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# The spread of points changed this week. Why?

It should be why the points became so strange this week?

Note by Zi Song Yeoh
4 years, 3 months ago

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Hello all,

As you have noticed, the spread of points achieved across problems in a level changed this week. In the past, the total points you could achieve in a problem set per level, per week, doubled with each level. We have changed that to a more linear increase across levels. The end result of this is that at the higher levels you can achieve nearly the same amount of points per week as you used to, but the points available to lower levels have nearly doubled.

We did this to make lifetime points less biased to those at high levels. The way leveling works, is that no matter what level you are at, there should be questions that are difficult for you, and people who are pushing themselves week after week, regardless of level, should have a point system that reflects that. Staff · 4 years, 3 months ago

What is strange with the points? · 4 years, 3 months ago

For level 5, the points became $$125, 160, 160, 180, 180, 230, 230, 300$$ this week, but it used to be

$$80, 125, ... 300, 500$$ (sorry, I forgot the middle part, but we don't have strange numbers as points such as $$160, 180, 230$$ before, (but I don't know about Level 4) · 4 years, 3 months ago

i think its 80,125,125,150,150,300,300,500 · 4 years, 3 months ago

But yes, it is that for last week, if I'm not mistaken. :) · 4 years, 3 months ago

Not this week. XD · 4 years, 3 months ago

$$100, 125, 125, 160, 160, 180, 180, 230$$ is what it shows up this week. I have no idea about what it used to be earlier ... · 4 years, 3 months ago

You didn't solve problems for previous weeks? · 4 years, 3 months ago

i did, but i've never taken notice of the amount of points we get. i only vaguely remember that once upon a time there was a problem with 500 points, which i couldn't do :) · 4 years, 3 months ago

75 is now the highest solution by points viewable questions. · 4 years, 3 months ago