## amistre64 3 years ago Anyone found swapping answers for Connections Academy assignments (or any other school) will simply be suspended.

1. ParthKohli

:)

2. dmezzullo

For How Long?

3. amistre64

ive been putting 1000 hours .. about a month and a half

4. dmezzullo

forreal?

5. amistre64

1000/24 try it :)

6. dmezzullo

wow ur serious

7. amistre64

im just tired of the blantant abuse of a website that i believe has alot of potential ...

8. dmezzullo

How many have been suspended so far?

9. amistre64

lost count

10. dmezzullo

It does

11. dmezzullo

Wow

12. amistre64

lol, hovering over the Parth ;)

13. x1xofxaxkndx

14. amistre64

swapping answers is the anithesis of teaching

15. ParthKohli

$$\textit{The}$$ Parth?

16. shubhamsrg

yeah,,there is only one! ;)

17. amistre64

Parth is a highlander ;)

18. ParthKohli

@shubhamsrg There is another Parth in my class -- that's how common the name is. o.O

19. dmezzullo

But do u think they will go and make a new account?

20. shubhamsrg

i'll give you an example..there might be many named sachin,,but ofcorse,,there is only one! ;)

21. amistre64

im sure they will make new accounts, but eventually they should get the idea of how to properly use the site

22. ParthKohli

@amistre64 :) you're the knight

23. x1xofxaxkndx

why would u do that to people ?????

24. shubhamsrg

yeah! seconded,,that irritated me a lot also.. makes me a bigger fan og @amistre64

25. amistre64

why would i suspend people for abusing this site? becasue i can :)

26. amistre64

this site has a purpose, a vision, and it is not to promote cheating. It is to promote learning.

27. dmezzullo

Oh ok

28. amistre64

The biggest issue is in how the interactions are happening; they way the questions are asked and the way people respond to them.

29. Compassionate

*Swap swap swap swap swap*

30. dmezzullo

lol @Compassionate

31. dmezzullo

man @amistre64

32. soty2013

Lovely Idea.

33. dmezzullo

YAY

34. Compassionate

If someone swaps an answer for someone swapping an answer, but in reality you are the one who needs to swap the answer, then did you swap in the first place?

35. amistre64

36. dmezzullo

*Confused* @Compassionate

37. amistre64

38. soty2013

or SPAM

if we see someone swapping answers how can we report it to u?

40. dmezzullo

MENTION THE MODS

41. amistre64

the report abuse button notifs all the mods

42. dmezzullo

WHOOPS CAPS

43. dmezzullo

@mikala1

44. soty2013

@amistre64 HATS OFF TO YOUR IDEA,,,

45. Compassionate

ATTENTION! If you area caught swapping THIS WILL HAPPEN TO YOU! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKT75vo0tHw

46. Hero

Wow, Welcome to the post 2012 world.

47. ParthKohli

Note that the title says, “Anyone found swapping answers for Connections Academy assignments (or any other school) will simply be suspended.” And not “OpenStudy drawing competition”. :P

48. mikala1

well i dont go there lol but ik there was some in english section

49. Hero

I don't understand why students would prefer answer swapping over getting actual help.

its easier

51. fdsfjklj

because people here can't explain

52. amistre64

but thats the key; if you can explain a concept, then you have learned it. And can teach it

53. Hero

Maybe students just don't understand what is being explained.

54. fdsfjklj

because explaining wasn't good enough

I have noticed one thing though. Ever since summer break it seems like more people are in chat talking about everything but school and it takes forever to get answers now :l

56. soty2013

OS develope SMART people online... like @amistre64 ;)

57. Hero

I'm pretty sure @amistre64 was smart before OS

58. Hero

@amistre64, what are you doing?

59. amistre64

a little house cleaning is all

60. Hero

You have to learn to appreciate the dialog in its original form.

61. amistre64

the chat versions have run thier course, but the sentiment remains

62. dmezzullo

HEY I JUST HELPED SOMEONE AND EXPLAINED THE PROBLEM

63. amistre64

yay!! did you use any profanity while doing it?

64. dmezzullo

NO ma'am

65. Hero

lol

66. mikala1

lol

67. dmezzullo

y would i do da?

68. dmezzullo

me a gud boy

69. dmezzullo

@amistre64

70. mikala1

mhmmmmm

71. dmezzullo

Lol

72. vcbvc

So...much...replies...*dies*

73. dmezzullo

lol

74. karatechopper

I do 1,000,000. Try dat:)

75. amistre64

there is a limit to the number of hours we can suspend :) but it is a pretty large number ... prolly a prime number

76. karatechopper

Or just a 1. With a long slew of 0's

77. karatechopper

What?!?! Whats the limit?1

78. vcbvc

I just love the word slew...

79. karatechopper

ikr it sounds cool!

80. vcbvc

slew of 0's

81. amistre64

farmdawg knows the limit, or matt; is matt still around?

82. dmezzullo

I ain't seen matt in awhile

83. AravindG

@amistre64 really appreciate that move!! salutes!!

84. karatechopper

Matt has been here

85. dmezzullo

@amistre64 WHats the new ban buttons for?

86. amistre64

dunno, i havent used it yet; i think it just steals credit card information :)

87. dmezzullo

lol

88. karatechopper

Nooo..lol. Use it. So funny.

89. karatechopper

I just did my first suspension of the day!

90. alicebest

i now lots of peope from connections academy they say its hard

91. amistre64

it may be hard, but it shouldnt be that difficult for the students to simply post the questions that they need help on. Instead they post phishiers to try to get together and swap answers ... cheat.

92. alicebest

ya but true but what is some ask for just explinationsnot answers

93. amistre64

help is fine by me, which means working thru the problems and learning the material

94. hba

I am very thankful to you for doing this :)

95. amistre64

farmdawg thinks im being a bit harsh :)

96. dmezzullo

97. hba

Well,i do not think so because they have been swapping answers and abusing and showing attitude. You just came right in time to figure this out. So i am thankful to you :)

98. hba

If @farmdawg things you are being harsh tell him to get an alternative to this :)

99. dmezzullo

lol good one @hba

So wait this is for SWAPPING answers? How does that work? People just giving others in their classes answers? Also what is "Code Academy?" I know about MIT OCW, not too sure about the rest...

from reading some of the Q's I do agree that Ia m tired of answering questions with no thanks, or any care besides the answer. OS has been there for me when I needed it, and I want to give back to it. I have learned so much here and passed courses like Calc 2 because of the help I received from @amistre64 and others.

102. hba

Ic I think I may have heard of it then, I do see people posting in sequence about classes, but I thought that was also MIt, just them actually giving out course credit... I would assume Code Academy does the same or Similar?

104. hba

Well i am not sure but you can go to codeacademy.com and check it is free and i used it . Not sure on course credit.I do not think they give credit.

Must be just MIT OCW. I believe Farmdawg made a post awhile ago kind of like this about it, because people were giving answers to the hw's, which 1. Others wanted to attempt it, 2. Course credit was given. He said not to give answers until the week or time frame was up..

106. hba

Hmm i see :/

107. xxVannahxx

Shaking my head at all you cheaters !

108. dmezzullo

lol @xxVannahxx

109. x1xofxaxkndx

oooo boy this thing agin

110. trevorttreesh

im gonna cheat and see what he does

111. jiteshmeghwal9

Hmm... u mean assignments answers shouldn't b given by anyone ??

112. Hero

Two key words here: Connections Academy

113. amistre64

answers should be given as general as possible and built upon thru the interaction so that the asker develops and understanding of the material and not just a free answer

114. amistre64

and yes, the connections academy posts seem to be the most abundant ones for this

115. jiteshmeghwal9

okk!

116. Hero

To me, it seems like almost every connections academy student wants to swap answers.

117. trevorttreesh

fine

118. amistre64

lol, so trevor is trying to "report abuse" this eh. Good luck with that ;)

INCLUDING ME, SO GIVE ME ALL THE ANSWERS BUWAHHAHAH

121. amistre64

Alot of people probably have the intention of just getting an answer; but there are those who are willing to jump thru the hoops to get one.

Like today for example, someone comes into comp sci asking for HTML help. Thius one dude helped him out and the OP goes "can you write the html code for me." I told him we aren't a code mill.

123. amistre64

I dont even write the HTML codes for my own kids :)

Honestly we should do a statstic of how many students pass/fail with the addition of Open Study, and compare who tries to learn, vs not learning :)

125. ParthKohli

@amistre64 I love your kiddish sense of humor. I want to have a brain like yours!

126. joyflow

damn, y didnt yall post this sunday? ma friend got suspended for helping someone sunday he wasnt even giving answers away, he was just saying if it was correct or wrong like letting the person figure it out, he got suspended for 2 weeks lmao i think its funny tho cause i told him the mods didnt like him

127. karatechopper

This was posted..a long time ago...@joyflow

128. joyflow

lol well yall should of made it mandatory for everyone to see it

Everyone saw it.. and their mothers... 20 times...

130. joyflow

lmo yu got jokes

Not really. I've been informed about 20 times of this thread, as well as seeing it 5 times... I mostly spend my time in computer science also.....

Oh also @amistre64 are we allowed to help them? I don't want to be banned for helping a student out.... I kind of notice what the code academy stuff looks like(everyone asks us to do the SAME questions all the time...)

133. Umar97

I find the same questionsfrom school here all the time :O

134. dmezzullo

HEY HEY HEY WOULD THIS BE CONSIDERED A "MEDAL PARTY" AND IF SO WE HAVE TO BAN ALL OF U! LOL jkjk

135. amistre64

more of a public announcement ;)

136. dmezzullo

Lol i understand Mrs. I'm just messin lol @amistre64

137. amistre64

and since the chatbox cut off my Preetha paste: From @Preetha Ram: I noticed a lot of troubling activity around Connections Academy in particular. According to their rep, posting exam and test questions violates their copyright. In addition, all of these postings he says, are a violation of Connections Education’s Honor Code." All of our students sign the Honor Code, which states that they will · never give or receive unauthorized assistance on assessments. I understand that all assessments are “closed-book” and that my Learning Coach shall not provide assistance in determining answers on assessments · never post exam or quiz answers on the Internet or in other public places, nor use answers from posted exams or quizzes." Any suggestions on how we can deal with this?

138. amistre64

Im not sure about the other subjects; but changing the numbers might be a work around for the math stuff

139. ParthKohli

I have a good suggestion, but it'd apparently take a while to program it :-|.

140. amistre64

does it involve putting a virus on the internet? cuase im pretty sure that cant be done

141. dmezzullo

lol @amistre64

142. ParthKohli

@amistre64 Hehe no :-)

143. BrittanyFrench

@amistre64 I so much agree with you! This site is great for people who are just wanting help! I know when I ask answers I don't just want the answers I want actual help so that I understand it.

144. dmezzullo

I AGREE STRONGLY WITH @BrittanyFrench

145. mikala1

lol

146. amistre64

and that is really the best way to use this site; all else is just abuse

147. BrittanyFrench

@amistre64 I think what your doing with that situation is great! People gotta understand they will never learn anything if they just ask for the questions then when they move onto college or something they won't ever know how to answer questions the way they need to

148. Umar97

I dont think theres a way to tell if the questions are from connection academies

149. BrittanyFrench

150. BrittanyFrench

@Umar97 alot of the students from there will say their from connections and only connections can answer it

151. amistre64

The most obvious way to tell is when they post: Is anyone from connections academy and can give me answers to my test?

152. BrittanyFrench

exactly

153. dmezzullo

ive seen alot of anyone from connections but not a can u give me a answer.

154. amistre64

anyone asking for people going to "connections academy" are simply phishing to find people to give them the answers.

155. Umar97

LOL who'd be that dumb. when i ask a question i want the personm to explain it to me.

156. amistre64

im sure i could slip over to biology and pull out about 5 right off the bat :)

157. dmezzullo

@amistre64 I HAVE AN IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

158. mikala1

lol this was posted almost a month ago and still people are commenting on it

159. amistre64
160. dmezzullo

its a huge issue @mikala1

161. BrittanyFrench

@Umar97 alot of people do, but some people do want people to explain but alot of people just want things to get done so they just ask for the answers b/c they wait the day before it'ds due to even start on it

162. amistre64
163. dmezzullo

@amistre64 wanna hear my idea?

164. amistre64

and of course here is someone who edited out their question to hide the fact that they were cheating: http://openstudy.com/study#/updates/50f319d3e4b0694eaccf7bb9

165. amistre64

166. BrittanyFrench

that's halirious! I don't understand people sometimes

167. dmezzullo

IP BAN THE PERSON FOR 1000 HRS SO THEY WILL SUFFER THE FULL CONSEQUENSES AND SO THEY CANT JUST MAKE A NEW ACC AND LOG RIGHT BACK ON AND DO IT AGAIN

168. dmezzullo

whoops corry bout caps

169. amistre64

the 1000 hours i like, but its just a symbolic gesture since creating a new account is as rather simple to do .. dont even need a real email addy. The IP ban would hurt all people who use the same IP, and not just the account that is being abusive

170. dmezzullo

tru da.... i forgot some ppl have same IP... sorry :'(

171. BrittanyFrench

Can't you like get ahold of the school and give names on who's cheating?

172. amistre64

can i? no, im just a moderator with a shiny red button and a purple glow

173. dmezzullo

bahahahahahahaha @amistre64

174. BrittanyFrench

lol. Very true! it was an idea lol

175. Umar97

if they want the answers straight away why go here... there's google for that

176. amistre64

i gotta write up an income statement, balance sheet, and a retained earnings for +5 extra credit for accounting, so ill be hovering :)

177. dmezzullo

idk wat that stuff is.... sounds fun and complicated buh bye :P

178. BrittanyFrench

@Umar97 alot of kids want help from people who have taken the class already then taking a chance with google giving wrong answers

179. dmezzullo

@amistre64

180. dmezzullo

i need u.... for sumthin.

181. Umar97

Ohh that makes sense. Btw are you in a connection academy?

182. dmezzullo

me or her?^^

183. BrittanyFrench

If you're asking me no i'm not lol.. I do ECOT

184. amistre64

what you need me for ... mind reading class was the only thing i got a B in :)

185. BrittanyFrench

lol

186. dmezzullo

@amistre64 go to bio and change subject

187. Umar97

yeah i was asking her. ohh what s ecot?

188. BrittanyFrench

I messaged you what it was

189. texaschic101

i know someone that got banned for two weeks.

190. dmezzullo

@amistre64 again plz

191. dmezzullo

@texaschic101 me 2

192. BrittanyFrench

Yeah it's a serious issue

193. texaschic101

But I don't understand how your supposed to answer direct questions such as " who was the first president of the United States ?" How do you explain that without giving the answer. I know you can say just google it, but you can do that with any question asked on this site, because every question asked can be found here on the internet. People just don't want to look.

194. ParthKohli

I have a new post on OS Feedback. Check it out please. :-)

195. Hero

I guess simply posting the link to this wasn't a good idea.

HI I JUST READ EVERYTHING THANKS FOR THE GOOOD READ THIS MOKRNING

197. AravindG

this thing is still going on ...evry half an hour i see someone posting ..anyone in connection academy ?need help ...

198. AravindG

heres one that sprang up this instant i am typing http://openstudy.com/updates/50f6e12ee4b007c4a2eb1795

199. AravindG

@amistre64

200. amistre64

yeah, its a bit rampant at times, but i figure this to be a good way to get the "warning" across and then they post at their own peril :)

201. AravindG

yep u are right! ..keep bumping this question periodically

202. amistre64

next bump in 634 minutes lol

203. amistre64

at least i think thats in minutes

204. dmezzullo

bahahahahahah @amistre64

205. dmezzullo

u should have special priviledges where u can bump it whenever. :P @amistre64

206. amistre64

i should, but they just dont want to give me soo much power that it goes to my cankles :)

207. dmezzullo

bahahahah they should give me some of ur power :P lol jkjk @amistre64