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Unfinished discussions

TinyPic is closing down

I'm not sure how many pages this messes up but you should all know that TinyPic is closing down :(
AjsyaSmallpfp.png ajsya  Profile | Talk | Contribs  19:52, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Dang, could you name some examples of pages that use TinyPic?
1a3c5e7g9i's Armemedillo 1a3c5e7g9i(Talk|Contributions) 23:49, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
In case you don't know: Scratch Wiki has its own image hosting (Wiki server) and does not use TinyPic(or cubeupload or anything else) at all.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 03:11, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
@1a3c5e7g9i I forget the names right now, but theres one about image hosting I know for sure.
@Apple502j I know, but there are informational pages that will be incorrect.
AjsyaSmallpfp.png ajsya  Profile | Talk | Contribs  14:10, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
It looks like Jammum updated Image Hosting: see Special:Redirect/revision/231829. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 14:58, 29 July 2019 (UTC)
Oh my god I know (but I use cubeupload). So what should we do?
Congyingzhou (talk | contribs) 01:25, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
Simply put, update the pages that mention Tinypic to say that it's closing down (even though we should've already done that).
1a3c5e7g9i's Armemedillo 1a3c5e7g9i(Talk|Contributions) 19:48, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Yes Problem Solved!
NYCDOT Logo.jpg NYCDOT [ Talk Page | Contributions | Directory ] 22:34, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

AF Link Proposal

For April Fools pages, could we convert regular links in the page to the April Fools one instead, if possible?

But we shouldn't go on a massive editing spree for this - only change the links if we stumble upon them or add new ones.
TenType (talk | contribs) 16:17, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

I think that depends on the person that creates the page, but I think that April Fools pages aren't that huge of a deal to change every link, even if stumbled upon. Also, most pages don't have an alternate April Fools page to begin with.
Jedibrine Logo.png Jedibrine  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  05:48, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Smileycreations15 Profile Icon.png smileycreations15 (talk | contribs) 12:04, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
@Jedibrine: Sorry, by "stumbling upon", I meant when we add/modify the contents of an AF page. I don't want too many edits of just converting links.
Also, this will make AF pages more lively and humorous in a way. I myself have been disappointed in the past clicking on a link on an AF page, but found out that it led to a regular article.
And even if there isn't an alternate AF page, so what? We could just add the regular link for now, and then when it gets created, we could change it.
TenType (talk | contribs) 16:03, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
I thought that on April Fools Day, then if you clicked a link, it would lead to the April Fools version of that page if there is one...
EIephant Lover logo.png EIephant_Lover  Talk  Contributions  Subpages 
22:28, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
No no, that's not what I meant. What I meant was when you click on a link that's on an AF page, it leads you to the regular page, and my proposal is that we should change those links (once again on AF pages) to lead to the AF version of the link, if possible. Even if this could be rendered useless on April 1st, it still would be more humorous for users who browse AF pages.
TenType (talk | contribs) 00:48, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I don't think this is a good idea. What benefit will this bring? This change would mean that on AF Day, every mainspace page would be linking to the AF subpage instead of linking to other real pages. Then any normal user would suddenly be taken to some cryptic page titled "Scratch Wiki:April Fools/Ignatious Q. Higgenbotham" and not know what they were looking at. Plus, the {{April Fools}} template (which is on every mainspace page with an AF version) shows a header saying "this is a joke, scroll to the bottom for the real article"; the {{AF}} template (which is on the AF versions of mainspace pages) does not. Linking to AF versions from mainspace would remove the ability for educators, New Scratchers, and other members of our audience to get some serious help that they just happened to need on AF Day.

That's my two cents.

BTW, @TenType, there's a shortcut for {{th}} for 1, it's {{st}}. There are also {{nd}} and {{rd}} for convenience.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:17, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

I don't think everyone knows what I'm saying. Only on AF pages should we link to other AF pages; why would we link AF pages from mainspace?
TenType (talk | contribs) 16:04, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
Dude. AF pages get transcluded into mainspace on AF Day. The links remain unchanged upon transclusion.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
16:09, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
Welp, yes, but this would also benefit users who browse AF pages when it's not AF day.
TenType (talk | contribs) 17:51, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
I don't really know that many people that browse AF pages outside of AF day, and there are ways for people to access AF pages if they really need to. If people want to reach a page on AF day, all they will find are AF pages.
Jedibrine Logo.png Jedibrine  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  04:03, 2 August 2019 (UTC)
I've made a change to the {{April Fools}} template (the one that goes on mainspace) so that it shows a little icon in the top right that links to the AF version. That should make things easier for the minority that browses AF pages, which substitutes the only real benefit of this; therefore I shall consider this Yes Done.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:26, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Thankful Thursday! August 1th, 2019

Welcome to the 21st Thankful Thursday! August 1st, 2019.

What is Thankful Thursday?

Thankful Thursday is a way of showing appreciation to other Wikians. Feel free to congratulate someone for finishing a large page, or even just give minor thanks for a minor edit. Just remember to keep everything positive! :)

How to Thank

We have a whole wiki page on it! :D You can find it here: Thankful Thursday


The Thanks are *drum roll please*

User Thanks
Mrcomputer1 (talk | contribs)
4199531979353717123 (talk | contribs)
TenType (talk | contribs)
jvvg (talk | contribs)
Kenny2scratch (talk | contribs)
There are many more people on this wiki who deserve these comments just as much as those who received them. :) Everyone is special and brings there own ideas. The more of us there are, the better the community spirit. Sadly, I must sign off now-
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

The next TT is August 29th. See you then!

Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 17:10, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 17:10, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
Isn't that supposed to be August 1st?
TenType (talk | contribs) 17:54, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
August Firth?
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
18:16, 27 February 2020 (UTC)

Split Help talk:Welcome/4

Yes Done

Help talk:Welcome/4 is used by new Wikians to test out using talk pages. But, there is also a real discussion on the page named 'Blanking' (although before the actual discussion, there are a few talk page tests).

I suggest that all test discussions should be moved to its own talk page (that is a sub-page of the real talk page), which could be named something like 'Help talk:Welcome/4/Testing'.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 07:28, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

They really should!
God286 (talk | contribs) 06:31, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
I disagree - besides posting on talk pages, New Wikians should also learn how to get to them. If they have to additionally navigate to a subpage, they might be misimpressioned that they have to do that with all talk pages. At the most maybe indicate at the top of the page that real discussions should go in a subpage.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:46, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

A-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-archive TIME!

FYI These CPND topics are to be archived:

And don't forget S:CPSYS!
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 01:51, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

Wow, a lot of pages in the Not Done section can be archived! :P
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 02:26, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes Done!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:11, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

Minor Change to S:CONTRIB

Yes Done

S:CONTRIB says "Creating an email is encouraged if you haven't already. You will need it if you forget your password.", but the passwords are emailed now, I believe - so I believe it should say something like "Creating an email is encouraged if you haven't already. You will need it to receive your password." What does everyone think? Or am I missing something? :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 16:33, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

It's required.
16:36, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, so maybe we should put "Creating an email is required" instead. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 16:38, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
I have no objections.  
16:41, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
Shouldn't be encouraged since it's mandatory like Banana said.
TenType (talk | contribs) 23:08, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
Right. :) I'll just change it and if anyone realizes that it shouldn't have been done, we could change it back. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 16:36, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes Done - does it look okay?
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 16:38, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Well Yes Done for spotting and fixing that! I'm completely happy with the changes.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
23:39, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

Wiki Wednesday - Participate!

Hi everyone!

Those who have been following Wiki Wednesday closely might have noticed that we introduced a new section in July, "Participate!". Our goals are to

  • increase community engagement with the Wiki Wednesday event
  • reduce (the relative amount of) spam on the topic
  • show people that they can use the Wiki to answer many questions
  • get more people interested in joining the Wiki by inspiring them with interesting questions/ topics that need coverage

In July's participate we asked people to ask questions, try to answer them with the Wiki or otherwise answer if they can. We got some interesting questions:

> Answered by wiki

  • Where is the remix tree?
  • What is the Wiki?
  • What is Wiki Wednesday?
  • Who invented Scratch?

> Answered by community

  • Troubleshooting on MacBook
  • Changing the profile picture on a tablet
  • How many studios can someone create?
  • How to make a thumbnail (that is not visible once the Green Flag was clicked) for a project

> Unanswered

  • When are Scratch Updates launched?
  • Branding Tips
  • Project ideas
  • Wall detection platformer tutorial
  • Make a bullet follow a player
  • Full game tutorials
  • How to draw in Scratch
  • What did the ST expect people to do with studios?
  • How to get hacked blocks

As you see some of the unanswered questions could have been answered using the Wiki - oh well, they were burried beneath spam I guess...

This month's Participate! is to give us feedback on last month's participate and Wiki Wednesday in general. It would be great if the Wiki Community could participate :) On the Wiki Wednesday post: https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/368257/ post your feedback! You can also make suggestions for future Participat! sections. Or say if you don't think Participate! is useful and try and develop another strategy. Thanks all!

LiFaytheGoblin (talk | contribs) 17:20, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

Cool-cat-emoji.png Very cool!! Even though I didn't participate in last month's "Participate!", I will make sure to participate next time! (This sounds like a great idea btw!) :D
TenType (talk | contribs) 01:44, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 02:28, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Scratch down

Anyone know why the Scratch website is down? I’m at school, so I can’t check the Twitter posts.
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
16:39, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Hmm, I don't know. When I got on at about 1:10, it said down for maintenance, and then I just checked back to get to the Twitter posts and it's back up again, at 1:11. Weird.
EIephant Lover logo.png EIephant_Lover  Talk  Contributions  Subpages 
17:12, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
Maybe your school banned Scratch since there a games there.
Congyingzhou (talk | contribs) 01:22, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
No, it was down, like down for maintenance. Not banned. I wasn't at school anyway.
EIephant Lover logo.png EIephant_Lover  Talk  Contributions  Subpages 
16:54, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
Maybe this?
Jedibrine Logo.png Jedibrine  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  04:41, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
It happened when 2.0 was turning into 3.0, but by the date of the post, I don't think the reason was due to that.
Congyingzhou (talk | contribs) 13:02, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 02:29, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Statistics - New Zealand

I think we need to write in this page that New Zealand is cut off massively, and can not really be seen. It's quite noticeable!
God286 (talk | contribs) 06:27, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

Actually, this is a common thing done in corporate - New Zealand frequently doesn't constitute a large statistic, and its presence extends the map a lot, so it is commonly deliberately left out of statistics maps. You can tell the ST to add it back, I guess, for all the good it'll do :P
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:39, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
It's statistics can hardly be seen, due to the fact you have to hover your mouse on a little dot.
Congyingzhou (talk | contribs) 13:10, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Watchlist token not Working

It claims to let me see my watchlist when I search it on the web, but it shows nothing at all.
Congyingzhou (talk | contribs) 13:08, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Nope. The token is used for RSS - not web viewing.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 14:04, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
Oh, thanks!
Congyingzhou (talk | contribs) 13:17, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 02:29, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

How to use Scratch to host images?

It says right here that we can host images on scratch.mit.edu, but I don't know how. Could anyone teach me? Thanks!
Congyingzhou (talk | contribs) 13:17, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

You can use images hosted in scratch.mit.edu (project thumbnails, studio thumbnails, user icons, etc.), but you can't upload images there.
Scramaso (talk | contribs) 16:46, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
For example, your user profile picture on Scratch can be found at this link: (look at the url)
Jedibrine Logo.png Jedibrine  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  02:45, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
And Scratch images can also be directly embedded here too :) 17528194_20x20.png
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
06:38, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
I accidentally embedded it here first when I was trying to show the url lol
Jedibrine Logo.png Jedibrine  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  02:13, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
We are currently coming up with a good way to host future images for our Wiki Wednesday release.
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 21:34, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

October 2019 EW Election


On behalf of all the Scratch Wiki admins and EWs, I am happy to announce that the seventh Experienced Wikian elections will be held in this month of October, 2019.

You can find the most relevant information on the election page: Scratch Wiki:Elections/October 2019 and the nomination page. Visit this page to learn more about being an Experienced Wikian: Scratch Wiki:Experienced Wikians


This election is for mostly the same reason as the February 2018 elections. I (kenny2scratch) have now started 11th grade, and the level of stress is really high - this is the year where the vast majority of learning goes on. I'm not withdrawing or retiring from the Wiki like jvvg has, but I will definitely have to be far less active.

Now, the EWs elected in June have done their job very well - but I'm sure they'd love some help. Also, in the last election there was an experience imbalance - the candidates joined the Wiki in 2015, 2017, and 2018; additionally, at the time other nominees couldn't become candidates because of lack of experience. After three months, we feel confident that nominees will have more experience.


EWs elected in this election should be able to dedicate a set amount of time each day to patrolling edits made that day. Though all edits from each day must be patrolled, the elects need not patrol them all by themselves. Instead, they should coordinate with myself and other admins and EWs to patrol the day's edits.

Elects should also:

  • Know the account request process well (processing account requests is what the entire EW role was created for)
  • Have a certain amount of activity per day outside of patrolling. Edits made in the course of patrolling are usually enough.
  • Know how to gently/nicely/politely correct new users' behavior
    • No: "Please remember to indent. You did not indent on User's talk page."
    • Yes: "Hi, I just saw your message on User's talk page. Your comment was rather [positive adjective], but I just want to mention that when replying to other people's posts we usually..."


Nominations open at 12:00 AM UTC on October 5 (which is 8pm Scratch Time on October 4). Good luck, and may the best candidates win!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:29, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

Another one? It feels like we just did the last! Nevertheless, I'll nominate myself when it's open.
MClovers (talk | contribs) 04:38, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
It is unprecedented, to have two elections in such a short time, but the rationale is valid.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:44, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
Cool, looking forward to see who the candidates are.
AjsyaSmallpfp.png ajsya  Profile | Talk | Contribs  20:05, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
Wow, this quick? I'll be waiting for nominations to open then :D
TenType (talk | contribs) 02:58, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
Wait, question for Ken- so EWs will be elected or undecided?
TenType (talk | contribs) 04:02, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
Whoops, just read the election page. Carry on! :P
TenType (talk | contribs) 04:43, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Yay, I didn't miss it this time...
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
11:17, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

How do I nominate myself (once the page opens)?
54329 (talk | contribs) 15:04, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
You go to the nomination page.
TenType (talk | contribs) 15:24, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
Got it! Thanks! :)
54329 (talk | contribs) 15:39, 3 October 2019 (UTC)


Nominations open

Nominations are now open! Please see Scratch Wiki:Elections/October 2019/Nominations. Nominations close on October 12 (next Saturday).
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:40, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

Reminder: Nominations close this Saturday! If you are unsure, you have a little over one more day to make up your mind.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
11:03, 10 October 2019 (UTC)



Nominations are closed! After much deliberation by the admins and current EWs, here is the list of candidates (in alphabetical order) in the June 2019 election:

  • apple502j
  • Jammum
  • MClovers
  • TenType

Candidates: Start writing your speeches! Once you have written your speech and are happy with what it says, post it in a reply here. Remember that speeches must be no more than 108 words and not break any rules stated on the election page. If you like, you can post your speech multiple times - your last reply here that you mark as your official speech will be the speech displayed on the election page. You have until October 19 to write and post and/or revise your speech.

Everyone else: There's nothing for you to do right now - voting starts on October 19. Check back in a week!

(Edit: your speeches will only be displayed on the election page at the start of the voting period.)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:48, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

Hey there! My name's TenType. I have a lot of experience on the Scratch Wiki, such as cleaning up existing articles, helping users around the Wiki, fixing Wiki markup, and much more. Since I'm one of the most active users on the Wiki and moderate every edit that goes into Recent Changes, I believe I would be an excellent fit as an EW for patrolling, handling account requests, and maintaining the Wiki. Lastly, I consider myself to be a hard worker- meaning I would be great for repetitive tasks such as deleting unused/redirecting files. Vote TenType for EW!
TenType (talk | contribs) 21:17, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
Hello, I'm an well-known apple, apple502j. Being an admin for more than years on Japanese wiki, my knowledge on how to moderate Wiki, including ConfirmAccounts, is so huge. I look at Recent Changes almost every day using my free time and I'm sure I'm the best person for patrolling task. I have created many articles here and joined many discussions around the Wiki since two years ago. Also, my timezone is UTC+9; similar to Ken's, so I can help his jobs at the almost same time. Make the Wiki nice like an apple, by Voting Apple.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 07:20, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
Hello, Wikians! It is a great honour to be a candidate for this EW election. I have been on the Scratch Wiki for nearly a year (at the time of writing this) made over a thousand edits, so I have enough experience. If I get elected, I will do many helpful actions, such as putting lots of effort into helping out and improving this wiki, answer everyone's questions and more. I will carefully read account requests and fix other's spelling and grammar. Finally, I will aim to be on this wiki daily and will only use new privileges for the greater good of the wiki.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 14:59, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
Hi fellow wikians! I'm @MClovers but you can call me Alpha. I'm so happy that I was considered as a candidate for the election! I just want to thank the current EW's and admins for choosing me as a candidate, It means a lot to me! Anyways, let's get onto my speech. I've been on the Scratch wiki for over 2 years now and I've enjoyed every second of it! I believe that the wiki is not just a place to get information but a whole community. Following this belief, I know how to manage online communities. I have a popular community known as 'ShopBux'. I won't get into what it actually is but the core of it is a thriving online community with over 300 pages and around 20 employees. I am a bit of a computer geek as well so I spend a lot of time on my laptop, meaning I am able to be on the wiki on command. Relating to this, my timezone is NZT so you can figure out when I'll be able to get on. I have the ability to correct users politely as I believe that new wikians may be put off if an EW came to them and attacked them. I can easily learn things so this will mean me learning every single nook and cranny of being an EW. Relating to this, I love learning new things so I will enjoy this position. My activity on this wiki will skyrocket as I understand the dedication required to be an EW. I will also try to reccomend the ideas of users to the other EWs and admins. Remember to #VoteAlpha if you want a say in how this online community is run!
MClovers (talk | contribs) 03:49, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
@MClovers, two problems with your speech:
  1. Your username is MClovers, not AlphaZetta. "#VoteAlpha" doesn't really make sense in this context.
  2. The word limit for speeches is 108 words. Your speech is 290 - over twice the limit.
In any case, thank you all for your speeches - you now have until this Saturday to revise them. The last reply of yours here that you mark as your official speech will be used on the election page.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:59, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────<Latest Speech>Hello Wikians, I'm an well-known apple, apple502j. Being an admin for more than two years on Japanese wiki, my knowledge on how to moderate Wiki, including ConfirmAccounts, is so huge. I look at Recent Changes almost every day using my free time and I'm sure I'm the best person for patrolling task. I have created many articles here and joined many discussions around the Wiki since two years ago. Also, my timezone is UTC+9; similar to Ken's, so I can help his jobs at the almost same time. Make the Wiki nice like an apple, by Voting Apple.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 05:06, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

<Latest Speech>Hi, I'm @MClovers! Thanks for choosing me! I've been on the Scratch wiki for over 2 years now! The wiki is not just a wiki but a whole community. I can manage communities. I have a community known as 'ShopBux'. It's an online community with an active following. I can get on the wiki on command. I correct users politely. I learn quickly so I can get to know the position. I love learning new things so I will enjoy this position. I understand the dedication required to be an EW. I will recommend the ideas of users to wiki staff. #VoteMCL if you want a voice!
MClovers (talk | contribs) 07:51, 16 October 2019 (UTC)


Voting Open

The deadline has passed! The candidates for the October 2019 election have written their speeches. View them on the election page.

Candidates: There's nothing for you to do now but hope. Remember that you are not allowed to do any sort of self-promotion anywhere.

Everyone else: Voting has opened! If your account was created before October 5, click here to vote! Voting closes on October 26.

Good luck to all candidates!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:27, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

Last day of voting! If you want to have a say in who your new EWs are, make sure to vote!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
14:26, 25 October 2019 (UTC)


Election Results

Voting is closed! The votes have been tallied, and our two new Experienced Wikians have been chosen! drumroll...

Congratulations to apple502j (talk | contribs) and TenType (talk | contribs), who won with 98 and 72 points! You will receive messages shortly explaining your new permissions and expectations, and then your usergroups will be changed.

More detailed results can be found here: Scratch Wiki:Elections/October 2019/Results

Thus concludes the October 2019 Experienced Wikian elections! Thank you to everyone who participated, be it candidates or voters. Goodbye!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:02, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

Thanks everyone!
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 06:19, 26 October 2019 (UTC)
Thank you everyone!
TenType (talk | contribs) 18:32, 26 October 2019 (UTC)
AjsyaSmallpfp.png ajsya  Profile | Talk | Contribs  13:51, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

Broken Link

In Scratch_Books the link for the book Coding for Beginners Using Scratch is broken. It apears that the company took down the book's page for a new book release which is updated for 3.0 I can never get the web archives to work for me so I thought I would tell all of you to decide what to do.
AjsyaSmallpfp.png ajsya  Profile | Talk | Contribs  21:08, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

I can't find it with the web archiver; it seems like it wasn't notable enough to document. I would suggest removing the book from the page entirely.
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 21:19, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for your advise. Since the book isn't for sale anymore on their website it's probably the right thing to do.
AjsyaSmallpfp.png ajsya  Profile | Talk | Contribs  00:19, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
Yes Done
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 23:26, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

Does Image Hosting page need change?

In the Image Hosting page it seems that Xomf is still under the 'Pending review' section. According to this forum post by Paddle2See, they've tried to add Xomf but it didn't work. I think that this would make the wiki page out of date. Should I change it?
MClovers (talk | contribs) 19:37, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

Yeah, go ahead.
AjsyaSmallpfp.png ajsya  Profile | Talk | Contribs  19:51, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
Looks like they're trying for imgbb.com right now.
EIephant Lover logo.png EIephant_Lover  Talk  Contributions  Subpages 
23:20, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
I know, I started it.
MClovers (talk | contribs) 00:21, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

Show Preview Loading

Is it just me, or is "Show preview" loading slower and slower as time progresses? At first, since I was using a phone to edit, I thought it was just the side effect of editing on mobile. However, I tried using "Show preview" on my two other laptops and the same happened- I clicked "Show preview", then the gray loading circle would pop up. It takes a VERY long time to load and sometimes won't even load at all. If you click on it again, the circle would disappear and the preview would still not be shown. "Save changes" and "Show changes" works just fine. Is anyone else experiencing this and if someone else is, then could this be fixed?

At this very moment, I clicked "Show preview" and it is still loading... and loading... :(
TenType (talk | contribs) 23:45, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

On desktop, works normally for me... loaded as instantly as any other submit function.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:52, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
It's starting to work more often now... probably some issues with connecting or something else.
TenType (talk | contribs) 21:19, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

Should the EW election nomination talk page be protected from New Wikians?

New Wikians are ineligible from running in EW elections. Should the nominations talk page of it be protected to prevent them from nominating themselves?
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 15:37, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

But will new wikians even nominate, that's the thing... Other than that, I think this should happen. It will make things a bit easier.
God286 (talk | contribs) 20:30, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
They will!
20:33, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
Future questions like this go on the election talk page, not the CP.
To answer the question, yes. I've protected it.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
00:25, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
Yes Done
15:13, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Delete these files please

Yes Done Can any of you guys delete these files?:
Thanks if you do so.
Dilek10 (talk | contribs) 18:25, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

In the future, either post this kind of thing on Admin Requests, or just use the {{delete}} template on the file. Yes Done by banana439monkey.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
02:56, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

How to make a new page on your account

Yes Done

How do you make a new page on the Scratch Wiki on your account?

Legogo7777 (talk | contribs) 03:23, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Hi, welcome back to the Wiki! You can just navigate to the subpage e.g. by following this redlink or typing it into the address bar, then editing and saving the page. Hope that helps :)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:43, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

New Curator

The Scratch News needs updated, the new curator is scratch-explored (started Monday, I believe).
EIephant Lover logo.png EIephant_Lover  Talk  Contributions  Subpages 
10:55, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

jvvg is moving his scripts for his bot (see User talk:jvvg for more info). An EW may have to change it for now.
TenType (talk | contribs) 05:13, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
The bot is back! Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 02:26, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

The AF Button

It is very cluttering and bothersome, I don't like it and it confusioning the new members.

Please remove
DeleteThisAcount (talk | contribs) 11:28, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

what in salamander Jimmy's name are you talking about
also nobody will do anything if you ask them like that, can you ask more nicely?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
11:34, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
I think he means the little teeny tiny April Fools' button? Somehow cluttering pages (in a space that is essentially ineditable)? That we just added?
what in salamander Jimmy's name
EIephant Lover logo.png EIephant_Lover  Talk  Contributions  Subpages 
23:16, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
I think DeleteThisAcount possibly clicked "New topic" or "Send a message" button and could not remove.I will create a topic on DeleteThisAcount's talk page.
what in salamander Jimmy's name(What's meaning of this?)
Ahmetlii (talk | contribs) 23:48, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
The AF button in the corner is confusing and cluttering pages?
what in salamander Jimmy's name(it means that something could not be understood lol)
TenType (talk | contribs) 01:08, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
"what in the name of X" or "what in X's name" just means something along the lines of "what on earth" - it's a way of emphasizing "what". "Salamander Jimmy" is something Turkey3 once said on the CP.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:42, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
Sorry so much for how the message was delivered, I was half asleep. I believe I was refering to the little rage icon on the front page that brings you to the April Fools pages. I thought that it was cluttering up the otherwise clean front page of the wiki. (And also with something that someone somewhere might consider to be rude as the icon shows a person saying the first two letters of a very not so nice word)
DeleteThisAcount (talk | contribs) 20:27, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
I can agree to that, it is kind of cluttered and I would rather have it gone.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 22:52, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Maybe this button could be moved somewhere?
TenType (talk | contribs) 02:57, 5 November 2019 (UTC)

First off, does it actually bother anyone that much? I don't notice it at all - it's a white image on a light background.
Second, if you were to look at the full-sized image you would see that the icon actually says "APRIL FOOOOOOOOOOOOOLS DAYYY" rather than what you think.
Third, I partially meant that icon as a way of introducing the idea of April Fools' pages to people who actually notice it - a fun thing to find out, like "hey the Wiki does April Fools too".
Fourth, the other purpose of the icon is its main one - a convenient link to the April Fools' version of the page. It's much harder to type "Scratch Wiki:April Fools/Scratch Wiki Home" into the address bar than it is to click "Scratch Wiki Home" then the rage icon.
I like it where it is; I guess I'm not strongly opposed to moving it somewhere else on the main page, but it serves its purpose best in its current state.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
01:46, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
It just seems odd to have a button right smack in the title bar, just for one day of the year. Perhaps it could be shown through March and April, and after that it's gone until next year? It just feels kindof unprofessional.

DeleteThisAcount (talk | contribs) 18:13, 27 February 2020 (UTC)

Suggestion for a new Scratch block: StringBuilder‎‎

Yes Done
Hello fellow Scratch Wiki users,

I’ve been using Scratch over the past couple of years and I noticed something quite frustrating: Text. It is really hard to portray graphical text in scratch that can easily be modified(ex. a sprite that dynamically changes it’s text based on the user input.)

Right now, there are only a few, limited choices with drawbacks:

1) Using the say block

Using the say block will trigger the particular sprite to mention user-specified text(ex. Hello!). This method is simple, and easily able to dynamically change, but it comes with a few drawbacks. It is really hard in itself to customize the text, in ways like changing the size, color, and font. Furthermore, the text will always appear in a text bubble above the existing sprite, hindering it’s usability in many programs.

2) Preparing code to make dynamic text

In addition, people using scratch can develop their own typography to display dynamically. The procedure can be done by making the 26 costumes in an “Alphabet” sprite either by hand or using the existing typography. After the process, a “cloning” function can be made to generate the desired text. This is the other alternative to using speech bubbles, and it appears in various other types of games. Unfortunately, it is really hard customizing features like size and font, because every other costume will be needed to be changed into the desired style. Moreover, getting the word function to actually work can also be a problem.

A hybrid of some sorts should be made, to further enhance the efficiency of the Scratch language we have come to know and love!


My proposed idea, StringBuilder, can be a hybrid between the two options, having the ease of dynamically changing and generating the text itself with having it being it’s own sprite!

To elaborate, StringBuilder should be a special type of sprite put into the “Add Sprite” button, so that users can get it themselves. It should also come with it’s own blocks and settings.

when green flag clicked
set StringBuilder text to [Hello World]
set StringBuilder height = [100]
set StringBuilder font to [Arial v]
set StringBuilder language to [English v]
set StringBuilder color to Red: [0] Green: [0] Blue: [0]
add[hello] to [StringBuilder 1 v] starting at index (1)
remove String at index (1) for [StringBuilder 1 v]
wrap text when <>

I know these blocks aren’t perfect, so I am open to new suggestions!
-unsigned comment by Dewball (talk | contribs)

Hi Dewball! Sorry, but suggestions for Scratch are more suitable in the Suggestions Forum. I've moved your page to a topic on the CP here. In the future, for Wiki-related topics use the Community Portal. For Scratch-related topics, use the Discussion Forums. Don't create an article about it! Thanks! :)
For other editors who are wondering about this, it was originally created on a mainspace article then moved to a topic here.
TenType (talk | contribs) 03:37, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 00:43, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

AF Home new News

What if we add new News to the April's Fools home?
Scramaso (talk | contribs) 14:06, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Nothing stopping you! The AF news aren't protected.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
01:48, 25 October 2019 (UTC)
Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 00:43, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

Protect Welcome pages from New Wikians

I recently reverted 2 edits that a New Wikian made. They were presumably test edits, but I think they could be mistaken for vandalising. To prevent edits like these, I think the Welcome pages (except the talk page for testing making talk page edits) should be protected from New Wikians, so they cannot make edits like those again.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 16:38, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

I agree, however they aren't really high traffic pages.
TenType (talk | contribs) 01:40, 25 October 2019 (UTC)
Yes Done - protected all the subject pages and none of the talk pages.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
01:47, 25 October 2019 (UTC)

Thankful Thursday! November 4th, 2019

Welcome to the 22nd Thankful Thursday! November 4th, 2019.

What is Thankful Thursday?

Thankful Thursday is a way of showing appreciation to other Wikians. Feel free to congratulate someone for finishing a large page, or even just give minor thanks for a minor edit. Just remember to keep everything positive! :)

How to Thank

We have a whole wiki page on it! :D You can find it here: Thankful Thursday


The Thanks are *drum roll please*

User Thanks
Smileycreations15 (talk | contribs)
EIephant_Lover (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for uploading so many new files/versions of files! :D It's really appreciated!
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 17:43, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
Archaoneverchosen (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for your constructive edits to pages! You're starting off great! :D
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 14:07, 23 August 2019 (UTC)
banana439monkey (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for everything you have done as new EW, like accepting new account requests, helping both new and old users, and patrolling edits.
    NYCDOT Logo.jpg NYCDOT [ Talk Page | Contributions | Directory ] 23:55, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
jakel181 (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you again for running Thankful Thursday! It's truly made the wiki a better place. I also commend you on your achievements as new EW.
    NYCDOT Logo.jpg NYCDOT [ Talk Page | Contributions | Directory ] 23:55, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
There are many more people on this wiki who deserve these comments just as much as those who received them. :) Everyone is special and brings there own ideas. The more of us there are, the better the community spirit. Sadly, I must sign off now-
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

The next TT is November 28th. See you then!

Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 14:17, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 14:17, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

Just trying to help...

Yes Done
Shouldn't the front page section Scratch Program be The Scratch Program? This is a tiny edit, so it won't take long.
Mohie (talk | contribs) 20:41, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

Hi, your signature was somehow broken. Maybe using ~~~~?
I think "the" can be omitted in that case.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 17:03, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
Okay Apple. I tried using the tildies.
On the other hand, ok. Are you sure that is grammatically correct? I'm not very sure, though I'm not exactly the best at Grammer...
Mohie (talk | contribs) 20:41, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
I don't think that the title should be grammatically correct as it is just a title...
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  02:06, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
In my opinion, it doesn't really matter much.
TenType (talk | contribs) 02:53, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
I don't think it really matters.
AjsyaSmallpfp.png ajsya  Profile | Talk | Contribs  01:02, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

Raw Watchlist

Yes Done

Whenever I edit the raw watchlist, any user talk and main page talk pages are removed whenever I save. Are the talk pages automatically watched underneath the main pages?
Groko13 (talk | contribs) 03:34, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Watching any page automatically watches its corresponding subject/talk page too. Thus watching the CP also watches Scratch Wiki:Community Portal.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:37, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
Okay, thanks
Groko13 (talk | contribs) 03:50, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Privacy Policy Article

Yes Done

We should probably delete this article. It's just a copy of the Scratch Privacy Policy and doesn't add anything to it. Furthermore, the article is outdated and is actually (presumably) the old Scratch Privacy Policy.

I don't want to delete an article without asking some more experienced people first, and I don't know if I even have the permission to delete articles. What do you guys think?
Groko13 (talk | contribs) 00:34, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

I think it should be deleted. We could make an FAQ page, saying "What is Scratch's privacy policy?", give a short answer, and link to the full thing.
EIephant Lover logo.png EIephant_Lover  Talk  Contributions  Subpages 
01:28, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
This would be better in Talk:Privacy Policy, but okay.
I'm gonna have to wait for Ken's response on this, though I do agree with your argument.
TenType (talk | contribs) 03:26, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
I did make a post on the talk page, but I wanted more people to see it
Groko13 (talk | contribs) 03:58, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
I think that EIephant_Lover's idea is good, but instead of deleting the page, we could just replace the current article with a short synopsis of the policy and a link, along with a disclaimer that "this is not a substitute for the actual Privacy Policy."
Groko13 (talk | contribs) 21:16, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
Our article is 5th in rank in Google search results for "scratch privacy policy" (at least in my region), so I think if any redirecting happens it should be to the current title.
The ideal solution is to add our own content regarding the privacy policy. Could we explain each clause of the policy rather than (or in addition to) directly quoting it? Maybe give examples, or make the meaning clearer? I'm loath to delete an article that should have good use but just doesn't at the moment.
Side note: if you already posted on its talk page, and nobody responded, I think it's fair to get more attention on the issue by bringing it up here. You (Groko13) did the right thing here.
If there's no content that can be added, I still think it should stay - I don't actually have a problem with it being a straight-up copy of the Scratch policy - but I agree with Groko13 in adding a disclaimer that "this is not the actual Scratch privacy policy", and I would furthermore recommend adding another disclaimer that "this is not the Wiki privacy policy, that can be found here".
Sound good?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
01:16, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
Okay, I'll start work on updating the article and adding some additional information.
Groko13 (talk | contribs) 17:12, 27 November 2019 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Correct me if I'm wrong (I feel like I'm missing something here), but isn't that the link the the Privacy Policy for the German Scratch Wiki?
Groko13 (talk | contribs) 03:18, 29 November 2019 (UTC)

Yup! Pretty sure it is...
TenType (talk | contribs) 03:22, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
@Groko13 I see your edits to the article, but we don't have an actual privacy policy on the English Scratch Wiki, the German one does. Sorry if I confused you.
TenType (talk | contribs) 04:37, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
If we don't have a privacy policy in English, though, wouldn't that be technically also be the English (and every) Scratch Wiki Privacy Policy? If not, we really need a privacy policy.
Groko13 (talk | contribs) 13:32, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
The German privacy policy is merely for the software GmbH I believe. I'll ask some german editors more about what this is and get back to you.
TenType (talk | contribs) 18:15, 29 November 2019 (UTC)
So basically, the German policy is the only legal document; that's why we don't have one.
TenType (talk | contribs) 00:10, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
So is it the privacy policy for the Scratch Wiki, or what is it for? The GmbH software? Do we need a privacy policy?
Groko13 (talk | contribs) 00:13, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Okay I messed up. Ignore everything I said. I was just talking with the other editors and we actually do use the German one. Your edits were correct. :)
TenType (talk | contribs) 00:17, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

Okay, I'll add the link to the Wiki Privacy Policy back in.
Groko13 (talk | contribs) 00:19, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
Yes Already added!
TenType (talk | contribs) 00:21, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
Yep, I saw that you already added it and got 2 edit conflicts while trying to reply lol :P. Thanks!
Groko13 (talk | contribs) 00:26, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
I got some edit conflicts too lol.
No need to thank me! Whack me on my talk page with User:TenType/Trout!
TenType (talk | contribs) 01:02, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── To clarify, I linked to the German privacy policy because that is privacy policy for all wikis. It's legally dangerous to translate the privacy policy (as discussed in another topic somewhere, I think) so all wikis just link to it directly. (And no, it's not the privacy policy for Martin's company! That's in another place entirely - it's only that he uses his company address as the "responsible person" address for the Wikis.)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:56, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

Talk page archives

Yes Done

How to archive a talk page?

Dilek's Wiki Signature Picture.pngDilek10-Talk-Contribs-Profile Page 09:31, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

This is what I would do:
  1. Copy and delete all the discussions on the talk page
  2. Create a new page called User talk:Dilek/Archive 1
  3. Paste the discussions there with the {{archive header}} template
  4. Optional: Ask an admin to protect it
Hopefully I helped!
TenType (talk | contribs) 16:35, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks so much!

Dilek's Wiki Signature Picture.pngDilek10-Talk-Contribs-Profile Page 17:11, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

Questions about Protection

Yes Done

What exactly does it mean when you protect a page? I know that you use the {{Protect}} template and then (if fitting), the page is "locked" (protected). My question is who can edit it after that? Does it mean that it's only editable by the page creator (owner, if on a userspace) and EW+? Or nobody can edit it? Thanks.
54329 (talk | contribs) 05:17, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Marking a page with {{protect}} tells admins that the page needs to be protected. To protect a page means to "lock" a page from being edited/moved by normal users based of of their rank. There are 4 levels of protection; one of them includes, EWplus, which only lets EWs, admins, or bureaucrats edit/move the page. Another includes "Autoconfirmed", which only lets an autoconfirmed user or any rank higher than it can edit/move the page, etc. (there are no exceptions to the creator) You can look at Help:Protected pages for more info.
TenType (talk | contribs) 05:37, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
That's exactly the link I was searching for. Thanks! Marked as done.
54329 (talk | contribs) 06:24, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Template Preview

In the Visual Editor (or maybe in the source editor as well) Wikipedia is able to preview the templates we selected and a preview of the docs of the templates. I constantly get the templates' names wrong (and its syntax) which messes up the looks of the template. I always then have to look for the correct template which takes a lot of time. Having this plugin would help me get the correct template faster, and more efficiently.
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  23:06, 21 November 2019 (UTC)

There's a simpler solution: Preview the page before saving it! That'll show you what the template use will look like, as well as what the rest of the page will look like.
If you know the template name, go to the template documentation to learn the syntax. If you don't remember the name, go to Category:Templates and look for it there. If you keep forgetting template names, start learning them.
(So that I'm not just providing workarounds: anything to do with Visual Editor is sort of out of our technical capabilities at the moment, though I'm trying to work on that - thanks for the suggestion, but I'm afraid it's somewhat impossible for now.)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:55, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

Changing Title

Yes Done

There is this page called How to Make a Clicker but I think we have to add "Game" to the title. I don't know how to change titles, so discuss whether we should change it or not here.
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 14:29, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

This discussion would be more suitable on it's talk page.
But if you ever want to move a page, there is a option under the pencil dropdown called rename.
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  14:55, 22 November 2019 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for informing me. I'll take care of that myself, and won't do a discussion on the talk page because I've decided this is needed.
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 12:31, 23 November 2019 (UTC)

What category should I put this in?

Hi, I recently created a new article about the Project could not save alert that appears when a Scratch project fails to save.
Currently it's in the Scratch 3.0 category, but I'm not sure it should be there. Are there any better categories I could have it in? Thanks,

Qucchia (talk | contribs) 17:57, 23 November 2019 (UTC)

We have a whole slew categories! With a list found here, and a more organized list here. Though I would recommend that you use the category Category:Bugs. What do you think?
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 22:49, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
@jakel181: Why did you link to the same page twice? The more organized list is Category:Scratch Wiki
It's not Scratch's fault if a project can't save, so I don't think Bugs is appropriate. See my topic on its talk page - if made FAQ, then it goes in the FAQ category.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:22, 24 November 2019 (UTC)
Whoops! I edited my message. Replied to talk.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 17:09, 24 November 2019 (UTC)
Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 02:23, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

What is User JS

I was reading about what Experienced Wikians can do, and I saw a listing in the All section called (editmyuserjs). Can anyone tell me what that means?

Mrbumppo's Icon.jpg

mrbumppo - | Contribs | Talk 21:21, 24 November 2019 (UTC)

It is the ability to edit user JavaScript files. Not only EWs have it; everyone does!
TenType (talk | contribs) 00:09, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
To give a potentially more useful explanation, your (specific) main user JS file is User:Mrbumppo/common.js, which is a JS file that will run on every Wiki page you visit. (You can create other JS files, but they won't be run unless you load them from your common.js the way I do.) They're an alternative to userscripts, and can also be more powerful because they have access to the MediaWiki JS API.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:43, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
OK. Thanks!
Mrbumppo's Icon.jpg
mrbumppo - | Contribs | Talk 15:37, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 02:22, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Thankful Thursday! November 28th, 2019

Welcome to the 23rd Thankful Thursday! November 28th, 2019.

What is Thankful Thursday?

Thankful Thursday is a way of showing appreciation to other Wikians. Feel free to congratulate someone for finishing a large page, or even just give minor thanks for a minor edit. Just remember to keep everything positive! :)

How to Thank

We have a whole wiki page on it! :D You can find it here: Thankful Thursday


The Thanks are *drum roll please*

User Thanks
TenType (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you so, so much, TenType! You are the person that have helped me, like, a million times even though I ask you so much every single week! You are the most kindest Wikian, and without you... I have no idea what I would've done on this Wiki! :D
    Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 17:45, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Hey, thanks for helping me at the wiki so much! Now I know some more important stuff (that I learnt from you); I take care of my pages better!
    Dilek10 (talk | contribs) 19:33, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Thanks so much for accepting me into the wiki and answering all of my questions! I really appreciate it and look forward to contributing here!
    Groko13 (talk | contribs) 03:15, 27 November 2019 (UTC)
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you so much for accepting me into the Wiki, Banana! Without you, I wouldn't've been able to enjoy all of the awesome fun here!
    Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 17:50, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
Jakel181 (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you so much for editing the Wiki 2000+ times and helping me figure out a template problem I didn't understand! You have been really helpful and are a great Wikian.
    Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 17:50, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Thanks for running Thankful Thursday every month! I think it's a really great idea! :D
    Groko13 (talk | contribs) 03:15, 27 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Wowzers, thank you for patrolling so much! :D
    TenType (talk | contribs) 03:41, 27 November 2019 (UTC)
Turkey3 (talk | contribs)
  • Are you on the Wiki anymore? I don't care if you are or not, but you are an awesome person. Thank you for all of the wonderful things you've done for the Wiki. I see your name everywhere for every awesome SW creation! You are one of the people that inspire me most.
    Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 17:50, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
Kenny2scratch (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you so much for everything you have done for me and others on the wiki, you have put up with some annoying questions very professionally, and for that, i thank you
    Newpfp.png JJBullet (Talk Contributions1,197 edits)
    14:27, 20 November 2019 (UTC)
Groko13 (talk | contribs)
  • As a fairly new user on the wiki your enthusiasm and edit qualities are unmatched! Thank you for all your wonderful edits on the wiki, and I hope you keep contributing!
    Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 15:47, 27 November 2019 (UTC)
54329 (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for starting up the Scratch Wiki Adventurer project! It's a great idea and I would love to see happen before the end of the year! I know one month is a challenge, but as an EW you have my full support and backing! Let me know if you need anything!
    Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 16:13, 27 November 2019 (UTC)
The Scratch Wiki Community
  • You all are amazing, and everyone deserves to be mentioned here today. What you all do together is incredible. How you are able to work together from miles away, all around the globe, with our authors mainly of ages 6-15 from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and languages, is a testament to humane nature. I'm proud to be a part of this community and to see what it has became, and what it will become in the future.
    Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 16:22, 27 November 2019 (UTC)
There are many more people on this wiki who deserve these comments just as much as those who received them. :) Everyone is special and brings there own ideas. The more of us there are, the better the community spirit. Sadly, I must sign off now-
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

The next TT is December 26th. See you then!

Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 16:25, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 16:25, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

Why is this page protected?

Yes Done

Why is User:Swampert11 protected to only allow Wikians to edit it? Since it is a userpage, it is automatically protected, right? This seems oddly unnecessary.
54329 (talk | contribs) 19:12, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

That was probably protected before AbuseFilter was enabled and configured.
20:32, 9 December 2019 (UTC)
Ah, makes sense.
54329 (talk | contribs) 01:54, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
To give more detail, it was actually originally protected at the "autoconfirmed" level by author request in 2014. This level was mostly symbolic - "hey, even though you can edit this, think hard about it before you do" - because all users here are autoconfirmed by virtue of having been confirmed by ConfirmAccounts.
Later, at some point in 2018, we added the Wikian protection level. Soon after, we also added AbuseFilter, and added (in March 2018) a filter that prevented New Wikians from editing others' userpages.
Even later, in July 2018, I came across that userpage, and changed its protection level from autoconfirmed to Wikian. At the time, I had forgotten about AbuseFilter, and I thought I was helping out by raising the protection level to something actually useful for them; in retrospect it now serves the same purpose as the autoconfirmed protection did before: a warning against editing, even if able.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:11, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

3.0 version of Scratch User Interface

Yes Done I made an updated version of Scratch User Interface (2.0) and I would like to see if we should move it into it's own article. You can find the draft here: User:Dominic305/Sandbox/Scratch User Interface (3.0).
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
19:57, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

It isn't finished, but more can be added to it once it is out of my userspace.
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
20:22, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
Looks good! You can edit Scratch User Interface, remove the redirect, and add it there with {{expand}}.
TenType (talk | contribs) 02:51, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
yay! Yes Done
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
11:39, 12 December 2019 (UTC)

How does cloud storing work?

Hey, I am making a top secret project, and I want to know how to store how many people/who have/has played the game, if there is functionality at all for it.
LinkMix (talk | contribs) 00:18, 25 December 2019 (UTC)Link

You should try the discussion forums on the Scratch website. The Community Portal was made for discussing wiki-related content.
1a3c5e7g9i's Armemedillo 1a3c5e7g9i(Talk|Contributions) 18:45, 27 December 2019 (UTC)
Yes Done
1a3c5e7g9i's Armemedillo 1a3c5e7g9i(Talk|Contributions) 07:53, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

Thankful Thursday! December 26th, 2019

Welcome to the 24th Thankful Thursday! December 26th, 2019.

What is Thankful Thursday?

Thankful Thursday is a way of showing appreciation to other Wikians. Feel free to congratulate someone for finishing a large page, or even just give minor thanks for a minor edit. Just remember to keep everything positive! :)

How to Thank

We have a whole wiki page on it! :D You can find it here: Thankful Thursday


The Thanks are *drum roll please*

User Thanks
Kenny2scratch (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for being an active and overall amazing member of the community, it means a lot to all of us that you are so helpful!
    Newpfp.png JJBullet (Talk Contributions1,197 edits)
    17:59, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
TenType (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for being so active on the wiki! I see you make lots of great edits every day!
    Groko13 (talk | contribs) 05:20, 27 December 2019 (UTC)
The Scratch Wiki Adventure Team
  • Wow, there are a lot of you (too many to list)! Thanks for working on this project! It will probably be a lot of work, but I think it's a really great idea!
    Groko13 (talk | contribs) 05:20, 27 December 2019 (UTC)
Groko13 (talk | contribs)
There are many more people on this wiki who deserve these comments just as much as those who received them. :) Everyone is special and brings there own ideas. The more of us there are, the better the community spirit. Sadly, I must sign off now-
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

The next TT is January 30th. See you then!
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 21:20, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 21:20, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

Unused User Images Mass Deletion

Yes Done
Unused user images and logos have been marked for deletion on January 4th, 2020 and all such images are located here.
PS: can someone remind me to mass delete these images then, thanks
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 02:52, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

So far I haven't seen any page with that particular template, so are you sure? ...
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 15:30, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
i dont know why none of the files are categorizing under that page at least for me. seems like a MW issue.
User:VoxBot's contributions have all the marked pages.
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa talk | contribs | edits 16:08, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
Hmm... that category only has one image... a Donald Trump image. And it's linked in 3 different pages. I may be misunderstanding the need for this...?
EIephant Lover logo.png EIephant_Lover  Talk  Contributions  Subpages 
16:15, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
As per KrIsMa above, look at Special:Contributions/VoxBot. The category isn't working. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 17:36, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── The contributions page is taking forever to load for me. :/
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 11:49, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

the category updated, you can look there now
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa talk | contribs | edits 21:46, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
Categories should update every few days: Scratch Wiki talk:Community Portal/Archive 104#We really need to fix this
TenType (talk | contribs) 21:51, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
^^oo thanks for the link I remember this discussion now.
also deleted, contact me to revert a deletion.
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa talk | contribs | edits 05:23, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

How do I remove a category from a page?

Yes Done

I'm trying to remove a category from a specific page but I don't know how. Could someone please tell me? Thanks!
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 15:43, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

what page? if at the bottom of the page you dont see a [[Category:blah]] then its probably transcluded from a template in which check template documentation to confirm and usually putting the parameter cat=no in the template will remove the auto categorization.
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa talk | contribs | edits 16:13, 28 December 2019 (UTC)
There is an April Fools version of a FAQ page that is in the FAQ category meanwhile April Fool pages are not supposed to be a FAQ. I don't know how to remove the FAQ category from it.
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 10:15, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
as described above add the cat=no parameter into the faq template like {{faq|<blahblahblah>|<cat=no>}}.
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa talk | contribs | edits 18:16, 29 December 2019 (UTC)
Or just remove the template entirely so there is no category. (if there is no template just remove [[Category:FAQ]]
TenType (talk | contribs) 18:19, 29 December 2019 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── But the problem is, there is no [[Category:FAQ]] in the editing area! You can find the page here: Scratch Wiki:April Fools/Why do new users have to wait between comments?
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 11:43, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes, but there is an FAQ template. You can remove it from the category by adding "|cat=no" to the end of the template (the one that says faq and is surrounded by these: {{}} ) as another parameter. Some templates automatically put pages into a category, but you can disable that for a page by adding cat=no.
Groko13 (talk | contribs) 14:44, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
Ahh, I see now! Thanks for informing me - I'll remove the category and stop the discussion.
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 15:42, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Horizontal rules?

Yes Done

On the Privacy Policy article, there is a horizontal rule that separates the summarized Privacy Policy from the rest of the article. However, placing a blank line before the horizontal rule is apparently bad style. To me, it looks weird without the extra space. I couldn't find any rules on when to use horizontal rules on the Scratch Wiki. How/when should they be used in an article (if ever)? Is this an exception to the style guide? Should the horizontal rule be replaced by a heading? Thanks!
Groko13 (talk | contribs) 17:04, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

I've removed that style guideline entirely - I don't remember what I was thinking when I added it.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:32, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
Okay, I guess this is done.
Groko13 (talk | contribs) 14:01, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

How to remove the "need to expand tag" on the top

I don't know how to remove the need to expand tag on the top
icmy123 (talk | contribs) 12:38, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

Just delete the {{expand}} template at the top of the page. However, make sure to read the talk page and other relevant pages, like the page history, to make sure that the article is sufficiently expanded before removing.
Groko13 (talk | contribs) 14:06, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

Why no plural redirects?

Many of the pages on the wiki already have plural redirects, and they make it a lot more convenient for users to navigate the wiki. In the search, a user who entered a different form of a word from the one with a page might not find it in the results.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,238 edits | Scratch 04:19, 5 January 2020 (UTC)

They are really just too small of a difference to really care about. Even when deleting a page, there are a list of default reasons for the summary and one includes plural/grammar redirects. For now, deliberately creating plural redirects are discouraged unless there is an instance when it is not easy to find the singular version.
TenType (talk | contribs) 05:12, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
Yes Done
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,238 edits | Scratch 00:14, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

Scratch 3.0 Online Player

We have articles about the Java player (1.4) and the Flash player (2.0), as well as a discontinued experimental viewer in HTML5, but where is the article for the 3.0 online player?
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,238 edits | Scratch 00:40, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

Yes Done on another page

Moving Templates

Yes Done

Heyo! I was lookin' at my welcoming template and decided it'd be nice to rename it. It is currently User:54329/template:Welcome, and I'd like it to be User:54329/Welcome instead. Is there a way to make this move without messing up all of the welcome messages I've already left on talk pages?
54329 (talk | contribs) 01:40, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

The best option here is to copy the template and paste it in the new address so the old address still works and you can also use the new page.`
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,238 edits | Scratch 01:45, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
I believe if you move it and leave a redirect, it will still work just fine.
Groko13 (talk | contribs) 02:47, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
I would go with Groko13's option if I were you. :P
TenType (talk | contribs) 02:50, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
Fantastic, it works! Thanks @Groko13 (and friends). Done!
54329 (talk | contribs) 04:23, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

January 11 Email Disruption

Yes Done

Should we make an article about the infamous orange bar?
Scramaso (talk | contribs) 10:06, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Yes! I already took screenshots of it on the home and profile pages. I can upload, if needed.
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
11:13, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
Yeet, seems interesting.
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 11:15, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
Is any other one interested?
Scramaso (talk | contribs) 12:52, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
Not worth making a whole article, considering it's just a banner for 8 hours.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 13:27, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
Then don't make a whole article. Add it to another existing article.
Scramaso (talk | contribs) 16:20, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Scratch Timeline seems like the right place.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:25, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Yeah, I agree with Ken — Scratch Timeline seems nice!
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 13:33, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
Scramaso (talk | contribs) 15:50, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

New User Recommendation Program (Reminder)

Hello everyone! Since I'm seeing a lot of new faces in the community portal, I just wanted to send out a reminder about our New User Recommendation program. If you nominate people through this system, we will evaluate their potential to be a Wikian and invite them to apply on your behalf. This is a great way to help us build an active community for all of us. If you have any questions or suggestions for how we should give this program more attention, please let me know. I look forward to all your comments and recommendations!
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 03:13, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 16:28, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

My 1000th edit!

Yes Done
(I'm very sorry if this is the wrong place to put this)
I have finally made 1000 edits! My 1000th edit was when I removed the {{stub}} template from a block page and converted it to scratchblocks.
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
15:34, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

That's awesome! But again this is not the right place to put this. Your userpage might be better. Congrats though!
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 15:38, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
Congratulations! Thank you for all of your contributions. :)
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 00:00, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Request to Allow Plural and Singular Redirects

Yes Done Plural and singular grammar form redirects are not allowed on the Scratch Wiki for being redundant and unnecessary. However, this has led to many navigation problems, and possibly even users not finding content that exists.

For example, let's say that a page named "Block" existed, but had no redirect from "Blocks". When a user searches "blocks", the top search results will be other articles containing the word "blocks". This happens because the search does not recognize "blocks" being a variant of "block". The page Block will not show up, because its title Block does not match the search term Blocks.

This has become an issue even for me navigating the Wiki, as I sometimes need to enter the search term in singular and plural form. Can sommeone please allow these redirects?
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,238 edits | Scratch 02:16, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

The real problem is that we're inconsistent about plurals in titles. Ideally, all articles should be singular only, because then one can safely search for the singular at all times. However, we currently have a mix of singular (e.g. Scratcher) and plural (e.g. Blocks). This is the real problem that needs solving.
Now, a mass move of plural titles to singular would be a large shift... so if we do end up moving all plural titles to singular then I'd be happy to have those moves leave behind redirects, at least while Google search results are still catching up with the moves. However, new plural redirects are still not OK.
But also, for your own navigation, just enter the singular and then look through autocomplete, rather than actually submitting the singular as a search term. Typing "Wug" will bring up the autocomplete result "Wugs".
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:58, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
So can we just move all plural pages to singular and have a bot fix all the double redirets and links to redirects?
This will also make it easier to make links, as there is a handy tool for making links to singular pages appear plural ([[Block]]s), but no tool to make plural links appear singular.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,238 edits | Scratch 17:54, 26 January 2020 (UTC)
Please don't change the topic, but rather start a new one.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
10:13, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Editcount and #expr interference

Yes Known bug
I'm doing some experimentation with {{#expr}} involving {{Special:Editcount/Dominic305}}, however, Editcount inserts invalid punctuation into the expression, therefore causing it to give an error. Is there a way around this?
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
20:42, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Does anyone have an answer to this? (Sorry if i'm being too impatient)
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
02:19, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
Well, there is a magic word called formatnum (you can find it under Formatting in Help:Magic words) which adds/removes commas and other things. The {{Special:Editcount/USERNAME}} function outputs the result with commas, so you can try something like this:
to remove the commas that break the equation.
TenType (talk | contribs) 17:17, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
Nope, it still doesn't work...
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
17:53, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
This is a known bug and won't be fixed soon.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 02:21, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

What is Scratch wiki/ What do I do?

Yes Done Hey, so I've been on Scratch wiki for a week now and I still don't know what I do. Can someone please explain to me what I do. I would appreciate it so much, thanks -powerofmusic
-unsigned comment by Powerofmusic_ALT (talk | contribs)

Hi there!
Lots of info on the Scratch Wiki can be found here: https://en.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Scratch_Wiki
Please use a signature when replying to something - this means typing ~~~~ at the end of your comment, and it will appear. Look at what's below my reply! That's my signature, it links to my page. I see lots of people have linked you tutorials on your talk page, maybe check out those too! Your goal here is to fix pages if they have errors, make new articles if it is relevant, has sufficient information, etc. If you have more questions please ask, I hope I could help :)
EIephant Lover logo.png EIephant_Lover  Talk  Contributions  Subpages 
23:06, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
Don't use external syntax on internal links!!
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
23:12, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
Sorry, I figured I would link it so they could see the direct link.
EIephant Lover logo.png EIephant_Lover  Talk  Contributions  Subpages 
23:22, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
I would absolutely recommend S:HELP as your guide to Wiki editing/syntax.
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 23:01, 24 January 2020 (UTC)

Block Frame template changes

Can someone (who knows how to do it) please change the block frame template to:

  1. 1st parameter specifies the blocks, second one caption (removing "blocks=" and "caption=")
  2. Add a third parameter that changes it to 2.0 blocks

Can you also change {{block}} to also allow 2.0 blocks? This wiill remove the need for many images and makes everything consistent. Thanks!01:08, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,238 edits | Scratch

You can now specify |sb=2.0 to set {{block}} to 2.0 blocks.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
14:24, 26 February 2020 (UTC)

Template:W for wikipedia links

There are many Wikipedia links on the wiki. However, all of them need [[wikipedia:Link|Link]]. We could add a template to automatically fill in a wikipedia link but make it look normal.

CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,238 edits | Scratch 04:33, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

Yes Done We already have a template for this: {{wp}}
TenType (talk | contribs) 04:47, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

Thoughts on my updated version of Set Motor Direction ()?

User:Dominic305/Sandbox/Set () Direction to ()
This is simply an updated version of Set Motor Direction () (block). Thoughts? Feedback? Changes that should be made? Please tell me!
Also, if this already is a great article, should I move it now?
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
12:28, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

I updated the page (fixing several mistakes).
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,238 edits | Scratch 01:29, 8 February 2020 (UTC)\
Oh, OK! I already had it ready, but that's fine! Good job.
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
01:52, 8 February 2020 (UTC), edited 13:15, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

Im now a member !

Hey ! That me Haydenledean ! Im now a member and im very happy !
Haydenledean (talk | contribs) 09:46, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

AjsyaSmallpfp.png ajsya  Profile | Talk | Contribs  03:07, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
Welcome! (and this is Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 02:20, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Default icon style trend popular enough?

There is a default icon style trend that started in this studio https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/25691667/ and now, many Scratchers have this style. Is it popular enough to add to the "Account and User Icon Trends" section of the "Scratch Trends" page?
PaddlerGames (talk | contribs) 20:26, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

I already added it earlier, I believe before you asked XD I think it's at least as popular as the planets, so that's why I added it.
EIephant Lover logo.png EIephant_Lover  Talk  Contributions  Subpages 
00:32, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
The trend actually started eailer then early 2020 like the article says. For example, I created mine in July! But it mainly kicked off in 2020 for all I'm concerned. Going to change it up a little bit.
AjsyaSmallpfp.png ajsya  Profile | Talk | Contribs  03:13, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
Oh, it was added there already? Oops, I must have not seen it when I was scrolling down, sorry about that.
PaddlerGames (talk | contribs) 17:12, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

How do you make files and archives?

I want to have a box that appears when you go on my userpage or talk page, but I need a file in order to do that, and so I'm asking, "How do you make a file?"

Also, I want to get rid of the "Welcome" templates so my talk page looks neater. So I'm also asking, "How do you make an archive?"
OurPrincess (talk | contribs) 21:23, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Uploading Files: Head on over to Special:Upload.
Archiving: What I would do is create a page called User talk:OurPrincess/Archive 1, and move all the finished discussions from the original page to there.
TenType (talk | contribs) 21:49, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
Thank you very much! You just made my day!
OurPrincess (talk | contribs) 15:47, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
No problem! :)
TenType (talk | contribs) 17:50, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 02:19, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Community Portal Not Secure?

When I navigate to the Community Portal, Chrome tells me that "This site is not fully secure". Why the CP and not the rest of the Scratch Wiki? SWCP Not Secure.png
Ravenclaw900 (talk | contribs) 16:05, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

Hmm, that really is weird... even on https it shows Not Secure. The certificate is also still valid.
TenType (talk | contribs) 17:50, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
Probably unrelated, but same on the Scratch Fourms.
Ravenclaw900 (talk | contribs) 19:19, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
EDIT. Only unsecure on This topic and also whenever using "Show preview", which never works for me anymore.
Ravenclaw900 (talk | contribs) 19:23, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
I think it is because of signatures. They seem to get user profile images from Scratch with http instead of https.
Mrcomputer1 (talk | contribs) 01:08, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
It seems as if Mrcomputer1 is correct—on the sandbox, Mobile Safari 13 had a lock icon on the address bar, but after adding a scratchsig and saving, it disappeared!
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
12:57, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────  Doing...In the process of updating ScratchSig.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 18:11, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

Yep, looked in view source. And tested it out on my own with Chrome. I think the scratchsig in the problem.
AjsyaSmallpfp.png ajsya  Profile | Talk | Contribs  02:09, 19 February 2020 (UTC)
Insecure on most talk pages, and the picture links lead to http://cdn2.scratch.mit.edu. Any way to change how this works?
Ravenclaw900 (talk | contribs) 02:16, 20 February 2020 (UTC)
Yes, http just needs to be https. I think jakel181 is working on fixing the problem.
AjsyaSmallpfp.png ajsya  Profile | Talk | Contribs  03:46, 22 February 2020 (UTC)
Yes Done - I changed http to https and also purged the icon cache (and then deliberately loaded the CP so that I would suffer the slow load instead of the next person). CP now has lock icon for me on Win10 Chrome 79.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:51, 26 February 2020 (UTC)
Yes Confirmed working on Mobile Safari 13
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
14:49, 26 February 2020 (UTC)

New template

Yes Done

Someone should make a “this page needs formatting revisions” template for pages with broken/glitched/improper formatting issues.
Waffle_Iron_Studios (talk | contribs) 21:52, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

There is already one: this.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 07:14, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
Yes Done
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
17:14, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Profile Favicon

I don't know if this is new, but now profile pages use the old 1.4 logo favicon.
Scramaso (talk | contribs) 15:41, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

Not for me. Might be cache, though.
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
12:39, 26 February 2020 (UTC)
Wait, now it's fixed. I think it was Scratch Team's error. 😅
Scramaso (talk | contribs) 14:14, 26 February 2020 (UTC)
You were probably browsing using uploads.scratch.mit.edu instead of scratch.mit.edu, visit https://uploads.scratch.mit.edu/users/deletethisacount/ the reason for this is because its a page that users aren't meant to see, but Google's spider called Googlebot still adds it too their directory, so sometimes you accidently see those pages.
DeleteThisAcount (talk | contribs) 18:17, 27 February 2020 (UTC)
But, why now it's fixed?
Scramaso (talk | contribs) 09:04, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
Yes This is Scratch Wiki. For bugs about Scratch, please use Bugs and Glitches forum instead.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 02:18, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Mass move of all my usersubpages

At some point, I'm going to move my userpages to User:Dominic305/V2, and also move all the subpages. However, I don't know if it would be OK to move them all at the same time, because this on a larger scale would happen:
Mass Move.PNG
So could I do this, or do I slowly need to move them all individually?
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
17:12, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

That's fine, thanks for the heads up. I've patrolled all the unpatrolled pages you had. Just don't move them around too much.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 00:39, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Archive CV

It's time for 105th archive... Finally!

Be sure to archive all Yes Done topics and S:CPSYS. This CPND can be archived as well:

Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 02:35, 3 March 2020 (UTC)== Profile Safety ==

          question:How can I be sure my profile is safe?
      As we all know, online safty is SUPER important. So how can you be sure you are safe on scrath? Well, lets talk about profiles. SOOOO many things can go wrong in a profile. Your picture could be tracked, your username could be a clue to ANYTHING private or secret, or your description could be TO detailed. Sooo... how can we be sure it is safe? First, make sure when you make an account your username is not your address, any passwords or your name. Next, make sure your profile picture is not of you, your house, or anything innapropriate or mean. Make sure if it is copywright or owned by somebody else you GET PERMISSION. Now, when you do your description and what you are working on, no passwords, names, or bad words. If you dont like advertising or spam, mean comments or anything else like that, I suggest you turn off your comments. But do note comments can be nice and kind, and helpful! Lastly, anybody can follow you, so do not tell them to unfollow you or anything like that. 
       I hope this helped! 
Cs1760724 (talk | contribs) 21:48, 28 September 2019 (UTC)Cs1760724
I don’t see how this is an unanswered question, this page is for topics to be discussed.
TenType (talk | contribs) 22:02, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
Doesn't belong here. Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 18:22, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
Hmm... I feel like you should create an actual long article for this instead of giving it out in the Community Portal. Mistake me if I'm wrong, but isn't this place to discuss ideas for the SW?
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 18:03, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
Why is this in the not done section? We should probably archive it.
Groko13 (talk | contribs) 23:43, 29 November 2019 (UTC)

Protection Request

Hi! Could an admin please protect my archive if you have the time? Thanks :) (this was edited @ 16:02, 8 September 2019 (UTC))
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 16:02, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

Yes Done
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:26, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Delete this please

Can you please delete this page?
Dilek's Wiki Signature Picture.pngDilek10-Talk-Contribs-Profile Page19:00, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes Deleted!
TenType (talk | contribs) 19:01, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
Thank you!

Dilek's Wiki Signature Picture.pngDilek10-Talk-Contribs-Profile Page19:03, 16 November 2019 (UTC)


ARCHIVE pls: User talk:12944qwerty/Archive 2
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  22:50, 20 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes Finir
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa talk | contribs | edits 22:03, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Delete some pages in my userspace

Can all pages under the prefix ‘User:Jammum/Colourie World Wiki’ and ‘User:Jammum/The Random Wiki’ be deleted (including The Random Wiki’s talkpage)?
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 09:01, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes Done let me know if I missed anything.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 16:05, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

Undelete page

Can someone undelete User:Dominic305/Sandbox/Scratch User Interface (3.0)?
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
17:27, 16 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes Finir
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa talk | contribs | edits 21:42, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Delete redirect

Hi! Can an admin, bureaucrat, or EW (wow, that's a lot of people managing this!) please delete this redirect I created because the real page has been renamed and this redirect is useless anyway.
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 17:03, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

Yes Fertig
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 17:41, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
Thank you! (Also for teaching me what the word "Fertig" is, I searched it up)
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 17:43, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 17:45, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
Please remember to indent your posts. :P But hey — that's German!
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 18:32, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
AHHHA you got me! :P
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 18:47, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Next time when you teach me something I'm going to Google Translate. I don't trust you and your words anymore. :P
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 16:37, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

lol :P
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 15:53, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Protect archive

I don't know if it's the {{protect}} template, but could you guys please make sure no one can edit my new archive? Thanks!
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 16:53, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:19, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 17:21, 7 January 2020 (UTC)

Delete these pages please

Hey! I don't need the following pages anymore, I pretty much made them for fun and they are of no use:

  • User:Nambaseking01/Likes
  • User:Nambaseking01/Likes/Craziness

Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 10:49, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Yes Done - they had a lot of content on them though, so let me know if you want them back.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:26, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
They did, but I'm planning to follow a more professional path on the Wiki, avoiding craziness like that. I'll tell you if I ever want them back (if I change my mind a couple of months later or so :P) but definitely now now.
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 13:29, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Change Scratch Program Image on TOC

Could an Admin change the Scratch Program Image on the table of contents to an updated 3.0 Image?
Ravenclaw900 (talk | contribs) 16:43, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Could you provide a version of the file with the same dimensions as File:TOC Program 2.0.png and upload that under "TOC program 3.0.png"? Then I'll change it to that.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
14:03, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
Ravenclaw900 (talk | contribs) 23:58, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
Could you resize the image so it has the same dimensions as the 2.0 file?
TenType (talk | contribs) 00:11, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
Done again! Sorry, I was looking at the wrong image the first time.
Ravenclaw900 (talk | contribs) 00:29, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
Yes Done
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
14:11, 3 March 2020 (UTC)
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