How do we best flag [fairly obvious] suspected ChatGPT answers? Do we need to flag for a mod every time, or spam… or…?

These are usually already attracting human attention - comments underneath, a downvote or two along with the usual style of opening gambit, re-stating the question, so they're pretty easy to recognise…

How do we flag ChatGPT?

To flag ChatGPT you have several options… ;)

The answers are usually barely relevant or hopelessly inaccurate b*ll*cks too, of course ;)

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    mod flag as suspected chatgpt
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Commented May 12, 2023 at 11:42
  • 3
    The user will either need to be suspended otherwise dealt with, so custom flagging to get some human eyes on it is best.
    – Mokubai Mod
    Commented May 12, 2023 at 11:52
  • 2
    Does someone want to drop that into an answer - I mean, I get the idea, I just like putting big green ticks on things ;))
    – Tetsujin
    Commented May 12, 2023 at 12:04
  • If someone has just pasted an AI answer, doesn't that qualify as plagiarism?
    – Chenmunka
    Commented Jul 26, 2023 at 11:42

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I'd go with a custom flag. If you've run it through a chat gpt tester, mentioning it's always handy.

We also tend to suspend chatgpt users and custom flags are always human-handled, unlike say spam flags so it'll also ensure we don't miss them.

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    What if it's also spam?
    – Laurel
    Commented May 15, 2023 at 20:18
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    hm, they caught on fast didn't they? Spam flag I'd guess - I think some of the mods keep an eye on smokey anyway
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Commented May 15, 2023 at 23:45
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    Worth noting, "chat gpt testers" are notoriously unreliable, and often flag clearly-non-gpt generated text (such as documents written years ago) as being from ChatGPT.
    – Patronics
    Commented May 16, 2023 at 17:28

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