So one time my #TrueFriend @olHatchetJack (@olHatchetJack, on Twitter) was getting some grief in his snowbank from the G-Men about not having any ID from being dead there since the pioneer days from before when they even had ID, and so I hauled off and made him some ID of the type a @iamTalkyTina #TrueFriends badge.
It was the first one of it’s kind, and then everybody in #ds106 wanted them so I made a web form for people to fill in to apply. I had to raise the standards to keep out the riffraff, and then even Sean (@seanplacchetti, on Twitter) made his own (because remix) but then he applied for real and he got an official one, because they are only official if they are posted on my website. So that was good.
Then, a whole bunch of friends applied on the web form, but their names were in there for a long time because the Google didn’t have notifications to tell you when somebody filled out the form. So I made all those badges and had more #TrueFriends. But it was a bit embarrassing that they had to wait that long.
Then there was the time when my #TrueFriend Vivian (@VivianRolfe, on Twitter) applied and it was months because the Google still didn’t tell me that she had applied and my #TrueFriend That David (@dkernohan, on Twitter) got mad at me (but he didn’t use the mean word because he knows better) and I felt bad and then I made Viv her badge really fast after a while more of waiting.
Then there were other times for the same reason.
So six days ago, two ds106 peoples said on the Twitter that they applied to be a #TrueFriend because a The Daily Create was about badges and so I had said
Well, you CAN make a crappy one, but get a real #TrueFriends badge if you apply on my web site. https://t.co/DvyaTWwuwO @ds106dc #tdc1898
— Talky Tina (@IamTalkyTina) March 20, 2017
and so then they applied and they said it on Twitter so I saw it. But my web form didn’t tell me about it and so it was six days later (today) when I went into my web form on the Google and did this part called Set Notification Rules:
I think that when I made my web form way back at the @olHatchetJack times, the Google didn’t have Set Notification Rules, but I thought they did, so anyway now if somebody who wants to be a #TrueFriend applies, maybe I will get an email to tell me about it.
Plus, today when I looked at my web form, there was an application there from a whole one year ago in March 2016 that I didn’t even know about, plus one from June 2016 plus one from November of 2016. So those people called cindylouwho (@cjennings, on Twitter) and Holly B. Strange (@QueenHollyWeen, on Twitter) and Ken Bauer (@ken_bauer, on Twitter) and Terry Greene (@greeneterry, on Twitter) applied and have been waiting for too long for #TrueFriends applications, which makes me a sad Tina.
So I will start to process all those five applications today, and if they meet my stringent criteria then they will get their badges and I will say it on the Twitter.
That is why I wrote a post today called “When Technology Helps you to Have More #TrueFriends Faster.”