What Do You Want, A Medal?
June 9, 2015 8:40 AM   Subscribe

What Do You Want, A Medal?
@wdywam gives self-congratulatory twitterers what they claim to deserve.
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posted by Jonathan Harford (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

You deserve a medal for this. This is delightful.
posted by selenized at 1:02 PM on June 9, 2015

Would love to know more! Is it totally automated?
posted by churl at 1:06 PM on June 9, 2015

Thanks very much! Yes, it is totally automated (source code here).

I started it running about a month ago, and Twitter pretty much immediately silenced its notifications because it was replying strictly to non-followers. I throttled its output way down in the hopes the Twitter gods would take pity on it... and it looks like they have!
posted by Jonathan Harford at 1:50 PM on June 9, 2015

This is great! A medal for you:

Is it possible to upload the medals to twitter instead of imgur, so we can see them in the timeline?
posted by moonmilk at 4:23 AM on June 10, 2015

Yeah, when I set it up I didn't realize Twitter had its own easier-to-use image uploading API. I'm going to switch to it.
posted by Jonathan Harford at 6:14 AM on June 10, 2015

I love that the medal looks like something my mom would have scrap-booked next to a picture of kid me participating in some sports thing (I did not receive any actual medals for things, just mom-approved participation awards).

Which I hope was intentional! Otherwise this comment would come off as super mean!
posted by selenized at 7:41 PM on June 10, 2015

The rest of the snarky response is "... or a chest to pin it on?"

At least, that's what I learned from my wife's parents. But sending people pictures of chests is weird, so medals it is. Fun!
posted by filthy light thief at 10:02 AM on June 17, 2015

This makes me happy. Well done.
posted by missjenny at 1:20 PM on June 17, 2015

This is fun, I like!
posted by billiebee at 4:09 AM on June 19, 2015

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