Related: Questions from on-going contests
Challenge sites are sites where users solve various challenges in order to gain points. The users are then usually ranked on a leaderboard, based on how many points they have accumulated. These sites usually have a reasonably friendly but competitive atmosphere.
ARGs are a story told in an interactive form. They usually involve going through a story whilst gathering clues/solving puzzles along the way. They can sometimes have a prize attached for the first person to put all the clues together and solve a mystery.
These sorts of puzzle games mainly fit into two separate categories:
Category A consists of ARGs/challenge sites that specifically forbid any form of hints or solution trading. This is usually because the administrator wants to promote a fair environment and wants everyone to rank up/solve puzzles on their own merit. An example would be Rankk, who explicitly state on their challenge page:
Category B consists of ARGs/challenge sites that do not specifically state whether you are allowed to share or ask for solutions. Most ARGs fit into this category.
My questions are:
- What should we do with questions copied from Category A sites?
- What should we do with questions copied from Category B sites?