I’d like to know the answers to a few questions.
How many maximum days/months/years does it take for problem idea acceptance/rejection?
Being a member of Codechef, do I have the right to at least receive one line rejection of my problem idea in days/months/years?
Is Codechef biased on choosing questions based on the author’s previous number of questions?
The first problem I tried submitting was based on DFS + DP. I wrote a considerable solution to at least receive any sort of email. After not receiving any remark, I doubted if the problem was good and unique enough. I let that go after a month. I sent a few more good problems. Again, no remarks. Finally, I sent a decent unique question which was at least worth a reply. I was determined to receive at least one email and hence I mailed them for any remarks/suggestions. After numerous emails over a span of 1-2 months I received an email mentioning “you’ll soon receive remarks”. I took that as a positive sign and designed another decent problem. Little did I know that it was the last email I’ll ever receive from Codechef on remarks.
Then something happened which got me thinking if it’s safe to submit ideas on Codechef. Fortunately, my doubt dissolved when I got to know the real reason. My exact problem idea was asked in one of the short contests. I was furious as I had submitted the same idea months before. After numerous emails to support/help Codechef, I got to know the situation. The problem which I sent was supposed to be reviewed by Long challenge admin and the other similar problem was in one of the 6 problems submitted in a set, reviewed by another admin. He submitted late, got selected. I submitted early, no verdict. Okay, shit happens. I didn’t bother much then.
I submitted another decent problem, hoping for a last chance.
I sent an email, received no replies. It’s okay, they might be a bit busy.
I sent another email, received no replies. It’s okay, they might be busy.
I sent another email, received no replies. It’s okay, they might be seriously busy.
I sent another email, received no replies.
It’s okay. Life’s tough.
PS: I still love Codechef.