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By piaolianggg, history, 4 months ago, In English

If I spend 10 minutes solving A, submit and then spend 20 minutes solving B and submit, I will get less penalty than someone who solves A in 20 minutes, submits, and then spends 10 minutes solving B. This doesn't seem right to me. Seems better to just give people time penalty based on the last AC'd submission (+ possible WA penalties). If someone spends a lot of time solving the first problem, but then quickly finishes all the others, and is done with all the problems 2 hours before the contest is over, seems like that is a stronger competitor than someone who solves all the first problems quickly but really struggles with the last two, and ends up submitting the last AC 3 minutes before contest is over. But with the current system, the latter could potentially fare better.

Is there a reason this isn't the way its done? Not criticizing, just curious if there is a rationale behind structuring the time penalty system this way.

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By piaolianggg, history, 4 months ago, In English

Recently the website looks very ugly for me. There is a big block of empty white space on the right side of the website. I also can't see the blog to the right. How do I stop this? I use brave browser and don't have any plugins.

It almost looks like codeforces is forcing my browser to render to mobile version of the browser.

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By piaolianggg, history, 12 months ago, In English

I have rating 1257. I have done many sorting and searching problems. Should I do other CSES problems like DP and graphs, or is it better to do problems on codeforces. Like random problems or practice in virtual competitions.

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By piaolianggg, history, 15 months ago, In English

https://kenkoooo.com/atcoder/#/table/

when i go here i used to go here to do atcoder problems and its nice so i can see how many i have done, but the last day or yesterday, my problems no longer get updated. Is this issue for everyone here or only me? :(

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