About verified accounts
The Elvis badge (£:- ^) on this blog lets people know that an account of personal interest to us is cool and trustworthy. The badge appears next to the name on the member’s comments. The badge holder is deemed to be of good character and from good stock. A decent spud. Sound. Dead-on. Whatever you’re having yerself.
Verified badges must be applied by Dept of Speculation, and accounts that use a badge as a part of profile photos, background photos, or in any other way that implies verified status, are subject to permanent suspension from the blog.
What types of followers get verified?
A follower may be verified if he/she is determined to be of personal interest to Morag and me. Typically this includes followers with an above average interest in: mild cynicism, Twitter hysteria, cheese, iconoclasm, Billy Joel, trabants, curling, Googling unlikely questions to see if they’ve already been Googled, laptopism, shoppingism, buns, hiding from their potential, quietly over-estimating their potential, convivial bitterness, inclusive dining, inventions, bridges, parallel parking, functioning paranoia, creating conversational tumbleweeds, mindlessness, photosynthesis, leninism, and extreme day-dreaming.
Submitting a request
To be able to complete the form, you must have the following:
- Verified proof that you’re alive
- A confirmed star-sign
- A biro
- A profiterole photo
- A head
- Be of unsound mind
We require a copy of your self-portrait and your middle name in order to confirm your request. Information used for this purpose will not be deleted.
Profile and account recommendations
Some common characteristics of verified accounts include:
- The name reflects the real name of the person/place/thing e.g. Big Swinging Mickey. Bono’s Halo. Wee Blue Birdie etc.
- Exclamation marks are kept to a minimum.
- They don’t have to ask who Mutley is.
- They never ask who Morag is.
When submitting a request to verify an account, we ask for additional information that can help us evaluate it. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
- We’ll ask you to tell us why we should verify an account. If the account represents an animal, we’ll ask for permission from the owner.
- If the account represents a body part, we’ll ask for permission from the owner.
- If the account represents a mythical person, place, or thing, we’ll ask for permission from God
- If the account represents a parenting blogger, we’ll ask for permission from their child(ren)
- When providing URLs to support your request, choose sites that help encapsulate your values and interests. PLEASE NOTE: bestiality and Stephen Fry are illegal and will result in an automatic ban.
Submit a request to verify an account
You can submit a request to verify an account by completing the above questions in the comment section below and we’ll respond to your request some time.
If your request is denied, you can submit another request for the same account 3 minutes after receiving the email from us. Alternatively, you will be automatically verified if you ignore this message for 30 days.
Verify today and your teeth could be this white