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To discuss and potentially explicitly prohibit ChatGPT and other AI answers

Context: Informal ban already effective Meta Stackoverflow and Meta Stackexchange has already been discussing a (temporary?) ban of answers crafted with ChatGPT (SO 421831, SE 384396). Answers ...
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Should we make No-Front-End Wolfram Language questions explicitly on-topic? Are they?

On the Help center > Asking > What topics can I ask about here? one can read Mathematica Stack Exchange is for users of the software Mathematica developed by Wolfram Research, as well as ...
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Why was this question closed as off-topic?

I was surprised to see that this question, on doing a calculation of Pi with high precision, was closed as off-topic. The justification for closing questions as off-topic is, according to the help: ...
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Why is Mathematica at StackExchange so much better than Wolfram Community for finding answers?

I've noticed that you must wait sometimes days to find halfway decent answers at Wolfram Community but when posting similar questions at StackExchange Mathematica answers sometimes come within minutes ...
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Answering own question as promotion for commercial products?

My question is mainly inspired by the question about Mathematica as LaTeX editor that judging by the vote counts has been somehow controversial. We already have a guide on promotion titled "How to ...
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How or should one respond to hostile/argumentative folks?

This question is looking for answers or suggestions for us non-moderators. (Moderators have been seen to use their powers wisely in such situations.) Very recently a somewhat vague question was ...
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Are questions about Mathematica packages on topic?

An issue has arisen in the main section, where the following question about a Mathematica package: step-by-step calculation done by TransformProduct ... has been voted as off-topic for the following ...
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Are questions about SystemModeler on-topic?

UPDATE Since people don't seem to think that much discussion is needed, let's make this a vote. Instructions: Vote on precisely one of the two posts below to decide whether SystemModeler-only ...
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Mathematica.SE - Wolfram - what is this community doing to get listed on the WRI MMA Community page?

I am new to Mathematica and find this site very helpful. Much more than the MathGroup that is listed on the the community page of Mathematica, see Wolfram Support page. So in the interest of getting ...
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How should the “bug” tag be used?

Following the (brief) chat discussion starting there, I ask a question here a Meta about what our policy regarding the bug should be. I thought I read somewhere in comments that bugs was to be used ...
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Should question about nonreproducible behaviour be closed after some time?

Some questions can turn out to be specific to one user's Mathematica setup (or system settings). In particular, we currently have some questions where no one apart from the original poster can ...
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Community-wiki answers to old questions answered in a comment?

There are a few older questions, which are classified as “unanswered” but to which a decent answer has actually be provided in one or multiple comments. Sometimes, a comment has even been posted to ...
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