erray's blog

By erray, history, 7 weeks ago, In English

Codeforces blog system is great for learning new stuff, sharing knowledge and much more, but there is one problem, if you think that, the blog or the comment is nice, there is only one thing that you can do to show it, you upvote the blog and that's it, you can do nothing more. (other than adding it to your favourites which I normally do but it shows no appreciation nor anything to writer)

I read blogs all the time and I love tutorial blogs, some of them are fucking amazing, it's crystal clear, writer uses perfect English (not like mine as you can see), explains everything and you can understand the topic easily, so I scroll down and upvote the blog, add it to my favourites and think about writing an appreciation comment, but it causes necroposting most of the time, also think about 100 comments saying "Thank you for this blog".

So my idea is, let's add an award system (yes like Reddit), like you get different kinds of awards("funny" award, "useful" award...) every week, can give them to comments, blogs and show your appreciation to the writer(or show them that you think they are funny etc). I don't know if this would be hard to implement but I think it would be great for writers to see people loving their content and learning from them.

What are your opinions about this system, can a better system be added to Codeforces, this was the best I could think(or stole) but ofc there will be better ideas, I'm open to all of them and waiting for your comments.

 
 
 
 
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Hi, I don't know how to find all tutorial blogs? Is there any way to find them all together? Or i need to search them topic wise?

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Please don't make it Reddit! I love codeforces!

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Please don't

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I don't know if this is the best place for this but here I go:

I think codeforces should add a folder structure like thing in the favourites. Currently, whenever you click on favourites all blogs open by default and all the blogs are displayed in one go. Searching for a specific blog is very tough. It would be much easier if one could categorise the blogs.

Like I could create a folder/category name it Bitwise and add appropriate blogs to this category.

Maybe this too:
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when reading the title i thought it was about giving cash prizes.

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Like that's ever gonna happen.

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I think a better idea would be to have an annually awards for best problems,best authors,best rounds etc.

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Who reads blogs on codeforces? They are useless

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Don't make codeforces reddit