Rules update (13 September 2021)
13 Sep 2021, 10:24 · edited ~4 hours later · 1

Dear Zindians,

Please note that some rules have been updated.

Here is the updated section.

Consequences of breaking any rules of the competition or submission guidelines:

  • First offence: No prizes for 6 months and 2000 points will be removed from your profile (probation period). If you are caught cheating, all individuals involved in cheating will be disqualified from the challenge(s) you were caught in and you will be disqualified from winning any competitions for the next six months and 2000 points will be removed from your profile. If you have less than 2000 points to your profile your points will be set to 0.
  • Second offence: Banned from the platform. If you are caught for a second time your Zindi account will be disabled and you will be disqualified from winning any competitions or Zindi points using any other account.
  • Teams with individuals who are caught cheating will not be eligible to win prizes or points in the competition in which the cheating occurred, regardless of the individuals’ knowledge of or participation in the offence.
  • Teams with individuals who have previously committed an offence will not be eligible for any prizes for any competitions during the 6-month probation period.

and

Payment to winners will be made after code review and an introductory call with the host.

Best regards,

The Zindi Team

Discussion 1 answer

I'd like to know why obvious cheaters are not punished, when all the evidence is plain.

We really have the impression that Zindi is lax in relation to that, and relying on the hosts to make decision when the evidence are crystal clear is very shameful.