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By joe69, history, 4 months ago, In English,

Codeforces should add a comment section below each problem like spoj . So that before solving it for pracitce we can check if the problem is worth practicising.

 
 
 
 
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Opposed to what many may think/want, I find this idea crap. The amount of effort you put into reading the comments to "know" if a problem is worth practising or not is the same as it would take to read the problem statement and deciding yourself. I don't see why one would read the comments on a problem before the problem itself.

And people should really stop making fake accounts just so that they don't screw up their contribution due to a bad blog. Contribution is crap, you get nothing out of it. If you were really interested in problem solving and not contribution drop, etc, you would post it from your real account and not have to request for a feature update from a fake account that most likely will not be added, considering the number of people spamming related blogs and Mike ignoring them.

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    it was just a suggestion i am encouraged to solve a question if it has positive reveiws.

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      it was just a suggestion i am encouraged to solve a question if it has positive reveiws.

      I didn't mean no harm to you when I said it, if it sounds rude. All I'm saying is maybe hit google with "CodeForces update request" and look at the thousands of feature requests that will not see the light of the day. Such blogs irk many people off and are anyway not contributing anything good to the community.

      EDIT: Posted reply to wrong message...

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I really don't want to see those "AC in 1 go" or "piece of cake" or "Very Easy, my 1000th problem" comments that you see on SPOJ.

Upvotes/Downvotes for problems might be a good idea, but I can't see the point of comments.

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    Upvotes/Downvotes for problems might be a good idea, but I can't see the point of comments.

    Yeah, upvotes and downvotes on problems seem like a good idea, but realistically speaking, it just becomes another medium for spammers to simply downvote good problems. Trust me, a lot of people just go with the flow and keep on downvoting comments/blogs from lower ranked users even when what they contribute seems to be sensible or good. Also, a lot of crap gets upvoted too. People find downvoting fun, i guess? There have been various discussions in the past about this and needless to say will happen in the future too Don't know if it'd be the same for problems but one can most likely expect the misuse of such a feature, especially on CF with its spammers and fake accounts (which is very easy to create here and almost anywhere else). Shit happens when stuff like this is introduced, so it's better off the way it is. In the end, it's what most of the community wants and what sounds good to the Admins that will likely get introduced, which in this case is probably not happening.