Hi @david.feldman93 !
Welcome to the forum!
I moved your post over to the contributors section.
As of right now, it will accept any live link that is not a FCC template.
Maybe in the future, the software will be able to detect the correct project links.
It is always been on the honor system for campers to submit the correct link.
Also, if any of the moderators or staff finds out that a camper did not submit their own work then their certificate can be revoked.
The freeCodeCamp team is really small and currently busy working on other projects.
I would just view the certificates as personal goals.
Employers won’t take a whole lot of consideration for them because FCC is not the same as an accredited institution.
The most important part is the learning and what you can build with the skills you learned from FCC.