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Cheat Detection

As the site grows users who attempt to cheat the system will be inevitable. So far the community has been incredibly honorable about being honest when they do.

"Cheating" the solution to a kata can sometimes bring a lot of value to others. Creative, out-of-the-box thinking is something that is encouraged on Codewars, and developers can often learn a lot from solutions that bend the rules a bit. However some "cheat" solutions are not creative and offer no value to the community.

What are your thoughts on how Codewars should handle these cases? How do you think kata authors should protect their challenges from being gamed too easily? Should Codewars punish cheaters by suspending their accounts or deducting honor?

Please share your thoughts.


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