## amistre64 Group Title Anyone found swapping answers for Connections Academy assignments (or any other school) will simply be suspended. one year ago one year ago

1. BrittanyFrench

Again? I though we addressed this a while ago!

2. BrittanyFrench

It means if you just give the person answers to tests and things you will get kicked off the site for days depending on ho wmany

3. ParthKohli

Another fun post by Amistre!

4. ParthKohli

And informative.

5. BrittanyFrench

Alot of students just look for people in the same class so they can give answers to them!

6. sarahi_smiles

Thats true @BrittanyFrench,

7. amistre64

"Again? I though we addressed this a while ago!" And yet people still do it. This is just a way for me to send out a mass warning before I go on a suspension spree :)

8. BrittanyFrench

@amistre64 yeah I see the point lol.. I feel sorry for you guys who have that job! Must get pretty annoying some times

9. Outkast3r09

You'd think those Academy Problems would randomly generate answers using different numbers and such

10. Outkast3r09

maye perhaps have a givens part to the academy problem so they can generate a larger amount of problems from one single problem|dw:1358948991872:dw|

11. Outkast3r09

that way they can generate numerous problems rather than just switching numbers... the last part would be a trig function that you'd need to find out , randomly generated of course

12. texaschic101

how do we know if ts a test ?

13. Outkast3r09

they usually ahve (1 pts) or something on it

14. texaschic101

oops typo....how do we know if its is part of a test or just homework ?

15. texaschic101

oh....ok

16. amistre64

the usual thing that gets noticed is when they ask: Is anyone taking my class and my exame/assignment?

17. BrittanyFrench

Or is anybody in CA English 9 or 10.. Something like that

18. texaschic101

is a warning givin first or is it just suspension right away ?

19. BrittanyFrench

warning given first usually

20. Outkast3r09

^my solution would basically destroy the chance of this even happening

21. Outkast3r09

because it wouldn't just be switching the same data for each question ( if they even do that)

22. texaschic101

does the person asking for the answers, knowing it is a test, get suspended also ?

23. amistre64

people who say: here are the answers I got for the work you are doing; get suspended as well, since they are swapping answers

24. texaschic101

that is fair

25. sarahi_smiles

The only thing with this site is that if someone is suspended they can just make another account, and the cycle continues...thats the sad part

26. amistre64

The college I attend uses sites that have algorithmic questions that change the values

27. amistre64

sarah, indeed :)

28. BrittanyFrench

They don't learn if they don't ask for help properly!

29. texaschic101

I would not want your job....too complicated

30. BrittanyFrench

Yeah sarah, they should at least act there age and own up to their responsibility. IF they get out in the real world and try that they're screwed!!

31. texaschic101

I agree....

32. amistre64

Connections Academy code of honor states that they cannot repost the questions; so if they could learn to ask a similar question to get help studying thru ... that would be alot better

33. sarahi_smiles

True.

34. BrittanyFrench

yeah, they need to just ask it properly!

35. ParthKohli

How should one approach the "obvious" multiple choice questions that have no "explanation" other than an answer?

36. texaschic101

good question

37. Outkast3r09

What question is that parth

38. amistre64

I would see what the asker feels is correct, and then guide them to a better solution ... or verify their own gut feeling

39. Outkast3r09

any problem can be explained

40. Outkast3r09

any answer can be explained also

41. BrittanyFrench

Ask what they think, and sorta give them a hint to start the problem out, don't give them straight answers

42. ParthKohli

Take this for example: What is the sum of outer boundaries in a polygon? 1. Area 2. Perimeter 3. Center

43. texaschic101

I understand

44. amistre64

id ask them to define each term

45. texaschic101

that can be looked up easily, people are just to lazy to look it up

46. Outkast3r09

Area can be thought about as blocks in a toy chest, filling the room of the object or shape. Perimeter is measuring all the sides and adding them up

47. amistre64

and you typoed that, there should be a (1 point) on it lol

48. Outkast3r09

something of that sort

49. BrittanyFrench

or give them an example of it, and ask what they think it is

50. Outkast3r09

Even at that giving them the answer in a paragraph would make them have to read it lol and hopefully allow them to understand it more

51. texaschic101

that is true...lol

52. amistre64

id use heiroglyphs just to be safe :)

53. BrittanyFrench

haha so true! lol

54. Outkast3r09

i'll answer it with a rhyme or riddle

55. Outkast3r09

and then change name to "The riddler"

56. BrittanyFrench

@Outkast3r09 yeah that'll make them work hard to understand it lol

57. texaschic101

clever

58. Outkast3r09

yep and then all you would hear is "You know that one guy named The Riddler. Don't ask him any questions"

59. texaschic101

lol....

60. BrittanyFrench

haha that would be Halirious

61. ParthKohli

LOL @ (1 point)

62. amistre64

ill be back later to see who I can suspend :) If you see any of those connections academy posts, feel free to respond to them with either this link here or a copy of the title post.

63. ParthKohli

Don't forget to report abuse, kids!

64. amistre64

abuse kids?

65. texaschic101

not a problem.....

66. ParthKohli

lol

67. BrittanyFrench

sure thing!

68. texaschic101

bye everybody :)

69. Outkast3r09

idk.... those Academy problems only switch the values of the same stuff. They probably also just put "points" too. Must be run by those crazy chemists

70. mikaa_toxica13

@amistre64 maybe u should focus on how slow this site is.

71. amistre64

how would me focusing on the slowness of the site solve anything?

72. UnkleRhaukus

73. mikaa_toxica13

it would improve the site. arent u a mod ?

74. amistre64

im a mod yes; not an administrator of the site. I dont have any access or workings of the databases or codes

75. amistre64

im sitting here at my college accessing this site the same way you are; i am completely disconnected from those people who actually take care of the site

76. mikaa_toxica13

77. mikala1

dont for get flvs they are sending messages to all the students that if they are caught on here just getting the answers they will be kicked out of flvs because of os and giving answers

78. ATW4LIFE

agreed^^^^^^to everything above

79. RONNCC

@amistre64 nice. there was one case in which something looked like quiz problems, but the student said it was from the practice quiz. then what?

80. ParthKohli

@amistre64 Are you a professor or student?

81. amistre64

then you make your best judgement. If the post mentions what school and assignmentthey are doing; it tends to be considered a phisher for answers and not a learning medium.

82. amistre64

im a student, but I teach my professors :)

83. zaynahf

So if we see someone posting tests/quizzes or whatever, do we just post a link of this?

84. ParthKohli

Haha! :-)

85. amistre64

posting a link of this is fine; or report abuse the post and let the mods make a call on it.

86. zaynahf

Okey dokey.. a lot of people just dont care and they go on PM...

87. amistre64

yeah, i dislike the PM for that reason. I dont see it as a viable means of learning anything

88. AravindG

well I had a question to ask: does the reports that we make when no mod is online also gets attended?

89. RONNCC

90. amistre64

downing the chrome, this site is slow enough ... its even slower on the IE

91. amistre64

that too lol

92. christianfilms11

Harsh

93. ParthKohli

Did something disappear into the air?

94. AravindG

yeh maybe a shooting star ! @amistre64 what If I was the only person who witnessed that post ,reported it and there were no mods online at that time

95. ParthKohli

If it's only you who witnesses, the post doesn't affect anyone but the database. :-)

96. amistre64

then youll just have to wait for a mod to see it and respond.

97. AravindG

@ParthKohli what if someone else gives away answer without reporting ?

98. ParthKohli

Then you use you (A) to scare dogs out :-)

99. amistre64

;)

100. AravindG

does (A) scare people I didnt know that lols

101. amistre64

ahh the chrome feels so much better

102. ParthKohli

And ye invite the scallywags to this ship: http://openstudy.com/code-of-conduct :)

103. amistre64

I dont see much of the connections academy post anymore in Maths, so I think the word is catching on; but its rampant in other subject like biology and history and writing and ...

104. ParthKohli

Ye bottle dem cap'n-to-cap'n ;)

105. ParthKohli

What if... all the posts on the left are from Connections Academy but we don't know it yet?

106. AravindG

I am keeping a watch :)

107. AravindG

today weather was good :)

108. ParthKohli

Thanks ye private!

109. amistre64

lipstick on a pig; at least they are not being so blatant about it ... which I can stomach alot easier than the out and out abuse of the good nature of this site.

110. amistre64

even if the post are from the CA student, the manner in which we help them is important; which is why giving out direct answers without letting the askers participate in the solution process is still a large part of the mod basket.

111. ParthKohli

True, captain Mistretta!

112. AravindG

well i have one link happend an hour before i guess.. i didnt see any action

113. amistre64

heres a new icon for ya :) $\frac12 xx+C$

114. ParthKohli

@AravindG warnings are not shown to us ... :)

115. AravindG

icon for whom ?

116. AravindG

ah parth :)

117. ParthKohli

For @AravindG :-) He's in the Amistre team!

118. amistre64

for parth, hes trying his level best to represent my icon .. yeah :)

119. AravindG

lols you are changing your pic many times a day :)

120. amistre64

i changed my pic to a self portrait once and it drove all the girls away :/

121. ParthKohli

"Pictures represent us." i change all the time, so i have to change my pic accordingly :)

122. AravindG

ya heres the case I talked about :http://openstudy.com/study#/updates/51040e0ce4b0ad57a5630290 you see the user was probably trying to increase his medal count

123. AravindG

amistre did you see that?

124. ParthKohli

which user?

125. AravindG

yahoo ....he saw dat i came to help the asker and quickly gave out the direct answer so that he gets the medal

126. ParthKohli

ah, that particular user does that a lot ... id look into it.

127. AravindG

yeh this is not the first time :(

128. ParthKohli

ive taken the appropriate actions, thanks for introducing me to the issue!

129. AravindG

yw :) ...I have reported him before also but for his luck evrytime he does this no mod will be online

130. dmezzullo

@amistre64 y r u such a smart cookie?

131. amistre64

cause im only half baked ;P

132. dmezzullo

bahahahahahahahaha if ur only half baked then i must not be baked at all (;

133. timo86m

IS OS getting sued by CA for facilitating cheating?

134. amistre64

dunno, Preetha would know more about that :)