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{{about|the project statistic|the row on the Front Page with "love" in its name|What the Community is Loving}}
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[[File:loveit20.png|thumb|The '''love-it''' button.]]
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{{about|the project statistic|the row on the Front Page|What the Community is Loving}}
[[File:The love-it button.png|thumb|100px|The old '''love-it''' button.]]
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[[File:love-it 3.png|thumb|75px|The '''love-it''' button in [[Scratch 3.0]].]]
A '''love-it''' is what a user can give a [[project]] if they enjoy it. Love-its are given by clicking the love-it button under the [[Online Player]].
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[[File:Love it button 2.png|thumb|75px|The '''love-it''' button in [[Scratch 2.0]].]]
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[[File:The love-it button.png|thumb|75px|The '''love-it''' button in [[Scratch 1.x]].]]
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A '''love-it''', commonly abbreviated as loves, or likes, is what a user can give a [[project]] if they enjoy it. Love-its are given by clicking the love-it button under the [[Online Player]].
  
 
Rather than a rating system, Scratch uses love-its and [[favorite]]s. Only one love-it can be given by each user, although it is possible for one person to give more than one love-it (see bottom).
 
Rather than a rating system, Scratch uses love-its and [[favorite]]s. Only one love-it can be given by each user, although it is possible for one person to give more than one love-it (see bottom).
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== Usage ==
 
== Usage ==
Love-its are given to a project when a user likes a project. If the user likes that project very much, a favorite is sometimes given as well. People rarely give favorites without loving the project.<ref>{{Template:Forum Archive|97453}}</ref>
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Love-its are given to a project when a user likes a project. If the user likes that project a lot, a favorite is sometimes given as well. People rarely give favorites without loving the project.<ref>[[ar-topic:97453]]</ref>
  
Love-its are sometimes used so when a user gets a certain amount of love-its they will add more to their project, or make a sequel.
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Love-its are sometimes used so that when a user gets a certain amount of love-its, they will add more to their project or make a sequel.
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[[File:What the Community is Loving.png|thumb|500px|What the community is loving row on the front page.]]
  
=== Problems ===
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== Problems ==
==== Prize System ====
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While the love-it system generally works well, some people use it as "[[Wikipedia:Currency|currency]]" and only give something if they have a love-it on a project.<ref>[[studios:1415046]]</ref> Large amounts of love-its are sometimes given as prizes for unofficial contests, such as coloring contests. Some users also just give away "free love-its" instead of only loving what they enjoy.
While the love-it system generally works well, some people use it as "[[Wikipedia:Currency|currency]]," and only give something if they have a love-it on a project.{{citation needed}} Large amounts of love-its are sometimes given as prizes for unofficial contests. Some users also just give away "free love-its" instead of only loving what they enjoy.
 
  
Also, some people who have multiple alternate accounts can love a project one time per account; this means that one person can love a project several times with enough accounts.
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Also, some people who have multiple alternate accounts can love a project one time per account; this means that one person can love a project several times with enough accounts; however, this may result in an [[alert]].
  
==== Trading Love-its ====
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== Trends ==
Although not as wide-spread as [[Follow#Follow4follow|follow4follow]], a smaller trend with the same concept has developed where users will trade love-its, so one user will love-it another user's projects, and vice-versa.
 
  
====Fame====
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=== Trading Love-its ===
Some users have complained that love-its are increasing "[[Fame|fame]]".<ref>http://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/85682/</ref>
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Although not as widespread as [[Follow#Follow4follow|follow4follow]], a smaller trend with the same concept has developed where users will trade love-its, so one user will love-it another user's projects, and vice-versa.
  
===April Fools' Day 2014===
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===Fame===
{{Main|April Fools' Day}}
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Some users have complained that love-its are increasing "[[fame]]."<ref>[[topic:85682]]</ref>
[[File:Paws.PNG|thumb|The new paw symbol. When clicked, it turned the color blue.]]
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===April Fools' Day===
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{{main|April Fools' Day}}
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[[File:Paws.PNG|thumb|The paw symbol. When clicked, it turned the color blue.]]
 
On the April Fools' Day of 2014, the love-it symbol was replaced with a paw. This was meant to go along with the April Fools' Day theme of [[wikipedia:Lolcat|LOLCATZ]].
 
On the April Fools' Day of 2014, the love-it symbol was replaced with a paw. This was meant to go along with the April Fools' Day theme of [[wikipedia:Lolcat|LOLCATZ]].
  
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[[File:Edible project bar.jpg|thumb|The strawberry symbol.  When clicked, it turned the color red.]]
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The love-it symbol on April Fools' day of 2015 was changed to a strawberry for the April Fools' theme of [[Edible Scratch]].
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==See Also==
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* [[Favorite]]
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* [[Featured Projects]]
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* [[What the Community is Loving]]
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* [[What the Community is Remixing]]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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==See Also==
 
*[[Favorite]]
 
*[[What the Community is Loving]]
 
  
 
[[Category:Project Statistics]]
 
[[Category:Project Statistics]]
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[[de:Mag-ich]]
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[[ja:好き]]
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[[fr:Aimer un projet]]

Latest revision as of 20:55, 2 September 2020

This article is about the project statistic. For the row on the Front Page, see What the Community is Loving.
The love-it button in Scratch 3.0.
The love-it button in Scratch 2.0.
The love-it button in Scratch 1.x.

A love-it, commonly abbreviated as loves, or likes, is what a user can give a project if they enjoy it. Love-its are given by clicking the love-it button under the Online Player.

Rather than a rating system, Scratch uses love-its and favorites. Only one love-it can be given by each user, although it is possible for one person to give more than one love-it (see bottom).

The most recent projects that have the most love-its are displayed on the Front Page in the What the Community is Loving section.

Usage

Love-its are given to a project when a user likes a project. If the user likes that project a lot, a favorite is sometimes given as well. People rarely give favorites without loving the project.[1]

Love-its are sometimes used so that when a user gets a certain amount of love-its, they will add more to their project or make a sequel.

What the community is loving row on the front page.

Problems

While the love-it system generally works well, some people use it as "currency" and only give something if they have a love-it on a project.[2] Large amounts of love-its are sometimes given as prizes for unofficial contests, such as coloring contests. Some users also just give away "free love-its" instead of only loving what they enjoy.

Also, some people who have multiple alternate accounts can love a project one time per account; this means that one person can love a project several times with enough accounts; however, this may result in an alert.

Trends

Trading Love-its

Although not as widespread as follow4follow, a smaller trend with the same concept has developed where users will trade love-its, so one user will love-it another user's projects, and vice-versa.

Fame

Some users have complained that love-its are increasing "fame."[3]

April Fools' Day

Main article: April Fools' Day
The paw symbol. When clicked, it turned the color blue.

On the April Fools' Day of 2014, the love-it symbol was replaced with a paw. This was meant to go along with the April Fools' Day theme of LOLCATZ.

The strawberry symbol. When clicked, it turned the color red.

The love-it symbol on April Fools' day of 2015 was changed to a strawberry for the April Fools' theme of Edible Scratch.

See Also

References