I'd appreciate some input on this question, where I have a disagreement with the poster.
Background: Google has a semi-secret recruitment program for software developers known as the "Foobar challenge" whereby programming challenges appear in the search results of the people that Google is interested in recruiting. Google apparently request that participants not post their solutions online, but nonetheless several of the challenge problems have previously been posted here at Code Review, for example "power hungry"; "XOR checksum"; "save beta rabbit"; "ion flux relabeling"; "lucky triples".
In the linked question, the poster was trying to solve one of the Google Foobar challenge problems, but attempted to disguise the origin of the problem by truncating its description and omitting to mention where the problem came from.
I edited the post to add a reference to the origin of the problem (I can't link because the challenge problems are not public) and filled in more of the problem description using the text posted by another solver of the same challenge. My reasons:
- it's general practice here at Code Review to quote the text of programming challenges (see for example this answer on meta);
- it's helpful, when writing answers, to be able to consult the exact text of the problem, not just the asker's summary (sometimes essential details are omitted or obscured by summarization);
- the Google Foobar challenges are not visible to the general public so the only way most of us will get to attempt them is via leaked descriptions in places like Stack Overflow and Code Review;
- giving credit is important (copying without credit is plagiarism).
However, the poster disagrees:
I intentionally left out its connection to Google Foobar problem and I believe it should be kept that way. I didn't want to post the direct solution for a problem that's supposed to be solved individually. I posted this after I had already posted my solution to foobar and simply was looking for ways to improve it as a general problem. So in my opinion, it would make sense to keep it a none Google-specific one, so searching problem name wouldn't return this.
What is the site consensus?