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By toxicYLS, history, 13 months ago, In English

Hi, Codeforces Community!

I hope everyone is well and doing good in these hard times :D

Every now and then I see newcomers asking naive questions related to various elements of this site. For e.g. how the rating system works, what are the divisions, what is scoring etc. I often see this type of queries in the blog posts of rounds or in dedicated blogs. I see most of the things are already covered in the Help section but it is still outdated and many new ideas that Codeforces have implemented are not covered such as introducing new divisions, change in the rating system, etc.

So, my idea is: whenever there is something new that is changed in the site blog posts related to that can be added in the Help section. How should they look is a subjective question but they can be displayed how Home section is displayed or just links to them can work as well. This will be helpful and everyone can be updated even if you miss something.

Please, express your thoughts on this in comments. Even if you think otherwise, your opinions are always welcome :)

 
 
 
 
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Well, this blog vanished into oblivion. Does no one think it is useful? :(

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Indeed what you said is right and it should be implemented. But since you are just pupil, so people don't bother to even read your opinion. I understand your pain.

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Even if this feature is implemented, it will not stop people from asking naive questions like "Is it Rated ?" in every obvious rated rounds

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    They ask it in a sarcastic way. I'm not suggesting this for silly questions but many times people ask genuine questions about their ratings, divisions and stuff. So idea is whenever any feature is implemented Mike or someone else from the team writes a blog. They can just append that blog in help section.