Hello coders , As you all know, this time LONG challenge will be rated only for div2 & div3 only , i want to know what are div1 coder’s thoughts on this decision
- participate in LONG Challenge even it was unrated / I don’t care about rating
- not participate in LONG Challenge anymore since it was unrated
- Long should be rated for Div1
I hope you all will participate in long whether it was rated or unrated.
PS :- ( my thoughts )
I personally don’t care that much about rating , yes it was a good motivation factor for participation for me , but not the main reason for paricipation , the main reason for my participation is to increase my problem solving skills , practice programming and learn new cool algorithms , since long challenge is a 10 day contest i can work on the problem when i’m free in any day.
One problem with this decision is that , the participation of div1 people in long is very low , and now if this becomes unrated , probably it will become even low.
This may be a one time thing , lunchtime is postponed and in the previous long div1 and div2 have the same problem set, so maybe they are low on hard problems, that why maybe they made it unrated for div1.
And finally about cheating , people will cheat in short contest too , and the argument that in short contest time will be a factor so cheating doesn’t matter was not correct , since if cheater can obtain more number of solution than an honest coder, he will be ranked higher than him. so to tackle cheater we need a different solution other than making the contest unrated.