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Akkernight
04-17-2009, 07:26 AM
ok, ignore the title xP

What I wanted with this topic was to talk about, 'fake' contests ;)
Have you ever wondered if the one asking for a contest does it 'cause the person needs it done for his/her homework, or something like that?

Ok, the title I used here was for the 'lols' and is clearly obvious to ask people to make a game for you as a contest... But what if someone takes a less noticable approach? Don't you think it might succeed, or is it always obvious if it's a way of getting something done for you?

Just a thought...

sean
04-17-2009, 07:46 AM
People have tried before. I'm not sure if it was on this particular board if they posted a thread saying, "I bet you can't do this", and the response from 3 or 4 people immediately was "I just did - now let's see YOU do it". Problem is - it IS painfully obvious. I'd be tempted to send them an obfuscated response that worked but made it clear they hadn't written it. Maybe throw in a few random system calls that don't do much, comments that sound technical but make no sense to someone who understands them, etc...

The contests aren't things like "process this data file in this format and send me the result", they're things like, "accomplish this sort in under 10 lines", when to do so you'd have to do something horribly unorthodox. There's a big difference between an actual challenge, and something that just tests how well you've paid attention in CS 101.

Tonto
04-17-2009, 08:24 AM
I'm in college now, taking lots of computer science and it is sort of sad. The C/C++ introductory courses are weak -- if you're gonna learn C/C++ you gotta learn it like you're going to be a person speaking the language. The introductory classes do these toy programs and just go on and on about iostream and object oriented programming but you get to advanced courses and you use C++ to do just about anything (graphics, algorithms, databases, networking, games, whatever) I mean in my game programming class like less than 1/2 the people made anything because no one could use the game engine we used in C++, and that was really sad. It can be mind boggling for anyone that doesn't know how to set it up. I spend a lot of time in the computer lab helping my friends with these things cause it's hard for them

Meanwhile -- I'm having trouble with a Java program right now -- can someone do my homework for mee :)

matsp
04-17-2009, 09:29 AM
People have tried before. I'm not sure if it was on this particular board if they posted a thread saying, "I bet you can't do this", and the response from 3 or 4 people immediately was "I just did - now let's see YOU do it". Problem is - it IS painfully obvious. I'd be tempted to send them an obfuscated response that worked but made it clear they hadn't written it. Maybe throw in a few random system calls that don't do much, comments that sound technical but make no sense to someone who understands them, etc...

In fact I have done - and I was thanked by some of the regular member for the laughs, but the OP didn't see the fun of it, I think... Wanted to know the meaning of some of the not very cryptic code, and such. [The more cryptic parts probably was too cryptic to even recieve a comment].

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Mats

brewbuck
04-17-2009, 11:26 AM
In fact I have done - and I was thanked by some of the regular member for the laughs, but the OP didn't see the fun of it, I think... Wanted to know the meaning of some of the not very cryptic code, and such. [The more cryptic parts probably was too cryptic to even recieve a comment]

Link please :)

MK27
04-17-2009, 12:48 PM
Does the use of an asterisk and some nested brackets count as "cryptic"? ;)

ಠ_ಠ
04-17-2009, 05:42 PM
Does the use of an asterisk and some nested brackets count as "cryptic"? ;)

god forbid you throw some semicolons in there, think of all the man hours that would be spent decrypting that