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By kira201, history, 4 months ago,

In the codeforces round 709, I made a submission from my alt account for div2A to see if the codeforces plagiarism checker really works. To be honest, I thought initially that the round was unrated because of no formal announcement, so I dared to try it out. Eventually, ended up losing rating ,lol. Well, it doesn't matter.

Here are the two submissions:110629586 and 110636692 with exact 100% match. But, the plagiarism wasn't detected. So, I wondered if several such submissions go unnoticed every contest to due to this bug or am I missing something. Feel free to comment, I don't care about the downvotes as well but if this is a serious issue, MikeMirzayanov please look into it.

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 » 4 months ago, # |   +18 My guess is the plagiarism checker won't be run on all the questions in a contest because it is highly likely that one solution to trivial problems (implementation wise) such as the one that you have shared is similar to another.PS: I don't think having an alt account is a good idea. Not sure about the exact rules though.
•  » » 4 months ago, # ^ |   0 Yeah, I understand in many cases div2A and B are trivial, so the logic can be same. But what about the case when there is a 100% code match as above, like those who copy and paste the solution received from their friends or groups.
 » 4 months ago, # |   +22 It is not exactly the same code, because one uses "GNU C++17" compiler and the other uses "GNU C++17 (64)", so when the compiler replaces the libraries, maybe it will produce a different code, but yeah, definitely the Code Plagiarism Checker should detect this kind of things.
 » 4 months ago, # |   0 I got plagiarized for the first question. My sol — 109233079, Other sol — 109231770 So, imo plag checker runs on every problem even if sol is very trivial
 » 4 months ago, # |   +70 Sure, if a problem is like print a*b we don't run anti-plagiarism. And the fact that the codes coincide can only mean that the participants use the same template code. It is strange to punish for this.
 » 4 months ago, # |   0 I think it is much better than this blog :)
 » 7 weeks ago, # |   +3 At what percentage are the two solutions plagarized?