It’s been a day, you’ve
removed my solutions without even informing me, you don’t accept calls
and I am yet to receive a reply to my emails. This is highly
unprofessional on your part. You need to consider urgent issues faster.
Ratings don’t really matter to me. But Codechef Long would be
wonderful without this “guilty until proved innocent” mechanism.
"Moss is not a system for completely automatically detecting
plagiarism. Plagiarism is a satement that someone copied code
deliberately without attribution, and while Moss automatically detects
program similarity, it has no way of knowing why codes are similar. It
is still up to a human to go and look at the parts of the code that
Moss highlights and make a decision about whether there is plagiarism
or not. One way of thinking about what Moss provides is that it saves
teachers and teaching staff a lot of time by pointing out the parts of
programs that are worth a more detailed examination. But once someone
has looked at those portions of the programs, it shouldn’t matter
whether the suspect code was first discovered by Moss or by a human;
the case that there was plagiarism should stand on its own.
In particular, it is a misuse of Moss to rely solely on the similarity
scores. These scores are useful for judging the relative amount of
matching between different pairs of programs and for more easily
seeing which pairs of programs stick out with unusual amounts of
matching. But the scores are certainly not a proof of plagiarism.
Someone must still look at the code."
- I have read your Code of Conduct and abide by it.
- I did not copy neilkakkar’s solution, though our solutions are
surprisingly similar, probably because we have similar variable
naming/indentation habits. Although this is highly improbable, it’s
- I think, almost any other competitive programmer, who didn’t know a
better solution would have made a similar submissions.
- Do you really think I’d copy a solution for 10 points? I spent
sleepless nights trying to frame a 100-scoring solution to this
- If you still think I copied the solution, go ahead and drop my
rating. It would have been my first Long Challenge goody, had my
solution not been disqualified. But, because I can’t really establish
that my solution wasn’t copied and that guy had made his submission a
day before me, GO AHEAD.
And please don’t delete this post, if you don’t want it all over the internet.