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ChatGPT has been blocked in a large area, and Asian users bear the brunt

ChatGPT has been blocked in a large area, and Asian users bear the brunt

Hayo News
Hayo News
April 3rd, 2023
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"Don't log into ChatGPT!"

In recent days, some posts related to ChatGPT suddenly appeared on various social platforms and groups. Recipients of these messages are terrified like never before, because these voices are due to the fact that ChatGPT is quietly banning a large number of users. Many people tried to log in after seeing the message, only to find that their accounts had disappeared.

Since March 31, OpenAI officials have not made any statement, and the specific reasons are unknown. In addition, the use of ChatGPT has been banned in Italy recently, and Samsung has also been hit by events such as ChatGPT leaking secrets, which makes people even more worried and doubtful.

Some people began to use various crooked ways to avoid being banned, such as not speaking in Chinese:

So what's going on here?

OpenAI: "Equal treatment", even Plus is blocked

With the gradual increase in the number of titles, people found that there seems to be no difference in the number of titles. Whether you recharge Plus or just call the API, you may be banned. So far, OpenAI has not issued any official statement, so there are different opinions on the specific reasons behind it. There are two main types: batch registration and API call blocking.

On the one hand, many people believe that the hardest-hit areas of the ban are the accounts registered in batches before. Many netizens said that their manually registered accounts are still there, but the income from some channels is gone.

On the other hand, some people speculate that the previous improper API usage may have led to the ban. For example, if a person has multiple accounts to obtain API services, and if it is found that the same IP or similar IPs are constantly changing APIs to make requests, it violates the OpenAI API usage rules.

In addition, April 1st is the day when the free calling quota of OpenAI API Key expires. Some people think that OpenAI may be worried that a large number of accounts will pay to buy tokens in the past few days, and the number of times the API will be used will increase sharply, resulting in excessive use of the API, so a batch of accounts will be blocked first.

In addition to these speculations based on the reasons for the problems with the account itself, some people started to analyze from the usefulness of ChatGPT: ChatGPT can improve our productivity, so its existence is of great significance. According to some users, after their accounts were blocked, their work efficiency was greatly reduced. At the same time, many companies have recently introduced ChatGPT into the workflow, and it is still unknown whether this round of bans will have an impact.

Recently, due to South Korea’s Samsung employees uploading corporate data to ChatGPT, and the news that ChatGPT was banned in Italy, many people predicted that the concept stocks of ChatGPT will plummet this Monday. However, unlike the massive impact on the user side, the performance of the stock market was different from the predictions of many people over the weekend. On Monday morning, the ChatGPT sector led the gains, with many stocks rising by more than 5%.

How can I tell if my account is banned?

How to tell if an account is disabled? It should be noted that many accounts were not affected and can still be used normally. So, don't panic too much, double check that your account is available.

The following is the judgment method:

If the login status is blocked and prompts such as "unable to load historical information" or "content in the input box cannot be sent" appear, the account may be blocked.

If it is disabled during the login process, the following error message will appear:

"Account deactivated. If you need assistance, please contact us through our help center. (error = account deactivated) Account deactivated. Please contact us through our help center at http://help.openai.com if you need assistance. (error=account_deactivated)”

If other error prompts, such as "not available in your...", etc., it is not necessarily an account problem.

Is there no solution once the account is banned? no. According to the prompt, you can directly appeal for unblocking through the official website. Now someone has posted a complaint guidance post, saying that in the complaint, they should explain in English how important the content of the account is to themselves, and at the same time explain that they have not done any violations, and they will not have any in the future. I hope to be able to unblock.


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