one global pandemic later, and I thought I'd crawl out of the clinic to look at this site again. Seems mostly the same names fighting the good fight against mostly the same problems.
I wanted to mention something that I think came up in a chat circa 2017, but I couldn't find a record of it, only mention of it in some offsite notes I took:
What would be the general thought of medical students being assigned to come on the site and answer x# of questions?
Not talking about letting them share accounts, or in any way treat them specially from the SE side. Rather, I have some students who could learn to deal with not as great questions in an in depth manner without using generative AI.
Obviously this wouldn't be instead of anything we would normally instruct, just another "tool" in my "minimizing downtime" toolbox. The flip side is that I could understand if that generally left a poor taste in the active members of the community, so I wanted to ask before I did it.
Should this have a poor response, I won't do it. Should the response be positive, or more likely, neutral people don't/care, I'll try to introduce some new users where I'll be reviewing their first few answers at least.