8

I flagged this answer as AI-written (using a custom flag). The flag was rejected. I firmly believe this is not correct and that this answer (and maybe others) should be removed.

The author of this answer was inactive for a while, then suddenly posted 5 lengthy answers within only 50 minutes:

These answers follow the same pattern, and all but one are only loosely related to the question, providing generic troubleshooting steps.

So, to repeat my question again: Why was my flag rejected? Should I have flagged as something else?

5
  • The AI detectors are coming up with very low scores so I'm not convinced they are AI generated.
    – DavidPostill Mod
    May 29 at 16:20
  • They seem to follow a script, "The issue you're experiencing with <problem> can be related to various factors. Here are a few potential causes and suggestions to address the problem: <list>" used elsewhere, eg MS techcommunity forums, roku forums harley question on reddit
    – bertieb
    May 29 at 18:07
  • Found the smoking gun, I agree with Daniel here- I have reflagged all but the third with a link here
    – bertieb
    May 29 at 18:21
  • 5 answers in 50 minutes. That's 10 minutes per answer on average and they're rather lengthy and written in good English. Maybe a skilled writer would be able to write such answer in 10 minutes, but to do that 5 times in a row is rather impossible. Plus they follow the format that ChatGPT tends to produce.
    – gronostaj
    May 29 at 18:42
  • @gronostaj - I can't even write my own typical answer in an hour let alone submit 5 answers with little to know grammatical errors in 50 minutes. I also suspected the user was using OpenAI to answer questions here but due to the low detection rate didn't flag it.
    – Ramhound
    May 30 at 15:21

1 Answer 1

6

These are likely written by ChatGPT

Smoking gun:

forum post of chatcpt

scratch forums

ChatGPT wrote: It sounds like the issue you're experiencing with Scratch reloading every time your Chromebook is turned off or accidentally shuts down could be related to a couple of different factors. Here are some potential solutions you can try:


(Underneath left for posterity)

Preamble

David Postill has answered in a comment that they don't score highly on the AI detectors.

The pattern is used elsewhere

The answers seem to follow a script:

"The issue you're experiencing with <problem, restated> can be related to various factors. Here are a few potential causes and suggestions to address the problem: <list>"

On it's own, slightly iffy. However the phrasing comes up elsewhere:

MS Tech Community Forums

4 days ago

The issue you're experiencing with Outlook occasionally converting emails to plaintext and attaching a winmail.dat file can be caused by various factors. Here are some possible causes and solutions you can try:

Roku forums

December 2022

There could be a few different things causing the issue you're experiencing with your Roku players. Here are a few potential causes and troubleshooting steps you could try: Check your network connection:

/r/Harley

23 days ago at time of writing (looking at the user profile, some AI interactions)

I'm sorry to hear about the issue you're experiencing with your Harley Davidson Low Rider S. A buzzing or clicking noise at higher RPMs could be caused by a number of different factors. Here are a few possible causes to consider:

Which raises my suspicions somewhat.

1
  • 5
    At the very least they are low quality spaghetti debugging. Throwing a bunch of vaguely cooked (copy) pasta at the wall and hoping something sticks.
    – Mokubai Mod
    May 29 at 20:32

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .