MikeMirzayanov's blog

By MikeMirzayanov, 2 years ago, In English

Hello Codeforces!

This unusual and difficult 2020 has come to an end! What will the new year be like? I wish all of us that we have the opportunity to meet in person so that the contests take place not only online. I ask you to think of something important and good. Let this wish come true!

We have had a large number of rounds this year. I hope we have pleased you with interesting problems. Thanks to the round coordinators and writers! You make our community richer. Please make us happy in 2021!

I wish the participants victories over yourself (and over problems!) and development of your skills, interest and curiosity!

Hello, 2021!

And we have traditional gifts!

Change Handle Feature

Hurry! Only until the 10th of January, you can change your handle (but only once)! Note that it will be possible to roll back the changes or change the handle again only after a year. Be careful what you wish for.

You can change your handle to the new one which wasn't used before by anybody or which was used by you before. The links to a profile page with an old handle would automatically redirect to the actual profile.

Again, this year if you took part in at least 10 rounds you can request a handle of an inactive participant. It means that the participant should have a period of activity on Codeforces of at most 180 days, this period should be in 2017 or earlier. The inactive participant can't have posted comments, messages and so on. It can't take part in more than 2 contests. It will be automatically renamed and informed by email. A user has the opportunity to request back his/her handle: in this case, we will roll back the change and return your previous handle to you. If you can't change your handle to another, it means that some requirement doesn't meet. Please do not ask me to do something with it. Especially, I do not like requests like "this is my second account, I took an interesting handle myself". I'm not Santa Claus.

Talking about handles I always
reminisce the following story. Once a user wrote me the message: "Please change my handle from I_love_Valya to I_love_Sveta, as I no longer love Valya ..."

New Year's Masquerade of Colors and Ranks

The traditional magical tab has appeared in the profile setting. Happy New Year!

MikeMirzayanov

 
 
 
 
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Modern new years require modern gifts, Mike :p.

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Let the chaos begin!

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    As a new year gift, give me a positive contribution please! :)

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Happy new Year Everyone!!!

Let the new year bring new colors to your life (and new colors on codeforces too ;)

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now on codeforces

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Gifts only codeforces can provide!! Thank you CF! Happy new Year everyone!!

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What should my new handle be?

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I would love to have an option of setting the rank to Headquarters too with that damn bold black color next year.

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Thanks again for last year’s amazing experience on CF , as a contestant, member of the community, tester, and writer!

Happy New Year!

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I Also love someone, but they don't love me back :(

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I guess no one is giving a Downvote to this... XD .

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Why Errichto is displayed as Newbie ?

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Be careful what you wish for. Don't ignore this part like me. I was so angry to myself because of last few contests so i just made my handle cop which means trash in turkish.

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    Dont feel bad about it, cop seems cool in english.

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you guys get AC Overflow and a lot of positive delta this year!

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Happy new year to everyone and happy coding!!

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Is there a way to see one's old handle during this period. Man my friends list is so confusing

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    You can see their graph , that's the same as before

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      Do you distinguish your friends by their rating graph?

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It would be nice if you could take the handle of an account which has never been logged into, even if the account was created recently. I created an account with my desired handle in 2019, but there was an issue with the confirmation email and I couldn't log into the account, so I had to make a different one with a new email and my current handle. Now I have to wait until 2022 to get my handle back :(

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Happy new year guys!!! Its currently January first, 12 05 am in Indonesia !! Hope yall enjoy your last moments of 2020 wherever you may be living. May 2021 bring you all good luck and high rating!!

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Happy New Year everyone! ^_^

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Wish gl for everyone on 2021 and hope MikeMirzayanov can find a solution to avoid massive cheatings in future contests like in Good Bye 2020.

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I wonder how much the Codeforces community has grown this year

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Dear Santa(MikeMirzayanov), I'd like Hello 2021 contest for the New Year

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Is the rank change permanent? xD

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    Of course no)
    Only for New Year time, I guess, until January 10

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Talking about handles I always reminisce the following story. Once a user wrote me the message: "Please change my handle from I_love_Trygub to I_love_Monogon, as I no longer love Trygub ..."

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Happy New Year Everyone !!

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"Note that it will be possible to roll back the changes", what does this mean?

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    It means if you change your handle, you cannot change it back until next year.

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A lot of Indians are red coders XD!

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change the handle again "only after a year"

So.. are we sure of that ? cuz you typed it in italics

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    I guess that he just wants to emphasize this thing so that everyone won't regret changing their handles.

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First time LGM without inspecting element:)

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ashutosh450 Kaisey 8 months mein master chale gaye aap?

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The feeling of New year

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The best days for all newbies!

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i thought changing handle was part of temporary magic can anyone help me to revert settings? MikeMirzayanov ?

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Haters will say this is fake :p
Spoiler
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    !NotFake

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    The number of your friends:

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    Reaching red (Rating even more than tourist) and even get a contribution of +307 (Even more than Mike) in 4 months orz

    XD...

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    And you're even using mobile version!

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I want to be called "Legendary Expert" with Green handle. Any magic for that?

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    Change your handle to "Legendary_Expert" and see Santa's magic.

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can anyone suggest to me a good handle(I will be thankful for the rest of my life)

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Btw, is there Hello 2021 contest this year?

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Hello 2021 is more like hello "legendary grandmasters"

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    There is one problem with votes on my comment..one of my friend upvoted my comment and he says that my comment is not upvoted and its showing 0 ..please look at this admin MikeMirzayanov

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That feeling of commenting as CM, i always craved for!

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New Name suits me XD, Thanks

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for the 5th Year : Happy New Year Codeforces ...

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love this new magic feature

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happy new year to all of my fellow programmers

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hope i will enjoy competitive programming in this yr also

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People waiting for 2021 — Happy New year (pls upvote this comment) and rest can downvote my comment.... I just want to see how many people actually waiting for 2021 and i also want to get lots of upvote :)

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MikeMirzayanov Maybe Codeforces can allow changing the case of the handle permanently since the link to the profile is case insensitive anyways. What do you guys think?
Happy new Year Everyone :)

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    Suppose there is a handle name IJKL (Notice the capital I) and another handle name LJKL. If someone frequently change LJKL to lJKL (Notice the small L) then it will be too confusing for others. Also it makes easy to fool people.

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      That's the issue with current system as well. If we have two people capital I and small l We won't be able to figure out the difference

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"Be careful what you wish for." a quote from a creepy cartoon Coraline.

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So no Hello 2021 Contest ?

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So the handle i want is taken by an inactive user from over a year ago that joined exactly 3 contests, cant there be an exception for that?

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Best gift for 2021!!!! I become LGM lol! Thanks!

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Is there no Hello 2021 contest this time?

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Happy New Year to the codeforces family. A fun fact, At midnight of 31st December 2020 was asking me, So, tell me where shall I go? To the left ...? Where's nothing right Or to the right ...? Where nothing is left

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Happy new Year!I wish the magic handle will come ture in the next contest.

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Happy New Year, everyone!

I'd like to thank for the special gifts from Codeforces. It is really interesting to see so many IGM and LGM users and I love the colorful Codeforces!

There was a contest called "Good Bye 2020", and I wonder if there is going to be another contest called "Hello 2021" recently. I didn't join in the contest called "Good Bye 2020" because of the time (even though I made virtual participation). That's why I really want to meet one another contest during the short holidays.

(PS: As a new year gift, could you please give me upvotes?)

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In the start of 2021 many determined that they will be red in this year including me. In the end of the year; hope our wish will come true.

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I think the handle Weasel should be treated as an inactive user, but when I try to change my handle to weasel, the message "This handle is currently in use" occurs. Is there someone knows why?

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    First guess: they have sent at least one message

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    It means that the participant should have a period of activity on Codeforces of at most 180 days, this period should be in 2017 or earlier.

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Well, I can still reach my profile with the old handle. What's the use of changing the handle then?

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But Is It Rated?

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pog

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Tourist's rating isn't less than LGM even in this situation :D

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Everyone: change to LGM

Me, an intellectual:

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    It's just the color we deserve.

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Wow, changing my color made me think like I really want to be the REAL LGM someday.

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Yo guys, don't upvote, im not actually an LGM.

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self deprecation intensifies

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How to change my handle name? I can't find any option for the same.

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this.handle + "2021!";

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But is it rated?

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Just saw red version of me. But I know it takes too much hardwork, practise and what not to actually be a LGM. Hope I reach my goal along with y'all :) happy new year 2021 :)

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Just curious! Are there any serious issues(implementation wise in the backend) with allowing people to change their handles whenever they want?

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    No, they allowed to change until 10th january 2021.

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      What I am asking is why not allow people to change their handles whenever they want and not just during year end?

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Orzzzz

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Why am I not able to change my handle to deku, isn't this an inactive participant?

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Hello!

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Happy New Year Everyone!!

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minecraft

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Please conduct hello 2021. Otherwise year will become bad for me atleast. MikeMirzayanov please take it into consideration.

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I'm too weak.

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May God bless everyone

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finally enjoy the red nick

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Is contest "Hello 2021" cancaled or smth like this. It's usually being held on the 4-th of January and we can't even see it on the CONTEST page yet.

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Happy New Year!

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Sorry for what I am going to tell you guys. In our muslim religion we dont beleive that There js any Santa in real life. All kind of good and bad luck comes from Allah.

But you put an option before confirmation the Handle feature that " Do you believe Santa is in real life". If we dont confirm the Handle wont change.but believing in Santa in totally against our beliefs. Please dont do this..I am sorry If anything from me hurts you..

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    No one forces you to participate on codeforces. Create your own halal competitive programming website and practice there

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      How irritant, impertinent, dumb you are. You can't respect one's thoughts and belief, how you believe.. I just shared my opinion.. I don't wanna hurt anyone.. But you just throwed a comment against my belief.

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        I cant hack anyone, because my god Ahahahahhah against hacking. Can you disable hackkng?

        Sounds stupid?

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This is the zodiac speaking...

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Changing CF handle is my absolute favorite event of the holidays. Thank you MikeMirzayanov <3

P.S. It's an odd year again, so guess what handle is back :))

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Some people (me too) may not believe in Santa Claus for religious faith. But they've to confirm the speech against their faith while changing color though they don't believe it in their mind. As CF is a global platform, it should be liberal to all faiths.

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    Open dev tools in your browser -> replace “Santa Claus” with Satan/Allah/Jesus -> profit

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A user has the opportunity to request back his/her handle: in this case, we will roll back the change and return your previous handle to you.

How to request back the handle?

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I'm angry no more.

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Why can't I request handle of someone who hasn't used codeforces again ever after registering 8 years back? This is sad :(

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    Did you mean when people didn't visit codeforces for a very very long time, their handles would be disappear and once they restart they would have to choose some new handles ... ?

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So this year, The handle changing "scheme" already ended?

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How did you use the magic?

Color #
legendary 12780
gray 6909
orange 6049
violet 4752
red 4370
blue 4271
cyan 2967
green 2635