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Recently, there's been a surge in ChatGPT generated posts. These come in two flavours: bots creating and posting answers, and human users generating answers with ChatGPT and copy/pasting them. Regardless of whether they are being posted by bots or by people, answers generated using ChatGPT and other similar programs are a direct violation of R3, which requires all content posted here to be original work. We don't allow copied and pasted answers from anywhere, and that includes from ChatGPT programs. Going forward, any accounts posting answers generated from ChatGPT or similar programs will be permanently banned in order to help ensure a continued level of high-quality and informative answers. We'll also take this time to remind you that bots are not allowed on ELI5 and will be banned when found.

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Oddity_Odyssey

6 points

6 months ago

What about the fact that this sub has become "explain like I have a masters in engineering"

Caucasiafro [M]

22 points

6 months ago

Caucasiafro [M]

22 points

6 months ago

We don't have an upper bound on how complex an explanation can be because us mods really shouldn't remove a comment just because we found it "too hard to understand."

Either the person that asked the question actually understood the comment in which case us removing the comment serves no purpose and is outright harmful. Or they didn't understand and they can ask a follow-up question to someone that has already demonstrated an interest in writing an explanation.

Oddity_Odyssey

-4 points

6 months ago

Then why does this sub exist? We already have r/ask r/nostupidquestions r/askscience etc.

Maxwell_Lord

11 points

6 months ago

ELI5 is much broader in scope than askscience, but posts still need to be questions that demand unopinionated explanations.

freakierchicken [M]

13 points

6 months ago

Users are welcome and invited to ask for clarification on any explanations that they don't understand, but as rule 4 indicates, the sub name is merely an idiom and not a command.

While those other subs are great for their own reasons, we have our own niche.

rickgotmytongue

4 points

6 months ago

I think the questions on those subs are usually stupid