NothingIsImpossible's blog

By NothingIsImpossible, history, 7 weeks ago, In English

If we aren't able to understand the problem's editorial and you are unable to solve the problem. Do we ask the doubt in the editorial blog or make a separate blog with the doubt. I also noticed that you can personally message people. So if we want ask a problem who do we message: The author of the contest or someone else....

Thanks in advance!

 
 
 
 
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Normally people do not personally message for asking their doubts (unless you know the person well, are friends with the person) so you don't go messaging strangers for your doubts.

You can ask in the editorial blog but the likelihood of getting a response goes lower and lower depending on how old the blog is.

Finally you can make a blog of your own if the doubt is out of your reach and you have tried plenty. In that case you will have to let people know what all you have done so far in terms of resolving your doubt and what you are exactly stuck on. (In short don't keep things vague and expect people to understand your doubt)

And well most people just go around reading editorial, looking at the editorial blog comments and looking at other AC submissions. (This is the most preferred method)

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    Thanks!

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    Apart from what sayan_244 said, many people also post video solutions on Youtube(including screencasts). They are quite helpful if you don't understand the solution from editorial.

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For too old contest i have noticed that if you are not able to understand the editorial then you search in comment section for any solution of that problem if you are not able to find there then you search on YouTube but there is no solution for too old contest on YouTube so finally you seeking help in comment section by writing a new comment but unfortunately most time nobody reply for your answer I think as codeforces community is the most active one as compare to others that why I request to all high rated coders plz help newcomers if they ask genuine doubt.

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    I just read your comment in one breath because I could not find a full-stop and now, I am tired.

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    There should be a doubt forum for Codeforces where people can talk about problems and their doubts and no other blogs should be entertained on this doubt forum.