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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, 9 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.

Peter Taylor Staff - 4 years, 9 months ago

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What is strange with the points?

Harshit Kapur - 4 years, 9 months ago

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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)

Zi Song Yeoh - 4 years, 9 months ago

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i think its 80,125,125,150,150,300,300,500

Devin Ky - 4 years, 9 months ago

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@Devin Ky But yes, it is that for last week, if I'm not mistaken. :)

Zi Song Yeoh - 4 years, 9 months ago

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@Devin Ky Not this week. XD

Zi Song Yeoh - 4 years, 9 months ago

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\(100, 125, 125, 160, 160, 180, 180, 230\) is what it shows up this week. I have no idea about what it used to be earlier ...

Harshit Kapur - 4 years, 9 months ago

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@Harshit Kapur You didn't solve problems for previous weeks?

Zi Song Yeoh - 4 years, 9 months ago

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@Zi Song Yeoh 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 :)

Harshit Kapur - 4 years, 9 months ago

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75 is now the highest solution by points viewable questions.

Jo Ong - 4 years, 9 months ago

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It was lower last week..but this would be good :)

Tan Li Xuan - 4 years, 9 months ago

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