A reminder of a few rules from Codechef code and conduct
- Do not ask or discuss any aspect of any CodeChefs’ problem during an ongoing contest on any other platform, online or offline. Discussion of strategy should be avoided during the contest and postponed till the end.
- You may try to solve a problem as a team, but make sure that there is only one submission made for a discussed solution in a contest. Submitting the same solution (or even algorithm) by different members of the team is not fair and will be considered as plagiarism.
- Stay honest to the community. If you come across any wrongdoing, which hampers the decorum of the community on or off it, do report that to us. We will investigate the issue and take appropriate action to stop it.
- Do not try any dishonest means to move up the rank tables.
I haven’t been doing CP for quite a while and was doing very few Qs from contests ever since I left college. So I fell to Division B and wanted to get back to Division A as soon as possible. [Fell from 6 stars to 2 stars]
I started the MARCH20B contest by solving first 5 problems on the first day, as they were relatively easy (even the 6th one is straight forward enough but I solved it the next day)
But I’ve realized I shouldn’t have done it!!!
Because I was on top of the leaderboard for the first few days, I was bombarded with Qs on all social media (Facebook and Instagram DMs) about ‘test cases’, ‘discussion of an algorithm’, ‘help needed’, ‘what am I going wrong’ kinda Qs. (I’ve replied to none of them)
[I know by not reporting this I’m in violation of #3 mentioned above, but I don’t want to report just on the first such incident]
I would honestly love to discuss these things after the contest, but discussion of the contest questions during the contest is plain wrong, and I hope people understand that. Your desire to get a good rank in a particular contest shouldn’t be done by going against Code & Conduct
I know I’ve been in college, and there were people who used to do a single contest as a group. I know the days I felt frustrated feeling its a one vs group contests I was participating in. Maybe that is still fine, but please don’t ping on social media of users DURING a contest about the contest Qs.