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Can ChatGPT Answer Story Identification Questions?

Hmm. The best way to work something out is by conducting an experiment. Since ChatGPT is limited (at present) to data generated before September 2021 we can happily work with story-id questions posted ...
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Can ChatGPT Answer Story Identification Questions?

No. We've had scenarios where people used AI tools like ChatGPT to answer story-ID questions, and the results were... not good. AI likes to invent things that don't necessarily exist in order to ...
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Should we "enable a banner to warn about [our] policy on AI-generated content"?

Yes, absolutely we should ask for this to be implemented with immediate effect. There was an overwhelming consensus in favour of banning AI-generated content (26:1) with no dissenting posts in favour. ...
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Why are we punishing simple questions for "not doing research"?

The tool-tip for downvoting states that people can (nay, should) downvote when they feel that "This question does not show any research effort;" Given that Googling the question title ...
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Reopening a duplicate so you can add an answer, then reclosing it?

Unilaterally reopening a question to answer it and then unilaterally closing it again is not an appropriate use of one's unilateral closing and reopening privileges. The privilege is not meant to give ...
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Reopening a duplicate so you can add an answer, then reclosing it?

The question's timeline shows that it was re-opened on 2023-11-04 at 23:14:10Z, answered at 23:15:25Z, and re-closed with the same duplicate target at 23:18:17Z by the same user -- a span of just over ...
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Shouldn't [the-little-mermaid] include the original as well instead of just the Disney adaptation?

Yes The tag should include the original and all adaptations. The usage guidance should reflect this, possibly mentioning the Disney adaptation since this is the one that's most well known. Neither of ...
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Did we change the voting button formatting?

This was an intentional change by SE to "graduate" the voting button styles across the network. You can see the main meta post for it here: We are graduating the updated button styling for ...
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Should I answer my own question if someone answered in the comments several months ago and still haven't responded to the request to post an answer?

A self answer is fine. The point of the site is for correctly answered questions that might prove useful to others in the future. An acknowledgement of the commenter's assistance would be nice but is ...
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Am I allowed to edit an old question I posted that has been closed?

You should post a comment on the question that you've discovered the answer, and flag the question to be reopened. Once the question is reopened, you can answer it and accept your answer. Note that &...
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Is Barbie (2023 film) on-topic? If so, how should we tag questions about it?

Yes the Barbie film should be considered on topic. I'm unsure why it wouldn't be as the whole premise is literally that toys are alive living in a different world but also existing as toys in the ...
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How did I lose a point of rep in this situation?

Since you don't have an answer posted, the obvious conclusion is that you downvoted LogicDictates' answer. Downvoting answers incurs a small rep cost to prevent frivolous use. The question also has a ...
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And the Best New User of 2023 is

Very well done. A fine contribution :-)
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In Memoriam: Carl Weathers

This is the way. May you be in good hands, maybe even magic ones.
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Changing the dupe target

As a gold badge holder in story-identification you can directly edit the duplicates list without opening/closing the question. Click on the "Edit" button in the upper right corner of the ...
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How to dupe-close these questions about The Kingkiller Chronicles

This all seems very straightforward and I'm not at all uncomfortable about swinging the dupe stick here. I've edited the title of the book series into all four accepted answers I've duped them off to ...
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Should we ask to limit the number of Community bumped posts on the front page?

I think we should do this. As I type up this answer Community is 13/15 on the home page and the site really looks dead.
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What is the standard for answering "What was the plagiarised story published by Asimov’s?"?

As long as you can reasonably back up your assertion it's not libel, it's fair comment and there are a number of ways you could answer this question in a high quality fashion; Locate an authoritative ...
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What is the correct way to thank an editor?

Post a comment under your (edited) question that says Thank you @Whoever for your kind edit. Note that 'thank you' comments are considered low-value, so don't be too alarmed if they eventually get ...
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What is the standard for answering "What was the plagiarised story published by Asimov’s?"?

I think the libel concern isn't really very large. An answer (that isn't rapidly downvoted and probably deleted) will have to meet all the criteria of the question and the comments (published January ...
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Should I answer my own question if someone answered in the comments several months ago and still haven't responded to the request to post an answer?

Post your own answer and mark it as Accepted. Optionally flag comment as "no longer needed" and a moderator may delete it. Every time the annual Moderator survey comes around, there's a box ...
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Is it okay to post obituary posts on meta for those who never were on a Sci-Fi or Fantasy work?

In a word, no. Per page zero of the Tour. Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts. It's built and run by you as part of ...
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Should I answer my own question if someone answered in the comments several months ago and still haven't responded to the request to post an answer?

I'd probably do one of two things; Prodding them with a comment saying something like "Are you planning to turn that into an answer?" or Self-answering the question and acknowledging them,...
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The Gfycat animated image hosting platform is shutting down

The only post with Gfycat links that still needs fixing is this one: How powerful is Twilight Sparkle? The rest have been fixed as of 2023-07-15. I have been reuploading some of the Gfycat GIFs to SE ...
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Here's to the next great adventure, Michael Gambon

I imagine he has boarded a train and gone "on".
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Are questions about copyright law on-topic?

No, they are not on-topic I'm not 100% convinced myself they should be considered off-topic, but it seems to me that a more critical point of view should be available related to this question: While ...
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Should Duplicate Story ID questions be answered or commented?

If I can provide information that specifically addresses things in the duplicate question, I prefer to post a new answer. People remember, and ask about, different aspects of stories, and it can be ...
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In Memoriam: Akira Toriyama

He's now moved onto the Other World.
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Where are all the Wheel of Time questions?

The first part of this post is opinion-based and not really answerable. We can't control what is popular to ask questions about on the site. However to answer the second part of the post, where to me ...
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Reopening a duplicate so you can add an answer, then reclosing it?

There is an issue with story ID questions that has caused some argument in the past and that has, as far as I know, never been definitively addressed. After a decade of story ID questions all the well ...
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