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How Do You Congratulate AI?

#NotSourGrapes, I Promise

By Judey Kalchik Published 8 months ago Updated 8 months ago 2 min read
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There once was a stealthy 'Creator'

Who planned to write original content 'later'

But no one got wise

And they earned 2nd prize

Now I try not to just be a hater.

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Their unattributed AI? I report!

Then fill out the forms for Support!

I share tell-tale AI signs

But that 'Creator' comments & opines

Then flat out asks. (to keep this poem short)

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First some, and then many: subscribes!

Enough to be 2nd this week in the tribes.

They write "Come, see what I've written for you!"

Sure enough- their subscriber list grew

(I hope they enjoy reading what AI transcribes)

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"In the heart of Willowbrook"

(C'mon people! Just look!)

"In the tapestry of existence"

(OK- I admire their persistence)

How have you fallen, line-sinker- and hook?

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First- there was AI from 'JK Rowling"

Which sent me bitching and growling

Now the writer of 'Lion/Witch/Wardrobe'?

Take the time to read, and then probe!

But then subscribe? NO! Just keep on scrolling!

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Are you asking "Why does she even care?"

Believe me, it's not that it's mean or unfair!

It's that Vocal is full of this tripe

These posers that live for the hype.

And our readers will become more aware.

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When your authentic content then goes unread,

And the platform grows quiet and dead,

(With only AI-made content in control-

Because people subscribed to every mimicking troll)

We'll wish we'd paid closer attention, instead.

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I'm not being a jerk, casting aspersions, writing a slam piece: I've reported this 'creator' many times for unattributed AI, left them messages on their content advising them of the Standards, and now they are -justly- recognized for coming in second for the week in new subscribers.

This is NOT Vocal doing anything wrong with this 2nd place: it's the Vocal creators not seeing AI-generated content for what it is and subscribing to them.

It's clear that we all have work to do... as for me I need to finish the last chapter of my guide, and then hopefully writing this will have drained the pizzen out of me.

Here's the first chapter of the guide. Subsequent chapter are linked. Please- check out the content of this before you subscribe to a commenter that is EVERYWHERE on this platform.

Comments, as always, are welcome.

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Comments (23)

  • Sonia Heidi Unruh27 days ago

    O wise one .... how do you report a "creator" as suspected AI? Vocal has made it easier to report individual stories (yay), but is there a way to do that from the profile if you are concerned that the whole shebang is fake?

  • Dave H.8 months ago

    To spot a story written by AI, you just pore over the first two lines: it begins with " In the realms of ...". In the realm of poetry, your work is commendable, Judy.

  • Hahahahahahhahaah I immediately knew you were talking about C S LEWIS. I've been reporting all their stories but nothing is happening. A few weeks before that, Naveed won First Place for Most Supportive Commenter. All his comments are AI-Generated. I emailed Vocal about this and they ignored me. I don't know what else to di

  • I love this… so cleverly done and so very helpful for novices like me. Thanks. Recently, I almost subscribed to a creator and on reading several of their stories realised they were almost identical in style and content 😵‍💫. I’ve also learnt to count the fingers on AI artwork!

  • Grz Colm8 months ago

    OMG there are many funny & clever rhymes here! “Line, sinker and hook”particularly tickled my fancy! 😄 It’s so true though, but I wasn’t aware of the second place with subscribers. Anyhow, well done Judey!

  • Just reading C.S. Lewis' bio on his/her Vocal profile page should tell all. It makes absolutely no sense. Thank you Judey for bringing this to light.

  • And now I must investigate. Thank you, Judey, for your constant vigilance.

  • Dana Stewart8 months ago

    I saw that on the leaderboard and didn’t go any further. It’s so discouraging. Great job, Judey. You’re vigilant in your fight!

  • Scott Christenson8 months ago

    Cs lewis? He has a wikipedia like article about the benefits of Vitamin K from green vegetables. The profile picture is red berries.

  • Tiffany Gordon 8 months ago

    WOW! Thx 4 sharing this vital information.

  • Babs Iverson8 months ago

    OMG!!! Judey, you nailed it!!!💕❤️❤️

  • JBaz8 months ago

    well you got me, I cannot spot the difference, probably to trusting and thinking the Creators on Vocal are all legit. I will definitely read 'You can Find it'

  • Thank you, Judey, for being so supportive to us all by keeping us informed and protected. It is really frustrating trying to compete with AI

  • Mother Combs8 months ago

    Great poem, very well written

  • Lana V Lynx8 months ago

    I'm not subscribed to the creator but this made me curious. I ran the beginning of one of their poems through AI content detection gptzero.me and it came back as "10 out of 10 lines are likely to be generated by AI." I wish Vocal allowed attaching screenshots in comments to share the result, but alas.

  • Donna Renee8 months ago

    I hear you. My eyes rolled so hard when I saw that…. I was kinda hoping it was just fake accounts subbing to it though. 🫣😬

  • Vocal could sweep stories for AI, but why should they? If it generates reads. As you say eventually real creators will be driven out and I have been close to leaving Vocal a few times. Excellent piece

  • Dana Crandell8 months ago

    The struggle is real. Thanks for all you do.

  • Cathy holmes8 months ago

    Wow. I'll admit, I still suck at determining what's AI and what isn't. That said, I do blame Vocal. If the "creator" has been reported numerous times for unattrributed AI, they should not be eligible to win anything imo. Thanks for the heads up.

  • Poppy 8 months ago

    This is amazing. You quoting their telltale AI lines was so good. Also I swear I was subscribed to you but anyway I am now😅Looking forward to the next piece about it

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  • Hannah Moore8 months ago

    Hmm. I recently unsubscribed from someone else because I ran a few pieces through an AI detector and 50% came back as AI. I didn't realise we were supposed to report.

  • Rene Peters8 months ago

    Love this! Thank you for doing what you do on here! 💜

  • Matthew Fromm8 months ago

    Preach! so frustrating...

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