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By Lord_David, 3 days ago, In English

Hello everyone, I just wanted to share a quick idea that'll probably never be implemented, but on the off chance it is, I'll share it.

I think there should be a new difficulty tag that is set by the author of the problem before the contest (their perceived difficulty of that problem).

There are a few reasons I think this is a good idea. Firstly, I think there are a lot of problems that are rated higher than they're supposed to because they were simply further in the list of problems than the rest. Resulting in equally hard problems being rated higher due to less people solving them since they spent time on the previous problems and just didn't have time in contest.

Secondly, I think often times authors of problems miscalculate how hard a problem is. I think This might be an example of that. (12736 Solved on B, 987 Solved on C) and I think it would be useful to see both difficulties.

Thirdly, I think it would just be interesting to see what the authors think about their problems.

Anyway, thanks for reading. Have a great rest of your day!

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It is not a tag but score of the problem is pretty much it, isn't it?

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    It varies vastly between contents, so it would be nice to have a more uniform system.