This has been really bugging me out!

First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who has spared some time to read this.

Now that I have your attention, I’m sure all of you are familiar with the oldest and THE most famous problem on this site that is clubbed in the Beginners section: H1 (haven’t? Here:

Admit it, you’ve spent a good amount of time thinking of a strategy to swap those tiles in an efficient way that works towards the solution and not away from it.

But recently, I was just checking the submissions and OH BOY what I saw. If you sort the submissions by ascending time, literally every submission to the problem IS EXACTLY THE SAME! except the first two, which are the fastest.

Fastest two:

Surprisingly though, THEY ARE BOTH THE SAME TOO!

And all the next submissions are just blatant copies of another code that’s hundredth of a second slower, and this continues for a number of pages.
One guy even went so far as to change the whitespacing to avoid the “strict” plagiarism check employed by CodeChef.

Blatant whitespace submission:

Every other code is a copy of a glorious piece of code that someone worked so hard on and spent their precious time on.

So, what is bugging me out: Did these guys work in groups or does CodeChef not check submissions anymore after a contest is over?

Thank you for listening to my rant. Forever-2-Star out!


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Bro, you are being a bit childish… In practice section people can submit/copy exact same codes and it is not called as plagiarism. Its completely fine. :slight_smile:

You break the rules when you copy code during a contest,NOT AFTER THE CONTEST :slight_smile:


So you’re saying that I could potentially improve my AC to WA ratio by simply just copy-pasting code? I mean, that’s just unfair if you ask me.

And yeah, each word spelt childish but I don’t know man, it seems unfair.

You can improve your AC/WA ratio , people only care about ratings, not AC ratio :stuck_out_tongue:

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@shardic if u just want AC to WA ratio…just solve the easiest problem in codechef and stop
practicing …then AC to WA ratio will be so huge (1/0)

or else just submit any correct solution multiple times in the same prob
why to even solve anything

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Why should we bother with that anyway?

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