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Hello, I am a user on Art of Problem Solving, and I have come to realize that this site attracts students enrolled in a course to cheat on their homework. I know the users here are doing what they do in good faith, but please be wary of such posts containing a screenshot of the AoPS website format or other telltale signs. Students there are supposed to solve the problems themselves. Again, I have no problem with the users here, just be wary.

 

Also, just looking at the past few questions, I found this one: https://web2.0calc.com/questions/help-with-geometry_32. I would request for no one to answer this (thankfully, a user notified other users of this cheating) and for it to be immediately deleted, as it is copyright infringement on AoPS. I also would request for other threads like this to be ignored and deleted.

 May 12, 2020
edited by Guest  May 12, 2020
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Yes, I know this is a problem. I too, am a user on AoPS and I have seen so much cheating on this site. (I am not enrolled in classes though). The problem is, we can't really recongize which problems are from AoPS so we kind of need help from users like you. 

 May 12, 2020
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I have not taken enough classes to recognize what problems are which just by text. But if any screenshots are provided I can identify the font and diagrams as AoPS or not.

 May 12, 2020
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I have created an account. I look forward to my expierience on this site. smiley

 May 12, 2020
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Here is my new account. I have accidentally posted twice as a guest. angry

 May 12, 2020
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Yeah thanks.

 

I have reported a. lot of these questions and to my knowledge all were removed.

 

I'm also an user on AoPS and have been enrolled in intro. count+prob, and taking geometry now.

 

The key tips to reconizing these questions:

 

Does the anser contain blank spaces where numbers should be? If so, latexs wasnt enabled and probably a cheater

 

Does the screenshot have perfectly rendered latex? If so, probably a cheater

 

Does the latex look like AoPS or just you feel like you've done it? If so, probably a cheater.

 

Does the images look like asymptote code? usually B&W, labels are latex, etc? probably a cheater.

 

Does the asker ask for "please show your explanation"? If they come here often, they should know 98% of the time we show work. The fact that they are emphasizing that the explanation is needed shows how the question is likely AoPS(if satisfies above) and probably a writing problem. For writing problems, it's even more important that the question is not answered.

 

I am only taking my second class, like I said, but for the courses I attend, there should be a gut feeling of suspicion. Turns out I'm usually right.

 

jupiterjuno12, welcome to the site!

 May 12, 2020
edited by hugomimihu  May 12, 2020
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Also it should be a general suggestion that when reporting AoPS questions do something like this.

 

Select "copyright infringement"

 

Write, "Problem is copyright protected content of AoPS"

 

That's what I do each time.

 

cool

 May 12, 2020
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You should ask to be put on the AoPS payroll since you want to protect their rights so much.

 May 12, 2020
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It's not about protecting their rights.

 

It's about preventing cheating on this site.

 

It's called not allowing cheating on this site.

 

Not accusing anyone.

 

Of course, the people who cheat would want to defend their ability to cheat.

 

Figures.

hugomimihu  May 12, 2020
edited by hugomimihu  May 12, 2020

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