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Some people have posted the solutions of codechef september long challange on some websites , why people keep posting solutions , they making coders handicaped/demotivated .pls don’t do these stuffs . we don’t need solutions (fake stars) eventually we have to learn concept (aaj nahi toh kal ) @codechef @no_cheat

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I spent like 4 hours on one of the problem, while a person i know just copied it from youtube in 10mins. I stand with you on this matter. cheating is awful

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I checked to see the approach of the correct solutions and I noticed that all the solutions submitted by various candidates today were the exact same ones. Cheating on this scale is totally not fair to people who have been giving it their all for the last 5 days and still getting WA on one test case and these cheaters copying the solutions and getting the question done in one try.
This is really disappointing.

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I noticed change in acceptance from 0.3 to 12 on day 3 itself.
Some haven’t even changed comments.
This was my first contest and I hate how bad the condition is here.

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Exactly, and especially today during the final hour of the contest, more than 200 solutions were accepted. a question that had 1600 correct solutions in 9 days got 200+ correct solutions in one hour, I mean wow… and all of them are the exact same solutions line by line.

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It has always been like that at this point just find funny things which cheaters do

Example

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I already wrote in my previous blogpost here, what would happen in this contest …
We would be given 7 problems(DIV-3)

  1. FIND THE DIRECTION
  2. The Two Dishes
  3. Obtain the Sum
  4. The Grid Fill Problem
  5. Positive Spewing
  6. A Counting Problem
  7. ATM Queue

HERE are the solutions that were leaked as already mentioned before

Here are the leaked images(THERE WERE MANY OTHER SOURCES ): —
These are the free ones… Not including the paid ones

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ALSO THERE IS A WEBSITE THAT DELETED ALL THEIR SOLUTIONS AS SOON AS THE CONTEST ENDED

The sixth problem was solved by about 10 people in Div-3 and 40 people in Div-2 . Hence it doesnt have any leaked solutions…

So , for someone who gives the contest seriously HAS to solve the 6th problem so that his/her rank is not affected by this cheating which is really very difficult for any beginner who has started just a few months or even years ago… Hence I seriously dont understand what should we do !!!

What are the point in organizing these contests and investing so much money and resources in organizing them ???

THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR THE LAST 1 YEAR AND NO ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN

Till this it is fine… But this contests has become a buisness for some people… Some were asking Rs 50(about 0.7$) per problem in Youtube & Telegram per user… In fact some were even offering CP classes by giving there number etc…

I SERIOUSLY THINK CODECHEF SHOULD STOP CONDUCTING THESE CONTESTS … BECAUSE MOSTLY PEOPLE(in india especially) HAVE TURNED THIS STARS AND RATING INTO BUISNESS AND SELLING CODES. IT’S A SHAME AND CODECHEF SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS…!!!

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I don’t think that stopping the contests is the right solution. Contests and competitive environment is what all CP is about! Perhaps CC can give more punishment to cheaters and can run plag checker more frequently. Unfortunately it is very easy to overcome plag check. Cheaters always have an upper hand :frowning: (Sad but true reality) All you gotta do is to solve problems even more quickly before the solutions gets leaked.

Let those people cheat. They aren’t gonna get any benefit from it. Idk how can someone even cheat and not feel guilty about it.

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Who cares about dumb people paying money to other dumb people to get the solutions of the simplest questions in a Div3 contest in an online competition? If you do the questions yourself, you’ll be able to do it faster than others who are waiting for a solution.

:joy:

Here is the Links to the YouTube videos of different questions which are uploaded during the contest -

Link of the Channel- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJ-jSDprxhSXQaSaxPVoTA

One Video has even uploaded 2 weeks ago.

@admin Please look into this matter.

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I noticed something weird during today’s contest. Uptill 11:30 around 100 submissions were only made to the question PAIRDIST in Sept CookOff Div-2 and by 12:30 around 1100 submissions are made with the accuracy of around 70%.
I am just writing this Discussion to know that is this normal or is Something fishy here?

@admin Please look into this matter.

PS-
Till the time, contest is finished.

Here is the Link of the YouTube video of the question which was uploaded around 11:45PM -

Link of the Channel- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJ-jSDprxhSXQaSaxPVoTA

Link of another post revealing about various such activities- Various YouTube Videos being uploaded during the contest and before the contests

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welcome to codechef

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This is nothing solutions were already uploaded 2weeks before

This type of activity only hurt the emotion and spirits of the real coders who want to achieve something on their own and who are trying hard. :disappointed:

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I was around 100th Rank in Div 2 around 11:30pm and when I checked my Rank at the end of the contest it was around 1150. I think duration of CookOff should be reduced to 2 Hours to reduce plagiarism.

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I wouldn’t have been able to solve it had the spam not brought down my rank abysmally.

So I guess I would thank telegram just for once :laughing:

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today I feel depressed … I was 171 rank and I was not able to come up with the 4th one
and got 1111 rank
worst coding platform ever .

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I have seen in the question Div 2A or Div 3 B many have same solution.
https://www.codechef.com/viewsolution/51337299
https://www.codechef.com/viewsolution/51337447
https://www.codechef.com/viewsolution/51337114
https://www.codechef.com/viewsolution/51336889
https://www.codechef.com/viewsolution/51297617
https://www.codechef.com/viewsolution/51298173
https://www.codechef.com/viewsolution/51322538
Any more more…:slight_smile:

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Codechef is a joke. Don’t give the contests. Atcoder and Codeforces are already very good, atleast they take their contests seriously.

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