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    Oh dang, so I can't use _msphonebook.h then!
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    Twice as many judges as there are contestants!? hmmm. Common people, get on the list and have a go!
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    >Twice as many judges as there are contestants!? hmmm.
    Probably because it's easier to criticize other people's code than it is to write your own and a phonebook is too easy to be a decent enough challenge.

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    Originally posted by Prelude
    >Twice as many judges as there are contestants!? hmmm.
    Probably because it's easier to criticize other people's code than it is to write your own and a phonebook is too easy to be a decent enough challenge.

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    ...for you maybe . Which in itself is a good argument for 2 contests. What I don't understand is that at least 4 people voted for the phonebook!
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    I think that the next little programming contest should be divided into teams with other people that way people can learn from others. Well maybe for you Prelude is easy but some of use are not so good We are learning still
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    Originally posted by Prelude
    >Twice as many judges as there are contestants!? hmmm.
    Probably because it's easier to criticize other people's code than it is to write your own and a phonebook is too easy to be a decent enough challenge.

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    [irony]I'm not participating, because I simply suck and don't think that I can stand up to the challenge...[/irony]

    I'd do it anyways, but right now school's getting to me, won't have the time... maybe, just maybe.

    SUGGESTION: I think that the judges, after the individual programs have been evaluated, should include their comments along with the code for the contestants. Make it obvious why a person gets that score, as well as allows room for improvement/learning, which is the whole point of this thing.

    Also, I wouldn't mind seing the winning code/program
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    SUGGESTION: I think that the judges, after the individual programs have been evaluated, should include their comments along with the code for the contestants. Make it obvious why a person gets that score, as well as allows room for improvement/learning, which is the whole point of this thing.
    yes, so long as the comments aren't put into the code.

    all code will be posted after the contest, hopefully with smileys off to avoid certain... complications.

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    Wait!!!!!!!! So I have about 4 weeks before I graduate (yes!!!!!!) and now I've been dumped a whole load of work, so I don't think I can judge........because I need to get all this work done now, so there's one more judging spot left.......Please ygfperson would be be so kind as to update the post? Please. Thanks
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    done.

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    i'll tell everyone on this thread when it's over. there's still a full week left.

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    I would sign up, but I'm pretty sure I can't code in pure C :/
    Oh well... will any of the future contests be in C++?

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    Originally posted by Dual-Catfish
    I would sign up, but I'm pretty sure I can't code in pure C :/
    Oh well... will any of the future contests be in C++?
    yes. (or at least very probably.) who knows, it might even be in c#.... when pigs fly (or enough people ask for it). i just need to choose between c and c++ for each contest. having both gives one an unfair advantage over the other.

    don't count on the next contest having the same criteria as this one. the next one's still up in the air.

    in the meantime...
    anyone wanna join? we can use more contestants.

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    i wanna compete. put me on the contestant list too

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    I'll do it! I'm the best!

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