I too was wrongly penalized this time for my submission to the problem WDTBAM
- My submission: https://www.codechef.com/viewsolution/8467842
- Other: https://www.codechef.com/viewsolution/8310972
This problem had over 4500 submissions and was the 2nd easiest problem in the challenge. The only reason my code came under the scanner was because this other individual and I use the same ‘Fast IO template’ in JAVA which occupies most of the space in the code. Also, this template is used my many worldwide.
I made a submission on 9th Oct whereas he made it on 2nd.
Also, all our variable names as well as coding styles are visibly different.
I really hope Codechef replies to the 2 emails I have sent them ASAP and restores my ratings. I have fully analyzed the code and sent the same to them in the email.
Trust me, It feels pretty pathetic when you’re wrongly penalized and the wait for their reply kills you even more.