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By Lutfu, history, 6 days ago, In English,

Hey there Codeforces!

At the moment almost the all world is stuck at home. So should the contest writers am I wrong? Then if you are stuck, as you should, vote this blog up to make it seen and tell our lovely contest writers that you want more contests.

WE ARE BORED! WE WANT MORE CONTEST CODEFORCES! GIVE US MORE!!

 
 
 
 
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Easy for you to say. It's not easy making good questions all the time.

If you are that bored, then better do some virtual contests.

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For fucks sake.

I've said this before — preparing contests requires serious work. I'm sure people at Codeforces are working as hard as they can to frequently deliver quality contests. To me your post comes off as very entitled and demanding. Like do you think that people have simply forgotten about writing contests? I mean you are not paying for these contests or anything.

Also I like how people asking this are always Div 2 and often Div 3. You guys realize that you get three times more contests than us? Also there is much more content on other sites too, that is oriented towards the lower levels.

Also also, people may be stuck at home but the world hasn't stopped. Many people still work and study, some of them need to work more now.

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    Exactly. Idk why everyone is so hungry for contests. I mean there's already SOOO MANY contest which are available for virtual participation. Why not try those? :D

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    Perhaps if div 2 and div 3's were allowed to set contests for themselves :p

    Then we'd either get our holy grail of increased frequency, or learn the true difficulty of making quality contests and stop being so entitled, as you called it.

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      You can always suggest problems to contest setters to help make more high quality problems available...

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        How? I've tried to do so via the propose problem option but never received any feedback.

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          You have to propose complete contest, not problem

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    And also, I find it much more productive to solve hard problems with 500 rating points above my contest rating, rather than mindlessly giving contests.

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making and organizing a contest is not a cakewalk process. Even if the writers start preparing problems today, it will take atleast 2-3 months to publish. That means their hardwork of today's will be reflected after few months.

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More what? Rated or Unrated?

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vote this blog up

Seems more like a "#IWantContribution" post to me.

FFT says it all in his comment. If you want to participate in contests for the sake of solving problems, there exists "Virtual Participation" is a feature available on CF. Consider using it as it would give you the whole time pressure~ feel. I think Xellos had an advertising post about it too long back, don't remember and am too lazy to check his\her\their blogs to find out. If you are hungry for a rating increase, you can jump up hundreds of points in only one contest, if you are good enough, but considering everyone who posts this kind of stuff, I guess not :p My point is, if you want to just solve problems, you can do so individually or in a contest simulated environment as practice. Be considerate and mindful instead of insensible as the problem setters too are only human and there's an extent to which they can do things.

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RIP English :)

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Maybe CF should focus on quality instead of quantity

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WE ARE BORED!

I am not bored. today I had German language classes through skype and played Magic the Gathering: Arena.

WE WANT MORE CONTEST CODEFORCES!

I don't want more contests.

All I really want to do is
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    I want to listen to your music.

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      My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me Giorgio

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        I thought your name is Eva Krauze

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          :D it is old meme and it was so popular :D how you don't understand

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            I don't think it's a bad thing if one does not understand stupid stuff.

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            Actually, my comment was meme

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If you're interested in participating in a longer form contest (5 hour ICPC style), MAPS 2020 is this weekend, Saturday March 28th, 2020 16:00 UTC.

More information is available here: http://mapscontest.com/

Registration: maps20.kattis.com

Codeforces blog post to discuss the problems after the round is over: https://codeforces.com/blog/entry/74977

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It's not easy to create good contests. Maybe selecting a contest at codeforces or atcoder and doing it virtually isn't a bad option for you.

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if you want a feel like a real contest and not give virtuals and want some competitions you can do one thing , 1) make a community of like minded coders 2) take help of someone who is 1900+ and make a group 3) make and play mashups every day ,every member at same time

it will almost feel like a live contest ,this is what our college club is doing and i am really enjoying it.

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or you could practice and upsolve more

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Codeforces Quality Contest takes lot of time to make, and at this frequently is hard-work for problem-setters

So.. Virtual Contest created for what ?

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Heard about Upsolving ?

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CF is delivering good quality contents almost twice a week and no other places can do it. Why dont you upsolve these 6k problems in the menu.

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Maybe CF should focus on quality instead of quantity!

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Bruh, I guess Codeforces is going to face serious problems with queues

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these days almost 20000 people participate in contests queue lines are so long, have to wait too long just to see that green Accepted

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In many countries where schools are shut down including China, most high school students have to take online courses at home. So more contests may cause stress to both authors and participants

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    Yeah the rest of the world also does the same, so I think it may cause stress to all other authors and participants too (not that they matter, just saying, you know)

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    Contests are optional ri8?

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    Did you just mention China. Fuck.

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If you are bored and want to give more contests, what you can better do is to check other sites as well. You can use this contest calendar from which you can be updated with contests from other websites as well.

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    I think this guy already knows about this kind of sites. But people like him (who are usually div 2) just want to get the feeling of being in a contest so that he can call himself a "Competitive" Programmer who "solves problems". Lmao. Just ignore such dudes.

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If you are bored and want to participate in contests, apart from codeforces u have :- 1) Atcoder (weekly) 2) CodeChef (3 contests in a month, one of them is 10 day challenge) 3) interviewbit (you can solve problems here, mainly interview type ques) 4) SPOJ (you can solve problems here) 5) LeetCode (3 contests per 2 weeks) 6) HackerEarth (3 contests in a month, one of them is 10 day challenge)

and u can do virtual participation in codeforces, Atcoder and LeetCode.

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    I don't enjoy the contests of the other sites.Codeforces has been always apart from them.And the virtual contests are not competitive and interesting;at least for me.

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I know at this time you are right but think about the contest writers. It takes a lot of effort to makes questions and its test cases. But we can do previous contest virtually. It is also a good option to us busy during this lock down situation.

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Auto comment: topic has been updated by Lutfu (previous revision, new revision, compare).

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    I did the change on one of my friends will.

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      It's still wrong tho :p "hole world" looked better than "all world"

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        I know it. But my friend sad it looks silly. Ofc "hole world" is better than "all world". But erkam told me "What the hell is that??" and ı changed.

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nice, i love this post

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Maybe you can do something else , like doing your homework or having classes. It's not easy to write a contest.

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I think that, the number of contests in this platform is already larger than other platforms, such as LeetCode, AtCoder and so on. Therefore, the the number of contests is already enough for me. I don't need more contests.

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CF is delivering good quality contents almost twice a week and no other places can do it. Why dont you upsolve these 6k problems in the menu.

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