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[closed] Dishonesty in December long challenge 2018


I just realized some people stealed my code in the last December long challenge. I thought it was ok to publish my solutions in my github ( ) during the contest. Lesson learned. I don't want to point fingers here. Really sad to see this happening. I'm wondering how this will affect the ratings?

asked 18 Dec '18, 15:03

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closed 19 Dec '18, 12:17

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I am closing this question else new people will keep on bumping him and he'll get unnecessary downvotes. Theres not much to discuss anyway.

(19 Dec '18, 12:18) vijju123 ♦♦4★

The question has been closed for the following reason "Question is off-topic or not relevant" by vijju123 19 Dec '18, 12:17

Its like throwing money on road and blaming others who picks it up


answered 19 Dec '18, 11:16

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People search bits and pieces of the problems they find difficult, which is perfectly fine. It's our responsibility that we don't share our logics or write codes on a public platform during a contest.


answered 18 Dec '18, 15:29

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edited 18 Dec '18, 15:29

Yeah, lesson learned.

(18 Dec '18, 15:40) rkaiser3★

I understand that, but copying code literally is another thing...

(18 Dec '18, 15:41) rkaiser3★

I too became victim of this same dishonesty during FEB18 Long Challenge when I accidentally pushed solutions to my github repo just a day before end of that contest ... I got penalty of 535 rating points :( ... The only remedy is to keep your future solutions completely offline during the contest. Hope this helps. My current ratings heavily reflect this :p


answered 18 Dec '18, 15:36

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edited 18 Dec '18, 15:38

Thanks for sharing! Lesson learned.

(18 Dec '18, 15:43) rkaiser3★

Well the sensible thing to do would be to disqualify you along with all the guys who copied your code.


answered 18 Dec '18, 15:40

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Why u not share it after the contest dude ? Just why?


answered 18 Dec '18, 16:15

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Never gonna make the same mistake again. I don't see the point in cheating.

(18 Dec '18, 16:26) rkaiser3★

Sharing solutions during an ongoing contest in not right. You ll loose your ratings. I don't understand why people copy when they know there rating is gonna fall.


answered 18 Dec '18, 17:27

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This is simply height of stupidity. What occurred to you that you decided that "lets publish my solution on github. Its going to be irrelevant to people who dont know about codechef and those who know will be honest enough to not copy my 100 point solution and get ranks." :)

Regarding what would happen, is, that you will get disqualified, along with rest of others. A rating penalty will be applied depending on how many times you have broken rules/given misconduct before.


answered 18 Dec '18, 18:42

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Thanks for the support.

(18 Dec '18, 18:53) rkaiser3★

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