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By fallapart, history, 18 months ago, In English,

Hello Codeforces,

I am already a retired competitor, but recently the regional contest held in Qingdao is considerably controversial(sorry only Chinese).

Online board here.

Many contestants complained about things like data(solution with higher complexity got passed, while lower one got TLE) and problemset (as you see, 3 problems you may get gold, while silver and bronze at the same time). For me, though not insider, I still felt bad as well. They should have do their best on data and difficulty, as it is their responsibility.

The thing is, our contestants have no where to complain and they do not even know the exact problemsetters, really disappointed.

Have you ever had some regional contest experience? What is your attitude on this one?

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By fallapart, history, 2 years ago, In English,

Hello Codeforces!

Different people will have different preference and style of making new problems. So maybe there is somebody whose problems are somehow to your appetite.

So Let's discuss some about problemsetters. Who is the best problemsetter in your mind? Why? Which kind of problems are prone to be made by him/her? Feel free to comment below and recommend innovative problems at the same time.

For me, My choice is Errichto. I think some of his are really creative and full of ingenuity like 573C,611H. (Maybe it is one of the reason he can be the topest contributor:P)

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By fallapart, history, 3 years ago, In English,

Recently I found a webiste by chance. http://en.ifmo.ru/en/page/186/Summer_Camp_in_Programming.htm

I am quite interested in the program, cuz it would be a wonderful experience (I really want to travel to Russia and improve programming btw:)

But I have a few information about it (even I have no idea about 'Does the project still work?'). So is there someone who attended or heard of this project? Can you say something about the classes and organizations? Thanks a lot!

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