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By Testduk, history, 5 weeks ago, In English,

I was looking through the standings of round 567 and noticed that krystalfx wasn't included in the official standings in spite of being an unrated account that won the round(and came second among unofficial participants)

I'm going to assume that the reason behind this is because it's an alt(the submissions weren't skipped so they didn't plagarise code). But it really doesn't make sense to me. Cf is fine with users like congling becoming an LGM and entering the top 10 standings. CF is fine with 20 unrated accounts making top 50 whenever there's a div 3. So why was this particular user punished this time?

For the sake of clarity, could CF's official policy on alts(the one that's actually enforced fairly) be clarified? I was under the assumption that participating on alts is fine now, given that the last time anybody was banned for it was a really long time ago.

 
 
 
 
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From #6 in the Help/FAQ page:

Don't create more than one account, if you have forgotten the password, use the password reminding system.

Unrated users shouldn't be in the official standings of Div. 3 rounds since only trusted users who have participated in at least 2 rated rounds are included. I don't see any unrated users in official Div. 3 standings.

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    I don't see any unrated users in official Div. 3 standings

    it's still a rated contest for unrated users

    Don't create more than one account, if you have forgotten the password, use the password reminding system.

    my point still stands. CF's never really cared about that rule, why has it become a problem now?

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      it's still a rated contest for unrated users

      So? I don't see the problem here. The trusted user system was created to reduce the impact of alts on the ratings of other legitimate contestants. If Div. 3 rounds weren't rated for unrated users, how are new contestants supposed to begin?