Proposal: make contests partially rated for higher divisions

Revision en1, by TheScrasse, 2020-06-16 14:10:25

Hi everyone,

many people are a bit disappointed because, for example, while the most difficult problems of Div. 3 contests are still interesting for Div. 2, Div. 3 contests are unrated for higher divisions. The same argument is valid for Div. 2 and Div. 4 contests.

An idea could be make contests be rated for everyone, but that's not the best solution because, to reach a $\geq 1900$ rating, solving Div. 3 and Div. 4 problems very fast would be enough.

An improvement could be make contests partially rated for higher divisions, that is, the rating variation is multiplied by a $k$ factor ($0 \leq k \leq 1$) that depends on the target division of the contest and on the initial rating of the contestant (i. e. the relevance of that contest for that contestant). An example: there's a Div. 2 contest, then $k$ could be $1$ for a $1900$ rated contestant, $0.8$ for a $2100$ rated contestant, $0.5$ for a $2200$ rated contestant, etc.

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en2 TheScrasse 2020-06-16 14:15:21 3 Tiny change: ' contests be rated for' -> ' contests rated for'
en1 TheScrasse 2020-06-16 14:10:25 1003 Initial revision (published)