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By bluemmb, history, 6 years ago, In English

I got this email some hours ago :

Title : Codeforces , From : Penny Zhang pzhang9191@gmail.com

Hello all, __ If you're interested in exchanging solutions to Codeforces (and maybe even TopCoder) problems in-contest, reply to let me know and I'll explain the system in more detail. The main goal of the system is to prevent leeching (receiving solutions, but not giving), and to prevent detection (altering code). I'm expecting a final ring of size 4-8. I suggest you make a new email account for this to maintain anonymity; use a proxy if you want to take it a step farther. Ideally, no one in the ring should know a single other person. __ Quick note: This setup will not be ready by the next contest, which is in less than 12 hours. I hope to be ready for round 321 (in several days), though. __ Again, reply with "I'm interested" using an alternate email account (preferably), and I'll include you in a group email. __ Thank you all, pzhang

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ok, I am Aboslutely Secure :D . be sure nobody will not know ...

UPD : new email address = plaviajvar3@yandex.com ( gepardo , Thanks for report )

 
 
 
 
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I'm going to send an email from a temp address and infiltrate the ring!

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I got a similar message from the same person today

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    I've got the similar message recently. But now he uses another e-mail account: plaviajvar3@yandex.com. And now I'm intrested if he writes such messages before every round. My opinion is he writes before every round but to different people.

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We have pzhang9191 in a list of users. Watch out him closely.

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    but he is not competed in last competitions , also I don't think he use his original email with his name for such things!

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What do they earn to do this?

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    I don't know , too!

    We spend time in competitive sites for learning and then using them in real situations, we have own knowledge and rating number can't decrease or increase it. It seems meaningless but maybe these are reasons :

    1 — Seeing his name in Codeforces front page

    2 — Proud!

    3 — Use this rating for being head in group,class,.. or maybe in someplace for being eligible for a job.

    4 — Being Violet and have new tools + Being Yellow...(why and how?!)

    5 — ...

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      i don't get your 2nd point!?

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        I know someone that his try and works is for share proudly pictures of his smallest achievements in social networks, even when they aren't really his works!

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      There are new tools for violets?

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        Create group and contests in group

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Maybe hiding email address will prevent this. I feel sorry for such ugly people.