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This article is about the project statistic. For the row on the Front Page, see What the Community is Loving.
The love button in Scratch 3.0.
The love button in Scratch 2.0.
The love button in Scratch 1.x.

A love, commonly mentioned as love-it or like, is what a user can give a project if they enjoy it. Loves are given by clicking the love button on the Project Page.

Rather than a rating system, Scratch uses loves and favorites. Only one love can be given by each user, although it is possible for one person to give more than one love (see bottom).

The most recent projects that have the most loves are displayed on the Front Page in the What the Community is Loving section.

Usage

Loves are given to a project when a user likes a project. If the user likes that project a lot, a favorite is sometimes given as well. People rarely give favorites without loving the project.[1]

Loves are sometimes used so that when a user gets a certain amount of loves, they will add more to their project or make a sequel.

Loves can also be used to notify a user's followers (or other users in general) about a project. When a user loves a project, the project will appear on their profile under the "What I've been doing" section, and on the front page under "What's Happening?" and "Projects Loved by Scratchers I'm Following" for any followers of the user.

What the Community is Loving row on the front page.

Problems

While the love system generally works well, some people use it as "currency" and only give something if they have a love on a project.[2] Large amounts of loves are sometimes given as prizes for unofficial contests, such as coloring contests. Some users also just give away "free loves" instead of only loving what they enjoy.

Also, some people who have multiple alternate accounts can love a project one time per account; this means that one person can love a project several times with enough accounts; however, this may result in an alert.

Trends

Trading Loves

Although not as widespread as follow4follow, a smaller trend with the same concept has developed where users will trade loves, so one user will love another user's projects, and vice-versa.

Fame

Some users have complained that loves are increasing "fame."[3]

April Fools' Day

Main article: April Fools' Day
The paw symbol. When clicked, it turned the color blue.

On the April Fools' Day of 2014, the love symbol was replaced with a paw. This was meant to go along with the April Fools' Day theme of LOLCATZ.

The strawberry symbol. When clicked, it turned the color red.

The love symbol on April Fools' day of 2015 was changed to a strawberry for the April Fools' theme of Edible Scratch.

See Also

References

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