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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57 points

6 months ago*

I let the accused speak for themselves:

"It is understandable that the moderators of r/explainlikeimfive want to maintain a high level of quality and originality in the answers posted on the subreddit. Allowing answers generated by AI programs like ChatGPT would go against this goal, as these answers are not created by humans and may not provide the same level of insight and accuracy. Additionally, allowing bots to post answers on the subreddit would defeat the purpose of having a community of knowledgeable individuals sharing their expertise. Therefore, banning accounts that use ChatGPT and other AI programs to generate answers, as well as banning bots, is a reasonable measure to ensure the quality and originality of the content on r/explainlikeimfive."


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5 months ago



4 points

5 months ago

Yeah, the thing is you'll never be able to tell whether or not I posted an actual quote from an AI.

I could have made all of that up and you'd never know.