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The message icon when a user is logged in and has a message.

Messages and notifications are Scratch's way of notifying Scratchers of important or minor events typically relating to their projects. If one is logged in, they are accessible here. Some Scratchers also call the messages and notifications area the "Inbox".[1]

If a user has a message, the number of messages will appear surrounded by an orange circle over the envelope symbol in the navigation bar.

Reasons for Messages

What a typical "Messages and notifications" page looks like

Automatic

Scratchers receive messages for several reasons. Some of these are:

  • When someone leaves a comment on one of their projects or their profile
  • When someone replies to their comment on a project, studio, or profile
  • When there is new activity in a studio they curate
  • When they are invited to be a curator of a studio
  • When they are promoted to manager of a studio
  • When they are switched to host of a studio
  • When someone follows them
  • When someone loves or favorites one of their projects
  • When someone remixes one of their projects
  • When there are new posts on a topic they are following

Scratch Team Alerts

Main article: Alert

Sometimes, the Scratch Team contacts a user and a special message known as an alert shows up in their messages, usually if the user behaves inappropriately, if they have met the requirements to become a full Scratcher, or if they have been selected to join a private group, among other things. Scratchers might receive an alert if they report anything accidentally or report something that the Scratch Team does not deem against the Community Guidelines. [2] Alerts show above all other messages.

Message From the Scratch Team
Message From the Scratch Team

Deleting and Disabling Notifications

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Prior to Scratch 2.0 on the notifications pages, there were two links at the bottom.

  • Stop sending me messages when someone leaves a comment on one of my projects. — Disables receiving notifications when another user comments on their project
  • Stop sending me messages when someone leaves a comment on one of my galleries. — Disables receiving notifications when another user comments on their gallery

Notification Delete Request

Prior to Scratch 2.0, then-Scratch Team member andresmh asked everybody who had a large bulk of notifications to delete them, as it used up a lot of server space.[3]

This was no longer necessary after the release of Scratch 2.0 as there is no option to delete messages for that version onwards.

Filtering Messages

Scratch 3.0

The filter menu

In addition with the new messages page (redesigned in September 2017),[4] a feature was added to filter messages.

There is a drop-down menu at the top right of the messages page, below the words "Filter by". Upon loading the page, "All Activity" is selected from the menu. The menu has 5 options, each of which cause all messages but those of types in a different category to be hidden. The options, and the types of event that cause the messages they leave visible are as follows:

  • All Activity
    • Events shown under one of the other filters
    • Others following the user who is viewing their messages
  • Comment Activity
    • Comments on the user's profile
    • Comments on the user's projects
    • Replies to the user's comments anywhere
  • Project Activity
    • Others loving the user's projects
    • Others favoriting the user's projects
    • Others remixing the user's projects
  • Studio Activity
    • Activity in studios that the user curates
    • Others inviting the user to studios.
    • Others promoting the user to manager in studios.
    • Others switching the user to host in studios.
  • Forum Activity
    • Posts in Discussion topics that the user is following

Scratch 2.0

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  • All Activity
    • (Same as in Scratch 3.0)
  • Comment Activity
    • (Same as in Scratch 3.0)

See Also

References

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