MikeMirzayanov's blog

By MikeMirzayanov, 9 months ago, In English

Hello Codeforces!

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 :-)

Hello, 2022!

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!

 
 
 
 
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Thanks for this platform mike

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thanks for everything! and also more div1 rounds will be appreciate

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Thanks for a great year of codeforces Mike! Feels good to be grey again

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Finally became the highest rated biscuit in town.

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Mеrry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!****

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    But now, "Accepted" didn't become "Happy New Year".

    UPD: Wow! It became "Happy New Year!"

    Happy New Year!

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    could you fix the mistake "mary" -> "merry" please(

    thanks a lot

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    Oh it's misspelt again(

    It should be "merry" not "marry"

    merry means happy

    but not to marry(

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Thank you for helping me realize the dream of red and black, although only for a few days.

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Merry Christmas to all!

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i have been waiting for this whole year

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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?

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I recently joined codeforces and I've been having loads of fun. I hope for more of the same next year. Thanks Mike.

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Relatable Meme
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hope to be real LGM someday

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I will never forget this day , when I became a gm for the first time. Thanks a lot mike :)

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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

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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.

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Been waiting for this. Thanks Mike and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Finally,i am back after this

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Thank you for everything. We Students really appreciate all your efforts and hard work you put in. Thanks again!

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MikeMirzayanov Thanks a lot for this amazing platform :)

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thanks for this great platform mike..

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finally I will change my Handle insh'alla ,thanks so much

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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:-)

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Black handles when

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spiderman all way home
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Ok this might me a dumb question to ask, umm.. but how can we change the handle name?

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Wow great! Cyan is beautiful!

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Merry Christmas and thanks for the great platform. Hope to see a great year with lots of great contests :D

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The option of changing handles is really nice! thanks

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Merry Christmas!

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3 contest in a row 27-28-29 Dec Happy New Year ----

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Case insensitive handle links allowed me to change my handle without any need to update my CodeForces public profile link.

Really, the magic is amazing!

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thankyou MikeMirzayanov for the platform , its really fun and helpful to be spending time on cf.

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Thanks Codeforces for this amazing platform. Merry Christmas to all coders.

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Hooray! All with the upcoming holiday!

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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".

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    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.

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**I think it's time to have some fun :) **

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I wish everyone good health and virus-free year.

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Thanks Mike for this wonderful platform and yet another successful year for Codeforces.

Long Live Codeforces

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I love this.

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How to set red and black name? It's so cool.

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    I find it. Thank you for your Christmas present。

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"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

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so it's a good chance for newbies to get some contributions, LOL

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what should i enter in the password field if i login using gmail

i tried to enter the gmail password but it didnt work

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woah!

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What do i do if i signed in codeforces with social media, like facebook?

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Finally!!! I will change my Handle... Thanks, Man!

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Merry Christmas to everyone and a happy new year! Looking forward to awesome contests for the upcoming year 2020 too!

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Thanks!

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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

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Hey MikeMirzayanov can you color me red.

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Does handle change feature comes every year, or it depends on MikeMirzayanov mood and may or mayn't come every year?

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Thank you codeforces for this decoration. Hope I can be a real LGM in the future.

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finally, I became a LGM . hopefully one day I can become a real LGM

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Does the my url change when I change my name? EDIT: Yea, it changes. I tried it

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It was a great year, i hope the next will be only better. The best wishes to everyone!

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I changed to Legendary Grandmaster with Highest rating (1134 ).Hahaa Magic feature available till 10th Jan. After that changes will be revert back.Brajesh77

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MikeMirzayanov If someone wanted to request an inactive user handle, what should they do?

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ah boy here we go again
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how i can make a request to take an inactive handle ?

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just for fun
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the magical tab hasn't appeared for me!!

is this for all users??

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Thanks a lot for this feature. I wish everyone a Great Year Ahead and Merry Christmas!

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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?

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    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.

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Happy new year! So can you make my contribution positive as my New Year's gift:)?

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But why not hold 'Goodbye 2021' on December 31st?

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    Because we'll celebrate new year's eve.

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      Why do you not think participating in a codeforces round is a great way to celebrate?

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Wow! I love magic! I love magic! I love magic!

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WoW, a new background!

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can you change the font of the codeforces logo? Or a new one for 2022

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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.

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How can I request a handle of an inactive participant?

(I wasn't that good at English so I didn't read the post entirely, and when I tried to change my handle, I found that I can't change to a handle which was used by other users... Fortunately it's an inactive user, so I can request the handle)

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    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.

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      I've just changed the handle of ClHg2 to ahsdoifnyasduvio, so now it's active...

      Then I have to wait for another year...

      (Though I know it's totally my fault...)

      All right, I wish I can achieve IM in this year...

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Amazing! Merry Christmas everyone!

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All i want for this Pre-Christmas is end of 'COVID'.

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Thanks a lot and now I'm a Legendary Grandmaster!!!

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happy new year

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Thank you Codeforces. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

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Merry Christmas all guys

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Oh Yes!

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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 .

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Hope to be legendary grandmaster without using magic.

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Merry Christmas and happy new year. Thanks for a great year of codeforces Mike....This feature of "happy new year" is so fascinating.....Thanks to codeforces.

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amazing platform :)

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I have even got a letter from Santa!!!

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Thank you for helping me realize the dream of red and black, ans i hope to be real LGM someday~

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Can I change My rank for multiple time?

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    I think yes, as after changing once we've option available.

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how to forgot passoword? i didn't remember old passoword

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I no longer love valya, users are so funny. Just loved it..

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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?

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hope to be a master in this new year !

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What does the new rank mean?

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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

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Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year .........everyone.... :)

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cool

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how can i change colour of my title since i saw my classmates do like this but i don't understand this

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MikeMirzayanov we need the headquarters rank :)

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Merry Christmas everyone!!!

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Merry Christmas to all my friends around the globe.

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how can i request handle of an inactive participant ?

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Mary Christmas and Happy New Year everyone.

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Thank you for this wonderful platform Mike.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the community.

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There is a bug about the magic setting. The rating change of the latest round will reset the color of magic setting.

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To another year of coding!!!!

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Hmm, I registered CF this year and I never knew this feature until now. This is so exciting!

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This is a comment so nobody can steal my cool meme-based handle in the future.

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I'm red daba dee daba die

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How can I delete this account?

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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.

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New Year => New meme

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I really love the new year gift.

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Um_nik now worth only 1 cyan?

edit: reference

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Thanks for this amazing coding platform & especially for the magical tab. I loved the idea & used it too. Have a great year ahead. Cheers!!! :)

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    Who downvotes this anyways :(, loved your comment ,but idk who you are XD

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Felling sad for People who likes by seeing author title.

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I wanted Headquarters!

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Do you get to change your handle every year during new years or is this just a one time thing?

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Thank you , This is great <3

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Purple contest this year?

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This is my first Chrimast with Codeforces, and I want to say thank you for helping me relize the dream of LGM

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Greetings on the birth of Jesus Christ!! Special thanks to Mike Mirzayanov for great codeforces.

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Seems like I can be a "fake" Legendary Grandmaster till Jan 10th!!!

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Happy new year to all

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HEHE Thank You

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So if I change my handle now, I will have to wait for next year before I can change it again.

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Hello, I tried to change my handle to "Alier" as the user who owns this handle is completely inactive and has not participated nor commented a single time, system does not give me the handle though, anybody knows why?

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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".

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finally i'm one of the most rated in my country :)

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Ah finally! LGMForces

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Thank you for your Christmas present. @^^@

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Happy New Year!!

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The only time of the year that some newbies perform better than most lgms.

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Another year has gone! hope 2022 will be better than 2021

Happy Coding :)

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To changing anyones rating Why one have to Believe Santa Claus is real ? Any valid reason for that? If anyone don't believe in Santa then why he/she forced to believe Santa for some fun fact

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Have you changed the user's nickname? I'm confused :))

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Thank you!!! I have waited it for a long time.

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Happy new year, everybody!

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Just curious, to get a rating do I have to participate in a contest? (Like if I do a virtual contest I would still be unrated?) Thanks.