Topcoder QA Fun Challenge Series - Challenge 1

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Challenge Overview

Welcome to the Topcoder QA Fun Challenge Series - Challenge 1.

Topcoder is building a new track called QA (Quality Assurance) and looking forward to seeing more new members competing in this track. This challenge is a bug hunt challenge of this fun challenge series.
To understand what is bug hunt, click here: https://help.topcoder.com/hc/en-us/articles/115008845167-What-is-a-Bug-Hunt

Challenge Requirements

As this is a “Fun Challenge”, the task is so easy!

In this challenge, we are going to guide new testers to find at least 5 bugs in the domain “topcoder.com”, e.g. the valid url can be http://www.topcoder.com , http://www.topcoder.com/challenges , etc.  
Bug type label can be one of the following: “Functional”, “UI”, “UX / Usability” and “Content”. Below are the detailed info about these bug labels.
Functional bugs - the improper system behavior or enabled product features

UI bugs - layout issues (misalignment, overlapping, spacing), font and color issues, etc.

UX / Usability bugs - user experience issues and enhancements of current application

Content bugs - grammar/spelling issues


  • First 50 members with valid submission will win a T-shirt.



Final Submission Guidelines

1. Submit a zip file with a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx) in it.

2. The Microsoft Word file needs to contain at least 5 bugs in it, each bug report needs to follow the bug report template format provided below.

Bug Report Template

<Bug Title: concise description of the bug>

### Reproduction Steps ###

<Detailed steps to reproduce the bug>

### Expected Result ###

<Expected result after reproduction steps>

### Actual Result ###

<Actual result after reproduction steps>

### Screenshots or screencast ###

<Screenshots or screencast showing the bug>

### Device/OS/Browser Information ###

<Detailed device and browser information>

### Bug Label ###

<one of Functional, UI, UX/Usability, Content>


Sample Bug Report

Bug Title: valid credential cannot login

Reproduction Steps:

  1. Open the url http://www.topcoder.com

  2. Click “Log In” button

  3. Enter “test” for username, “test” for password

  4. Click “LOG IN” button

Expected Result: User should be logged in.

Actual Result: User is not logged in, error message is shown as “That password is incorrect. Please check that you entered the right one.”.

Screenshots or screencast


Device/OS/Browser Information

Device: Computer/Laptop

OS: Windows 10

Browser: Firefox 73.0

Bug Label: Functional

Reliability Rating and Bonus

For challenges that have a reliability bonus, the bonus depends on the reliability rating at the moment of registration for that project. A participant with no previous projects is considered to have no reliability rating, and therefore gets no bonus. Reliability bonus does not apply to Digital Run winnings. Since reliability rating is based on the past 15 projects, it can only have 15 discrete values.
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