MikeMirzayanov's blog

By MikeMirzayanov, 3 years ago, translation, In English,

Do you already have a New Year's mood?

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 old handle would automatically redirect to the actual profile.

This year we have an improvement. If you took part in at least 10 rounds you can request handle of an inactive participant. It means that the participant should have a period of activity on Codeforces of at most 30 days, this period should be in 2012 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. If you can’t change handle to others, it means that some requirement doesn’t meet. Please do not ask me to do something with it. 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

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

 
 
 
 
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I don't seem to have a magic tab, or handle change tab; does anyone else have the same issue?

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    I'm pretty sure it will magically appear soon. Or has already appeared. Magic!

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      Hey Mike , you too should try some new color other than black(for at least a day). We would love to see your handle in entirely different and unique color. :) My suggestion: combination of all(gray to red)

      Good day. And happy new year:)

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    No magic tab still, 90 minutes later. Handle change tab is active.

    Edit: I had to click back onto general and then into magic, but now it's there.

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Why are there leading 0s in the months in the calendar?

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The last time this profile was opened is GREEN since 15 months ... and I couldn't change my handle to it. Just tell me why I can't ... I've participated in more than 10 contests and that person has an activity before 2012 and he hadn't open his account since 2 years!? MikeMirzayanov

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If I request handle of an inactive participant, and his handle is automatically changed, does it mean that if he wants to go back to codeforces, something is changed.

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MikeMirzayanov, i would like to change my handle to Gtaumaturgo (change just the case of the first letter) but it says its not possible. Is this behavior intended? It is not a big deal, i just think Gtaumaturgo is prettier.

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Thanks for the features :)

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    How to change the color of your handle?

    It's really cool but I can't find where to change

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well, thia is as close as i get to purple, i guess..

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    don't give up hope! im legendary grandmaster and I was a newbie approx a week ago!

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i like to keep this name ...

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What are you doing at the end of the year? Are you busy? Can you become Legendary grandmaster?

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That means whoever can be called "ZeiXing"? Though...after 10 days, I will become pupil...

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I'm using GMail for authentication--what should I put in as my password to change my handle?

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    Use forgot your password option to get/make new password

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Can we change to headquarter? Sounds crazy.

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    Change your handle to a single character and rank to Legendary Grandmaster. Then your handle contains only black characters which mean that you belong to headquarter!

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Thanks for the magic! :D

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I am master, my comment should get upvoted immediately.

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Can I change my handle to MikeMirzayanov ?, so everyone will thank me in the Blog Post.

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    Try "Codeforces", Atleast a hello to you before every round :D ; MikeMirzayanov is an active account, so you can't change to this.

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      http://codeforces.com/profile/Codeforces

      Funny though, it seems to fit all rules of eligibility.

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        The inactive account cannot have posted messages, comments and so on. MikeMirzayanov is active in comments section and blogs too, Spare him guys :XD

        Edit : You're saying about "codeforces" handle, I think it's cool to have it. I've already changed mine to something else.

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      Since codeforces is already in the headquarters, I'd prefer System.

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    i don't think he is inactive so that u can grab his handle. Well if u want to go "headquaters" then change ur handle to any single letter and den change to legendary grandmaster and then u will be all black xD

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Thank you MikeMirzayanov for providing us the great platform CF. :) Yesterday I was amused that there were almost 10k contestants.Also there was no delay in verdict.!!!!

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Can I permanently delete my account and create a new handle with the same name a year later?

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name handle is power

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Thanks Mike and CF! I didn't change rank because I want to earn it

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Excuse me but what's wrong about the top rated section? The Edu and Goodbye weren't counted when calculating the ranks. Is it also part of new year gift (or horror)? @MikeMirzayanov

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Wouldn't it be fun to take a look at the color distribution after this magic?

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i dont understand. should i change my rank or earn it.

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It's great to change my handle to this beautiful blue colour by the magic tab. By the way, Happy New Year to everybody and happy coding!!

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This is great <3 This is my first year doing CFs. Btw happy new year everyone <3

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    what if u dont love tuquyen anymore? :D Careful dude!

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      There will always be another year.

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      He should change it to i_love_masturbating. That way all bases are covered! :D

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i login through gmail so what will be my password?

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    Same question!

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    In login window click "Forgot password" and then set a new password by following further instructions . I hope it helps .:)

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Goodbye proptit_4t41, here come Akikaze :)

Thanks for the New Year gift ;)

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I also want to change my color ♥

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masquerade color!

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How do I change my Handle? I can't see any Handle change tab.

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Will changing rank effect my division in next round?? I hope it won't..... I don't want to go to div 1 right now!!

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It's fantastic!

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So when will the "masquerade" end?

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International Master is more beautiful or Master?

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Add black color plz...

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Cool feature.. :D

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That's Santa Mike for ya :D

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HAHAHAHHHAHHAHAH,I hava a black-red name.

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Naming variables is difficult, now I have to name myself

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Wow. Legendary Grandmaster looks sooooo cool!! More inspiration to work harder. Thanks a lot Mike! :)

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Am I the only one who is seeing random people turning red?

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Wow, thanks, now I'm newbie!

By the way, does rolling back changes means that if I change my handle now so I can make it toonewbie next year again? Want to make some bet on handles :)

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I started programming half a year ago so I didn't know about it,Mike Mirzayanov is the best idea I've seen,good luck,and I wish to develop this project.

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If someone has changed his ID, can others change to his original ID?

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    i don't think so because if you typed the old handle in find user it will show you that user even though he has a new handle currently

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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.

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I wish to change my handle to "Whiplash". The person who currently owns it has only participated in 2 contests and has been inactive for years. But I am not being able to do so. Please help. Thanks a lot! MikeMirzayanov

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Nice!

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Best new year gift :P

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Why this option is not available....?? :p

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And now I have a good desktop calendar :"D

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When codeforces breaks the relativity theory for Einstein.

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Shit handle Batman was free!

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Add some react option as Facebook :P I want to react an "haha" for the last two lines :D

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Thanks MikeMirzayanov, I got my name as my handle which was occupied by someone else. It means a lot to me.

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Wow! The calendar looks so COOL!

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i wanted to change my handle and by chance, i found it possible! That's a great opportunity!

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Savage Last line...!! Thanx for the magic.. xD

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How to fix my profile photo? It doesn't seem to me

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    I think CF is having problems with importing photos. I can't link any photos to any comment / post either!

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can't change the case of character of handle MikeMirzayanov

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Any suggestions to what i should change my handle to this year?

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The idea of magic color is really cool, I think...

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Thanks Mike I was waiting for this, quite a while! Hope the new handle bring change in my colors

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haha :D that's very funny ^_^ thanks for the new feature <3

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OMG OMG OMG !!! thanks !!! best present ever !!! thanks Mike Миша красава

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Ourselves playing with handles and colors!

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It's beautiful! Thanks Mike Mirzayanov!

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love this magic ty MikeMirzayanov for this amazing gift

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"Very" original nickname

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Can you please extend this handle change feature up to 13th of January, after the national competition of my country??? I want to change my handle after our national contest. Thank you very much.

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You can't not use this handle: it has been used before by other participant

Looks like double negation to me!

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i want to return the old handel please?? fit or not??

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MikeMirzayanov What about disabled Users ? can we get handle of disabled user ? I want to change my handle to moghya for no apparent reason this handle of mine was disabled 2 years back :( and it doesn't have any activity. Please help.

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After changing my handle from "mango_668" to "1e13", I changed my profile picture but it is not getting displayed in my profile. Please help me in the above.

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magic happen quickly

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I don't want new handle. MikeMirzayanov I just want to be a LEGENDARY GRANDMASTER, please. ;)

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Thanks for the Gifts. They are the best.

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Can you give us 2 new features as a New Year Gift? :p Countrywise Standings and Performance Rating in each contest like Atcoder does.

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    What is performance rating?

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      Your performance rating R means you performed like a contestant having rating R. If you became x'th in a contest and someone having rating R had the expected position x'th in that contest, then your performance rating is R for that particular contest.

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Hey Mike , you too should try some new color other than black(for at least a day). We would love to see your handle in entirely different and unique color. :) My suggestion: combination of all(gray to red)

Good day. And happy new year:)

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is thisis gift? gift is precious :). gift is not a thing that u borrow for only 10 days -_-. plz this gift provide life time. or added a features that when we make ownself legendary and if we don't solve minimum problems on live contest then (-) our rating. -_-.

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Kids change their rating to "Legendary grandmaster". Real men change to "Newbie" :P

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Has anyone tried changing to existing handle it doesn't seem to be working even though it satisfies all conditions mentioned in the blog.

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    I tried and it is working.

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    I tried too, and as you see I'm an evil with red body and black head :)

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Its showing my old username in the problemset/status tab.

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In a world full of Legendary grandmasters, i'd rather stay Newbie! :D

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rating change gift is the most gift i liked in this new year i saw myself Legendary grandmaster before i die XD

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If I have changed my handle using magic, will it become permanent after some time?

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Hey Mike ...

I want to be Black I mean Unrated ... Is it Possible ???

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Hi there, I'm interested in Codeforces's calendar ^^ does anyone have the full IMG of it? Thanks and wish all of you a happy new year :D

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I have a problem: I want the change the initial of my handle to a capital letter, but when I try to, the magic tool tells me that it has to be a different handle than my current one. Can this be be fixed?

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I think there should be an "unrated" option in the magic.

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How can i change my color if i use an gmail account to sign-in codeforces ?? :|

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    Go to settings and try to make your password

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    you can use "forget your password" option to generate new password

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How can I change my handle???

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Please change my handle from unsre to sasaki.

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My screen is ugly now! MikeMirzayanov

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What would be my password if I log in with Google?

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    comon, it was discussed, you "forgot password" feature

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I want to change my handle to "hemakshis". But it was taken. And when I messaged that person with a request to change yours (as he/she did not participate in a single contest). The most funny thing happened. The message that I send to the handle "hemakshis" came to back to me itself! Yeah! Both the handles are registered with the same email and now I can't even access that profile (it says disabled or something) neither I am able to get that handle. Please help MikeMirzayanov! Only two days are left.