We have an upcoming opportunity, probably in January 2024, to increase awareness of the Ask Ubuntu prohibition on AI-generated content. Currently we have only 2 active notification areas:
- AI-generated content is not permitted on Ask Ubuntu: This is the policy itself which sits in Meta and will usually have a 'featured' tag affixed to bring a link to the main AU page.
- Welcome to Ask Ubuntu: The 'Tour' page contains a link to the AI policy; in theory all users take the Tour but experience suggests that most do not.
It is more than a little scanty and there have been some users claiming ignorance of our AI prohibition when approached by Moderators about such content in their answers.
As a result of the consensus reached in the recent Moderation Strike there will be another option, available soon, that we can bring in to play. This would entail a warning that will show to users pasting in content to the answer box, notifying the user about the prohibition on AI-generated content. This could not be missed or overlooked.
On Stack Overflow this will look something like the following 'first concept' image:
My proposal is that we opt in and take this option when it is available with the obvious change of 'Stack Overflow' to 'Ask Ubuntu' and a link to our own policy in the 'Learn More' link. But the beginning of this process, as with most larger changes, is consultation with the community, and here we are...