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Thankful Thursday! August 27th, 2020

Welcome to the 31st Thankful Thursday! August 27th, 2020.

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
Groko13 (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for pointing out the error in my TT post!
    Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 13:43, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
Kenny2scratch (talk | contribs)
ContourLines (talk | contribs)
Naleksuh (talk | contribs)
Bigpuppy (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for always being kind when telling someone about a mistake and always using a smiley emoticon at the end of your posts!
    ContourLines Logo.png ContourLines [ Talk ~ Contributions ~ Directory ] 08:05, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Thank you for showing me how to format posts correctly.
    Acebsa (talk | contribs) 20:56, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs)
Garnetluvcookie (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 their 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, September 25th, see you then!
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 00:05, 29 August 2020 (UTC)

Yes Done
[[User:<scratchsig>Jakel181|<scratchsig>Jakel181]] ([[User_talk:<scratchsig>Jakel181#top|talk]] | [[Special:Contributions/<scratchsig>Jakel181|contribs]])

Time for some more...images that will be featured!

Yes Done

I don't know, I had to think of another title idea. :P

If you have any ideas for featured images, feel free to post them below! :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 01:58, 29 August 2020 (UTC)

I think we should feature an image of the S:CPND discussion that suggests adding a designated page for featured image suggestions. :P
I think that this image is nice, but perhaps we should update it (and the other images on Scratch Statistics).
Groko13 Logo.png Groko13 / talk / contribs 03:51, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
I'm thinking this image is good enough to be featured.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
07:04, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
@Groko13 — yes. :P
How about File:Flag as Inappropriate.png? :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 16:05, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
+1, but first change the file's name with a consensus.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
16:56, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
(Update: File:Flag as Inappropriate.png is now File:Report Project.png.) :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 17:44, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
File:Flag as Inappropriate.png also needs to be updated, the report button was moved.
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
01:36, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────+1 for the report project image!
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 03:47, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
@Dominic305 Added the template to File:Report Project.png. Someone can update it if they wish.
TenType (talk | contribs) 01:52, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

Yes Updated
VFDan.png Luvexina  Talk  Contribs  On Scratch  18:53, 31 August 2020 (UTC)
Yes Updated the featured images to File:Comment Activity.PNG, File:P2S is a bunch of fluffy kittens.PNG, and File:Report Project.png. (Groko13, I also updated File:Comment Activity.PNG to the most recent statistics.) Thank you everyone for your suggestions! :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 03:47, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

About updating MediaWiki

TL;DR: We're doing some tests to update MediaWiki due to some problems. Probably the wiki shut down for a few hours when it's ready to be installed. (Note: This is not an official explanation because made by me, so may be ignored)

As the developers, we're currently experiencing some problems on general extensions due to errors; and to solve them, we're thinking to upgrade our wiki to 1.35. This upgration will change a lot of things, from icons to security patch; so we're doing patches to ensure that our extensions will work successfully. When all preparations are completed, probably someone from admins will make an explanation.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
19:46, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

Where did you get the information about the MediaWiki update here?
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 06:53, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

am i allowed to edit user messages if...

Am I allowed to edit user messages if the user calls me something I don't like to be called (only to fix what they call me)? Lots of people call me "Garnetluvcookie", which I don't like because I'm very sensitive about how the G in my name is capitalized.

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 18:40, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

That is not an allowed usage of editing others' messages. Especially not when Garnetluvcookie is infact your username, although you may prefer something else and are allowed to make others aware of that.
Naleksuh.jpg Naleksuh (talk | contribs) 19:08, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
oml is this just to trigger me

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 19:36, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
also my scratch username is @garnetluvcookie, MediaWiki just auto capitalized the G.

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 19:38, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
The message was not intended to "trigger" anything-- you asked a question and I answered it. While I am aware that MediaWiki does strictly capitalize username, and you are allowed to edit your signature or use displaytitles on your user (talk) page as appropriate, it would not be appropriate to chastise others for referring to what is your actual name. It also does not constitute editing another users' message as this can sometimes misrepresent what they are saying.
Naleksuh.jpg Naleksuh (talk | contribs) 19:57, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
Ah yes, because changing the capitalization of a username changes the meaning of the message. To garnetluvcookie, ask Ken about it on his talk page. He is also sensitive about what people call him.
VFDan.png Luvexina  Talk  Contribs  On Scratch  00:20, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Just don't ask him right now, of course. He's busy with his studies. (So am I but I can't resist replying to talk messages...)
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
00:22, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

"Ah yes, because changing the capitalization of a username changes the meaning of the message." This sarcastic comment is not helpful here. The point is that messages are edited when they are in violation of policies or when they are causing some other problem (for example, messages with erroneous formatting such as unclosed tags, messages adding a page to a category, or something like that. In addition, I have had others edit my messages in a way that changes their meaning before that has needed to be undone. The actors were doing so in good faith, but it was still problematic.
"Ken about it on his talk page. He is also sensitive about what people call him." So, he has a bias, meaning probably not the best ask. Instead, see the already existing well-established policy which says it should not be edited. In general, talk page messages are treated like userspace.
Naleksuh.jpg Naleksuh (talk | contribs) 00:44, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
garnetluvcookie, I realize that you may not like the name, but you shouldn't change another person's edit. Instead, you should reply kindly asking them to stop calling you that and to call you the names you prefer.
You also shouldn't be "triggered" against a capitilization. MediaWiki, and autocorrect, will capitilize yours, and others, names.
If they continue calling you that name (or purposely capitilize it), that's a completely different story.
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  15:11, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
The user repeatedly keeps calling me Garnetluvcookie , and I've reported the revisions and no action has beeen taken.

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 16:16, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
Have you asked the user to stop?
I also don't think reporting the revision for this matter is appropriate.
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  17:33, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
I have asked the person to stop at least 4 times.

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 17:44, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
Ok... but instead of reporting their revision, ask an admin or someone. But please assume good faith in the future. It may be an accident.
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  17:58, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I am assuming good faith. It's most likely an accident, but it's just something I'm sensitive about and annoys me... a lot.

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 18:13, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

Great! Just a suggestion: maybe include the names you don't want to be called on your userpage.
May I ask why the capital 'G' annoys you?
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  18:20, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
Sure. There are many reasons why, but the important one is that I never put capital letters in my usernames because it messes up literally my whole profile page for some reason and makes me look like someone who Talks Like This.

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 18:23, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
i just realized i single-handedly blew up the CP 😲

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 18:28, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
That's a weird reason in my perspective, but you do you....
Only 4 KB left to go before archiving ;)
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  18:35, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
Do I what?

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 18:40, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
Clarification: You must not use Report extension unless you need to contact admins urgently and privately, like sharing email or vandalism. If you "abused" Report extension, you may be blocked.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 19:30, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I don't want to start a flame, but I believe that was a fair report because it may seem small to you, but it affects me mentally and emotionally.

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 19:34, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

Maybe make a less strict report extension? In this case, the 'new' report button could've been used to report a user that hasn't stopped calling garnetluvcookie with a 'G'...
I'm not sure, it's just a thought....
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  19:47, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
So there's been a lot of discussion on both sides of this matter - I thought it would be appropriate to share my two cents on the matter. To be clear, I do not wish for my reply to be hostile, demeaning, or rude, simply a summary on my thoughts.
I do not believe that it is a "weird perspective" to have a preferred way of being referred to as. Sometimes the little things can really tick people off, and I understand that. I also understand that MediaWiki autocapitalizes names, such as jvvg/Jvvg, however we should all take note of people's preferred names and call them by that rather than their MediaWiki name.
In instances where a user has been referred to incorrectly, whether intentionally or inadvertently (as has been stated before, Assume Good Faith :)), the proper course of action should be to ask the user nicely not to refer to you as that and give a correct preferred name, which I can see has been done here multiple times. I understand it may upset/annoy the user who has been incorrectly referred to, however editing a message should not happen, which I can also see has not taken place. Good job!
Reporting should also not usually be used in these circumstances - instead, CC an admin or EW into the conversation and they will (hopefully) ask the user nicely to use the correct name.
@garnetluvcookie I understand that how you are referred to affects you deeply. Please don't think you are being told off here. In fact, by asking the user nicely to not call you by a certain name, you've done the right thng. Well done. :)
I think we all need to calm down and hold off sarcastic, snidy, or mean comments. We're a community built on being welcoming and enjoyable, let's keep it that way. :)
border=3px Daring Sailor [ Talk | Contribs | More... ] 20:03, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
Small question: what do you mean by CC? Isn't that a copyright
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  20:09, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
@12944qwerty CC, as in, carbon copy, I assume.
If you didn't know, CC is for sending a copy to another user for their information. Primary recipients are addressed as "TO" and others as "CC". (there's also BCC, but I don't want to go into more detail) :P
TenType (talk | contribs) 20:28, 18 September 2020 (UTC)
Oh, that makes sense lol. thanks
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  21:13, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

archive the CP

I'm amazed that i basically made it blow up :P (i need to reset my sig so unsigned)
-unsigned comment by garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs)

Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 20:01, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
Yes Archived
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 20:26, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

Try it yourself! (button)

My idea is that there will be some visual scratchblocks, and a button next to it. The user can click on the button, and it will bring them to scratch and remix a project with the code in it. They can then mess around with it.

You could probably use this in

12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  15:27, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

Can anyone help me understand why the category links aren't showing up?
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  15:28, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
Actually, we're also working about the embed projects (we have different opinions for make it, so I cannot say a specific info.). You can see everyone in here whose want to help for the Wiki! :)
For the second question, I've fixed it. :)
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
18:28, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
What? I'm confused. What do you mean by "everyone in here whose are want to help for the Wiki"? There's a lot of English mistakes.... can you please fix it so I can understand? Thanks!
OH YEAH, I forgot about putting those for some links...
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  19:20, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
I meant "please check public and private changelogs and also look at RC".
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
19:29, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
For embedding a scratch project? Can you direct me to it?
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  19:43, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
Yes Done
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
12:15, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

Something's wrong

Yes Done
Something’s up, my signature turns timestamps into code boxes, without the actual code tags appearing. Is this an error with my syntax or is it an actual bug? I’m not sure, so if someone could help me with this, that would be great. I’ve been trying to get it right for weeks. An example of the issue can be found below, or at this page
78ch3ProfilePic.png 78ch3 : [My talk] | [Contribs] | [Main] 00:36, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

It's because User:78ch3/Sig has some new lines it should not. There are two line breaks between </span> and <noinclude>. Those new lines should simply be removed (so that it is </span><noinclude> on one line), and then it should be fixed.
Naleksuh (talk | contribs) 00:47, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
I got up this morning to fix it, but didn’t read this, so when I came here, it turns out I did exactly what you wanted me to do.
78ch3ProfilePic.png 78ch3 : [My talk] | [Contribs] | [Main] 21:23, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
Yes Done
78ch3ProfilePic.png 78ch3 : [My talk] | [Contribs] | [Main] 21:31, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

My Banner

Yes Done

Why did my banner get removed? I needed it for my forum signature and I can't use assets on my computer because it won't load and now my signature won't work.
FollowCherryBlossom (talk | contribs) 16:16, 22 September 2020 (UTC)FollowCherryBlossom

Is this problem related to the forum? If it is, please bring up the topic there and they'll be able to help you more.
Also, remember for the future to write your texts before your signature. This means that you do REPLY/TEXT ~~~~. The four tildes are your signature. Thank you!
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  16:21, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
It was not deleted, it was moved to a different title that was less generic.
Also, the Scratch Wiki should not be used as an image host for Scratch or anywhere else outside the wiki. I recommend you use another hosting site such as CubeUpload to upload your banner.
and i was caught in an edit conflict
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 16:24, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
We're not an image host. Use extensions that upload images to Scratch assets, or look to index.php for deleted images, or host in another website that Scratch allows.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
16:26, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
Ah, I just looked at Recent Changes. Your banner didn't get removed. It just got moved so that it had a more specific name. Banner.png could mean that it's a banner for the Mainspace Scratch wiki pages instead.
Your banner is now located here: File:Banner FollowCherryBlossom.png
I had edit conflict too lol, with both jammum and ahmetlii at the same time AND MYSELF oh gods
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  16:28, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
I've editted like three times and the same has happened and okay
FollowCherryBlossom (talk | contribs) 16:31, 22 September 2020 (UTC)FollowCherryBlossom
The reason for doing so is because I don't use cubeupload or photobucket, I thought it had been deleted
FollowCherryBlossom (talk | contribs) 16:32, 22 September 2020 (UTC)FollowCherryBlossom
You should though. This wiki isn't meant to host images, you should use an actual hosting server. Those are some of the best hosting servers.
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  17:24, 22 September 2020 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── "Those are some of the best hosting servers" no, those are just the ones allowed by Scratch.
VFDan.png Luvexina  Talk  Contribs  On Scratch  00:39, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

out of curiosity...

What's the 3 Revert Rule? I know we use BRD but it's referenced in many places, most notably nutshell. 

also, whatup with my message it's being weird or *looks above* close your tags!!!

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 18:55, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

The 3 revert rule is when you stop to discuss the revert if it has been reverted three times. At least that's what I remember.
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  19:11, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
I don't think we have 3RR(Three Revert Rule) here. We instead have BRD - Bold, Revert and Discuss.
Also, indenting your post with a space makes that box thing.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 13:52, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

Another user’s talk page organization

Another user (not mentioning who) on this wiki requires users who post on their talk page that they use level three headings for discussion headings and put their messages in a section (some of which are not at the bottom of the page) on that page, whilst all other talk pages (including user ones) are supposed to use level two headings and require all messages (including bot ones) to go at the bottom of the page. Is the user's way of organising their talk page allowed?
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 06:48, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

I know this user and I don't believe so.

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 12:08, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
I don't think it's allowed, but if it is right now then I think it shouldn't be. It's confusing.
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
12:13, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

How to curate a project?

I want to know how to curate a project as I am interested to learn how to. I want to encourage my friend so thats one reason. If you got an idea how, please leave a reply so I can see. Thank you so much for everything and may god bless you abundantly! :)
Ani_coding_PRO (talk | contribs) 11:31, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

Here ya go: Curator (front_page)#Application_and_Selection
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  13:36, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
@Ani_coding_PRO: Please ask in the Questions about Scratch forum (link to the forum is on the page) for Scratch-related questions that do not involve this wiki. The wiki is not a replacement for the Scratch Forums.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 14:50, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

Wiki down?

I got an HTTP 500 error for about 30 seconds a minute ago. Other wikis (I checked de, test, and fr) were up. Was this a server problem?

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 16:24, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

And again...

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 16:28, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
This was a result of some preparatory work we're doing for the upgrade. Unfortunately there wasn't any way to do it without any disruption. However, it should be done now. You may experience some slowdown for a while, but not any more downtime.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:04, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. I am experiencing some slowness (a page takes around 1 minute to load) so that explains that.

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 19:44, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
I think the slowness has finally been resolved, so we should be good to go going forwards. I do not anticipate any remaining disruption to the Wiki until we actually perform the upgrade (we do not have a specific day planned yet, but hopefully soon).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:01, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 20:06, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
Also running great for me! Did you figure out what was causing it or did it just go away by itself?
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
20:11, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── With some help from apple502j and banana439monkey I was able to fix it. The issue was that 1. apcu (a PHP extension that greatly improves performance) wasn't enabled and 2. there was a setting keeping it from actually running even after I enabled it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:26, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

Don't understand how, but I'm still receiving a HTTP 500 error whenever I try to go to Recent Changes — It's always slow with loading, but it's never completely been broken. Is it because I have some laggy softwares on on my computer at the moment?
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 07:50, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
Do you use a browser other than Chrome or Safari? I've tested on my Mac on both Safari and Chrome and it works fine. It also may be your internet connection spitting false errors, but I can't confirm that because I have full bars and I'm literally 10 feet away from the router thing.

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 12:47, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
I use Google Chrome or Safari most of the times, coincidentally. I've tested on Lenovo (Windows 10) and now I'm on my father's Mac, but Recent Changes still gives a 500 error, and I don't have those laggy softwares on here.
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 13:17, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
Odd. I've tried on Chrome and Safari on my Mac and my iPad, and i get no error. Try rebooting your WiFi?

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 14:36, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
Not at the moment, since my router is in the basement and I don't really wanna go there at the moment. However, quick status update: it's still happening.
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 17:17, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
Ok. I'll try to replicate it and find a fix.

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 17:18, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I am not receiving any HTTP errors but ScratchLogin is broken for me. It keeps telling me I have not commented the code even after commenting.
R4356th (talk | contribs) 17:47, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

please outdent correctly!

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 22:07, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
It's been more than a day since this has happened and it's still occurring. Could somebody please help? My dad went down and restarted the router today too.
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 14:11, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
Try going to Private Browsing and opening it without logging in? Maybe your entries per page is too high. Mine is set to 300 from the last 30 days.
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
14:18, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
I'll try that; I think I set my entries per page to the highest possible amount, so that could be the issue. Thanks!
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 14:24, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
I didn't do it exactly the way you said, but I tried logging out and now I have the link for 50 entries, so I can use it for going to Recent Changes. This is definitely not a very efficient method, but because I'm an idiot I think this will work find for now. Thanks!
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 14:35, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
Awesome, glad I could help you fix it!
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
14:38, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Even better, I found a way to let it do it automatically! Thank you so much for the help!
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 14:50, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

is this normal?


i think i successfully broke the wiki

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 16:06, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

It's because you're on vector skin and zoomed in all the way....
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  16:29, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
but i wasn't

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 16:31, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
We do not officially support the Vector skin (or any other non-ScratchWikiSkin skin) and cannot make any guarantees everything will work with it. Also it looks like you are either zoomed in all the way as 12944qwerty said or on a small screen. On my screen, preferences looks fine in vector.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:13, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
Try disabling Dark Reader (right?) and seeing if it works.
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
18:38, 28 September 2020 (UTC)
ahahaha you got me :P

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 13:02, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Proposing changes on the roles

Yes Done

Hi everyone. With the update, MediaWiki will give an extra feature for us: Time-limited roles. With it, we can do time-limited bots for testing, give role for a technical stuff and more. However, as the developers and admins, we will not want to enable it before getting a consensus - because it's about moderation also, undesirable actions may make different things.


This will gonna be huge.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
18:18, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

To my opinion, it's a good idea - and I believe that the admins will give it only for necessary actions.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
18:18, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
This is not something that needs discussion or enabling -- it is always on by default. Discussion Yes Done
Naleksuh (talk | contribs) 19:15, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

Downtime coming on Tuesday

Hi everyone,

As detailed in a forum post, the Wiki will be down on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 9pm Scratch Time/1am UTC for about 30 minutes (click the link to see it in your own timezone). We will be upgrading MediaWiki to 1.35 from the current version of 1.28. See the upgrade megathread for details about the upgrade itself and what it will entail.

During the upgrade, the English Wiki will be down entirely (all pages will be replaced with a message explaining the situation) and not just read-only. Other language Wikis will continue operating as normal, though they may be a bit slower. Any discussion necessary during that time can take place on our forum topic. We have done a dry run of this upgrade and have ironed out the issues that came up, so we do not anticipate running into any problems. Still, something unexpected may always come up, so please be patient and don't panic if it takes longer than 30 minutes.

TL;DR: The Wiki will be down Tuesday at 9pm Scratch Time for about 30 minutes so we can perform software updates.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:59, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

Thank you jvvg and everyone else who has had a part in making this happen! :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 19:01, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
Great! now i like that i'm in the same time zone as Scratch

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 19:17, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
Same here. Looking forward to the updates!
4096bits PFP New.png 4096bits | Talk | 800 Contribs 19:21, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
Note: You can check update time from here to convert update time to your timezone. However, I may not be able to see it; it will be at 4 am bruh
Anyway, I just wanted to thanks all users in the Wiki who made constructive edits and @Naleksuh, @Mini_Kostik, @apple502j, @Kenny2scratch, @jvvg, and other people who worked on development phase.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
19:27, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
@jvvg said the link before, sorry. :)
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
19:30, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
Awesome (woo upgrade!), but also not awesome (boo downtime!)! I hope all goes well. 10milemoji.png
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
20:21, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I hope the upgrade brings exciting new features! (and the downtime will happen when I will be asleep)
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 06:33, 28 September 2020 (UTC)

I really hope everything will go well during the upgrade :)
LankyBox01 (talk | contribs) 18:56, 28 September 2020 (UTC)
aaa 2 hours left! Hopefully the updates are successful again :D
4096bits PFP New.png 4096bits | Talk | 800 Contribs 22:55, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
1 hour!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait for VisualEditor!
GrahamSH (talk | contribs) 23:54, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
Actually not 1 hour, because the update will start in a hour.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
00:11, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
45 minutes left of 1.28.3. Let's all say bye to the glorious... uh... ok I don't know. There's really not too much important to me in the upgrade (visual editor is overrated)
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
00:18, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── 10 minutes left until the update starts! I'm excited! :D
4096bits PFP New.png 4096bits | Talk | 800 Contribs 00:50, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

Three more minutes! Thank you to everyone who has worked hard to make this happen! :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 00:57, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
The final minute for MW 1.28!
4096bits PFP New.png 4096bits | Talk | 800 Contribs 00:59, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
...and, we're back! Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen! :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 02:13, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
Awesome! Being honest though I kinda like the old MW version more. Not sure why. Also visual editor doesn't work on Scratch Wiki: namespaces?
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
02:19, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
Also canned edit summaries seem to be broken (clicking on the summary box opens the canned edit menu)
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
02:20, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
Dominic305, I don't think visual editor is available for any talk pages. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 02:24, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Oh, I suppose you are right that it isn't available in project space, either. Huh. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 03:51, 30 September 2020 (UTC)


My browser (this page) just went pitch black for a split second. Did anyone else experience this?

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 19:47, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

No; but for that situation, also you can hard refresh or clean your cache directly.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
19:49, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
As in a simple black flash, that's normally when your browsers just rendered the page again. I wouldn't worry about it.
ContourLines Logo.png ContourLines [ Talk ~ Contributions ~ Directory ] 06:09, 28 September 2020 (UTC)

Loss of session data

Not exactly sure why, but when attempting to save an edit, I got a session error, but doing the edit again was fine. Has anyone else ever experienced this?
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
20:23, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

No. It may be a problem with your iPad or Safari. I haven't used either for editing for at least 4 months, so I cannot confirm.

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 20:42, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
This sometimes happens when your session has conflicting data. Try doing that in an incognito (Chrome) or private (Firefox) window and see what happens, since that guarantees you have a fresh session.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:01, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

userpage not showing /error

Yes Done

my user page [[2]] is showed as :::external link pls help me i need it to make my siggy how its done is it an error?

Arjunking788 (talk | contribs) 05:41, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
It is because of how you are trying to link to your userpage. To have an internal link, you only need the page name, not the full URL of the page. So for your userpage this would be: [[User:Arjunking788]]. This will create a link like this: User:Arjunking788. If you want to make the link say something other than the exact page title, like this: Arjunking788 (without the "User:"), then you can do this: [[User:Arjunking788|Arjunking788]]. The reason it displays a "Bad title" error is because you were mixing the external and internal link formats. An external link with custom text is done like this: [https://example.com Example Link] (notice how it uses a " " (space) instead of a "|"), so you were actually linking to a page called User:Arjunking788|User:Arjunking788, which isn't a valid page name, instead of User:Arjunking788, which is a valid page name.
Mrcomputer1 (talk | contribs) 06:21, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
thank you now i could work on my siggy and i learnt to format css and html to make borders and
rounded ones

Arjunking788 (talk | contribs) 11:03, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Good news, possibly

Sorry if this is kind of irrelevant on the CP, but I thought putting it here would be a good idea to stop my excitement-- I have a new computer now for my birthday, which probably means more quality edits around here! You can expect to see me around a lot more often than before, at least for a few days.
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 17:55, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

Awesome! Can you tell me what hardware it has?
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
18:09, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
It's a HP Pavilion gaming computer :D I'm mainly targetting to start working on a gaming channel, and this computer also has good visual effects which I need since I use programs like Scratch or the wiki a lot.
Nambaseking01 (talk | contribs) 18:21, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
Ooh, how many cores does it have? Mine has 6 abs cores.

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 22:18, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
yeah that's really relevant on the cp anyway, congratulations then.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
22:22, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
Epic, personally I'm going to build my own in a few months for $600.
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
00:19, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

2 problems

Number two also happens for me when I try to edit User:Bigpuppy/Status or User:Bigpuppy/Sandbox using the visual editor. Editing my userpage using the visual editor does not display the error. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 02:31, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
I also get it on those pages, so the problem is by page. However, it also has worked for me on a number of pages without issue. I will look into this.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:52, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
I was editing the Featured Studios with Visual Editor to test and got the error too...
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  18:10, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
The problem is that VisualEditor does not work on subpages. Unfortunately this is a limitation with Apache and the design of the extension. Unfortunately there isn't really much we can do about this for now other than wait for the developers of the extension to release a patch. As for Ken's canned edit script, please contact Ken directly about that, as that is supported by him and not the Wiki as a whole.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:52, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

Upgrade complete!

Hi everybody,

I am proud to report that the Wiki upgrade is complete! We are now running MediaWiki 1.35, which should help resolve a lot of the technical issues we've had in the past. My apologies that the upgrade took somewhat longer than planned (a little over an hour instead of the 30 minutes anticipated). The only remaining major issue is that currently foreign file repositories are broken. The reason for this is that the other Wikis are still running MediaWiki 1.28 whose database structure (at least when it comes to files) is incompatible with that of MediaWiki 1.35. The other Wikis will be upgraded at some point in the future, and as each Wiki is upgraded, the file repository will also be linked.

Also, we now have two big new features:

  • Our new in-house account request system, which replaces the existing system that was only a modification of an existing system. The new system allows for discussion about requests to take place on the Wiki itself rather than in comments, and also generally is more tailored towards being integrated with Scratch. This system was developed by me, apple502j, Naleksuh and kenny2scratch with translations provided by apple502j (Japanese), ahmetlii (Turkish), smrman (French), and Mini_Kostik (Russian)
  • The VisualEditor extension, a visual editor. This is still in beta and is currently opt-in (preferences -> editing -> "Enable the visual editor"). We have made preliminary efforts to integrate it with ScratchWikiSkin, but this is still a work-in-progress. Please let us know of any specific issues you encounter.

Thank you everybody for your patience, and please let us know of any issues you may encounter!
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:29, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

Great! Thank you to jvvg and everyone else who made this happen! The visual editor was enabled for me by default; was that supposed to happen? :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 02:34, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
the wiki is now more clean and more better now. I love the new design when editing

Arjunking788 (talk | contribs) 04:21, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
For some reason, all links are now underlined. This is really annoying, and only came after the update. Could this be fixed?
GrahamSH (talk | contribs) 12:06, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
Yep, that happened to me too. Go to preferences, then appearance, then change the link underlining option.
VFDan.png Luvexina  Talk  Contribs  On Scratch  13:04, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
Well, the default should be "skin or browser default".
GrahamSH (talk | contribs) 19:05, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
It was for me? I didn't have to change my preferences....
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  19:22, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Same here; "Skin or browser default" was enabled by default for me. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 23:05, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

Well that's weird. Maybe you had already changed your settings in the past?
GrahamSH (talk | contribs) 13:13, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

link colors

how do i change link colors in html like in siggy

Arjunking788 (talk | contribs) 04:52, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
Hi there! You can use this:
<span style="color:blue">Hello, world!</span>
to make this:
Hello, world!
You can also use hex codes, for example:
<span style="color:#ec42f5">Hello, world!</span>
Hello, world!
Feel free to ask if you have any further questions. Also, just so you know (for the future), generally there is no need to indent the first post of a topic. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 04:58, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
You could also use {{Link attributes}}
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  13:36, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

Skin problems

It seems that the Cologne Blue and Modern skins do not work at all. Once you switch to one of them, every page will look like this (Modern) or this (Cologne Blue). If the skin is accidently set you can append ?useskin=vector so you can revert your settings, but this should still probably be fixed ASAP so new editors don't have this problem and not know how to fix it. It may also be my iPad acting weird so if anyone wants to test it use the Preview function.
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
15:52, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

Let me test on macOS with Chrome...

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 15:56, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
Can reproduce on Chromium Microsoft Edge v85.0.564.63 on Windows 10 v1909. Must be something that was broken during the update.
4096bits PFP New.png 4096bits | Talk | 800 Contribs 16:13, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
Probably needs to be updated itself for compatibility. Looks like whatever function it did no longer exists.
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
16:15, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
These were removed from core MW somewhere between 1.28 and 1.35. They have to be manually added or removed.
VFDan.png Luvexina  Talk  Contribs  On Scratch  17:56, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
I have updated all skins, so you should be good now. Do be aware that we only provide official support for ScratchWikiSkin.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:50, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
Thanks jvvg :)
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
14:24, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

Is the Scratch website having problems?

Anyone else having problems with Scratch? Pretty much all the 'new' parts of the site are broken, and... well... this image speaks for itself.
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
15:12, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

I haven't... but wouldn't this be better suited for the scratch website instead? Unless you're also having problems in the forums lol...
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  17:38, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
It was across the website. It seems to be fixed now.
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
18:47, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

help neeeded

can an admin clear my css page? I cannot clear i myself because the save changes button is obscured.

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 21:54, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

Looks like you solved the issue yourself. Nice job! :)
Also, in the future, please ask at S:CPSYS for things like this. Thank you! :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 03:55, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

what does RfC mean

i choose to wonder using the scientific method that was bored in my head in grade school and ask: What in the world is RfC?

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 04:32, 3 October 2020 (UTC)

Request for Comment
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 04:35, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
thanks-- OH GOD I HEAR MY PARENTS COMEING *shoves laptop under bed and false-asleep*

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 04:42, 3 October 2020 (UTC)

How can I find good pages to edit?

I'm trying to pull an all-nighter and I need entertainment for the *checks computer* 4 hours...?

garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 06:21, 3 October 2020 (UTC)

You could click the "Random Page" button until you find a page to edit. That's what I usually do.
Illusion705's User Logo1.png   Illusion705 talk | contribs  13:36, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
Play a few rounds of Disambiguation Dodge and see if you can beat my score of 55
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,791)  Scratch  Directory 
14:54, 3 October 2020 (UTC)

VisualEditor Problem

When trying to edit en.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/User:Mitopolis/Scratch_Wiki_Home?veaction=edit, I get Error contacting the Parsoid/RESTBase server (HTTP 404).
GrahamSH (talk | contribs) 22:15, 3 October 2020 (UTC)

Yes, I believe that they already know this, Already been noted here: S:CP#2 problems
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  22:35, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
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