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Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?

The last weeks and days have seen some erratic behaviour by Stack Exchange Inc., such as likely illegal changes to the content license and the firing of an upstanding community moderator with no ...
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We'd like your feedback on our new Code of Conduct! [duplicate]

TL;DR: We've put together a code of conduct (CoC) that is a bit more comprehensive than our existing be nice policy because we feel that our current policy isn't meeting our needs. Some background, ...
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69 votes
37 answers
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GPT on the platform: Data, actions, and outcomes

In a meeting with some moderators last week, I committed to releasing the data sets from our initial studies around the efficacy and false positive rates of ChatGPT detectors to them. Tuesday ...
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Help us identify new roles for community members

Update 2 (March 6, 23) We made a shortlist of the most promising suggestions from the answers provided, and we then shared our findings with Philippe Beaudette, our VP of Community. After some ...
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How should we deal with Google questions?

There have been a lot of questions that can be answered with a simple Google search. For these questions, an answer can be found by just copying and pasting the question directly into the Google ...
243 votes
13 answers
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Embrace the non-Googlers

There seems to be a knee-jerk reaction to "easy" questions that involve quickly answering by copy/pasting embarrassing links to lmgtfy.com (or similar responses in comments, which aren't downvotable) ...
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3 answers
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Has Stack Exchange's traffic decreased since ChatGPT?

I was wondering whether the traffic of Stack Exchange sites went down since the open access to ChatGPT. There is so much gossip in terms of "Will programmers be unnecessary with ChatGPT? Will ...
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102 votes
1 answer
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Is there a list of ChatGPT or other AI-related discussions and policies for our sites?

Lately, the use of ChatGPT on the network has become controversial, with Stack Overflow completely banning using generated text for content and several other sites considering bans. Could we get a ...
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2 answers
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Correlation between AI generated content and the demise of SE/SO

In a recent paper*, a bold statement was made that: We find that relative to its Russian and Chinese counterparts, where access to ChatGPT is limited, and to similar forums for mathematics, where ...
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2 answers
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Using GPT-3 or similar tools to mass-produce low-quality answers

Consider this answer to this question: The couple in question is James Morley and his wife, Liu Xiaobo. hope this helped. That's the kind of thing that GPT-3 or a similar AI would misinterpret out ...
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1 answer
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The future role of Stack Exchange vs. emerging AIs [closed]

This post is intended as a discussion on the existence of and future use of the different Stack Exchange communities, including but not exclusively Stack Overflow. With the emergence and popularity of ...
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What caused the drop in questions in April 2023?

Rerunning this query by starball for new questions and answers posted across the network generated the following graph: It plots posts by their creation date, and includes deleted posts. The decline ...
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Examples of ChatGPT being right and wrong on Stack Exchange?

Some sites have prohibited the use of ChatGPT on their site, with the rationale that it produces "mostly wrong answers". I've not seen examples myself of answers of ChatGPT being flat out ...
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If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites

Update April 3rd, 2024 We have posted an update on the status of this experiment on MSO. Please leave any feedback, questions, or critiques on that post. TL;DR: We are interested in finding 2-3 Stack ...
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New blog post from our CEO Prashanth: Community is the future of AI

For posts following this one, see: An example of a generative AI tool: Suggesting better question titles AI/ML Tool examples part 3 - Title-Drafting Assistant Stack Overflow will be testing a title-...
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