### MikeMirzayanov's blog

By MikeMirzayanov, 5 years ago, translation, ,

Recently magic item has been appeared in settings of a profile. Happy New Year!

UPD: New Year holidays are finishing, magic is disappearing... This year the magic features has been used 7482 times. Here are statistics about target handle colors.

color usage count
red 3044
gray 1652
orange 940
green 817
blue 528
violet 501

• +786

 » 5 years ago, # |   +14 I'm red, check this out!
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +10 oh my god
•  » » » 5 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 5 →   -12 It seems very interesting :D
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 in the last days I have changed ALOT!!!
 » 5 years ago, # |   +54 The colours work in a slightly different way than I expected...
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 3 →   +50 Xellos, is that you? I can't believe XDYou have changed a lot since last year XD
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +10 most important thing that tourist is still international grandmaster!that's for sure is deep-seated :P
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 Waaaa, this is really magic!!!
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 4 →   +24 Oh, man ! How the hell should I know who is supposed to be in which devision in Hello 2015 ? Open their account one by one ? Oh :((
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   0 You could have set "international grandmaster" by default, I don't think that anybody would choose other option.LE: Forget what I said :D
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +43 Excuse me? :D
•  » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +4 I'm a gray Newbie :p
•  » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   -14 They are all performance of god,god are on the earth now.... It is the end of earth.... remember year of 2015,bless all....
•  » » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +11 You just went full retard. Never go full retard.
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 Well, I've always wanted to become grey.
•  » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   -6 set it to newbie again, it will be grey ;)
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 Seriously?
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 Really? I hate red :v
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +17 No one likes blue?
 » 5 years ago, # |   +2 Some bug: International Master has red colour
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   0 SmartCoder WOW after long time finally I'm RED :P
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +39 It was a hard contest now I back yellow again :(
 » 5 years ago, # |   -8 All colors have been shifted one higher -> gray = green green = green green = blue blue = ?!? purple = orange orange = orange orange = red red = red red = red
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 It's amazing!:D
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 Why is Candidate Master yellow? Shouldn't it be purple?
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 You were pupil. After the magic you became a newbie. That must be sad :D
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 Oh, I couldn't be purple!
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 Try to change your rank to expert
•  » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 Now it works right!
 » 5 years ago, # |   +13 I just love CF so much at the moment, aaawesome :D
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 THIS RED COLOR :D
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +11 I'm newbie, but I can't be gray:( anyway, it's amazing present from Santa, lolnow I'm gray :)
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 Try again. IT WORKS! IT WOOOORKS!!!
•  » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +5
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 What?Can I be red?
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 i'm blue but now i'm ... it's amazing
 » 5 years ago, # |   +5 I believe Santa!!!
 » 5 years ago, # |   +30 All newbies, pupils and specialists are gunna be red coders (looking forward to actually be), and all of the red/orange coders are gunna be green or even grey (missing old days, or even trying somthing they never tried before) Happy new year all :') Many thanks to MikeMirzayanov and Codeforces team for this marvelous motivating experiment :")
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 Im Green now, Never reached it! Your absolutely right.
 » 5 years ago, # |   +65 Please add White!! I wanna be worse :D
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 From now on, perhaps we must consider a pupil as a strong coder since my strong acquaintances became pupil!
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +15 i hope magic will put my name in top rated coders xD'
 » 5 years ago, # |   +7 Yeah, finally...Grey
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 NewB is cute (:3 ⌒ﾞ)
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +11 CF: li li li li li lililiUser: che bahale dobbbbare...CF: li li li li li...
 » 5 years ago, # |   +23 Now we can't trust colours! :D
 » 5 years ago, # |   +18 If only there was a combined divisions contest right now, much confusion would happen.
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +1 It will be enough confusing in Hello 2015!
 » 5 years ago, # |   -12 fuck yeah i am red
 » 5 years ago, # |   +33 The contribution system is broken now! How can I upvote red commentators when everybody is red?
 » 5 years ago, # |   +13 Apparently MikeMirzayanov always looks forward to making unexpected surprises to coders every year (that's one of the reasons I like CodeForces). We thank him for this, it's so much fun. :)
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +8 WOW! My color is as same as dreamoon color. :D
 » 5 years ago, # |   -12 Now That Im Grey I Cant Solve Anything... :( Im Such a NOOB:D
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +3 Now I don't need to lose rating in order to become Newbie yashar_sb_sb.
 » 5 years ago, # |   +54 It Would Have Been More Fun if There Was A Black Color As Well, Like MikeMirzayanov's
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 Why Are You Typing Like Jaden Smith?
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 hell no ! I'm red :D
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 I like it!
 » 5 years ago, # |   +190 Oh my God!Happy New Year!
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 Number of users in Good Bye contest was 6274 how you ranked 9999 :P :P
•  » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +75 Magic does not happen a lot, but it happens, right?
•  » » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +12 btw you are good but you have to make little practice :P I will make training for some Newbie peoples it will be good to join :D btw this training will end after 10 days :D
•  » » » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +8 I can't wait to join. 8-)
•  » » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 So the bedtime story about 'prince and frog' was true :P
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +8 wondering if Rating 0 is grey OR white :D
•  » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 Ah, you're apparently haven't seen worse. There's a whole story (in Russian), but TL;DR is that while the dude went into negative, his handle stayed gray.
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 I haven't seen any changes :?But Happy New Year for all :)
 » 5 years ago, # |   +20 Imagine how this thread would look to a random person looking at it in a month or something. "What is this collective madness, everyone talking about colours they don't have?"
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 lol, don't worry about me. I will be purple next month, be optimist!
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 Now imagine the random person reading this post which managed to somehow predict his thoughts in advance
 » 5 years ago, # |   +3 Handles in red catch the eye more, for some reason :PThere is a sense of unfamiliarity when I read popular handles with different colours.
 » 5 years ago, # |   +3 MikeMirzayanov please enable this feature in april fools :)))
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 That is one beautiful idea .
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +15 Let's see if MikeMirzayanov is going to use this feature too. Btw I wanted to become black , where is it ? :)
 » 5 years ago, # |   +35 Best part:
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 WOOHOO SNOWFLAKES BRING IT
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 Y U no add Bold Black, I like it more :D
 » 5 years ago, # |   +19 Dreamoon should be very happy, he can go to div2 easily
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +15 Why happy?! He spent 9 contests to get to Div. 2, but now he only needs to believe in Santa Claus :D
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 I've Got The Magic In Me!!! WOOOOOHOOOOO :D
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 Thanks MikeMirzayanovLet's become One color and One team!!
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 What a nice color...thank you ;)
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   0 Wow, last contest was a nightmare, and now I'm orange ^^,... okNo, damn overflow!! :/Thanks for every contest Codeforces and happy new year to everybody!
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 You did a lot of good works in new year...Can i ask you for 200+ rating too?? :D
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +6 Your rating is already more than 200 :D
 » 5 years ago, # |   +6 Where is white? I want to be worse!
 » 5 years ago, # |   +2 When I was green/blue, I was dreaming that I will be red someday. Now that I'm red, sometimes I want to see my handle in green/blue. Now it's fulfilled. Thanks Codeforces :D
 » 5 years ago, # |   +15 Look at real magic...
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   -9
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 If Dreamoon could wait a little bit lolo
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   -14
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +10 2900 is International Grand Master
•  » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 Yep just noticed my mistake
•  » » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +41 it is not a mistake it is a magic :P
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   0 I knew christmas is magic ;)Thanks santa :)
 » 5 years ago, # |   +6 I can't even trust my shadow :D
 » 5 years ago, # |   +8 I AM GROOT !!
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   0 http://postimg.org/image/63j3stdxr/Why newbie is green?
 » 5 years ago, # |   +3 I want to be unrated ! :D add this rank please . :x
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   -26 .
 » 5 years ago, # |   +23 I'm just waiting for tourist to be newbie....
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 :D
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +79 This "magic" should be called "the dreamoon power". .
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 It is so wonderful!!! Very very amazing!!!
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +38
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 Oh my God!!! Really awesome...
 » 5 years ago, # |   +9 Plot Twist: Codeforces will bring your rating down to whatever you set right now after Jan 10
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 4 →   +8 dreamoon will have another opportunity to win in division 2 if that happen.
 » 5 years ago, # |   +1 Now entered the new year in Uzbekistan! Happy New Year GMT+5!
 » 5 years ago, # |   +1 Haha, this is great :D
 » 5 years ago, # |   +1 It's so fun! Thank you Mike Mirzayanov :D
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +2 indeed :D
•  » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +7 while(true){ cout << " Thanks MikeMirzayanov ! " << endl; } `
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +1 Yep , It's fun while We know that in real We are all grandmasters :D
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 Finally my wish 7 months ago is granted :-DNow I become red! awesome magic, thank you, thank you ;-)
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 actually it's not, because now (plot twist) jonathanirvings has become Pupil!
 » 5 years ago, # |   +8
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   0 Happy New Year everybodyAmazing to see my handle in red. :)
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 i love new yearish codeforces (guessn i invented a new world) every thing is awesome, i dont know why im commenting this here and mentioning it !!! maybe because i want to share my feelings, every thing is great :) actually its my first time spending these hours in codeforces and i feel great :) thank you codeforces team :)
 » 5 years ago, # |   +5 Surprised nothing happened to tourist yet :)
 » 5 years ago, # |   +10 Hooray! Now my handle color matches my avatar!
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 It's so fun and exciting :) thank you mike :)
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +13 Codeforces. Sponsored by Santa Claus
 » 5 years ago, # |   -11 Unfortunately, magic doesn't work for those who log-in with gmail... We have no password. I feel excluded, this is racism. :´(
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 Oh, there is a way. Just "reseted" my password.
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 No more excuses about downvotes because the color! ;)
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 The only remaining thing is to be in the top rated :D
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 Thanhs Mike! This is real magic!
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 It would be also funny to allow to participate in div1/div2 contests according to the color, not to the rating;)
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +4 It would be more funny if MikeMirzayanov changed his color :D
 » 5 years ago, # |   +1 amazing feature :P hope still forever :D
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 Why I change my handle over 2 hours but my submissions still appear old handle ?
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 And my color is ...
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 still that!
 » 5 years ago, # |   +27 Did anyone become "Headquarters"?
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   -19
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   -8 Here we go :D
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   0 DEL!
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +13 My dream became true! Thank you santa claus
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 Happy new year!
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 This is great :)
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 It's a battle between International Grandmaster and Newbie !
 » 5 years ago, # |   +27 Another magic happened here! :) thanks to my brother! :)
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +35 You just leaked your invisible email:) and your name, Simin
•  » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 Her complete name was leaked before at ICPC. :D
•  » » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +19 Yea she "leaked" her email , her name , her photo , rating , browser , browser theme , OS , the day of the week , the time at her timezone ... . I mean look at all the important stuff that she "leaked" . She's gonna be in great danger I'd give you that .
•  » » » 5 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   0 I hoped no one notice that :)
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 Top rated !? please add my name !! please :D
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 Be my guest
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 happy new year!! best site ever!!
 » 5 years ago, # |   -46 please give my negative mark
 » 5 years ago, # |   -8 mike don't use magic ... why??? u r my papa noel
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 Great Surprise with lot of fun thanks codeforces team
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 and my gift for all users is +1 vote for all comments in this blog. :xhappy new year.
 » 5 years ago, # |   +22 Santa Claus' existence is now confirmed a lot more times in codeforces by coders than in any kindergarten by the children .
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   0 Will I be able to enter Div1 contests ? Does it depends on the colour or the rating ?
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 Still the same T T
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 Interesting.I'm red.
 » 5 years ago, # |   +11 I guess IWillBeRed was right !
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +1
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +5 I think that you need to resize the image before uploading.
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 What did you press that this pop up took place, cancel or ok??
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 Sometimes happiness is taking screenshots... :D
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 what will happen?
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 daaaaaaaa
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   0 Hold on, does this means I can compete with tourist in the next Div.1 competition?! If santa is real, I wish I can be #1 in the next Div.1 contest. :)
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 Now worse can become an international grandmaster! :O
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 Does not work for those who logs in with Gmail.
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +8 You can add password to your profile, and then it would work.
•  » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 How do i do that? i have no old password. and also can i use the gmail login after that?
•  » » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +12 You may restore your password as if you forgot it on login page. You still will be able to use gmail
•  » » » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 Thanks, man.
•  » » » » » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +14 Indentation of the comments ↑ Floyd-Warshal :D
 » 5 years ago, # |   +2 i didn't know that becoming red infact international grandmaster will be so easy!!
 » 5 years ago, # |   +2 dis like me pls as New Year gifts
 » 5 years ago, # |   +5 That's funny is, if after January 10 for some technical reasons, will not roll back all back. :)
 » 5 years ago, # | ← Rev. 13 →   +56 I hate to say this right as I find myself approaching red but, with ratings gradually inflating, we might have to raise the thresholds to something like:3300 International Grandmaster of Legend (royal red), alternatively: International Superstar Grandmaster 3000 International Grandmaster (royal red) 2700 Distinguished Grandmaster (red) 2400 Grandmaster (red) 2200 International Master (orange) 2000 Master (orange) 1800 Candidate Master (purple) 1600 Expert (blue) 1400 Specialist (turquoise) 1200 Senior Pupil (green) 1000 Junior Pupil (light green) -infinity Newbie (grey) Unranked (applies to coders of all ratings who competed less than 3 times)Div 1 could start at 1600 or 1800. Adding colour variations in the lower ratings can make the prospect of ranking up more fun and approachable for newcomers.We might also look for a way to make the rating distribution converge faster so that rewriting ranks doesn't become an annual tradition. Maybe a one-time increase in the parameter that makes it hard for a high-rated coder to rise and a low-rated coder to drop? Does the formula take into account how round length affects variance? CF rounds are longer than TC, so there would be less variability in the results, increasing the spread of ratings. I'd be interested in seeing the update formula if it were to be published for the sake of discussion.Given that CF ratings start at 1500 (while TC starts at 1200), and assuming 2400 retains the prestige of TC's 2200 at convergence, then by linear extrapolation, CF 3300 would be equivalent to TC 3200, or top 8, i.e. the superstars whose names are known by all! Sorry for so many edits.
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 What about persons which rating under zero?
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 Hmmm I wonder if I'll stay red forever if I don't change my color back......
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 I'm still Newbie :\
 » 5 years ago, # |   +2 I wish my magic color becomes a true color by this year end :D
 » 5 years ago, # |   +66 WOW! I'm red now! Cool!Not bad for worse, I think)
 » 5 years ago, # |   +24 I'm Blue Da Ba Dee — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68ugkg9RePc@up Wow, red worse, pretty unusual view :)
 » 5 years ago, # |   +6 i hope the magic ithem remains a bit more because it is fun and interesting for users and i like yellow :)
 » 5 years ago, # |   -49 I love MikeMirzayanov and his girl he is so cute :)
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 It's 22:00 now (server time). Will magic disappear in 2 hours?
 » 5 years ago, # |   +9 Just entered Codeforces and my nick and rating are red again ;__;
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   +35 You're crying about being red?
•  » » 5 years ago, # ^ |   0 I'm always crying about being gray but you?!!
 » 5 years ago, # |   0 i'M GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDD
 » 5 years ago, # |   -10 thanks
 » 4 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +24 Ah I posted in the wrong page. Sorry, please ignore...