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Here's a question written by user Madhankumar V:

Role and necessity of Redis, Varnish, and Elasticsearch in Magento 2: Local environment or server?

The answer by user Madhan V is blatantly copied and pasted from ChatGPT.

Similarly, all the other answers by Madhan V are clearly generated by ChatGPT.

Furthermore, the only question ever asked by Madhan V is answered by Madhankumar V and is also generated by ChatGPT: When using the ui component to create dynamic rows in Magento 2, the first line white space row is visible. What is the problem? Please elaborate

It seems that these two users -- possibly the same person -- are involved in reputation farming using AI-generated questions and answers.

AI-generated content should be explicitly banned as it is on StackOverflow.

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  • Definitely looks like a sockpuppet - perhaps a custom mod flag on one or both users to mention this, or a mod may see this and decide to take any required action Aug 11, 2023 at 15:48
  • Yeah, literally the first thing I find when I type is:a into the search box: magento.stackexchange.com/q/369274. All three of the answers are GPT. I think it may be good to expand on this post and focus on the fact that this SE site needs an explicit policy rather than on this particular pair of users. Just a suggestion though. Aug 23, 2023 at 13:09
  • Update: It looks like the first account was terminated. Sep 18, 2023 at 19:11

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These can and should still be flagged.

The Stack Exchange policy of Inauthentic Usage under the Code of Conduct page states:

Plagiarizing or copying content from websites, books, or other online and offline tools without proper attribution in a manner that violates our referencing standards.

This means that any uncited ChatGPT content inherently violates the Code of Conduct and should be removed.

This is further supported by Stack Exchange staff member Bella_Blue here:

TL;DR: Yes, the current Inauthentic Usage policy prohibits posting AI-generated content without appropriate attribution.

That said, an explicit policy that covers all ChatGPT and other Generative AI content (cited or not) should still be made here, as many other sites have done.

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