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{{Quote|We think it’s important to explain why we chose to feature a project supporting Pride Month, and why Scratch Team members sometimes share projects or icons related to LGBTQ+ issues. The Community Guidelines say, “Scratch welcomes people of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities.” We believe Scratch should be a space for people to express themselves and share what is important to their lives such as race, gender, religion, etc. We feel respectful comments, projects, and studios about LGBTQ+ are appropriate for the Scratch website. When someone shares their identity, or celebrates their friend’s identity, we want to support that. When someone shares something that is against another person’s identity, we see that as unfriendly and unwelcoming. As members of the Scratch community, Scratch Team members create and share projects about topics important to us, and for some of us, that includes sharing LGBTQ-related projects. And we hope this will inspire other Scratchers to create content about topics that are important to their lives.|ceebee, Scratch Team, 6/29/2017<ref>https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/post/2701530/</ref>}}
 
{{Quote|We think it’s important to explain why we chose to feature a project supporting Pride Month, and why Scratch Team members sometimes share projects or icons related to LGBTQ+ issues. The Community Guidelines say, “Scratch welcomes people of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities.” We believe Scratch should be a space for people to express themselves and share what is important to their lives such as race, gender, religion, etc. We feel respectful comments, projects, and studios about LGBTQ+ are appropriate for the Scratch website. When someone shares their identity, or celebrates their friend’s identity, we want to support that. When someone shares something that is against another person’s identity, we see that as unfriendly and unwelcoming. As members of the Scratch community, Scratch Team members create and share projects about topics important to us, and for some of us, that includes sharing LGBTQ-related projects. And we hope this will inspire other Scratchers to create content about topics that are important to their lives.|ceebee, Scratch Team, 6/29/2017<ref>https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/post/2701530/</ref>}}
 
*[https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/168954677/ Snowflakes] {{-}} This is a simple project where you click your mouse and it creates a snowflake. Scratchers have been arguing about whether or not the code was copied from a book on how to scratch. This also led to manypeople saying that their project was copied and they should get featured.
 
  
 
==Featured Studios==
 
==Featured Studios==

Revision as of 19:39, 16 August 2017

"Featured project" redirects here. For the featured project on a profile page, see Featured Project (Profile Page).
The Featured Projects section shows twenty projects on the front page, as the row is scrollable. Clicking the See More button shows more.
The Featured Projects section on the Front Page is where projects featured by the Scratch Team are displayed. Featured Projects is the highest slot on the Front Page, and the projects that are featured usually reach great popularity.

Some users have suggested that there be a featured users section as well.[1]

Why a Project Gets Featured

The Scratch Team process of featuring and reviewing a project.

Featured projects are not normally chosen for being an advanced project — rather, what is looked for are projects that are unique and have an interesting touch.

Recommendations

Users are allowed to recommend projects to be featured in a forum thread in the Scratch Forums.

The forum thread lists what the Scratch Team is looking for:

  • Simple projects
  • Complex projects
  • Projects that show an innovative use of Scratch
  • Projects that promote collaboration and remixing
  • Projects that show diversity in the Scratch Community, such as gender, age, culture, country, interests, and so on
  • Projects that different kind of people would find enjoyable
  • Projects that inspire

There are restrictions as well; one can not submit a project if it:

  • Was created by you (the most commonly violated condition)
  • Was created by someone who has been on the front page already in the past two months, excluding the Newest Projects and Scratch Design Studio sections of the front page
  • Has received more than 100 loveits already
  • Contains violence
  • Contains language inappropriate for any age
  • Is a copy of a commercial game or story; however, it is okay if it was inspired by it (this is plagiarism/piracy)
  • Has been on the front page already, excluding Newest Projects or the Scratch Design Studio rows
  • Does not work well online

The restrictions were changed after a user complained about them.[2]

Controversy

There were some dispute over the quality of the featured projects.[3] Most of the featured projects were usually simple. This dispute was set back because Scratch Team are looking for simple projects to feature and complex projects usually get popular on their own.

Controversial featured projects

  • Interactive Katzenklavier — A music project which involves making cats meow at different pitches by pressing down keys. Shortly after it was featured, it raised tons of controversy about animal cruelty[4], due to the real concept of the katzenklavier, but later settled down.
  • Animated pride flag — A project which involved a simple animation of a rainbow flag meant to promote LGBT rights. It became unsurprisingly controversial, resulting in many homophobic comments and remixes, which were later removed. It even lead to people questioning whether or not the Scratch Team was making political stances on subjects.[5] In response to the topic, the Scratch Team released a statement:
We think it’s important to explain why we chose to feature a project supporting Pride Month, and why Scratch Team members sometimes share projects or icons related to LGBTQ+ issues. The Community Guidelines say, “Scratch welcomes people of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities.” We believe Scratch should be a space for people to express themselves and share what is important to their lives such as race, gender, religion, etc. We feel respectful comments, projects, and studios about LGBTQ+ are appropriate for the Scratch website. When someone shares their identity, or celebrates their friend’s identity, we want to support that. When someone shares something that is against another person’s identity, we see that as unfriendly and unwelcoming. As members of the Scratch community, Scratch Team members create and share projects about topics important to us, and for some of us, that includes sharing LGBTQ-related projects. And we hope this will inspire other Scratchers to create content about topics that are important to their lives.

– ceebee, Scratch Team, 6/29/2017[6]

Featured Studios

Main article: Featured Studios


The Featured Studios section shows the five most recently featured studios.

A Featured Studio is a studio that has been chosen by one of the Scratch Team members. They are shown in a section on the Front Page that displays the five most recently featured studios.

Unlike other sections on the front page, The Featured Studio section has no time limit. Scratch Team members add a studio whenever they find an interesting one.

Featured Clutters

Main article: Clutter

On the Clutter site, Clutters were featured. These were chosen entirely by an administrator, not suggested by the community.

References

  1. http://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/38198/
  2. https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/111286/?page=4#post-981480
  3. https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/140496/
  4. https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/141400/?page=1#post-1296426
  5. https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/268245/?page=1
  6. https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/post/2701530/

See Also