#Codechef becoming platform only for div 3 only

Codechef now conducting rated contests only for div 3…
Literally I mean 5 contests in a month for div 3 and only two for div 1 & 2…
I think they are in shortage of high quality problems or they are no longer interested in building a strong CP community but just interested in selling their courses on unacademy :sweat_smile:

Agree Guys???


Yeah, trying to completely convert CP to new JEE!!!


This was Codeforces yesterday, I think they are increasing div 3 to keep cheaters in check otherwise everybody will be five star like everybody is specialist in Codeforces

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You know nothing abt cf ( :
They will plag you for sure dosen’t matter many macros you use or functions


The title says “Codechef and codeforces”, so not a surprise that cheating will happen on Codechef too. And, it’s not Codeforces, it’s just a telegram group.

And, by cutting off contest for div 1/2, they will actually increase desperation of 3*, 4* which might increase the cheating instead + this might result in loss of div 1 coders experts, which usually contribute in problem setting!

The only efficient way is to use MOSS, and pls Codechef, keep regular contests. Even 3 contests at an even gap will do better than the current scenario. In the optimal way, we’ll have to wait 10-12 days only!

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Believe me, I have seen the cheating in the cf contest with the same tactics and not caught.


You’re deluded if you think that will happen :slight_smile:

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Codechef must include more contest for div2 and Div1. Especially, in the start of the month. Because present div2 and Div1 contest are only held at the end of the month.


Idk why people are doing this types of things, Keep focusing on your ultimate goal than the starts and positions, no recruiter will ask to show how many stars or on which position you have. <3


Dude, treat online judges for what they are. Codechef is not equal to competitive programming. Your 4 star or 6 star doesn’t matter. Only your skills matter. I know coders who don’t participate in contest because they are 5 star or 6 star and they are too afraid that if they participate they would lose the rating. I would much rather be a 4 star coder and participate in all the contest that I can, than be a “6 star” coder who is too afraid to actually participate in contests. From that perspective codechef gives few of the best problems for CP among all the platforms.


Well said! <3

Dont criticize codechef alone.Every site have greater no of lower division contests .Be it Atcoder or codeforces.Making tough problems where red coders have to bang their head is not someone,s cup of tea.You have to think harder and harder.so, Yes they are running out of problem ideas and so do other sites.But,Atleast they give heavy prizes to winner.

I guess codeforces have more number of div 2 contest than div 3 and div 1.

it might happen but you can prevent false plags by having a larger template

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They give out prizes??? Show some love to us global participants as well (yes there are prizes for top 10 participants but being top 10 is much tougher than being top 100 Indian in Div1). :slight_smile:


I used to care about stars when I joined first time in Codechef,
Now my main goal is to get a good job,
These stars won’t help you to pass through an Interview!
RIP in advance for cheaters !!!

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Okay, we had 2 Starters during the last month, what the hell is wrong with two starters, why add another one?! So yeah, you’ve read that right, this month we’ll witness three Starter contests. This gives us a total of 6 Div. 3 contests and 2 Div.2/Div. 1 contests. Is it really that much harder to come up with an easy-medium and a medium problem, than to come up with 5 easy problems and a 1-2 easy-medium? If you truly lack problems, why not save some easy problems for an upcoming Div. 2 instead of wasting them on yet another Starters? You truly aren’t working on improving the situation at all, it’s just getting worse…


Forget about Telegram groups there are dedicated channels to post answers before the competition ends.
It spoils the mood for people who are working hard to come up with the answer and destroys the competition. :frowning:

@yuvraj_2503 bhaiyaa ig we have more free time than you so they are focusing on beginners for now to push us up to your level and then along with cp we can focus on other things too…