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A suggestion/question about indentation in replies

On the English wiki, when talking on talk pages, we indent every time, e.g.

User_1 (talk | contribs)

Reply to User_1
User_2 (talk | contribs)
Another reply to User_1
User_3 (talk | contribs)
@User_2: reply to User_2
User_4 (talk | contribs)

However, on the international wikis, we indent whenever we're replying.

User_1 (talk | contribs)

Reply to User_1
User_2 (talk | contribs)
Reply to User_2 after User_3's post but under User_2's post
User_4 (talk | contribs)
Another reply to User_1
User_3 (talk | contribs)

I feel like our system is a lot more straightforward, but the interwikis' system is a lot more organized. What do you think? Should we switch or just stick with our system?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
02:22, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

Question has been posted at least once before (don't know where - looking through the archives give me a headache). I believe the consensus was to do whichever you wanted.
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 02:59, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
Hm, but doing whatever you want is even more confusing than either of the two, though...
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:41, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
This is interesting! :)
I mean, if we switched, it would be confusing because all the older posts are using our regular system.
But I can see how the other system is better for understanding what's happening in the conversation... I actually don't know what my opinion would be on this. :P
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 21:43, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
FYI, you just implicitly hinted your opinion by sticking with the old system :P
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:04, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
What about outdenting? It will create problems.
Yzyzyz (talk | contribs) 14:09, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
Outdenting should happen less frequently with the latter system; it might even just not be needed. On the former system, we have to outdent before the small space breaks formatting.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
14:33, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────there are a lot of topics that require outdenting even in the new system. also, User:Yzyzyz/Sandbox#proving_my_point.
Yzyzyz (talk | contribs) 15:11, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Personally, I think we should stick with the current system. It's a lot more straightforward, and just easier to understand and write in general.
Drunken_Sailor (talk | contribs) 21:51, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
Agreed, I think we should also keep it the way it is as well.
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 22:27, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
@Kenny2scratch 6 posts up — No, I'm just using the old system because that's the system we're using at the moment :P But I wouldn't have had to say "@Kenny2scratch 6 posts up" if we were using the new system... :P
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 13:54, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

Should I create this page?

Should I create a page about advertisement? I mean advertisement as in commenting on a featured project or anywhere else it shouldn't be.
290Scratcher (talk | contribs) 18:57, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

That might be a good idea... Maybe an FAQ page, like Where are the right places to advertise?
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 19:17, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
Or a section in Spam?
Drunken_Sailor (talk | contribs) 19:25, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
I almost forgot!!! I need to add the Yes Done template!
290Scratcher (talk | contribs) 15:48, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
Never forget the Yes Done template XD
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 19:17, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

I was wondering if it would be relevant to create a page on animated series?--
-Lillion- (talk | contribs) 22:54, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Never mind there is one close to it.--
-Lillion- (talk | contribs) 22:08, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

SDS Description?

If you havent noticed, the SDS on the FP of this has no description of it.
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 03:11, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

Yeah, I was going to report this but I got lazy :P
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:22, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
Yes Done by KrIsMa
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
14:54, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
@Customhacker Wait, couldn't you have updated that yourself? :P
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 00:11, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Page deletion (revived)

Hello! I think this page should be deleted as it is about an SDS studio and none of the other SDS studios have their own articles. I also would like this subpage (from my user page) to be deleted as the redirect is broken.
290Scratcher (talk | contribs) 18:08, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

I deleted the subpage. I moved the other page you were referring here. I agree with you that it is not notable, but I would like to give the community and the creators of the article some time to debate the matter.
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 21:57, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
Okay! So I guess this is Yes Done now.
290Scratcher (talk | contribs) 13:23, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 05:13, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

New Account

Hi I have made a new account [1] for my shop of help shop project on Scratch. How do I create a new account on here, or change my username so that this matches my account on Scratch??
Minerman6 (talk | contribs) 17:34, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Hello! Generally,
  1. Unfortunately you cannot create alt accounts. We also don't allow accounts made just for shops (why do you require a separate user for a shop?)
  2. We can't change usernames
So unfortunately we cannot create a new account for you :(
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 18:13, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Only bot owners have two accounts, Sorry.
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 18:17, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
I am not creating two accounts. I am going to delete my old one and stick to the new one. I want my usernames to match on Scratch and here so I will be having one account, apart from now where I have two accounts on Scratch during the transitioning period. I want to setup my new account on Scratch bypassing the requierments for memebership as I have already passed them once. Is this possible to do with the new information I have given you.

Minerman6 (talk | contribs) 18:31, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Nobody can delete your account, either. Please use User:Minerman6.--
Apple502j (talk | contribs) 08:03, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
Please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Courtesy_vanishing and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:FAQ#How_do_I_change_my_username.2Fdelete_my_account.3F. This proves there are ways and means to go about removing myself from this site.
-unsigned comment by Minerman6 (talk | contribs)
Unfortunately, we are not wikipedia, and our rules are different from Wikipedias. I linked the guideline page for convenience.
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 16:40, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I think you've gone a bit to far. As KrIsMa stated, the scratch wiki has a different system to the Wikipedia (not to mention our rules are very different). Accounts can not be deleted, and as Apple said you have a choice whether to use your current account on the wiki. Or just go inactive.
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 18:39, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Wednesday

Hello everyone, it's that special time of month again. Gather around as we have another Wiki Wednesday!

This is a tradition dating back for 20 months. We as a community get together to pick an article that shares insightful, cool information about Scratch. It will then be advertised on the front page of Scratch for everyone to see. Anyone may suggest an article, and all it takes is editing this page.

When suggesting a page, it's recommended that it has a few images and follows wiki guidelines.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 06:15, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Hour of Code is just around the corner, so maybe something about Hour of Code?
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 13:54, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
This is Yes Done - the Wiki Wednesday article was How to Make a Basic Platformer.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:21, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

Deleting my Talk Page

Yes Done


I want to delete my Talk page on the Sccratch Wiki. To do this I need to reach a consensus with the people of the Scrath Wiki. Please let me now if anyone has any objections to this.

Sections of My Talk Page


Main posts of Interest https://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/User_talk:Minerman6#MINERMAN6:_READ_THIS. This post is about how I do not have EU rights on this site. I see no further benefit of this post being in the Scratch Wiki Community if I leave as it is ony aimed at me.


Welcomed me to the Wiki and told me to put my posts at the end of the Talk Page. I see no benifit of this post being on my talk page if I am not as it is ony aimed at me.


Welcomed me to the talk page - First post on the talk page. I see no benfit of being welcomed to the wiki if I am not there.


Told me that a page was moved to my section. As that page is now deleted I see no further reason to continue disscussion


Informing me to use the show preview button. As I will no longer be on Scratch Wiki a post stating to use a button which I won't be using servers no purpose on the Scratch Wiki


Thanking me for contributing. I won't be contributing any more so I see no need for this post


Informing me not to delete topics of the Scratch Wiki Community Portal. If I no longer have an account this serves no purpose than a warning for me. If I am not using the Scratch Wiki then I cannot comment on the portal


Warning me that my account will get banned. As the wikipedia rules do not apply on this site that information is factually inaccurate and therefore should be deleted on that basis.


Telling me that the talk page has to remain open. As I am requesting it to be closed I see no reason to have that comment which conteracts what I am trying to do. That post was aimed when I deleted my talk page. As I am not going through the proper channels of communication it serves no purpse.

Posts from WikiMoniter

I beleive that you are alowed to delete bot messages.

I hope that this sums things up for people and I hope I have included enough information to puersuade the communtiy that I do not want to have a talk page any more.
-unsigned comment by Minerman6 (talk | contribs)

Well, you've posted - now for a response from one community member.
Delete. I say this should be fine - you haven't exactly been very active for the past year or so, so I don't think anyone will really need to contact you. The discussions on your talk page seem to be useless (as per your points) or done now, so they can be safely removed.
Oh, yes, you can delete bot messages - you can go ahead and remove WM messages from your talk page now, actually.
Note Note to future posters: Include either Delete or Don't delete in your post for a quick summary of your opinion.

Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
11:49, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
In my opinion, don't delete. Those are other people's messages. If you'd like your talk page to be a clean slate, you can create a talk archive. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 15:45, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
In my opinion, Delete, but not fully. You can delete any message which is related to this whole event, but the ones that aren't should stay.
Yzyzyz (talk | contribs) 15:52, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
I'm going to have to go with Yzyzyz on this one, Delete, but not fully.
Vuton Logo.png -Vuton- (Talk 💬 | Contribs 💾 | Pages 📚) 18:19, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
Actually now that I think about it I’m going to add+use a third option: Archive and delete. Simply move the messages to a subpage of your talk page, to keep them accessible, then we can delete the original.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
00:11, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── That seems a better idea actually. ^
Vuton Logo.png -Vuton- (Talk 💬 | Contribs 💾 | Pages 📚) 11:17, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

I also agree with ken. Archive and delete.
Yzyzyz (talk | contribs) 14:59, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
Tried to move and got following error "A database query error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software." Would it be possible for an admin to do this as I don't seem to be able to. Thanks
-unsigned comment by Minerman6 (talk | contribs)
deleted page.
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 02:53, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

SDS description is missing again


By the way, it looks like WikiMonitor is removing the description for some reason...
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:16, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Add {{NoBots}}. This is the easiest way.--
Apple502j (talk | contribs) 09:01, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
No, the point is that WikiMonitor automatically updates the "new curator" announcements - but it looks like when doing so it also removes the description for some reason.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:22, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
That's a good point, how could admins/EW's resolve this problem though?
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 18:49, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
The bug in WM has been fixed. Also, the curator update script is separate from the main WM script, so NoBots won't actually do anything (the curator update script doesn't check for it).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:47, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
Yay! thank you Yes Done
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 23:04, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

A question about the Privacy Policy and DMCA pages

Why do we have them if almost all they are are the Privacy Policy and DMCA word-for-word? Shouldn't we have a summary like the Terms of Use wiki page has?
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 15:23, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Privacy Policy is there for the footer link to link to in the Vector skin (in Vector, there are three links at the bottom of every page - "Privacy policy", "About Scratch Wiki", and "Disclaimers"). I feel like both that and DMCA should actually document the corresponding documents, though, instead of only copying them word-for-word (it's good to have the policy and DMCA in there anyway, though).
However, I suspect the main reason they are simply word-for-word copies is because no one really knows how to document them - so if you can, feel free to do so.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
00:55, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Switching Hosts

Hello everyone! There is tons of news to share with you right now.

The Scratch Team will be transferring ownership and hosting of the Scratch wiki to @MartinWollenweber. The main reason for this is that the ST hasn't been able to spend much energy caring for the wikis. With the transfer, we will gain full autonomy and control of the website, allowing us to respond to all requests, incidents, and needs very quickly.

In addition to the move, we will be switching web domains to en.scratch-wiki.info. The Scratch Team will maintain wiki.scratch.mit.edu for one year, and possibly longer depending on the amount of web traffic going to it. The Scratch website will also, hopefully, support links to other language wikis.

During the move, we will upgrade Mediawiki to v.1.29. Bot owners, please be aware that API token requesting will be different. Scratchblocks will be updated as well, causing invalid scripts in places.

The transfer is planned to happen in early 2018. An official time will be announced later.

There may be potential problems with the move. When the DACH wiki moved to its current server provider, some files were truncated. We will be looking out for potential issues like this.

Feel free to ask questions!
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 01:53, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Some FAQs:
Why is the Scratch Team doing this?
As Scratch grows, the Scratch Team has not been able to divert enough attention to the Scratch Wiki. The transfer should allow us to divert our own attention to it much more thoroughly. Though this transfer will further disconnect us from the main site, the Scratch Team still plans to have Wiki Wednesdays and keep the link to the Wiki in the footer.
Will Scratch policies, Community Guidelines, etc. apply on the Wiki?
All policies will likely still apply, with the possible exception (I think) of personal info (since ConfirmAccounts uses emails by default).
Why couldn't we have backend access before?
The Scratch Team can't give backend access to MIT servers to non-Scratch Team or MIT staff members.
That should answer some potential questions.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
02:17, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
For Sysops: Please change interwiki settings from en→wiki.scratch.mit.edu to en→en.scratch-wiki.info --
Apple502j (talk | contribs) 08:05, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
For Pywikibots: Please remake the family file.
Apple502j (talk | contribs) 08:05, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
When you say the ST will maintain this domain for a year, what does that mean? Redirect? Mirror? Host the old version? I would assume redirect, but in that case what's the harm in just leaving it up indefinitely?
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 13:09, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
"maintain" in this case means redirect - i.e. all requests to wiki.scratch.mit.edu will be forwarded with the same path to en.scratch-wiki.info. After a year, the Scratch Team will decide to continue or not to continue supporting the domain based on web traffic.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:26, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
Additional Infos:
  • The Scratch Team says that it has not the capacity to mantain the Scratch Wiki in the way it should be cared for and that it wants to strengthen the Scratch Wiki by the opportunity to care for mantainenance itself (FTP, Addons, server...)
  • I think the Scratch Team asked me to host the english Scratch Wiki, because I'm hosting all other Scratch Wikis for the international Scratch Wiki community since years and our community is active since has Scratch launched in 2007. So we alteady prooved the experiance and the long-time interest to care for the community as good as possible.
  • FTP-Access will be given to admins of the english Scratch Wiki, so the community themself will mantain the english Scratch Wiki what will be a big advantage regarding possibilities to fullfill the needs of the community much better and faster than before. Many admins of the english Wiki have alredy experience with that job by helping the international Scratch Wikis, see FTP access here
  • The "bureaucrat state" that today is hold by Scratch Team members will be hold by me and long time admins. I'm not interested to get deep involved in admin work at the english Scratch Wiki, so this will continue to be done by elected Scratch Wikians themself.
  • The Scratch Team rejected our sugestions to have an own main-menu-button for the Scratch-Wiki and to bring back the menu-button for the forum. We suggested: "use an icon for both, so there's is enough menu-space". They said it's not only about the menu-space but they want to strengthen the communication at project-, studio- and user-pages. They said statistics showed, that there has been no decrease of forum-posting after taking away the menu-entry.
  • The Scratch Team promised to continue Wiki Wednesday, so this strong connection between Wiki and website will continue. Also the Scratch Wiki link in the footer of the Scratch Website will stay
  • The Scratch Team promised that we will have "blue clickable links" resulting from all kind of edits containg Scratch Wiki Links at the Scratch Website. This will not only refer to the english Scratch Wiki like today, but also to Scratch Wikis of all languages (today edits with links to this wikis result in nonclickable url-adresses)
  • The Scratch Team said that for legal reasons they will have to implement a kind of warning like "you're leaving Scratch website" when changing to the Scratch Wikis. We hope this will be as restrained as possible.
I hope we can concentrate on the advantages here. As I see it, the Scratch Wiki community loses not much, but wins a lot of freedom. Which suggestion do you have for using that that freedom?

MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 21:34, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
will there still be a link to the wiki in the scratch footer?
JonathanSchaffer (talk | contribs) 20:11, 24 December 2017 (UTC)
@JonathanSchaffer "Also the Scratch Wiki link in the footer of the Scratch Website will stay" - Mtwoll a few lines up.
Drunken_Sailor (talk | contribs) 09:38, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── More information after discussion yesterday:

  • I said in the FAQ several replies up that there might be an exception made for personal info in the Community Guidelines on the Wiki. This has now been confirmed[citation not needed] by scmb1 - the Wiki collecting emails for ConfirmAccounts will be treated the same way as the Scratch Team collecting emails for Scratch accounts.
  • If it wasn't mentioned before, during the transfer the Wiki will be put into "read-only mode" - a mode where any actions that affect the database are effectively disabled. This is because when the transfer happens, a snapshot will be taken of the database - and any database-modifying actions past then will be lost.
  • As Ernie mentioned in the OP, there might be some truncated files after the transfer/upgrade. We will be looking out for issues like these.

Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
10:11, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Is it ok to use non-English citation?

Yes Done --
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 09:46, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

In Remix, I know some cites in Japanese forum, about the bug the tree goes under the ground. But they're Japanese and not by ST.


Apple502j (talk | contribs) 10:46, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Good question! I think that you should only use citations in another language if:
  1. No citations exist in English, AND
  2. The citation is from a more reliable source (i.e. an experienced Scratcher, and not a New Scratcher). Use your own discretion as to who is "experienced" or not.
Seems sensible?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:54, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 07:42, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

Can I use SB tags for 3.0 blocks?

Yes Done--
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 09:47, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

The design of 3.0 blocks will be changed much, and <sb> doesn't offer these. There are some ways, but I don't know which to do.

  • Use <sb> (As Scratch 2.0 design)
  • Use images
  • Use no blocks before the plugin is updated

Apple502j (talk | contribs) 22:08, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

I think you should use images for now, until scratchblocks offers a way to use the 3.0 design.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:42, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Let's fix ScratchSigs with underscores ONCE AND FOR ALL, shall we?!

I just thought of and tested a way to fix ScratchSigs involving underscores (e.g. the_scratch_voice's signature is currently broken). The solution? Change MediaWiki:Signature to the following content:

{{{{{|safesubst:}}}#tag:scratchsig|{{{{{|safesubst:}}}#replace:$1| |_}}}}

That's all there is to it! Now ScratchSigs will work correctly for name with underscores!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:41, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:26, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Wednesday

Welcome to another Wiki Wednesday! It's that special month where we get together and share stories with the entire Scratch website.

What will we share this month, you might ask? It will be one of the submissions from Scratch Wiki:Wiki Wednesday Suggestions. Feel free to add your ideas!

The only suggestions are that the article has an image and follows wiki guidelines. That's all!
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 15:46, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Yes The Wiki Wednesday post has been published, I believe
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 20:39, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

Sample request notes

This is long overdue, but I updated the sample request notes for the new S:CONTRIB system (the one with the flawed article). Since I requested an account so long ago and with a very different system of requirements, I want input from people who have requested on the new system. Could everyone please take a look at it and let me know what you think? The page is EW-protected, but I would still like feedback so that we can make it as helpful as possible.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:44, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

I joined the wiki before the new system, so I never submitted a request using it, but I read it for fun (yesterday?) and it looks good!
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 20:21, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
I requested using the new system. The new sample requestnotes look good, but I think that the requirement of adding "squishy" in the request notes should be reflected in the article.
Coolcat98 (talk | contribs) 06:38, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
This is just my opinion, but I don't think it should say to add the key word in the flawed article, since it's to show that you read that box, not the article. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 14:48, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
Oh, actually... I realized you were talking about this, not the flawed article; sorry, Coolcat98! :P
Anyway, I'm still not sure that the key word should be added there, since then it would give it away... Maybe a different key word (since the sample request notes don't use the same flawed article anyway)? But then it would give away that there is a key word, so someone could just skim S:CONTRIB until they found the key word (I'm not saying someone would do that, but it's possible).
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 15:00, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

WikiMonitor for the next week

For the next week I'm not going to have access to my Pi, so this means that it will be running on unmanned mode. I have the script set up on a four hour timer. This means that it will run normally, but if it crashes or is shut off, it will automatically attempt to restart four hours later. If it is still shut off four hours later, then the cycle will repeat and it will check again four hours after that. However, this means that if any serious bugs come up (i.e. that would require shutting it off), I will not be able to fix them until I return and WM should remain shut off. However, if someone does shut it off without a valid reason, revert the edit and things should resume to normal within a few hours.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:21, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

Sounds good!
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 20:22, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
Okay :)
Vuton Logo.png -Vuton- (Talk 💬 | Contribs 💾 | Pages 📚) 11:30, 31 December 2017 (UTC)


Hey guys, (or editors, wikians or Scratchers, I didn't really know what to say XD) recently I've seen rumors that Scratch Cat will be replaced with 'Cosmicat' for the upcoming Scratch 3.0. My question is, should I make a page? Here's a pic (for proof) CosmiCat.png I've seen it in pictures of prototype 3.0s and it's mentioned on the project 'Scratch 3.0 Design Concept' (or something like that) by @-lo- (I think).

I'd appreciate your feedback on what I should do!
Redglitter (talk | contribs) 19:18, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

(Article)Wait for February, until WW is done.
Is there any source? Present version has current cat.--
Apple502j (talk | contribs) 23:00, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
Is there enough information for a whole article? Are there references you could use? I'd take these into account. Also what Apple502j said. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 23:02, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you both, I'll take those points into consideration.
Redglitter (talk | contribs) 10:38, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

I just found this

This hurts to look at: Directory_(forums). Someone please fix it (mostly because I will start writing about how many directories I've managed. TO MANY)
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 21:53, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

I'll try fixing some of the links. You can add in some of the new directories. That wiki article really is a mess, though; it needs cleanup pronto!
User:WolfCat67 ᙡᗝᒪFᙅᗩT67 ( Talk | Contributions | Subpages ) 01:23, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
I've added in all the directories and linked to them all. It still needs some cleaning up.
User:WolfCat67 ᙡᗝᒪFᙅᗩT67 ( Talk | Contributions | Subpages ) 01:52, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

A change to the current Wiki Wednesday system

So, we have had two systems concerning Wiki Wednesday so far: the old system, simply posting on the CP, and the current system, posting on the CP to remind people but using Scratch Wiki:Wiki Wednesday Suggestions. However, both of these systems are slightly flawed - they don't allow Scratchers without Wiki accounts to suggest an article! So our most valuable point of feedback - the users - can't give feedback at all. To solve this, the interwiki admins (including myself) have come up with forum threads instead.

How the forum thread system works
What happens with the forum thread
  1. Previous Wiki Wednesday ends
  2. New post in the forum thread: "The last Wiki Wednesday is now over! Check it out here (link to announcements post)! Suggestions posted on this thread will now be for the next Wiki Wednesday, on (date)."
  3. Scratch Wiki:Wiki Wednesday Suggestions records suggestions (whether it records rejected suggestions is TBD) and links to the new post. ( Doing...)
  4. When it's close to Wiki Wednesday, the admins send an email to LiFaytheGoblin with their final choice
  5. Repeat from 1

This is the proposed system. Feel free to submit any thoughts or suggestions, or perhaps tweaks to the system! If you have a reason that you don't like the system at all, also feel free to post it - we are open to suggestions.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:05, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

+1 :)
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 13:39, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
+1 (In Japanese Wiki, we already do it from the first time. It was so good!) --
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 09:24, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
I like this idea; it's cool that since not just the editors can use the wiki, and someone who's not an editor finds a cool article that really answers their questions, or they think is useful or interesting, they could suggest it on the forum thread.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 14:35, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

Article of the Month

Whoa, this needs to be updated. It's still showing Comment (programming feature) when it should be showing Scratch Cat. It's two months behind!
User:WolfCat67 ᙡᗝᒪFᙅᗩT67 ( Talk | Contributions | Subpages ) 01:55, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

I think this should also be WM-updated ;)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
05:41, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes Done - I also updated the front page.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:42, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Create pages in userspace

Hi. I'm new to the Wiki. How can I create a page within my userspace?
Python_megapixel (talk | contribs) 07:53, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Hi there! Simply navigate to the title you want ("User:Python megapixel/Jokes" for a joke userspace page, for example) and then click "Create" in the top right! That will allow you to start editing the new page. :)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:22, 11 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for your help.

Python_megapixel (talk | contribs) 15:24, 11 January 2018 (UTC)


How do you add a picture to a article. I already uploaded it.
The_scratch_voice (talk | contribs) 03:29, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

To add a picture, use the following:
[[File:(file name).(extension)[|(size)px OR thumb][|(float)right OR left][|link=(page title to link to)][|(alt text)]]]
For example, the following:
[[File:SandCastleIcon.png|200px|right|link=Scratch Wiki:Sandbox|alt text]]
produces this: (look to the right)
alt text
Hope that helped!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:54, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
In the future, if you need to find instructions again, feel free to look at this section of the "Upload file" page (or just come back to this discussion). :P
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 14:13, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

Delete my account please!

Please Ban my account. I would like to take a break from the wiki. Please set the expiry date for 1/01/2019. thank you
The_scratch_voice (talk | contribs) 03:55, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

NO accounts can be deleted. Also, it shouldn't be done to ban one's account for wiki-breaking. It bans the IP,too, so if you've used your account in public wifi,proxy,schools,etc... , they are also banned. --
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 03:57, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
Accounts can't be deleted, and blocking is unnecessary simply for a wikibreak. Just don't log on while you're on your break!
Have a nice break, by the way ;)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:46, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
Apple, I'm pretty sure autoblocks happen only if you set it to autoblock, so not necessarily.
As kenny2scratch said, just log off and not log in! If it's tempting, forget your password (by unchecking the box that says 'remember your password' if that's set) or even change your password to something you will forget, and then 'forget password' when you come back :O
happy wiki break!
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 21:04, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

Talk page customisation

Hi. How do I add custom text and a 'leave message' button at the top of my Talk Page?
Python_megapixel (talk | contribs) 16:12, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

Feel free to click "edit" on anyone's talk page to see the code (but please don't edit it) :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 16:16, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
Well, don't edit the decorations. You can post on their talk page though. :P
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 16:16, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

Page about projects in userspace?

Can I make pages about my projects in my own userspace?
Python_megapixel (talk | contribs) 15:10, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Yes, totally! You should see mine ;)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
15:53, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 14:33, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Announcement: Scratch Wiki EW Election 2018

To the wiki community,

On behalf of all the Scratch Wiki administrators and EWs, I am proud the announce that the fifth EW elections will be held in Feb, 2018.

You can find all of the relevant information on the election page: Scratch Wiki:Elections/February 2018 and the nomination page. Visit this page to learn more about being an Experienced Wikian: S:EW.

Please take a look at these two messages for some relevant information:

In this election, we are looking for people who intend to lead the project going forward, as I plan to leave in a few months. If you nominate yourself, be prepared to be one of the main leaders going forward. See the thread below for more about this, and as always, please ask if you have any questions.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:15, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

To be completely clear, this means that you should be willing to dedicate your time to learn how to run the Wiki and do the many great things Jvvg does for us, along with commit to remain active on the Wiki for hopefully a long time. Please do not nominate yourself if you just want to "lead the Wiki" for a bit then become inactive. While of course you will have the rest of the EWs and admins to help you, take a moment to think about just how active Jvvg is on the Wiki. This is important, and we look forward to meeting and discussing with whoever is voted!
Screen Shot 2015-08-01 at 7.17.22 PM Cropped.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs  00:46, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Good luck to all the nominees and candidates!

Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 20:41, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

PLEASE change that external link to a wiki page (the election page link) to an internal link!! NEVER use external links to internal pages unless you're linking to a diff or old revision! The link here would be [[Scratch Wiki:Elections/February 2018]].
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:59, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
Oh and FYI that quote from St19 is no longer as relevant as it was back then - jvvg is now (supposedly) officially inactive, and it was only the last election where jvvg's departure was part of it.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
10:01, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
I think those are still pretty relevant; jvvg could not really retire because no one has been able to step in and fill his shoes.
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 12:41, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
Neat; thanks for the info!
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 23:32, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
Just letting everyone know that nominations open tonight at midnight UTC, 7pm Scratch Time.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:13, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Nominations are now open!
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:03, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

Interesting. Must have missed this. Make sure to get your nominations in!
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 16:39, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Hi! I have some questions.

  • I'm a bit nervous to talk about the election with anyone on the wiki (outside of asking questions and stuff, of course) because of the rules (specifically the advertising rule). Are we allowed to do this? I'm pretty sure we are, but I wanted to ask just to be sure.
  • I realize that on one of the last election's CP sections some of us who voted were saying that we voted. Would this have violated the talking about people's votes rule?

Thank you! :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 01:48, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

Or just talking to people about the election in general. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 01:56, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
Candidates may not advertise themselves outside the speech, but talking about the election in general (like saying there's an election) is ok. People saying they voted is also ok - saying who they voted for is not ok. Hope that clears it up!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
02:29, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
What Ken said is correct. We don't really want these votes to be politicized. The rules are in place to insure that Wiki members vote for the candidate(s) who they feel will perform well at the job.
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 12:21, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 14:38, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Nominations are now closed. We will announce a list of candidates soon. We will both post a list here and also notify those selected on their talk pages.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:35, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

Election candidates

Our candidates for this election are:

  • bigpuppy
  • Drunken_Sailor
  • kenny2scratch
  • -Vuton-

If you were chosen, please start working on your speech when you get the chance. Once your speech is ready, we'll post it on the election page. For everyone else, voting will open on February 2nd. Good luck to all candidates!
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:00, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

I've prepared my speech, it has a total of 103 words:
Hello! I’m -Vuton-, I’ve been part of scratch for 3 years in total (other accounts). I joined the wiki as I found it helpful, and I wanted it to stay that way. In my time here, I've worked on the help pages, revamped pages, fixed a massive bunch of grammar errors, contributed to discussions, made new pages, welcomed new users and much more. I've also started my own wiki, and have had lots of practice with the markup languages used on this wiki. If chosen, I would make sure to be active, helpful and welcoming at all times. Thank you.
Vuton Logo.png -Vuton- (Talk 💬 | Contribs 💾 | Pages 📚) 21:26, 26 January 2018 (UTC)
Here's my speech. I wrote it on the "Pages" program on my computer and then copied it over to here. That program tells me the word count, so I think I met the requirements. :)
My speech, and the word count, starts at the word "Hello"
Hello, Scratch wiki! I’m really glad you’re reading this, wherever you are in the world. Actually, I should introduce myself; I’m bigpuppy. Over the course of this speech, I will tell you why I personally think I’d be a good Experienced Wikian for our wiki. One reason is because I’ve worked in multiple different collaborations on the Scratch site (There isn’t just one EW on the Scratch wiki; there’s a team of different Wikians, so that’s why I’m mentioning collaborations). Also, if I became an EW, I believe I would try my best to keep the wiki going, and keep it efficient. Thank you for your time.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 22:09, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I added both of your speeches to the election page.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:35, 27 January 2018 (UTC)

My speech is the next line (from the colon to the end of the line, 108 words)
Hi! I'm Kenny2scratch. I'm a sysop and bureaucrat of all the international Scratch Wikis. You may ask: if I'm an admin on the interwikis, why do I need to be an EW on this wiki? Answer: since I'm already helping so much with administration on the interwikis, why should this wiki be left out? Additionally, I'm hugely active on the English Scratch Wiki, as you all can see. As an EW, I would have many new capabilities for improving the wiki, like confirming accounts. I know the account request process better than some existing EWs, and would help frequently. Thanks for your consideration, and for voting. Wiki on!
That's the speech ^
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
05:06, 27 January 2018 (UTC)
A notice to everyone: voting opens Friday at midnight UTC (Thursday at 7pm Scratch Time). A link to vote is available on the election page.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:43, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
Here is my speech! Sorry for the delay.
Hey there! I’m Drunken Sailor, a friendly and active Scratcher who has been on the Wiki for over 8 months and has over 3 years’ experience on Scratch. In that time, I have made over 1,000 edits, with 300+ of those being mainspace. In this time, I have also optimised interwiki, translating pages across wikis and interconnecting languages. I have much experience with MediaWiki elsewhere, especially administrative tools, and would be in my element if I was elected. As an EW, I would maintain a friendly and happy Wiki, as well as helping new users. I would also be able to contribute much more to interwiki. Thank you!
Drunken_Sailor (talk | contribs) 18:56, 1 February 2018 (UTC)


Voting opens TONIGHT at midnight UTC, or 7pm Scratch Time (about 3 hours after I post this). Good luck to all candidates!
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:11, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

Voting is open.
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 00:03, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
Just a brief update: we currently have received 37 votes in this election. Voting will remain open until Friday, February 9th at midnight UTC (Thursday, February 8th at 7pm Scratch Time), at which time the results will be announced. Thank you to everyone who has voted, and if anyone hasn't voted, please do! Anyone whose account was created before January 19th, 2018 (when nominations opened) may vote.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:46, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
With a bit over two days remaining in the voting period, we are now at 42 votes. Once again, if you are eligible to vote and have not voted, we strongly encourage you to do so.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:53, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
There are now under 24 hours remaining in voting. If you haven't voted yet, please do!
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:04, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 14:31, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Sorry for recent changes spam just now!

I was running my bot to update the AF pages but I forgot to set the "bot" flag in API requests to true - meaning that the edits were not marked as bot edits, even though they were by a bot. Now the recent changes are really cluttered - sorry about that!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
10:59, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:03, 27 January 2018 (UTC)

The bug of News

Yes Done--
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 03:52, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

At the main page some news is not shown.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 22:59, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

It is shown... it just overflows. I don’t think the height should be a set height, make it auto instead. Either that or allow scrolling :P
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
23:23, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

Deleted file recovery

File:Happy Birthday.jpg PPL Icon.gif ♥PrincessPandaLover Talk | Contributions | Scratch Account 20:08, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

Done. Note that I also changed your post - please avoid putting user-made templates that bring up userboxes etc. outside of your userspace.
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 21:30, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
It was a prank that I expected it to be removed.
PPL Icon.gif ♥PrincessPandaLover Talk | Contributions | Scratch Account 23:31, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

Deleting Page

Code Words‎ should be deleted. 5 People said "Not Useful". But I don't know if I can put {{delete}}

Also 9 pages are waiting for deletion here. --
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 01:58, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 05:47, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

Admin Request

Someone moved japanese wiki's URL from jp.scratch-wiki.info to ja.scratch-wiki.info so Please edit Interwiki Table! I'm so angry because they did without notice! All the links are 404! BringItBack!
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 09:46, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

I've asked LiFaytheGoblin on her profile - should be changed soon :)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:48, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes Done by LiFaytheGoblin
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
14:11, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Deleting Unused Users' Images


  • This is not a image hub.
  • It may be prohibited to have unused Fair-Use Images.(US Copyright Act §107)

What do you think?
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 07:23, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

I found a policy, and made a template for them.{{unusedui|<year>|<month>|<date>}}
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 09:53, 28 January 2018 (UTC)
We do periodically delete unused files, we just haven't done that in a while.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:16, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

A mistake in the Scratch News section

Hello! Oriquack here. I think there is a mistake in the Scratch News section of the Wiki Home. The new SDS, Scratch Rewind: 2017 was created at January 7, 2018, not 2017. :)
Oriquack (talk | contribs) 08:32, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

No, the news is correct. A "Scratch Rewind" is when people remember what happened on Scratch last year, and people share their stories of what happened. It's 2017 because you're remembering what happened in 2017. :)
Drunken_Sailor (talk | contribs) 09:09, 28 January 2018 (UTC)
@DS: No, the date of the news item is incorrect - it should be January 7, 2018 (the date the studio was released), not January 7, 2017 ;)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:02, 28 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes Done
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 16:49, 28 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks everyone!
Oriquack (talk | contribs) 22:54, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

Return of the Wiki Wednesday

Hello everyone, and gather around, for I have exciting news for you! Wiki Wednesday is coming up, and it's time for us to come together and pick an thoughtful article for all of Scratch to read.

For those new to the process, all you need to do is submit a proposal on Scratch Wiki:Wiki Wednesday Suggestions, and one will be featured on the front page of Scratch.

The guidelines for a proposal are that it's interesting, has an image, and follows guidelines. That's it!

Scratch on!

p.s. If you're feeling really adventurous, there are often amazing articles on other language wikis that we don't have. ;)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 18:30, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

Cool-cat-emoji.png Awesome! I think we use this forum topic now though. :)
Note Note: This is (sort of) a repost. This talk section was accidentally posted two times, and I posted on the one that was deleted. I slightly changed my post though. :)
EDIT: I just edited my post a bit; I'm putting this here just to let everyone know it was edited.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 18:41, 28 January 2018 (UTC)
Well, for suggesting.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 18:42, 28 January 2018 (UTC)
As bigpuppy mentioned, we use the forum topic now - Scratch Wiki:Wiki Wednesday Suggestions is for recording suggestions in the topic.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:18, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
The forum topic is used now
Asqwde (talk | contribs) 16:04, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Should have a capital

This article should have a capital in the title: https://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/License_to_play
Asqwde (talk | contribs) 12:58, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
14:34, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
How did you edit the title? Do you need special privileges?
Asqwde (talk | contribs) 17:34, 1 February 2018 (UTC)
You just need to select "Move" from the pencil menu. Any editor can do it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:13, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

News entry

January 31, 2018 — 22nd Wiki Wednesday
It is the 22nd Wiki Wednesday! Click here to view the featured English Article in English!

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 16:39, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, I think it'd be cool to announce Wiki Wednesdays on the Scratch News section of the front wiki page. I agree. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 17:28, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
Wiki Wednesday is already shown on the front page...? It's the Scratch Wiki Home/Featured Article section.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
02:02, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
I think asqwde meant on the Scratch News. I think we should have it on the Scratch News, possibly with a link to the forum topic, so people can see all the featured articles on all the different wikis. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 16:16, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
Yeah. That is what I meant.

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 16:58, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
Support! Anyone opposing the idea? -
LiFaytheGoblin (talk | contribs) 19:29, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
Now that it’s been clarified, full support from me :)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
23:12, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

WW article is not updated again

It is Scratch Discussion Forums,right?
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 03:12, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

spell fix
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 03:14, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
Yes, it does need to be updated. We'll just have to wait for an admin or EW to get on :/
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
05:03, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
Yes Done
Turkey3MiniProfilePic.pngTurkey3Sig1.pngTurkey3Sig2.pngTurkey3Sig3.pngContributionsTurkey3Sig5.png 05:16, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
No Not done see the Main Page - not updated
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 06:23, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
still No Not done why is the Scratch Cat there?
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 22:53, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 01:10, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

How Do You Categorize Images?

I need help. I want to categorize an image, but I don't know how to do it. Can you help me? Thanks.
Dilek10 (talk | contribs) 13:21, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

When uploading a file, it asks for a file description. In this box, type a description, and then after it type [[Category:CATEGORYNAMEHERE]]. This will automatically add it to a category. A common image category is Category:Users' Images. This is for images that are for personal use, for example on your userpage.
Drunken_Sailor (talk | contribs) 13:53, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
Yes; in the future, if you need help on this, you can check out this section of the image upload page. Good luck! ;)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 16:13, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

Dilek10 (talk | contribs) 17:30, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 22:54, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

Next election

When will the next election be as I missed the nominations for this election?

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 10:37, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

There is no set schedule for elections - we basically hold an election whenever we feel like there are too few active EWs. You can figure out the average frequency that that happens by looking at the elections main page.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
10:48, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Results of the February 2018 EW Elections

The winners of the February 2018 EW elections are (trumpets blaring) Kenny2scratch and Bigpuppy! Congratulations to both of you and much thanks to all our candidates for their contributions to the Wiki.
Turkey3MiniProfilePic.pngTurkey3Sig1.pngTurkey3Sig2.pngTurkey3Sig3.pngContributionsTurkey3Sig5.png 00:01, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Yeah!! Congratulations Bigpuppy as well. :) Finally, I can help out personally instead of asking someone else. Dream come true!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
00:42, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
Congrats to you also, kenny2scratch! Great job to the others who ran too! :D
Note: This post was edited right after it was posted.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 00:45, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
Congrats to you both!

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 10:45, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
Drunken_Sailor (talk | contribs) 15:44, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
Congratulations, but you're not EW now?
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 21:48, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Congratulations Bigpuppy and Kenny2scratch! Hope to you you guys around!
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 17:38, 10 February 2018 (UTC)


There should be a new archive. This one is getting long.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 00:48, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Not now. When it becomes 125kbyte+, we should think.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 01:07, 10 February 2018 (UTC)


I changed a lot of links to () Is Greater Than (), which is wrong, so RC is full of "canned edit summaries". Sorry!
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 03:03, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Making "See Also" alphabetical

Hi! Recently, I went on some pages and made the "See Also" section on them alphabetical. If there is no certain order that they're supposed to go in at the moment (please tell me if there is), then I think this would be a good way to go for the future! What does everyone think?
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 14:59, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

I've always done them alphabetically. To me, there are two ways it can be done: most relevant stuff, or alphabetically. Since most relevant stuff is sort of subjective, I say alphabetical.
Turkey3MiniProfilePic.pngTurkey3Sig1.pngTurkey3Sig2.pngTurkey3Sig3.pngContributionsTurkey3Sig5.png 21:45, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

When should I make a archive

Hello. When should I make a archive of my talk. Any opinions?

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 21:52, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

I recommend once you feel like the page is taking a long time to load, but it's completely up to you.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:52, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

The wiki will be transferred tomorrow.

The English Scratch Wiki will be transferred to its new domain at 14:00 (UTC) on Friday. Point your links to the new domain now, if you have any; and be warned that this domain will be frozen starting from around 13:00 UTC, and will never be unfrozen unless something goes horribly wrong. Change any links you have to this domain, to the new one. Thanks.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
16:00, 15 February 2018 (UTC)


On the new domain of the wiki my userpage looks like my old one that I had like 2 months ago. What do I do?

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 16:01, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

What's there right now is just a test using old data. When the transfer happens, we will make a fresh copy, so everything will be updated.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:36, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

I think I crashed the new Wiki

I am so so sorry, but I think I crashed the new wiki by visiting the page https://en.scratch-wiki.info/<script>alert(document.domain)</script>

I am really sorry and won't do it again. Please forgive me and also fix the issue. Thanks!

Wait, what -- using a proxy shows that the Wiki does work... what's going on?

Either way, this could be a self-DOS issue which could be exploited by sending someone a link or embedding an image pointing to that URL. Of course, this is assuming that that's the reason for why the Wiki wasn't working for me.

Jokebookservice1 (talk | contribs) 01:25, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

You haven't crashed it...? that link is a 404
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
01:46, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Must have been a fun coincidence then. When I visited that link, the server stopped responding to requests from my IP and I was getting time-out errors. Thank you for confirming! Yes Done
-unsigned comment by Jokebookservice1 (talk | contribs)

Okay, the issue persists, and I can't access the new Wiki unless I use a VPN.
-unsigned comment by Jokebookservice1 (talk | contribs)
Try this: https://en.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Scratch_Wiki_Home
Also, for control: https://test.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Test_Scratch_Wiki_Home
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
02:36, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Using a proxy, both URLs respond, but the second one has a status code of 404. Without a proxy, neither of the pages respond
Jokebookservice1 (talk | contribs) 03:29, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Whoop, sorry, the second URL I gave was a 404, it's fixed now. They should both be ok. If you're not working without a proxy, then your IP has been banned from those sites...? Try using a different computer.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:06, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Great, everything's fixed. Must've banned me for a few hours and then let me through Yes Done

goodbye https://wiki.scratch.mit.edu

Will miss the domain!
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 02:04, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Requiescat in pace
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 02:11, 16 February 2018 (UTC)j
But this thread will live on at https://en.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Scratch_Wiki_talk:Community_Portal 😀
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 06:25, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Yep! I'm getting a post in the CP before we move.
Vuton Logo.png -Vuton- (Talk 💬 | Contribs 💾 | Pages 📚) 08:10, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
I like the new domain myself, it's much more fitting :)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:05, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Same. Goodbye!

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 09:07, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Rest in Peace. Goodbye, old Wiki.
Drunken_Sailor (talk | contribs) 13:06, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Goodbye old Wiki domain.
Mrcomputer1 (talk | contribs) 13:22, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── See you! Time to change all my bookmarks.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:24, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

I was just about to make an edit on the old wiki when the Community Portal had been locked for maintenance.
R.I.P wiki.scratch.mit.edu
2010 - 2018
you will be missed

290Scratcher (talk | contribs) 14:45, 17 February 2018 (CET)
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