I don't know about others, but recently I've been getting quite a number of private messages on CF and Hackerrank (well basically anywhere with a PM system) that sounds like this :
"Hi, regarding codechef long challenge october.. How to do that power sum problwm.. did u get any idea.. if so. then please drop me a hint.. thanks"
I was trying POWSUMS in this month's codechef long challenge. Can I get a hint for that problem?
"Can you send me the code for Simplified Chess engine or give me how to solve it ?"
Any hints for Shashank and the Palindromic Strings
and more (FYI "POWSUMS", "Simplified Chess engine" and "Shashank and the Palindromic Strings" are live contest problems)
Is anyone else getting these PMs too? I find them annoying like it when you see "You received 2 new messages" and all of them are asking for hints/sols/code for a live contest problem. Why do people do this? It's not like anyone is going to tell them the solution anyway.