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Challenge Questions

Does anyone else feel like way too many approved challenge questions are actually pure or mostly pure math problems rather than actual questions about the language itself? Or is this something that is prevelant until you gain enough experience to start getting the harder questions? (:

5th Jul 2017, 2:38 PM
Maya
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Nah. There's a lot of math no matter what level you are. Challenges are flawed mostly. They do help, but the best thing you could do is practice coding yourself.
5th Jul 2017, 2:43 PM
Pixie
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Well, each person has their own way of learning πŸ˜… I'm not saying challenges are not worth the time, since I have played over 1000 challenges myself, but I find it better to learn by creating programs. ✌
5th Jul 2017, 2:54 PM
Pixie
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@Pixie - totally agree on Codewars, wonder why they don't implement something like that here πŸ˜ƒ @Maya - I am 2NSoft over there if you like to add me πŸ˜ƒ
7th Jul 2017, 11:26 AM
Nikolay Nachev
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@Nikolay. I had sent a mail asking them to host a competition here. No reply yet.
7th Jul 2017, 11:32 AM
Pixie
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@Maya - I miss Delphi - best language ever πŸ˜ƒ
7th Jul 2017, 3:51 PM
Nikolay Nachev
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not really, unfortunately, that's what made me switch languages πŸ˜”πŸ˜•
8th Jul 2017, 1:49 PM
Nikolay Nachev
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Hey guys!! Since you're all on codewars, do you want to join our discord server? We do a lot of katas here. Also, almost all doubts can be cleared by out top level coders. If you're interested, join here : https://cheeze.club/SL Also, if anyone want's an ally in Codewars, feel free to add me at https://www.codewars.com/users/Pixie11
7th Jul 2017, 3:26 PM
Pixie
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@Abdur-Rahmaan - Embarcadero RAD Studio
8th Jul 2017, 1:45 PM
Nikolay Nachev
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Oh yeah. I also hate misclicks during challenges πŸ˜” Like the one you just saw πŸ˜•
5th Jul 2017, 3:00 PM
Pixie
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@Maya. If you really want something challenging, you can join Codewars. You learn a lot on the way. Let me know if you do, we can add each other in that case. :)
7th Jul 2017, 10:24 AM
Pixie
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Actually another very important tip - always review your mistakes and run them through IDLE if you have to, so you understand why the code works the way it does (:
7th Jul 2017, 10:25 AM
Maya
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@Maya Ah, I also see you have solved a couple of kata already. Don't forget to compare your solution with the best solutions as well as solutions of the people you're following. It will let you look at the katas in a new perspective. Atb and happy coding!!
7th Jul 2017, 12:58 PM
Pixie
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@Masquerade Thanks, I had prerequisites in the form of delphi and VB.net, so it's easier for me to navigate a new language, but I'm by no means "good" at python yet (:
7th Jul 2017, 3:43 PM
Maya
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Is delphi still here?
8th Jul 2017, 1:47 PM
πŸ‘‘ Prometheus πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬
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@Pixie True, they could be improved a lot, but I like the idea, and while they are not the best way to learn, I find rating submissions can be very useful. I constantly run into interesting code snippets there that are worth taking apart and there's so much flawed code that its very interesting to see how much of it I can spot before thinking about why my answer is wrong (:
5th Jul 2017, 2:50 PM
Maya
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Oh, thanks for letting me know, didn't know about that one! Just joined, I'm MayaCactus there (:
7th Jul 2017, 10:36 AM
Maya
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Added ✌
7th Jul 2017, 11:28 AM
Pixie
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Everyone added! (:
7th Jul 2017, 12:48 PM
Maya
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@Pixie Thanks! Thats a great feature that you can see the best solutions, as someone who only used loops before python I can really appreciate a hundred different ways of using list comprehension for every challenge ;D
7th Jul 2017, 1:07 PM
Maya
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Didnt know about codewars til now....thx for the hint. Looks very nice πŸ‘β˜Ί
7th Jul 2017, 1:35 PM
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