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By MahmoudAlio, history, 11 months ago, In English,


Last week, I participated virtually in a Gym with a team. After the contest, we wouldn't have been able to open the solution of a problem that wasn't solved with us if the team hadn't had a previous Div.1 contestant in it (using Coach mode).

So, I wondered, what is the preference of the Div.1 contestants on others in this point?

If the answer is because they may need the solutions for coaching purpose, so why don't we consider the self-coaching case that is not a rare case?

  1. We all know that during practice, one, anyone, needs to see the solutions of the unsolved problems after trying hard with it.

  2. Becoming a Div.1 contestant can be done by cheater non-Div.1 contestants (and I really appreciate your efforts to defeat a lot of cheating cases).

So, I ask you, please, to discuss this point, and I wish the solutions of the author who accepts to share his solutions to be opened for all.


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The coaching mode is not only there to open solutions of unsolved problems. A contestant with coach mode can manage the contest as whole (removing or adding problems, answering questions, rejudging solutions, view main solutions from the polygon package, move participants to practice, change the name, duration or start date of the contest). There is an option in the contest edit tab to make all solutions visible for everyone even those that didn't solve the problem. But this feature is available only for non-public contests (in groups or mash-ups). In the gym, however, it's set to "allow view submissions only to solvers" and can't be edited.

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    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes ofcourse, I know that coach mode is presented for these important things, but in the point of seeing the "main" solutions of unsolved problems, why don't we let all the contestants see them instead of just coaches? That's what I'm (and others are, I guess) wishing.