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

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:43 pm
by Giles
Can Eddie Leach be checked out? His games have seemed ok up to now, where a CSW solver is blatantly obvious.

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

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:58 am
by Matthew Tassier
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.

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

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:48 pm
by Chris Marshall
Jack McCabe is a serial cheat. Check his games out and all conundrums he gets are between 7 and 12 seconds.

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

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:30 am
by Nina Boyd
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!

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

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:09 am
by Ryan Taylor
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.

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

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:12 am
by Andy Platt
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.

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

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:11 pm
by L'oisleatch McGraw
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. ;)

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

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:09 pm
by Fiona T
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.

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

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:25 pm
by Graeme Cole
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.

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

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:43 pm
by Fiona T
:) 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!

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

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:37 pm
by Rhys Benjamin
Once you play a lot of spoilage, typing pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis and floccinaucinihilipilification are second nature to you, really. Still not quite there on supercalifragelisticexpialidocious (sp).

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

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:43 pm
by Noel Mc
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 copy and paste pretty much all declarations these days.

That's only because I'm playing on my phone though and it's horrible trying to type an answer directly in to the answer line. Legitimately knocks off about 10 seconds per round, with screen rotating and stuff.
Conundrums are pretty much null and void as well!

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

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:32 pm
by Fiona T
Noel Mc wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:43 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 copy and paste pretty much all declarations these days.

That's only because I'm playing on my phone though and it's horrible trying to type an answer directly in to the answer line. Legitimately knocks off about 10 seconds per round, with screen rotating and stuff.
Conundrums are pretty much null and void as well!
Oh, that probably explains why it always says you're typing in chat when we play! I did wonder what was happening :)

OK - sounds like paste might have a legitimate use, but could still disable select/copy of the letters