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Note on "Hide Solved"

by bbi5291 on Feb 19, 2011 - 11:45:28 pm UTC
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This search feature doesn't work right now --- specifically, it hides problems from old contests that you solved during the contest, even though it doesn't show that you've solved them here.

The 4000-point Barrier

by SourSpinach on Feb 19, 2011 - 6:25:16 pm UTC
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It has been broken.


by SourSpinach on Feb 16, 2011 - 4:41:39 am UTC
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We will be running a mock CCC contest from the morning of Friday, Feb. 18th, to the night of Monday, Feb. 21st.
All of the problems are original, and were written to give a reasonable approximation of the difficulty of a Stage 1 Senior problem set.

Expect downtime

by bbi5291 on Feb 15, 2011 - 9:56:25 pm UTC
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There will be some downtime on Wednesday and/or Thursday as Jacob and I test the new contest system. You will see "403 Forbidden: You don't have permission to access ... on this server", or a similar message. Do not panic and flood Joyce with email when this happens.

Old contests broken

by bbi5291 on Feb 14, 2011 - 4:13:06 am UTC
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Due to some reconfigurations in the contest system, the scoreboards of old contests will change, and I cannot re-rate everybody because I am missing code for some contests (e.g., the 2010 CCC). Just be aware that you will keep your old ratings even though they will not correspond to the current ranklists.

Contest system improvement, part one

by bbi5291 on Feb 05, 2011 - 11:23:29 pm UTC
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Last year some users complained that comments from contest problems were displayed in the main news, which was annoying because of the error message received upon clicking on it.

To address this concern: comments from problems in contests will now only appear in the news when you are currently in that contest, unless you are an admin, the contest setter for that contest, or the problem setter for that problem.

EDIT: Done, after 2 hours of grinding out very ugly SQL


by bbi5291 on Feb 05, 2011 - 7:28:07 pm UTC
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I've made some minor changes to the style sheets. If you notice anything weird, like overlapping elements, let me know.

Email now hidden by default

by bbi5291 on Jan 28, 2011 - 2:33:23 am UTC
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Due to a request by a member, by default, your email is no longer shown to anybody else other than the admins. If you want your email to be shown to other registered, logged-in users, enable "Show email" in your profile.

Referendum: Should the point system be changed?

by bbi5291 on Jan 23, 2011 - 3:43:25 am UTC
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Some concern has been raised over the current point system. Now, to me, it seems that most people are fine with it, and I don't see anything wrong with it; Jacob concurs. But whatever, I'll give you a chance to voice your opinions here.

1. Don't forget to announce your identity first, if you are not a forum regular.
2. If you make a suggestion, make it clear and precise so we can vote on it afterward and it can be immediately implemented if it passes. I don't want this to drag on.
3. Do not post replies merely concurring with others' opinions; just vote for them when the time comes. Feel free to concur however if you have additional arguments in support.
4. Do not post replies rejecting others' opinions unless you have an alternative suggestion.
5. Discussion will close on March 1st, after which voting will begin immediately. Voting will be conducted on a thread on the main Judge, to prevent fraud.

Admin notice

by bbi5291 on Dec 01, 2010 - 10:20:23 pm UTC
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Don't think that I won't ban you for spamming. You know who you are.