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Discussion on: Project Euler #7 - 10001st prime

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Jean-Christophe Helary

@peter I think it is asked on the Project Euler page that solutions are not posted on blog posts, etc. outside the Project forum. I think we should respect that.

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Peter Kim Frank Author

Hey, I want to make sure we're following their rules and guidelines. I had reviewed the copyright page (and the related license) and I was confident we were following their preferred attribution requests and other specifications.

Can you point me in the right direction here if I'm missing something?

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gcacher

Read through their about page. They have a few points addressing sharing questions & solutions. Specifically, question 13 and the disclaimer at the bottom.

I know that in the past, they were "blocking" people who shared solutions online. It seems like they have realized that that is not a feasible goal, but it is still important to respect their objectives.

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Florian Rand

Found it!

I learned so much solving problem XXX so is it okay
to publish my solution elsewhere?

It appears that you have answered your own question. There is nothing quite like that "Aha!" moment when you finally beat a problem which you have been working on for some time. It is often through the best of intentions in wishing to share our insights so that others can enjoy that moment too. Sadly, however, that will not be the case for your readers. Real learning is an active process and seeing how it is done is a long way from experiencing that epiphany of discovery. Please do not deny others what you have so richly valued yourself.

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Peter Kim Frank Author

Thanks for this. The "logged-out" version of the page wasn't showing this question+answer for some reason.

In recognition of this preferred policy, I'll discontinue the series here on DEV.

Thanks to you, @brandelune , and @gcvancouver for making me aware of this policy. I'll start posting questions from a different source in the coming days.

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Jean-Christophe Helary

Peter, I was actually glad that you started that thread, I had started the Project Euler problems to go back to some sort of fun programing and stopped after I could not find an algorithm that made my code faster for problem 10 I think. So seeing your thread made me want to go back to it.

There are probably ways to promote Project Euler here while respecting their intentions. It may be less interactive but still worth it.