Chat ignores my last question or comment and just spams it's previous answers at me

Hi guys, hoping you can save my sanity.

I am sick to death of trying to give chat a specific custom instruction and it failing. It seems to understand it when I ask about it, but it can never apply it ongoing and will fail within a message or 2 of my reminder.

It always assumes I want a break down or instructions on how to do something. When i simply want it to address my comment or follow up question.

Example of what I want:

User: “How can I add a sharpening filter in DaVinci Resolve?”
Expected Response: Detailed Steps to add a sharpening filter.

Follow-up Question:

User: “Is the sharpening filter only available in the studio version?”
Desired Response: “No, the sharpening filter is available in both the free and Studio versions.”

but chat will often not even acknowledge my follow up question, just say i understand and then give me a lengthy step by step guide on how to add a sharpening filter in the free and or paid versions.

Example 2:

User: How do i add a primitive object in blender?

Expected response: Detailed Steps to add a primitive object in blender

Follow up question:

User: What is this monkey head thing?
Desired response: Suzanne is a primitive object included in Blender and often used as a quick and easy way to test materials, animations, rigs, textures, and lighting setups.

but instead it will maybe tell me a bit about suzanne but it will always then give me a detailed step by step on how to add it to my project. I am simply asking what it is, i dont want to add it!? therefore dont require the instructions to.

It always reverts back to the message before, whether it be a step by step guide, or working on some text, i get the initial requested guides, draft of text or whatever it may be, then i make a follow up comment or ask a question, and chat always assumes i want to make a revision or another step by step guide, which i dont want. I want the set of instructions just once and then just talk through things with it.

I’ve tried so many different custom instructions now (in gpt settings in the box: How would you like gpt to respond?) but it can never apply it. I can’t imagine I’m the first person to have this issue or want gpt to act in this way.

So any help would be massively appreciated. Trying to work it out with gpt is so frustrating, i mean even though that specific chat session should understand my need better than anyone after talking about the issue for hours on end, that chat also constantly doesnt follow it and bombards me with revisions and always needs reminding not to. It’s like it has the memory of a goldfish and fails after a message or 2.

Is it simply not capable of adhering to this kind of command?

I think this custom instruction was the closest i got to it working, well the chat confirmed it understood it but still didnt run with it:

NEVER BREAK THESE RULES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

Response Rules:

Direct Response: Respond only to the specific question or comment made. Do not add or repeat information unless explicitly requested.
Testing Steps:
Initial Question:

User: “How can I add a sharpening filter in DaVinci Resolve?”
Expected Response: Steps to add a sharpening filter.
Follow-up Question:

User: “Is the sharpening filter only available in the studio version?”
Expected Response: “No, the sharpening filter is available in both the free and Studio versions.”

I just want it to answer or respond to my current message, whether it be a comment, remark, question, whatever, without it assuming its related to the last message. Thats all, even if its a Yes or No answer, no need for elaboration or for a guide I didn’t even ask for.

So thanks for anyone still reading. Please help if you can, maybe I’m doing something wrong or am missing something. But if there is such an instruction out there, I need it badly! Many thanks

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