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By Marinush, history, 3 months ago, In English

Since a lot of people have asked me for a tutorial on how to un-become Master I decided to post one. So, here are the ways I managed to un-become Master after a lot of effort and hard work.

Have a life

Having a life is the easiest and most efficient way to un-become Master on Codeforces. Relax, spend time with your family, friends, and relatives, and just live your life. Go outside from time to time. Play sports, watch movies, and go out with your friends.

Get a job

Getting a job is another perfect way to un-become Master. You have way less time to focus on Competitive Programming and way more worries which is perfect for losing rating. In my personal experience, after I got an internship at a prestigious company I started to not care so much about competitive programming because in the end of the day virtual rating on Codeforces is meaningless.

Get a girlfriend

Having a girlfriend instantly brings your free time to 0, which might sound tragic but actually is a great thing. You realize there are more important things than virtual points and you start thinking about a future with your loved one. At the same time, you are usually tired at rounds times because of reasons I won't disclose publically.

Get a boyfriend

Having a boyfriend instantly brings your free time to 0, which might sound tragic but actually is a great thing. You realize there are more important things than virtual points and you start thinking about a future with your loved one. At the same time, you are usually tired at rounds times because of reasons I won't disclose publically.

Learn and use only C

We all know that C is the vastly superior programming language. Sadly, it's not doing so well in the CP department, but that's nothing to worry about, because all the problems are made up, and have much cleaner and faster solutions in pure C.

Participate when you feel sick

Feeling sick decreases your concentration, thinking, and logic capabilities, which is perfect for a huge rating loss! Try getting sick by sleeping with your AC open or just going to many parties in regions with a high concentration of covid cases (It's more optimal if you aren't vaccinated).

Stop caring about Codeforces Rating

Once you stop caring about Codeforces rating you don't have the same motivation to perform well in contests. You think to yourself "Do I really need to sell my soul and solve this problem I hate for some virtual points?" well you do, in case you want to gain a rating, but in this scenario, you can remain with your soul at peace!

Read books.

Reading improves your way of thinking. You relate to the characters of the given book and get life lessons from them. I often learn a lot of new stuff from the books I have read in the past. Lately, I have read Ion and used his technique to get a girlfriend.

Don't Watch Madoka Magica

Madoka Magica is one of the best ways to gain Codeforces rating (It was proven by many CPers and I won't explain why here, feel free to consider the proof as an exercise for the reader.), so by not watching it, you are basically dividing your rating by at least a factor of 2.

 
 
 
 
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what is the Madoka Magica?

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    A wholesome anime about cute magical girls eradicating all evil and injustice in their world through the power of friendship and magic.

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      Can confirm that Madoka is a super moe and very good anime. It helps me a lot in improving my CP skill.

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Me on my way to watch Madoka Magica, to increase by rating

by at least a factor of 2.

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Thank you sir! This actually pretty much summarizes the strategy I use for this.

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I will write later

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Don't watch Madoka Magica

Oh well, there's gonna be nothing bad about it, and I do want to increase my rating after all, how about I just watch it.

(20 minutes later)
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"Stop caring about Codeforces Rating" — Then it will increase )

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i dont understant why somedne whold wont to decrese thier codef reting cuz i wont big number rating but i also wont gf pls if u girl hand u hot hand u live in the great bowtseana pls come to be myymy gf,, plsssss i will teach u how to get 11 place in cf like did hand u get many points

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    The only thing you should want is a English teacher.

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      u mad cus i has gotten the elenventh place on thy contesta

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I would've liked to say "didn't ask" but ironically I did ask, so gg you won this battle

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"Lately, I have read Ion and used his technique to get a girlfriend."

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I have an important question. Who asked? No, like seriously. Which Master wants to unmaster? Just swap accounts with me

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    Becoming un-master is an essential part of competitive programming, and not everyone is as good as you at doing it, that's why people asked for a tutorial.

    Marinush

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      In order to unmaster you must first become a master. Don't be retarded and go become master again

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        Everything at it's own time.

        Marinush

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Thank you very much, I have struggled to un-become a Master for quite a while, and everything seems to fall apart. However, I don't think I can have a life, get a job, or find a girlfriend/boyfriend before I pass away.

C is too complicated for me, and my rating actually increases after I stop caring about it, which is kind of scary. I already watched Magica-Madoka 8 years ago, and reading light novels has become the thing I do the most recently.

The worst thing here is that there are over 60000 covid cases per day in my country, but I just can't get it. I think I need to be patient and try to be a patient. Un-becoming Master's is not something easily attainable, people get through it via hardworking and enormous effort.

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    orz

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    if tips from this blog don't help you un-become master you can ask aryan12.
    he'll for sure help you, he has tier-2 in un-becoming master :)

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Thanks!! Waiting for how to disunbecome master. would really appreciate it

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Well I thought the fastest way to unmaster for masters is to print the sample on every question multiple times to get enough penalties

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Thanks. Now I know what to avoid to become a master! :p

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If I get both a girlfriend and a job do I become un-un-master.

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Became a newbie, happy everyday! hhhhhhhhha!

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Please write a blog on how to do third step. I am trying for 10 years

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Why don't you just register to a contest, submit a WA to problem A and just relax =))

Way easier...

btw, you should do that multiple times if your rating is so f**kin' high, in order to achieve the maximum effect of de-Master.

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Hello Marinush,

Personally, I do not believe step #3 and #4 are reasonably achievable. You, as the creator of the guide, could provide us with any sort of example pictures of you and the aforementioned entities together as proof for your claims.

Regards, 9thAntimatterDimension 11:17 EST

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"Go touch grass" may also be an option, but for those who haven't tried it yet be careful that it might poison and kill you.

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The most superior way to un-become Master is becoming a grandmaster.

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    I think if you are a grandmaster, that means you are a master.

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rainboy always uses C.

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You might as well say "How I met your mother"