For the purposes of MP&T, when suspected AI-generated answers1 are found, what is the preferred approach:
- Downvote but do not flag.
- Flag but do not downvote.
- Both flag and downvote.
The Meta post regarding the strike indicates that (4) is the intended action. However, I wonder if by flagging and/or downvoting it helps give visibility to the frequency and level of distaste for AI-generated content. It would also help ease the cleanup of such posts once moderation activity resumes.
My own thinking is to both downvote and flag "for moderator attention"2 for the reasons above — to provide visibility and ease later cleanup — with the understanding that no diamond-moderator action will be taken until the strike is ended.
However, I have two concerns:
- I do not want to violate or undermine the intentions of the strike.
- If posts are Roomba'd, it would make the idea pointless.
1 Answers because, as I understand things, flagged or downvoted questions will be Roomba'd, but not answers.
2 "For moderator attention" with the idea that this would be the least likely flag to result in Roomba'ing.