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An '''SDS Curator''', or [[Scratch Design Studio]]  Curator, is a [[Studio#Curators|curator]] selected to add [[project]]s to the Scratch Design Studio. The Scratch Design Studio is a themed studio run by the [[Scratch Team]] and appearing on the [[Front Page|front page]] that is changed approximately every month. SDS curators can recommend new curators, and if some other curators say that they would be a good part of the team, and the Scratch Team approves of them becoming one, they will get an invite to become an SDS curator.
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A '''[[Scratch Design Studio]]  [[Curator]],''' or a '''SDS Curator,''' is a [[Studio#Curators|curator]] selected to add [[project]]s to the Scratch Design Studio. The Scratch Design Studio is a themed [[studio]] run by the [[Scratch Team]] that appears on the [[Front Page|front page]] and is changed approximately every month. SDS Curators can recommend new curators, and if other curators agree that they would be a good addition to the team, and the Scratch Team approves of them becoming one, they will get an invite to become an SDS Curator. They have also shared a project that is a tutorial on [[projects:413689067|how to become an SDS Curator]], with tips on what they look for in new SDS Curators. All Scratch Design Studios are created by the account ScratchDesignStudio which is controlled by the [[Scratch Team]].
  
==List of SDS Curators==
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== List of Scratch Design Studio Curators ==
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=== Current Scratch Design Studio Curators ===
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The following users are then invited to be curators of the studio:<ref>https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/3963359/</ref>
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{{note|The curators are listed in alphabetical order.}}
  
All Scratch Design Studios are created by the account ScratchDesignStudio.
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* -Accio-
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* -GlitterSquad-
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* Abstract-
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* bigpuppy
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* BY147258369
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* ceebee ([[Scratch Team]] member)
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* fromage-
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* getbent
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* huagoose
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* Illusion705
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* jakel181
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* makethebrainhappy
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* MistyRain17
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* oriquack
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* PackersRuleGoPack
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* PegasusHT
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* scmb1 ([[Scratch Team]] member)
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* scratchinghead
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* Toripikchu
  
===Current SDS Curators===
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[[Scratch Team]] members also help with the Scratch Design Studio, although most of them don't curate the studios.{{cn|date=October 2018}}
The following users are then invited to be curators of the studio:<ref>http://scratch.mit.edu/studios/686604/curators/</ref>
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{{note|The curators are listed in alphabetical order.}}
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=== Past Scratch Design Studio Curators ===
*BlueDogXL
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The following were SDS curators at one point, but have opted out or gone inactive. [[File:Create with these Characters Curators.png|thumb|right|All Camp Counselors were curators of the Create with These Characters SDS.]]
*CrazyNimbus
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{{note|There have been other SDS Curators that retired, but some of them are unknown since they didn't curate the studios until the update was added where people could curate studios.}}
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*GreenIeaf
 
*Ionosphere
 
*jji7skyline
 
*JJROCKER
 
*Malik44
 
*puppymk
 
*scmb1 ([[Scratch Team]] member)
 
*speakvisually ([[Scratch Team]] member)
 
*st19_galla
 
*technoboy10
 
*The_Grits
 
*Unrealisation
 
*ZaharaMar
 
  
===Past SDS Curators===
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* -PRO-
The following were SDS curators at one point, but have opted out or are not currently active: [[File:Create with these Characters Curators.png|thumb|right|All Camp Counselors were curators of the Create with These Characters SDS.]]
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* 4LeafClovR
*777atscratch
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* 777atscratch
*derpmeup
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* BlueDogXL
*joletole
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* BreakTheIcing
*LiFaytheGoblin
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* coke11
*lilacfuzz101
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* CrazyNimbus
*pokemongardevoir
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* Csoup
*poopo
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* derpmeup
*Scimonster
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* fmtfmtfmt2
*sparks  
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* GreenIeaf
*stevetheipad
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* Hamish752
*taranir (then-[[Scratch Team]] member)
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* Imagination_Box
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* Ionosphere
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* jji7skyline
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* JJROCKER
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* joletole
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* knight5656
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* lauraisawsome
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* LiFaytheGoblin (then-[[Scratch Team]] member)
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* Lightnin (then-[[Scratch Team]] member)
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* lilacfuzz101
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* Malik44
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* pokemongardevoir
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* poopo
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* puppymk
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* sparks
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* speakvisually ([[Scratch Team]] member)
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* st19_galla
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* stevetheipad
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* Scimonster
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* taranir (then-[[Scratch Team]] member)
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* technoboy10 (then-[[Scratch Team]] member)
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* The_Grits
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* Thinking_Upward
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* Unrealisation
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* venomous-squirrel
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* wackerL
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* Wolfie1996
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* ZaharaMar
  
 
In the Create with these Characters SDS, all [[Creative Characters Camp|CCC]] counselors were made curators.<ref>http://scratch.mit.edu/studios/497878/curators/</ref>
 
In the Create with these Characters SDS, all [[Creative Characters Camp|CCC]] counselors were made curators.<ref>http://scratch.mit.edu/studios/497878/curators/</ref>
  
==Duties==
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== Duties ==
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SDS Curators spend many hours with SDS-related work. For instance, they add/review projects, they discuss SDS related things in the SDS Private Forum, and more. It isn't an easy job to have.
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=== Reviewing and Adding Projects ===
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One of the main duties of a SDS Curator is to add projects to the SDS. However, the SDS Curators also have to review the project first, to make sure it's suitable for the front page, and that it fits the requirements of the SDS. It's not uncommon for a SDS Curator to not add a project, but when they don't, they notify the creator of the project that the project was not added for whatever reason, and sometimes ask them to repost the link when fixed. When a project is added, they also notify the creator, telling the user that their project has been added. This is to avoid confusion among the user and other curators. Curators discuss specific projects they aren't sure about in the private SDS forum.
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=== Answering Questions ===
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Curators are also expected to answer questions other users have about the Scratch Design Studio, and about Scratch in general as well.
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=== Choosing New SDS Themes ===
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The SDS Curators and the Scratch Team also choose future SDS themes. Some SDS studios are new and original ideas for themes, and some ideas chosen were submitted as a project in the "Propose Scratch Design Studio Themes!" studio.
  
The duties of a Scratch Design Studio curator are to review and add projects that are submitted in the studio's comments. Anybody can make a project for the studio, and SDS curators look through the submissions from where the last project was added and add some submissions. They have to check if the project fits the studio's theme before adding it, and if it would be appropriate for the front page. If a curator is unsure whether to add a project or not, they ask whether it would work in the SDS Curator Meeting Area.
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=== Setting Up New Studios ===
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When a theme has been officially chosen, the SDS curators create the studio. The studio itself is created by the [[Scratch Team]] under the account [[users:ScratchDesignStudio|ScratchDesignStudio]], but the curators add the description, thumbnail, title and seed projects. They often discuss their progress in the private SDS forum.
  
Curators also have to answer questions other users have about the Scratch Design Studio, and answer comments in the studios. The SDS curators also choose future SDS themes with the Scratch Team. Some SDS studios are new  and original ideas for themes, and some ideas picked were submitted as a project in the 'Propose SDS Themes Here!' studio.
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=== Choosing New Curators ===
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When new curators are required, the current SDS curators discuss in the private SDS forum about adding new ones. When new curators have been decided on, the Scratch Team contacts the curator.
  
==Becoming a Curator==
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== Becoming a Curator ==
  
The then-Scratch Team member taranir made a project explaining how you could become an SDS curator. It said:
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The past Scratch Team member taranir made a project explaining how you could become an SDS curator. Later, SDS curators updated the project with more information. Taranir's project said:
  
 
{{quote|Be friendly, thoughtful and polite.
 
{{quote|Be friendly, thoughtful and polite.
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SDS curators have to answer hundreds of comments, not just add projects. This includes answering various questions about Scratch and SDS, or making constructive comments about projects. You can show that you fit the role by making helpful replies to comments like these!
 
SDS curators have to answer hundreds of comments, not just add projects. This includes answering various questions about Scratch and SDS, or making constructive comments about projects. You can show that you fit the role by making helpful replies to comments like these!
  
Be reliable, and committed.
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Be reliable and committed.
  
 
We need curators that will be active and dedicated for at least a few months. They should also let us know if they'll be inactive for long periods of time or need to step down. Real life and school comes first, but you should not ask to be an SDS curator unless you know that you'll be able to check in and add a few projects a couple times a week.
 
We need curators that will be active and dedicated for at least a few months. They should also let us know if they'll be inactive for long periods of time or need to step down. Real life and school comes first, but you should not ask to be an SDS curator unless you know that you'll be able to check in and add a few projects a couple times a week.
  
 
SDS curators are chosen when we see people doing all these things in the community. There is currently no application process, but you can be invited to be a curator by giving great, constructive feedback to submissions over a
 
SDS curators are chosen when we see people doing all these things in the community. There is currently no application process, but you can be invited to be a curator by giving great, constructive feedback to submissions over a
long period of time.|taranir, then-[[Scratch Team]] member <ref>http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/12494058/</ref>}}
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long period of time.|taranir, then-[[Scratch Team]] member<ref>http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/55738732/</ref>}}
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== Scratch Design Studio Helper ==
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An SDS helper is a Scratcher who, through helping around in an SDS (answering questions, giving feedback, etc.), is invited to curate the studio that they helped in to solely add projects, answer questions, and give feedback. It is not a guarantee they will be invited to the new SDS after the original SDS they helped in, and it is not a guarantee that if one helps out in the SDS they'll get an invite. The SDS helpers curate the studios, while the SDS curators manage the studios.<ref>https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/2980472/curators Design a New Scratch Character. The first SDS where "SDS helpers" were invited to curate the studio.</ref> SDS helper is not an official name, and was given by the community.
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SDS helpers are different to SDS curators as curators help decide new curators and plan new studios whereas helpers do not. More information on the difference between helpers and curators can be found [https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/199651019/ here] in a project created by SDS curator makethebrainhappy.
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== Scratch Design Studio Translator ==
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A Scratch Design Studio Translator is a Scratcher who is invited to help translate to current SDS, but does not necessarily manage or curate the SDS studio. The role of the translators are to translate the description of the SDS, preferably within two weeks of it appearing on the front page.<ref>[[studios:4679809]]</ref>
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=== Current Scratch Design Studio Translators ===
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{{note|The translators are listed in alphabetical order.}}
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* 54329 (Hebrew)
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* _ArtCode_ (Russian)
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* ahmetlii (Turkish)
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* Bumaof (Bengali, taking turns with R4356th)
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* cs3549738 (Telugu)
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* cat-991 (Spanish, Substitute Translator)
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* CocoTheWarrior (Norwegian)
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* DancingLine (Indonesian)
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* Fyndora (German)
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* huagoose (Traditional & Simplified Chinese)
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* jakel181 (German)
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* Kadeinwales9 (Welsh)
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* manikas (Lithuanian)
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* Markchai (Simplified Chinese, Substitute Translator)
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* MeowyTitan08 (Irish)
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* Mima-Explorer (Serbian)
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* NilstheBest (French)
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* Ninja-Super-Girl (Swedish, taking turns with tigp14)
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* oriquack (Korean)
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* pociongi (Polish)
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* R4356th (Bengali, taking turns with Bumaof)
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* Rainbow_Reality (Galician)
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* sssderp (Vietnamese)
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* tigp14 (Swedish, taking turns with Ninja-Super-Girl)
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* vinu45654 (Spanish)
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* xXduskstarXx (Romanian)
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* yorissen (Japanese)
  
==See Also==
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== See Also ==
*[[Studio]]
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* [[Scratch Design Studio]]
*[[Scratch Design Studio]]
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* [[Scratch Design Studio Row]]
*[[Scratch Design Studio Row]]
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* [[Scratch Design Studio/Studios]]
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* [[Studio]]
  
==References==
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== References ==
 
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A Scratch Design Studio Curator, or a SDS Curator, is a curator selected to add projects to the Scratch Design Studio. The Scratch Design Studio is a themed studio run by the Scratch Team that appears on the front page and is changed approximately every month. SDS Curators can recommend new curators, and if other curators agree that they would be a good addition to the team, and the Scratch Team approves of them becoming one, they will get an invite to become an SDS Curator. They have also shared a project that is a tutorial on how to become an SDS Curator, with tips on what they look for in new SDS Curators. All Scratch Design Studios are created by the account ScratchDesignStudio which is controlled by the Scratch Team.

List of Scratch Design Studio Curators

Current Scratch Design Studio Curators

The following users are then invited to be curators of the studio:[1]

Note Note: The curators are listed in alphabetical order.
  • -Accio-
  • -GlitterSquad-
  • Abstract-
  • bigpuppy
  • BY147258369
  • ceebee (Scratch Team member)
  • fromage-
  • getbent
  • huagoose
  • Illusion705
  • jakel181
  • makethebrainhappy
  • MistyRain17
  • oriquack
  • PackersRuleGoPack
  • PegasusHT
  • scmb1 (Scratch Team member)
  • scratchinghead
  • Toripikchu

Scratch Team members also help with the Scratch Design Studio, although most of them don't curate the studios.[citation needed]

Past Scratch Design Studio Curators

The following were SDS curators at one point, but have opted out or gone inactive.
All Camp Counselors were curators of the Create with These Characters SDS.
Note Note: There have been other SDS Curators that retired, but some of them are unknown since they didn't curate the studios until the update was added where people could curate studios.
  • -PRO-
  • 4LeafClovR
  • 777atscratch
  • BlueDogXL
  • BreakTheIcing
  • coke11
  • CrazyNimbus
  • Csoup
  • derpmeup
  • fmtfmtfmt2
  • GreenIeaf
  • Hamish752
  • Imagination_Box
  • Ionosphere
  • jji7skyline
  • JJROCKER
  • joletole
  • knight5656
  • lauraisawsome
  • LiFaytheGoblin (then-Scratch Team member)
  • Lightnin (then-Scratch Team member)
  • lilacfuzz101
  • Malik44
  • pokemongardevoir
  • poopo
  • puppymk
  • sparks
  • speakvisually (Scratch Team member)
  • st19_galla
  • stevetheipad
  • Scimonster
  • taranir (then-Scratch Team member)
  • technoboy10 (then-Scratch Team member)
  • The_Grits
  • Thinking_Upward
  • Unrealisation
  • venomous-squirrel
  • wackerL
  • Wolfie1996
  • ZaharaMar

In the Create with these Characters SDS, all CCC counselors were made curators.[2]

Duties

SDS Curators spend many hours with SDS-related work. For instance, they add/review projects, they discuss SDS related things in the SDS Private Forum, and more. It isn't an easy job to have.

Reviewing and Adding Projects

One of the main duties of a SDS Curator is to add projects to the SDS. However, the SDS Curators also have to review the project first, to make sure it's suitable for the front page, and that it fits the requirements of the SDS. It's not uncommon for a SDS Curator to not add a project, but when they don't, they notify the creator of the project that the project was not added for whatever reason, and sometimes ask them to repost the link when fixed. When a project is added, they also notify the creator, telling the user that their project has been added. This is to avoid confusion among the user and other curators. Curators discuss specific projects they aren't sure about in the private SDS forum.

Answering Questions

Curators are also expected to answer questions other users have about the Scratch Design Studio, and about Scratch in general as well.

Choosing New SDS Themes

The SDS Curators and the Scratch Team also choose future SDS themes. Some SDS studios are new and original ideas for themes, and some ideas chosen were submitted as a project in the "Propose Scratch Design Studio Themes!" studio.

Setting Up New Studios

When a theme has been officially chosen, the SDS curators create the studio. The studio itself is created by the Scratch Team under the account ScratchDesignStudio, but the curators add the description, thumbnail, title and seed projects. They often discuss their progress in the private SDS forum.

Choosing New Curators

When new curators are required, the current SDS curators discuss in the private SDS forum about adding new ones. When new curators have been decided on, the Scratch Team contacts the curator.

Becoming a Curator

The past Scratch Team member taranir made a project explaining how you could become an SDS curator. Later, SDS curators updated the project with more information. Taranir's project said:

Be friendly, thoughtful and polite.

Comment often, and constructively.

SDS curators have to answer hundreds of comments, not just add projects. This includes answering various questions about Scratch and SDS, or making constructive comments about projects. You can show that you fit the role by making helpful replies to comments like these!

Be reliable and committed.

We need curators that will be active and dedicated for at least a few months. They should also let us know if they'll be inactive for long periods of time or need to step down. Real life and school comes first, but you should not ask to be an SDS curator unless you know that you'll be able to check in and add a few projects a couple times a week.

SDS curators are chosen when we see people doing all these things in the community. There is currently no application process, but you can be invited to be a curator by giving great, constructive feedback to submissions over a long period of time.

– taranir, then-Scratch Team member[3]

Scratch Design Studio Helper

An SDS helper is a Scratcher who, through helping around in an SDS (answering questions, giving feedback, etc.), is invited to curate the studio that they helped in to solely add projects, answer questions, and give feedback. It is not a guarantee they will be invited to the new SDS after the original SDS they helped in, and it is not a guarantee that if one helps out in the SDS they'll get an invite. The SDS helpers curate the studios, while the SDS curators manage the studios.[4] SDS helper is not an official name, and was given by the community.

SDS helpers are different to SDS curators as curators help decide new curators and plan new studios whereas helpers do not. More information on the difference between helpers and curators can be found here in a project created by SDS curator makethebrainhappy.

Scratch Design Studio Translator

A Scratch Design Studio Translator is a Scratcher who is invited to help translate to current SDS, but does not necessarily manage or curate the SDS studio. The role of the translators are to translate the description of the SDS, preferably within two weeks of it appearing on the front page.[5]

Current Scratch Design Studio Translators

Note Note: The translators are listed in alphabetical order.
  • 54329 (Hebrew)
  • _ArtCode_ (Russian)
  • ahmetlii (Turkish)
  • Bumaof (Bengali, taking turns with R4356th)
  • cs3549738 (Telugu)
  • cat-991 (Spanish, Substitute Translator)
  • CocoTheWarrior (Norwegian)
  • DancingLine (Indonesian)
  • Fyndora (German)
  • huagoose (Traditional & Simplified Chinese)
  • jakel181 (German)
  • Kadeinwales9 (Welsh)
  • manikas (Lithuanian)
  • Markchai (Simplified Chinese, Substitute Translator)
  • MeowyTitan08 (Irish)
  • Mima-Explorer (Serbian)
  • NilstheBest (French)
  • Ninja-Super-Girl (Swedish, taking turns with tigp14)
  • oriquack (Korean)
  • pociongi (Polish)
  • R4356th (Bengali, taking turns with Bumaof)
  • Rainbow_Reality (Galician)
  • sssderp (Vietnamese)
  • tigp14 (Swedish, taking turns with Ninja-Super-Girl)
  • vinu45654 (Spanish)
  • xXduskstarXx (Romanian)
  • yorissen (Japanese)

See Also

References

  1. https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/3963359/
  2. http://scratch.mit.edu/studios/497878/curators/
  3. http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/55738732/
  4. https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/2980472/curators Design a New Scratch Character. The first SDS where "SDS helpers" were invited to curate the studio.
  5. studios:4679809