Mathalon Ownership

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How is your experience with Mathalon

Excellent
1
6%
Good
3
19%
Ok , Ok
5
31%
Bad
0
No votes
Very Bad
7
44%
 
Total votes: 16

fameoflight
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:20 pm

Mathalon Ownership

Post by fameoflight »

Hi,

If any of you are interested in sharing the ownership of Mathalon [ http://mathalon.in ] with me , by codeveloping with me and adding more problems. You are welcome.

If you not interested in ownership , this is also , Just send me any suggestion for the website you have. Would be working on the website for next couple of weeks , thinking of rewrite.

What you guys think about the website ?

Thanks,
Hemant Verma

fameoflight
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:20 pm

Re: Mathalon Ownership

Post by fameoflight »

Need some good and easy problem. There are quite very challenging problem at the end.

Anton Lunyov , northwolves and other have done a superb job of uplifiting the problem level . But I think we need more easy problems. :)

wrongrook
Posts: 394
Joined: Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:39 pm

Re: Mathalon Ownership

Post by wrongrook »

I suspect there was some change a bit over 1 month ago to the answer checking script that broke several of the problems.

I would particularly recommend checking problem id 114 (Meeting Probability). The problem is slightly ambiguous, but quite easy to solve with either interpretation, however no-one has solved it for a month (including Anton Lunyov and Daniel). The answer involves a division sign...

The same goes for problem 13 and 15 although these are even more ambiguous, there was a brief period 2 months ago when most people solved it first or second attempt, and then 169 attempts since then with no successes. The answer involves various mathematical operators.

fameoflight
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:20 pm

Re: Mathalon Ownership

Post by fameoflight »

I did only two changes in answer checking
  1. Removing Spaces in Starting and Ending from both answer and submitted answer
  • Making it case insensetive by converting all capital letters to small both for actual answer and submitted answer

hendrikS
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:00 am

Re: Mathalon Ownership

Post by hendrikS »

My experience is very bad. I have created an account, but havent received any mail to activate it. Unfortunately there is no contact mail address to ask what happend. Too bad.

philipp94
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:29 pm
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Re: Mathalon Ownership

Post by philipp94 »

Hi, I would be interested in codeveloping and fixing small bugs. My username on Mathalon is "philipp94", too (I'm rank 13 now).
I'm experienced with HTML, PHP and MySQL.

One bug to fix for example is the display of time, e.g. "philipp94 is now ranked 13: -198 seconds ago".
Additionally, I could improve the style, grammar and wording of some of the problems, because some of them are very hard to read and solve.

Philipp Fischbeck
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Hibernatus34
Posts: 31
Joined: Mon May 16, 2011 7:03 am

Re: Mathalon Ownership

Post by Hibernatus34 »

It's nice to see problems that don't require as much work as PE, just some logic. (i've only looked at the first problems)
But i'm a bit disappointed by the yes/no answers that let you win after two tries and a problem which has a wrong answer IMO (#5).
Edit: Just changed my vote to "very bad" after trying another problem randomly and finding out it's wrong too (#245).
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li1127217ye
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:29 am

Re: Mathalon Ownership

Post by li1127217ye »

Some problems in Mathalon are described ambiguously,so I have to guess the problem setters's meaning.
Some problems are easier than project euler.
Some problems are very good,and I enjoy them.

Buri
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri May 09, 2014 11:27 am

Re: Mathalon Ownership

Post by Buri »

Since Monday (5th of May 2014 ) there is no login possible.

First there was a misterious website coming up,
but with adblock it could not be solved.

After this : Mathalon Website is not present and no login is possible.

Anyone who has further information ?

The administrator does not answer my e-mail.

Buri
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri May 09, 2014 11:27 am

Re: Mathalon Ownership

Post by Buri »

How is your experience with Mathalon:

First it was not good,
but since Philippe had joined and
gives problems it has developped excellent !!!

sinan
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:14 am

Re: Mathalon Ownership

Post by sinan »

Mathalon seems to be gone. Hemant's attitude is odd.

He doesn't reply to any e-mails. The other day I checked his linkedin profile and the following day he checked mine. So he's alive but not responding to anybody.
Last edited by sinan on Fri May 30, 2014 12:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Buri
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri May 09, 2014 11:27 am

Re: Mathalon Ownership

Post by Buri »

I got a mail from Hemant Verma (fameoflight)

He wrote :
I am working on restoring it. But it might take some time. One week.

Noctis
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue May 06, 2014 1:18 pm

Re: Mathalon Ownership

Post by Noctis »

google can't find this page ...

sinan
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:14 am

Re: Mathalon Ownership

Post by sinan »

Buri wrote:I got a mail from Hemant Verma (fameoflight)

He wrote :
I am working on restoring it. But it might take some time. One week.
I had received the same mail but it's almost 4 months since then and there is no indication that it will come back.

In the mean time, we have found another meeting place:

Several guys that we know from mathalon continue to add problems here. I have added some and Philippe also have some.

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