We've recently had two questions from relative newcomers, here and here, where ChatGPT provided nonsense answers to their questions and those newcomers came to us for help.
We're supposed to be welcoming and supportive of newcomers. The response was anything but that. Suppose the newcomer didn't mention that the confusion was from using ChatGPT. They read some nonsense on the internet, quoted it, but didn't provide a source. ChatGPT isn't the only source that provides nonsense. We often get questions about pure garbage written in pop-sci articles, written without the help of artificial intelligence. When I see those, I generally try to clear up the confusion, with an admonishment to take what's written in pop-sci literature with a grain of salt.
We get one or two of those "clear up my confusion over this article" type of questions per week. So far, we've received one question per week about garbage spewed by ChatGPT. I suggest that we suspend our hostile behavior (huge downvotes, rude comments, and immediate votes to close) on questions that result from confusion over ChatGPT nonsense. (But definitely not answers written with the help of ChatGPT. For now, it writes really nice sentences and paragraphs that far too often are complete nonsense.)