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Is 1$ Daily Competition meaningless ?

SaswatPadhi's Avatar, Join Date: May 2009
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What do you feel, guys ?
Is this thing : "1$ Daily Competition" meaningless now ?

"Re-arrange the jumbled word" : is it the right challenge ?

My views :
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(1) Yes, the 1$ Daily Competition is meaningless. Thanx to LJay, we know scrabblesolver.net does what it's name says
(2) No, it does not fit into a programming forum like this.

Please give your opinion.
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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It would be interesting to see but if we can substitute it with something related to programming then it can be replaced.
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SaswatPadhi's Avatar, Join Date: May 2009
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Sure, I have a nice idea:

We can offer some cipher text (using any cipher you wish), and ask them to recover the plain text. Or anything harder that google/internet can't solve

I also think we should make the following changes :
(1) Questions should be posted at a fixed time, say 08:00, so that ALL users have access to the question before someone posts the answer quickly, 'cuz they know when the question is to be posted. With a random posting time, the one who is online at that instant is at advantage.

(2) If the answer to the question is not posted within 00:01 (12:01 AM) of the next day, the 1$ for that day should go towards the Support open source campaign of Go4Expert.com. The thread should be locked so that no answers are accepted.

Please give your views.
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Originally Posted by SaswatPadhi View Post
We can offer some cipher text (using any cipher you wish), and ask them to recover the plain text. Or anything harder that google/internet can't solve
The answer should be worked on and not readily available is what I agree but then it should be something where only brain should be used and don't want a paper work involved like cracking some code because that would target only few programmers and web guys would again be left out.

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Originally Posted by SaswatPadhi View Post
(1) Questions should be posted at a fixed time, say 08:00, so that ALL users have access to the question before someone posts the answer quickly, 'cuz they know when the question is to be posted. With a random posting time, the one who is online at that instant is at advantage.
That would mean the competition is light and funny and everyone has an advantage but when taken a fixed time zone then people in some timezone can be left out.

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Originally Posted by SaswatPadhi View Post
(2) If the answer to the question is not posted within 00:01 (12:01 AM) of the next day, the 1$ for that day should go towards the Support open source campaign of Go4Expert.com. The thread should be locked so that no answers are accepted.
Agreed for non-answers.
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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I forgot to add that we also have Go4Expert - Code Competitions which did not got many competitions for the reason it was related to coding and tough problems.
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SaswatPadhi's Avatar, Join Date: May 2009
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That would mean the competition is light and funny and everyone has an advantage but when taken a fixed time zone then people in some timezone can be left out.
Sorry, I didn't understand that part.
Say the question is available at 04:00 AM (GMT +5.5), so which time zones do you think will be left out ? I think all have an equal opportunity.
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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May be someone would be sleeping at that time. At least I would be.
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SaswatPadhi's Avatar, Join Date: May 2009
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@ coderzone : May be you should explain why did you vote "Yes".

@ shabbir : I think it would be better to ask users to "Rearrange the jumbled phrase", instead of jumbled words. I just checked MANY online scrabble solvers and could not find any one that unscrambles a phrase.
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Yes I am also in that line of thought and one more thing I have in mind is a hint to answer something like the one I had before

7 letter word which means Japanese warrior
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SaswatPadhi's Avatar, Join Date: May 2009
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Obviously SAMURAI