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Just an idea

I understand how hard this would be to mark, and I don't think I see it in the near future. But what if there was a problem set for full solutions only. Maybe it could be monthly?

It's just a thought, and I want to see what you guys think about it.

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4 years ago

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That would probably be really fun. As you have pointed out it would be extremely labor intensive to grade/mark them. We have definitely considered the idea of throwing episodic judged competitions, that would kind of be like that format.

I think what you are getting at is that final numerical answers are the least interesting part of solving a problem and it would be cool to have some kind of event or problem set that puts exposition and reasoning at stake. Featured solutions already do that, but you want more. You are probably right and we are looking for formats of doing that which are fair, scalable, and fun. Evaluating featured solutions are already a huge time commitment for us, and at the moment we cannot devote more time to looking at more long form solutions. Peter Taylor Staff · 4 years ago

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@Peter Taylor Yea, I definitely understand the time commitment. Maybe sometime! Might I ask, how are people selected to submit solutions? Is it completely random? Brock West · 4 years ago

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@Brock West Yes, people who enter the correct numeric answer are randomly chosen. Peter Taylor Staff · 4 years ago

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