For excluding language barrier - RU version of this message included.
Just some of my personal thoughts. The main reason for indignation in major - disregard for the fact of submitting the result. It's not cool at all, while result, even if it done in one minute, or one click, gets simply deleted from the database (I keep quiet for those, where days and finances are spent to polish the result for the competition).
If HWBOT really want changes - develop an additional rating. The main one remains competitive, a rating that reflects the steepness of the result against the others, with the condition of relevance of the result, following all the rules. The second is a kind of contribution pts, which is calculated simply for the fact of submitting result, or for filling all the fields of hardware & rig photo (helps to increase informativeness of results, and would mostly exclude submissions where just the processor field gets info, while others are empty, or GPU+CPU, others are empty). All hardware fields populated - get 2 points in addition, added a photo - 1 more pts, indicated all vendors - +1. You will make life easier for beginners (even if they do not compete in rankings, their effort is not wasted), and you can avoid situations like the current one.
If in some benchmark there is a fact of possible cheating that cannot be verified for certain, or maybe a bug in the platform discovered - just disable the competitive rating for the benchmark as such, or the group of results on the questionable platform, but do not delete the results physically. Think of tags for results like "Llano is wrong with frequencies", "Old version of CPU-Z on Socket5", "SystemInfo is not included", "AMD Phenom processor is not recommended for Win10 due to inaccurate result (HPET)", those are excluded from competitive ranking, but not from general statistics, have their weight, and also give the user a contribution reward. If user want to compete – he’ll know the reason of why result can’t be included to competitive ranking. Add filters like "all results” / "accurate results" in searching as well. Moderators did, let's say, not correctly deleting all messages in Russian. Once the resource is international - put them in a sub-forum for CIS (Russian lang), don’t act, like you don’t care about large part of your audience, please. Or say / list it directly - ENG or get faqin lost.
Constantly I see messages in the style of "don’t like it - don’t use it, it's the only place for competitive overclocking", so HWBOT subtly hints it needs an alternative / competitor? Recall how Intel was acting before the release of AMD Ryzen, doing almost nothing and showing their +5% productivity like a Mars colonization achievement. Team Cup will be the last competition, where I personally shall take part, since start of 2018 I get mostly negative from HWBOT, nuff said...