mcqueen1's blog

By mcqueen1, history, 6 weeks ago, In English

Seeing a person who asked a question, I answered a question yesterday on Codeforces. I, however, got a downvote (also an upvote) and now my contribution is negative.

I just want to try to help others, but it seems that it decrease my contribution. Did I do something wrong? How can I increase my contribution?

(Sorry for my poor English.)

 
 
 
 
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6 weeks ago, # |
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Huh? Your contribution is +8, or did it really change in the 10 minutes you posted this?

Generally helping others will increase your contribution, as long as you are correct and not overly rude. Of course you have to know what you're talking about (some newbies sometimes talk some nonsense and then are surprised that they get downvoted). Your two comments look fine.

Sometimes downvotes will happen for random reasons but it doesn't matter if your comments get generally positive scores.

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    6 weeks ago, # ^ |
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    It is amazing that after I posted this blog, my contribution became positive. Thank you for your answer!

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6 weeks ago, # |
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It's easier to get upvotes by writing snarky responses to people's dumb comments, duh.

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    6 weeks ago, # ^ |
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    Can confirm, I have 43 contribution, and it is obvious that I don't write posts on how to do FFT.

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6 weeks ago, # |
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The hard way-Set contests, help people, write educational blogs, et cetera. The easier way-Post FUNNY memes, post sarcastic comments.

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How to increase my contribution?
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