So, January Challenge ended and I noticed that:
People having 500 points solving five questions fully got rank 1846 and those having 556 points got 274 rank. Now, these class of people were able to solve problems of same difficulty yet there is a significant difference between their ranks which isn’t justified. If somebody went through the whole problem set, he would straight away figure out that 5th problem whose solution can be reduced to simple GeeksforGeeks problem would get too many submissions and the “Monsters” requiring sqrt decomposition (or other methods) won’t.
So, I have two suggestions:
Make the problemset more balanced. Though obviously its not being suggested for the first time but it can become better if few people analyze the whole problemset.
Remove points for meaningless brute forces. Like Why is that even there!? Run a loop from 1 to n and get 10 points, or maybe 5 points. Don’t tell me purpose is to teach people to run a loop. Its completely meaningful if the solver has thought something or its some kind of unoptimized solution. But points for completely meaningless brutes doesn’t make any sense, just for the sake of keeping it there.
Let me know your suggestions and I apologize if I sounded a bit harsh.