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Updated rules for verification screenshots 2020 from 08/01/2020

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Can be new better score as backup in my hadns, example some months and after public it first starting score? Thants mean, in this old better results on screenshot will be CPUZ 1.91, but after half of year (as example) will exists new CPUZ versions :).

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than its classified as a backup score, you submit it and mention it is a backup score (higher than your previous one ofc)

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I thought that we should have date and mandatory use of cpuz 1.91...I see lot of scores submitted dont have cpuz 1.91 and the rule of date disappeared...

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They are backup scores, official rules are laid down like the OP is: 

New 2020 scores: a full size verification screen (meaning no cropping), mandatory usage of CPU-Z 1.91 or Legacy CPU-Z (or more recent). Exception: on old legacy platforms (Socket A and variants ) older CPUZ versions are still allowed. If unsure crosscheck with the moderators

 

Submitting Backup scores: No edit of older score is allowed. The newly submitted backup score must be higher than the old score. Advise a moderator or mention in the comments box that it’s a backup score: e.g. “backup score found on Websmile's USB dongle”

 

 

The date implementation was a proposal, but not fully supported and required by the community

 

Edited by Leeghoofd

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depends:

1) if you never benched this hardware and did not do any submission with it before,  you are requires to use at least version CPUZ 1.91 (or newer)

2) If you did this score in 2019 (or earlier)  and you already submitted a (s)lower score with it before the 9th of January 2020, it is considered as a backup score.

  • Either you sub it and mention it is a backup score in the comments box
  • Or you PM the moderators  with a link to the previous old score.

 

 

This was the only fair way to approach in a soft manner the happenings of early this year. Without being too restrictive in a way a screenshot has to be made. It is a lot of extra work for the moderators and if you spot wrong submissions plz report them via the REPORT button.

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would suggest the easiest way to ensure it is 2020 scores used besides no cropped versions is to have a mandatory HWBOT 2020 background for all submissions that is not used in competitions. Then its very obvious it is this years submissions.it would be very easy to spot the "backup submissions". Meanwhile I would put a hard date on "backup submission" after which they are not admissible. Afterall 2020 scores should be .. 2020 made.
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Hi.
was screenshot cropping allowed before january 8 ?

cheers

 

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yes, it was allowed 

Anyway we just imposed no screenshot cropping for the competitions last year , so this is a logic evolution

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Moderation Team will be flexible and advise users if they still subbed with 1.90...

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I've never liked cropped screenshots, so this is not a change for me. I've never not updated to the latest version of CPU-Z, so again... not a change for me. But, I'd be lying if I didn't say I am not curious what the rationale is behind requiring CPU-Z 1.91 or later. What's up with that? I'm sure it wasn't just for giggles. Mind sharing why?

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CPUZ 1.91 was released on December last year, so it related to newer scores than eg if scores pop up with far older versions of CPUZ. Also the load is higher with 1.91 so validation is not as easy as with older versions sadly

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@leeghoofd - thanks for the explanation. The fact that 1.91 validation is more difficult makes sense. I had not thought of that. I appreciate the reply. Now it doesn't rub me the wrong way. Take care.

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On 1/19/2020 at 9:17 PM, Leeghoofd said:

CPUZ 1.91 was released on December last year, so it related to newer scores than eg if scores pop up with far older versions of CPUZ. Also the load is higher with 1.91 so validation is not as easy as with older versions sadly

ohhh that explains some behaviour I saw benching the other day then xD I thought I was losing my mind...

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