some of their free time and devote it to you. Respect that. You're in no position then to make helping you even harder or demand anything more.

      Lastly, the question was "how to get downvotes". And it's true -- most badly written questions get downvotes.

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        Yeah true I completely agree with you. As I said earlier before posting one should and seeking help one should try their level best.

        PS : In discussing all this, not by intention but we successfully managed to get a lot of negative votes.Hahah..!!

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    is it rated?

    UPD. Why the upvotes guys? I was trying to make an example of how to get negative contribution!

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Can someone give their WhatsApp or mobile number, I have too many doubts?

The problem setter is a noob, can't he understand that problem A should be easy for me.

Can someone please give me some upvotes?

How should I practice to beat tourist in next Google Code Jam 2020?

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Simply ask for downvotes, people are humble enough to help you

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    Please give me upvotes, O' humble codeforcers!

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