An example of an ITopic on the forums.

An ITopic is a topic in the list of important and helpful topics given in certain forums on the Discussion Forums. ITopic stands for "Index Topic". They are linked to in the ITopic index.

How the ITopic System Works

In various forums, more and more topics were stickied. To prevent a large clutter of stickies, the ITopic system was made. A topic was created listing all the stickies, and that was stickied instead. Then the previous stickies did not need to be stickied anymore. The unstickied topics were then called "ITopics."

Not all forums use the ITopic system; only the forums that have a large number of stickies utilize the system. When there are ITopics, links to them will most likely be found in a sticky as a list.

How a Topic Becomes an ITopic

Scratchers can recommend topics to become ITopics by reporting the first post with a message such as "This should be Stickied for _____ reason".[1]

There is currently a guide moratorium, so guides will only be ITopiced if they are taking over from the previous guide owner, or have special permission from the Scratch Team.[2]

Forums that use the ITopic System

Five forums currently use the ITopic system:

Forums are only likely to use the ITopic system if there are many stickies in the forum; forums with only a few stickies, like the Requests forum do not use the ITopic system.

See Also

External Links


  1. AfraidRacer. (15/2/2018). "I reported this to be stickied." post:2993173
  2. post:4658253
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