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By bae.kitana, history, 6 weeks ago, In English

raghav_bhalla, DaddyCool__69 and manasvi200 are found to be cheating for a long time. They cheated every single contest ever since they have joined Codeforces. Just for an example, I'm adding their submissions from Div2 #661 —

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See the level of plagiarism in their submissions. Every single in-contest submissions from these 3 cheaters are the same. And this can't be just a coincidence because of the fact of so many such instances and that they know each other really well (have a team named "SabkeBaap").

I urge MikeMirzayanov to look into it and take strict actions against them by some kind of ban or negative rating as penalty. It's high time now, number of cheaters on codeforces are increasing like anything.

You three are such a disgrace to your institutes. Being a DTU student, I feel ashamed to be studying in the same college as one of these cheaters. DTU and IIIT-D are such prestigious institutes and you guys are just ruining its name.

 
 
 
 
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They even gave same comment . those guys only know how to use ctrl-c and ctrl-v .

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    Yes they are destroying name of prestigious institutes of India.

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maybe tthey are same person

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    They are clearly from 2 different universities. I know the one who is from DTU and confirm her identity. The other two are from IIIT-D. One of them even made his email public, go and check the email to know about the his institute.

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I propose a rule that makes it so that all submissions obtained through cheating not be counted in the final score of the participant — this way, the true score of the cheaters will be revealed (if they have any actual original submissions, otherwise their score will be 0). They will still be included in the contest, but will have decreased score. The downside to this is that rankings will be reshuffled, and rating changes would have to be entirely recalculated. Let me know what you think.

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    I think a long ban and/or a red watermark "cheater" across the profile picture would do better. Then even if they are not caught again, this will give a hint that their current rating might be not reliable. Yes, the account might be abandoned then, but even with just a bad rating, they will likely create a new account anyway.

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We need a cheater tag on the profiles of people who cheat

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    MikeMirzayanov this would be great actually, will be better than banning or reducing ratings.

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    I made one of the example here. I think this will discourage users to cheat as they could no longer show their profile/rating to their friends, recruiters, Linkedin/Quora, etc.

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    We need a "Hall of Shame of Codeforces" list. And put these kinds of profiles there!!!

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This is ridiculous... imagine cheating on what's meant to enhance your skills

wow,says a lot about character

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CF should create a megathread for collecting all cheating incidents so people don't have to make new blogs each time.

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This should not be tolerated

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What is the point of this blog ? Codeforces has plagiarism detectors installed and if they cheated their submissions will get skipped and it is their concern,not yours."Snitches get stitches".

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    If you know how many people like them get away with the detectors. And if I'm posting it, then I'm taking the matter of why significant improvements on Codeforces plagiarism is needed.

    And like you said, If I am posting something, then why is it your concern? I just felt like reporting it and hence did. Get a life mate.

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      People like you make me wanna puke.Why cant you just mind your own business ffs. Codeforces doesn't take these blogs seriously and that is why you reporting about your friends/enemies wont bring about any change in the "way things are".

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        Well then you can very well mind your own business and not poke your bloody nose here in this matter?

        Why do you care?

        Just using your words of wisdom to not to mind other's business, got it?

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          I think you both have valid points, its important when to recognize you should stop worrying about others cheating and rather focus on your own skills.

          However, since your rating change is directly influenced by the rank you achieve in the contest, it's not just the cheaters being unfair to themselves, it's actually all the participants getting an unfair disadvantage. So, if its just them denying their opportunity to improve their own skills, we shouldn't worry about this; however, seeing as everyone who participated fairly is negatively impacted, action needs to be taken.

          Have a great day everyone! :)

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        They took it SERIOUSLY! Annotation-2020-08-10-011013.png)

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Its really important to take some serious steps against such candidates otherwise such things shall only be growing massively in number. We all already know what is the current state of Codechef contests sadly.

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I wonder why students from such reputed colleges also cheats , they don't have any lack of opportunities . Hundred of companies (even MNCs) visits their campuses , but still why they do so?

I don't find any reason except that they want to show off in front of classmates .

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      Then how does rating gonna differentiate them . Every, individual will get chance as per his GPA score , and his skills will be judged through interviews and tests. Where does rating comes to play (they don't need any referrals).

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          Please explain how rating affects anything. I have a friend who is a Master at IIITD and he has 0 benefit in internships. So please, tell me so that I can inform him of what he has missed.

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            I know every Master at IIIT-D and almost all of them are either doing full-time or internship at Google, if not then they went to some foreign universities for PhD/MS.

            Would love to know your mAstEr friend of IIIT-D

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When we hack someone's facebook account or even insults someone or bully someone . Police and Jurisdiction comes into play . Then why not, Codeforces should take police actions such cheaters who are harming this community .

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    Do you even hear yourself. There are hundreds of cheaters in every contest.Codeforces doesnt care about them because cheaters are the least of their concerns.Every year they are improving their plagiarism detectors and if they get caught,their submissions are skipped.This is the most they can do.Ratings don't matter and these cheaters wont reach very far using these methods.

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      Even if they punish just 10 of them, this will create a fear in others and cheating will definitely reduce.

      Nowadays people thinks , if they are caught cheating , just make a new account and its done. Punishing them physically or personally is very important to stop them.

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        So you want to physically attack them just because they copied each others code? How old are you really?

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          I won't mind . Whatever be my age, i am enough for these cheaters . By your logic , thief just stole , or bank robbers just rob money . They all should be ignored.

          You can't imagine ,how these people are going to harm our society in future. All the fraudsters, scammers around the world begins from this stage . They all need to eliminated or just change their habit at their beginning stage.

          Because of these people India is known for its scammers around the world .

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            I'm Indian and my parents got scammed when I was born.

            Jokes aside, won't "punishing them physically" be illegal. I'm sure the police won't lock them up just for cheating in a online coding contest.

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      Duhhh, you need a life. Take some rest.

      Ratings are there for a reason and hence they matter. How blatantly you're supporting the cheaters and getting offended by the post and it's comments tells me something about you.

      Also, those 100s of cheaters do cause a good damage to your rating over the course of time (say 20-30 contests).

      P.S.- You can't stop someone from asking some real questions. And if you can't oppose the cheaters then please don't support them at the very least.

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        I am not supporting these cheaters. All I am saying is that you reporting about them out of jealousy/hatred/rage does not make sense because you should instead focus on your own improvement. As I already said these methods wont work after a certain rating barrier and they will eventually come to their senses.

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          Then why are you offended by the post, take your own advice of focussing on your improvement. I was observing them from a long time and hence come up with this expose post.

          What you're advicing me is applicable to you also, and by that logic you shouldn't comment here, right?

          Don't ever say to ignore the cheaters. This will just boost and back their confidence.

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On some occasions, there are also cheaters that work as a team (1 account) in one contest. There is no hard proof but you can see their thigh / unusual time of submission and noticeable different style in the code.

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    These 3 guys are all different. I have now confirmed their identities and can show you the proofs.

    And the time difference is just 4 minutes between each of them. Also, their is no difference in style of code, it's just pure copy-paste. Compare the code after ignoring the templates, they're exactly the same. Even comments and variables are same.

    Also, if you see their past submissions, they are all same. I've researched enough to post this here.

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Prestigious institutes, but such disgraceful acts.

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    Cheaters are everywhere. They reached those institutes by cheating and they'll try to cheat every single thing they can.

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We need a cheater tag on the profiles of people who cheat it will be better than not giving rating of contest in which they have cheated ratings. Or their rating should be decreased by a considerable amount so that they do not cheat in future

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I got downvoted for talking sense so why not?.I am opening a fiverr account of cp coaching ,if anyone is interested in giving contests as a team (one account for 2 or 3 of us),feel free to dm me.

Edit: wow, thanks for your overwhelming response

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    Seems "SabkaBaap" has registered successfully xD

    Never saw a 1200 guy giving coaching to others ミ●﹏☉ミ

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    I don't even understand your grammar wow. Anyways, if you are opening account for CP coaching, you don't even meet the minimum requirements for official coach as you don't have coach rights on CF(Candidate Master). For the second sentence, you want to solve the contest in a team right? 3 pupils combined won't even be near the strength of a blue. So no one cares.

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This is bad...really bad. We are here mostly to learn and who are interested in problem-solving. What is the benefit of such a rating increase, if you did n't earn it yourself? Where is the honor in that!!! Not like in an interview, you will be passed, just because you have a good rating. You will be asked questions, what will you do then!!! Codeforces can ban their profile to be shown in other sites, like LinkedIn, Quora, etc. Maybe even level these profiles as bad practitioners/cheaters. Or display a statement while signing up that if you are caught cheating, their profiles may be archived, the cheaters can not delete their profile. However, some hard steps are needed to be taken, maybe then these kinds of cheating will be diminished.

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We need "Hall of Shame" in Codeforces !!!

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    There should be three lists on the right: Top Rated, Top contributers and Top cheaters

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    Then ,Some people will compete to be on top, there too. This is kind of supporting than harming cheating.

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I'll take a look at this, thanks.

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    Hey, no problem man

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    Please take some serious actions like CodeChef does when they catch plagiarism. -300 rating change or something can be given.

    Right now I have seen people intentionally submitting the same solution from alternate account so that their submission gets skipped and no negative rating change. This must be stopped and taken seriously by you and your team.

    Thank You

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It's a Pity.

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KaranTheGreat would be so proud on them