What should be done with cheats ? Part 5 :-(

Started Mar 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
merops
merops Senior Member • Posts: 2,190
Re: What should be done with cheats ? Part 5 :-(
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Betamihai roundup:

tasad identified a number of photos by Betamihai posted under a variety of usernames in a challenge that he was hosting:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51323791

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=8160

The relevant photos were withdrawn, but the challenge is still running! It still contains photos entered by other accounts that were created shortly before the challenge. It is possible that these entries are legitimate, and would not be a cause for concern provided that this is not a group of friends who vote for each other’s photos.

As a result of tasad’s detective work, Betamihai was disqualified from an earlier first placing in this challenge:

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=7891

and withdrew from his first placing in this challenge:

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=8085

In both of those challenges, the distribution of votes (no longer visible) was strange with a bell shape distribution peaking at about 2.5 stars, plus multiple votes at 5 stars. Without those 5 star votes, the photos would not have won. One wonders what the second placed contestants feel about this …

Betamihai is also currently hosting another challenge as host:

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=8200

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