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[[File:Scratch Maintenance.jpg|thumb|300px|What the [[Scratch]] website looks like when in maintenance mode.]]
 
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'''Maintenance mode''' is when the [[Scratch Team]] is modifying code on the [[Scratch Website]]. The website is only available to Scratch Team members during this time. Before the maintenance screen appears, the Scratch Team often gives advance warning in the [[Scratch Discussion Forums|forums]], unless the maintenance screen is only in place for a short period of time. In the duration of the maintenance, resources such as images used in Scratch Wiki signatures as well as authentication using the [[Scratch API]] on other sites are unavailable as well.
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'''Maintenance mode''' is when the [[Scratch Team]] is modifying code on the [[Scratch Website]]. The website is only available to Scratch Team members during this time. Before the maintenance screen appears, the Scratch Team often gives advance warning in the [[Scratch Discussion Forums|forums]] and the [[Scratch News|news]], unless the maintenance screen is only in place for a short period of time or is for an unexpected reason (see [[#Other Causes|the "other causes" section]] for examples). Throughout the duration of the maintenance, resources such as images used in Scratch Wiki signatures are not available.
  
 
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==Other Causes==

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File:Scratch Maintenance.jpg
What the Scratch website looks like when in maintenance mode.

Maintenance mode is when the Scratch Team is modifying code on the Scratch Website. The website is only available to Scratch Team members during this time. Before the maintenance screen appears, the Scratch Team often gives advance warning in the forums and the news, unless the maintenance screen is only in place for a short period of time or is for an unexpected reason (see the "other causes" section for examples). Throughout the duration of the maintenance, resources such as images used in Scratch Wiki signatures are not available.

Other Causes

The Scratch Maintenance Screen has been used in the case of power outages and weather issues, sometimes with a modified message below the image. When this happens, users generally get a 503 "Service Unavailable" error. A similar screen was also used when the website was being updated to Scratch 2.0 from May 6, 2013 to May 9.

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