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[[File:Comments.png|thumb|300px|A comment that has been replied to.]]A '''comment''' is a message that is posted on a [[project]], [[studio]] or [[profile Page|profile page]]. [[Scratcher|Users]] can also reply to comments; replies are only one level deep, but a user can choose to reply to any specific comment in a reply chain. Comments are automatically prefaced with @username to indicate whom they are meant for. Comments can be deleted by the [[Scratch Team]] or the project owner, and are automatically removed when reported inappropriate by two or more users. However, there are checks in place to ensure the two reports are from two separate users.<ref>https://scratch.mit.edu/users/Paddle2See/#comments-20153769</ref> As of January 4th, [[Timeline#2017|2017]], there are around 99 million comments.<ref>http://scratch.mit.edu/statistics/</ref> [[File:Leave_A_Comment_Box.png|300px|thumb|right|The box you leave a comment in.]]  
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[[File:Comments.png|thumb|A comment that has been replied to.]]
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A '''comment''' is a message that is posted on a [[project]], [[studio]] or [[Profile Page|profile page]]. Users are also able to reply to comments; replies are only one level deep, but a user can choose to reply to any specific comment in a reply chain. Replies are automatically prefaced with @username to indicate whom they are meant for. Comments can be deleted by the [[Scratch Team]] or the owner of the profile/project (but can only be deleted by the Scratch Team on studios), and are automatically removed when reported inappropriate by two or more users{{citation needed|date=August 2020}}. However, there are checks in place to ensure the two reports are from two separate users.<ref>[[users:Paddle2See/#comments-20153769]]{{dead link}}</ref> As of March [[Timeline#2020|2020]], there are around 240 million comments.<ref>[[scratch:statistics]]</ref>
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[[File:Leave A Comment Box.png|300px|thumb|right|The box that comments are left in.]]
 
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== Use ==
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Comments are used mainly to give feedback and constructive criticism on projects and studios. They are also used to message, notify, ask questions, and have a conversation with scratchers. Comments are the primary mode of communication on the Scratch website.
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== Usage ==
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Comments are used mainly to give feedback and constructive criticism on projects and studios. They may also be used to message, notify, ask questions, and have a conversation with Scratchers. Comments are the primary method of communication on the Scratch website.
  
 
== Notifications ==
 
== Notifications ==
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When a comment is posted, a message is sent to the owner of the project or profile. Users are also notified when their comments are replied to.
 
When a comment is posted, a message is sent to the owner of the project or profile. Users are also notified when their comments are replied to.
  
== Emoticons ==
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== Emojis ==
{{Main|Scratch Emoji}}
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Emojis are features in comments which allow you to create specific images, by typing an underscore, the name of the image, followed by another underscore. The images which can be created in comments include [[Scratch Cat]] (_meow_) and [[Gobo]] (_gobo_).
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Emojis are features in comments which allows users to create specific images by typing an underscore, the name of the image, followed by another underscore. Some examples are _meow_ (a [[Scratch Cat]] face) and _waffle_ (an image of a waffle).
== Other Emoticon Suggestions ==
 
Many other suggestions for emoticons have been made.<ref>http://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/9750/</ref> Here are some of the popular ones:
 
* _woof_ or _dog_
 
* [[Gobo's Friends|_pico_, _giga_, _tera_ and _nano_]]
 
 
 
Even some users are wanting to use it in the forums.<ref>https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/169646/?page=1</ref> Some users may unknowingly post emoticon codes on topic titles or posts.<ref>https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/152736/?page=1#post-1432062</ref>
 
 
 
== Problems ==
 
Comments can be abused in many ways, all of which are considered [[spam]]. These include:
 
* Replying to the first comment on a project with "lower" and "lowest".
 
* Linking to one's unrelated projects or advertising.
 
* Pleading for attention.
 
* Posting one's view number. Like "2nd view!" and "100th view!".
 
* Posting one's love or favorite number. Like "100th love it!".
 
* Replying to a comment saying how long ago it was posted, like "Now ago" and "0 minutes ago".
 
* Posting "1st", "first comment", or "I'm the only one who posted".
 
* Posting the aforementioned "{{e|meow}}", "{{e|gobo}}", or "{{E|waffle}}" icons in certain contexts.
 
* Posting inappropriate or hateful messages.
 
Inappropriate and spam messages should always be [[report]]ed.
 
  
 
== Restrictions ==
 
== Restrictions ==
There are a few restrictions on comments:
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To prevent spam and malicious use, restrictions were added to commenting on Scratch:
*One must be logged in to comment (prevents spam).
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* Comments may only be placed by logged in users
*Comments may be no longer than five hundred characters.
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* Comments have a maximum length of five hundred characters
*A comment cannot be posted if the user recently made three similar comments.
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* Comments cannot use 10 or 11 numerical digits in a row (designed to prevent the sharing of phone numbers)
*Comments must be appropriate: a [[censor]] prevents swearing and offensive language. A "Report" option is listed next to the "Reply" button, with which users may report disrespectful comments and spam. If the comment is censored, the user may be muted for the day. {{citation needed}}
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* Comments with the same content cannot be posted more than three times in a short while
*Users owning a project or studio may disable comments.
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* Comments may not contain profanity subject to a [[censor]]
*[[New Scratcher]]s must wait 30 seconds between posting comments.
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* Comments can be disabled by the owner of the profile, project, or studio
*Comments can't be blank (no characters), but there is a workaround that allows a user to post an empty comment<ref>https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/99535244/</ref>.
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* Comments are subject to a rate limit (2 seconds for Scratchers and 30 seconds for [[New Scratchers]])
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* Comments cannot be blank (no characters)
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** There is a known workaround for posting empty comments using unsupported characters<ref>[[projects:99535244]]</ref><ref>[[projects:125363767]] "post empty comments here"-WorldLanguages</ref>
  
 
== Constructive Criticism ==
 
== Constructive Criticism ==
Constructive criticism is advice that is given to someone which is useful and intended to help or improve something. The Scratch Team encourages Scratchers to leave constructive criticism in comments on others' projects, rather than mean, unhelpful, or spam ones. Good constructive criticism usually points out a project's strengths, then gives ideas for future improvement.
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Constructive criticism is advice that is given to someone which is useful and intended to help or improve something. The Scratch Team encourages Scratchers to leave constructive criticism in comments on others' projects, rather than mean, unhelpful, or spam criticism. Good constructive criticism usually points out a project's strengths, then gives ideas for future improvement.
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== Disabling comments ==
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[[File:Checkbox to toggle comments.png|200px|thumb|left|The slider to toggle commenting.]]
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[[File:Comments turned off profile.png|300px|thumb|right|An example of a profile with commenting turned off.]]
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Commenting can be disabled on a profile, studio, or project by its owner or by the Scratch Team.
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== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
*[[Scratch Suggestions#Commenting|Comment (Scratch Suggestions)]]
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Latest revision as of 21:38, 22 November 2020

"Comment" redirects here. For the comment attachable to a script, see Comment (programming feature).
A comment that has been replied to.

A comment is a message that is posted on a project, studio or profile page. Users are also able to reply to comments; replies are only one level deep, but a user can choose to reply to any specific comment in a reply chain. Replies are automatically prefaced with @username to indicate whom they are meant for. Comments can be deleted by the Scratch Team or the owner of the profile/project (but can only be deleted by the Scratch Team on studios), and are automatically removed when reported inappropriate by two or more users[citation needed]. However, there are checks in place to ensure the two reports are from two separate users.[1] As of March 2020, there are around 240 million comments.[2]

The box that comments are left in.


Usage

Comments are used mainly to give feedback and constructive criticism on projects and studios. They may also be used to message, notify, ask questions, and have a conversation with Scratchers. Comments are the primary method of communication on the Scratch website.

Notifications

See also: Messages and Notifications

When a comment is posted, a message is sent to the owner of the project or profile. Users are also notified when their comments are replied to.

Emojis

Main article: Scratch Emoji

Emojis are features in comments which allows users to create specific images by typing an underscore, the name of the image, followed by another underscore. Some examples are _meow_ (a Scratch Cat face) and _waffle_ (an image of a waffle).

Restrictions

To prevent spam and malicious use, restrictions were added to commenting on Scratch:

  • Comments may only be placed by logged in users
  • Comments have a maximum length of five hundred characters
  • Comments cannot use 10 or 11 numerical digits in a row (designed to prevent the sharing of phone numbers)
  • Comments with the same content cannot be posted more than three times in a short while
  • Comments may not contain profanity subject to a censor
  • Comments can be disabled by the owner of the profile, project, or studio
  • Comments are subject to a rate limit (2 seconds for Scratchers and 30 seconds for New Scratchers)
  • Comments cannot be blank (no characters)
    • There is a known workaround for posting empty comments using unsupported characters[3][4]

Constructive Criticism

Constructive criticism is advice that is given to someone which is useful and intended to help or improve something. The Scratch Team encourages Scratchers to leave constructive criticism in comments on others' projects, rather than mean, unhelpful, or spam criticism. Good constructive criticism usually points out a project's strengths, then gives ideas for future improvement.

Disabling comments

The slider to toggle commenting.
An example of a profile with commenting turned off.

Commenting can be disabled on a profile, studio, or project by its owner or by the Scratch Team.

See Also

References