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Re: Cheaters

Post by Linsk » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:19 am

Thank you for the extra info, I banned him. Chris will check.

It's certainly possible to greatly improve the software but it would take a lot of time and Chris is currently focused on the practice mode.

And yes, a minimum number of test prior to competition would be welcome. Should perhaps do this for each language. But it can't stop cheating, just slow a little. However it would be an additional point of comparison in results.

See details of each try of each participant in competitions could also be useful.

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Re: Cheaters

Post by ZappX » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:15 pm

Far too often the users starting off with competitions and high scores are cheaters.
Some are not banned until doing a lot of damage, while others just stop and are never
detected and banned. User 239656 that won an English competition with 162 WPM,
has now taken a test that shows 82 WPM. Logged here:

Cheaters with competitions won

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Re: Cheaters

Post by ZappX » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:30 pm

Edit:

The user in this post was not suspected of cheating. The question was why "competitions taken"
showed 1(1), while nothing was registered under "recent competitions". The likely answer is that
private competitions do not appear in the profile.

This raised another question: Since a winning private competition implies at least five participants,
why wasn't any of the "friendly fire" badges unlocked in the user profile? The likely answer is that there
are problems with this function, and the "friendly fire" badges might not unlock, even though they should.

Case closed. :)
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Re: Cheaters

Post by Linsk » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:01 pm

This is normal, private competitions don't appear in the list of the last 10.

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Re: Cheaters

Post by ZappX » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:05 pm

User 240554 banned with a competition score of around 195 WPM.

User 240263 banned with competition scores ranging from about 80-145 WPM.
Two previously banned profiles of the same cheater: 237998 and 239153.

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Re: Cheaters

Post by Linsk » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:40 am

User 240789 banned for cheating in German competitions.

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Re: Cheaters

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Re: Cheaters

Post by Linsk » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:48 am

User 193910 banned.

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Re: Cheaters

Post by ZappX » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:55 pm

User 88591 banned with 146 WPM and 98 WPM in two Portuguese competitions.

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Re: Cheaters

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