As much as I don’t like long challenges, they are great and fun to do, and a great feature CodeChef has. But a lot of people complain about it, mainly cause:
- omg people are cheating
- long challenges are bad, no skill only perseverance
I’ve been looking at these posts and I have a suggestion to decrease the amount of cheaters:
-> Add WA penalty to the submissions.
How will that work?
It’s simple, those who get AC after so many attempts and hard work won’t just share their answers for cheaters to cheat, get AC, and rank higher than them. As of now since there’s no harm to their ranking in giving away their answers, people can give it freely, but if there is even 1 point WA penalty, a lot of cheating should decrease IMO. Opinions?
Also about complain 2, maybe CodeChef should add 1 more short rated contest per month.