### Errichto's blog

By Errichto, 17 months ago,

On Tuesday, April 14, I will solve random problems live on Youtube, until I hit 100k subs. Suggestions in the chat are welcome.

https://youtu.be/rEGDNd-9PAU (there's countdown to start)

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 » 17 months ago, # |   -11 what will be the targeted rating range of those random questions?
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   0 maybe
 » 17 months ago, # |   +23 Still 14 hours to go. Jst wondering if you hit 100k before the expected start time then??
 » 17 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +595 Protip: never subscribe or even unsubscribe, so he'll have to do it forever.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -70 you look like a nerd but your replies are funny
•  » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +366 You look like a funny but your replies are like a nerd.
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -59 BURNT!!!
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -50 destroyed in secondss
•  » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -8 Nerds can be funny.
 » 17 months ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   +1031 U̶n̶p̶o̶p̶u̶l̶a̶r̶ ̶o̶p̶i̶n̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶-̶Sorry but just now I unsubscribed from "Errichto" channel. This isn't the content I subscribed for. All I see is only interviews, something targeted at beginner, and something already available. They are the majority and caused a spike in your no. of subscribers. You started off with POI streams (something which was not available), parallel Binary Search, EV Lecture, Exchange arguments, etc. These are simply non-existent these days. Corona lockdown. I expected more. Honestly, you did these more when there was no lockdown.Right now you just do leetcode and interviews which anyone with decent enough rating can do. Why are you wasting time on it? A Hindi proverb which in English literally translates to "Sew with a sword".Your argument in support of this will be that you just want to popularise CP. What about after starting CP? Right now what you are doing is irrelevant to CPers here. Leetcode was very popular before you started your channel. You just cashed that into subscribers and now you're just making it more popular. I don't see a single reason why someone would like to do CP (I hope you know what it means) after watching your videos. A lot of people just do it for cracking an interview at FANG. By "Google Coding Interview Question — Longest String Chain" you are just increasing population of that group and your subscribers.With that said All the Best for your channels but please stop posting blogs here if it does not cater to the need of audiences here. Leetcode has a discussion forum (https://leetcode.com/discuss/) — post it there.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +365 When I was watching his early lectures like the ones you mentioned I could not have imagined that the channel would transform into nothing but daily low effort click-bait videos of an IGM flexing how he can solve div3 difficulty problems in x seconds.But hey I guess the man has to make a living somehow.
•  » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +200 It's like that with math channels too. 3B1B is pretty much the exception. A lot more people are going to click on videos like "What is sqrt of imaginary number???" than "Fundamentals of analysis". Just reality.
•  » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +15 From Pewdiepie to T-Series.
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +194 Wait till I learn how to make music videos.
•  » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   0 I hope you'll start(or do occasionally) some non trivial stuff again, so waiting till then.
•  » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +8
•  » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   0 still waiting
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   -92 sorry.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +23 Waiting for reply of Errichto on this.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -125 Its his channel.. he can do whatever he wants so dont tell him what he should do and what not. If you care so much about the cp community why not start your own channel??
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -44 I think he does make videos about some difficult topics and explaining difficult problems. It is just that he makes more videos about easy problems now. One reason might be because it is easy to make those videos regularly, whereas videos on difficult topics say: wavelet trees may take more time. He does all these videos for free and as his hobby.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +56 Your point is absolutely correct. I remember there were few boring programming streams in which he used to solve many questions from codeforces and atcoder etc which actually helps a lot learning very small tricks and thinking behind h solution but they seem to have just vanished.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +9 I also agree with your points but I think you are being too harsh with words. Content now a days is focusing more on absolute beginners, which can be easily learnt anywhere. I know its his channel but I think we have duty to provide constructive criticism. I mostly agree with aryanc403.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +118 I agree that what he's doing is not helpful to oranges or above, but I feel like lots of div2 users are finding it helpful, and I presume that they're the exact target audience for his youtube channel currently. It's his choice and neither of us have any right to judge that. I feel like what you're asking is "I don't find this blog helpful so please stop it" and it looks very wrong at least in my perspective. If you don't find it helpful, just unsubscribe from his channel and ignore the blogs.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +348 I don't think it's an unpopular opinion and tbh I would unsubscribe too if I were you or other yellow/red coder. I indeed switched from CP to interviews and thus my target audience changed a lot. The main reason is simple: Youtube and coding interview teaching are becoming my job. It's a simplification but let's say: I make Leetcode videos instead of working for Google. I will still make some valuable difficult content though, just not that often. When I do, I will post on Codeforces so you will see it anyway.===== more thoughts below =====I still think that my best videos are EV and Exchanged Arguments (in combination with my blogs on that) and I will sometimes cover such topics, just like I will create a Codeforces round when I have time. Just note that I'm good at EV and it was easy for me to write/teach about it, and the pool of such topics is finite. I have in plans "when to use fft/convolution?" and I guess I should do something on computational geometry (but what exactly? random problems?), some two more topics and then I'm out of ideas. What I can do for longer time is e.g. POI streams and I will make them too, just didn't have time for that recently. Reminder: such videos/streams are my hobby, not a job. Why are you wasting time on it? This is a single part of your comment that I don't like. I hope and think that I helped the CP community more than an average user, and I'm not obligated to continue doing so forever. Let's agree that I can play video games or make easy youtube videos if I want. My content helps a lot of people but is obviously less unique than EV etc. I don't think this is worse than getting a normal software engineering job. With that said All the Best for your channels but please stop posting blogs here if it does not cater to the need of audiences here I try not to spam and only post relevant things. I'm looking now at my recent blogs and I think that people here should be interested. Last two months: coding until 100k, introduction to cp, hash code warm-up, atcoder&leetcode&cf, bitwise operations. [from mblazev's comment] daily low effort click-bait videos of an IGM flexing how he can solve div3 difficulty problems in x seconds Leetcode has a 30-day contest with a new problem every day. I do it to grow my channel and create a nice playlist of leetcode problems, and I make thumbnails with that in mind (yes, flexing helps and I don't see how it's bad). My only clickbait so far is "5 tips to become a red coder", which was obviously an April Fools joke where I say "number 1: practice" and just talk about that for the whole video.
•  » » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +71 Youtube and coding interview teaching are becoming my job. This is an understandable reason. However, my question is: why? Is there no viable model for making money in CP or is there just too much money in interview prep?Have you explored alternative funding models like Patreon for more advanced content? Many channels which try to focus on quality content find it to be a more practical funding option. I'd gladly donate between 5-20$per video (depending on how fast they come out...) on par with the EV/exchange argument videos.Finally, I just wanted to remark on why I (and probably many others feel disappointed. When you first made a YouTube channel, it was a breath of fresh air. There were no other as strong coders making high quality content, and I don't think it would be much of a stretch to say that those first couple lectures were the most helpful CP resource I've seen. Most people watching (including me) thought this was the dawn of a new era of CP content. Unfortunately, after those lectures you just stopped. Occasionally you we would make some explanations/ tutorials, but it was clear where your channel was shifting. Obviously you don't owe the CP community anything, and the lectures you made are more contribution than 99.9% of the community. But people saw the potential, and then you sold out. Of course we're disappointed. PS: I also remember originally when people mentioned donations you said that this wasn't your full time job abs that you weren't in this for money. It seems that's changed somewhere along the way. •  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ | +99 Is there no viable model for making money in CP or is there just too much money in interview prep? Pretty much, there's no generally viable model. Winning competitions with big prizes is one way, but that's obviously limited to the top few. If you check how much YT pays, it's pretty damn low for thousands to tens of thousand of views — good to earn some extra cash, but not good enough to live off it. Of course, there are other factors like getting paid a US wage for Polish living expenses which make it better, but that's very specific to the personal situation. Earning, say,$1000/month off streaming CP is tough, not to mention you always have a chance of being deplatformed for being too small (not clickbaity enough) because YT is ran by a scummy corporation.Another option is paid subscriptions or getting donations / directly paid for coaching, but the latter isn't exactly "getting paid for streaming" and free resources are so common that most people don't want to pay on a regular basis.The userbase is ultimately too small and the topic doesn't lend itself to streaming for money very well, so I can see why he's going for quantity over quality. What I'd do, though, is look for other ways to earn money. If I ever stream something, it's going to be tough problems and I'd mix in something more exciting than looking at someone type code — I'm talking about AOE2.Speaking of which, let's compare with a streaming model for AOE2. The community of people who can play the game pretty well has been growing massively in the last few years, streamers make fun content and engage with the community, so they get some donations. Top 1-2% players can have showmatches that serve multiple purposes: - get paid something like $50 for losing,$100 for winning - have something to stream from your POV (fog of war, realtime) - give other streamers something to cast from a POV where you see everythingThen, Twitch has a paid subscription model which works much better because you can watch more dynamic, more casual stuff basically every evening, you get emotes referencing stream memes, you can attach a custom message (troll the streamer) etc. There's even a lot of small streamers that are known in the community, just play because they like it and can barely subsist, but that's with tens of concurrent viewers.
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +98 You would donate $20 per video? Really? •  » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ | 0 Believe it or not, many youtubers have patreon set up to get donations per video and$20 is the high end people actually give. Assuming of course the videos aren't just the kind of daily cash grab that Errichto does nowadays.
•  » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -13 Yeah, there are also people who spend thousands on freemium games. I'm not talking about "what is the high limit on what people can give".
•  » » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +65 Sure and someone might give Errichto a million bucks but you know that's not what I meant don't play dumb.
•  » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +45 If he was uploading it twice a year that's fairly affordable. I pay 15$for Netflix a month — I dont think it's ridiculous to add another payment into that a couple times a year.I would also just like to encourage Errichto to produce more content like that.Of course, if he was making a video of that quality a week- that'd be great but I probably can't afford 20$ a week.
•  » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +10 You have much, much more varied content available on Netflix. It's not comparable.
•  » » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +64 I get more value from CP, and while Netflix is pure degeneracy, I consider doing CP to be moderately productive.
•  » » » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +24 Sure, but people pay for Netflix because it's how they get their daily dose of pure degeneracy. You'd be hard-pressed to find people willing to fund CP streamers well enough, although I'd gladly be proven wrong.
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +40 aryanc403 I agree with all your points but still don't be too harsh, you don't owe him. It's his choice.
•  » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -10 True. I know first comment is bit harsh. But not sure about this one. Maybe I should work on my tone.
•  » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +235 I don't see anything harsh in your comments. Maybe not the best person to judge though
•  » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +20 Nah, speak your mind. If you're really frustrated, you should make that frustration clear, not say it in the style "but well I don't care/mind". You may get flak for being honest, but at least you're expressing what you think, not what you don't think.
•  » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -150 Let me speak my mind: Um_nik i found you to be the most stupid and idiot person on Codeforces Community.I don't know why but your views are against most people on most of the posts(such a Nerd). You are harsh most of the times in your comments(maybe because you are grown in such an environment) and Xellos you just keep preaching knowledge on every other post on CF.
•  » » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +259 You couldn't fucking answer the right comment, how can I be the most stupid if you exist?
•  » » » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -77 Man, atleast see that i mentioned Xellos too and that's why replied there. You idiot.
•  » » » » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -34 shut up GREEN LUL LUL
•  » » » » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -43 @ovidiupita smh ratist
•  » » » » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -15 shut up CYAN uwu
•  » » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +23
•  » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -10 There are more upvote in your comment than your blog ^^
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -34 Come on. Don't be jealous. You can open a YouTube channel. I will subscribe to it with the hope that it will eventually succeed.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   0 wtf dude? you can skip his blogs, like everything you don't like to see
•  » » 16 months ago, # ^ |   0 Couldn't agree more!
 » 17 months ago, # |   +135 Man, why do you hit your subscribers?
 » 17 months ago, # |   -21 I am your huge fan!
 » 17 months ago, # |   +1 @errichto please make videos algorithm wise and not problem wise then u may solve some problems from each algorithm in the same video or subsequent ones this will attract a larger crowd and it will also help the viewers because now the videos are more organised other than that u have an awesome channel running and u are helping the people who are beginners with good explanations ( which is for some reason very hard to find )
 » 17 months ago, # |   +2 Thanks for this, i will also try to solve with you side by side (just go a little slow, so that i have a time to think) ,.... i hope this will help me to improve...........
 » 17 months ago, # |   +7 One side he is making videos on linklist , leetcode , interview type question and other side making videos on "how to become red on codeforces" and guiding nothing to reach expert atleast :P . He is very high rated competitive programmer and I totally respect him.
 » 17 months ago, # |   -22 Something definitely wrong with this community...
 » 17 months ago, # |   +4 Let's unsubscribe from the channel to make this stream as long as possible <3 <3
 » 17 months ago, # |   +5 He's gonna hit 100k even before the video starts.
 » 17 months ago, # |   +98 .
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   0 Last I saw he was at 100,456 subscribers :D
 » 17 months ago, # |   +181 How about hitting 100k non-Indian subs?
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +22 it's not possible.
 » 17 months ago, # |   +287 OK, let me drop this weight from my heart. Some people here say that aryanc403 or Chilli are just jealous of Errichto success. That's unlikely, since I don't recall them having a channel. I think that they are really just disappointed viewers, who would like to increase the quality to their liking.On the other hand, I do have a YT channel related to CP, and I am very jealous. I would even say that I'm more jealous of tmwilliamlin168. "Winning Google Kickstart Round A 2020", "Winning Codeforces Round #628", "Winning Leetcode Weekly Contest 182". Let me cite Google Kickstart page: "Hone your coding skills with algorithmic puzzles meant for students and those new to coding competitions". You don't seem new to coding competitions to me, why are you participating? I have also recently won a Codeforces round and did a screencast. Oh, right. IT WAS DIV 1 ROUND AND I BEAT TOURIST BY A WHOLE PROBLEM. I don't see 200k watchings for some reason. Maybe the reason that I'm naming the video exactly like other, because winning shouldn't have effect on the quality of video.I don't think that my screencasts with commentary are much worse than those of Kamil or William.I understand that to get popularity you have to do content for masses. And that means having clickbait names. But I can't respect that, sorry.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -67 Don't worry. Getting the attention of the viewers is a skill which you can learn by practice and not by commenting on some blog post. Wish you a lot of success :)
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -58 "you can't respect that" is just an excuse. Like if someone can't become the president he says that going to public and begging for votes is cheap. I can never respect that. While the real reason being that you're not effin ready to leave your effin COMFORT ZONE and wish the success which others have gotten by recognizing the demand of the large number of people. Why helping the masses(more number of people) is not worthy of respect unless effin ego comes in between.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -49 Or you're planning to comment until you reach 100k?
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -128 Your videos suck.
•  » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +86 I totally agree, but I won't listen to account registered a day ago. Can I please have more negative views from real people so that I can close the channel and never think about it anymore?
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -94 You don't listen to anyone for that matter and that's the reason you needed to apologize for your dumb responses on your YouTube channel and you accepted that you don't take criticism well.
•  » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +96 I needed to apologize? No, that was not the reason for that video. Also go fuck yourself.
•  » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -91 Lmao triggered a neckbeard.
•  » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -13
•  » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -10 Just like your Mom.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +78 No sound, reading statements of problems in Russian(i guess) and expect 200k people watch. How? What about those who don't know Russian?
•  » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +5 I don't expect 200k watches, but I also don't expect any watches on William videos.
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +78 There is no cure for jealousy.
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -28 Those videos are helpful unlike yours. He also explains the problems.
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +19 Why the hell are you jealous of tmwilliam, his content is very good, you can learn from anybody. Maybe you should learn from him.
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +14 William gives some nice explanations man and that too just after the contest ends. Sometimes we beginners run into problems with late/short/inadequate editorials and channels like that of stefdasca,tmwilliamlin168,RomeoFantastik are doing a great job explaining it right after the contest ends(and not just straight away implementing). So just because you don't like his videos doesn't mean anyone else won't either. If you are so concerned about your views you should do something about it instead of showing your jealousy through hate in this blog (or even other blogs...you are really arrogant tbh)
•  » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -149 Those who don't know Russian are either stupid and not worth my time, or can use the link in the description, go to round and read the statements. Also you can pause the video if you want to read the code more carefully. Rocket science?
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   0 Well, maybe you are not worth the time of people so they don't watch you.
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +107 Then why do you think someone will waste their 2 hours looking at a screen which they are unable to even understand what is written + no sound. How the hell you can expect people to watch your streams(facepalm)?
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +8 To be honest, the language barrier is a big issue for watchers atleast. Ofcourse, at the end, it is your decision and no one can ( and should ) affect it. I just visited your channel and saw that I have only gone through 2 videos till the end ( one was div3 CF Round 579, and I couldn't solve only last problem ). Other videos ( that I have opened ) only have like 10mins of my view time. Maybe some of those times, I stopped because I didn't have 2hrs to view the whole screen cast. Whereas, I haven't ever ( if I have, I can't recall ) stopped midway on Errichto's videos, apart from 5hr Boring Programming Streams. I want to see more content from you, because you are at the very top ( Congrats on the win against tourist, I didn't know because I am in div2 ). I remember telling my friends, "Guys, Umnik has youtube channel too!". But, it seems something is missing, atleast for me. I would like to hear English, for sure. But, as I said, that is upto you. I am very happy to see just code, when it's from people at the top. So, maybe you could try shorter videos instead of whole contests? Videos targeting specific hard problems ( I would like to watch div2 E/F, div1 B/C/D ). This is all just a suggestion, but thanks for your hard work!
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +83 In case you didn't know, we can also see your submissions on Codeforces. So you don't need to upload these kinds of screencasts at all.No need to thank me for this life hack.
•  » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +41 That's true, I guess I should stop
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   0 Really??people who dont understand russian are stupid?? I didnt expect this from you man.
•  » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   0 Actually from his words one can feel that he is either upset or frustrated with something. his comments are stupid today
•  » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +10 If you read his past comments he is always upset aboit something.
•  » » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -9 He is one of the best coders and not getting the same admiration as errichto and william lin or some other gets. so i think that could be a possible reason.
•  » » » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +11 If he wants more views then he should make visually and content-wise appealing videos in English. It's simple
•  » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +62 That's not what he said though. Those who don't know Russian are either stupid and not worth my time, or can use the link in the description Equivalently: if you don't understand Russian AND don't use the link in the description, you are stupid. Which is a much more reasonable claim.
•  » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +1 i also think he meant that only.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   -25 Bro, with all due respect, your logic sounds immature to me. It's like saying I hate competitive businesses because they use marketing and advertising strategies. There is no harm in hating that, but then you are not made for this industry. Because these are considered as the fundamentals in the industry. Atleast, tmwilliamlin168 and Errichto are learning the path of the industry and trying to make use of their knowledge to establish in a new industry. They are trying to build up audiences, as well as spreading their knowledge of problem solving. And in the process of following their heart out, I am sure, even if they fail, they are learning new skills, not by reading stuffs, or purchasing courses, but by practically engaging with audiences.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 3 →   +27 Because screencasts are neither interesting nor educational. We already know the result (live screencasts may be entertaining but it's not possible for an online round). If I just want to read your codes, I can go through your submissions instead. I am pretty sure most people who subscribed to tmw didn't do it for his screencasts. They probably like his other videos and watch the screencast anyway when it pops up in their feed. Also, a lot of viewers might have just searched "google codejam round 1" on YT and his screencast appeared at the top because it already had decent views (due to his subscribers). I am sure your viewership will rapidly increase if you post more interesting/ educational content. But I guess making that kind of content is much harder than just recording your screen during a contest.
•  » » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +9 Because screencasts are neither interesting nor educational. They are both interesting and educational, but only for a relatively small set of participants. If you take the most recent div3 round with 25k+ participants, it is not only true that most of them will pick "How to become red?" video that tells them to practice over some random boring screencast, it is also true that most of them will benefit more from "Go practice" video.
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 4 →   +24 Interesting is subjective so I guess maybe there are some people who enjoy watching others write codes for 2 hours. I wouldn't know as I am not one of them. For me, it's like watching an old football match that you have already watched live (WITH NO COMMENTARY).I can agree that screencasts may be somewhat educational (particularly when the creator is willing to sacrifice their rank somewhat by explaining things alongside) but watching an in-depth video explaining a hard problem (Div1D/E) would be infinitely many times better than watching an LGM stare at the problem statement for 10 mins and then magically start writing its code.Of course, Div3 participants would benefit much more from practice than watching screencasts. I am just saying that they aren't educational for purples/oranges either.
•  » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +26 One of the major benefits that you get there is observing how people actually solve problems. It is not something that is typically covered in editorials and online discussions. And even when people solve some practice problems on live stream, they are often doing it significantly differently from how they behave in actual contest.There are lots and lots of various small things, like how people read statement and samples, what tests they use, how they debug their code, what they do after WA, how they write stress-tests, and so on. You can come up with all of that by yourself, but it is often more time-consuming than learning from others. Obviously if you are watching the video mainly for entertainment purposes, you don't really care about it. When I'm watching sports events, I'm usually not thinking about how to get better at particular sport :)Also, like we both agree here, for beginners it is often not something to worry about too much, as they have more important pieces to figure out first.
•  » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +18 I noticed that I'm unable to just watch someone solve a problem. It's either boring or I'm distracted by solving it myself.I like AOE2 streams because there is a "thinking" part, but it doesn't interfere with watching the players do something or, alternatively, listening to the streamer and memeing with the chat. Also, I can jump in at any time and won't feel out of the loop.A programming stream would need to have a separate component of explaining the chosen way of thinking, but it's mostly watching someone type or say what's on the screen. I just lose interest quickly.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +4 .
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +62 OMG, he's really bragging about taking a candy from a baby. If I was in his fan club, I'd be embarassed.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +131 IT WAS DIV 1 ROUND AND I BEAT TOURIST BY A WHOLE PROBLEM. There's no debate that you are indeed much more impressive than I am. orz winning shouldn't have effect on the quality of video. Adding "winning" to the title doesn't affect the quality of the video, but wouldn't people want to watch and learn from the best performances? And that means having clickbait names. But I can't respect that, sorry. It's not just me, most big YouTubers have some form of "clickbait", so I don't understand why it's bad that I'm doing it (and my titles are actually 100% true, unlike some other YouTubers). Whether you like it or not, that's how YouTube (and advertising in general) works.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +15 How would you life become any different once your videos start getting 200k views? It doesn't sound like you are planning to do it for living. Most likely it will only make you deal with more "Sir how can I become red" comments and messages, which is probably not what you are looking for. Or do you see these views as a proxy of people being able to distinguish high quality content from low quality content? Most people watching competitive programming videos are doing that for reasons other than actually trying to develop their skills.
•  » » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 3 →   +15 Edit: Oops, the parent comment was a reply to Um_nik's comment and not mine, I_love_Tanya_Romanova's longer username tricked me, maybe CF should fix this :) How would you life become any different once your videos start getting 200k views? It doesn't sound like you are planning to do it for living. I was bored, I wanted to improve my explanations (you can check that many of my videos months before were explanations). Then, coronavirus blew up, there were a few weeks where school shut down. IOI might even be canceled, and I lost the motivation to do any sort of practice. I'm really bored, that's all. I didn't really think I would even get over 20k views. Most likely it will only make you deal with more "Sir how can I become red" comments and messages, which is probably not what you are looking for. This is a problem that I didn't really think about, but I don't feel bad about ignoring those messages as 1. I've already explained them in my videos 2. I could use the time to benefit more people. Or do you see these views as a proxy of people being able to distinguish high quality content from low quality content? Most people watching competitive programming videos are doing that for reasons other than actually trying to develop their skills. Sorry, I don't understand this part.
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +24 Sorry for confusion, I was replying to the comment by Um_nik regarding him being upset, but the reply thread there is so long that it is not obvious at first glance :)I don't have any issues with what you are doing :) And it is not like I care much. I'd say it may even be good if you actually manage to generate entertaining content related to competitive programming, and help developing community this way. I would have a different opinion about it if you were using this hype to exploit gullible folks, e.g. by selling some crappy "How to become red" tutorials for \$, but as long as you are only doing harmless stuff — keep it up. And if somebody is finding your videos useful — again, this is a good sign.
•  » » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +12 The life wouldn't change, yep. I don't want to do it for living, yep.And I don't want to say that Errichto or tmwilliamlin168 doing something wrong. They do things that most people see as normal and it helps them to increase the audience, which is great, I'm glad that they have a success.The thing that it makes me sad. And I'm jealous. I started my comment with that fact. I'm not accusing them of something. I just really can't understand how their videos are better. They are better people, yes, can't argue with that (and don't wanna). Don't understand about videos. (I'm not talking about Kamil's lectures here, that's of course something of another level)
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +12 I just really can't understand how their videos are better. I don't see 200k watchings for some reason.I understand that to get popularity you have to do content for masses. And that means having clickbait names. You seem to purposely being stupid. How is somebody supposed to know that "Oh, right. IT WAS DIV 1 ROUND AND I BEAT TOURIST BY A WHOLE PROBLEM." without watching your 2 hour long video. Do you expect people to click on your video if you title it a random string? How are people supposed to know anything about the quality of the video if it's 2 hours long and you don't tell them anything about it?Obviously 99.9% of tmw's views are coming from people being recommended his video, thinking "hey that sounds cool", and clicking on it. You're getting 1.1k videos despite your garbage title due to your placement. Saying "Winning 1st place in Codeforces Round 631" isn't clickbait at all, you're just telling somebody why they should click on your video.
•  » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +30 Once again. I don't expect anybody to watch my videos. You shouldn’t watch them. I don't understand why many people watch their videos.
•  » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   0 bcoz people learn from them. why dont u understand this. they taught things which are not advanced and target mass community. so thats why they have so much audience.
•  » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +8 Ah, because they advertise it better or atleast name it better and talk in English. I didn't even notice your Div 1 win video because... Just check the name you have given.I want to watch better people's thought process and other stuff. But I can't binary search on the video to find what is in it. At least mention what is in the video (I am talking about your win against tourist).I recently subscribed to William's channel because I liked his video about "mistakes competitive programmers do". It was a good one.Again it's your choice if you purposely want to name your videos as such but why are you surprised if you don't get as many views?
•  » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +8 Reason is most of the programmers aren't red or orange. Most of them are newbies,specialists,experts and pupils. What errichto does is he provides content of the level so all are fascinated to watch. What william lin does is he sometimes explains the problems first and then solve them (Which he was not doing before like you). If u will start making videos on problems with difficulty level ranging 1600-2000 you will see significant improvement in your views too. Why people will watch you boring screen casts if you don't do commentary in english? Now your point is are they dumb to go to problem statements yaa of course they will go but why will they come back because again you will start in russian. So you want people to see you type.
•  » » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +11 I am doing screencasts with commentary, and I am writing it in video title when I do it, so both your claims are invalid?
•  » » » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +17 You explanation sucks. You can only understand what you speak and what you are trying to do. William lin and errichto does way better than you . First you should consider making short videos then you will realise to master that art.
•  » » » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +23 Um_nik you're sitting on a goldmine with your problem solving ability and personality. You could easily be very popular on Youtube if you condense your videos to be shorter (fast forward?) and give explanations and commentaries in clear English. You could be like tyler1 of CP...
•  » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +4 I watch your videos even I don't understand them
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -25 @Um_nik, please go and cry on some other platform. But please leave Codeforces alone. PLEASE.
•  » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +129 bro umnik is really better than 1000 cyans
•  » » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 3 →   +68 Your last point doesn't make sense, you could put all cyans (could extend this into higher ranks too) in the world in a team and um_nik is still better than them.Edit: I'm not disagreeing with the rude part
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 3 →   +22 Yes Um_nik is a better coder than 1000 cyans. I'm talking about being rude in general is bad if you want to be a Youtuber. 1000 cyans is only an example, and not the best example.
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   0 You are better than others at something doesn't mean you will call others stupid.
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -25 tfg and rotavirus Stop Flattering Um_nik.
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +52 Math checks out. According to team rating formula you need 66578 people rated 1500 to have more than 0.5 probability to beat um_nik but number of cyans (with at least 2 contests) is only around 35k and they're mostly low cyan.
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +47 I would actually watch a contest like this. Can we have a special Codeforces round, all cyans who want to participate vs Um_nik? We can count only the highest-scoring submission for each problem for cyans.My guess is that who wins depends on the number of problems, round duration, and average difficulty. On div1 level cyans would lose. On div2 and div3 rounds they will have like 30-70% chance to win. If there are 10 problems with difficulty <= 2000-2200, cyans probably will win.
•  » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +67 Found preview of the match:
•  » » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   0 I_love_Hoang_Yen his videos focus on a set of hard problems, while errichto and william lin videos mostly focuses on a particular problem. no one like to watch set :) i many times just watched for 5 min, couldn't get and then close.
•  » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -21 Bro why even bother replying to him. He is rude and won't listen to you. He says it himself that he can't handle criticism well. I think he has some personal problems. I pity him.
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 4 →   0 looking at his face he looks cool , calm and chill person but seeing his behaviour, yes he is upto mark. I will not say him rude because he is quite helpful but he is very moody person. when he is happy he will help you but when he is not then he dont like any one.
•  » » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +3 Wow, my explanation sucks? Care to elaborate?Agree with everything else
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   0 because while describing solution there are no pictures to understand as it is in william lin and errichto videos.
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +81 Let's look at Both these problems have rating 2600, but it won't be exactly a fair comparison because of many other factors.Errichto: Read statement out loud. Summarize some parts of statement, so it's easier to follow. Thinking: Start with saying graph is special & draw a graph. Explain high level idea (after 1 billion move, no robot are in same position) Make use of drawing to give example Some low-level details are not clear. Coding: Explain what he's doing while coding (e.g. why he's creating function read_row()). Helpful comments (e.g. explain what parent is storing). Long variable names for non-trivial things (e.g. anybody_can_reach_you). Um_nik: No explanation of statement. Thinking: very long explanation where I was only able to get very high level idea. It's because of a combination of issues: bad English: I can't figure out many words. Turning on CC did not help. many long pauses explanation have no structure: too much details while overall idea was still not clear. Coding: no explanation. Variable names not helpful (e.g. forPos).
•  » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   -82 Wow, you took a problem for which I had 20 minutes so I had to hurry. How about don't be biased? Look at the previous problem in the same screencast for example.And I do always read statement out loud in my commentary screencasts. I guess my English is that bad. Or maybe yours?
•  » » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +136 Sure I was biased and my English is bad. I already wasted 40 mins watching your video + Errichto video where I learned nothing. Let's not waste more of each other's time. Have a nice day and good luck with your channel.
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   0 Try teaching something to 1000 cyans, see how many understand? Ask them for feedback.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +121 Seems like someone is begging 1000 cyans to subscribe to his channel.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -11 subscribed ;)
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +11 Actually I had watched some of your screencasts on youtube. Sincerely your english voice is not really pure and I guess that maybe the reason.
•  » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   0 Of course I cannot compete with native speaker such as William, but I think that my English is not that much worse than Kamil's.
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -11 LOL Errichto what you did to him. hahahahahaha
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +25 I also don't think your English is too bad. But I think you are somehow are biased that everyone can understand things as fast you speak. You are LGM, and most people seeking such content are <=1500. You can decide what your target audience is, there are cyans, greens and greys and then there are experts and CM's. These categories are the only significant sized audiences. Earlier Errichto's content was more focused on experts to masters. Now he has moved to like cyans, greens and greys, mostly because this category of audiences is bigger.Now depending on your target audience you want the explanations to be suited to their level. You can't expect them to know everything above their level, but if you fix your target audience you know they should at least know about common things and you can skip those things in explanations. At last I am not demanding something, but I want you to atleast understand why your viewership is less.TL;DR: Fix your audience, make explanations suited for their skill level. And bam, you get viewership from audience of that skill level.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +11 tmwilliamlin168 also has a notepad open. He writes out his thoughts, so the audience can have a chance at following his thought process
 » 17 months ago, # |   +31 Lol everyone is triggered in this comment section
 » 17 months ago, # |   +42 I see Lockdown has been hard on all of us.
 » 17 months ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   -30 What Errichto and tmwilliamlin168 doing is exactly correct. Its always better to focus on mass community who are struggling than to make videos for yellow and reds. They got so many subscribers and likes because and only because people are finding their content to be useful and helpful and motivating which is seriously needed. Focus should be on building foundation for the people which is what errichto and william lin is doing. Once you make them upto a certain level then you don't need to train them. Others videos who does only screencast are not too helpful. Its just a show boasting of your skills. But why would any one care. If one is rank 3 on codeforces, then he is for himself not for others. If people are not getting any benefit why would they watch your videos and subscribe your channel. you are one for yourself. keep it upto yourself.
 » 17 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   -43 soem of best coders : tourist Retired_MiFaFaOvO Radewoosh rng_58 bmerry ecnerwala ksun48 Errichto SnapDragon Petr2nd category : Xellos
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +40 Some of dumbest ideas: sending a notification to this thread to each of these people.
•  » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -7 dont angry i will also put you but in 2nd category.
•  » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   +36 Some of dumbest ideas, part 2: thinking I care about that.
•  » » » » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -16 Sorry, i couldn't put you in first category. you are not like them. Just bcoz you don't get upset I put you in 2nd category.
 » 17 months ago, # |   +103 I'm surely excited to see fellow competitive programmer receiving a silver button. Congratulations! Keep up the good work!
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   -35 Hello how are you. seeing you after a long time : )
 » 17 months ago, # |   0 I unsubscribed so you don't reach ()k subs and keep coding.