We have been getting a lot of feedback from our dear users. Some in the form of the February contest results’ blog post and quite a few in the form of mails. And some more from the participants of the Snackdown finalists.
This is to let you know that we are not only cognizant of your feedback, we value it a lot and are working on it. It is heartening for us to get feedback and we really appreciate the time and effort spent by all of you. We are in the process of revamping a few areas based on your feedback and hope that it will help us to provide you with a better experience.
First of all, we want to sincerely apologize for some glaring issues with the problem statements this time round. We are in the process of making changes to our problem setting structure and in the coming few months we hope that most of the issues related to the problems will be sorted out. Also, going forward, we will try to include all the test cases in a single file so that time limits are not an issue.
As for the shorter format of the contest, there clearly seems to be a demand but whether at the expense of the longer format or not we are still unsure. As mentioned by a few of you, we still feel that there is a clear need of the longer format. We shall be working towards finding a solution to this and it may take us a little longer than the next contest to arrive at the implementation but till then please bear with us.
We thank you for all your feedback and as we have been telling you, it is very important to us and we’d like all of you to keep sending us the same at firstname.lastname@example.org or keep commenting here. It will be our endeavour to work towards it.
The Codechef Team.