Nowadays there are a lot of memes posted on blogs every day. And after 6 months, I understood that.
So today I think I should tell you about my own story :)
(For all fellow meme creators and a bit to answer this blog)
When I started Codeforces, I didn't care about memes much. Then I saw right below my rating is my contribution, and it stays zero. I was very confused about that.
Later I saw lots of blogs, full of comments. Many of them are memes, with upvotes and even downvotes. I realized that they can affect their contribution.
I wonder: "What if I post a meme on this platform?" So I start searching about memes, and how to make them. Not much after I post my first ever meme on Codeforces.
I got lots of upvotes. I was so happy because my contribution increases a lot. I started making some more. A lot more. I used every chance ever to post my own meme, to see my contribution increases and being satisfied.
But then, one of my memes got downvoted. I was very angry, and even post a blog complaining about downvotes. I was being hated, got downvotes, and most importantly, my contribution decreases.
I was sad, depressed. A lot. Once I even think about leaving Codeforces.
But then, lots of my friends told me to change. They told me that contribution is not as important as your rating.
I looked back and can't even believe what have I done. I asked myself how I became a meme creator and how I was being a people like that.
I was being like crazy. I was looking at my upvotes, my comments like every minute, and forgot what I really here to do.
My friends really made me change my mind. So I changed to what I am today.
Now I am back to what I really am, not caring about memes anymore. I am very proud of myself, about how I escaped that.
So, yeah! That is my full story, about how I got into contribution, memes, and how I got out of that. Now I can look back and tell myself "Phew! Glad that I am not making memes anymore :)"
If you want to prove that my story is true, just go into my blogs, comments, and how I used to post.
And finally, thank you, guys. Thank you Codeforces, and my friends, for making me change, and realized that how life really is.
Feel free to hear your own story and opinions :)
See you soon! :) ****
They told me that contribution is not as important as your rating.
Rating is important?
Yes. Rating tells me about am I good at competitive programming or not :)
Obviously it is , doesn't matter how much you pretend to oppose this.
Well, I really don't care. But yes, it feels good to have a good rating which indirectly shows your problem solving skills
What's the point of having problem solving skills if it leads to nothing smh. Of course either rating or contest placement matters if you do cp, that's the point of the competition. Imagine if futbol players were like "I don't care about the score, just my futbol skillz."
I was just being honest.If you are forcibly doing cp, because you want to get into Google or other dream company, then better leave it. I never force myself. If rating or placement would matter that much, Tourist would have took the job at facebook or google by now as he has at least the highest rating than anyone, but he still competes. It depends on perspective.
Well you don't have to use rating for getting a job...
It's like how people compete in any other sport to get top ranks, not because they're looking for some other job, but because its a competition and they want to win.
[Insert you play to win meme]
So yeah, downvote if you want, but if you suppose to post dozens of comments in an hour and addicted to posting memes on this platform like me before, don't. It doesn't make you better at this. Please.
Interesting that you came here for rating and then discovered contribution later. I came to Codeforces for contribution and then discovered it also had a rating system.
I came here for contribution and discovered it had Monogon
I came here for tourist and discovered it had Monogon
Similar story but with ratings every -90 and below comes off as heavily depressing. (and at this point I have stopped caring about how many months it has been since I began on CF)
Being as slow as it is a single bad performance sweeps off some 3 contests worth delta.. (sorry I ain't that good enough to make a +150 in a single round)
well just back to grinding and doing problems.
A single contest can help you gain whatever you lost. even for a noob like me xD so just try and don't care about how much you gain or lose. just try performing.
did you post this blog for contribution ? joking btw
Very interesting question!