In case you don’t know yet, there was a Replay contest for SnackDown 2017 Elimination Round on 4th June. The contest was abruptly suspended following this announcement:
2321 hrs IST: Hello Everyone, We noticed that we have missed making the solutions of the elimination round private. Now we are already half way through the contest and the damage is done. Keeping into consideration of the series of events and the spirit of the competition, we are calling back the prizes that were announced earlier. We shall be more diligent in our future events and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused. Thank you for bearing with us.
It was a bit slacky for CodeChef I think. Basically what happened is most people copied solutions from the actual Elimination Round.
My question is, why the submissions weren’t run against plagiarism detector? Because if the solutions were just copy-pasted, the anti plagiarism software will detect that and eliminate the participant before the end of Elimination, right?