CodeChef Doubt Support

We at CodeChef have always strived to stimulate learning and progress among programmers. To help our community while practicing problems on CodeChef, we present to you our new Doubt Support feature. Here, you can ask your doubts related to each Practice problem:

  • Understand the logic to solve the problem
  • Debug your submission if it isn’t an AC
  • General queries related to rating, which problems to practice next, etc

Please Note:

  • Currently, this doubt support service is limited to problems in the difficulty range 0 – 1000. Soon, we will extend this doubt support for problems with higher difficulty ratings.
  • The Doubt Support service will be available from 10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. IST on all days of the week. However, we will increase the work timings as we get more volunteers.
  • Please report if you face any issues/abuse or have any suggestions to feedback@codechef.com. Alternately - you can share your grievance/suggestions on this post.

Who are the Doubt Solvers?

Our doubt solvers are CodeCheffers who have sufficient contest and practice experience on the platform.

  • If you want to volunteer to be a doubt solver β†’ please fill up your details in this link - Work with us | CodeChef
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How will the Doubt Solver service work? Phone? Email? Chat?

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Thanks to everyone who has applied to be a volunteer for doubt support - we are currently going through the applications and will reach out to the relevant people.

We will be posting periodic updates here about doubt support on the platform.

1. We took doubt support live about 2 weeks ago for problems with difficulty range 0 - 1000.

  • Doubt support was initially handled by @arjunarul and @hrishik85 .
  • Around the 1st of April - we sought volunteers as doubt solvers. We received applications from over 350 volunteers. 20 volunteers went live on doubt support from the 4th of April. You can find out about our doubt solvers here - Doubt Support | CodeChef
  • Approximately 600 unique users have asked doubts so far β†’ out of which 150 have asked doubts on multiple days.

2. Next steps

  • Scale up the number of doubts that we can resolve and the quality of our
    resolution, as measured by the Positive and Negative feedback, received.
  • In May - Introduce doubt support for problems in the 1000 - 1400 difficulty range.

3. Suggestions requested

  • If you feel that the quality of the doubt support you received was poor, or have additional improvement suggestions for us β†’ please do post them here on this thread.
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this is great feature

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Great Feature!!

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Really Helpful

Weekly update about Doubt Support on the platform:

1. We are excited to share the summary of doubt requests that we received for last week (11 April to 17 April).

  • There were 700 doubt requests that we have received this week, and our 15 doubt solvers were active this week to solve those doubts for the users.
    You can find out about our doubt solvers here - Doubt Support | CodeChef

  • Out of 700 doubt requests that we received this week, we got 118 positive feedback and only 3 negative feedback from the users.

  • Due to our 15 Doubt solvers - our average response time to any doubt has reduced from 54 seconds to 11 seconds in the week of 11th April to 17th April as compared to the previous update.

2. Next steps

  • Scale up the number of doubts that we can resolve and the quality of our resolution, as measured by the Positive and Negative feedback, received.

  • Will provide doubt support on 1000 -1400 difficulty rating problems by the fourth week of April.

3. Suggestions requested

  • If you feel that the quality of the doubt support you received was poor, or have additional improvement suggestions for us β†’ please do post them here on this thread.

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Weekly update (18th to 24th April) about Doubt Support on the platform:

1. We are excited to share the summary of doubt requests that we received last week (18th to 24th April).

  • There were total of 637 doubt requests that we received this week, and 27 doubt solvers were active this week to solve those doubts for the users.
    You can find out about our doubt solvers here - Doubt Support | CodeChef

  • Out of 637 doubt requests that we received this week, we got 111 positive feedback and only 3 negative feedback from the users.

  • This is the first time since the launch of doubt support that doubts were left unanswered. Apology for the inconvenience; we will ensure that from now onwards every user’s doubt gets answered and resolved successfully.

2. Next steps

  • Scale up the number of doubts that we can resolve and the quality of our resolution, as measured by the Positive and Negative feedback, received.

  • We will onboard few more doubt solvers for 0 - 1000 difficulty rating.

  • Will Introduce Doubt Support for 1000 - 1400 practice problems from this week. Keep checking this thread for the update.

3. Suggestions requested

  • If you feel that the quality of the doubt support you received was poor, or have additional improvement suggestions for us β†’ please do post them here on this thread.

Introducing Doubt Support on 1-star level problems.

  • After getting amazing feedback and response for doubt support on Beginner level ( 0 – 1000 rating ) practice problems, we are excited to announce that we are now introducing doubt support to 1 star ( 1000 – 1400 rating ) problems as well from Tomorrow, Tuesday 26th April.

Here, you can ask your doubts related to each Practice problem:

  • Understand the logic to solve the problem

  • Debug your submission if it isn’t an AC

  • General queries related to rating, which problems to practice next, etc

Please Note:

  • The Doubt Support service will be available from 10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. IST on all days of the week. However, we will increase the work timings as we get more doubt solvers.

  • Currently, the doubt support feature in the 1000 – 1400 difficulty range is free for all users. However, we firmly believe that to sustainably run this feature - we need to find the balance where users pay CodeChef for doubt support and doubt solvers get paid by CodeChef for their effort. We will make this transition by end of June.

Next Steps:

  • We will onboard more doubt solvers to start doubt support for the 1400 - 1600 difficulty range by June.

Suggestions:

  • Please report if you face any issues/abuse or have any suggestions to feedback@codechef.com. Alternately - you can share your grievance/suggestions on this post.
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Weekly update (25th April to 1st May) about Doubt Support on the platform:

1. We are excited to share the summary of doubt requests that we received last week (25 April to 1 May).

2. Summary of doubt support on 0 -1000 difficulty rating problems.

  • There were a total of 760 doubt requests that we received this week, and 33 doubt solvers were active this week to solve those doubts for the users.

  • Out of 760 doubt requests that we received this week, we got 99 positive feedback and only 11 negative feedback from the users.

  • Due to our 33 Doubt solvers - our average response time to any doubt has reduced from 20 seconds to 15 seconds in the week of 25th April to 1st May as compared to the previous update.

3. Summary of doubt support on 1000 -1400 difficulty rating problems.

  • This was an amazing first-week start of doubt support on 1000-1400 difficulty rating problems.

  • There were a total of 852 doubt requests that we received this week, and total 35 doubt solvers were active this week to solve those doubts for the users.

  • Out of 852 doubt requests that we received this week, we got 179 positive feedback and only 13 negative feedback from the users.

4. Next steps

  • Scale up the number of doubts that we can resolve and the quality of our resolution, as measured by the Positive and Negative feedback, received.

  • Will provide doubt support on 1400 -1600 difficulty rating problems by the fourth week of May.

  • Currently, the doubt support feature in the 1000 – 1400 difficulty range is free for all users. However, we firmly believe that to sustainably run this feature - we need to find the balance where users pay CodeChef for doubt support and doubt solvers to get paid by CodeChef for their effort. We will make this transition by end of June.

5. Suggestions requested

  • If you feel that the quality of the doubt support you received was poor, or have additional improvement suggestions for us β†’ please do post them here on this thread.

It was really helpful

Weekly updates (2nd May to 8th May) about Doubt Support on the platform:

1. We are excited to share the summary of doubt requests that we received last week (2 May to 8 May).

2. Summary of doubt support on 0 -1000 difficulty rating problems.

  • There were a total of 787 doubt requests that we received this week, and 37 doubt solvers were active this week to solve those doubts for the users.
    You can find out about our doubt solvers here - Doubt Support | CodeChef

  • Out of 787 doubt requests that we received this week, we got 123 positive feedback and only 11 negative feedback from the users.

3. Summary of doubt support on 1000 -1400 difficulty rating problems.

  • There were a total of 1020 doubt requests that we received this week, and 43 doubt solvers were active this week to solve those doubts for the users.

  • Out of 1020 doubt requests that we received this week, we got 222 positive feedback and only 15 negative feedback from the users.

4. Next steps

  • Scale up the number of doubts that we can resolve and the quality of our resolution, as measured by the Positive and Negative feedback, received.

  • Will provide doubt support on 1400 -1600 difficulty rating problems by the third week of May.

  • Currently, the doubt support feature in the 1000 – 1400 difficulty range is free for all users. However, we firmly believe that to sustainably run this feature - we need to find the balance where users pay CodeChef for doubt support and doubt solvers to get paid by CodeChef for their effort. We will make this transition by end of June.

5. Suggestions requested

  • If you feel that the quality of the doubt support you received was poor, or have additional improvement suggestions for us β†’ please do post them here on this thread.

Weekly updates (9 May to 15 May) about Doubt Support on the platform:

1. We are excited to share the summary of doubt requests that we received last week (9 May to 15 May).

2. Summary of doubt support on 0 -1000 difficulty rating problems.

  • There were a total of 854 doubt requests that we received this week, and 37 doubt solvers were active this week to solve those doubts for the users.
    You can find out about our doubt solvers here - Doubt Support | CodeChef

  • Out of 854 doubt requests that we received this week, we got 133 positive feedback and only 3 negative feedback from the users.

3. Summary of doubt support on 1000 -1400 difficulty rating problems.

  • There were a total of 645 doubt requests that we received this week, and 43 doubt solvers were active this week to solve those doubts for the users.

  • Out of 645 doubt requests that we received this week, we got 115 positive feedback and only 5 negative feedback from the users.

4. Next steps

  • Scale up the number of doubts that we can resolve and the quality of our resolution, as measured by the Positive and Negative feedback, received.

  • Doubt Support on 1400 - 1600 will be active from tomorrow 17th May.

  • Currently, the doubt support feature in the 1000 – 1600 difficulty range is free for all users. However, we firmly believe that to sustainably run this feature - we need to find the balance where users pay CodeChef for doubt support and doubt solvers to get paid by CodeChef for their effort. We will make this transition by end of June.

5. Suggestions requested

  • If you feel that the quality of the doubt support you received was poor, or have additional improvement suggestions for us β†’ please do post them here on this thread.

Introducing Doubt Support on 2 -star level problems. :star: :star:

  • After getting amazing feedback and response for doubt support on 0 – 1400 difficulty rating practice problems, we are excited to announce that we are now introducing doubt support to 2 star ( 1400 – 1600 rating ) problems as well from Today, Tuesday 17 May.

Here, you can ask your doubts related to each Practice problem:

  • Understand the logic to solve the problem
  • Debug your submission if it isn’t an AC
  • General queries related to rating, which problems to practice next, etc

Please Note:

  • The Doubt Support service will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m IST on all days of the week. However, we will increase the work timings as we get more doubt solvers.
  • Currently, the doubt support feature in the 1000 – 1600 difficulty range is free for all users. However, we firmly believe that to sustainably run this feature - we need to find the balance where users pay CodeChef for doubt support and doubt solvers get paid by CodeChef for their effort. We will make this transition by end of June.

Next Steps:

  • We will onboard more doubt solvers to start doubt support for the 1600 - 1800 difficulty range by June.

Suggestions:

  • Please report if you face any issues/abuse or have any suggestions to feedback@codechef.com. Alternately - you can share your grievance/suggestions on this post.