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    Any interest in a crustacean private leaderboard?

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      I guess competition is healthy, but I have an additional suggestion: crustacean private help board: I don’t know how we’d do it, one big “ask” story/thread would be difficult, we could set up a github project for it and have questions as “issues” perhaps? We could have a wiki on it too.

      EDIT:

      Also, the idea of a lobste.rs joint github additionally appeals to me because I know we all dabble in various esoteric languages and we could have a “rosetta code” type of project where we solve the problems in different languages, and it would be fun to compare these solutions across languages.

      EDIT:

      https://github.com/a-red-christmas

      In case anyone thinks its a good idea … please join up

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        Sounds like fun to me, I’m azdle on github too if you’re adding people.

        I agree with @gerikson about not having a daily thread and I think one monster thread would quickly get unwieldy. I created a #lobsters-advent on freenode that we can for discussion.

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          The AoC subreddit is a good place to look for help and tips.

          I don’t like the idea of “polluting” Lobsters with a daily question thread.

          I love the idea of a shared code repo.

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            Please add gustafe on Github!

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              yumaikas on github. I’d love to join.

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                Count me in. trevmex on GitHub.

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                  The github web interface doesn’t seem to have a ‘request to join’ button. I think you have to add people manually.

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                    JKowalsky on Github as well, I’d love to join as well!

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                      tftio

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                        daveloyall

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                          NattyNarwhal, not sure if I’ll do it, but I’d definitely consider it.

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                          Would you mind adding bpollack?

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                            Cool. I’ll add my Haskell solutions :)

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                              (Or at least I will if you add PhilArmstrong to the project :) )

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                              I’d love to join! My username is Vaelatern.

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                                I’ve invited you!

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                                  And I’ve contributed my clojure solutions!

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                              I’d be up for it!

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                                Post your ‘join code’?

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                                  Will do asap!

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                                I suggested a leaderboard and it looks as if there’s some interest.

                                I have a leaderboard with the code 37542-10cbb3de. Feel free to join. And good luck whether you choose to or not!

                                Edit thanks @kghose for reminding me to post some instructions….

                                1. login or create an account at http://adventofcode.com/ (note, you can be anonymous on the site!)
                                2. you can join a private leaderboard if you go via the “leaderboard” link.
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                                  For noobs like me, you need to go to: http://adventofcode.com/2017/leaderboard/private probably after logging in and use this code there.

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                                    Thanks - I’ve joined. I don’t think I’ve ever got in the top 100 for any of the challenges so a private leaderboard feels much more relaxed. I’m really not good at speed coding which isn’t a good combination with being hyper competitive :(

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                                      Welcome!

                                      There’s an ongoing meta-discussion about the leaderboard, coupled with the release time of midnight EST. As the creator has mentioned, the envisioned scale was in the order of hundreds of competitors, now it’s up to 100K! The downsides of success.

                                      In the end, I find it more enjoyable competing against yourself. There will always be someone more dedicated and faster, so the idea is to make the best solution you can make. My overarching goal is to solve every problem myself without resorting to hints from other users.

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                                        I guess it has to be midnight somewhere on the globe when the next puzzle is released.