Taking Crowdsourcing of Art to the Next Level?

Regular readers know that I indulge in creating poetry from my blog visitors’ search terms. (Non-regular readers should be aware of the fact that this is not at all a serious endeavor).

This blog post by Alex Brown and the related discussion has given me a new idea, very avant-garde, leading edge and probably risky:

I have checked my spam queue in detail now – and there are some real gems. What about re-mixing content like that?

Both spams refer to an older article, one from my wall-of-texty phase.

The first spammer is not that far from the truth as the post was probably not too thrilling and it is 100% free of images:

(Some of the line breaks in the following are mine and I deleted one sentence.)

Poetic Spam 1: Sceptical Spammer

I think that everything said was actually very reasonable.
But, think on this, what if you added a little information?
I ain’t saying your information isn’t solid,
however suppose you added something
that makes people want more?
I mean Shallow Waters and Deep Reading
is a little vanilla.
You could look at Yahoo’s front page
and watch how they write news titles to grab viewers to click.
Just my opinion,
it would make your posts
a little livelier

However the second spammer helps me to restore my self-confidence:

Poetic Spam 2: Fan Spammer

wonderful submit,
very informative.
I ponder
why the other specialists of this sector
don’t understand this.
You must proceed your writing.
I am confident,
you have a great readers’ base already!

And now we mix them – Ying and Yang, day and night – and pepper it with some great search terms (in bold). But to make the selection of search terms harder, I am only allowed to pick submissions from the last week and only from WP Stats:

I mean Shallow Waters is a little vanilla.
blank piece of paper for writing on
everything said was actually very reasonable.
a little livelier
very informative.
pride quantum physics
But, think on this, what if you added a little information?
Just my opinion,
I am confident,  you have a great readers’ base already!
however suppose you added something
that makes people want more?
clockwork flowers
trivia about children and the modern gadgets

the other specialists of this sector
don’t understand this.
thomas kuhn iq
You must proceed your writing.

Does this violate any WordPress policy on spam? I am anxious whether Akismet will block my posting and/or if a worm hole will open up and spacetime will lose its stability.

5 thoughts on “Taking Crowdsourcing of Art to the Next Level?

  1. This is my first introduction to anything like this! I never look at my spam folder — I guess I didn’t know what could be drawn from it. These are really cool. So you really stitch together different spam comments into these poems? You must get a lot of spam! I am not sure I have that much!

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