Why can I view other people's solutions? Can they view mine? What is stopping people copying other's code?

I am able to view solutions of some other users. Are they also able to view mine. If yes, then what is stopping them from copying the code?

In general, solutions to a problem are only visible to people who have already solved them themselves, and are accessible for educational purposes.

There are a couple of exceptions. Some very basic problems like TEST have all solutions public to help people get started with CodeChef. After a contest is complete, contest solutions are also made public so you can see how other people have solved the problem.

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what if we want to hide our solutions from others even after the contest ends??
not only the contest problems but also what to do if we wanna hide the practice solutions?