Pedantic, I know… but I asked for information about the sport of logrolling and portions of it were false. My issue isn’t so much that it was false, but more so that it was presented in a way that anyone who didn’t know it was false would have no reason to doubt it was false. I realize this is a shortcoming of the platform as a whole; when things are presented in a detailed, concise, and plausible way, the layperson simply has no reason to doubt the output. However, as you’ve indicated feedback is helpful (and I love the services you have produced and wish to help improve them!) I will detail the issues I had with the response.
each contestant stands on one end of the log with their feet placed on small, round grips called “tossel pegs.”
I have no idea what “tossel pegs” are (and neither does Google) - professionals roll directly on lathed wood, though children and learners will roll on carpeted logs to provide some grip and avoid the problem of the pros’ spiked logging cleats chewing the log into mulch.
The log is typically about 10 inches in diameter
That’s way, way too small. Two adult males can put the smallest diameter log fully underwater when they’re both on it, and that’s 12 inches… Men go from 15, 14, 13, then 12 inches in diameter progressively when rolling if nobody falls off before you hit 12, and this is on Wikipedia too.
and is made of a hardwood, such as maple or oak
Not entirely false, but I’ve never, ever rolled on a log that isn’t western red cedar. Certainly all professional competitions have standardized on western red cedar as being “the log” of the sport - and even the synthetic logs made from PVCs which have been commercialized are made to emulate the specific density of western red cedar.
Many professional logrollers train by running, lifting weights
Lumberjacks may lift weights to build muscle, but logrolling does not require upper body fitness and in fact raising your center of gravity (all other factors removed) would actually be detrimental to your performance as a logroller… regardless of the specifics, I don’t know any professional logrollers who incorporate weight lifting into their logrolling-specific training.
logrolling clubs and competitions being held in Europe, Asia, and South America
Where? And from what source? I asked what clubs existed in those areas, and was told limitations of the training data prevented detail, and
I don’t have any specific information on these clubs or organizations.
So when I inquired about which competitions took place outside of North America - that ChatGPT told me existed - I was told:
The sport has also gained popularity in other parts of the world, with logrolling clubs and competitions being held in Europe, Asia, and South America. However, I don’t have any specific information on logrolling competitions that have taken place outside of North America.
information about international logrolling competitions may be available from the International Logrolling Association (ILA) or other global logrolling organizations.
I couldn’t find the “International Logrolling Association” via Google except for a zoominfo[dot]com link which pointed me to logroller[dot]com which is a very specifically North American (if not entirely Wisconsin-centric) site.
Please let me know if I’m in the complete wrong place to submit this feedback… or if it’s even useful at all… The model said I should use the “Send Feedback” button at the bottom of the page, but there was no button like that available.