January 17, 2022
Ratings / Points
To do later:
- dmopc17c3p3 (I'd do it now but I'm not good enough yet)
Who to go to if you need help
- Math: dawangk
- English: RYZEXY
- Anything to do with snow: probably Julien
- Getting a better sleep schedule: Joelfu. If Joelfu is too tired then ask LogicXD.
- Anything to do with wood: probably Lost
- Photography: bariumlanthanum (not me)
- History: Anyone with a higher average than me or Joelfu
- Chemistry: Joelfu
- Physics: RYZEXY
- Minecraft: Joelfu or GrenZend
- Osu: Genius1506*
- Making ramen: LogicXD
- Turning your camera on: Joelfu
*If you're better than Genius1506 at osu you'll easily find people who are better.
A long tangent
I honestly wonder how many people who break the rules actually get caught? I estimate that the vast majority don't and think a large number do it without knowing or actually do know but don't care. I hope to target both groups, but I seriously doubt the 2nd group is going to care (ok, I KNOW NOBODY DOES except for Riolku and Tony1234). Let's go through everything listed.
- Divulging the contents of the scoreboard to participants who have not finished their window.
This one seems to go hand in hand with the rule about not talking too much about the contest. Violations of this include talking about how much you think your or others' ratings will change after the contest (in ways such as using the rating predictor). I say it goes hand in hand because if people are going to talk about how bad they did (or perhaps how well they did), they are going to talk about the problems that were easy/screwed them over. An example of this being done accidentally is making a comment about someone's DMOJ username
- Registering for the contest with at least two accounts. and Participating in the contest with an account that is not your primary account.
These 2 are basically the same, they're probably only there for clarity. I have actually only known one instance of this rule being violated that is not from piddddgy.
- During the contest window, talking about the contest in more detail than answering a yes/no question about whether one participated in the contest. This includes, but is not limited to, posting spoilers about the contest and public speculation of the contest.
This rule seems a bit strict but I can also see even the smallest of things impacting one's decision to take a contest. This one or the one about divulging leaderboard contents is probably the easiest to get away with breaking given there are many chats the admins will never see (Riolku will never see my DMs with noYou) but many people new to DMOJ (first group) will often do this publicly which leads to people like Tony1234 finding them. Examples of this include helping other people with simple errors mid-contest, talking about how bad you did during the contest, talking about the general concepts used in the problems, and recommending to people whether to do the contest based on your contest experience.
- Attempting to exploit bugs in the platform to subvert the constraints of the contest.
This is not to be confused with weak test data, this is probably the easiest to catch and the most rare.
- Attacking the judge infrastructure, other contestants, or contest personnel within or after your window.
I have nothing to say for this. I assume half the people reading this know why this one is here.
Looking at this in full, I think it's clear there are only 2 I care about. Should DMOJ admins to more to stop it? Can they do more? The answer to both is probably, but can they do a lot more? No. Does it matter? Depends on how much you care. Personally, I don't if I don't have to see it. DMOJ ratings don't matter that much anyway. DMOJ is mainly meant as a website to practice for real contests like the CCC. If people want problems to get leaked to them, DMOJ is less effective for them, but that is their choice.