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Unfinished discussions

Creating Pages for each SDS Studio

See the conversation above this one & debate. :)
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 18:11, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

I see little to no reason why we need to create a page for each individual SDS studio. It seems extremely unnecessary because:
  • Creating a page for every single one would be tedious and time-consuming.
  • There's not a lot to write about for each of these pages and so it's unlikely that they'd be more than a few lines each usually.
  • Furthermore, the information that would be given could likely just be found by going to the studio itself and reading the description.
As a side note, please only use Template:Delete when a page has already been agreed upon to be deleted. You can use Template:NotUseful for articles that you personally think deserve deletion.
Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 08:51, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
The Hamish talks!!
As another side note, don't move pages to your userspace, either - they should remain where they originally were while discussion is completed.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:11, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
I agree with Hamish, it isn't necessary whatsoever. That is what the current SDS page does, and I don't think we would have all the information to fall back on.
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 19:16, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
@Ken I did not actually think that their would be debate on this issue so I removed it from the mainspace.
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 21:01, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
I also agree with Hamish — there are more than 100 SDS studios.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 23:42, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
Okay anyway, I agree with Hamish. There are just too many SDS's, and they would probably all just be stubs anyway.
Drunken_Sailor (talk | contribs) 18:30, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Template Suggestion

I think we need a new discussion template that would signify that a topic has had discussion but needs a reply from the owner or one of the participants. This would be very useful when something needs done and a user needs permission to do that thing but the topic has gone a bit inactive.

The template would look like this:  Waiting...

Please note this would not be the same as the doing template because it wouldn't be used when someone is doing something, only when they are about to do something, need permission to do something etc.

Vuton Logo.png -Vuton- (Talk πŸ’¬ | Contribs πŸ’Ύ | Pages πŸ“š) 12:56, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

I think this template is actually somewhere between {{not done}} and {{doing}} - nobody's actively working on it, so it's not done - but specifically, the discussion is waiting for... not a reply exactly, it's waiting for action. Maybe change the name to "awaiting action"?
By the way, if a template has two words, the second word should really never be capitalized. Therefore the name should be "awaiting action" and not "Awaiting Action".
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
14:14, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, That sounds better :D
Vuton Logo.png -Vuton- (Talk πŸ’¬ | Contribs πŸ’Ύ | Pages πŸ“š) 08:12, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
Actually, now that I think about it, the name could be "waiting" instead - that's a lot shorter, and more concise. The text can stay the same, though.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
02:20, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes Okay, I've moved your subpage to templatespace. "Waiting" it is.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
11:54, 19 February 2018 (CET)
This needs to be archived
15:58, 19 February 2018 (CET)

A "not done" topic got archived

This topic is still relevant - my transcluded edit count is about 300-400 behind the count on the special page. I've moved it back here (below this section) but it still needs to be removed from the archive.

@Bob1171: it wasn't done, one cause was found, but not a solution.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:06, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

This topic is Yes Done, but the one it revived is not.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
21:53, 8 March 2018 (HKT)

finding velocity with direction

hello, i was thinking that we should have a page about how to find velocity(x speed and y speed) with the direction and speed of the sprite. we currently have a page about Finding Direction With Velocity and i think we should also have a page about how to do the opposite
JonathanSchaffer (talk | contribs) 20:04, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Now that sounds like a nice idea. My only recommendations would be to link the two articles, a simple touch.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs)
Sounds good!!
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 03:48, 31 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes Done
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
21:53, 8 March 2018 (HKT)

Suggestion: Change the deletion convention a little

So currently we have {{NotUseful}} for pages that could be deleted and {{delete}} for pages that actually need to be deleted (by consensus or userspace). I suggest changing this up a little. Change "NotUseful" to "delete" and change "delete" to "speedy delete".

So this would mean that if a page has "delete" on it, it has been nominated for deletion but discussion should start/is still ongoing; while if a page has "speedy delete" on it, it obviously meets the deletion criteria (i.e. consensus reached, obvious vandalism or violation of guidelines, in userspace and template was placed by owner) and should be deleted immediately.

It's mostly a change of wording, but I believe it could work - thoughts?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:13, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

(+1)Oh,good. It's like Japanese wiki's one. --
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 09:42, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
I don't think the change is needed, as I think the one we're using now is working, but I think it sounds like a good change. +1 :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 16:55, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
honestly it took me so long to realize the difference between delete and speedy delete on Wikipedia, so I don't support.
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 00:36, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes Rejected
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
21:53, 8 March 2018 (HKT)

Force using edit summaries (partially)

Lately I've seen that very few new users use edit summaries, and some old users too. I propose that we make the default settings remind them to use edit summaries - that means, if they try to save without a summary (simply a section title is counted as an empty summary) they are reminded to use an edit summary. To implement this, the following needs to be added to LocalSettings.php:

$wgDefaultUserOptions['forceeditsummary'] = 1;

Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
16:42, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

I agree, and I will admit that I got into the habit of not using edit summaries properly at one point. Btw, Is this not the same as the test wiki etc?
Vuton Logo.png -Vuton- (Talk πŸ’¬ | Contribs πŸ’Ύ | Pages πŸ“š) 17:40, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
Sounds good; it would help! +1
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 20:57, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 23:09, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
@-Vuton-: it will be once I get on a laptop ;)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
00:34, 5 January 2018 (UTC)
If we decide to do that, it will changed when server is moved. --
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 01:49, 5 January 2018 (UTC)

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Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:08, 19 February 2018 (CET)

@Kenny2scratch: Thanks!
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
16:18, 19 February 2018 (CET)
@Kenny2scratch: Iβ€˜m not quite happy that now you have to click β€žsaveβ€œ always two times, also if you donβ€˜t want to give a summary, specially at talk-pages. Couldnβ€˜t we accept one save click if you also check the β€žMinor changeβ€œ box? It would be helpfull if then the summary was automatically the section you edited, so you could see which talk-page-thread got a new post in β€žlast changesβ€œ. I donβ€˜t think that more detailed summarys are helpful at talk pages, IMHO it’s waste of time.
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:20, 22 February 2018 (CET)
When replying on a talk page, you usually use the edit summary "reply to ExampleUser" - so the edit summary for this edit would be "reply to MartinWollenweber". It helps keep the discussion organized, and people in the recent changes can see who you are replying to.
It's not really possible (AFAIK) to only force edit summaries with non-minor edits; I don't really know how to make that happen. Sorry.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:26, 22 February 2018 (CET)

Unified login

I was reading the 74th archive and I came across this. This actually seems like a good idea.

What is "unified login"?
Unified login is one account being connected across all wikis, with one login - no need to re-request an account.
Why would we want it?
Less barriers! Instead of having to re-request an account on all wikis you want to edit (assuming you know the language) you can instead simply log in with your credentials from the Test Wiki and start editing.
Which wiki would be the "meta" wiki?
The test wiki - it is the only wiki that isn't in one particular language, and really just fits as a meta wiki. The test wiki being the meta wiki means that having an account on the English or German or whatever language wiki is not enough - only a test wiki account will allow unified login.

Feel free to add your questions or opinions!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:26, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

(+1) If we do, somebody (like me) has to merge the account. The time will be the Server Migration. --
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 09:56, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
Unified accounts are very interesting and I'm used to it as an author of the German and English Wikipedia. But I suppose it's not worth the amount of work, because just a few authors need access to more than one languages wikis. Also it would cause new problems .e.g.:
  1. "account merging" of existing accounts (like apple stated abov) and because
  2. different language wikis have different conditions for granting authors rights with good reasons: Where the en-scratch-wiki has high barriors because it can afford to be very selective, wikis of smaller languages have much lower conditions for new authors
A really big advantage was a shared Media-Usage, like wikipedia has it. We kind of achive the same by copying all media by bot to the TEST-wiki and from there to new REAL-Wikis.
I think much more helpfull was a wiki farm, wether with or without unified accounting system. Some time ago I did some research about that, but there seemed to be not much interest by others and I couldn't invest enough time. See:

Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
15:23, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Good idea! Someone merge my wiki :P
16:39, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
+0 now. I feel it is a good idea, but what about users with different usernames against all wikis? With unified login introduced, they'll have multiple accounts, which is against the guidelines. Also, if my wiki gets merged, we'll have Kenny2scratch on my wiki and Kenny2edible on here.
08:52, 24 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes Rejected
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
21:53, 8 March 2018 (HKT)

Allow external images from cdn2.scratch.mit.edu and uploads.scratch.mit.edu

So currently we can embed images from http://scratch.mit.edu

I suggest that we be allowed to embed images from these three extra new sources:

  • https://scratch.mit.edu - because safety!
  • https://cdn2.scratch.mit.edu - it's where most of the images are actually kept.
  • https://uploads.scratch.mit.edu - it's where project thumbnails are stored.

Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
10:34, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

That seems a great idea, and it should definitely be safe.
Vuton Logo.png -Vuton- (Talk πŸ’¬ | Contribs πŸ’Ύ | Pages πŸ“š) 16:32, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
Now that the Wiki has been transferred, I've done this myself. Currently allowed prefixes are:
Yes Enjoy!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:16, 18 February 2018 (CET)
Well done. Thanks!
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:44, 19 February 2018 (CET)

A suggestion for one of the featured images

Yes Done

Hi! On the Featured Images section of the front page, for the File:Ball of many countries.png image, it says "Scratch Wikipedia" — shouldn't it say "Scratch Wiki"? Or am I missing something? Thanks. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 23:35, 27 January 2018 (UTC)

+1, it's not Wikipedia And maybe it's from another website?
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 23:49, 27 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes Done
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 16:40, 17 February 2018 (CET)

WikiMonitor 2 is live!

As part of the migration of the Wiki to the new server, a bunch of the API changed. WikiMonitor depended on the old API specs, which meant I had to rewrite a bunch of the code to work with the new ones. The way I did it is that I kept the old version running on the old domain while working on writing a new version to work with the new API specs. Since this involved examining a lot of the code, I noticed a few bugs. I only fixed these bugs in the new version, since I didn't want to risk breaking the old version when it would only be running for a few more weeks. The two main bugs were having multiple editors triggering the rapid edit notice and a few things that don't count as new messages that still get people notices for not signing their posts.

TLDR: I upgraded WikiMonitor to work on this domain and fixed some bugs. Please let me know if you notice any problems.

(Also, I am proud to announce that this is the first post on the new CP!)
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:43, 17 February 2018 (CET)

@jvvg: Thank you very much!
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:38, 19 February 2018 (CET)


Could I have more info on the reason for the change?
-unsigned comment by DeleteThisAcount (talk | contribs)

Basically, the Scratch Team did not wish to devote the resources to continue maintaining the Wiki. By transferring it here, they no longer have to host it and non-ST members can run it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 05:45, 17 February 2018 (CET)
You can read the full press release here.
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 15:35, 17 February 2018 (CET)
@Makethebrainhappy: Thanks, great public relation work!
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
11:06, 19 February 2018 (CET)

Making Kenny2Scratch an EW

Hi everyone! If you want more information on why we performed the server more, please see MakeTheBrainHappy's post here. Below I will be discussing the permission bump for Kenny2Scratch.

Kenny2Scratch has been a very active editor and coder for the international Scratch wikis for several months now, having started with the test wiki and eventually expanding from there. As he's completed more tasks, he has gained both more permissions and trust from the sysop team for the wikis. As such, it is unfair for him to be left without bureaucrat powers on the English wiki when he has them everywhere else.

Hopefully this isn't too surprising.

If anyone has questions about the move in general, feel free to ask. :D
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 05:55, 17 February 2018 (CET)

Clarification on the Title: Making Kenny2Scratch a Bureaucrat :)
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 13:39, 17 February 2018 (CET)
Yeah I thought it meant that. Congratulations kenny2scratch

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 13:41, 17 February 2018 (CET)
Congrats Kenny2scratch! :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 17:40, 17 February 2018 (CET)
I completely agree. Kenny2Scratch proved, that he has the knowlege, the endurance and not at least the responsiblity to fulfill the important roles of admin, bureaucrat and ftp-admin. Iβ€˜m really happy about the development since I asked him if he would like to help with the international scratch wikis (here). He gained more and more of my trust since then. Without him the transfer and many other technical things would have been much more difficult for us. @Kenny2Scratch: Thank you and good luck and as much wisdom as neccesary to fulfill your high responsible roles in the future to the best use of our scratch wiki community. β€žMay the force be with you.β€œ ;-)
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
18:24, 17 February 2018 (CET)
Thank you! I wonder how much I will actually need to use my new userrights, but I am glad I can use them if needed. Title should be making me a bureaucrat, yes - but not "Kenny2Scratch"! The S is never capitalized ;)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
05:29, 18 February 2018 (CET)
+ Kenny2scratch seems to be a little bit pedantic...in fact not the worst attribute for admins and bureaucrats πŸ˜‰
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:11, 18 February 2018 (CET)

β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜ I've always been very particular about my name and how people refer to me. Below are all of the things you can call me:

  • Kenny2scratch
  • kenny2scratch
  • Ken
  • ken

Also, "kenny2" then anything is usually ok, as long as it's not capitalized. Hope that clears it up! ;)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:10, 19 February 2018 (CET)

Information about moving to https://en.scratch-wiki.info

Welcome back at the English Scratch Wiki at its new domain. Many thanks to Kenny2Scratch and ErnieParke (and others, see Scratch Wiki#Server Transfer) for managing the transfer so smooth! I think it could help, to give some background information about the transfer again:

  • The Scratch Team said that it has not the capacity to maintain 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 maintenance 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 for years and our community is active since Scratch launched in 2007. So we already proved the experience 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 them self will maintain the English Scratch Wiki. That will be a big advantage regarding possibilities to fulfil the needs of the community much better and faster than before. Many admins of the English Wiki have already experience with that job because they helped the international Scratch Wikis, (see user with 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 them self.
  • The Scratch Team rejected our suggestions 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 room for all that menue items". 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.(IMHO as long as there is one event linking to the forum and one linking to the wiki via forum (wiki wednesday) there is no real problem because thatβ€˜s nearly as good as an menueentry or even better)
  • 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 containing 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 no clickable 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?
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:04, 17 February 2018 (CET)

Yes. I would like to reiterate my thanks to everyone who helped with the successful transfer. Traffic will probably decrease which means that we will need to look for new sources of users. We will probably need to integrate more with the main website through the community, release more press releases, and begin many more community initiatives similar to what exists on the DACH- Wiki. The change also allows us to reevaluate some of our more controversial policies and our role in the scratch community. Do we begin to allow articles about users, notable projects, and other community initiatives. Do we change the homepage to suit this more communal aspect (see the DACH homepage). Do we begin to advocate for a more prominent spot on the tips page? I hope that the Wiki Users and Administrators will begin to consider these questions as we move forward.
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 15:49, 17 February 2018 (CET)

The homepage

On the homepage under the file with loads of flags it says Scratch Wikipedia in many languages when it should say Scratch Wiki in many languages. Can someone change this please

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 14:19, 17 February 2018 (CET)

Good point. An admin should change it.
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
14:37, 17 February 2018 (CET)
Hello! Thanks for mentioning this, but there's already a topic for this here. Anyway, Yes Done — thank you again :D
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 16:39, 17 February 2018 (CET)
No problem.

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 19:32, 20 February 2018 (CET)
@mtwoll: You are an admin, what are you talking about? ;)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:41, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

Outdated links

First things first, please can an admin edit MediaWiki:Noexactmatch? I do not have the permissions to do so, but it still links to wiki.scratch.mit.edu.

Secondly, I have just realised that all of WikiMonitor's old messages have links to the old domain. I don't know if it is necessary to fix all of these.

Drunken_Sailor (talk | contribs) 15:23, 17 February 2018 (CET)


Also, the homepage is missing Template:Scratchwikiframe. Is this meant to happen?
Drunken_Sailor (talk | contribs) 15:26, 17 February 2018 (CET)

It's not?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
15:36, 17 February 2018 (CET)
According to my laptop, it is. I can see that it is in the code, and the text is still appearing, but there are no boxes around them.
Drunken_Sailor (talk | contribs) 16:30, 17 February 2018 (CET)

Scratch Team Page Template

Do we plan on keeping the Scratch Team Page Template now that the transfer is over? We could even edit it slightly.
Vuton Logo.png -Vuton- (Talk πŸ’¬ | Contribs πŸ’Ύ | Pages πŸ“š) 19:27, 17 February 2018 (CET)

I made all pages that were at the "editlockedpages" (the ST pages that were ST-only, not even admins can edit) admin-protected for now, but we can reconsider them on a case-by-case basis (this only sort-of has to do with your post, but it's important to note).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:42, 18 February 2018 (CET)

Should I make a page about the old wiki?

Should I make a page about the old Scratch Wiki? Idk if I should.
290Scratcher (talk | contribs) 09:55, 18 February 2018 (CET)

I think: No, just Scratch Wiki.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 23:31, 17 February 2018 (UTC) 10:16, 18 February 2018 (CET)
OK. I'm creating a draft anyway just in case other people think it's a good idea and that the page should be made. Idk, you never know what will happen in the future.
290Scratcher (talk | contribs) 10:38, 18 February 2018 (CET)

Community Portal must get faster

This CP page is surely the most edited page at the scratch wiki and I think its not acceptble that it stays so slow, because the accumulated 3-15 seconds that it always needs for each rendring costs us all to much lifetime. So now -as we have the full controll over the wiki - we should collect ideas how to accelerate it. What do you think?
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:58, 19 February 2018 (CET)

The original CP was always slow too; I think that's because of the ScratchSig extension, but I don't know how to make that faster because Scratch's user id mechanism makes it impossible to get the profile picture URL of a user without making at least one request :(
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
10:04, 19 February 2018 (CET)
Perhaps #Suggestion: a dedicated page for requests for admin/EW action; idea: subpages for each topic instead of sections can help to solve #Community Portal must get faster + also solve #Not Done doesn't get enough attention? We could "allow" or "suggest" to make a subpage for each CP-issue that gets "to long + to old" and let only a header with an introduction (not longer then a teaser) here in CP....I'm not sure: Did somebody say or does sombodey know if subpages also decrease the rendering spead? I wouldn't think so, but someobody mentioneg something like that....+ was it worth the effort of overhead editing the headers + subpages? An other solution would be to introduce a real forum addon like https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:WikiForum
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
11:20, 19 February 2018 (CET)
I like your idea of moving only old topics to their own subpages! That might work better than those two ideas combined. Then I guess once the topic is done, in the next archive it gets moved to an archive as usual; and the subpage is redirected to the correct section of the archive? Yeah, that sounds really good!
I don't like the look of the WikiForum extension, though - it seems too cut-and-dried.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
11:30, 19 February 2018 (CET)
Could we at least archive the CP?
12:30, 19 February 2018 (CET)
As this was the nearest thougt, Ken just did it two days ago https://en.scratch-wiki.info/w/index.php?title=Scratch_Wiki_talk:Community_Portal/Archive_94&action=history
Before that it was nearly unbareable to use the CP, but after archiving it was still far from fast
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:29, 19 February 2018 (CET)

β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜ I have found the problem: it is the ScratchSig extension slowing us down. It makes separate HTTP a request for every user to find where the image is stored (source). I tested this experimentally by disabling ScratchSig, and when I did, the CP loaded much faster. When I am able, I will develop a solution to cache this information, which should greatly improve performance.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:18, 19 February 2018 (CET)

Something that could also help to have a shorter CP is mentioned in different recent posts + continued at: #A little reorganization of old topics
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:42, 22 February 2018 (CET)
This is Yes Done now that ScratchSig caches icons.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
15:19, 3 March 2018 (CET)

ScratchSig user icons are disabled for now

The ScratchSig user icons were causing performance problems on talk pages, especially the CP (see the topic above this for more information). As a temporary solution, we have disabled user icons in ScratchSigs, replacing them all with the default new user icon. Once we develop a way to cache user IDs (hopefully in the next week or two), we will return to having an icon for each user.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:31, 19 February 2018 (CET)

@jvvg: Great! The CP is really fast now, after you switched of the user icons. Hope you will manage it to have the same speed also with icons.
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
19:57, 19 February 2018 (CET)
Well, that saved me from making a topic about what I thought was a glitch (I saw some wikians had the default icon, so I was about to report it as a glitch. Then I saw this and I didn’t make it).
78ch3 (talk | contribs) 09:11, 20 February 2018 (CET)
Yes Done ScratchSig icon came back!
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 02:58, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

Signature problem.

It seems that people lose their profile picture if they do ~~~~ and if they have no custom signature.
290Scratcher (talk | contribs) 18:29, 19 February 2018 (CET)

User icons were temporarily disabled because they were slowing down the CP. They will be re-enabled soon once we fix a few things. A few topics up, I explained this in more detail.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:40, 19 February 2018 (CET)
Oh man, I have the same problem, too.
Dilek10 (talk | contribs) 21:55, 25 February 2018 (CET)
Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 02:59, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

Updating the news

The new FPC 20audreyw needs to be added to the news section

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 13:57, 20 February 2018 (CET)

The automated curator announcements are currently down while jvvg updates the script for the new MediaWiki version - the new curator should come up once that's done.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
14:38, 20 February 2018 (CET)

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 16:51, 20 February 2018 (CET)
We're back! Curator announcements are live again.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:40, 20 February 2018 (CET)

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 19:25, 21 February 2018 (CET)
Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 02:59, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

Next election

When is the next election as I missed the February one?

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 18:55, 20 February 2018 (CET)

We do not have a regular schedule for elections. We hold them whenever we need to.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 05:04, 21 February 2018 (CET)
I can relate.
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 23:44, 3 March 2018 (CET)

New SDS "Interactive Stories"

Yes Done The new SDS, "Interactive Stories" appeared on the front page! We should update the news section :)
Oriquack (talk | contribs) 00:00, 24 February 2018 (CET)

Oh, I think it's updated now.
Oriquack (talk | contribs) 08:09, 24 February 2018 (CET)

News section

On the scratch wiki news, where it mentions the SDS "Its" should be spelled "It's"

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 18:55, 25 February 2018 (CET)

Thank you for the post, but I believe "its" is correct. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 18:58, 25 February 2018 (CET)
Yes, "its" is the possessive form of "it" while "it's" is a contraction of "it is". Assuming the news is talking about something related to the SDS and not something similar to the SDS, it should be the possessive, not the contraction.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:33, 26 February 2018 (CET)

Discuss back on header?

Yes Done

Hey so has anybody noticed that on the new ScratchWikiSkin header, the "Discuss" button is back? It begs the question as to whether the Scratch Team is planning on bringing it back fully. Just wanted to point it out.
Goldfish678 (talk | contribs) 23:00, 25 February 2018 (CET)

As the creator of the new skin, let me say why I left it in there. Yes, I left it in, the Scratch Team isn't bringing back discuss.
I left it in for two main reasons:
  • The Scratch Team wants the Wiki's design to be different from the Scratch website's so that it doesn't look like the Wiki is an MIT website. Keeping the discuss button (along with the pencil menu and the lack of a profile logo) helps do that.
  • The Wiki and the forums often go hand-in-hand. If you don't find what you want on the Wiki, the discuss button is there for you to ask the forums. When you ask, someone on the Wiki will notice and add the relevant information to the Wiki so that people like you won't need to ask again.
The Scratch Team had no part in the design of the new skin. I basically had full control over what was kept and what was changed. The question of whether the Scratch Team is planning on bringing it back is answered: they're not.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:16, 26 February 2018 (CET)
I fully agree to the explanation, skin design and decisions of kenny2scratch in relation to the β€žforum/discussion menuβ€œ-issue. You did a very good job ken! πŸ™‚
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:57, 27 February 2018 (CET)
oh ok thanks everyone for explaining!
Goldfish678 (talk | contribs) 22:18, 1 March 2018 (CET)

Featured Article is not updated again...

Making a Note Block Project. Please change!
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 22:32, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:39, 1 March 2018 (CET)

"extended confirmed" usergroup

So on this wiki, we have four protection levels:

  • Allow autoconfirmed users
  • Allow bots, Experienced Wikians, and administrators
  • Allow Experienced Wikians and administrators
  • Allow only administrators

All of these have their uses, but a problem is that for most mainspace pages, if there is protection, then it's either not really protected (autoconfirmed applies to anyone who can edit anyway) or fully protected against users without a usergroup (EW is the first usergroup that anyone gets). Especially for pages that shouldn't really be edited by rather new users (like the Scratch Wiki:Guidelines), symbolic protection isn't really relevant.

So I propose something similar to Wikipedia's "extended confirmed" usergroup. This is a usergroup that is, like "autoconfirmed", assigned automatically, but requires higher confirmation: on Wikipedia, "extended confirmed" is granted at 30 days and 500 edits. For us, I guess it could be similar to election nomination requirements: 30 days and 50 mainspace edits. It would be automatically assigned by MediaWiki once the user had hit the threshold. With this usergroup, there would be a new protection level, "Require extended confirmed access", which would restrict editing to those with the extended confirmed usergroup. Guideline pages like the Scratch Wiki Guidelines could be protected at this level, so that the protection is not simply symbolic but doesn't restrict users too much; featured pages could (maybe?) be protected at this level so that those who are more experienced can make small edits if needed without having to ask an EW.

What do y'all think?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
06:11, 1 March 2018 (CET)

Agree. Bot option pages should be so,too
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 05:18, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:11, 1 March 2018 (CET)
Sounds like the "New Scratcher" and "Scratcher" status for the Wiki, I think it couldn't hurt? Especially if only few pages are protected to not be editable by New Wikians :D Do we want to think up a nice name, like "Novice Wikian" for a normal user and "Wikian" for the user with 50 edits and so on? -
LiFaytheGoblin (talk | contribs) 10:08, 1 March 2018 (CET)
New Wikian, Wikian? Wouldn't hurt.
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 14:19, 1 March 2018 (CET)
So rename "autoconfirmed" to "New Wikian" and "extended confirmed" to "Wikian"? Seems cool :)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
01:24, 2 March 2018 (CET)
I fully support this. It would prevent vandalism extremely well, as they would have to prove to be an active member of the community. A vandal would not go to the trouble of waiting a month and actually making 50 constructive edits to just get banned instantly. "Wikian" and "New Wikian". I have one question though: would it be done by a bot that promotes you exactly when you have passed the requirements? Because this is flawed, as a bot cannot tell whether edits are constructive or not. I would recommend a semi-automatic system, where a bot notifies a Bureaucrat when a user has reached the requirements, but a Bureaucrat has to manually check a sample of their edits to make sure that they were not vandalism and were constructive.
Drunken_Sailor (talk | contribs) 15:49, 2 March 2018 (CET)

β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜ Actually, if you read the OP, the usergroup is granted by the software itself. You are correct in saying that there would not necessarily be constructive edits, but that's unavoidable. Again, it would also take a month - if they haven't made some constructive edits in a month, I would begin to wonder about their eligibility to be accepted in the first place.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
15:57, 2 March 2018 (CET)

I think this is a great idea — I also support the names KrIsMa came up with. Maybe this will also motivate people to make edits.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 00:24, 3 March 2018 (CET)
Since everyone seems to like this idea, I'll go ahead and make the changes now.  Doing...
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
01:57, 3 March 2018 (CET)
Yes Done!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
02:07, 3 March 2018 (CET)
Great! Thank you very much for the idea and for the implementation!
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:04, 3 March 2018 (CET)
Cool-cat-emoji.png Awesome!
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 19:06, 3 March 2018 (CET)

en: should work here: "Interwiki to myself" makes sense

en: is not configurated here, but it would make sense, to have the Interwiki-Link also always for a wiki of that language itself e.g. for consistence (you could copy between all international scratch wikis and it would always look the same + things like tw:Test-Scratch-Wiki:Watch work
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:30, 1 March 2018 (CET)

I have done that.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:58, 2 March 2018 (CET)
Thanks! Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 03:00, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

ScratchSig icons are back

After a lot of fun dealing with caching, we now have ScratchSig icons again! Please let me know if there are any issues. The way they're set up right now, the cache file lasts a week, so if you change your user icon, it will take up to a week to update it here (or, if you ask me politely, I can reset the cache file for you).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:57, 2 March 2018 (CET)

Cool-cat-emoji.png Awesome!
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 22:55, 2 March 2018 (CET)
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 01:41, 3 March 2018 (CET)
Cool-cat-emoji.png Cool!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
01:50, 3 March 2018 (CET)
Great! Much Thanks to user:jvvg for not giving up after the first unsuccesfull attempts..that must have been hard work! I'm really happy that now we have both: A fast CP and user icons for all. Well done!
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:00, 3 March 2018 (CET)

New rule regarding turning off WikiMonitor

In the past few weeks, several people have turned off WikiMonitor for invalid reasons. From now on, if you turn off WikiMonitor and do not immediately tell me why on my talk page, it will be considered vandalism. I have added messages to the shutoff page explaining that.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:15, 3 March 2018 (CET)

Fair enough, I didn't even know you could.
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 01:39, 3 March 2018 (CET)

Featured Article Overflow

"Read more" is now in overflow...
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 03:58, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

Not for me?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
05:02, 3 March 2018 (CET)

Fix the wikian magic word

The wikian magic word doesn't work. Scratch Wiki:Wikians uses the magic word but it doesn't work.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 20:15, 3 March 2018 (CET)

The way auto-promotion works, it checks on-the-fly if you're in the group and it isn't actually assigned to you in the database, so unfortunately we can't fix it. I will remove the reference though.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:23, 3 March 2018 (CET)
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 20:27, 3 March 2018 (CET)

The ban thing

Now that the Wiki is controlled by users, will it be possible to hide the thing that says who's banned? I don't think it should be deleted, because it might be useful for users that can ban. I think it should be made so only users than can ban can see it.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 20:30, 3 March 2018 (CET)

In Scratch Website, a feature to see if someone is banned is one of rejected suggestions.
Also, we still can see who is banned [removed by admin] here.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 22:27, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
Unfortunately the only decent extension I can find that lets us do that is Lockdown, which does not work on this version of MediaWiki. If anyone is aware of any other good extensions that support this, please let us know.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:59, 3 March 2018 (CET)
Oversight which is used in Wikipedia
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 23:31, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
It looks like oversight was just a precursor to the built-in functionality to censor revisions, it doesn't look like it allowed for hiding special pages.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:56, 4 March 2018 (CET)
$wgGroupPermissions['oversight']['hideuser'] = true;
If this is true, we can remove completely.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 01:06, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
Would it still be possible for users that can ban users to see who's banned if there was that?
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 02:20, 4 March 2018 (CET)

β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜ Yeah with $wgGroupPermissions['oversight']['viewsuppressed'] = true; "oversight" is a new user group, but it can also be "bureaucrat"
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 01:27, 4 March 2018 (UTC) β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜ The page should now be hidden to normal users. I ended up using a trick involving hooks. If anyone wants the code to use on another Wiki, let me know.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 05:56, 4 March 2018 (CET)

Okay! Also, it says the page doesn't exist. Does it still work for bureaucrats?
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 20:16, 4 March 2018 (CET)
Yes, it does. I made it so the page is only recognized if you have the "block" permission (i.e. only those who can block users can see the block list).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:33, 4 March 2018 (CET)
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 21:40, 4 March 2018 (CET)
Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 10:53, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

linking to this wiki on Scratch

So with the recent domain move the ST is planning on redirecting their wiki domain to ours with a warning to tell users they are being redirected away from the scratch domain. So, can we even link to this wiki via comments?
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 01:41, 4 March 2018 (CET)

https://(lang).scratch-wiki.info link will become clickable, so we don't have to use redirect.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 01:03, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
After the latest email update, it's confirmed that wiki.scratch.mit.edu will be directly redirected to scratch-wiki.info - which is great for speed, since it saves a click, but bad for search indexing (though maybe I can set up the metadata to work better). And FYI we will eventually be able to directly link to all the language wikis, as Apple said above, in comments - the redirection is to handle old links that haven't been updated.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:48, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

Recommend User for the wiki

Hey I want to recommend a user for the Japanese wiki can I do that? --
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 20:15, 4 March 2018 (CET)

I am a sysop in Japanese Scratch-Wiki. What are you going to do? Who are you going to recommend?
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 10:20, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
This person https://scratch.mit.edu/users/ga05july/ he/she is a SDS Translator and is very good there native language is Japanese
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 01:20, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
According to Japanese Scratch-Wiki's rule, all the users must be above 6 months since they joined Scratch.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 09:47, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

Why are these pages protected?

We don't have to protect them anymore...
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 10:18, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

  • Unprotected.
  • That's bugs in the old block plugin - it shouldn't be updated as nothing can apply.
  • That file is used widely across the Wiki - it's best to protect it.

Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
15:12, 5 March 2018 (CET)
The last one was actually protected because it was used as the icon in ScratchSigs back when I was trying to fix the icons. However, now that icons are back, that file no longer needs to be protected, so I unprotected it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:50, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes Done
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
01:14, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

Public wiki talk

So I think there should be a public version of the community portal where even non wiki editors can post on. As if people have questions for th w the wiki the whole community can help not jut an EW who they might not even know who they are. Thoughts?

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 08:10, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

Generally this is a good idea. Technically I would suggest a forumthread that is connected to the CP, because it would be much easier for non wikians to post there. A example can be found here: https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/196233/?page=1#post-1949818 .
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:26, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
Ok. Should i create the thread?

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 08:29, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
Where should we make?
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 09:43, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
Since having a page here that anyone can edit would open up additional moderation concerns, I'm with Martin in that we should make a forum thread instead. I think that the thread could go in the Questions about Scratch subforum - maybe a sticky topic about the Wiki? Then that could be a Community Portal, but for everyone, and moderation is taken care of.
Summary of thought rambling: Make a sticky topic in Questions about Scratch. Thoughts?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
10:13, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes I agree with Kenny2scratch. Should I make the thread?

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 12:37, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
As much as I'd love to have you make it since you proposed it, I think it would be more convincing and feel more official if a bureaucrat on the Wiki made the thread - I guess you can feel free to get first post (maybe mention how the thread came to be, linking back to here)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:52, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
Ok. Could I maybe get a shoutout on the post like thanks to asqwde for coming up with the idea of something like that?

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 15:29, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

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00:28, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done
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13:49, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

WikiEditor Extension

Yes Done

Can you install it? It is on the test wiki. It is a good tool. It enhances the editing toolbar. It comes with mediawiki. Just put require_once "$IP/extensions/WikiEditor/WikiEditor.php"; --
JayceeMinecraft (talk | contribs) 17:26, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Anybody agree? --
JayceeMinecraft (talk | contribs) 18:48, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
What does the extension do?
Purplebook163's Profile Picture.gifpurplebook163 | Talk | Contribs | Edits πŸ“– πŸ“• πŸ”– 00:31, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
It enhances the editing toolbar a LOT. --
JayceeMinecraft (talk | contribs) 09:49, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
I agree because comes with Mediawiki an only must be activated to have some help with formating wiki-syntax in the editor. You could activate it to see the difference and deactivate later it if you don't like it.
@JayceeMinecraft: Just post a screenshot, also a link helps more to explain https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:WikiEditor. I still not understod completely why it's already in the Mediawiki-Distribution when it is a PlugIn

MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 12:48, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
So will an admin install it please? --
JayceeMinecraft (talk | contribs) 16:08, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

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jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:48, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

@jvvg I tried scmb1. No response. Jvvg, since you are well known could you try asking somebody please? --
JayceeMinecraft (talk | contribs) 17:08, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
scmb1 is very busy - i emailed her and she still hasn't gotten back to me. this is about the 2nd week
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 00:22, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, if you look at her profile, you'll see that I voiced my support to your comment. However, she is a college student (or at least was last year, I don't know what year she is), and is very busy and may take a while to get back to us. For now, we just have to wait.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:57, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
You've waited for almost two years, is this done or not?
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06:49, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
Actually, I think this is Yes Done; take a look at this section in the 84th archive of the CP. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 15:52, 27 January 2018 (UTC)

Scratch Team Involvement in the Wiki

No Not done - since just edited

I have found two articles that are protected and only the Scratch Team can edit that are in much need of updating, clean up, or keeping up to wiki standards.

For example, Scratch Helper Groups is very short, and I would consider it a stub. Also, I believe "Future additions include groups that will support giving project feedback and moderating the Scratch forums." is no longer accurate.

Scratch Press is another good example. There are typos, missing categories, and missing templates on this page. "Lifehacker (February 2015) Top 10 Ways to Teacher Yourself to Code" should be "Lifehacker (February 2015) Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code". The page should have an External Programs and a Scratch Team Page template. It should also be categorized under Category:Scratch Culture.

How do we get the Scratch Team more involved in what happens on the wiki? What do we do to fix articles like these that aren't editable by us? Are there any active Scratch Team members that have wiki accounts or are interested in the wiki? Can these problems be fixed by an admin or EW?
Purplebook163's Profile Picture.gifpurplebook163 | Talk | Contribs | Edits πŸ“– πŸ“• πŸ”– 22:44, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

The Wiki is fairly autonomous and the Scratch Team really doesn't do much with it. Consequently, most of them don't really know how it works that well and aren't familiar with the writing standards we use. It would be nice to have the Scratch Team involved, as having technical issues resolved can take up to a week, even though the issue itself may be fairly simple. The possible upshot is that I may be going to MIT this fall (if I get in, fingers crossed), and if I do, they will likely let me administer the Wiki as a Scratch Team member. However, in the meantime, I actually can't edit the pages. They are only editable by Scratch Team members.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:01, 30 December 2015 (UTC)
user:LiFaytheGoblin could surely help: She is DACH-Scratch-Wiki-Author and Admin and currently became a new Scratch-Team-Member. Also Christan (user ceebee) a member of the Scratch-Team visited our weekley online hangout de:Scratch Club curently. The Scratch-Team seems to be interested to make more conections to the Scratch-Wikis again. An article with suggestions and wishes, how the Wikis could be even more connected with the Scratch-Mainpage and the Community could be a good idea.
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 19:15, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
I only have normal user rights here in the wiki as far as I see... However if I had the rights, I'd prefer if people rewrite the article on their talk page and I copy it over, so I don't have to worry about my english... - LiFaytheGoblin Avatar.png LiFaytheGoblin (Talk) 22:57, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
@Lifay: I suggest you ask the Scratch-Team to give you Bureaucrats-Rights:I think you would care for the wiki much more than anyone else of the Scratch-Team. I would also be happy if user:jvvg would get Scratch-Team-Member and Bureaucrat, because he is one of the most experienced Scratch-Wiki-Admins, but for the moment I think the fastest way getting a wiki-experienced-scratch-team-bureaucrat is Lifay applying for it. --
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 00:12, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
I have the ST status in the Wiki now, so if you need anything, feel free to talk to me on my talk page... - LiFaytheGoblin Avatar.png LiFaytheGoblin (Talk) 18:48, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
@LiFaytheGoblin: Congratulation to your ST-Rights at the Scratch-Wiki that will profit much by that!
ST-Status means Admin, Bureaucrat and Editlockedpages-rights. Many ST-Members have that rights, but did not use it much, nor involved much in the Scratch-Wiki. But as LiFaytheGoblin has been very active at the international Scratch-Wikis many years before getting member of the ST, she will surely help the Scratch-Wiki much more and faster. As the admins user:ErnieParke, user:Jvvg and user:KrIsMa are in regularly exchange with her and us via the international Scratch-Wiki exchange (e.g. at http://test.scratch-wiki.info/ and de:Scratch-Wiki:Scratch_Club ) and that admins have technically knowledge and access to our international scratch-wiki-servers, hopefully even problems that need server-access will be solved faster, because we can try & test solutions at the international Scratch-wikis-servers and give that knowledge as an example to the ST via LiFaytheGoblin. First successes are user:ErnieParkes installations of a multi-language-version of the Blocks Plugin at the international Scratch-Wikis (see e.g: de:user:ErnieParke and ja:user:Frodewin and http://test.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/User:ErnieParke )
So that are really good news!
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 13:00, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

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05:26, 18 February 2018 (CET)

Scratch Extensions

I have compiled a list of Scratch Extensions I believe dont have an article, and some are up for debate. Any numbers at the time of this posting are from the extension download site (The Chrome Web Store), and not the extensions' site, at the time this was posted. I do not endorse or say that any of these are safe:

IsOnline v2 - https://scratchtools.tk/isonline/ and https://aremyfriends.online/ - Display on a users' profile whether they are currently active on Scratch. Download site can be accessed at ison.ga and isonline.tk - which redirect to https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/isonline/pabjccjpgemijhffgnaamebfbcnalghj. 923 Users.

Scratch Messaging Extension - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/scratch-messaging-extensi/fbeffbjdlemaoicjdapfpikkikjoneco - Tells a user how many messages they have. 2733 users.

Scratch Device Plugin Helper - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/scratch-device-plugin-hel/clmabinlolakdafkoajkfjjengcdmnpm Enables Hardware extensions on chrome. 45942 Users

FPC Notifier - Notifies users of the next FPC. Download from https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fpc-notifier/idlkmohahmhohogdmdkjfnibkakgkcii . 178 users.

List Followers/Following - Lists your followers/who you are following. Website: https://scratchtools.tk/followers/ and https://scratchtools.tk/following/ - Navigate from https://scratchtools.tk

Random Quote - BBCode - changes a quote every time your signature is reloaded. At https://scratchtools.tk/quote/ or nav from https://scratchtools.tk.

Image Scanner - Scans image into readable format - Website: https://scratchtools.tk/scan/ nav from https://scratchtools.tk.

Scratch User Stats - Scratch User Stats was created by the user World_Languages and is a webpage where users can view statistics for any user on Scratch. The official website is at https://scratchuserstats.blogspot.com/ .

Which ones should we have articles for?

Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg CΟ…Ζ¨Ρ‚ΟƒΠΌΠ½Ξ±cκΡя ( Ρ‚Ξ±ΚŸΞΊ | cσптяıв ) 03:20, 11 June 2017 (UTC)00:05, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Isn't Scratch Device Plugin Helper part of an already-existent article?
But anyway, I don't believe that any of those extensions deserve an article. All of them (except SDPH) are user-generated content, which goes against the Wiki Guidelines. isOnline is currently only being considered because it caused an exceptional stir in the community of users, and so the exceptions in S:NOSP might apply.
On a different note, what happened? I don't think you've ever failed to sign your post like this. You alright?
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00:26, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
Are you implying that him forgetting to sign his post means he is ill or something??
Turkey3MiniProfilePic.pngTurkey3Sig1.pngTurkey3Sig2.pngTurkey3Sig3.pngContributionsTurkey3Sig5.png 02:03, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
I understand what you are saying, but IsOnline is also "User Generated Content" - made by users of Scratch. So what makes that important and not the others?
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg CΟ…Ζ¨Ρ‚ΟƒΠΌΠ½Ξ±cκΡя ( Ρ‚Ξ±ΚŸΞΊ | cσптяıв ) 03:23, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
Well I think "user-generated content" refers more to projects made by users. Extensions and such even though they may be made by users can be significant enough for an article. Personally after finally learning about IsOnline I wouldn't mine an article on it.
Turkey3MiniProfilePic.pngTurkey3Sig1.pngTurkey3Sig2.pngTurkey3Sig3.pngContributionsTurkey3Sig5.png 03:33, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
I have not seen an article for Scratch Device Plugin Helper, and if it doesn't exist I think it may be worthy of an article due to it's high use in comparison to others. I also believe that there is already a discussion of IsOnline just a little bit up. For the others, I just think that they don't have a large enough impact to really warrant their own article page.
Duckboycool (talk | contribs) 13:54, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

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Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg CΟ…Ζ¨Ρ‚ΟƒΠΌΠ½Ξ±cκΡя ( Ρ‚Ξ±ΚŸΞΊ | cσптяıв ) 14:40, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

@customhacker: Make that 4. @Turkey3: I was saying they normally don't fail to sign their posts like that. Anyway, I'm fine with IO and SDPH but leave the rest without articles.
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14:49, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
Im going to release a poll in the Suggestions Forum if that is ok?
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg CΟ…Ζ¨Ρ‚ΟƒΠΌΠ½Ξ±cκΡя ( Ρ‚Ξ±ΚŸΞΊ | cσптяıв ) 15:10, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
Should I do the whole list, or just the actual extensions?
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg CΟ…Ζ¨Ρ‚ΟƒΠΌΠ½Ξ±cκΡя ( Ρ‚Ξ±ΚŸΞΊ | cσптяıв ) 15:20, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
I just added 2 more to the list.
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg CΟ…Ζ¨Ρ‚ΟƒΠΌΠ½Ξ±cκΡя ( Ρ‚Ξ±ΚŸΞΊ | cσптяıв ) 15:33, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
This is the Forum post: https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/265779/?page=1#post-2671761
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg CΟ…Ζ¨Ρ‚ΟƒΠΌΠ½Ξ±cκΡя ( Ρ‚Ξ±ΚŸΞΊ | cσптяıв ) 16:00, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜A Message from EH7meow:

I would love to have got involved in this discussion on the wiki's CP, but I'm currently in the process of getting my password back. You have my permission to post this under my name at the CP if you want to.

Firstly, I do support the addition of the Scratch Device Plugin Helper, as it was made by the Scratch Team and is thus official. The wiki already has a lot of articles that are only partially related to Scratch, such as Scratch Jr.

Regarding the others, I think it is important to look at what the expectations are of other user-made content before we decide. Certainly, users and projects aren't allowed (with certain exceptions such as Kaj). Collaborations were formerly allowed, but we decided they weren't notable enough, and only left certain special examples in the end.

Mods are allowed though and considering extensions and mods can both be viewed as β€˜add-ons’ they should, I believe, be treated equally. The current criteria for modifications is that they should be β€˜extremely notable’. Unfortunately though, this seems rather hard to define. Perhaps we should investigate the amount of downloads that some of the Scratch modifications on the Wiki received, and guide the definition of β€˜extremely notable’ by that figure. If any of these user-made extensions are worthy though, it definitely sounds as though Scratch Messaging Extension may be with its 2700 downloads, and IsOnlinev2 seems quite widely used too.

Another idea is a criteria like what was suggested here. Any notable add-on would surely have enough information to write a good article about it, and it seems fair that the license should be the same or similar to Scratch's.

EH7meow (talk | contribs)
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg CΟ…Ζ¨Ρ‚ΟƒΠΌΠ½Ξ±cκΡя ( Ρ‚Ξ±ΚŸΞΊ | cσптяıв ) 16:42, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Okay. Based off of what people are saying in the topic so far, we may want to add Scratch User Stats to this list. I'm just not sure how much there is to say about it.
Duckboycool (talk | contribs) 19:36, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
Scratch User Stats is the bottom most thing.
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg CΟ…Ζ¨Ρ‚ΟƒΠΌΠ½Ξ±cκΡя ( Ρ‚Ξ±ΚŸΞΊ | cσптяıв ) 19:38, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
I meant the list of articles that people want, not possible ideas. :P
Duckboycool (talk | contribs) 19:43, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
Im waiting for the vote to come in.
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg CΟ…Ζ¨Ρ‚ΟƒΠΌΠ½Ξ±cκΡя ( Ρ‚Ξ±ΚŸΞΊ | cσптяıв ) 20:50, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
No More discussion is needed
Yes Done banned.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 02:18, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

A Question on articles for Extensions, specifically isOnline

No Not done

I have come to question an article for isOnline (iOv2) or any other user created extensions. First of all, would it break the rules listed in S:NOSP. There are exceptions, but does it fit? S:NOSP states:


Almost all articles about users and user-generated content will be deleted. The wiki is not the place for advertisements or biographies; these pages may end up being targets for vandalism (e.g. "this user was mean!"). The exceptions to this rule are:

  • Topics that have been considered important/notable enough in Scratch's history by a majority of wiki editors that they deserve an article. (ex. Kaj, Removed Pac-Man Project, etc.)
  • Articles about important roles in the community designated by the Scratch Team (ex. Community Moderator, Curator, etc.)
  • Projects may be linked to as examples to get the point of an article across more effectively, such as on Pen Projects. They must, however, be relevant to the topic and work adequately well.
  • Trends that are notably popular; the trends must be practiced by many Scratchers. One example of this is the Toki trend started by Maki-Tak a few years ago.
    • Specific instances of this trend may also be used in the same way as example projects. For exam

ple, the Collaboration page has examples of several notable collaborations started on Scratch.

If a username is mentioned (e.g. the creator of a Scratch Modification) do not make a link to that user's Scratch profile or Wiki user page.


First, iOv2 is user generated content. Though it seems the Wiki community has made a decision on it, and has already made an article as I am typing this. But what is the Scratch community's' input on this?

Second, would we really have enough to put on that article? We can add updates, but what else.

Third, are we advertising this extension? We are part of a Wiki at an educational site of one of the most prestigious colleges in the world. Does the college, does the Scratch Team, approve and support this extension?

Fourth, "isOnlineV2" is the official spelling of the extension, not "IsOnlineV2."

On a final note, I would like us to reevaluate our decision to include this as an article one last time.

Thank you.
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg CΟ…Ζ¨Ρ‚ΟƒΠΌΠ½Ξ±cκΡя ( Ρ‚Ξ±ΚŸΞΊ | cσптяıв ) 16:45, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

First off, I think that we should have at least a list of browser extensions. Like the ExtensionScratch Device Plugin Helper, which was made by the ST. There's also Scratch Messaging Extension, made by griffpatch, #Bring It Back, lots of extensions. But I do support the idea of an isOnline wiki page, just to inform people about what it is and how it works.

Pylar (talk | contribs) 21:57, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

Could we get some more Wiki community input. Wikians, Ews, Admins?
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg CΟ…Ζ¨Ρ‚ΟƒΠΌΠ½Ξ±cκΡя ( Ρ‚Ξ±ΚŸΞΊ | cσптяıв ) 14:50, 12 August 2017 (UTC)
I don't know about it, It is a very popular and useful extension. Thoughts Admins?
Vuton Logo.png -Vuton- (Talk πŸ’¬ | Contribs πŸ’Ύ | Pages πŸ“š) 18:16, 12 August 2017 (UTC)
I thought there was an EW here :). Anyhow- it seems to me that we have made articles for very notable extensions and that isOnline was receiving an article for being the most-used community extension which exists. Although based on the thisandagain quote we may want to reevaluate it :)
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 19:17, 12 August 2017 (UTC)
Devil's Advocate:
The page seems to be written like a how-to page rather than an informative page. I'm sure isonline provides the same information on their website.
Most of the extensions/mods we have have some sort of affiliation with Scratch OR they have been used by Scratch. The quote that Makethebrainhappy is referring to shows clearly that the Scratch Team is not endorsing or connected with the extension.
By Scratch_Wiki:Editing_Conventions#Capitalization, even though it is isOnline without the initial capital letter, the first word has to have an initial capital letter in this case.
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 19:55, 12 August 2017 (UTC)
That is precisely what I am saying. This is from the OP by me.
β€œ Third, are we advertising this extension? We are part of a Wiki at an educational site of one of the most prestigious colleges in the world. Does the college, does the Scratch Team, approve and support this extension?


On a final note, I would like us to reevaluate our decision to include this as an article one last time.


Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg CΟ…Ζ¨Ρ‚ΟƒΠΌΠ½Ξ±cκΡя ( Ρ‚Ξ±ΚŸΞΊ | cσптяıв ) 21:36, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

People think the page should exist and I am expressing my opinions that go against the grain as new insight. That is called a devils advocate.
anyways yes this extension is popular but it seems just like a separate extension not really worthy of being a separate wiki page.
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 04:06, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
SO should we keep it as a wiki page? My main point was bolded just above, which has not been answered.
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg CΟ…Ζ¨Ρ‚ΟƒΠΌΠ½Ξ±cκΡя ( Ρ‚Ξ±ΚŸΞΊ | cσптяıв ) 16:01, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
seeing the content on the page i think it should not exist. i feel like everything on the isonline page could be written on their website rather than the wiki
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 17:20, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
Should we delete the article then?
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg CΟ…Ζ¨Ρ‚ΟƒΠΌΠ½Ξ±cκΡя ( Ρ‚Ξ±ΚŸΞΊ | cσптяıв ) 17:23, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
We should probably wait for some other admins/EWs/users before deleting the article. Perhaps it could get moved to a user's subpages.
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 17:25, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
I still support the article. Plus if IsOnline ever goes away the Wiki would be there to document its historical notability.
Turkey3MiniProfilePic.pngTurkey3Sig1.pngTurkey3Sig2.pngTurkey3Sig3.pngContributionsTurkey3Sig5.png 17:26, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜I see your point, but the thing with me is that by having this article, I believe that we are showing the the ST and MIT support these extensions. If iO ever goes sour, than we will have to document that too, correct? So does the ST support the article and by extension, the extension itself, does the college do the same?
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg CΟ…Ζ¨Ρ‚ΟƒΠΌΠ½Ξ±cκΡя ( Ρ‚Ξ±ΚŸΞΊ | cσптяıв ) 17:42, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

I don't see it as any different from articles like BYOB or Explore (Scratch Modification) or Dream (Scratch Modifcation). The only difference I see is that it's an extension instead of a modification, but both still play a role in enhancing Scratch's current features.
Turkey3MiniProfilePic.pngTurkey3Sig1.pngTurkey3Sig2.pngTurkey3Sig3.pngContributionsTurkey3Sig5.png 17:50, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
We have a quote from thisandagain stating that the ST doesn't support isOnline. Also, we have a wiki page on something called Kurt which I didn't even know existed until I clicked the random page button. So if THAT gets a page, isOnline definitely should.
Pylar (talk | contribs) 18:08, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
There's also the issue of pages that exist on the Wiki that wouldn't be allowed of this day. Kurt, and the other mod pages would of gone through the same amount of discussion if the page were created on this day rather than in 2013, etc.
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 18:16, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
But the question is: Are those mods completely supported by the ST? I am aware that iO is not.
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg CΟ…Ζ¨Ρ‚ΟƒΠΌΠ½Ξ±cκΡя ( Ρ‚Ξ±ΚŸΞΊ | cσптяıв ) 18:28, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
Of course not, they'll never officially support anything that's not theirs because don't want to be liable if something goes wrong with a program beyond their control.
Turkey3MiniProfilePic.pngTurkey3Sig1.pngTurkey3Sig2.pngTurkey3Sig3.pngContributionsTurkey3Sig5.png 21:25, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
So then should they be deleted? Or, Should we move these to a category of users' extensions with a sice red template saying that these are only to document popular extensions and are not supported by the ST?
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg CΟ…Ζ¨Ρ‚ΟƒΠΌΠ½Ξ±cκΡя ( Ρ‚Ξ±ΚŸΞΊ | cσптяıв ) 14:56, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜ Yes Done Banned. iO article was already deleted by ST.

oh sig
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 07:40, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
add anchor
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 07:20, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Change favicon

Yes Done

My brother suggested this, and I thought it would be nice, so here’s the idea:

Change the site favicon - the little icon that appears next to the tab title.

Currently, it is the 1.4 site logo. My suggested change is to the current Wiki globe icon, without the wordmark:

Wiki icon.png

Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
06:24, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

Yzyzyz (talk | contribs) 06:34, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 12:49, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
+1! This would make much more sense :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 14:37, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
I support this.
Turkey3MiniProfilePic.pngTurkey3Sig1.pngTurkey3Sig2.pngTurkey3Sig3.pngContributionsTurkey3Sig5.png 16:00, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
That would look better! +1
Vuton Logo.png -Vuton- (Talk πŸ’¬ | Contribs πŸ’Ύ | Pages πŸ“š) 16:03, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 21:34, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜I like the idea, but I think it should stay as it is the same as the normal Scratch Webpage.
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg CΟ…Ζ¨Ρ‚ΟƒΠΌΠ½Ξ±cκΡя ( Ρ‚Ξ±ΚŸΞΊ | cσптяıв ) 22:15, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

I think this is a great idea! I didn't really notice this for a while. It would easily help me distinguish between which tabs I have open that are Scratch and the wiki. :P
User:WolfCat67 ᙑᗝα’ͺFα™…α—©T67 ( Talk | Contributions | Subpages ) 22:54, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
I agree with using File:Wiki icon.png--
Apple502j (talk | contribs) 03:25, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
@Customhacker -- do you mean the site favicon for scratch.mit.edu (the normal one)?
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 15:21, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg CΟ…Ζ¨Ρ‚ΟƒΠΌΠ½Ξ±cκΡя ( Ρ‚Ξ±ΚŸΞΊ | cσптяıв ) 15:40, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
Maybe it should be that, but I kinda still think it should be Wiki icon.png.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 16:51, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
I'm torn between supporting using Wiki icon.png or Scratch icon.png (the site favicon for the main Scratch site), as there are good things about each (I could only think of a few):
Scratch icon.png:
  • This would make it the same across all of Scratch.
  • It's part of the actual Scratch Logo.
Wiki icon.png:
  • It seems more "wiki-ish" than the other one.
  • It looks pretty cool (in my opinion).
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 02:26, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
The Scratch Cat is a trademark of Scratch - just as the S is. I think the wiki is separate enough from Scratch to have its own favicon. I say the wiki globe is better.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:45, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜ I think the Wiki Globe is better. The Wiki is separate from the main Scratch website enough that the favicons can be different.
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 14:39, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

I agree. Like Kenny2scratch said, the wiki globe still has the Scratch Cat on it, so people would probably still know it was about Scratch.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 14:43, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
@Bigpuppy Or, you know, the name of the wiki and the subject might make people realize it's about Scratch. :P
User:WolfCat67 ᙑᗝα’ͺFα™…α—©T67 ( Talk | Contributions | Subpages ) 17:59, 25 August 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, bad wording. I meant it should still be related to Scratch (like it shouldn't just be the Wikipedia logo). And the wiki globe maintains that while still being the wiki globe.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 18:14, 25 August 2017 (UTC)
So we agree that the wiki globe is the icon we want? I'll ping scmb1 about this then.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:55, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
Nice! :P
Vuton Logo.png -Vuton- (Talk πŸ’¬ | Contribs πŸ’Ύ | Pages πŸ“š) 08:05, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
Great, can't wait :D
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 02:53, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜Yes Done; the wiki has been moved to a new domain and the icon has been changed.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk β–ͺ︎ contribs 17:28, 17 February 2018 (CET)

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