I think it is far from ideal - and pretty much against the TOS here - but I also dont know why people care that much about it.
If people want to cheat, they will cheat. Some people are puritanical about doing every box themselves without hints or tips, some people ask for hints and tips, some people ask for hand-holding levels of guidance, some people ask for walkthroughs and some people just want to submit flags they’ve bought somewhere.
At the end of the day, to me, this is platform is a gamified way to practice things and have fun. If people want to use it in a different manner to me, I am ok with that.
The issue seems to be people taking score and rank to mean something different. Until each box is done in a formal exam-style setting (in the style of OSCP), it isn’t the same as passing a certification exam.