Una_Shem's blog

By Una_Shem, history, 2 years ago, translation, In English

Hello everyone!

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“My name is Una and I am from the Codeforces team” — this is usually how my messages to users of the site begin. One of the reasons why I write a message is very joyful — sending out gifts to the winners of the competitions and now also to participants of crowdfunding dedicated to the 10th anniversary of Codeforces.

That’s what I’d like to talk about a little bit.

Everyone knows where it all starts — there is a round with gifts, in the comments to which after the ending the coordinators or Mike post a list of winners.

Then, in a short time, all winners receive a system message asking them to update the data about the size of the T-shirt and address. In some special cases, such as crowdfunding, for example, all participants receive an email. For various reasons, not everyone has time to fill out the necessary data on time, and therefore later some winners may receive another similar message from me personally.

This is very important!

We don't produce T-shirts or hoodies (or print on them) ourselves: other companies do this for us, therefore, by the time we contact them, we should already have all the data about the sizes of T-shirts! We wait until the last moment for the data from each winner. We are waiting and asking to be extremely careful when filling out the address and size of the T-shirt. In case someone makes a mistake in the size, there’s just nothing we can do after t-shirts are manufactured. Please note the size charts differ from manufacturer to manufacturer thus extra discretion is advised. We recommend disregarding the letter designation (S, M, XXL, etc.) and pay attention to centimetres. So if their dimensional grid differs from ours, we choose the size so that it fits in the best way with the size in our size chart.

Sometimes we contact gift companies by ourselves, and sometimes our partners do it, with the support of which this or that round is held.

Our next step is to wait for gifts to be made and delivered.

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And as soon as they come to us, we start packing and sending gifts to all the winners. Then everyone receives a system message with a tracking number of the packages.

Sometimes the whole process can take a long time, sometimes a VERY long time. Especially now! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and mandatory self-isolation in our country, we face many additional difficulties: many contractors are either slow or not working at all. In some cases, we have to change things, for example, as was correctly noted in the comments under the announcement to "Kotlin Heroes: Episode 4": the badges have changed to stickers.

We are trying to speed up the process, but, to our great regret, delays in delivery are inevitable. Due to the epidemic, some countries stopped mail exchange with Russia (all parcels to these countries will be sent as soon as everything is settled), and some significantly increased the delivery time of parcels.

Most important: the gifts will surely reach all the winners! We put all our efforts into it!

Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your patience and understanding! We really appreciate your support!

P.S. And this is usually the last phrase in my messages: "If you have any questions, write me a message and we will figure it out together."

So feel free to dm me. :)

 
 
 
 
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    Just forgot it.

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    But I have a question
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      I don't think reading someone's list of blogs is really "stalking". Next I suppose visiting someone's website is also "stalking" them.

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        Both of your statement is contradicting, don't you think so?

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        I guess he just wanted to get downvotes...

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      Your version is too weird! :D I like the other one better: he saw the blog in "Recent actions".

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        This blog is 3 weeks old and his comment was posted 56 mins ago :)

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          I wrote this blog 3 weeks ago, but posted it only 1 hour ago. ;)

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        have you ever visited puna una?

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i am ready to wear a cf t-shirt but probabaly i shall not be able to win one.

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i wish i could win a contest. but day by day its becoming harder

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    yeah, unfortunately this also applies to me ;'-(

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Idea — You should sell Codeforces t-shirts as merchandise it will help Codeforces to get some funding. and you should have some special t-shirts which will be used only to give to winners. you can put these condition for t-shirts — like purple coder t-shirt buying option will unlock when you become purple coder. you can gift yourself a t-shirt when you reach next level.

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    I really like the idea! We can use this as self encouragement! That will help us mentally! I wish codeforces team will think about it!

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    I really liked it!

    purple coder t-shirt buying option will unlock when you become purple coder. you can gift yourself a t-shirt when you reach next level.

    I don't know whats the point, because third party sellers exist. I mean for example i'm yellow, i'll buy a T-shirt for Masters, then i resell it a little more expensive.

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    hear hear

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    I like it as it would help us mentally to go to the next level!

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    I don't think only purple (wlog) should be allowed to buy t-shirts, because it wouldn't be a prize if they still have to pay, and Codeforce would make less money with fewer people being able to buy the merchandise. On the other hand, I think having a discount for higher rating would be great and serve a similar purpose (although reselling wouldn't be stopped). I fully agree with keeping the special shirts for the winners, of course.

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    obvious flaw -: when I will be good enough i will make multiple accounts just for t-shirts!!

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    yes, definitely this is a great idea... I really loved this...

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Thanks for all your hard work!

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"Most important: the gifts will surely reach all the winners!" It is a bit... idk the correct adjective. I just still haven't received hoodie from Huawei Honorcup Marathon 2 :|

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    Please accept our apologies. This distribution of gifts, like some others, was carried out by our partner company, with the support of which the round was held. We will remind them of this situation.

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      I wait my T-shirt from global round 4 around two years, can you help me with receiving?

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        Hey! I’m Ferume from 2023, you won’t get T-shirt… Just take it easy lol :)

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    Dear re_eVVorld Delivery service could not deliver to you to Ukraine. And we received another address from you right before the restrictions appeared (because of the virus spreading). We will contact you again after normal office work recommencement.

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      Ok. Also want to notice, that another address is not more valid (because my friend moved back to Ukraine)

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love the green colour of that 3rd last line.

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LOVELY IDEA

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New Programmer's should get those amazing T-Shirts. as motivation & appreciation

Edit:- Why i am getting so many downvotes ;-;

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I was ready with a meme 2.0 on the next Global's announcement while waiting for 2 t-shirts. ;)

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I can only dream of this t shirt :(

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I want to get one , I dream when i wear it <3

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Hi Una_Shem, could you please check my DM messages about my T-shirt prize? Thanks.