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 0 EDIT : It is clearly against terms of service and thus the idea has been dropped. Our university's Codechef campus chapter is planning to hold a session where we would help juniors and beginners approach and solve some easy problems. Now , for the sake of keeping things interesting , we were planning to make it a friendly interactive session for solving the first few problems from this month's long challenge, where everyone in the room would propose ideas and with a bit of trial and error reach the correct solutions with a bit of guidance from us. My question is , will this be considered to "leaking" the solution and thus be a violation of terms in any way ? asked 07 Nov '17, 05:28 82●6 accept rate: 0%

 6 This is a clear violation of code of conduct. You can use previous long contests' problem, or can use some of the old problems. answered 07 Nov '17, 13:49 0★admin ♦♦ 19.8k●350●498●541 accept rate: 36% point noted , we will use some old problems. (07 Nov '17, 18:33)
 10 So basically you asked "can we simply share solutions to the problems from ongoing contest with whole bunch of people?". You made my day. Seriously, that's the best question that I've seen today. And that comes from a person registered... 5 years ago?.. No surprise I don't even want to participate in such competitions :) answered 07 Nov '17, 07:24 7★lebron 3.3k●3●17 accept rate: 24% I just had a doubt so asked it here. What does it have to do with my year of joining codechef ? (07 Nov '17, 18:35)
 3 I appreciate that your University has Campus Chapter. I further appreciate that it is active and is interested in having discussions about problem solving. To encourage the spirit of Long Solving we need to encourage the spirit of Persistance, why would your juniors try hard over a problem when they know they will soon get a cooked up ready made solution. :) See, better idea would be to have Problem Discussion Session at the end of months where you choose the LTIME , COOK OFF and LChallenge Problems( and may be other contests ) and each one who has solved it discusses his approach. One more thing you can do to encourage participation is to keep a small rewards for the junior who is going to win the LChallenge , COOK Off or LTIME. answered 07 Nov '17, 08:13 1.2k●10 accept rate: 15% You didn't really get my point. How can I give them solutions to the problem I haven't yet solved myself. It would have been a session where we solve the problems together but as it is against terms , we won't be going through with it. (07 Nov '17, 18:37)
 3 Ok, so I went through your request in detail. The probable questions you must answer are- Why questions of current long challenge? Why not previous ones? You claim that you are doing it for sake of keeping things interesting? "Lol, I will be getting solution to all these problems in the session. Why tf should I practice?". You're actually, killing off the very motivation to work ourselves. You cannot, and SHOULD NOT spoon feed. Giving all ready made logic, answer for on going contest is nothing but spoon feeding and will deteriorate the coding culture of your college. Even though our @admin is a nice, lenient lady, she isnt this lenient to allow this. It is considered violation of terms of service. answered 07 Nov '17, 11:53 15.4k●1●20●66 accept rate: 18% "everyone in the room would propose ideas and with a bit of trial and error reach the correct solutions with a bit of guidance from us." does this sound like spoon-feeding? Is a group programming session equivalent to spoon feeding? Anyway , the idea has been dropped so no use discussing it anymore (07 Nov '17, 20:12) 1 If questions are from a live contest, yes. Why do you practice questions? To perform well in contest. If all contest questions start being discussed and solutions being given, then it IS spoon feeding them everything- and making any "practice for contest" useless since "answers will be available in discussion." Anyway , the idea has been dropped so no use discussing it anymore Exactly. What was the point of that comment anyway if its no use discussing it anymore. (07 Nov '17, 20:23) I was just trying to explain my point of view as I was being regarded as someone who is asking permission to blatantly leak solutions , which was not really my aim. Anyway, what matters is that we won't be going through with the idea. (07 Nov '17, 20:31) Dont take my tone wrong. I never accused you of anything. In fact, if you see, I considered, analyzed your request and instead gave you feedback where it will be negative. I understand your aim when you said that you want to discuss Q from on going contest, but that violates the ToS. I think the matter is settled then :) (07 Nov '17, 20:45) Yes it is settled, thanks. (07 Nov '17, 20:57)
 0 answered 07 Nov '17, 10:48 1★parth191 706●1●2●16 accept rate: 4% thanks a lot (07 Nov '17, 20:13)
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