Oh yes, 2021 ends! I recently realized that 2022 is pronounced like "2020 too". Not that. I want a completely different year!
Anyway, we did a nice job 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 2022!
I wish you all interesting tasks and brilliant solutions! I wish you error-free code and wish us only rated rounds :-)
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 2019 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 requirements don'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!
Thanks for this platform mike
thanks for everything! and also more div1 rounds will be appreciate
Thanks for a great year of codeforces Mike! Feels good to be grey again
Finally became the highest rated biscuit in town.
Parle-G G for Grandmaster
Parle-G, le-G for legendary Grandmaster
Mеrry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!****
But now, "Accepted" didn't become "Happy New Year".
UPD: Wow! It became "Happy New Year!"
Happy New Year!
could you fix the mistake "mary" -> "merry" please(
thanks a lot
Oh it's misspelt again(
It should be "merry" not "marry"
merry means happy
but not to marry(
Thank you for helping me realize the dream of red and black, although only for a few days.
Merry Christmas to all!
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 ...
I'm intrigued: have you changed this user's nickname?
I recently joined codeforces and I've been having loads of fun. I hope for more of the same next year. Thanks Mike.
hey mr. Mirzayanov, i had a question. how can i change my handle? cuz i can't find it anywhere, ty very much. :> ps: thank you for your great platform, i really appreciate it. :D
It is on the profile page, in the setting > tabs itself.
On profile, choose magic and handle next
My first New Year and Christmas with Codeforces. I don't know why but I'm feeling so good. Thanks for Codeforces MikeMirzayanov.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone. Hoping for a great year.
btw how's my new username XD.
Finally,i am back after this
It's gonna be the fifth year I started on codeforces.It's so mazing to look back at so many rounds of competitions I joined.Thanks a lot to codeforces.Wish 2022 will be a brand new and meaningful year for both you and me:-)
Ok this might me a dumb question to ask, umm.. but how can we change the handle name?
To change handle: https://codeforces.com/settings/handle
Wow great! Cyan is beautiful!
Blue is beautiful as well.
Merry Christmas and thanks for the great platform. Hope to see a great year with lots of great contests :D
Add Water and drink it
i was so happy and your comment made me sad
take it lite , no such intention
The option of changing handles is really nice! thanks
3 contest in a row 27-28-29 Dec Happy New Year ----
Happy to end this sh#t year!
thankyou MikeMirzayanov for the platform , its really fun and helpful to be spending time on cf.
Hooray! All with the upcoming holiday!
I want the handle of this account: emorgan. The account has never been logged into to. I made this account in 2019, but never got the confirmation email to set up my account, so I had to try again with a different email and different handle (which became the account I use today).
The account only has activity in 2019, so I should be able to take its handle. But when I try to switch, I get the error message "This handle is currently in use".
Based on last year's announcement which said the period of activity ought to be in 2017 or earlier, I suspect this year's announcement has a typo -- it ought to say 2018, not 2019.
**I think it's time to have some fun :) **
Thanks Mike for this wonderful platform and yet another successful year for Codeforces.
Long Live Codeforces
I love this.
How to set red and black name? It's so cool.
I find it. Thank you for your Christmas present。
"Again, this year if you took part in at least 10 rounds you can request a handle of an inactive participant." How to request handle? sorry if it's dumb
so it's a good chance for newbies to get some contributions, LOL
What do i do if i signed in codeforces with social media, like facebook?
It would be great, if you add a feature to reset the contribution to 0 (mainly for those who have negative contribution). So, they can have a fresh start from new year with 0 negativity. Thanks :D
Does handle change feature comes every year, or it depends on MikeMirzayanov mood and may or mayn't come every year?
Thank you codeforces for this decoration. Hope I can be a real LGM in the future.
It was a great year, i hope the next will be only better. The best wishes to everyone!
the magical tab hasn't appeared for me!!
is this for all users??
Find it here.
I have two accounts and about 15 minutes ago I've changed the handle of one of them, right now I'm trying to give the old handle of the first account to the other one but it won't let me, saying that " You cannot use this handle: it has been used before by another participant" ! can anyone help?
okay, I figured it out. for anyone who wants to know why, that's because the database keeps the old handle reserved for your account and if you try to search by this old handle, it'll display your account which possesses this handle before.
Happy new year! So can you make my contribution positive as my New Year's gift:)?
Happy new year!
But why not hold 'Goodbye 2021' on December 31st?
Because we'll celebrate new year's eve.
Why do you not think participating in a codeforces round is a great way to celebrate?
In the last day of 2021, I want to have a rest :D
WoW, a new background!
Happy new year,this is my second experience with magic.
I will not change my title a lot, I will be realistic.
I will choose candidate master as this is my aim before end of 2021 :). (or in the next 4 contests before the end of magic as not to return blue XD).
I wish to do it.
And you reached your destination
No need to request. If the handle you are changing to is already available or is taken by an inactive person it will automatically be handed over to you and if it is taken by an active person, Codeforces will deny the change.
I myself changed my handle and my current handle would definitely have been used by someone.
All i want for this Pre-Christmas is end of 'COVID'.
Merry Christmas all guys
Happy to announce that I finally managed to become a Legendary Grand Master myself .
From now on, I can participate in DIV 1 contests and will give a tough competition to tourist, ecnerwala, neal and other LGMs .
Irony wasn't appreciated.
Yeah, everyone here feels empowered by down-voting other's comments.
Thank you for helping me realize the dream of red and black, ans i hope to be real LGM someday~
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year！
Hey MikeMirzayanov, i wanna suggest something, freeze everyone's rating for the rest of the contest of this year and update it all together on 1st january. Who likes my idea?
We will be in a pool of ignorance for a whole year...
hope to be a master in this new year !
We wish you a Merry Christmas We wish you a Merry Christmas We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Good tidings to you Wherever you are Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year
MikeMirzayanov we need the headquarters rank :)
how can i request handle of an inactive participant ?
There is a bug about the magic setting. The rating change of the latest round will reset the color of magic setting.
Where can we change the color?
Oh,I have found it
To another year of coding!!!!
I'm red daba dee daba die
A New Year is like a blank book, and the pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself. Happy New Year Everybody.
New Year => New meme
Um_nik now worth only 1 cyan?
Thanks for this amazing coding platform & especially for the magical tab. I loved the idea & used it too. Have a great year ahead. Cheers!!! :)
Who downvotes this anyways :(, loved your comment ,but idk who you are XD
Felling sad for People who likes by seeing author title.
I wanted Headquarters!
Thank you , This is great <3
Purple contest this year?
This is my first Chrimast with Codeforces, and I want to say thank you for helping me relize the dream of LGM
Seems like I can be a "fake" Legendary Grandmaster till Jan 10th!!!
So if I change my handle now, I will have to wait for next year before I can change it again.
I want to change my handle to "kele", the handle haven't logged into in six years, but it still says "This handle is currently in use".
Ah finally! LGMForces
The only time of the year that some newbies perform better than most lgms.
Happy new year, everybody!