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Should Codeforces set an upper limit on the number of registered users?

Revision en2, by -is-this-fft-, 2017-11-12 21:58:09

To my (untrained) eye, it seems that Codeforces servers are unable to handle the traffic that comes with a regular Codeforces round. If this is indeed so, a possible solution to alleviate the server load would be to simply limit the number of participants in any given contest: only allowing a fixed number of people to register for the contest — first come, first serve. A limited-access contest is better than "no" contest at all.

Should Codeforces do this? Discuss.

(of course if the issues originate elsewhere then don't mind this)


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