Contributing to the association

The contribution to the Root-Me association is annual and helps us cover the costs of the platform and its infrastructure. You can review your contribution settings on this page.

The members of the association can contribute further to the platform and enjoy some specific perks :

Root-Me private access

Members of the association are automatically given access rights to the platform’s backend, until their annual contribution expires : https://www.root-me.org/ecrire/

This access may be revoked at any time in case of privilege abuse (malicious content modification, score manipulation, ...) or non-compliance to the platform rules.

Solution validation

Members of the association can verify and publish the solutions written by others.

Here are a few guidelines to do so :

  • verify that the solution works
  • avoid redundancy (in the same language)
  • avoid scripts without explanations (except if properly commented)
  • proofread the syntax and spelling
  • avoid leaving the flag in cleartext
  • check the paging : use the <code> and <cadre> tags, with optional language selection such as <code class="python">

Anyone viewing a solution has at least a basic understanding of the challenge because they have validated it already. Thus, solutions are a great way to present alternate approaches or showcase useful tricks.
Don’t rewrite a submission. If the solution’s quality is too low, just refuse it.
You cannot access solutions to challenges you haven’t yet solved.
You may not publish your own solutions, have another member proofread and publish it.

Challenges testing

Members of the association can test challenges in the backlog that have not yet been published.

Challenges tagged "editing in progress" have not yet been reviewed.
Challenges tagged "submitted for evaluation" have been selected for beta-testing by the members of the association.

Moderation

Members of the association are encouraged to moderate both the forum and the chatbox.
That is not to say that any form of censorship is required but rather that useless, illegal or insulting content should be removed.

Perks

  • Web site : your nickname will appear in orange on all pages
  • IRC : if authenticated, you will be given an automatic "voice mode" (’+’ in front of your nickname) on the #root-me channel

Access to the dedicated channel #root-me_members

Members of the association may access the dedicated IRC channel #root-me_members. Members and admins can discuss the platform there : evolutions to come, new challenges, questions about the platform...

In order to join this channel, the following conditions must be met :

  • be a member of the association
  • have the same nickname on Root-Me and IRC
  • be registered and authenticated to the IRC server (see IRC channel)