I gave January lunchtime yesterday, and today I am reading that a contest that was meant to be rated till the end of the contest is now unrated because users faced difficulty. But, my point is that there were users like me who tried to submit solutions even after facing the same difficulty keeping up with the spirit of the contest ( as it was never announced in between that it’ll be unrated ).
@admin and all others at CodeChef, please learn to respect your user’s time, everyone knows the problem persisted from the beginning of the contest, so a better option would’ve been to make it unrated before it was over. Like look at Codeforces, a very similar thing happened in their round Round 697 and they declared it unrated in the first 20 minutes itself ( Codeforces Round #697 (Div. 3) - Codeforces ).
All I am saying is a user’s time should be respected and if it was not announced earlier, Lunchtime should remain rated.