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Moderation Strike update: Data dumps, choosing representatives, GPT data, and where we’re holding

Update On August 2nd, 2023, negotiations between community representatives and representatives of the company concluded with an agreement being reached. The details of the agreement can be found at ...
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What Experts-Exchange thinks of Stack Overflow [closed]

After noticing a $10 Experts-Exchange (EE) fee on my credit card, I realized I've had an idle EE account for quite a few years. I sent them an email asking for instructions on how to close it, and ...
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Stack Exchange is failing its community

I guess this is very much an intervention. There's a few policies in the pipeline - here's one, and there's another one that's not been officially announced that a good many moderators are opposed to. ...
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Is SE [going to be] selling our content for AI model training? And what exactly does "reinvest back into our communities" mean?

Wired published an article titled Stack Overflow Will Charge AI Giants for Training Data. I read through it, and a few sections seemed noteworthy to me "Community platforms that fuel LLMs ...
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Show MSE posts authored by staff members on the homepage regardless of the vote count

I strongly suggest to always allow showing posts created by SO Staff members on the frontpage of Meta SE. Currently, if the post reaches "−8" vote count, it is hidden from the frontpage. ...
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Will SE shut down the free API for good? [duplicate]

SE has intentionally disabled the data dump. And the CEO has stated to the press that he plans to charge AI companies for access to the data. Given these developments I think it is almost inevitable ...
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All Stack Exchange data dumps

The original ClearBits link to the September 2011 data dump has broken. How can I access it and other previous data dumps? The Internet Archive only has the latest one.
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The company appears to have been particularly reticent, even somewhat secretive, regarding communications during the past several months

My reading of thousands of posts here, from over most of the time period going back to shortly after SO started, indicates the company has often not done a particularly good job of communicating with ...
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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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The company's commitment to the data dumps, the API, and SEDE

Many words have been written around the company's commitment to the ongoing existence of the data dumps, the API, and the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE). Much of that text can be confusing or ...
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(Interim) Policy on AI-content detection reports

This post is (finally) to announce that I have formally rescinded the policy on Generative AI (specifically the one regarding GPT content detectors, which was announced on the moderators team and ...
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Updates to the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) – January 2024

As part of our ongoing efforts to review and update policies, we’ve updated our Acceptable Use Policy. These changes come after a review period in which we made adjustments as a result of moderator ...
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How can SE gate access to the Dump that will allow individuals access to the data while preventing "misuse" by for-profit organizations?

I read this answer written by Jody Bailey: We are looking for ways to gate access to the Dump, APIs, and SEDE, that will allow individuals access to the data while preventing misuse by organizations ...
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Is the cost of ChatGPT integration into Stack Exchange sustainable?

Just today, the AI question draft editor / formatting assistant experiment went live. From fiddling with it, it seems clear that it's just ChatGPT / a related OpenAI LLM with a prompt designed for ...
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How can a user unhappy with the LLM partnerships protest constructively (and ideally- effectively)?

I'm more asking this on behalf* of the many people I see trying to express protest to the OpenAI partnership in ways that get themselves into trouble: Deleting their own posts- individual or en masse ...
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