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By SadSadBlueMann, history, 2 years ago, In English


I'm trying to write a python script to extract certain users from a contest's standings(Hello 2022 in this case), but most of the time I get an error because some people have changed their handle ever since that contest. I am combining contest.standings and methods to extract the users that satisfy the given conditions. are there any other routes to achieve this goal or am I doing something wrong?

EDIT : in this case(Hello 2022), the user MiracleFaFa has changed their handle from Retired_MiFaFaOvO to MiracleFaFa.

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You can try using the fact that codeforces redirects links corresponding to previous handles to the links corresponding to new handles.

import requests

This will give Use it to extract new handles