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By avdp, history, 3 weeks ago, In English

One thing I noticed is if a user gets caught he gets more serious about changing code completely to avoid getting caught again. One thing I noticed is that my friends who did cheating once and twice who were caught successfully but now some still do cheating cautiously and they and their ID act as if nothing happened to them except some -100 rating that generally is not much visible to anyone as it shows that maybe contest went bad and not caught cheating(tbh). I know the account is deleted or blocked for more than 3 times in a row but people generally are cautious on the 1st and 2nd strike!

So suggestion is to add Caught Cheating : Number of times in Profile Section.

Similar feature is already added by Codechef too.

Benefits:

1) Some random person will think twice before cheating.

2) Genuine people will play as they will not like playing from such plagiarised ID.

3) 90-95% Persons who did once or twice will leave that ID and start fresh most probably.

Now some will say what if that person after creating new ID do cautious cheating. So the answer is obviously we cant stop them but even if this plagiarised count is visible, Many people will be creating new IDs and hopefull starting fresh w/o cheating.

Hope to see some changes and it would not take much of time to be implemented MikeMirzayanov

PS: You can suggest healthy suggestions to this and comment if something is found vague.

 
 
 
 
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I know the account is deleted or blocked for more than 3 times in a row but people generally are cautious on the 1st and 2nd strike!

Source?

I've seen users getting caught more than 3 times but they still continue to give contests.

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If an unrated account cheats and gets caught, they can always just make another account. In their mind, it's just a game or they feel like it's not worth the effort to think about and solve. I understand your optimism, but the reality is it is really hard to convince someone to stop cheating when they aren't held personally accountable and face no real repercussions.

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    Also sorry about my English.

    English isn't my second language, I'm just bad at it, lol.