Is it possible to talk to the Community user? If not, why? So you may know it's a bot that sometimes bumps old unanswered questions, owns community votes, own downvotes on permanently deleted questions, and deletes abandoned questions. But can you talk to it? If not, why?
As of January 16th, 2024, Community [Bot] is a "dumb bot"; it's not a chatbot, it's not an AI either, it's a "background process". The "Community [Bot]" user display name is used instead of the user display name belonging to an end-user.
Please note that the user profile and the user card for this "bot" show the
From the Community [Bot]'s user profile (taken on January 15th, 2024):
Hi, I'm not really a person.
I'm a background process that helps keep this site clean!
I do things like
- Randomly poke old unanswered questions every hour so they get some attention
- Own community questions and answers so nobody gets unnecessary reputation from them
- Own downvotes on spam/evil posts that get permanently deleted
- Own suggested edits from anonymous users
- Remove abandoned questions
Due to the notability that chatbots took after the launch of ChatGPT in November 2022, you might be expecting to be able to interact with it as it's possible to do with bots powered by ChatGPT API or like. Considering this, you might be interested in learning about OverflowAI, the brand used by Stack Exchange, Inc., "marketed" as Stack Overflow, since the summer of 2023 to talk about the AI things they are doing with AI/Gen AI. They have a microsite about this https://stackoverflow.co/labs.
- Employee profiles are now marked with a “Staff” indicator
- The Community user incorrectly has the staff label on all sites
- Blog article : Announcing OverflowAI