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Scratch 3.0 Beta
Forum ID: 57
Amount of activity: High number of topics and a low number of replies.
Opened: August 2018
Types of users who can post: All users.
Brief description: "Discuss the Scratch 3.0 Beta! - Bugs / Feedback / Suggestions"

Scratch 3.0 Beta was a forum in the Scratch Discussion Forums where Scratchers could discuss and offer constructive criticism on the Scratch 3.0 Beta. After the full release of Scratch 3.0, the contents of the forum were hidden from public view.

A screenshot of the forum.
How the forum appeared on the Discuss Scratch page.

What the Forum Contained

As its name suggests, this forum was for the discussion of the Beta version of Scratch 3.0 that was announced on August 1st.

The topics in this forum generally praised, criticized, or offered suggestions for the beta.[1][2] Due to the how large an update Scratch 3.0 was, many Scratchers who were used to the layout and interface of Scratch 2.0 complained that they would find it difficult to adjust to the new version when it released. The larger changes to Scratch were common complaints in the forum, including:

  • The re-positioning of the stage from the left side of the editor to the right side.
  • The size and color changes to blocks - the blocks were made larger, so that they could be used easily on mobiles and tablets, and the colors marking block categories were changed to be brighter. Some users criticized this, claiming that it made Scratch look "childish", with others even saying that the new colors for events and control blocks didn't make sense considering what they looked like in previous versions.

A large amount of duplicate topics could be found in this forum.


Since the forum was created, it experienced a surge in activity, with new topics being made extremely frequently.[3] Many of these were from Scratchers who were unhappy with the transition to 3.0 and would like Scratch to stay as it is,[4][5] whereas some others started debates over whether Scratch 3.0 is better than Scratch 2.0.[6]

During the release of the Scratch 3.0 Beta, some Scratchers put their suggestions for it in the suggestions forum, rather than in the beta's own dedicated forum.[7][8]

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