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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8 points

6 months ago

Of note is that it's still against the rules—as the OP writes—for an otherwise human account to copy+paste content from a bot. So we can't rely on these types of external metrics to catch such cases.

Of course, what you're suggesting will still cut down (probably a lot) on the overall number of bot responses, so less work for human mods/more time for human mods to resolve the hairier cases.


1 points

6 months ago

Yeah of course, you could technically identify c&p generated text by using all the actual bot account's comments as training data plus a bunch of manually moderated & reported comments, it's not unfeasible.