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By votick, 6 years ago, In English

I often enjoy looking through the top rated users here on CF and seeing the progress chart on their profile, it is really motivating to see where the current grandmasters where say 2,3,4+ years ago.

For example there are users I've found such as RAVEman who just launched out of the starting line with force as shown:

There are also users who started off with a consistent pace, and then hit a peak somewhere midway (I always wonder what caused this). For example ACRush

Lastly my personal favorite profile to look at for inspiration is matrix. This user started just a bit higher than I have, with early days greatly resembling my own progress chart. I especially like how much it bounces around, purple/green/back to purple. Shows the determination of the user!

I know that there is a lot more than just a picture to tell the story; but these charts can be a good indicator of the mindset behind the coder, in my opinion.

Are there any progress charts you found particularly interesting? Perhaps anyone who you look to for motivation, a friend, or even your own if you have a story to tell?

I'm personally shifting between green/grey as my profile shows; but I'd like to think that with some hard (smart) training, I can progress over the next few years like some of you. Only time will tell.

 
 
 
 
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Look at Turkey coders ikbal and enesoncu

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Look at worse. It was a long fight, but it did pay off in the end after he finally scored his first rating gain in the competition. I believe he should inspire people to not give up as hard work eventually pays off.

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    I dunno why he had -31 hacks. Without that he could have performed better

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RAVEman and ACRush's graphs do not represent inspirational graphs. When they started competing on CF, the number of users was very low and hence the rating gains were not as much. So don't think that the skills of a blue user today are comparable to the skills of a blue user in 2010. If you don't believe this checkout their Topcoder ratings for the same time period. ACRush was a target and RAVEMan had a rating above 2700.

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aliasadiiii I like the part where he's violet and he gets red after two contests.

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    Actually if we consider more accurately, it's after 3! (Becomes red in the fourth one!)

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SeyedParsa's and PAP's charts are very motivative and inspiring!

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    It's really cool looking at PAP's code evolving in each contest, thanks for sharing! thanks everyone else for sharing as well, some of these are incredible!

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    ur chart is so motivating also specially between Oct and Jan !

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    That downfall doesn't look natural. I'm sure it was either intended or a tough time period in the life.

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This is also a chart showing that just taking contests isn't important. Up-solving harder problems is more important! Xerxes

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Talking about inspiration, watch this graph.

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look at graph of netman

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Just take a look : surwdkgo. Not bad, right?

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beside motivative ones i find the charts with a lot of process in a short length of time even more interesting. i think only smart people have such a chart . can anyone introduce such a person ? (except urself of course :D )

beside is tourist's chart interesting also ? :)

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    AliA =)
    from yellow to red in a short amount of time!

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      yeah just saw his profile a few mins ago :)

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    tourist is top5 in every contest in that graph, its just that he's on top so he can only advance so much (maybe like 100 points), so when he had a rating of 2700, he only got 58 points for being #1 in the contest, but somebody with 2700 rating today would get much more points for being #1.

    He also must be rank 1 in every contest if he wants to get more points and at least rank 2 if he doesn't want to lose any points.

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My friend: kimbbakar

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Inspirational (adj) /ˌɪn.spəˈreɪ.ʃən.əl/ : Kerim.K

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