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By thanhchauns2, history, 10 months ago, In English

Hi everyone,

The story is, I published my proposion on 28th August 2021, and it haven't been any contributor attached to it yet. Since 8 months is a long time, I'm wondering some questions here:

  • How long did other authors have waited until some coordinators attached to their round?

  • Is the queue really long?

  • If there are any admin reading this, is my round rejected for some reasons? I have written for about ~20 problems, I would really sad if it is not in your plan.

The ID of the our contest is: 1303.

Thanks for reading.

UPD: It's now round Codeforces Round #812.

 
 
 
 
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Nice theme :O

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See this comment.
The quality of emorgan5289's problems before merging the proposals was high imo (there were already problems C, D, E, G of the final round). If you are waiting a lot, it doesn't mean that the problemset is rejected.
There are some ways to skip the queue (especially for experienced problemsetters), but otherwise you have to wait a lot.

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    Reply from KAN, I did not expected that.
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    From this blog:

    If there are any admin reading this, is my round rejected for some reasons?

    This is indicative of what the biggest problem with the current problemsetting system is, which is a complete lack of transparency and communication. I had to wait around 10 months in order to get assigned a coordinator, and in the last few months of that period, I tried reaching out to coordinators / making comments on codeforces to try to figure out what was going on, but nobody ever responded to me.

    If the queue is long, then I don't mind waiting a lot, there is no way around it. But what isn't acceptable is

    1. Ghosting problemsetters for 8+ months.
    2. Unexplainable inversions in contest order (e.g. Agnimandur entered the queue after me, but was assigned a coordinator before me). From what I have heard from insiders, it sounds like it actually behaves more like a stack, not a queue -- admins are shown the most recently created/modified proposals at the top, which is obviously stupid.
    3. Unjustified favoritism (it's acceptable to give priority to past authors and high rated users, but it's not acceptable for a coordinator to prioritize a new author just because he is from the same country, university etc.)
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I know one thing: The queue isn't that long, but the builtin system is more like a priority queue: Problem setters that previously set are accepted much faster due to a possible trust factor. New authors will inevitably wait much longer.

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Yay, I see your name appear on the contests page, so it is true now!