i know that’s the motive, but how will you ensure that no one cheats?
Frankly speaking, not everyone is honest.
Currently, people cheat quite easily in Long Challenges. Whatsapp will make the process faster and might facilitate cheating in cook-offs and lunchtime also.
Just assume that you’re offline for a bit, and haven’t checked whatsapp (Long challenge is for 10 days, so quite possible). If someone cheats, you may kick them out or something, but if he or she has already got the hints, what then?
I am not very sure of this idea of yours. Though the motive is extraordinarily helpful by providing better resources to people who don’t have access but want to learn, but you have yet not convinced me how exactly you might disallow cheating. And say you add everyone to a whatsapp group, then even if they follow the rules of that group, they can still always discuss on personal chat
I implore you to rethink the various possibilities that may occur due to all this
I am not saying you’re wrong or anything. In fact, the plan sounds amazing. I am just a little worried by the fact that not everyone may use this opportunity the way they should.
Kindly consider my dilemma.
[EDIT]: Why shall it not be possible to discuss here itself? the very purpose of the community is what your plan is about…
May I request @admin that there may be a function to create groups in this community on this page itself? @admin shall be a permanent member of each such group to check for any forms of possible cheating (no sharing of phone numbers, gmail, etc…) and allow a more specific, narrowed and personalized community for everyone. Kindly take my idea into consideration
their loss on long-term knowledge, yes.
Their gain on short-term less-relevant ratings, definitely
If high level coders or even let’s say, college coders who have been doing this stuff for years, cheat, then its highly demotivating for beginners like me (I started 20-25 days ago. I am in grade 11, and just started learning Computers)
Well, i don’t want to sound rude but actually these kind of things propagates cheating. Maybe in whatsapp group the like minded people can PM each other and discuss the problems. I also joined a whatsapp group for CP but turned out that half of the people were discussing the solution of live challenges.
I agree we can not prevent people from cheating but at the same time, we already have codechef, codeforces discussion forums, youtube tutorials for problems and other tons of online resources available. If someone is willing to improve him/herself i don’t think he/she is waiting for another group to be formed.