|This article or section documents something not included in the current version of Scratch (3.0). It is only useful from a historical perspective.|
Prior to Scratch 2.0, this section was called "Newest Projects" and was at the top of the Front Page. During the first few weeks of 2.0, it was called "What the Community is Sharing".
The section was removed from the front page on August 2007, due to complaints of inappropriate projects being shown on the front page. It was returned on the Front Page renovations of May 31, 2009, but only for users logged in to the website.
In mid-November 2010, the project display system was changed to a new mode — random selection. Previously it would display the three most recently uploaded projects every five minutes, leaving out many projects.
This row was usually criticized and had been suggested to be removed many times. This was because of complaints of inappropriate projects appearing on the front page and the row's reputation as a base for projects which users do not find interesting. The Scratch Team made no comment on the issue, mostly because it helped Scratchers discover new projects and had been there for a long time.
The row was removed in April 2018, because although it was meant to help undiscovered Scratchers it did not do that effectively enough and it could be taken advantage of by trolls. Ths feature was replaced a "recent project" option in the "Explore" section.
- thisandagain. (21/4/2018). "We would like to remove the recently shared projects row from the homepage." https://github.com/LLK/scratch-www/issues/1860