As a moderator (and user) of this platform, I increasingly recognize a disturbing development that makes me think about what actions should be taken in order not to reduce the credibility and quality of this platform.
In the recent past, there have been users on various SE sites (including here) who have posted answers using ChatGPT (or similar mechanisms). Some of the answers were helpful and even accepted, but nevertheless most of the answers were also seriously wrong and caused some confusion.
I myself also recognize more and more questions arising from erroneous answers from ChatGPT that are being asked here. Personally, I see the danger here that this platform will degenerate into a very difficult mix of genuine humanoid expertise and presumed knowledge, and thus in the long run no longer fulfill the mission it actually has.
The topic concerning AI is generally a bit more complicated, and therefore difficult to judge. The question that actually arises, however, is how one meets this trend as a platform, moderator and user, and how one wants to deal with it in the future.
In my view, this would require action to be taken very soon, rather than too late, to enable clear labeling of AI-generated content, so that visitors to this platform have the opportunity to correctly assess the content offered and its quality/truthfulness for themselves.
I therefore call for two things to be implemented here on this platform:
- A clear labeling of AI-generated content
- Posts marked as AI-generated content should not receive reputation points
This mechanism can be designed like the so far successfully used system for flagging a question/answer. Contributions can be flagged by software and community, and the community can accept or reject these suggestions. After a certain number of actions or by intervention of a moderator, these posts get an additional flag (similar to the green flag that marks an answer as accepted).
Since it's sometimes hard to make decisions regarding such a change, I just had a very nice conversation with someone who needs to know, and am posting the uncut version here for you to make your valued comments:
So, in conclusion, all that really remains to be said is: "Have a wonderful day and think about how your Q&A platform should be run in the future."