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By secomo, history, 6 weeks ago, In English

Hey.... I want to ask a question. If you cheat in a round (I learned my lesson I will not do It again) does the rate of this round become zero like in virtual participation or does it become even down(like I did not solve anything) ?

 
 
 
 
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6 weeks ago, # |
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Even After cheating you couldn't solve any question that's very bad.

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6 weeks ago, # |
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Yes you are asking a correct question.Idiot cheaters are downvoting this.One must get -150 in those cases otherwise he will take a chance in every contest.

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6 weeks ago, # |
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Based on the contest history of this interesting account, looks like the first two contests with skipped submissions are not rated. But further contests with skipped submissions are rated as if the contestant solved 0 problems. So serial cheaters are eventually getting punished.

I guess, some weirdos may see this as an opportunity to bail out from a failed contest and make it unrated for them. I mean, if somebody had a bad day and only managed to solve 1 problem by the end of a contest (so a huge negative rating delta is a real possibility), then they may be tempted to try searching for cheater solutions on youtube or somewhere else. If they find some cheater solutions and submit them as their own, then there are two possible outcomes:

  • They are not caught by the plagiarism checker. Their rating goes up.
  • They are caught by the plagiarism checker. Their participation is unrated if this is only their first or second offense.

Both of these outcomes are kinda "benefitial" in the short term, because rating decrease can be avoided. But I personally wouldn't do that. Skipped participation is reserved for truly accidental code similarity cases, which can't be totally ruled out. But if someone obviously cheats without any shade of doubt (submits a solution, which is 100% identical to a known cheater solution), then the damage to their reputation is much worse than just losing some rating points.

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6 weeks ago, # |
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You will get 0 rate, but get report. Too many reports — ban.