MikeMirzayanov's blog

By MikeMirzayanov, 5 months ago, In English

Hello, Codeforces!

Unfortunately, I report that I decided to reschedule this round. I'm afraid that something might go wrong. Some strange database behavior has appeared, which leads to slow operation in completely unexpected places (it never was and should not be). I will work hard to fix it. My recent tests show that this can dramatically increase judging time (and leads to a huge queue). I don't want to risk the efforts of the writer, the coordinator, testers, and your time. Sorry about it, I was trying to fix it for many hours but I need more time. Hope it will be a great round!

Mike.

UPD 1: I temporarily rescheduled it on May, 6. But I'll discuss the date with the writer and coordinator and reschedule it again to the date they want.

UPD 2: Monogon approved that May/06/2020 17:35 (Moscow time) is good new date and time for the round. See you in 3 days!

UPD 3: It seems I've fixed the issue. It turned that it was connected with week ago incident. Now it is 4 AM and time to sleep.

 
 
 
 
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happy fixing!

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    Like a person is all ready with all the pen and paper stuff, and page reloads:

    "Round has been rescheduled!"

    That's disappointing!

    But yeah! Happy fixing. Hoping this get fixed soon and the round is preponed(pardon!) again.

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      Badducoder ah what a strategy to improve your contributions, just reply to the first comment of the blog with a joke. Maybe i should try this too

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      Happy winter solstice day!!1

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      it's ok to postpone it instead of doing unrated round.

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        Good*

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        It is, indeed. We'd rather wait for a good contest, than wait in a judging queue. I must say, really commendable on Mike's part to take a timely decision and then work so hard in fixing the problem as soon as possible. Really impressive how dedicated he is.

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    Stay home & Fix also

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    a delayed round much better than a techically bad round, if things went wrong during contest that would have created more problems, but still hoping the delay is shorter than 3 days

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    orz you're pupil but you should have been LGM

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Yes , I saw a long queue 3 hours ago.

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    DO NOT MAKE it on May 6th cuz its devil's day. Unrated round? What? orz

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      Your family called you a special child, didn't they?

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last hope to pass two hours of quarantine has been rescheduled. xD

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We saw this coming ;(

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!!!???

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Hope you fix it soon.

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while giving virtual contest today I encountered a long queue

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Understandable. Have a nice day

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F

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It's completly okay! Thanks for all of your effots.

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hopefully , you will be able to fix it very soon .

thanks for your hard work

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Mike take as much time you want. I personally feel you guys are doing so good for the community. These small-time delays won't affect even a bit.

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Thank you for the timely update! I'm glad to hear that the round won't be affected negatively by queueforces. Hoping for great problems soon :)

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    Yeah,but probably they can sneak in a look at Atcoder's/Topcoder's/Codechef's backend codes, never seen a contest getting delayed over there

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    Try CodeChef ....you will fall in love with Codeforces if you saw their queue time during short contest!!

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      Sure, will try. Maybe I should stay away from the comments section, they're downvoting anything wildly :'(

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Thank you, Mike!

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urrrgghhh!!

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    Don't be upset — at least you are guaranteed to remain specialist for 3 more days.

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Hopefully it'll be fixed

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Happy bug hunting!

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Edited

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It’s a pity that I can’t write today, but this is the best decision

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looking forward to it!

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shit!!! Contest was my only weekend plan.

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This was my only weekend plan.

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Its very nice that you are working hard to make sure everything is fine, thanks for your effort. I was warming up :(.

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No problem...Hope it didn't catch Corona...

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we hope this gets fixed soon. GoodLuck and thanks for your efforts

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Thanks for your support, Mike!

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I started practicing for this contest but every submission was getting queued, i realized that time only , this round may have some issues, but its completely okay.

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Man, only giving up 3 minutes before the scheduled round. This is impressive AND inspiring. And I thought the production issues I've dealt with, were bad.

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It's OK.

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Yesterday, I waited for more than 1 hour to get my solution judged. That's good that it is rescheduled.

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Is it the first time that we know the scoring distribution 3 days before a round?

EDIT: going live now with problem-solving of past div1 problems anyway https://www.twitch.tv/errichto

EDIT2: recording available on Youtube: https://youtu.be/qOk0MY2-v5E

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    Now we can make a strategy about scoring distribution for the rest of the days. LOL!

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    It can change also.

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    Is it true that increase in ratings is directly proportional to have good sense of humor?

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      Judging by some CF comments... yes.

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      This is actually an interesting topic for debate. Some say your sense of humor increases because of your rating others say that competitive programming is a huge joke so we are essentially practicing comedy. I mean just take look at Xellos the guy is a walking meme took him years of practice to get to that.

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        My competitive programming is a huge joke, yeah. That's what 4chan does, it induces a no-fucks-given sense of humour in people. After all, when someone calls you a faggot for the 1000th time, you worry less whether people will find you funny/smart and just go with what you want.

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    We also know the editorial.

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      idk why these stupid fags in this platform dislike such a comment. Shame on those sissies. Cheers to you bro.

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    Not really as in educational rounds we know the distribution even before declaration of the round

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    Person of your caliber doesn't need scoring distribution before, @Errichto Legend _/_

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      sure. But i think you meant this "_/_"

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        Lol joke's on you. Also stop warranting unnecessary comments. Nobody is really interested in hearing what a grey coder has to say!

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    the round which was held on the 5th or 6th of December 2016 was postponed too (its initial date was the 2nd of December) because mike was riding in the train from Saratov to spb

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I was waiting for it

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This should be really a great round))

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Waiting for a long time :(.. Good decision though :)

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no round is better than an unrated one or a one with long queue. good decision!

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No worries. I'll do a virtual contest instead. Thank you for the platform.

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Take your time :)

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No problem We know you tried your best to make it happen at scheduled time. We hope it will be fixed soon.

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Good luck on fixing it ^^ It is ok

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OK, I was surprised to see that the next contest will be in the next 3 days, Thanks Mike!

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thank you for delaying the contest. Anyway it would have been sub-standard problems. :)))

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We prefer a flawless contest rather than a contest with a long queue for some reason. :)

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Is there any chance for this round held before 6?

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Atleast its better than facing long queues on submissions :). Hope it gets fixed soon

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Never mind.Hope to fix it soon.

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But why delay it three days? does this mean the problem can't be fixed sooner?

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will everyone get chance to de-register or register again?

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    few people who are available today may be unavailabe on a later day, so will de registering be allowed?

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That was my only weekend plan!

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10 mins before contest, wtf. People have plans you know

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    Being red dosent mean you are always busy. Moreover i think people who are grey are busier than redcoders since we have lot other things to do. Good day brah.

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    +1, I would strongly prefer to know about this half an hour ago. I wouldn't waste any time then, and I'm sure it's similar for many other people. Still, moving a round even a second before the start is better than having a bad round.

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      Seriously!? You think he knew he can't fix the problem but he waited till 10 minutes before the contest to announce it!

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        I can assume it, but can you?

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        Leave it, only people having experience in Django, nodeJS, react (real programming) can know that. Not people who solve math and then hard code it to get points!

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      absolutely, a delayed round much better than a technically bad round

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    But doesn't that also "indicate" that the management tried till the very end ; in order to fix the issue ; so as the contest can be carried on the time when it was meant to be carried !

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      you have a butterfly in you profile how can i read your comment.

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And I was like, "Mom, I can't now, I am busy"

It's alright tho, good luck at fixing Mike, take as much time you need.

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Hard Work never goes in vain have a Good Day!!

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Hopefully you will come soon ...

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I was expecting this as there was a long queue some 6 hrs ago. Fair Judgement respecting everyone's effort and time. Happy Fixing!!

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I appreciate your hard work.

All the best.

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Is there a way to unregister?

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why 6th may, not 4th or 5th?

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    Probably because it requires time to fix any issue, if I'm not wrong. :P

    Btw as it is mentioned in the post, it is still subject to be rescheduled.

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    re-read. I think you can do that.

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    Because you are not helping them to fix the issue sooner.

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    guys, i meant that it is easy to reschedule it again to future, but it is hard to reschedule it to past

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      But it is better to reschedule for a later date once than to reschedule for an earlier date and later realize that it needs to be rescheduled again.

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        Disagree, but fff

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          Some people don't appreciate their daily plans being repeatedly upset.

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    Probably just being safe with how much time it'll take to fix the bug. No point re-scheduling again tomorrow :P

    I guess it might still be moved up in case it is fixed in time.

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    Mark :

    I temporarily rescheduled it on May, 6. But I'll discuss the date with the writer and coordinator and reschedule it again to the date they want.

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That's fine, unexpected things DO happen sometimes. Hope you can figure out what's wrong, and prevent this from happening in the future!

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Is three days quite a lot of time?

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Thanks, This is why everybody loves Codeforces. :)

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It's good to hear that because I'm tired now. (I'm in China, and it's 22:35 now)

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We will still be live at 19:00 with some other Codefores problems:

https://youtu.be/HneuObfyDtw

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I wish this post was added a few hours earlier, I skipped the Atcoder Beginning contest 166 because of this, since the schedule was going to hectic for me. :(

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Why do all the great people have habit of apologising?

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coincidentally I have my OS assignment deadline today , rescheduling is good news for me :)

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I was relaxing a bit before this round and was waiting. Suddenly telegram pop-up appeared. happy fixing.

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It's okay ,it's better to have satisfying contest rather than a long queue ! It really distracting for some of us if the judge takes a long time to give us the verdict

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happy fixing!

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human innate character -- pigeon :(

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This is far better than announcing the round as unrated (due to the queue) later!

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Ok no problem, this is a very correct decision

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I'm not disappointed. Beer time! Thank you for all your effort.

p.s. I just wonder if our registrations can be canceled. There can be someone who could make it today, but not the following day

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It's okay...You guys are helping everyone to learn, so this short delays wont affect so much :-)

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But they already know the score distribution, it is all void now

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    can you please explain how knowing the score distribution changes things?

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      I wish I knew myself

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      It significantly reduces the urge to post a comment asking for the score distribution.

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$125658, Karl!

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Oh!

It's regretful for us Chinese students who will be staying at school!

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Thank god this issue has been adressed before the contest

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Code forces has been strange lately. Randomly logging people off in the middle of contests, strange behavior right after contests end (website breaks or testing takes forever). So maybe the issue that's making you cancel is actually something deeper.

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hope you can fix it soon :3

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Probably COVID-19 mutated so much so it infected the database

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sed lyf monogon

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Oh, it's really hard decision, but really right...

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Round 639:- Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet

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Try restarting Codeforces :P

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RIP

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Thanks for your information.so upcoming contest

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happy fixing!!!

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Thanks for the hard work.

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I guess it happened for the first time in codeforces history!

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perfectly matches with the year :)

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All the best! I hope you'll be able to solve the issue ASAP!

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Wish that I have a way to fix it with you together :'(

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sleep,sleep

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We will right here waiting for you.See you on May,6.

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I'll have dinner on time :)

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    Np it is completely ok with all of u...! writers effort and your effort salute to that Happy Fixing i Hope your hard work leads to Success at the earliest.....!

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It' dosen't matter, Happpy fixing!

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Is it related to the long queue this morning?Anyway it is much better than stuck in queue during a contest.Hope it will be fixed soon.

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"I don't want to risk the efforts of the writer, the coordinator, testers, and your time. Sorry about it, I was trying to fix it for many hours but I need more time. Hope it will be a great round!" -this is the care for community and that is why I Love Codeforces.

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I want my money back ;)

Jokes aside, MikeMirzayanov thank you so much for your work, and for all the joy it brings to so many people.

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It is indeed a good call and we know you tried your best. Good Luck!! Would be great if you could also blog about the fix too.

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Thanks a lot MikeMirzayanov and don't be sorry, you've already gifted us with such a great platform. Believe you'll fix database problems soon.

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Another pandemic?

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    Well defenitely feels like one ! lol . All of a sudden ,everything is postponed

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guess the total number of registered participants in the next 3 days.

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Agreed! Better late than sorry.

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Sad life:(

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I was very happy that round was on Sunday ,because all the other days I am busy and now you rescheduled it... come on... Thank you ! ! !

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Good Luck

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All will be well. Happy fixing! :)

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Hope it will be fixed.

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5 months ago, # |
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Why do people upvote this fkn post, are you insane, is it some kind of cult of Mike, you just in love with every post of him??!

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    I personally upvoted this post because of his sincere effort to keep up this great community.

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    actually fault is not yours

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    cant agree more with you on this one though. Fkin sissies and weebs everywhere

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    because you have to respect other people's work, and delayed round is better then failed one

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    It's like this is your first time on CF

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This is the platform where everything monitored in a great way!!! Hope you will fix it soon Mike.

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Saves a contest from getting unrated. (Big Save)

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One good effect of this: lots of participants because we have lots of time to register.

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i hope this contest will be held in May,4 or May,5. Cause our holiday is from May,1 to May 5. i don't want to see this contest takes up my weekday's nights.

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i waited for 30 min :<, but no problem, i hope you fix it soon, i will wait for it :3

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Ok, no worry. Hope, you will fix it soon. All the best. Take love a lot.

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MikeMirzayanov please have a look at CodeChef backend and learn a lesson or two from over there to conduct challenges. Codeforces backend is too weak to handle lot many people, single man cannot do all the job try and understand!

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i waited so long for this round. i am sad.

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    codeforces rounds are like best friends in quarantine days.

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![ ](EBMw-Yr-UWk-AE8p-Nz)

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    I was more than sure this meme would be posted

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That's why I hate Coronaforces it has long queues while Codeforces simply reschedules the round! Good Job.

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Like Doctors are saving us from the Covid-19 virus Mike saved us from Computer Virus! Thank you :)

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Ah, it's ok. It affected only 20,000 people, not a big deal.

Didn't you think about spending 125000$ on hiring a team of infrastructure engineers, instead of struggling with bugs, DDOS attacks, 403, 404, server crashes, and electricity problems and apologizing for that all the time?

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    true

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    I think it would be hard to find a more competent team than the one working on Codeforces already. The bugs mainly appear during the efforts to add new features and make CF faster and safer.

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    yeah, feeling really bad for those 20k people who today were denied a service which they have been using freely using for years. I think mike is way too generous in apologising for issues like these. He could easily say(and he wouldn't be a bit wrong in doing so) "just fuck off you 20k people if you don't like my free service"

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      We are not paying anything does not mean that we don't have right to criticise.
      Its quite possible that Mike and team gets some monetary profit from the site.
      Do you think that companies/organisations would sponsor the site if there were no participants ?
      I agree with Slowmotionsuicide to some extent.

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      Have you heard about the term "responsibility"?
      It's 2020 now, all services on the internet are free, but it doesn't mean that administration is not responsible for providing quality services for users.

      Another thing is that Codeforces used to be Mike's personal sandbox, however, it's not that anymore since the day he accepted sponsorship from Telegram and launched a crowdfunding campaign. Now he is responsible for providing quality services to those [companies and people] who paid him money. Also, he has to respect users in order to expect respect from us back.

      I'm not blaming him for bugs or anything, I'm blaming him for being too selfish and continuing to run such a large platform on his own. Usually, a couple of large failures is enough to understand that something should be changed globally, however, for Mike it's not enough even dozens of them.

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    Then I think you would have to pay 100$/month to be a premium user to participate in the contests or just watch the standings as a free user. Be thankful that you are getting such quality contests for free and without annoying ads. If they use the whole money for hiring a team then who will make problems for free?

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      For what? FYI Telegram covers all the expenses for paying to problem setters.
      Moreover, there are several other online CP platforms that work properly, provide the same services for free, and don't launch any crowdfunding. How do they manage to do that? Maybe they have better management?

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    How much do you think the work of a decent software engineer costs?

    Moreover, there's already a team of (I guess, mostly) students who work on Codeforces infrastructure.

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      +1
      For example, in USA $125K is yearly income of one decent software engineer, not of a team. Also, Codeforces doesn't start cowdfounding every year and have other expenses than only website infrastructure.

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    Such irony that user which didn't pay any cent point out on how Codeforces team should spend these money.

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    What are you upset about? It's a free service being provided. Stop being entitled.

    You're making a faulty assumption that websites with more funds necessarily perform better but arguably the second most popular CP website (CodeChef) has a massive parent company but still glitches out during almost every short contest. (And even that is not such a big deal)

    Plus, Mike specifically posted that they have been working on the bug for some time and he just doesn't want to risk wasting the efforts of the contest makers.

    Happy fixing.

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Can I cancel the registration? I might be busy :/

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    sw10pa just dont participate in the contest, it won't be rated for you if don't submit anything. No need to cancel registeration.

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I was trying to fix it for many hours but I need more time.

Don't want to be that guy but it would have been great if you could have indicated it earlier somewhere that the contest may be rescheduled since you had known about this issue for a few hours. Anyway, thanks for working hard to fix the issue for us :)

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Unfortunately, in China, the Labor Day holiday was over on May 6. (T_T) Maybe consider canceling the registered status?

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    same problem, but different situation ...

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Waiting....

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It's a little bit late to announce.But,I am eagerly waiting for the next schedule.Because Codeforces is the best platform to me.Thank you,Codeforces community.

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There are 6 days gap is between round #639 and #640. It's not a big deal that the contest is rescheduled. Now the gap time is reduce into 3 days but increases for today's contest.... :-D

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The current status of problemset is like a long jam on a highway. Every submission is "in queue".

Hope it will be fixed as soon as possible. Thanks for your efforts.

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    it ended now! All submissions are getting judged now!Cheers!!

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I'll climb ladders then. Happy fixing.

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Happy fixing!

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Thanks for all of your effots!!!

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let's go to dota))

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Better to postpone it, than risk it.

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My submission of a problem was queued from half an hour before the contest..I guessed correct that something will happen :)

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Hopefully in this crisis moment everyone will be safe and sound and and take part in this contest in the rescheduled time.

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Yaarr..

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Waiting!!

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Effort is appritiated .

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I think people saying "Happy fixing !","Hope you fix it soon" and "Have a nice day" are actually Mike's bots.

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Its alright thanks for your effort. Hope you fix it soon

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The questions those are rated below 800 isn't showing . Hope you will fix it soon

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I really wanted to experience blind contest, you don't get judged during the contest, and lots of hacks.

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    I think this could be done in Gym if there is a option for that, also this would make it unrated so no need to sorry about rating.

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That is a bad news.

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Thank you, Mike! I hope you can fix it soon.

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Hope it gets fixed soon, eagerly waiting to solve some problems as I came back after a long time. You are the best Mike

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3 Days!! :(

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This may be a coincidence, but tomorrow will be the first day students and pupil come back to school in Vietnam. If the contest starts, we have to decide between stay awake until 12AM(GMT+7) or go to sleep. So I think the positive part is, that we could take a nice sleep today before go to school. Anyway, hope the bug will be fix soon, and I can stay awake the day this contest begins <3

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happy fixing! It's very unfriendly to Chinese students (especially middle school students).We only have time during May Day holiday(but I'll wait for the next round!I hope that Codeforces will run better!)

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Bad news for Chinese students but thanks for your efforts:)

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I understand the situation and the decision. But I'm really sad to miss the last Codeforces contest before the new school term which will begin on May 6th (crying...). Anyway, hope the bug can be fixed quickly.

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It allows me to go to bed earlier

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Could you please reschedule it eariler? I think three days are too long. (For example could you reschedule it on May 4th?)

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so , now we ride

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    Please post memes in english or with translation :)

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      me -> round

      technical problems with codeforces -> me -> round

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      I can try, but my English is very bad and I think you will be laughing at my mistakes more than my memes :)

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  • Last contest with "read all the problems" didn't end well,and this contest with this sentence doesn't start well:(
  • so,just change it into"read all the problems after system test ends" :)
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hope the round will be tomorrow...

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I am pretty new to codeforces. Wanna ask if I registered but absent from it, would it be counted towards my rating? Thank you

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    No, if you register but don't make a submission then your rating won't change!

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    As far as I know, it won't. It's said that you must have at least one submission to make the contest contribute to your rating.

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    Not, if you have not sent a single package.

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How many of you think round would be rescheduled before 6 May ?

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I spent 50¥ returning to home for a chance to take the round.But when I'm done a shower and opened up with Ubuntu I saw it canceled... How can I explain all this to my mum since she prepared a big dinner for me to come home? Haha

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Please schedule it on 5th may

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it's okay....

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ffgfg

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Rescheduling is better than long queue(Having long queue is like having bull shit in contest time!). Hope everything will be okay soon.

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This is a lot better than an unrated round IMO. Thanks for your efforts.

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    He didn't ;___;.

    But I really appreciate this meme. It's not an often case that such a wholesome meme makes me laugh so much.

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Best Of Luck Man ^_^ . You and Codeforces Team are doing a great job . I just like how well codeforces manages everything so well ^_^ . This Long Queue Problem has become an issue for a few days i guess . I hope everything goes well ^_^

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Codeblocks 20.03 is out. It's high time to upgrade your old one to gcc 8.1.0.

Codeblocks https://www.fosshub.com/Code-Blocks.html

Happy Coding.

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    this is why you are still grey.

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      I don't aspire to be a red one. But I enjoy it being a member of this talented community. Wish you will be red one soon. Good night.

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      You are also grey you know c; Stop offending people! Who knows, maybe a grey coder is better than a red coder in other subjects/items apart from competitive programming. Don't judge people by their rating!!

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I am not worthy of giving a suggestion but you should have said at least an hour back anyway,Thank you for rescheduling.

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Is there a way to unregister for the contest since one might be able to participate on the rescheduled date?

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    just dont participate in the contest, it won't be rated for you if don't submit anything. No need to cancel registeration.

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All the best

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took a nap 15 min before..woke up at 8:15(10 min late).. thought people may have done A or B also(worried).. Found contest rescheduled..what else u can ask for??

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Huge queue is a big issue, It reduces the total number of submissions in a day of any individual. Please fix it Mike.

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I appreciate your hard work. I will finally have dinner with my parents after a long time.

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i hope it will be earlier than 3 day

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the queue seems to be cleared now :)

hope we have the round (re-)rescheduled prior to 6 May

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So disappointing! But that learned me how important Codeforces contests have become in my life

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Thanks Mike. Take your time as much you need to repair it. .Do not need to hurry.

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Happy Fixing!!!

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Happy Fixing u are the best.

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  Vote: I like it +15