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By CM_Dan4Life, 11 months ago, In English

I suggest a new colour for 3500+ rating

Am I the only one?

I would like to hear your views on this. PS. I'm expecting downvotes.

 
 
 
 
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But what do you care about 3500+?? There are hardly 4-5 people in that range and we already know them very well :P

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    Isn't that a reason for a new colour? When LGM was first introduced, not many ppl were in the LGM range and now...

    This could also help in making others get higher rating.

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      But if you think that's the reason then why only 3500+? We already have top rated on the right side of codeforces so why not change the colour of top 10 participants? But being said that I don't think it would create much difference for them.

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        A new colour has some psychological effects I guess so it could make a difference. If there weren't a colour after IGM I doubt there would be as many 3000+ rated ppl now. And it's about time...

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          Yes, I'm sure the LGMs below 3500 are only below that because they don't try hard enough.

          On a less snarky note, I don't see any reason to create a new color that only 3-4 people will ever have at a time. If your argument is that it provides motivation, I would say that there is a chance the opposite effect occurs. If you look at the rating distribution graph across all user (including inactive ones), you see a spike right after ever color cutoff. The only potential real effect I see happening here is another Retired_MiFaFaOvO who gets a high rating and then ditches CF contests on that account.