After studying the entire debate about the Long Challenge , I feel that majorly two points make sense:
- Current 10 days and the steep rise in difficulty between Div 2 4th or 5th problem and 6th problem leave a window to ask hints/approaches.
- Weekend is a very crucial time for solving problems to many who are busy during the weekdays. (Eg: School students/Working Class)
So I wanted to suggest scraping of the current Long of 10 days and instead introduce a 5 Days Long (Fri 03:00 IST to Wed 03:00) with lesser no. of problems than current long.
This Long can be such that Div 2 is easier and has question tags with name of the Algorithms/Prerequisites . Div 1 in the new Long should have more problems like the ones in current Div1 Long (except for EOEO).
Please let me know about these suggestions. How do you feel about them? Do they make sense? Or am I missing something which is better in case of current Long Challenge.
PS: No common problem or maybe only 1 common problem between the two divisions.