Message #1577

From: Melinda Green <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Reorganizing the various halls of fame?
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 12:54:39 -0700

No, I’m pretty sure that the group doesn’t have any cheaters but it only
takes one to spoil things. I’ve caught one or two cheaters submitting
solutions to cube puzzles, so it’s not any sort of big threat but the
amount of work put in by all legitimate solvers deserves some vigilance.


On 3/22/2011 11:22 AM, spelwerdzrite wrote:
> Hmmm… I hadn’t considered cheating, that really does pose an interesting threat to such a competitive feature. However, this doesn’t seem to be the group that is full of cheaters.
> — In, Melinda Green<melinda@…> wrote:
>> In principle it sounds fine to me though there are a couple of
>> consequences. Right now only the records for shortest involve a single
>> solution that everyone can examine to detect cheating, etc. Your way
>> requires that all log files need to be published and more importantly,
>> it requires more work from all solvers who are beaten to assure it was
>> done legitimately. If nobody objects, then this is fine with me. I just
>> don’t want to maintain the list for the cube.
>> Maybe the entire official HOF should also be moved to the wiki? That
>> would certainly be the easiest for me! :-) If we do that, I will still
>> volunteer to police the cube solutions for cheating, just not for any
>> shortest records other than new solvers or for shortest records other
>> than the top for each size. Opinions anyone?
>> -Melinda
>> On 3/21/2011 11:20 AM, spelwerdzrite wrote:
>>> I’m suggesting we organize each puzzle’s records by categories of earliest solves and shortest moves, but not for the single highest achiever, but as a descending list. This will also help build a better competition for individuals wanting to rank higher in the shortest moves bracket.
>>> I’d love some input on this idea.
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