Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

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Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Post by Giles » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:43 pm

Can Eddie Leach be checked out? His games have seemed ok up to now, where a CSW solver is blatantly obvious.

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Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Post by Matthew Tassier » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:58 am

Can Dylan Taylor's games against Prime be excluded please?
http://www.apterous.org/headtohead.php?p1=15935&p2=104
See chatlogs and Dylan's usual standard.
Presumably boosting his rating or wanting to have max games, pointless either way. Amused that he still lost one.

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Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Post by Chris Marshall » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:48 pm

Jack McCabe is a serial cheat. Check his games out and all conundrums he gets are between 7 and 12 seconds.

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Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Post by Nina Boyd » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:30 am

There's often reference to cheating in the side-panel on the apterous screen. Are there really people who cheat? If there are, shouldn't they be warned/outed/removed? I have my doubts about a few, particularly with numbers; but then, I'm crap at numbers!

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Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Post by Ryan Taylor » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:09 am

Nina Boyd wrote:I have my doubts about a few, particularly with numbers; but then, I'm crap at numbers!
It's easy to think "how did they know that word?" and "how did they solve that numbers game?", particularly when you're a new player. But as a long serving apterite I think the mentality to have is that 99% of people are not cheating. Recently there has been one person who keeps signing up and cheating but apart from that, to me, apterous is thought of as cheat-free. And when a cheat does come along, they stick out like a sore thumb.

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Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Post by Andy Platt » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:12 am

Nina Boyd wrote:There's often reference to cheating in the side-panel on the apterous screen. Are there really people who cheat? If there are, shouldn't they be warned/outed/removed? I have my doubts about a few, particularly with numbers; but then, I'm crap at numbers!
I think rounds 5, 6, 13, and 20 in this game (for example, like, I'm not showing off, it's just easier to find it in my games than Chris B or Jack H or Jack W) could be pretty intimidating for a new player. I remember myself seeing some tricks by certain 4L players when I was quite new and thinking what the hell, that can't be a human working it out, but after concerted efforts to get your head around the tricks of the trade, these things become pretty natural.

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Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:11 pm

James Nguyen wrote:Hi, Nick.

I don't post on the forums much, but I can say I definitely did not cheat in the games played against you.

Charlie's right, I did used to cheat, but I haven't for a while now.

Well that's news to me!
Young Nguyen took my Aptovirginity in October 2010... i.e. right in the middle of his cheating phase.
Makes me feel a little better about that loss. ;)
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Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Post by Fiona T » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:09 pm

Strikes me that an easyish way to make cheating more difficult might be to prevent copy from the letters, and paste in to the answer box. I can't think of a single instance where you'd legitimately need to do this.

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Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Post by Graeme Cole » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:25 pm

Fiona T wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:09 pm
Strikes me that an easyish way to make cheating more difficult might be to prevent copy from the letters, and paste in to the answer box. I can't think of a single instance where you'd legitimately need to do this.
I copied and pasted my declaration in round 16 of this duel in 2017. Entirely legitimate, I'm sure you'll agree.

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Re: Cheating: What it is, and why you shouldn't do it

Post by Fiona T » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:43 pm

:) I've often wondered about the spoilage words and whether people do that. But I think the game is to get your declaration typed in before the time runs out, even if you've declared the same pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism four times already!

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