Hi, this is my opinion and my side of things, I hope you will understand some of the points I make.
TL;DR : Have some empathy, what is not crucial to you can be super important to someone else.
I don’t understand why there are so many posts on CodeChef Discuss regarding interviews/internships/hiring tests.
Sure I do understand, it is a CP platform, but what it also is a unique community of I think people from India, what CodeForces is to Russian Speaking nationals CodeChef is to Indians, so due to that we have a lot of similar struggles be it in CP, or things like balancing the two while focusing on getting job ready while pursuing an academics degree, so it is totally fine for people imo to ask doubts on these topics as long as they tag their doubts properly in discussions or #placement and have relevant titles instead of spamming.
As a CP enthusiast, I just want to ask/resolve doubts or talk about CP. Whenever I open discuss, I see a lot of threads regarding interviews/internships/hiring tests. How are these relevant to CP?
Fair point, but you do have to understand it’s a community based medium and people are free to ask doubts on topics which concerns them, for e.g. a fraction of the people who started CP and even got good at it started because of placements, so while they contributed to the platform in form of helping others with doubts, would you find it wrong if such a candidate asks doubts once or twice if it is related to placements and his/her college group isn’t knowledgeable to answer his queries . Think about it.
To the one’s who make/comment on such threads, kindly do it somewhere else. To the moderators, please discourage users from creating such threads.
It’s a community not a WhatsApp group of you and bunch of your friends where you are the Admin, don’t try to make it like one, you like something ? Heart it and bookmark it. You don’t like something ? Maybe it’s not relevant to you and it helped someone else immensely, so what gives you the right to comment on that thing getting removed from the platform, maybe some empathy and ability to not being so self-centered is what can help you. World can need some empathy during these tough and uncertain times.
I don’t mean to offend you, but I would have downvoted this post if there was an option.