My previous question relates to this linked question where a user answered by saying he verified the contract address on behalf of the creator without really having access to it.

Publish and verify the source contract code in Ethscan. I tried it but it keeps failing. Can anyone help me?

Any ideas or leads on how this was done is be appreciated.

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It's only verified on the specific block explorer. It is up the the explorer to decide if and how to gate the process. Most don't.

I have seen many examples where people have used that to include adverts at the top of the verified source, since comments are not considered in the compilation.

Example: enter image description here https://snowtrace.io/address/0x1b02da8cb0d097eb8d57a175b88c7d8b47997506#contracts

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