### MOOONI's blog

By MOOONI, history, 12 days ago,

There are many reasons that people do cp here: 1. They are preparing for olympiads 2. They are training for some job interview 3. They become satisfied by becoming a GM, LGM, rank 1 competitor, etc… 4. they just enjoy solving problems because its fun and still do it even if they don't rank up or make money out of it! 5. Some other reason. I was wondering if anyone fits in the fourth category, so if you do please tell me in the comments!

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 » 12 days ago, # |   0 Auto comment: topic has been updated by MOOONI (previous revision, new revision, compare).
 » 12 days ago, # |   +56 I am all of the above.
•  » » 12 days ago, # ^ |   0 For example, if you at the same time enjoy ranking up and solving problems, doesn’t mean you fit in the fourth one. You are only of the fourth type if you don’t care about ranking, and if you by any chance will never be able to rank up, you still keep doing cp.
 » 12 days ago, # |   +17 5.They wan't to have better rating than his friends(I don't have any :'( ).
 » 12 days ago, # |   +28 I am in the fifth category. I solve problems to alleviate my gaming addiction.
 » 12 days ago, # |   +27 ruban fits in the fourth category
•  » » 11 days ago, # ^ |   0 and PAG too;)
 » 12 days ago, # |   +22 Almost 75-80% Indians follow option 2 lol!
•  » » 12 days ago, # ^ |   0 True
•  » » 12 days ago, # ^ |   -14 No, personally my goal is to become red in two years. Let's see if I can achieve it :)
•  » » » 11 days ago, # ^ |   0 By the end of this year every other person will have opportunity to become red XD . #ifyouknowyouknow
•  » » » » 11 days ago, # ^ |   0 Not in that way.
•  » » 10 days ago, # ^ |   0 Stop this racist sheat!
 » 12 days ago, # |   +12 1,3,45: how can you live without cp?
 » 12 days ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   0 I guess, I am in that 4th category, But I am trying to improve my problem solving skill as well.
 » 12 days ago, # |   +14 Solving problems are fun at least for me.
 » 12 days ago, # |   0 Although I use Codeforces for olympiad preparing, I am now increasingly in the fourth category. I hope I'll have time for CP long after I've finished high school and university.
 » 12 days ago, # |   +14 My reason — When I was bored I used to start doing addictive things like playing games, watching series, etc.. The problem is I wasn't able to focus on important things. So, I started to do CP when I'm free and it worked. No boredom and no distractions.
•  » » 12 days ago, # ^ |   0 Thanks for the advice!
 » 12 days ago, # |   +2 Get a cp GF
 » 11 days ago, # |   0 Me
 » 11 days ago, # |   0 4th for me, I feel like ruban jr. :(
 » 11 days ago, # |   0 I did CP 14 years ago for reason 1, preparing for olympiads. Then I did nothing. Then i came back, just out of curiosity, and discovered that this is hella fun! So I guess I'm in group 4 right now. SpoilerMaybe tendencies to group 3, being master for 2 weeks felt good. :P
•  » » 11 days ago, # ^ |   0 Damn, how old are u and what did even exist 14 yrs ago? I assume cf/atcoder/cc didnt exist back then
•  » » » 11 days ago, # ^ |   0 The binary representation of my age only involves $1$ s. :)USACO did exist back then. IOI, CEOI, BOI existed. National competitions existed in germany. (And also several math olympiads.)
•  » » » » 11 days ago, # ^ |   +5 is it 31?
•  » » » » » 11 days ago, # ^ |   +44 no 15
•  » » » » » » 11 days ago, # ^ |   0 no 63
 » 11 days ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +3 I'm absolutely in group 1, and maybe also in group 3 because you cannot be dissatisfied to become a CM after struggling in expert for nearly 2 months :)
•  » » 11 days ago, # ^ |   0 Quoted 2 months as if its 3883838 years.I have been strugling in expert whole my life :/
 » 11 days ago, # |   0 I think its very hard to do cp without having fun solving problems. Too much of a time investment for reasons 1 and 3
 » 11 days ago, # |   0 I come up in categories 4 and 5. It's like I enjoy solving problems, and lately, I've been doing very repetitive work so felt like that I wasn't using my brain much. So, I decided to jump on cf to solve problems, I'm loving it. You can say I came to CF to feel smart again, but here I'm doing 800 or 900 difficulty problems. Yet it feels good to use my brain again!!
 » 11 days ago, # |   +6 I do CP when I am not smoking pot, or maybe sometimes along, but it's really fun! and I love it.
 » 11 days ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   0 I love coding, I have fun ,I want to become GM someday and prepare myself for becoming a very good computer engineer, hopefully the company I will work in will give some money.Because without money I can't get food,Without food,I can't work
 » 11 days ago, # | ← Rev. 4 →   +3 5 . Just like you hit the gym for training your muscles, CP is more like the same thing except it is for the brain. Unlike any other form of training your problem-solving skills, CP has more advantages over others that you have covered in points (1, 2, 3, 4.. and others mentioned in the comments just like this one). And obviously enjoying solving problems, otherwise, there's no point doing it.
 » 11 days ago, # |   0 Did for job.Got job Now i am just realxing and netflix.I have to join company in 2 months.
 » 11 days ago, # |   0 My reason is that to code a better game with better algorihms, to competitive with my friend, and it is fun. But the first motivative is to keep promise with my bestfriend who gave me this nickname.
 » 11 days ago, # |   +3 me !? :D
 » 11 days ago, # |   0 3 and 4. Hoping for a lucky contest to get to CM
 » 11 days ago, # |   0 I used to prepare for olympiads when I was in school. Now I am in a college with pretty much zero CP culture (hence no ICPC or such stuff), and I'm quite happy with it. Also realized a while back I'd pretty much never reach orange perhaps, let alone red. So, I do CP just for the sake of having fun, and given my current level, I'm for sure not a contest winner or anything around that spectrum. The pure adrenaline rush which CP contests give me (more so in the CF 2 hr format), along with the joy of getting an AC, and a better rank than what I expect for myself (which is sometimes pretty low), is all that makes me do CP now. :)
 » 11 days ago, # |   0 I think fourth category is the reason why most of us do CP.
 » 11 days ago, # |   0 1 3 4 5
 » 11 days ago, # |   0 4
 » 11 days ago, # |   0 I struggled to post about being a 4, because in my heart of hearts I probably still think of time spent in front of a computer as fundamentally miserable... but then I remembered a song I used to put on before contests with a line: "who gives a shit for ELO RAAAAATING" which is indeed very category 4 whether I want to admit it or not.chess in concert — soviet machinetl;dr covid lockdown's been rough, was nice to have a window when contests were early enough before anyone else was awake, but with daylight savings the second half of almost every contest is... there're a lot of context switches, to say the least... onward and sideways, I guess :P
 » 10 days ago, # |   +6 Well, I do cp bcoz I dont have anything better to do.
 » 10 days ago, # |   0 Preparing for ICPC
 » 10 days ago, # |   0 I think I am in category 4. Read this .