Shayan's blog

By Shayan, history, 2 weeks ago, In English

I want to say that if I'm doing anything wrong, I'm sorry. I planned to do something big and make a big positive change, but I received hate in response. I don't think it was fair. But, maybe I was doing something wrong, and I'm sorry about it.

You can read this blog to see what I'm talking about. https://codeforces.com/blog/entry/125745

I don't intend to defend myself. I just have one request. Help me figure out what I did I do wrong that I'm accused of being unethical here.

Do you want to stop doing it? What should I do?

I was thinking about many things that I might have done.

As kostka mentioned many times, duplicate accounts (Shayan and Algorithms_with_Shayan).

I'm sorry for it. As I mentioned once Algorithms_with_Shayan is not my personal account and I think it is not against the policy. But from now on, I won't do anything in that account anymore. I will have this account. That account can be banned. I'm sorry if I did anything against the policy. Does that resolve it?

My conversation with TheScrasse about the stream.

I never did anything against your consent, my friend. But you tried to show everyone like I used you or something? I don't understand why?

I never share my chats. Here, some part of the chat is exposed in the other blog and some parts are hidden. People are accusing me of using TheScrasse. So I have to show this.

This is how we decided to do the streams. I used anyone? I talked bad with anyone?

I'm sorry if I had done anything wrong.

Please tell me what is the reason you wrote against me so that maybe I can stop it.

Do you want me close my YT channel? Do you want me to stop getting help from others to stream for me? What I am doing wrong that you insult me like this and accuse me of being unethical?

Somebody tells me that I used people. Someone tells me my videos are bad. Someone tells me you are muslim!

The word 'exposed' is used for criminals or at least someone who has done something bad. Right? Can you tell me my crime? Making bad videos?

I can't understand any of these.

I'm not an enemy, tell me what disturbs you and I can stop that.

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keep up the good work, Shayan

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The only "wrong" thing you are doing IMO is that the quality of your videos aren't that good yet(again IMO). But you have just started, so you will improve hopefully. All other accusations are incorrect.

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    What's "incorrect" in the other accusations?

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      everything?

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        The facts explained in the blog have truly happened. So the accusation is "incorrect" if these facts don't deserve an accusation. We think they do.

        Someone said it would have been better to solve these issues privately. We disagree.

        Shayan has already contacted various people, which eventually had to refuse collaborating with him for various reasons.

        The point of the blog is making sure that other people do not have to solve such issues privately anymore.

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          So the accusation is "incorrect" if these facts don't deserve an accusation. We think they do.

          Why? I read the entire blog. There are 2 chats available, one with TheScrasse and the other with aryanc403. In none of them, he seems rude/manipulative/forceful/scammer etc.

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            Those chats have no context, here is more context. Anyway, I understand this situation could have been handled differently.

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          Your claim was that Shayan is a scammer. What you have shown in your blog is he is (at most) a poor businessperson or lazy.

          This is not the same as being a scammer. The accusations are unjustified.

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    just give him time, I believe he will make more advanced (good) videos in the future

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You are not an enemy, and we believe you genuinely want to make your channel much bigger.

But at the moment you are just (accidentally?) messing up other people's life to achieve your objective. Just try to organize stuff better, and you will succeed faster.

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    Whose life I'm messing up with? I messed up with TheScrasse's life?

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      Sir please teach delayed segment tree in next video

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      Yes.

      • We had scheduled an AMA on Jan 24th (and I had to change plans for that day), but I was ghosted. Then the AMA was rescheduled on Feb 7th. Now the AMA is still pending.
      • We had scheduled a stream just after Codeforces Round 924 (Div. 2). Actually, I didn't want to stream because I had to give a lesson for the national OI camp 1 hour later, but because of a "misunderstanding" the stream was already scheduled, so I was unwillingly going to stream. As the coordinator of the round, my priority was of course the round itself and not the stream. Since I had received no news about the stream (apart from becoming an editor of the YouTube channel), I assumed I had to do no additional setup. Then, 5 minutes before the end of the round, I was informed that I had to setup OBS (the live streaming software) on your channel, without receiving any further instructions. For some obscure reason, the same exact procedure that makes me stream on my personal YouTube channel does not work on yours. So I was recording everything on my YouTube channel and promised to move the content to your channel after the end of the stream, but for some other obscure reason you were against that.
      • At the end, I was asked to setup a "fast stream" with camera only (because I had the permissions to do that), but I refused because I think that a CP stream without screen sharing / whiteboard does not make sense.

      My fault here is sharing everything on the AC discord server, from which the "drama" was generated. I just wasn't calm enough.

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        My friend, you know, and I know that what you say is incorrect.

        Please share the message that I scheduled the AMA with you on Jan 24th or Feb 7th. Please share any messages that I told you the exact time. I told you that I were extremely busy and we will coordinate later, maybe two weeks from now.

        I was shocked when you called me at 6:30 in the morning (Maryland time). And tell me you don't know what to do. Already 100 people were waiting. You told me you had streamed before. You asked me which software we use and I said OBS. I told you 100 people are waiting so just do that with a camera, please. You said no that's useless. I was melting in shame in front of people because it was the second consecutive stream that we were supposed to do and we didn't.

        Why you are mad at me? Am I saying anything wrong? Why did you change the details to show me a bad person? Do you really believe in what you say? Can you share the full version of our chats with anyone?

        My friend, what you do is not fair. You are accusing me of being unethical. This is a hate crime and I can file a lawsuit for trying to defame me. (Don't take it as a threat please)

        You blocked me on social media and I don't know the reason for that.

        You can still message me and explain to me why you did this. Maybe some other people convinced you to do this. (In the mentioned community)

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          This is not a hate crime. It's bullying, but its not a hate crime.

          I am empathetic to how you are feeling, but you should remove that part from your comment.

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            Defaming is a crime, bro. As the same thing happened in Johnny Depp / Amber Heard scenario.

            I need explanation that why they said wrong things about me? Why they tried to show me an unethical person in a community of 100k+ people.

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          • In the screenshots of the other blog, you asked me if we could do the AMA the following day (which was a Tuesday), and I said no. Then you asked me if I was available on Wednesday. In normal English, I think it means "next Wednesday" (i.e., after 2 days), not a random Wednesday possibly after 2 weeks.
          • If you schedule a stream with someone else, please make sure that "someone else" has the instructions to stream. The only way I could setup the stream was guessing. "OBS" was not mentioned anywhere before today morning, 5 minutes to the end of the round.
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            Bro, in those messages we decided to do the codeforces post on that day. Not the interview.

            When we ask people about their questions, how can we have the interview at the same day?

            About the stream, you could use any platform. Not necessary OBS. You told me you have had streams before. I asked you if everything is okay and you said yes. And you called me when 100 people were waiting and asked me what to do.

            The more you talk the less I can understand you.

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              You gave me access to your channel and just asked me if "everything" was okay. Since I had no information on the streaming format, and I expected some follow-up question, I just checked if I could login to the account, and said that "everything" was ok.

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                No comment really.

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                  Ok, let's assume it's my fault. I'm done with this conversation.

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              Most of the questions in my AMA blog appeared on the same day, so I think it was not unreasonable to do the interview on the same day. Again, the only way for me to guess that the CF post and the interview recording were in different days was by guessing. It would have been better if you just said it at the beginning.

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                Here is not a place for discussing this matter more than this.

                i guess the community became tired as well. If you want, let’s sort this out in private.

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        The thing that I do not understand is, why does DecayingSylow make a blog when you had a bad experience with Shayan. Were you aware that DecayingSylow was going to write that blog?

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          Yes, I was aware (and of course the screenshots are mine). I didn't check the content of the blog thoroughly, because I was giving the aforementioned lesson at the national OI camp, but I was aware that the tone of that blog was intentionally exaggerated.

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            Okay guys let's peace out

            Beleive me I have faced this situation we always want to have the last word, but then it always lead to never ending debate of who was right, you guys are so much smarter than me of course you also understand this

            But I guess everyone has got you guys points, let's end it

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I happen to be in the community, which the decision to write that accusation blog took place, with all of those "exposers". (I was not part of that conversation tho)

I asked them what did you even do wrong, which I found none in the original accusation blog.

The only one seriously arguing with me were the guy who wrote the blog, and that guy didn't even have any accusation against you himself. Other arguments brought up by him were incoherent mess, so I'm not even gonna mention it.

I think that blog were nothing more than just selective few people not liking you as a person. Most people agree that you didn't really do anything to deserve that blog. I'm really sorry you have to go through this.

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    This means that a community decided to take me down for their personal reasons? And they tried to show me an unethical person? This is a hate crime.

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      It was about 3~5 people involved I think (This server has like hundreds of people). Other than that, yes what you're saying seems accurate. Sorry :(

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      I liked the DP video you had, because there you took a very high rated question i.e 2000+ level and explained it in a very simple and elegant manner, which is really a big thing for mere specialists like me. I think it's better if you upload concept videos a lot because being taught by a grand master is the main selling point for your channel and you are at a similar level (in terms of concepts) to great youtubers like Errichto and Colin_Galen. It would be better if you do contest videos on your own for sometime and then take up fellow trusted friends to do some contests for you, but the main problem solver to upload in contests should be you yourself.

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      Hate crime seems like a harsh representation. I think it was more of 'dislike' because some of your communication came off quite self-centred and that angered the people (seems like unintended from your end). Otherwise, your side of the story looks clear.

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I will not discuss whether the allegations against you have some substance. Instead, I have a few suggestions to make said allegations less likely to arise in the future:

  • Any work created in cooperation with other people must be properly credited; alternatively, you may purchase intellectual property rights from them. Consult YouTube ToS on how to credit stuff properly; it may be more technical than you think.

  • Make your collab pricing standardized and transparent. For example, lgm = x USD per hour, igm = y USD per hour, gm = z USD per hour, etc. Any other approach is a questionable business practice that is guaranteed to spur controversy and conflicts.

  • People can legally share your "private" conversations if you haven't previously agreed to keep them secret. Be prepared and don't say anything that can be misinterpreted.

  • Sign actual legal agreements with people you cooperate with. Not having one is a questionable business practice that may backfire. For example, the "this will be our channel" offer may be interpreted as you agreeing to share 50% of the revenue.

This comment is not a substitute for professional legal advice. It does not create an attorney-client relationship, nor is it a solicitation to offer legal advice.

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    This comment is not a substitute for professional legal advice. It does not create an attorney-client relationship, nor is it a solicitation to offer legal advice.

    Did you purchase intellectual property rights from ChatGPT before posting this comment? You should consult OpenAI ToS on how to credit stuff properly.

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      The text in question is not an IP object as far as I'm aware.

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        Obviously, he's just mentioning that you have generated it from ChatGPT
        It was JOKE.

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          I plead guilty to occasionally entertaining trolls.

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    Meme
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DecayingSylow deleted the previous blog 😂

Here's what happened,
Shayan has aspirations to grow big channel, doesn't want competition (obviously), invites Aryan to his channel, and thinks this'll solve the problem. But Aryan also respects his own channel, doesn't want to leave his own channel for Shayan's. Shayan tries to offer him compensation as much as he can, but Aryan already earns much better and doesn't want to work for him for money. Instead want both channel to grow.

Shayan Goal: No competition, everything in his channel for everyone's benefit.
Aryan Goal: Splitting competition by mutual agreement.

Message to Aryan: He didn't say he'd crush you with his high quality content. Instead, he strongly believes that his channel growth will harm yours, hence asks you to join him.

Conclusion:

100 vs 0 (Shayan)
50 vs 50 (Aryan)

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Hello I saw a comment that Shayan is looking for money like others and... I know Shayan very well He did a great job for us. He taught for years without receiving money and was a very important element in the development of people who did not have a good teacher (which led to several of his students winning gold in the Iranian Olympiad). He taught us that we can help others regardless of material things. And we continue his work I said this in response to someone who said that this person is looking for money like everyone else nd... I said this because if he was looking for money, he could have earned a lot from teaching at this high level. In the end, thank you very much, I hope you will be successful in your work And sorry if my English is not good enough :)

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You don't need to be sorry Shayan. I think they could sort the problem discussing privately with you. But unfortunately they made it public which cause defame of you.

Some people who have no brains at all accusing you because of your religion, race and country.

It also hurts me accusing "Islam" and "Muslim" identity for any reason. These "No Brain" people thinks all bad peoples are amongst muslims and all people except them are very good. Though most of wars and mass murders are done by western people (including "Hitler").

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I start to suspect that all of this drama is some kind of convoluted way of advertising youtube channel, did not know it existed until recently)))

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In case you want the context, the original accusation blog can be found on Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20240211143638/https://codeforces.com/blog/entry/125745

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Guys, lets stop this drama and just cancel Shayan already.

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Bro, what do you mean by 'what I did wrong'? You have two different accounts, and it's obviously called 'smurfing.' What do you mean by 'it's not my personal account,' so maybe it is my personal account? Could you please open your eyes and see how you've ruined the rating system. check the chart — 2020 https://codeforces.com/profile/Algorithms_with_Shayan (2020).