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Policy on ChatGPT generated posts

My suggestion is to follow the example of SO and ban chatGPT for the time being. Apart from the reasons listed above (especially the risk of quality decline and that we have and enforce a clear policy ...
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Policy on ChatGPT generated posts

I don't even think we needed to ask. We've always expected that people write their own answers, and that they answer in good faith, with information they are confident is correct. Machine-generated ...
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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top?

I'm for this change -- I've seen quite a few answers on here that are twice as highly rated as the 'accepted' answer, often because the 'accepted' answer lacks an important warning or other caveat. (I'...
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Policy on ChatGPT generated posts

I'll give one more reason we should ban these: ChatGPT answers suffer from the "gramatically correct nonsense" problem that often plagues text generators. Questions on cooking would be ...
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Has the policy on link-only answers changed?

I'm certainly not aware of any formal policy changes, but on the other hand, link-only answers have always been delete-worthy, it's just that I think we've tended to give the author a chance to fix it ...
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Why did moderator rumtscho delete links and pictures in one answer, and delete another answer completely?

tl;dr: for anybody who has eaten strawberries, a picture of a strawberry is not "worth a thousand words". I removed the extra content from the answer, because it did not contribute to the ...
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Should I answer my question

Yes! Please answer your own question! That is encouraged behavior on Stack Exchange. There are all kinds of reasons you might choose to answer your own question, and it's perfectly OK to do so.
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Why were all but one answer deleted on this question?

We have always stayed away from medical advice and answers that are offering a diagnosis or home remedies fall flatly into the “off topic, medical advice” category. The question per se is borderline ...
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What's more important, the title question or the question and concerns as asked in the body?

I don't think comparing title vs body is particularly useful. They're both important; it's acceptable to write partial answers that address only one important part of a question, but it's best to ...
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How feasible is a generic question on average portion size?

I like the idea very much, had even thought of starting such a canonical question a few weeks ago when we saw the last such question. I find this type of question problematic for us. The way it ...
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How feasible is a question on keeping produce fresh?

This sounds to me like there would be too many combinations of produce, temperatures, humidity requirements, container types, ventilation, and even proximity to other produce to have one, big ...
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How much science happens on this site

Links to additional resources are basically always helpful, though sometimes they may be overkill. On many questions, optimal answers would probably provide more support than average answers do, but ...
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Comment on deleted answer

sorry about the mixup. I thought that you are able to view comments on your own deleted answers. I was the one who deleted the answer, and left the comment as an explanation to why it was deleted. ...
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How long is to long to wait to accept an answer?

Meta Stack Exchange has a longish Q/A on accepting answers, you may want to use this as a starting point. That said, we see lots of questions that never get accepted, often asked by one-time users (...
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When to mark a question as answered

First, stay calm and patient. There is no time slot by which you have to accept an answer. The system may remind you at some point that you may want to check the existing answers to your question, but ...
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What's more important, the title question or the question and concerns as asked in the body?

I want to note that usually this isn't a problem. Most of the time the title question will reflect the question body pretty well. A complete answer will be certain to address the question asked in ...
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Why were all but one answer deleted on this question?

Don't know if this should be a comment, as I don't come to meta often, but I just saw this question again after however long, and... I don't really get why my answer was deleted. I suggested trying ...
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