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By Nifty1303, 7 days ago, In English,

From my point of view

Initial rating is needed to be decreased for new users in Codeforces. 1500 rating is a very high rating for new programmers. But generally the new people don't get it. So as usual,their rating decreases after some contests(Despite solving A and B). Subsequently,a lot of people start to think that competitive coding is not their kind of thing. This is actually a wrong concept though. I guess,1000 might be a better rating to start.

I would be very happy knowing others opinion regarding this!

Happy Coding!

 
 
 
 
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MikeMirzayanov's already thinking about it. You can check here

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That's true. My rating fell as low to 937. But by practicing and participating in contests I learnt a lot of things and kept myself motivated. Hoping to become blue soon! :-) Simple Mantra: Just don't give up!!

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    Yeah I'm speaking from my experience. Also I've seen friends who lost their interest just for this. Btw,hopefully you're going to reach Blue very soon,best of luck!

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      People should take it as a challenge. Losing interest is never an option. Just practice enough and effectively. Thanks Nifty1303

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This is a much needed step. Solving just one problem made me a specialist in my first contest, which was not an accurate depiction of my solving skills. A rating of 1000 seems like a better place to start

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    Yes,you got my point. This is what I'm trying to say.

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The total rating changes in a contest is almost a zero-sum game. (From what I remember is zero-sum plus little modifications for top ranks in the contest). Elo rating is relative, so a user with rating 1200 in old system will equivalent to rating 700 in new system. You will still get your rating decreases in the first few contests.

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    Host long challange instead!!??? Thanks for down vote my f***

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    Still isn't it better to start as a newbie rather than starting as a specialist?

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Thanks for your responses everyone