### Vimmer's blog

By Vimmer, history, 7 weeks ago,

Benq reached 3796 after Codeforces LATOKEN Round 1 (Div. 1 + Div. 2) This is the highest rating on Codeforces now. Benq, Congratulations!

3800 rating getting closer and closer)

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 » 7 weeks ago, # |   +77 Tourist's rating these days is too low that even rank 2 fetches him +53. There was a time when rank 2 for him meant a negative delta.E.g. — https://codeforces.com/contest/750/ratings/
•  » » 7 weeks ago, # ^ |   +144
 » 7 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   -32
 » 7 weeks ago, # |   +31 looking at the standings, problably the contest was not hard enough to distinguish between the really top guys. Otherwise if the contest would have been harder, tourist generally beats everyone by a whole problem. moreover tourist placed first in Codeforces Round #694 (Div. 1) and he was $3700+$ in that contest but only gained $+78$ as opposed to Benq's $+105$ in the last round. Probably because of seed reasons.
•  » » 7 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 seed reason means?
•  » » » 7 weeks ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +9 your seed is your expected position. If several LGMs decide not to participate, rank 1 is not the same as if all LGMs decide to participate. Also, the rating of other participants matter in the sense like now we have 3 3700+ participants. With 1 round win tourist's rating will now shoot up the stars.
•  » » 7 weeks ago, # ^ |   +5 lol last contest top3 is top3 rated guy on CF
 » 7 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   -19 Congrats Benq. If you read this do share your thoughts about the contest.
 » 7 weeks ago, # |   -23 wait for next div1,Its just that when tourist used to be in 3700 range ,he was in lead of 200 so 1 poor contest 180 rating fall while benq topped contest 2nd and 3rd best were also near 3700,In no time tourist will be back to top
 » 7 weeks ago, # |   +18 Another proof of rating inflation!
•  » » 7 weeks ago, # ^ |   0
•  » » 7 weeks ago, # ^ |   +20 If the number of CF users increases, doesn't that mean that top users should indeed gain rating? Similarly, I would expect the very bottom to be lower.It's a genuine question, I don't know how ELO works.
•  » » » 7 weeks ago, # ^ |   +5 Yes, the increase of users should be the cause of rating inflation. As the rate of people joining is rapidly increasing, and the fact that newcomers generally cannot win against very skilled users without practicing for years, the proportion of the users very skilled users can outperform increases. For example, while codeforces have twice as much people participating in rounds in less than 2 years, most top people (e.g. Top 10) are in codeforces for longer than 2 years and thus the rating of the top people inflate.For rating not to inflate we need newcomers (e.g. in the past 2 years) to have generally the same skill distribution as before, which is not the case. Codeforces has some mechanism to work against this (the sum of rating of the top people in the contest remains the same), but inflation gradually reaches the top.
 » 7 weeks ago, # |   +30 tourist: Oh Thanks, After a long time I have someone else's record to break!
•  » » 7 weeks ago, # ^ |   -17 He would surely break now
 » 7 weeks ago, # |   +74 Waiting for next revolution where cyan from 2000 and orange from 3000
•  » » 7 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Bruh
 » 7 weeks ago, # |   +9 I think codeforces should just declare a new level after LGM.... Probably Alien level XDXDXD
•  » » 7 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 It should be named "ToTheMoon" Level.
•  » » » 7 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 HAHAHAHAHA....Yeah....Thatd be great!!!
 » 7 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   -13 If you don't sacrifice for your dreams then your dream becomes the sacrifice.
•  » » 6 weeks ago, # ^ |   +11 deep
•  » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +6 Why'd this get downvoted? :(
•  » » » 5 weeks ago, # ^ |   +6 Because it is a cringeworthy motivational quote. I mean imagine a motivational quote without an extra bit of cringe!
 » 7 weeks ago, # |   +6 And I suppose you checked tourist's account to check the max rating, and find out if the current one is the global max, or he had already beaten it in the past XD.
 » 5 weeks ago, # |   -6 As a fan , it really hurts me when some other LGM beats tourist .