This is going to happen as some point that someone asks ChatGPT to make a sample question for a proposal (I tried for Model Rocketry, it gave a reasable question). Should this be allowed?


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No. Stack Exchange is for solving real problems and answering real questions that people have. If a question was generated by an AI, that means that it's not actually a real question/problem that a person is having.

If you're having to generate questions for the sake of generating questions, the proposal probably isn't worth it.

  • At the very least, posting uncited ChatGPT content is a violation of the Code of Conduct's clause on Inauthentic Usage as ChatGPT is an online tool, and not citing it means it fails to meet referencing standards. Oct 5 at 16:21

How would anyone know if the question was prompted by ChatGPT or a person?

If you ask ChatGPT for a question about a given topic (like underwater basketweaving), and then post it - how would the community know you weren't the one who came up with it?

  • Ever seen discussion on why ChatGPT should be banned on another sites? GPT is often wrong. Apr 3 at 12:03
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    @Starshipisgoforlaunch - you asked if ChatGPT should be allowed to "generate example questions". You did not ask if ChatGPT should be allowed to "answer questions". Those are very different questions :) If ChatGPT can generate a question that fits the community, how would anyone know it wasn't generated by a person?
    – warren
    Apr 3 at 12:05
  • Questions also can be wrong. @warren Apr 3 at 12:12
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    @Starshipisgoforlaunch - they could have incorrect preconditions or assumptions, such as, "why does the crust float on the mantle; the crust is denser". But a question cannot be "wrong". And, in fact, if a question has a broken assumption or precondition, a good answer will fix that error.
    – warren
    Apr 3 at 12:17
  • By wrong I also mean off topic. When I ask it to generate a question for my proposal:What are the best types of rocket engines for use in small-scale experimental aircraft? Or opinion based:What is the best brand of model rocket engines for achieving the highest altitude and most impressive performance? The one reasonable one was:What are the most important factors to consider when designing a rocket's fins for stability and performance? @warren Apr 5 at 15:45
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    @Starshipisgoforlaunch - offtopic is offtopic, whether it's ChatGPT-generated or human-generated. If ChatGPT can generate a good question, there's no reason not to proffer it
    – warren
    Apr 5 at 19:46

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