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Registration closed ten minutes before contest | Reply
Why?
Re: Registration closed ten minutes before contest (response to post by alkaid) | Reply
oops...sorry about that.
Re: Registration closed ten minutes before contest (response to post by alkaid) | Reply
It closes 10 minutes before the contest so that they have adequate time to assign everyone who has registered to a room. Perhaps other things go on behind the scenes too.

In either case, there is a 2hour 55minute window to register, so if you failed to get in this time, just try to register earlier.
Re: Registration closed ten minutes before contest (response to post by alkaid) | Reply
It is very common misunderstanding that when coding phase was moved from xx:00 to xx:05, that registration was moved too.

Reason for moving start from xx:00 to xx:05 described Cricicle in previous post. In few SRMs the start was on xx:02, but it happend that room assignment was finished after coding phase start and as we know - if room assignment is not finished you cannot enter (but I remember just one such SRM, when it started on xx:02, AFAIK it didn't happen when SRM started on xx:00).

In complete rules there is concrete time specified when the registration ends.

Maybe there are some improvements possible

  • add registration end time information on event page

  • registration end time is not in schedule in arena too

  • maybe it is possible add some warning to "Event Time Announcer" page



On the other hand more experienced coders know that already, so it's questionable if it is worth.
Re: Registration closed ten minutes before contest (response to post by Betlista) | Reply
During the registration period, doesn’t the main window of the Arena show something like “Registration for SRM 534 will be closed five minutes before the competition starts”? I do not remember it exactly, but if this is the case, then it is incorrect and should be fixed.
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