False Positive Plagiarism Report

This is the mail I received

Hi p_abhishek,

We found a few of your codes in March Cook-Off 2022 Division 3 to be similar to other users’ submissions. We have disqualified all your Submissions. Your rating will be dropped by 275 points as a penalty, and we might also permanently ban some of the cheaters. Here are the solutions we found to be similar:

It is of the form {link1 - link2}, {link3 - link4} which means that link1 and link2 have been found to be similar (of which, one would be a link to your solution), and link3 and link4 have been found to be similar, and so on. If you have been caught in only one pair, you’ll only see two links.

Let us know within one day if you think you are being wrongly penalized. However, before you do that kindly go through our CodeChef Code Of Conduct, FAQ, and our blog post on the cheating saga below, and make sure that knowingly or unknowingly you have not violated any of those points:

Please do not write back or approach us if you have violated any of the rules. If you do so, your explanation won’t be considered and we will block your account without any intimation. Additionally, ensure that you don’t repeat the mistake as your account will definitely be deactivated if caught on the second instance.

Note: If your solutions of other contests also have been removed, it is due to being caught under plagiarism for those contests as well.


The Chef

Even the code in the submissions isn’t the same. I guess it is a false positive report. My rating also dropped as a result of this.
How can I get my rating back?

Thank you.

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To appeal for incorrectly flagged plagiarism, you need to write an email to help@codechef.com stating why you think you have been wrongly penalized within seven days of receiving the email.