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The What the Community is Viewing section on the Front Page.

What the Community is Viewing was a section on the Front Page that existed before Scratch 2.0. It showed three random projects from the ten most viewed projects which were under four days old. Three new projects were chosen from the 10 that were currently the top viewed projects every time the page is refreshed. It was removed due to the fact that Scratch 2.0 counts views by the number of Green Flag clicks during the current page load, so it would be possible for people to cheat by just clicking the Green Flag over and over again.[1]

It was the bottom row of the front page, before it got removed. The current bottom row on the front page after the 2.0 release is "What the Community is Loving".


This section was originally the second to last on the front page, and was called "Top Viewed" at the time. Later on, the name was changed to "Top Viewed Lately", and was moved the bottom section of the Front Page. Finally, the Scratch Team changed the title of the section to its final title, "What the Community is Viewing". The row was removed in the transition to 2.0.[2] It was proposed as a suggestion in the 2.0 forums.[3]

It was removed in Scratch 3.0 because the Scratch Team needed to prevent over-clicking the Green Flag in other to put it back. [4]

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  1. fetchydog567. (16/2/2014). "So if I click the green flag 1000 times, it counts as 1000 views?" post:256655
  2. BobbyF. (9/7/2015). "I can't seem to figure out why it was removed." post:1189902
  3. MinecraftRunner. (9/9/2016). "I think Scratch should have a top 100 most viewed games section." post:2198162
  4. cheddargirl. (31/8/2022). "It's a known suggestion to put it (back) on the front page, but in order to put it back in, we'd have to code a way to prevent over-clicking the green flag." post:6565486
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