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By Dawnq, history, 3 months ago, In English

In Codeforces Round 911, the submission 234462484 of my friend Chengxixi and the submissions of two strangers 234478413 234459397 are considered similar by the anti-cheat system. My friend really doesn't know who them are. As a coder, I think there are obvious differences among these codes. Should she be considered as a cheater in this contest?

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I have the same issue in the contest Div. 2 910 and I'm still being considered as a cheater, although I'm not a cheater. I tried to complain, but no answer at all. So I think they won't respond as well in this case. I'm wondering how should one code in C++ in order to avoid such mistakes?

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    3 months ago, # ^ |
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    There have been plag tests lately but, there's been a huge delay in rolling back the ratings of those caught cheating.Moreover. there is no proper system to report about cheating or review a false plag.

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    Sorry, it also was a mistake. Punishment will also be revoked.

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There $$$> 10^8$$$ pairs of contestants in each contest, so I think it's okay if there are about $$$10^1$$$ false positive results.

UPD: steadily approaching $$$10^9$$$ pairs of contestants, insane.

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    3 months ago, # ^ |
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    Although these mistakes with a small probability is acceptable to the public, it can be very frustrating to a participant who thinks hard and codes carefully to be considered as a cheater.

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      3 months ago, # ^ |
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      That's true, but you can't get 100% accuracy anyway. That's how life works :D

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        3 months ago, # ^ |
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        That's for sure. But the algorithm can be better so that the probability can be lower. However, we shouldn't feel discouraged if it happens to us but accept it as a joke which life plays on you.

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      3 months ago, # ^ |
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      You can appeal it.

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    hope this comment doesn't change even if it happens to you

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Friend or alt?

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We apologize, this coincidence of solutions was indeed mistakenly perceived as cheating. The punishment will soon be revoked.