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Unfinished discussions

Anybody interested to write an article about GP (Programming language)?

Yes Done - see: #Lack of curiosity at Scratch Wiki? see:

MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 10:39, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

As an "log entry", me and Mtwoll are currently working on this.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 02:44, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
Yes, I'm happy that Ernie started GP (programming language) and I hope that even more advanced wikians will join. I could send you a personal copy of the GP pre alpha installation files if you ask for (can only be dristibuted to frinds, not publuc at the web, for now).
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 10:45, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Blocks Plugin is not working at international Scratch-Wikis: Who could help?

Yes Done

The Blocks Plugin is not working at most international scratch-wikis. At de: and id: it works in general, but there are still some bugs (more than in the english wiki), but at the other wikis I think it doesn't even work.It could be that also in the forums the Blocks Plugin works better than here in the english wiki (e.g. there are menus for blocks), but I'm not sure about that.

Some people of the english wiki got edit and admin rights at the international wikis (see: de:Scratch-Wiki:Watch) and user:jvvg has even FTP-rights to all international scratch-wikis, so he could install anything that is nessesary, but he told me that he's is not a "Blogs Plugin Specialist" like some other here. I know that the original authors of the BlocksPlugin user:blob8108 (Special:Contributions/blob8108) and user:JSO ( Special:Contributions/JSO ) only come here from time to time. So who could help? Thank you very much in advance!

@user:Rumanti: What is the exact state of the Blocks Plugin at id:?


MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 16:30, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

The Scratchblocks2 Plugin on the Scratch-Indo-Wiki is quite glitchy, especially with C blocks. Scripts with C blocks that work on the forums often doesn't work on the wiki- though it worked beautifully for mostly everything else. I will find a real comparable example some time later :) As for the Indonesian version of Scratchblocks2- yes, this was solved from exchanging emails- the finished product is a repository fork - https://github.com/Rumanti/Indonesian-mw-Scratchblocks2
Rumanti (talk | contribs) 14:53, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
FWIW the version of scratchblocks on this wiki is much older than the one on the forums. We need scmb1 to update it! :)
blob8108 (talk | contribs) 00:50, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
At the international wikis we can update and test it without help (e.g. of user:scmb1), e.g. user:jvvg has FTP-access there, see de:Scratch-Wiki:Watch. We also need a version that does all language in one scratch-wiki for our "Scratch-Wiki-Incubator" http://test.scratch-wiki.info
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 12:20, 3 November 2015 (UTC)


A new Front Page Curator has been chosen - Hasanmajid10.
Pig9992005 (talk | contribs) 21:04, 6 March 2017 (UTC) 6 March, 21:04 (UTC)

Suggesting Switch-Box-Templates for "Scratch Versions, Modifications, Players..." + "Scratch-Community-Events in real life"

In the DACH-Scratch-Wiki we have a "Switch-Box-Template" that connects all articles about "Scratch Versions, Modifications, Players...", see de:template:ScratchVersionen. Couldn't that also be helpful for the English Scratch-Wiki? The idea behind it is, that a reader, who is interested about one special Version, Mod or Player of Scratch is likely interested in the whole "technologically context", like a reader who is interested in one block likely is interested in other blocks. We have the same things with Scratch-Community-Events in "real life", see: de:Vorlage:Ereignisbalken. What do you think?
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 11:51, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Request for Article from Non-Editor

Someone has requested to me personally that we have some kind of article or part of an already existent article on installing Adobe Air on Linux. He claims this is how it is done https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/239875/ and would be useful for the Wiki. Thoughts?
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 17:07, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

I can't attest to the accuracy or lack thereof in the post, but I don't think there's anything wrong with having an article on installing Adobe AIR, as it's an important component of installing Scratch offline. Maybe it would be a good idea to include it in How to Download the Scratch Offline Editor?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:09, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

Creation of Page about Tosh

Hey, I think we should work on creating a page about the text-based scratch project editor Tosh. What do you guys think? I might be able to get some info from Tim about it to put on the wiki.

NitroCipher.png NitroCipher (talk | contribs | edits | account) 15:31, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

see de:Tosh
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 15:38, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

How do i add a block to my wiki pages?

Hi guys!, I have a question. How do i add scripts/blocks, like when flag clicked, to my wiki pages? I really wanted to do a page, but i needed to know how to do this, would someone please help me? --
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 00:19, 25 February 2017 (UTC)purplewolves

Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 00:22, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! --
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 00:36, 25 February 2017 (UTC)purplewolves

you're welcome!
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 02:43, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Ok, i was really confused but now i have got the whole scripting thing done really well. :)
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 03:09, 25 February 2017 (UTC)purplewolves


Thomas1-1 is the new FPC.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 00:02, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:27, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
Yay thanks :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 21:15, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

WM is down for now

WikiMonitor is going to be down until I can fix a broken piece of hardware on my end. This will probably take a few days.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:38, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Do you want me to temporarily run it? I have the necessary hardware.
18:45, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
If I have to, I have other places I can run it. However, I would prefer not to give control of the account to someone else (it's nothing personal, I just would prefer not to give out passwords).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:47, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
Should I request a wiki account, so I can run it on there, that's if you want?
18:50, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
This is a pretty short-term thing (until I can get a new ethernet switch), so I don't think it's worth it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:52, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
True, but what if you go on holiday?
19:13, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
This actually happened a few years ago, and there were a lot of issues. I don't foresee myself being out for any extended period of time (>2 weeks) any time soon, and 2 weeks is short enough that I can just leave it unmanned. I haven't actually touched WM for a month now except to restart it every few days, which I can do through a cron job.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:22, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────What were the issues?

19:25, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

The big problem is that it was just being buggy.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:15, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
20:18, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
It looks like WM will be back up either tomorrow or Wednesday.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:31, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

External Links Template

I placed this template on the article Scratch Memes and am wondering whether it should go in the section, or at the top of the page. Thanks.
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 23:22, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

Nevermind. Answered by User:Jvvg
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 04:00, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes Done
08:23, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

featured images

just saying, they haven't changed in like forever.
JonathanSchaffer (talk | contribs) 20:11, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

LiFay and I are talking about a misinterpretation and will be updated every WW.[citation needed]
13:24, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Your right! they havent!
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 21:20, 8 March 2017 (UTC)


Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 22:15, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Aww - you beat me to it! xD
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 00:19, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 01:16, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
You bet me to!!! congratz XD
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 21:24, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

We must have written that at the exact same time.
Pig9992005 (talk | contribs) 10:50, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

Featured Images

It's time to bring in a new set of featured images! The old ones have been in for how long? Anywho, feel free to suggest new featured images below!
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 16:49, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

I'll suggest File:Clones.png, File:ST reviewing.png, and File:Clutter Logo.png. I'll wait a few more days before updating the image list. :)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 19:58, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 16:06, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Leaving the Scratch Wiki - How To

How can I get this account deleted? I no longer have the spare time I had when I signed up, and I am afraid that staying here would let everyone down as I could hardly do anything. Please tell me how to leave.
Analogclock (talk | contribs) 02:29, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

I believe only admins may delete your account. You can talk to them. You can just not use your account, you know. Also, please sign your posts so we know who you are.
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 21:14, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
Actually, account deletion isn't possible at all. However, there is no reason to delete your account anyway. You can leave whenever you want (and you can also come back at any point if you choose to later).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:50, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

Cite multiple sources

If I have one source that can only back up a point if a second source backs up the first one, but neither of the sources individually will back up the point.

Here is a particular example. The point is "The greater-than block compares strings by their ASCII values" and the first source is a place in the source-code of Scratch showing the implementation of the block, and the second source shows how string comparisons are handled in ActionScript.

My question is, what should I do? Do I provide both as individual sources (e.g. My point goes here[1][2]) or should I put both of them in one source or what?

Jokebookservice1 (talk | contribs)

I think the best option in this case would be to use two separate sources but put one after the other. Anyone who looks at the references can figure out how they tie together.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:29, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Page ideas?

So i need some ideas for wiki pages i create!, any ideas?, i also need to know how do i create a sandbox?
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 21:16, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

1) I dont know. Maybe find stubs and fix them. 2) You could use the Wiki one, or you could crete a subpage of your user page, example for you User:Purplewolves/Sandbox
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 23:22, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 19:29, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 23:16, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

New FPC!

JellyLoop is the new FPC.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 21:44, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:53, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
You bet me!!!!
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 02:30, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Finish Talk Pages

There are currently many articles in need of talk pages. The articles that I mean are the articles with broken links. Should I start up talk pages in articles that are in need of talk pages? Thanks! :D
Malik44 (talk | contribs) 13:12, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Articles only need talk pages if some discussion has occurred. Otherwise, we shouldn't have empty ones.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:18, 19 March 2017 (UTC)


Should featured images be protected?
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 19:02, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

I say yes.
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 21:05, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 22:18, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

A request for an edit from someone

Someone who's not an editor asked me to edit something, but I don't know where to put it. Can someone add it? https://scratch.mit.edu/users/bigpuppy/#comments-32273427
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 14:32, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Ok, I've made a start to it here.
Jokebookservice1 (talk | contribs) 17:08, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
Okay, great!
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 21:04, 21 March 2017 (UTC)


Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 22:31, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Wow! Congratz! I was just about to do thaT!

Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 05:51, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

That makes 2 of us!
Jromagnoli (talk | contribs) 14:18, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
I'll update this page.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 21:01, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Ideas for April Fools Day?

Hey guys! Do you have any ideas for the Scratch Wiki April Fools? Throw them out there so I can add them to a list for a vote.
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 14:24, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Wednesday

Welcome to another Wiki Wednesday! This is the time where we get to take an amazing article and showcase it to the entire Scratch website!

Now for the community aspect of it. Everyone is welcome to submit their suggestions for featured article! Please suggest articles that are:

  • Well written.
  • Have a few images.
  • Meet wiki standards.

ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 16:37, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Ooh... Yay! I like suggesting articles for these. How about Draft?
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 22:17, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
I have an idea. We also pick an image off the page and set it to a featured image.
09:51, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
@banana439monkey: That would hugely reduce the pool of images we can pick from. Not all featured articles will have an image!
@bigpuppy: Draft is a good choice! It could be reworded for clarity, but is otherwise nice.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 05:07, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
Those featured pages without pictures, we could get an image from a past featured article.
16:35, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
Still, that hugely reduces what we can pick from. For some articles, we can only pick from 1-2 images.
When it comes to picking featured images, we want interesting images, and reducing what we can pick from hurts that.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 20:43, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
bigpuppy: I submitted Draft as our proposal, but it ended up being too short, so now Report is the Wiki Wednesday article.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 12:03, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Ah, I see. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 21:40, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

No table of contents on page

I am currently working on translating the German wiki page about Tosh. However, the table of contents is not displaying. The current page is shown here: User:NitroCipher/tosh

NitroCipher.png NitroCipher (talk | contribs | edits | account) 18:26, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Did you do __TOC__? I'm pretty sure you need to do that, but correct me if I'm wrong.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 22:19, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
Oh cool, thanks for that!
NitroCipher.png NitroCipher (talk | contribs | edits | account) 23:15, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
Anytime! :D
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 00:34, 25 March 2017 (UTC)


Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 22:59, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

I'm not sure, but I think you're only supposed to post that when they've been put on the front page. @_Elektron_ is still on the front page. Correct me if I am wrong!
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 23:14, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
No you are right. That is really weird though. It is 10 pm EST, and no FPC change.
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 02:00, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, now it's almost nine AM in Florida on TUESDAY, and she hasn't come yet.
Nickeljorn (talk | contribs) 12:46, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
Okay, now she has.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 22:43, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:52, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Can an admin edit the new featured article?

I'm female, but part of scratch is making non-binary tweens and teens welcome, so please change all the "His/her" parts of the new featured article about reporting to "His/her/their"
Nickeljorn (talk | contribs) 13:09, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Yes Done - Please make sure I didn't miss any.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:01, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
Maybe "their" would just be best. His/her/their is an awful lot of words and gets clunky.
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 16:57, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
That's what I ended up doing.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:26, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
Only thing is now Mathfreak231 wins the long past argument against me on "his/her" and "their".
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 20:04, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
mathfreak...is that guy even still a thing??????
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 18:00, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Hey I found a article that shouldn't be on scratch wiki

https://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/File:Snowflakes.png I'm pretty sure you're not allowed to put random scratchers studios on scratch wiki but if I take it down I might be reported so I'm leaving it to the professionals to take it down. --
Sparf (talk | contribs) 07:23, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

It's documenting a prank the ST did for April fools day, so it I think it's allowed.
Programmer1121 (talk | contribs) 15:22, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Please use they on Scratch Wiki Home for April Fools

For the April Fools prank, Kaj supposedly became the FPC. However, as already decided, we should use "they" and not "he/she".

This is the current version

Feel free to congratulate Kaj on his/her profile!

Here is what it should be

Feel free to congratulate Kaj on their profile!

Thanks! Also, perhaps this "he/she" → "they" should be added to a Wiki guideline?
Jokebookservice1 (talk | contribs) 15:54, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

Yeah, as even with the Kaj article, it is unclear as to their gender
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 16:37, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

OK, I have changed this.
Pig9992005 (talk | contribs) 12:17, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

Scratch Wiki Home

There is no thing to see the original Scratch Wiki Home,
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:39, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

User with no Talk Page

I have discovered a user with no talk page.
Pig9992005 (talk | contribs) 12:16, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

Talk pages only started being automatically created after the current account registration system was implemented. Accounts created before that didn't have user or talk pages created. Please do not create the talk page for that user unless you have a message you need to deliver to that user (and given that the user has no talk page, it is likely that they haven't been active in several years).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:54, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

OK! I would have left that to the administrators anyway.
Pig9992005 (talk | contribs) 14:07, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

New FPC!

ChocolateFactory is the new FPC!
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 18:34, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

Yes Done by jvvg.
Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 10:08, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

New FPC :)

Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 23:08, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 13:47, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Help Box

Why is that page not protected? Anyone could wreck it and make the archive system defunct! Is there a particular reason? I know it's not protected because I was going to look at the source, assuming it was protected but I saw "edit" instead of "view source".
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
05:21, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

There's an undo button for a reason, someone editing it would be easy to reverse. The reason why pages like the news are protected is because they're highly visible, that box is only really relevant for contributors. It's not like protecting it would do anything either, someone could easily just edit the CP and remove the transclusion or something.
Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 05:32, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

'center' page

did you know that if you click the first link on any Wikipedia page, you sooner or later will end up on "philosophy"? well in the scratch wiki, that page is obviously "scratch".
JonathanSchaffer (talk | contribs) 21:07, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Really? Let me try that out... But that's cool!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
00:20, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Can someone "undelete" this file?

I need it seriously, but it's deleted due to not being used much. It's File:PrincessPandaLover Still Icon.png.
PPL Icon.gif ♥PrincessPandaLover Talk | Contributions | Scratch Account 21:29, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Yes Done - By the way, we automatically delete unused files every few months. If you don't want it deleted in the future, please make sure that at least one page links to it. Also, we post a warning at least a week in advance of file deletions where you can mark it not to be deleted.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:43, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

nmalekpour is the new FPC!

The_Grits (talk | contribs) 18:22, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:21, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Community Suggestion

In case anyone was interested here
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 19:50, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Uhh... thanks...?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
05:03, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Front Page Mistake

Hey on the FP, it says "April 17, 2017 — nmalekpour as Scratch Curator margotmath has been chosen as the two-hundred-and-fiftieth curator on the Front Page. Feel free to congratulate nmalekpour on their profile!" Notice that the text says "margotmath" even though the title is "nmalekpour." nmalekpour is the correct FPC to put here, so this needs to be fixed.
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 00:16, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Wow yeah, I didn't even notice that!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
00:40, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

What do you wish to see in a wiki applicant?

Hello! I am currently working on a guide about how to be a good applicant, and we are adding a section about the wiki applications. If anyone want's to give their opinion on this, it would be very much appreciated :D! Also, are we allowed to use a couple of rejected wiki applications to highlight the importance of our previous points? Thanks!
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 12:37, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

As someone who actually processes these requests, I can tell you we are looking for one very specific thing: Can the requesting user follow instructions? The most important part of the Wiki is being able to follow instructions so we can maintain the standard of writing and community necessary for high-quality articles. We check this by having them read S:CONTRIB and seeing if their request meets the requirements on that page. Also, scmb1 said a while ago that we can't publicly release rejected requests, so unfortunately no. However, we do have some examples we wrote (based on common things we see) that can help you.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:26, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Wednesday v14


Do you have an idea for this weeks Wiki Wednesday?

LiFaytheGoblin (talk | contribs) 18:57, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

How about the Tips article?
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 23:37, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Record Project Video maybe?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
05:40, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
Since it's pretty spontaneous, I'm going with Tips. I hope we can discuss more about the next Wiki Wednesday :) -
LiFaytheGoblin (talk | contribs) 15:46, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 21:52, 26 April 2017 (UTC)


Lpssparklesunshine is the new FPC.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 21:18, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

It's already in the news... Jvvg's edit message was "pretty sure I got everything right this time?" :P
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
01:49, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Red Users

Hey, I was looking through Special:ListUsers and found several users whose names were redlinks (e.g. User:-Through-), and if I tried to navigate to them, they would actually ask me to create the page... Why are these users red and how is it possible for me to create their pages?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
01:56, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Also, one red user even a) has a talk page and b) has 2 edits! What?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
01:58, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
That means the user page not exist, so it will turn into edit mode 
Agarraga (talk | contribs) 09:06, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
Regarding 15matwal, the log for the page shows they were created in 2012, when a different user-creation system was in place. User pages weren't automatically created back then.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 15:47, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

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Yes Done

It shows part of Report but it should show part of Tips on the Home Page.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 20:50, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

I fixed it. Sorry about that!
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:05, 28 April 2017 (UTC)


It's sad... the number of admins and the number of users seem to be declining in every wiki...
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09:59, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

True! I'm still flattered to be considered an "Active User" xD
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 00:43, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, I can't believe I have so many actions (150 in 30 days?! Wicked!).
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00:38, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
...Make that over 200... What have I been doing!?
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01:22, 14 May 2017 (UTC)


@Auron will become the new FPC later today
Jromagnoli (talk | contribs) 18:59, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

(I think it's -Auron-, not Auron)
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 19:33, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:22, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Is there a Chinese SW? 有沒有中文SW存在?

^^... I speak Cantonese and Mandarin and read/write traditional Chinese. I want to see if I can help. 我會説廣東話和普通話,而我會讀寫繁體中文。我想知道我可不可以幫手。
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08:39, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

I believe so...
08:57, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
Do you know where it is, then...?
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08:59, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
http://test.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Zho:%E9%A6%96%E9%A1%B5 It's a test wiki.
07:05, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
Yes Okay
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00:32, 11 May 2017 (UTC)


They've been fpc for like three days and no one noticed: simonow.
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05:15, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

Make that four days. Admins? EWs?
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02:10, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
Yes Done yesterday by jvvg.
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07:04, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

A trend...

I want to add "When Griffpatch follows you" to Scratch Trends, but that trend seems kind of small/new and could break the rule of not talking about users unless they're really famous...(I'm putting it here because I haven't seen people on the talk page for Scratch Trends lately)
Nickeljorn (talk | contribs) 21:26, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

I've never even seen this trend; I saw one project that said that and never saw any others. I don't really think it's a significant trend. Griffpatch is very famous, but that trend isn't. I recommend you don't add that.
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00:31, 11 May 2017 (UTC)


I'm putting this up today because of the egregious delay for the last one. I want to make sure that doesn't happen so severely again... -BitmapArtist- will become FPC tomorrow.
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01:21, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

-BitmapArtist- is now the FPC!
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 00:47, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
Yes Done. I'm sorry about the last one. I was very busy all last week and my biggest priority was patrolling edits rather than updating the news. Remember that nobody here edits the Wiki full-time (or if you do, you should consider taking a break), and all of us are living lives outside of here. Please don't be offended if we can't get to everything immediately. However, that being said, if you have something urgent (like vandalism), let me know on my talk page, and I will make every effort to respond as soon as I can.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:13, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
It's okay. I can understand having a busy week... I do actually edit the Wiki full-time (despite having school to deal with) so I guess the only thing I can think of is making me EW...? But elections aren't happening anytime soon.
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12:34, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
We have elections whenever we feel a need for them. However, we try not to hold them any more frequently than we have to since they take several weeks and often are a distraction from everything else we need to be doing.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:06, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
I know, I was just mentioning how infrequent they are.
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00:22, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Pi Day

Is Pi Day a celebrated holiday on the Scratch Wiki? If it isn't, I suggest that it should be since it is actually a pretty major holiday all around the world (though it's not a government public holiday, we even celebrate it here in Hong Kong). If it is already celebrated on the SW, just tell me; if not, tell me whether it's accepted. I have read S:HOLIDAY.
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03:04, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

April Fools' Namespaces

I see a bunch of April Fools' Day articles involve modifying either interface text (mediawiki namespace) or special pages. Unfortunately, special pages aren't like regular pages and can't be overwritten, and I would rather not modify interface text for April Fools' Day. For this reason, please make all future articles only for mainspace articles and templates.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:03, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

And userspace... that can be overwritten too, right?
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12:32, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
Yes, userspace is ok. However, in that case you are still required to respect others' userspace.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:06, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
I know, I was talking about making an April fool's version of your own user space, like I and many others have done.
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00:20, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
What's wrong with modifying MediaWiki pages? They seem normal.
PPL Icon.gif ♥PrincessPandaLover Talk | Contributions | Scratch Account 02:26, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
MediaWiki pages aren't really "pages" in the classic sense. While I could overwrite them for AF day, I am not comfortable doing that, as they are actually important for the proper operation of the Wiki (in a sense that the other pages and templates aren't).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:44, 19 May 2017 (UTC)or Scratch Trends lately)
Nickeljorn (talk | contribs) 21:26, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
I've never even seen this trend; I saw one project that said that and never saw any others. I don't really think it's a significant trend. Griffpatch is very famous, but that trend isn't. I recommend you don't add that.
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00:31, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

I do not know which page is needing help!
-unsigned comment by Amethystcat321 (talk | contribs)

Referring to what Jacob said https://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/Talk:Scratch_Wiki_Home#Can_someone_.22undelete.22_this_file.3F

I have a weird idea. I doubt it will work. One would make a page. It's a directory of every unused page people still want. People apply for the page to be added on the talk page.

15:44, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Couldn't people just add a page for themselves?
Programmer1121 (talk | contribs) 23:52, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
Wait, could you further explain what you're talking about? I don't really understand what you mean.
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00:19, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
Hmm interesting idea, but I think un-deleting the images aren't a big deal.
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 01:50, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
Well jvvg's comment was referring mainly to files. Any files that are not used in some form of an article or user page are deleted every so often. I suppose if the images want to be kept it's best they are just used rather than having a bunch of unused images. I guess?
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 02:43, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Referring to the section header of this section, by the way, you can simply do Talk:Scratch Wiki Home#Can someone "undelete" this file?. The current title is way too long.
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04:40, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

You know, the reason the files were deleted is because they were unused. There is an easy solution to keep them from being deleted if they are unused: use them. All you need to do is make a subpage of your userpage and put all the files you don't want deleted on it, and then they will no longer be unused and therefore not automatically deleted.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:05, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
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