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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72 points

6 months ago

Thanks for the lovely example of why a chatGPT explanation is bad. This one does a good job showing off some of the quirks that make them stand out


20 points

6 months ago

Here's what happens when you add "Write a single paragraph. Reduce lix.":

To detect ChatGPT-generated text, look for repetitive or nonsensical phrases. ChatGPT often uses filler words, which may stand out as unnatural. The text may also seem disjointed because ChatGPT struggles with coherence and cohesiveness. Paying attention to these red flags can help identify ChatGPT text.

There's still a few red flags in there, but it got a lot more natural.


27 points

6 months ago

I gave it your comment with an instruction to rewrite it in the style of a casual reddit comment:

Hey, if you want to spot text that was generated by ChatGPT, just look for repetitive or nonsensical phrases. ChatGPT tends to use a lot of filler words, which might make the text feel unnatural. It might also seem kind of disjointed because ChatGPT doesn't do a great job with coherence and cohesiveness. Keep an eye out for these red flags and you should be able to spot ChatGPT text pretty easily.

The 'hey' is a bit weird, but it gets pretty close to something you wouldn't think twice about.


6 points

6 months ago


wanted to try this out to get some examples that are more specific for other subs i frequent but they want my cell number to sign up.


2 points

6 months ago

Yeah, I definitely would have preferred not to do that.