MikeMirzayanov's blog

By MikeMirzayanov, 14 months ago, In English

Dear Santa Claus. Please make 2023 a happy year, not just that. Please, we all need this.

Hello, 2023!

And we have traditional gifts!

Change Handle Feature

Hurry! Only until the 10th of January, you can change your handle (but only once)! Note that it will be possible to roll back the changes or change the handle again only after a year. Be careful what you wish for.

You can change your handle to the new one which wasn't used before by anybody or which was used by you before. The links to a profile page with an old handle would automatically redirect to the actual profile.

Again, this year if you took part in at least 10 rounds you can request a handle of an inactive participant. It means that the participant should have a period of activity on Codeforces of at most 180 days, this period should be in 2020 or earlier. The inactive participant can't have posted comments, messages, and so on. It can't take part in more than 2 contests. It will be automatically renamed and informed by email. A user has the opportunity to request back his/her handle: in this case, we will roll back the change and return your previous handle to you. If you can't change your handle to another, it means that some requirements don't meet. Please do not ask me to do something with it. Especially, I do not like requests like "this is my second account, I took an interesting handle myself". I'm not Santa Claus.

Talking about handles I always
reminisce the following story. Once a user wrote me the message: "Please change my handle from I_love_Valya to I_love_Sveta, as I no longer love Valya ..."

New Year's Masquerade of Colors and Ranks

The traditional magical tab has appeared in the profile setting. Happy New Year!

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Goodbye 2021, hello 2022? Mike, you slept so long, that you missed 2022)

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Happy New year!

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Merry Christmas to All!

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Wishing for a great year ahead for everyone!!

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Thank you Mike!

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in sha Allah this year will be greatest year for us brothers

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Marry ChristMas :)

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merry christmas

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Codeforces:)

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :)

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happy new year

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Happy New Year! Hope everyone become Legendary Grandmaster!

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Colorforces

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Merry Christmas yall!

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Merry Christmas, everyone!

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A very Happy New year

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Fake newbies, pupils, ......, igm, lgms are everywhere. Like me (I'm a pupil, but I changed to specialist)

Can MikeMirzayanov change his handle's rank (to lgm) ?

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Can we keep these snowflakes on the background forever they are soooo pretty

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Happy New Year!!!

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Many of us desire to change the username. Well done CodeForces!

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Hope next year will be awesome! Merry Christmas!

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Finally red, thanks MikeMirzayanov now I can stop CP

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LGM Everywhere!!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR and Merry Christmas To all coders out there !!

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where's december's div 4 :?

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Can anyone explain why I can't change my handle to "ClHg2"? I think I satisfy all the conditions.

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    There's no way for you to verify if a user has send PM and that's blocking already

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It was an awesome year, Damascus cpc brought me back to competitive programming and to this amazing community, thanks for every problemsetter and every tester, you made my year guys!! ❤️

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How to request the handle of an inactive participant?

mina has been inactive for 7 years and I want this handle xD

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Merry Christmas!
Today, I become Newbie again. So interesting magic!

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how everyone is changing their rating colour?

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Le* LGMforces

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MikeMirzayanov and the entire CodeForces Army wish you a Merry Christmas.
Next year can be your best year, and I hope we can achieve "Red" (LGM everywhere) or at least Purple.

___________________ Merry Christmas___________________

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as a tester! I would say Hocus Pocus Abrakadabra is real.

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MikeMirzayanov
How can i get this handle from this user barkat ?

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Merry Christmas!!!

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I'm back for the 3rd year in a row to ask about getting the handle of a broken account back... here's what I wrote about it last year:

I want the handle of this account: emorgan. The account has never been logged into to. I made this account in 2019, but never got the confirmation email to set up my account, so I had to try again with a different email and different handle (which became the account I use today).

The account only has activity in 2019, so I should be able to take its handle. But when I try to switch, I get the error message "This handle is currently in use".

Last year, about when the account I want to steal the handle from should have its latest activity, the announcement said it "should be in 2019 or earlier". But I suspected this was a typo and it was supposed to actually say 2018, which was why I wasn't able take it.

Now the announcement says the latest activity should be in 2020, which is probably wrong again, it should say 2019. But, although emorgan has its latest activity on 2019-11-11, I still can't take the handle! I still get the same error message! Does this feature even work at all?

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    did you do any texting from that account?

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      The account has never been logged into to. I made this account in 2019, but never got the confirmation email to set up my account, so I had to try again with a different email and different handle (which became the account I use today).

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Happy new year.Hope you all achieve LGM.

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After Argentina's world cup victory, everyone in my friend list changing their profile picture to "Lionel Messi's trophy carrying photo" , I don't know who is who because everybody's profile is looking the same..... So, this " MAGIC " feature on codeforces will do the same I think, now everybody is a Legendary Grandmaster and everyone's profile is looking the same.

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Yellow suits me the most

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so how to request an inactive user's handle?

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(74f)

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I have been waiting the whole year for this day to request a specific name from an inactive account..  Ummm.. Should I capitalize the "m" of mortal now :\

Happy New Year everyone <3

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    Hey dude, you should not publicly tell your proposed username, or else some really sick person(obviously not me) might take it before you.

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Jesus Christ was a prophet of God and not his son. God is one, he was not born, nor he begets. God is not a human that he gets a son. Human are just his creation. He is way above that. He has no comparison. God has blessed you all coders with such intelligence so why you don't reflect on the above? Don't lie to yourself, use reason and accept the truth, so you may succeed in the hereafter.
May Allah bless you.

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    I think there are people that celebrate christmas without really thinking about jesus

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Hello Codeforces, Lot of people are asking me how you have changed the colour/rank on your profile so I am writing this post.

To change your color - Go to your profile and click magic.
To change the handle - Go to your profile and click on settings then click on handle.

I am also providing direct link for the following steps.

To change handle: https://codeforces.com/settings/handle and To change color: https://codeforces.com/settings/rank

Please upvote if found helpful.

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I'm unable to change my profile handle to Ashray from Ashrayy, Link to his inactive profile (0 comments, 0 constests, 0 submissions, 0 contributions) https://codeforces.com/profile/ashray Help :/

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how to make a request to get a used handle ?

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Merry Christmas and happy new year to all!

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If I change my Handle this time before 10 January. Will I be able to change it again after a year in January 2024?

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Merry Christmas and happy new year!

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so cool!

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I wish 2023 allows everyone to reach their goals that they are so passionate about! Happy New Year Codeforces Community!

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Ah! I'm glad I registered before most people with my name. At least I got a good handle. Happy new Year Codeforces!

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Merry Christmas! :)

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Wish everyone a 2023 full of positive rating delta !

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merry xmas

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Goodbye 2022, hello 2023 I wish this new year is a good year for me and all

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happy new year

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

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After I submitted a solution, it showed me "Accepted" instead of "Happy New Year!"

Please fix it!

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MikeMirzayanov I want to change my user handle to Andalus, which is currently with an inactive user Andalus. However, I suspect that the only reason why I'm unable to do so is because I myself sent a message to this user a few months ago, requesting their handle. The message is still unread now.

I understand the reasoning for why we can't claim the handle of someone who has any private messages, but can an exception please be considered if the user's only private messages are unread incoming messages from the user who is requesting their handle?

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Hocus Pocus, Abrakadabra!

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Happy New year!

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Merry Christmas to all!

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Merry Christmas!

Expect the round with hundreds of Legendary Grandmasters!

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!

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how do i take an inactive user handle? I want to take

flecart handle, but it doesn't let me. but i think it's clear that it is an inactive user.

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Hey Mike,

Is there any chance to make the NY event background togglable? I can't use dark mode anymore and it's incredibly hard for me to watch the white screen.

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    Install stylus extension and add user style for codeforces.com body { background: none !important; }

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      Where do I add that line? in Opera GX

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        Goto stylus settings, select 'Write new style on the left', paste the CSS above to the big area, and add rule for domain to the bottom of that area by clicking + next to 'Everything'

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          Thanks, but I guess this doesn't work in OperaGX tho, sadly.

          EDIT: I guess I did something wrong, can't get it working in Chrome either.

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            If you use dark reader, open the dev tools, search for codeforces and under CSS, write body { background: none !important; }

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              OperaGX has built-in 'Force Dark Pages' so I don't use any external extensions, ty tho

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What a masquerade!

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This is a rated contest or not??

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Finally I become red handle in this special timing.

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You can change your handle to the new one which wasn't used before by anybody or which was used by you before. The links to a profile page with an old handle would automatically redirect to the actual profile

Does this mean that if I used to have a handle abc and changed to xyz, then abc cannot be reclaimed by anyone including myself ever again?

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If I have an account with username abc and rating 1700(not real) and another account with username xyz and rating 0. And If I change my abc account username into xyz, is all my rating will be 0 (according to my xyz account rating)?

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Can I change my username to a username that belongs to a banned account?

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Where do we request for a username that belongs to an inactive user?

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Till when will Magic colors and ranks be available? MikeMirzayanov

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Well, I thought that the "magic" feature is till 10th. Why is it still available?