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<noinclude>[[Category:Community]]</noinclude>
 
== Bulletin Board for Not-Done Topics ==
 
== Bulletin Board for Not-Done Topics ==
 
{{not done}} (this will never be done completely, so don't archive!)
 
{{not done}} (this will never be done completely, so don't archive!)
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Here's some things that we need your help for.
 
Here's some things that we need your help for.
 
=== Are these done? ===
 
* [[S:CPND#Lack of curiosity at Scratch Wiki?]] - articles are made
 
* [[S:CPND#Should "Griffpatch" become a wiki article?]] - seems rejected
 
  
 
=== <span id="Not done">Other Topics</span> ===
 
=== <span id="Not done">Other Topics</span> ===
 
Topics that are not listed above.
 
Topics that are not listed above.
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==== About Scratch 3.0 ====
 
==== About Scratch 3.0 ====
 
* [[S:CPND#A Thorough Discussion on Thinking of the Past, Present, Future, and Organizing them All]]
 
* [[S:CPND#A Thorough Discussion on Thinking of the Past, Present, Future, and Organizing them All]]
 
* [[S:CPND#3.0 updating]]
 
* [[S:CPND#3.0 updating]]
* [[S:CPND#What should we call the Scratch 3.0 player?]]
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* [[S:CPND#Articles to update for 3.0]]
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==== Articles ====
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* [[S:CPND#Split the Paint Article]]
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* [[S:CPND#New page for mall simulators]]
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* [[S:CPND#Merging Cloud Data Articles?]]
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* [[S:CPND#Naming Blocks]]
  
 
==== About Wiki Management ====
 
==== About Wiki Management ====
 
===== Backend =====
 
===== Backend =====
* [[S:CPND#Mobile Device Skin & Responsive Design for Scratch-Wikis ?]]
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* [[S:CPND#Block Problems]]
* [[S:CPND#Embedding of Scratch Projects]]
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* [[S:CPND#Things We have to Do]]
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===== Page Management =====
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* [[S:CPND#Not Done doesn't get enough attention]]
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* [[S:CPND#Scratch Wiki Adventure]]
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* [[S:CPND#Tip of the Day]]
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* [[S:CPND#Suggestion: Resolved and Unresolved Templates]]
  
 
===== Rules =====
 
===== Rules =====
* [[S:CPND#custom signatures]]
 
 
* [[S:CPND#We have to delete Fair Use]]
 
* [[S:CPND#We have to delete Fair Use]]
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* [[S:CPND#Relax S:NOSP even more]]
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* [[S:CPND#Suggestion: Scratch Wiki:Featured Image Suggestions]]
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* [[S:CPND#Suggestion: Mention that the Privacy Policy and Disclaimers are in German]]
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* [[S:CPND#Constructiveness in Community Portal - An Idea]]
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* [[S:CPND#Suggestion: Have a dedicated page for feedback on the account request system]]
  
 
===== Interwiki =====
 
===== Interwiki =====
* [[S:CPND#We need your help: Apply for getting "International Scratch Wiki Coach"]]
 
 
* [[S:CPND#Why is Interwiki not possible in the english community-portal?]]
 
* [[S:CPND#Why is Interwiki not possible in the english community-portal?]]
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* [[S:CPND#Centralized Cross-Wiki Discussion]]
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===== Community =====
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* [[S:CPND#Scratch Wiki YT Channel]]
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* [[S:CPND#Scratch Wiki talk:Community Portal/Archive 107#Tell users on Wiki Wednesday topics not to spam in replies continuation]]
  
 
To make sure that your thread will not be archived put the template {{not done}} at the top.
 
To make sure that your thread will not be archived put the template {{not done}} at the top.
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{{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 11:09, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
 
{{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 11:09, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
 
:(I have edited this topic a little from its original version){{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 08:16, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
 
:(I have edited this topic a little from its original version){{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 08:16, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
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::Should we add a rejected topics section so that we know which ones to archive? <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 22:51, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
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:::Done.
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:::Updated the list as the author.{{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 09:36, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
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::::Updated! {{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 10:43, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
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:::::Updated. {{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 14:16, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
  
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== Logging server faults ==
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{{not done|Never Done}}
  
== New page for intro/outro ==
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[[/Logging server faults|See dedicated subpage]]{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 09:38, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
  
I think this is a big thing right know so should we have a main space article about intros/outros on one page or on two pages? Also will anyone help we write it?<br>{{User:Asqwde/sig}} 13:50, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
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== March Featured Images ==
:Hmmmm, are you talking about a intro/outro to a project?<scratchsig>NYCDOT</scratchsig> 20:58, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
 
::Yes i am<br>{{User:Asqwde/sig}} 16:38, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
 
:::{{not done}}{{User:NYCDOT/signature}} 14:38, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
 
::::It should be a single article called "Intros and Outros." "Intro" and "Outro" should redirect to it.{{User:Millie S/signature}} 17:08, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
 
::::: I think a single article, to which the searches "Intro" and "Outro" direct to, would be good. It would be useful to Scratchers who don't know what they are and might try to search for one or the other but want to know about both.<br><scratchsig>SuperWhale123</scratchsig> 09:31, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
 
::::::That is a good idea. <scratchsig>Sti_scratch</scratchsig> 04:45, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
 
:::::::I'll help write if you want :) I think that's a swell idea! <scratchsig>EIephant_Lover</scratchsig>  01:18, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
 
::::::::Shall we begin writing it? <scratchsig>Purple_Ember</scratchsig> 15:59, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
 
{{outdent|::::::::}}Sure! I'm not sure what to do with new pages... do we just make the new page and just add to it or do we make it in a sandbox and add it all when it's done? The first one, right? <scratchsig>EIephant_Lover</scratchsig>  20:45, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
 
{{outdent|:::::::::}} I believe so. Let me create the page real quick... <scratchsig>Purple_Ember</scratchsig> 22:19, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
 
 
 
== English Scratch Club ==
 
 
{{not done}}
 
{{not done}}
  
The [https://scratch-dach.info/wiki/Scratch-Wiki:Scratch_Club Scratch club] is a weekly meeting among a group of Scratchers which are contributing actively to the Scratch Wiki and to Scratch in general. The meetings are used to discuss important issues, most notable was the discussion if the transition of the english Wiki should take place. Currently, the weekly meetings are held in German, but we used to have an international Scratch club following after the German one. An alternative could be to make it alternating every week between German and English. As a start, who of the English and international Wiki administrators would be interested in it and able to join? And what would be better: weekly every Monday at 9:00 PM CET or bi-weekly at 8:00 PM? Once I get a tendency about the ''if'' and ''when'', I will bring it up at the next German Scratch club, perhaps already next Monday. <scratchsig>Frodewin</scratchsig> 20:54, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
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Hello everyone! It's time to decide on [[Scratch Wiki Home/Featured Images|featured images]] for March. If you have any suggestions, please leave them below.
:Aw man! I wish I was a admin. Well, I am pretty sure someone (Cough cough Kenny2scatch Cough Cough)<scratchsig>NYCDOT</scratchsig> 22:14, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
 
:I would definitely like to join, but neither 8 or 9 PM CET work for me - I'm in Hong Kong, and 8PM CET is 3AM HKT... Best would be on weekends, since everyone's time is likely to be more flexible - on weekdays, we have work and school, but on weekends times that would normally be during work/school are usually ok. Would 2PM CET on Saturdays (or Sundays) be workable?{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 02:32, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
 
::Hey, I noticed where I live, that 8/9 PM is 3 PMEST(end of school day!), but 2PM CET is 8AMEST which is not good.<scratchsig>NYCDOT</scratchsig> 11:53, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
 
:::I know this has been inactive for a ''very'' long time.
 
:::Neither 8 or 9 PM CET work for me either, as they are 12 and 1 PM, which is in the middle of the school day, and I am busy on the weekends at that time. How about an "always open" meeting where you can post anytime? {{User:CrazyBoy826/sig}} 18:55, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
 
::::FYI: Time for Scratch Club have now changed to every Wednesday, 8 PM CET <scratchsig>Frodewin</scratchsig> 11:40, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
 
  
== Not Done ==
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;What can I suggest?
{{not done}}<!-- lol -->
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You can suggest any image(s) on the English Scratch Wiki that have not been featured previously.
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;How do I tell if an image has already been featured?
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It will have the {{t|featured}} template on it, shown as a star icon in the top right corner of the image page.
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;Is there a limit to the number of images I can suggest?
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No. However, please don't suggest ''too many...'' {{e|:P}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 02:31, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
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:[[File:404-Giga.png]]<scratchsig>Mlcreater</scratchsig> 04:06, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
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:[[File:Scratch 2 Sprite Icon Info.png]]<scratchsig>Mlcreater</scratchsig> 01:58, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
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::Note: We need to indicate that it's from Scratch 2.0 for the second image.{{User:Ahmetlii/sig}} 21:05, 16 February 2021 (UTC)
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:::[[File:3.0 Clean Up feature.png]]{{User:Leahcimto/Signature}} 23:41, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
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:[[File:Surprisebutton.PNG]]<scratchsig>Mlcreater</scratchsig> 17:56, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
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:[[File:About Me and What I'm Working On.PNG]]<scratchsig>Mlcreater</scratchsig> 02:00, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
  
I know someone already brought it up...<br/>
 
Anyways, Not Done is not getting any attention. I know that Kenny2scratch already added “Things To Do” on the left sidebar, and the TOC of Not Done, yet no one seems to notice it. I think that we should release an announcement to all existing editors about ND, and all incoming users about ND on their welcome page. In fact, I’m going to add that to my welcome right now.<br/>
 
Any thoughts?{{User:NYCDOT/signature}} 23:53, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
 
:Nice idea, support! <br>{{User:Asqwde/sig}} 12:06, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
 
::Thanks!{{User:NYCDOT/signature}} 15:15, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
 
:::Support, I think that is a great idea. <scratchsig>Purplewolves</scratchsig> 20:32, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
 
::::Thanks for support!{{User:NYCDOT/signature}} 22:15, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
 
:::::No worries. <scratchsig>Purplewolves</scratchsig> 22:53, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
 
::::::Support better way to mark not done. Should the TOC on the CP mark out all the not done discussions in a different text color, or something like that? One idea
 
::::::{{User:KrIsMa/Sig}}  03:45, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
 
{{outdent|::::::}}
 
Perhaps make all of the Not Done topics have bold titles? That should attract attention to them for those who browse the TOC.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 03:47, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
 
:Maybe what we could do is put the Not Done Topics in Red in the TOC of the CP, the done topics Green in the TOC of the CP, and the in progress discussions the blue color it currently is.{{User:NYCDOT/signature}} 12:47, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
 
::I agree with KrIsMa, Kenny2scratch, and NYCDOT on having some way to show which topics are done and which are not done, but how would we make topics show as a different color in the table of contents?<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 15:31, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
 
:::That...is a really good question. I have no idea. I really don't.{{User:NYCDOT/signature}} 19:22, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
 
  
== Suggestion: [[Scratch Wiki:Featured Image Suggestions]] ==
 
  
It's as it says on the tin.
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== How do elections work? ==
  
As part of this new revival of featured images (and leading on from [[#An Interval for Featured Images]], I propose that we create a page similar in concept to [[S:WWS]], where users leave new section saying which image they think deserve to be featured. This will clean up the CP (just slightly). At around the same time as Wiki Wednesday, the EWs/Bureaucrats review the suggestions and pick three images which will then to onto [[S:FI]]. If necessary, we could also edit the current Wiki Wednesday suggestion forum post to incorporate Featured Images too.
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So, I'm a bit confused about the Scratch Wiki elections. How do people vote?  How is it decided when to hold them?  <scratchsig>Jackson49</scratchsig> 23:12, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
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:See [[Scratch Wiki:Elections|this page]] for a lot more information about elections. Here is a very brief overview:
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:Elections are held on an as-needed basis and there is no regular schedule. The need is determined collectively by the existing EW+ by asking ourselves if the active EW+ we have now is sufficient to keep everything running smoothly or if we think we need additional people to help us out. We also bear in mind that holding an election is often a weekslong distraction from actual article editing, so we try not to have elections more often than we have to.
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:People vote on an external site that allows you to log in with your Wiki credentials to cast a vote. You rank the candidates from first to last, and then whichever candidate has the best average ranking wins (we usually select the top two).
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:When we do hold an election, we announce on the Community Portal (i.e. here) well in advance letting people know about the dates everything will happen. Then we will allow candidates to nominate themselves, and once nominations close the existing EW+ will look over the list and determine who we think should run. Then the selected candidates will write speeches, and then people will vote.
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:We do not have any plans to host an election in the near future.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 02:33, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
  
What do you think?{{User:Drunken Sailor/Signature}} 15:24, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
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== json Editing ==
:This is a great idea! '''+1!''' {{e|:)}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 17:23, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
 
::Yes!{{User:Millie S/signature}} 18:12, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
 
:::Thank you! Any bits that need improving?{{User:Drunken Sailor/Signature}} 18:26, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
 
::::I think the featured images are too minor to have a dedicated projectspace page. I propose instead to have a miscellaneous "homepage tasks" page (or something like that) where you can suggest news items, featured images, and edits to other things that appear on the homepage. Does that sound better?{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 19:51, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
 
:::::good idea{{User:Millie S/signature}} 19:53, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
 
::::::Nice idea, {{done|support}}{{User:Asqwde/sig}} 21:46, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
 
{{outdent|6}}
 
@Ken won't a homepage tasks page just get cluttered up? If they had to filter through edits and news items to find featured images, wouldn't it be harder for the admins? Also, having a dedicated project space is better because it's a) more obvious to Wiki Editors what the page is for, and seems less boring and gruelling than "homepage tasks", which sounds like just a big long list of stuff to do. And b) it would be easier for editors to suggest, because having a clearer Featured Image Suggestions would be more obvious to others what has already been suggested and what hasn't, et cetera. And c) having a dedicated page would make it so much easier to implement into the current WW forum post.{{User:Drunken Sailor/Signature}} 08:49, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
 
:We could have [[Scratch Wiki:Homepage Tasks]] and have there be a section for featured images, news things, and any other sections that may be needed. Then it wouldn't be as messy (if there were sections). Then we could make a shortcut called [[S:FEATUREDIMAGESUGGESTIONS]] (although that's a pretty long "shortcut") and have it redirect to [[Scratch Wiki:Homepage Tasks#Featured Image Suggestions]]. Or we could have [[Scratch Wiki:Featured Image Suggestions]] redirect to [[Scratch Wiki:Homepage Tasks#Featured Image Suggestions]]. {{e|:)}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 15:32, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
 
::If we're talking about shortcuts, how about [[S:FIS]], since [[S:FI]] redirects to the featured images?{{User:Drunken Sailor/Signature}} 08:44, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
 
:::Yeah, that'd probably be good. {{e|:)}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 16:33, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
 
::::Support to Bigpuppy's and Drunken's last two suggestions. :) Also are we going to have somthing smilar to [https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/288005/ this]?<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 23:45, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
 
:::::Perhaps even simply add the featured image suggestions to that forum topic's purpose? That saves effort :){{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 02:32, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
 
  
== Server Capacity ==
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Many pages have similar instructions on how to access the json inside sb3 and sprite3 files:
  
About two weeks ago, I could not access <code>scratch-wiki.info</code> for 24 hours. My internet connection was fine; the website just took too long to respond.
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{| class="wikitable"
 
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! Page !! Steps Taught
Today, when trying to view [[/Archive 66]], I got a 503 Service Unavailable error. I reloaded the page and it worked. However, page load times are still a bit long. Occasionally, after about 50 page loads, the page load times start to get really long, up to ten seconds.
 
 
 
Does MartinWollenweber's server have enough capacity? {{User:CrazyBoy826/sig}} 16:44, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
 
: I think yes :-), but keep watching, if there are such kind of problems more often, I have to talk to our provider. It could help to create a list of such ocurannces to analyse it better. {{User:MartinWollenweber/signature}} 22:02, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
 
::Jvvg made some performance changes - everyone watching this, please keep a sharp eye out for any downtimes! They should be less now that we're not being naive.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 03:24, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
 
 
 
=== Logging server faults ===
 
Post any errors that you encountered here, and any relevant details.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 09:05, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
 
{| class="wikitable" width="100%"
 
! Time
 
! Errors
 
! Details/Comments
 
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| time of incident (make it as accurate as you can)
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|[[Making Invisible Code]] || extracting, opening, editing and recompressing
| HTTP error code if it connected, browser error code if it failed. For example, "503 Service Unavailable" or "ERR_TIMED_OUT"
 
| Details of incident, like what page you were on, what you were trying to do, etc~~~~
 
(the ~~~~ is necessary, that's your signature lol)
 
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| 8 August 2018
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|[[Hidden Blocks]] || extracting, opening, editing and recompressing
| 400 Bad Request<br/>503 Service Unavailable
 
| I was editing [[User:Kenny2scratch/common.js]], and when I clicked "save page" I hit a "400 Bad Request" error. I pressed the browser "back" button (thanks Chrome for caching form data), and clicked "save page" again, and I encountered "503 Service Unavailable". I went back again, resubmitted, and the edit went through.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 09:05, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
 
 
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| 10:26 AM, 3 September 2018 (GMT)
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|[[JSON Tutorial]] || extracting, opening, editing and recompressing
| Sorry! This site is experiencing technical difficulties
 
| I clicked on random page{{User:Asqwde/sig}} 09:30, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
 
 
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| 5:27 PM, 3 September 2018 (HKT)
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|[[Scratch Lab#Custom Fonts]] || extracting, opening, editing and recompressing
| "Sorry! This site is experiencing technical difficulties"
 
| I was literally attempting to edit this section. When I clicked the "edit" link, it brought me to a page that said:
 
<big>'''Sorry! This site is experiencing technical difficulties.'''</big><br/>
 
Try waiting a few minutes and reloading.<br/>
 
<small>(Cannot access the database)</small>
 
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:You can try searching Google in the meantime.<br/><small>Note that their indexes of our content may be out of date.</small>
 
{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 09:34, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
 
 
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| 10:07-11:20 PM, 8 September 2018 (HKT)
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|[[Layer (value)#Viewing the Specific Layer Value]] || extracting, opening
| Major outage across all wikis
 
| Multiple screenshots: [https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/331276057590104064/487987719411204102/Screen_Shot_2018-09-08_at_10.08.33_AM.png][https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/331276057590104064/487988142184595478/Screen_Shot_2018-09-08_at_10.10.22_AM.png][https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/331276057590104064/487987682132230148/unknown.png][https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/331276057590104064/487987425193492492/Screen_Shot_2018-09-08_at_10.07.28_AM.png][https://pastebin.com/jkxGm6P4 this is the most useful error][https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/331276057590104064/487988331226071060/unknown.png][https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/331276057590104064/487989244506144775/unknown.png][https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/331276057590104064/487990014861377536/unknown.png][https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/331276057590104064/487990367946407958/unknown.png][https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/331276057590104064/488005118428577792/unknown.png][https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/331276057590104064/488005028028874754/unknown.png]
 
 
 
Basically the database failed to connect for a while, causing all sorts of obscure errors. Specifically, at times the required "mysql.sock" file was missing. Looking at server configuration, the MySQL server had to restart itself 11 times during this time period.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 14:26, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
 
 
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| 10:44 AM, 2 October 2018 (GMT)
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|[[How to Save a Project#Uploading a Project]] || extracting, opening
| 508 Resource Limit Reached
 
| Edit a user's talk page{{User:Asqwde/sig}} 09:46, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
 
 
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| 4:40 AM, 2 January 2019 (EST)
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|[[Exporting and Importing#Scripts]] || extracting, opening
| 508 Resource Limit Reached
 
| Trying to create a redirect page. <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 23:04, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
 
 
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| 4:58 PM, 8:02 PM, 10:22 PM, 10:25 PM @ 3 January 2019 (HKT); 12:46 AM @ 4 January 2019 (HKT)
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|[[Scratch File Format#Project Files]] || extracting
| 508 Resource Limit Reached
 
<br/>503 Service Unavailable
 
<br/>File upload fail
 
| Frequent outages across all wikis. Most likely caused by traffic spike from 3.0.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 10:18, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
 
<!-- add new items above here -->
 
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| 9:12 AM, 4 January 2019 (EST) <br/> 9:17 AM, 4 January 2019 (EST)
 
| "Service Unavailable Error [...]<br/>503 Service Unavailable Error"<br/>"508 Resource Limit Reached"
 
| Trying to enter my talk, kept refreshing until worked, came to CP to log fault. Errors repeated until worked. <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 15:27, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
 
 
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:Could we have a dedicated page to that?  <br/>{{User:Banana439monkey/sig}} 17:41, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
 
::Nah, just here is fine.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 03:46, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
 
:::{{not done}} <scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 20:43, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
 
::::If it comes to the point of like many bugs, maybe we can make a page so that it is easier to navigate with. <small>(archives)</small> <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 23:04, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::::Not too many right now.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 10:18, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== Community Blocks Page in my Userspace ==
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This could be simplified by using [[Help:Templates|templates]] with instructions for each step, so maybe such templates should be created.
{{not done}}
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<scratchsig>Mlcreater</scratchsig> 01:50, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
  
Hey everyone! Following the discussion ^^ up there, I need some help on my community blocks page - [[Community Blocks (forum)]]. If anyone could help I'd be really grateful! Thanks! {{User:Redglitter/Signature}}  15:51, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
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== Thankful Thursday! February 25{{th}}, 2021 ==
:I'd say that although it's small, it's big enough to be moved to the mainspace {{e|:)}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 21:46, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
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{{Scratch Wiki:Thankful Thursday/archive 036}}
::<small>(edited OP link)</small> I've moved it to mainspace now, so contribute to it there :){{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 08:44, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
 
:::Added Not Done to topic.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 08:45, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
 
  
== Add Siggy Warner to [[MediaWiki:Common.js]] ==
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{{quote|There are many more people on this wiki who deserve these comments just as much as those who received them. :) Everyone is special and brings their own ideas. The more of us there are, the better the community spirit. Sadly, I must sign off now- <scratchsig>Makethebrainhappy</scratchsig> 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)}}
  
So for those who don't know what [[User:Kenny2scratch/Project Guides/Siggy Warner|Siggy Warner]] is, it's basically a JavaScript thing that pops up a confirmation box when you forget to sign, as well as adding a notice to previews when you don't sign. You can still deliberately omit the signature by either checking the "minor edit" box or typing "CONFIRM" when prompted.
 
  
Since forgetting to sign your post is one of the most common mistakes, I propose that instead of people opting into using my siggy warner, we add it to [[MediaWiki:Common.js]] as something that is loaded for all users. I think my siggy warner has reached a development status where it's ready to be included for everyone.
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The next TT is, March 25{{th}}, 2021 see you then!
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<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 12:22, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
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:{{done}}<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 12:22, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
  
Potentially there could be a way to opt out of it, too - maybe by loading a user JS file that counteracts the effects of Siggy Warner.
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== How are "April Fools pages" made? ==
  
What do you think about adding Siggy Warner to common.js?{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 13:42, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
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{{done}}
:Support. {{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 14:05, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
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As that some pages have "April Fools Pages", I'm curious on making one. I am not sure how to make one. And I am curious on can I, as a new Wikian or even an Wikian, can make such a page. Do I need to be an Admin or EW? If I can make one, please inform me on the process. If I cannot, in what stage of Wikian do I have to be to make one? Thanks. <scratchsig>MitFieldatdawn</scratchsig> 08:43, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
::MAJOR Support Ken! Great idea! <scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 15:20, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
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:Any user can create an April Fools page. To make one, create a subpage of [[Scratch Wiki:April Fools]], although AF pages must be corresponding to a page on the Scratch Wiki which is not a redirect or disallowed (see the link earlier in this reply to find the link to the list). {{User:Jammum/Signature}} 09:43, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
:::User-generated content should not be included in the wiki's main code.{{User:Drunken Sailor/Signature}} 15:07, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
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::I also just want to add that we do have some rules for April Fools' pages (in the link in Jammum's reply), please make sure to read them before creating the page.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 21:47, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
::::@D_S: You are too late to say so - ScratchWikiSkin2 and Report Extension are user-generated. (you called Ken's Siggy Warner "user-generated", so these are also "user-generated".) Do you have any other reason? {{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 13:45, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
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:::Oh, I see that. So should I do something in the title that tells people it's for "that" page?<scratchsig>MitFieldatdawn</scratchsig> 08:14, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
:::::Plenty of things that the Wiki itself relies on started off as user-generated things. This would be no exception. As apple rightfully points out, SWS2 and the Report extension are technically user-generated, as are WikiMonitor, TemplatesFTW, and other major parts. The only difference is that the "major" parts have been approved by the community to be a part of the Wiki itself and no longer counted as user-generated. By posting this, I am requesting that the community decide whether this should be moved into the main codebase and no longer simply a user-created script.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 13:50, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
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::::At the top of every April Fools page, add the <nowiki>{{AF}}</nowiki> template on it. It will mention the corresponding article for an AF page and adds a category to those joke pages. {{User:Jammum/Signature}} 08:46, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
::::::CA is also user generated. <scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 20:30, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
 
:::::::CA is user-modified.  <br/>{{User:Banana439monkey/sig}} 07:31, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
 
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<s>Everybody, repeat after me: Stay on topic, stay on topic, stay on topic!</s>
 
  
Let's not get off track about what is or isn't user-created or modified. So far we have 2 supports and one disputed no support. Any other opinions?{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 06:58, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
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== Thumbnail issue has been (mostly) resolved ==
:Wouldn't this basically put WM out of a job? Except for categories.{{User:Drunken Sailor/Signature}} 15:18, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
 
::@D_S Wm also updates the FPC, the too many edits warning and a bunch of other stuff as well. {{not done|No support!}}{{User:Asqwde/sig}} 15:36, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
 
:::@Drunken jvvg has said he is fine with it, becasue it is less for him to maintain as he is really busy. @Asqwde Why no support? (Just wondering) <scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 16:10, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
 
::(this indentation indicates a reply to @D_S) jvvg also noticed that I'm slowly integrating more WM functions into the core. He's fine with it, though, since it would be less for him to maintain. Actually, WM doesn't need to check file categories anymore, either - an abuse filter prevents file uploads without categories. But WM isn't anywhere near out of a job yet - it has curator updating and rapid edit detection, neither of which we can do regularly.
 
:::(this indentation indicates a reply to @asqwde) Why do you not support this, though?{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 09:24, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
 
::::Hey, asqwde, if ya remain silent I won't know what the problem is, and I'll just put it in without a second thought - what's the reason you don't support?{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 14:17, 24 October 2018 (UTC)
 
:::::Since we don't have any valid rejects (yet) when is this planning to implemented? <scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 16:05, 24 October 2018 (UTC)
 
::::::{{not done}}<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 22:51, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
 
{{outdent|::::::}}
 
I support '''+1''' <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 19:17, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
 
:This has now been added to the MediaWiki:Common.js file. If you would like to opt out of being warned about signing, you may add the line:<syntaxhighlight lang="javascript">mw.loader.load('/w/index.php?title=User:Kenny2scratch/signraw.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript');</syntaxhighlight>to [[Special:MyPage/common.js|your common.js file]]. {{done}}{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 12:33, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
 
::I currently don't have my own common.js file, do I need to add anything else to the page other than that line of code?{{User:Drunken Sailor/Signature}} 23:35, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
 
:::@D_S Just that line of code. :)<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 23:44, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
 
::::I forgot to mention that you should create your common.js file if it doesn't yet exist, the contents of which should be that line. ._.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 02:31, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
 
  
== New page for mall simulators ==
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Hi everyone,
{{not done}}
 
  
Should we make a new page for mall simulators? Mall simulators are sort of big with the biggest mall simulator (Palace of Points) having more than 1400 members. Should we create a page for it? <scratchsig>Sti_scratch</scratchsig> 04:55, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
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We have had an issue for a while where large files were causing the thumbnail generator to crash. I think I have resolved the issue, and have spot-checked large files I'm aware of and they seem to have properly-generated thumbnails.
:Maybe not as a whole page, but as a section in [[Simulation Projects]]?<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 16:11, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
 
::Mall simulators, let me explain, are studios where people can register and make projects and add them to the studio. These projects are shops, where people (that are registered in a mall simulator the shop is added in) can buy from. Mall simulators invent their own currency, not tradeable for real money, that is used within the mall simulator itself. So, I don't really think it would fit there since it's technically not a project. <scratchsig>Sti_scratch</scratchsig> 08:54, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
 
:::That's a new kind of [[shop]]. Actually, there is no article to write about it, I think. {{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 12:56, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
 
::::Yeah, it means that we have to create two pages. for the shops and the sim itself. <scratchsig>Sti_scratch</scratchsig> 03:34, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
 
:::::Couldn't shops in the mall simulators be a sub-section?<scratchsig>Purple_Ember</scratchsig> 04:27, 31 December 2018 (UTC)
 
  
== Compliment Tuesday! November 27{{th}}, 2018 ==
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Note that the existing policies about filesize are not changing, at least for now. Files larger than 200KB and larger than 1920x1080 (or equivalent number of pixels in a different aspect ratio) will still be blocked, as generating thumbnails for large images still has the potential to slow down the server and also cause issues for users with slow internet connections. Everyone is also still expected to compress images prior to uploading.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 22:43, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
  
1:Welcome to the 16{{th}} Compliment Tuesday! November 27{{th}}, 2018.
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== Can't log in to scratch ==
2:WOW! Look at all these compilments. This is truly amazing!
 
  
'''What is Compliment Tuesday?'''
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I tried to log into scratch this morning and this came up:
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Sorry, we've had to block all access from your network because it was used to break our community guidelines.
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The people in charge of the network may contact us at appeals@scratch.mit.edu (case #1534971173) for details.
  
Compliment Tuesday is a way of showing appreciation to other Wikians. Feel free to congratulate someone for finishing a large page, or even just give minor thanks for a minor edit. Just remember to keep everything positive! {{e|:)}}
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I have absolutely no idea why this as I have not had any warnings from the scratch team in the last 5 months approx and as far as I know I have not done anything to break the community guidelines! What do I do because I am clueless? HELP! {{User:Filmlover12/Signature}} 09:19, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
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:I believe it is an Ip ban bug but if anyone sees anything that I could have done can you let me know? Thanks. {{User:Filmlover12/Signature}} 10:11, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
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::Someone else broke the CGs probably<br>{{User:Lovecodeabc/Sig}} 13:44, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
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:::It says under [[Ban#IP_Bans|Ip Bans]] that bugs have been reported about users getting ip banned unexpectedly for no reason. <scratchsig>Dogsmakemehappy</scratchsig> 13:48, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
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::::Thanks! I just hope I can log into scratch soon! {{User:Filmlover12/Signature}} 14:18, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
  
'''How to Compliment'''
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== Hide 'Save changes' in the editor until Show Preview is clicked ==
  
We have a whole wiki page on it! {{e|:D}} You can find it here: [[Scratch Wiki:Compliment Tuesday|Compliment Tuesday]]
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This might not be possible, but I think the Save Changes button in the editor should be hidden until Show preview is clicked. If this is possible, this would decrease WikiMonitor warnings for editing too many times.
  
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Apart from the possibility of this being a major problem, some users might be confused that the button is missing. {{User:Jammum/Signature}} 18:04, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
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:I think it is a good idea but I'm not sure if the change would be 100% necessary. There are some downsides but if someone thinks of a solution to those minor problems, then I think it is a '''very''' good idea. {{User:Filmlover12/Signature}} 09:05, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
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::I've just had an idea. Well, one of the problems you said was that some users may be confused if the button is missing. Maybe, if it's possible, the button could still be there but not able to be clicked on until show preview is clicked. That way, users would still be able to see the button but not be able to press it. {{User:Filmlover12/Signature}} 15:17, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
  
'''Compliments'''
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== Featured Images ==
  
The Compliments are *drum roll please*
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{{not done}} I noticed that recently, the "Featured Images" are not changing. Is there a problem?<scratchsig>MitFieldatdawn</scratchsig> 11:59, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
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:No, just nobody has bothered changing them.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 16:22, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
  
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== Remove full name from a deletion log entry ==
  
{| class="wikitable" width="100%"
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On the deletion log entry for Xanderbeee, a full name is given on the preview of what the now-deleted article contained. Part of the entry's description needs to be removed.
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! User
 
! Compliments
 
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| {{user|Kenny2scratch}}
 
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* Thank you for your help with the Scratch+C64 article, your comments were really helpful to strengthen the relation to Scratch.<scratchsig>Frodewin</scratchsig> 16:51, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
 
* Thank you for accepting me to be a Wikian! <scratchsig>12944qwerty</scratchsig> 22:35, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
 
* We can never give you enough thanks for everything you do for the wiki! {{e|:D}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|Jakel181}}
 
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* Thank you for helping me out with all the questions I had! <scratchsig>12944qwerty</scratchsig> 22:35, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
 
* Thanks for everything you do for us, and doing Compliment Tuesday! {{e|:D}}{{unsigned|Bigpuppy}}
 
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| {{user|Cinnamon bun puff}}
 
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* Thank you for regularly updating the [[Featured Studios#Currently Featured Studios]] list! You're keeping the Wiki up-to-date {{e|:)}}{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 10:27, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
 
* As per above - making sure things are correct is a very important job! {{e|:D}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|Apple502j}}
 
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* Thanks for always seeing when someone does something incorrectly! {{e|:)}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|Banana439monkey}}
 
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* Thank you for your brilliant activity on this wiki! {{e|:D}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|Drunken_Sailor}}
 
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* Thanks for being so active and a helpful contributor to discussions! {{e|:D}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|4199531979353717123}}
 
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* You make such helpful edits, and you're very active! Thank you {{e|:D}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|-ShadowOfTheFuture-}}
 
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* Thank you for your work on [[Going Off the Scratch Screen Edge]], and your activity! {{e|:D}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|12944qwerty}}
 
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* Thank you for creating [[Going Off the Scratch Screen Edge]], and for being so active! {{e|:D}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|C700}}
 
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* Thanks for being so interested in the wiki right off the bat! We look forward to your future edits! {{e|:D}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|MartinWollenweber}}
 
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* Thank you for your hosting work and everything else you do for us! {{e|:D}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|LiFaytheGoblin}}
 
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* Thank you for being a Scratch Team representative who is active on the wiki, and for posting Wiki Wednesday posts! {{e|:D}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|Makethebrainhappy}}
 
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* Thank you for making the Wiki Wednesday posts, and for doing everything else you do! {{e|:D}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|Jvvg}}
 
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* Thank you for everything you've done/are doing for us! {{e|:D}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|Frodewin}}
 
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* Thanks for being so active here! You're amazing! {{e|:D}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|Asqwde}}
 
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* Thanks for all you've done on/for the wiki! You're amazing! {{e|:D}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|1a3c5e7g9i}}
 
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* I love your userpage, signature, etc.! You're really cool! {{e|:D}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|CrazyBoy826}}
 
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* You've made so many edits! Thank you - you're really helpful! {{e|:D}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|NYCDOT}}
 
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* You made so many edits over the summer and were so active! Thank you for everything you've done; we're looking forward to seeing your future edits contributions to the wiki! {{e|:D}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|Snowy-The-Dog}}
 
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* Lol - I love how you state that you aren't a dog on your userpage! {{e|:P}} We're looking forward to your future edits and contributions to the wiki! {{e|:D}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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|{{user|Bigpuppy}}
 
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* You are so kind, with all your compliments! They are very sincere! Thank you for finding the good in all of us.:)<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 13:39, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
 
* Thank you for helping all around the wiki, participating in discussions and helping maintain the wiki's high standard!{{User:Drunken Sailor/Signature}} 15:58, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
 
|}
 
  
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(Also, would this belong in the Admin Requests rather than the main Community Portal?) {{User:Jammum/Signature}} 08:42, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
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:I don't know what entry you're pointing to. Could you please be more specific? (If you wish this to be private, you can submit this in a revision report - if you can't report the exact revision, report a random revision and include the link).<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 16:28, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  
{{quote|There are many more people on this wiki who deserve these comments just as much as those who received them. :) Everyone is special and brings there own ideas. The more of us there are, the better the community spirit. Sadly, I must sign off now- <scratchsig>Makethebrainhappy</scratchsig> 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)}}
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== My talk page is glitchy ==
  
The next CT is December 4{{th}}, 2018! See you then!
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[[User talk:Ideapad-320]]<scratchsig>Ideapad-320</scratchsig> 18:55, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
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:At first glance I don't see any problems. Could you please be more specific?<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 01:29, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
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::[[User_talk:Ideapad-320#Welcome.21|Here is the exact location]]<scratchsig>Ideapad-320</scratchsig> 17:50, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
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:::That seems like an issue with the markup in the specific message, so unfortunately there's not much that can be done.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 20:58, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
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::::There is another thread being used at [[User_talk:Asqwde#Welcome_template_not_working_fine]] {{unsigned|Ideapad-320}}
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:::::The user whose welcome template is 'glitchy' is currently inactive, so it might not be fixed for a while. The glitch also happens on one of my talk page archives. {{User:Jammum/Signature}} 07:18, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  
<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 00:20, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
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== RFC on Preview Warning ==
:{{done}}<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 00:20, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
 
::Note: Thank you {{user|12944qwerty|name}} for pointing this out to me: it was not them that created [[Going Off the Scratch Screen Edge]], but {{user|mohie|name}}. I'm sorry, this was my bad. Thank you 12944qwerty for being so active, however; you're awesome! And Mohie, you are too! {{e|:D}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 02:42, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
 
  
== Bot Shortcut for GA Stats ==
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I have built a bit of sample JS code that will show a warning if pressing "Save changes" without previewing. You can see the code at [[User:Jvvg/previewWarn.js]]. I have done a cursory test and it seems to work (it by default ignores talk pages). It works similar to the existing sig warn tool and will show an alert if you try to press "save changes" without previewing. However, unlike the sig warn tool, all you have to do to bypass it is just close the alert and press "Save changes" again. The goal is to encourage users to preview changes to avoid having a lot of repeated edits to one page.
  
GA stats should have a a shortcut. Like [[B:IWB/GA]]? {{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 02:54, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
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What are everyone's thoughts on enabling this globally? Also, if anyone has any ideas for how this could be improved, I would love to hear them.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 02:16, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
:Actually, I think it should be a main shortcut like [[S:GA]] -> [[User:InterwikiBot/GA_Stats]]{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 03:37, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
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:I think it's a good idea, but it would be kinda annoying if you just wanted to delete a space and you had to press the preview button{{User:Leahcimto/Signature}} 18:08, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
::{{done}}{{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 04:58, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
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::You don't have to necessarily press preview - pressing "OK" on the alert and just pressing "Save changes" again will let you save without previewing.
 
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::I personally would suggest adding a bypass on minor edits as well (though possibly disabling the bypass on the most egregious namespaces (though at that point it might not be worth having the bypass in the first place (just something to consider, then))).{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 18:45, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
== Assets Page ==
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:::I have updated the code to ignore minor edits.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 20:01, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
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::::I'm OK with it personally, albeit I think that there might be users who disagrees with it.{{User:Ahmetlii/sig}} 20:12, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
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:::::I think this could help prevent edits to a single page littering Recent Changes, as it is way too easy to get a WikiMonitor notification for it. Additionally, I think edits should be blocked (the edit should be prevented from being submitted, not having the user being blocked) if it would trigger a WikiMonitor notification. {{User:Jammum/Signature}} 15:52, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
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{{outdent|5}}No, blocking edits would just make people mad. Oh, and how would you block the edits? AbuseFilter? Anyway, this could be useful but many people (including me lol) would just click OK every time. <br>{{User:Lovecodeabc/Sig}} 17:27, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
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:I don't think fully blocking edits is necessary, and doing so would either require some messy JS (that could be easily defeated) or using AbuseFilter (I'm not sure it's even possible to do this in AbuseFilter) or writing our own extension. I do plan to keep WikiMonitor in operation so users do get a notification if they continually disregard the warning.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 17:38, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
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::I'm seeing no major opposition, so I have enabled the preview warning. Please let me know if there are any issues or suggestions to further improve it.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 17:43, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
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:::It looks like this does not always load properly due to some timing issues in loading the page. I will investigate further as time permits.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 17:52, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
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::::Would this be enabled on edits that the user is using the visual editor? <scratchsig>Dogsmakemehappy</scratchsig> 17:53, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
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:::::I did not test this on VisualEditor, but a cursory look indicates it would not affect VisualEditor since it does not use the same ID on the save button.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 17:58, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
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::::::I think it should only occur in your second edit in a time period, like 10 mins. It shuld be a browser message box (like the leave page without saving one)<scratchsig>Ideapad-320</scratchsig> 17:52, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
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The message is a browser message, very similar to the one you get when leaving a page without saving. It would be much harder to implement checking for duplicate edits in JS, that would require making AJAX calls, while the basic preview warning was a very quick fix.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 21:00, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
  
Hi everyone! On the Community Portal on the forums, there has been a request for a page about assets on the wiki. I just want to get your opinion on whether it'd be worthwhile writing an article on it?
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== Page on mini-mods ==
{{User:Redglitter/Signature}}  20:39, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
 
:Pretty good idea. :ok_hand:  <br/>{{User:Banana439monkey/sig}} 08:20, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
 
::I asked them, on the topic, for more clarification on the idea before we start making it.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 10:11, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
 
  
== 3.0 Release: 2.0 "Archiving" ==
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Are mini mods considered notable enough, as they are all over the forums?<scratchsig>Dogsmakemehappy</scratchsig> 12:04, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
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:I don't find minimods notable enough, they don't need a page, nothing more than a section in a forum article.<br>{{User:Geometric_ghast/Signature}} 19:13, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
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::Okay. Will probably add that.
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<scratchsig>Dogsmakemehappy</scratchsig> 12:33, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
  
Hi everyone, just wanted to say - Scratch 3 gets released very soon, so that means that we need to make sure everything about 2.0 has been "archived" on the wiki. Are there any pages that need more info to do with 2.0? (e.g images?) Because after about a month, there won't be a chance to screenshot parts of the website etc.
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== Micro:bit no devices found screen. ==
  
EDIT: We'll also need to start a page on the development of Scratch 3.0 before the chance to screenshot parts of the beta is gone.
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{{not_done}}<br/>
{{User:Redglitter/Signature}} 16:08, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
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On the [[micro:bit]] page should I add an image of the "No devices found" screen?
:I agree, we should have a 2.0 archive in some shape or form. Though we can still get most 2.0 editor images relatively easily because the offline editor is still available to be downloaded. <scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 22:33, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
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<scratchsig>Evanzap</scratchsig> 18:38, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
:Well, [[Scratch Wiki:3.0 Articles]] will come into play upon release... I think I'll supervise the transfer of those articles to mainspace while other EWs help out in other areas. (The details will be worked out later.){{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 03:24, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
 
::If possible, please screenshot all the pages with old navbar. (Like project pages) Credits, Educators and Parents page will also need screenshots. Localized versions are also welcomed. {{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 09:22, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
 
:::I've started [[Scratch Wiki:3.0 Articles/Development of Scratch 3.0]]. If anyone wants to help, that'd be much appreciated! {{User:Redglitter/Signature}}  16:03, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
 
::::I'm helping! <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 14:38, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
 
::::: Thank you! {{User:Redglitter/Signature}}  16:51, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
 
::::::@ken Possibly we (or/and your bot) can move articles to articlename (2.0) and add the previous version template to specified pages?  <br/>{{User:Banana439monkey/sig}} 19:31, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
 
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But some articles shouldn't have (2.0) after them... it'll really have to be decided on a case-by-case basis, so that's why I'll be there.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 13:41, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
 
  
== Contributions ==
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== Visual Editor is broken ==
  
So, I was looking at my [[Special:Contributions/12944qerty|contributions]] and I found that many of the contribs I did were on pages with the User: namespace or the User talk: namespace. I feel that this wouldn't show our contributions to the Wiki. Is there any ways to change this? Or is it from the mw software? <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 18:08, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
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The visual editor won't work. Note:It is currently in beta.<br>
:Yes and Yes, :) Select the namespace as "User", then click "Invert selection", and "Associated Namespace" You can view it [https://en.scratch-wiki.info/w/index.php?limit=50&title=Special%3AContributions&contribs=user&target=12944qwerty&namespace=2&nsInvert=1&associated=1&tagfilter=&year=2018&month=-1 here]. :)<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 02:25, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
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{{not done}}<scratchsig>Ideapad-320</scratchsig> 02:20, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
::That wasn't what I was completely looking for. I also want it to remove multiple namespaces than just one. <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 03:12, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
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:Could you please provide more information about the problem you are experiencing? I just tried it on my userpage and it seems to work. The only major known problem is it doesn't work on subpages.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 03:07, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
:::Not possible on the Special:Contributions page, but the [[mw:API:Usercontribs|<code>usercontribs</code> API module]] allows filtering multiple namespaces. [https://en.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Special:ApiSandbox#action=query&format=json&list=usercontribs&uclimit=500&ucuser=12944qwerty&ucnamespace=0%7C1%7C4%7C5 This]<!-- I have to use an external link because the # part gets corrupted --> will get you your contributions (up to 500 of them, press the "continue" button to get more) in the (main), Talk, Scratch Wiki, and Scratch Wiki talk namespaces.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 13:38, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
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::That is my issue<scratchsig>Ideapad-320</scratchsig> 16:18, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
::::I did that but it is giving me a request URL??? <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 20:18, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
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:::This is a known glitch and unfortunately there isn't anything we can do about it. Fixing this requires editing the Apache configuration, which we do not have access to.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 17:28, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
:::::That's right. Go to that page, copy&paste the link, and open it. {{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 09:22, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
 
  
== Everything you wanted to know about Snap!... ==
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== Report about Spoofing Vulnerability ==
{{done}}
 
  
but never dared to ask, now it's your chance to directly talk to Brian Harvey, one of the developers of [[Snap!]], from Uni Berkeley at the next Scratch Club. If you are interested in joining the Scratch Club (via Google hangout, you need to be 18+ or have your parent's consent) please contact us here. The next Scratch Club with Brian Harvey as guest will be on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at 20:00 CET and will be held in English. If you cannot join, you can also post some questions to discuss here. <scratchsig>Frodewin</scratchsig> 11:42, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
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''TL;DR: A bug made it possible for someone to impersonate other users and request Scratch Wiki account. However, no account was abused (as far as we know), and it was fixed.''
:8pm CET is 3am HKT... I really want to join, but I'm likely not going to be able to. I'll leave questions here.
 
:* Snap! is too complicated for the age range of the vast majority of Scratchers, but for older ones like myself and many people here it's just right. Do you forsee Snap! being a teaching tool for teens the same way Scratch is for kids?
 
:* Scratch 3.0 is being released soon, and with it a cleaner and improved user interface design. Do you think an update to Snap! to mimic the new 3.0 design would be a good idea? (Minus the annoying parts of the design, such as the thicker blocks, and with modifications as you may see fit.)
 
:That's all I have for the moment, but I'll definitely post more as I think of them.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 13:27, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
 
::QQ: Should I share this opportunity via Twitter?
 
::Here are my questions about Snap:
 
::*How would you optimize Snap to solve mathematical problems/applications/computer science problems where large data sets are involved?
 
::*Do demonstrations in Snap help Students understand structures in other programming languages? <scratchsig>Makethebrainhappy</scratchsig> 22:25, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
 
:::I will ask your questions and protocol the answers. Regarding Twitter, the Scratch Club is very open to new people, but they should have some connection to our Wiki, so it depends who is addressed. Makethebrainhappy, are you going to join? <scratchsig>Frodewin</scratchsig> 20:51, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
 
::::I'd love to but I am busy at that time. Twitter is our medium to communicate with other educators and adults who do not frequent the Scratch Wiki. Based on that description, I will refrain from putting a mention on Twitter. :) <scratchsig>Makethebrainhappy</scratchsig> 21:05, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
 
:::::It was a very nice talk, we even learned about some of Snap!'s secret features. There is a protocol of it on the [[de:SC|Scratch Club page]]. <scratchsig>Frodewin</scratchsig> 23:32, 20 December 2018 (UTC)
 
  
== Compliment Tuesday! December 18{{th}}, 2018 ==
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On March 13th (today), I, apple502j, discovered spoofing vulnerability in the Scratch-ConfirmAccounts3 extension for MediaWiki. MediaWiki is, as you may know, a software which is used to power this Wiki. The extension was made last year and powers [[Special:RequestAccount]]. There was a bug in the extension where usernames were not properly compared, when requesting accounts. For example, it was possible to request an account named <code>1234567890</code> by registering a Scratch user with zero-prefixed name (<code>01234567890</code>) or exponential notations (<code>123456789e1</code>) and using that account in the account verification, even if the user didn't own the account.
{{done}}
 
Welcome to the 17{{th}} Compliment Tuesday! December 18{{th}}, 2018.
 
  
'''What is Compliment Tuesday?'''
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The CVSS3.1 score is 7.5 (High) by my calculation - CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N.
  
Compliment Tuesday is a way of showing appreciation to other Wikians. Feel free to congratulate someone for finishing a large page, or even just give minor thanks for a minor edit. Just remember to keep everything positive! {{e|:)}}
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Unlike other vulnerabilities, this one did not compromise security of existing users. We also believe that no accounts were requested using this bug. This bug is now fixed. {{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 17:10, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
  
'''How to Compliment'''
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== About the block ==
  
We have a whole wiki page on it! {{e|:D}} You can find it here: [[Scratch Wiki:Compliment Tuesday|Compliment Tuesday]]
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Many articles on specific [[Reporter Blocks]] have paragraphs at the top with messages like:
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{{about|the block|more information on the value this block reports|Direction (value)}}
  
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There could be an <nowiki>{{</nowiki>About the block}} template (or one with a similar name) to take a value's article's name as its argument, and create a paragraph with:
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<pre>{{about|the block|more information on the value this block reports|[[{{{1}}}]]}}</pre>
  
'''Compliments'''
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Such a template could be used on the pages:
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* [[Direction (block)]]
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* [[X Position (block)]]
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* [[Y Position (block)]]
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* [[Size (block)]]
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* [[Volume (block)]]
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* [[Loudness (block)]]
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* [[Mouse X (block)]]
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* [[Mouse Y (block)]]
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* [[Timer (block)]]
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<scratchsig>Mlcreater</scratchsig> 02:28, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
  
The Compliments are *drum roll please*
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== Auto Delete Old News ==
  
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I was just going to random pages in case they needed editing, and found the page on the guidelines for adding news. While I was looking over it, I saw that it said to delete news items more than a month old. I was just wondering, why do this manually when you can have a bot that will automatically delete it? <scratchsig>PokemonRocks07</scratchsig> 16:26, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
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:It looks like [[B:WM|WikiMonitor]] does [[Special:Diff/276235|delete]] old news items.<scratchsig>Mlcreater</scratchsig> 16:34, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
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::Currently we keep the news to the latest five items, and WikiMonitor automatically removes anything extra when updating the news (for adding the curator). Since we get a new curator every week, this means the news will never be ''much'' older than a month.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 16:42, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
! Compliments
 
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| {{user|KrIsMa}}
 
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* Thank you for protecting the CT archive so fast! (2 minutes, that's a new record :P)<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 00:27, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|Jakel181}}
 
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* Thanks for your help, especially for contributing this neat template for [[Scratch and Commodore 64/Corresponding Scratch Code| corresponding scratch code]] <scratchsig>Frodewin</scratchsig> 21:18, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
 
* Thank you for listening to my 'music' (although I had doubts it was good music - now I know it probably isn't as bad as I thought it was.) {{smile}} <br/> {{User:KrIsMa/Sig}}  12:06, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|Frodewin}}
 
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* Don't know if I did this already, but thank you for creating [[Scratch and Commodore 64]] so suddenly! From my perspective, it sprung up out of the blue, which was very nice since it was a complete article from the start. Very well written and well improved afterwards! :){{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 04:23, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|Bharvey}}
 
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* THANK YOU for updating the [[Snap! (programming language)]] article! I was rather disappointed that such an influential subject was so outdated here, and then you, a very long-time editor with canonical knowledge of the subject, came out of the blue and updated it. The article looks very complete and up-to-date now, so I think you have achieved your purpose admirably. I hope you can continue contributing to other articles as well :){{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 04:49, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
 
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|{{user|12944qwerty}}
 
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* Thanks so much for helping me out with [[Scratch Wiki:3.0 Articles/Development of Scratch 3.0]], and being super active on the wiki in general! {{User:Redglitter/Signature}}  09:41, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|ErnieParke}}
 
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* Thanks for running IWB!{{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 11:27, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
 
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| {{user|InterwikiBot}}
 
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* You add interwiki links so many times! And thanks for running GA Stats! {{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 11:27, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
 
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== Expanding 3D projects ==
  
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So it looks like a few users are creating more articles on 3D projects, so we should probably have a well-defined approach to this. We need to decide: what is worth including/not including, how will we organize them, what deserves its own article vs. being part of another article, and what amount of depth they should go into.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 18:24, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
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:By other articles do you mean the raycaster and how to make a 3-dimensional project articles?<scratchsig>HiPeeps124816</scratchsig> 15:54, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
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::I am talking about creating new articles as well. I mean expanding the ''idea'' of 3D projects, not just the articles we already have.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 16:29, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  
{{quote|There are many more people on this wiki who deserve these comments just as much as those who received them. :) Everyone is special and brings there own ideas. The more of us there are, the better the community spirit. Sadly, I must sign off now- <scratchsig>Makethebrainhappy</scratchsig> 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)}}
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== You have not previewed your changes warning ==
  
The next CT is December 25{{th}}, 2018! (Christmas!) See you then!
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Whenever I update my profile page, it has the extremely annoying "you have not previewed your changes" warning. I can't seem to turn it off in the preferences. How do I turn it off?<scratchsig>HiPeeps124816</scratchsig> 15:38, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
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:The warning cannot be turned off. It serves to make sure people preview changes before submitting edits and avoid making a lot of repeated edits (which happens the most often on userpages by the way). The easiest way to avoid it is simply to preview your changes to make sure they look right. If you ''really'' don't want to, you can simply dismiss the dialog and hit save again.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 16:28, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
  
<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 23:28, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
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== Weekend Article ==
:{{not done}}<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 23:28, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
 
::{{done}}{{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 04:59, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== Split the Paint Article  ==
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So I was looking at the rules for making a new page and I was wondering if Weekend is a notable enough project to have an article on the Scratch Wiki.
{{not done}}
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<scratchsig>Evanzap</scratchsig> 20:08, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
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:I would go with no, the only real importance of the project I'm are of is that it was the first project uploaded to the Scratch site (or at least the first one that's still there).<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 20:48, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
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::A redirect to a section of [[Scratch Timeline]] which was created by me a few weeks ago was deleted a short time after it was created. So, it might not be notable enough to have its own article. {{User:Jammum/Signature}} 05:34, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
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:::I have been wondering similar things. The rules say not to make articles for tutorials, but I have seen several, so what are the rules about that? <scratchsig>Zebrastripesagain</scratchsig> 18:01, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
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::::[[Scratch Wiki:New Page Policies#Tutorials|It is directly written in the rules that tutorials ''are'' allowed on the Wiki]] (though there are rules about what sorts of tutorials are allowed). I don't know where you saw in the rules that you shouldn't make them.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 18:37, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
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:::::I saw that, I was just wondering about kinds of tutorials. Because I have seen platformer tutorials which I had thought were not allowed. <scratchsig>Zebrastripesagain</scratchsig> 17:07, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
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{{outdent|5}}
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The general rule for tutorials is they should not be overly specific. In my opinion (note that this is not official Wiki policy, just my personal opinion), platformers are general enough to merit a tutorial since platformer is a broad class of games. However, describing how to make a specific type of platformer would be too specific. The tutorials also should generic and not be tailored to how someone built a specific project, since that risks becoming [[S:NOSP|an article about a specific project]].<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 17:48, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
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:I see your point, but I don't think it's notable enough either. <scratchsig>Jackson49</scratchsig> 20:02, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
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::If you believe that tutorial is too specific or otherwise is out of scope of the Wiki, feel free to bring it up on the talk page.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 20:31, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
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:::Thanks for the clarification! <scratchsig>Zebrastripesagain</scratchsig> 18:24, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
  
I was browsing the wiki and noticed that the Paint editor article ([[Paint Editor|here]]) is '''really''' long and could possibly be split up into three different articles: History of the paint editor, 2.0 Bitmap Paint editor, and 2.0 Vector Paint Editor. <scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 20:55, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
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== Welcome Templates ==
:It is kinda long, but so is the CP, and do we split this? I realize it's not exactly the same thing, but it's not long enough to truly need splitting.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 07:03, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
 
::in Japanese wiki, we ''did'' split it. At that time, "Types of Graphics", "Bitmap Editor", "Vector Editor", "Bitmap and Vector Comparison", "Paint Editor Conversion", "Interaction With Other Programs", "Example Uses", and "Alternatives" section is kept. Others are moved to version subpages, such as [[Paint Editor (2.0)]]. Guess what will happen next January here, without the change.
 
::By the way, block workaround page is enough big to split, too, I think. It will be good for performance issues. {{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 08:24, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
 
:::Currently, [[Bitmap Editor]] redirects to [[Paint Editor#Bitmap Editor]]. The bitmap editor is a large part of Scratch, so I think it needs its own article. {{User:CrazyBoy826/sig}} 01:29, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
 
::::So [[Vector Editor]] too?{{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 03:25, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
 
:::::I merged the previous 'The "Bitmap Editor" Page' topic with this one that I pulled from the archives, as I realize that the original one shouldn't have been archived. If the replies by CrazyBoy826 onwards seem out of context, that's why.
 
:::::Next question: "Paint Editor" will have to redirect to either Bitmap or Vector Editor (not a disambig page, because there's only two). Which one?{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 05:19, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
 
::::::There are some sections that cannot be on the two: Types of Graphics,  Bitmap and Vector Comparison, Costume Pane, Basic Options, Interaction With Other Programs, Example Uses, History, and Alternatives. Keep them on [[Paint Editor]].{{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 10:40, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
 
  
== Planned downtime at 07:00 UTC ==
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I haven't been on the Scratch Wiki in a while.
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Do/can users put welcome templates on new users' talk pages? Or should this be avoided?{{User:EIephant Lover/Signature}} 18:26, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
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:Yes, you are allowed to put a welcome template on a new user's talk page. However, there is a limit of five templates per page (first come first serve), so if five other people have already left welcome templates on a given user talk page, do not add another one.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 18:38, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
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::Thanks for the clarification.{{User:EIephant Lover/Signature}} 18:51, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
  
All wikis will be put into read-only mode at 7:00 AM (UTC) to move the files between machines. This means that you will not be able to edit pages, upload files, or make any kind of database-modifying actions. This is so that you do not lose your work after the transfer. This transfer will have the advantage of giving us more control over our own systems.
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== April Fools cleanup ==
  
We have seen issues caused by read-only mode before, including but not limited to broken file thumbnails. If you see any issues, feel free to take note of them and report them after the transfer is done, but most likely the issues will disappear once the wikis are no longer read-only.
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Hi everyone,
  
Letting you know,{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 04:45, 26 December 2018 (UTC)
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A lot of the [[Scratch Wiki:April Fools|April Fools articles]] have started to become kind of bloated, as people just keep adding more and more onto them. Going forwards, I intend to start trimming them down, since keep in mind that the longer you make the article, the less likely people are to read the whole thing. As stated in the April Fools policy, EW+ do have the authority to act unilaterally on April Fools pages, and I will use this privilege as necessary. I also encourage others to help me in this endeavor by trimming articles (in general if something was already featured for this most recent April Fools Day, feel free to remove/replace it). Also, I would encourage everyone to use proper spelling, grammar, and Wiki formatting when writing April Fools articles, even if the content is supposed to be humorous.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 17:55, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
:{{done}}{{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 09:25, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
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:Also, another note: please stay on-topic. I know this sounds weird for joke articles, but please at least try to keep the content of the article related to a humorous version of the original article and don't go off on random tangents that aren't really related.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 17:57, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
  
== Transfer Done! ==
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:I agree with most of this, but personally, I think that some of the articles have had too much cut out. For example, the page for the [[Scratch Wiki:April Fools/Scratch Cat|Scratch Cat]] has been cut to just two (very short) paragraphs. <scratchsig>Jackson49</scratchsig> 18:01, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
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::What I did at the time was just a first pass, and I was trying to work quickly (and not really able to take the time to look closely). Certainly some stuff can be added back, but immediately making the article nearly as long as it was originally isn't going to help.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 18:10, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
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:::Alright. Thanks for the clarification. <scratchsig>Jackson49</scratchsig> 01:10, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
  
All wikis are on the correct domains again, but now we have more control over our backend.
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== Images of alerts ==
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{{done}}<br>
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I recently noticed that [https://en.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/File:Scratch_Extension_Message.png this] image was taken in dark mode (probably with an extension enabled). I want to upload a new version of the image, but without any extensions. How do I simulate such an alert? Should I edit the HTML to make a normal alert look like an extension alert? or should I break the rules deliberately (using an alt)? or is there anything else I can do?
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<scratchsig>PUNNAMOODU</scratchsig> 12:21, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
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:I'd always wondered about that image, I didn't realise that it was taken in dark mode! I would say that if you can avoid breaking the rules (even on an alt) to get the new image that would be the best, after all, if you use an alt to tell other Scratchers to use browser extensions, some might end up downloading an unsafe one, and you might also set an example for New Scratchers that it's okay to advertise browser extensions on Scratch. Do you already have a normal alert that you could edit the HTML of? Additionally, I did come up with another idea - I don't know how authentic this would be, but someone could edit the existing image (using Photoshop or similar) to change the colours? {{User:Redglitter/Signature}}  13:19, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
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::I don't think editing an image would give an accurate representation. Also, I had an alert in my test account which I never felt like dissmissing. I will edit HTML to make it look identical. That would be okay, right?<scratchsig>PUNNAMOODU</scratchsig> 17:31, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
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:::Yeah, I think that would be great {{E|;)}} {{User:Redglitter/Signature}}  17:55, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
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::::I have updated the image. I hope it looks okay. <scratchsig>PUNNAMOODU</scratchsig> 18:56, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
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:::::It looks perfect! {{E|:D}} {{User:Redglitter/Signature}}  19:22, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
  
Thank you for your patience! It's been a long three days but now it's over.
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== Horizontal Blocks ==
  
Kenny2scratch;
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The user  on the forums [[post:5095469|suggested that we make an article about horizontal blocks]], pointing out that the French Wiki already has one. ([https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=https://fr.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Blocs_horizontaux You can see a Google translated version of the French Wiki article here]) I am hesitant to make that its own article here since horizontal blocks were never actually released, and we are not a Wiki about [[ScratchJr]] (we document that it exists and what it is, but that is mostly just contained within that article). However, it may be worth including in [[Development of Scratch 3.0]]. Thoughts?<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 17:13, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
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:I agree that it shouldn't get its own article. I remember it being discussed in the early stages of development of 3.0 that horizontal blocks were going to be used instead of vertical blocks on mobile devices but nothing ever came of it... it was never included in any public betas. Keeping in mind that it was only really considered briefly at the start of development and was scrapped later on, I don't think it deserves anything big, perhaps just a few sentences at some point in the article explaining the concept and how nothing ever came of them - they were essentially just an idea. {{E|meow}} {{User:Redglitter/Signature}}  18:49, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
  
A Bureaucrat will provide more information as time comes.
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== How do i delete my wiki account? ==
  
{{note|a lot of “Resource Limit Is Reached” errors, but we'll get that fixed soon.}}
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i dont deserve to be here anyway, even if the blame is on my friend.
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{{unsigned|Imabanana22}}
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:We don't really have infrastructure for deleting Wiki accounts, but if you like you can simply log out and never use the account again. I'd recommend taking future advice from your "friend" with a grain of salt. {{e|:)}}{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 08:02, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
  
<small>Copied from [https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/294197/?page=10#post-3364967 here] and [https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/294197/?page=10#post-3364998 here] and reposting it here in the CP while Ken is asleep, and while the wiki is temporarily up.</small><scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 17:42, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
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== Extention policy and wiki? ==
:The errors have died down now that the Wikis are done reeling from the transfer. I've also written a little bit about this transfer in [[Scratch Wiki#Server Transfer 2]]{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 09:05, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
 
::@kenny2scratch: Well Done!! Thank you very much! :) {{User:MartinWollenweber/signature}} 14:35, 31 December 2018 (UTC)
 
:::{{done}}{{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 05:00, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== Wrong Link to Featured Article ==
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Does the [https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/284272/ extention policy] apply to the wiki?
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On the front page of the Wiki, if you click "Read more..." or the title, it brings you to a page about SDS curators, but the image showing belongs to [[Getting Started with Scratch|a page about getting started with Scratch]]. I don't know how to fix it, I've made a note about it on the real featured article's talk page. If it get's resolved I'll delete the talk page. <scratchsig>EIephant_Lover</scratchsig>  01:26, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
 
:{{done|Fixed}} FWIW - it'll get changed again in a few days.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 09:03, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
 
::Okay, thanks :) <scratchsig>EIephant_Lover</scratchsig>  23:17, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
 
  
== New Page for Accepted FPC Applications + Regular FPC Applications ==
 
  
Hey! Should we create an article on accepted FPC applications + Regular FPC Applications? New Scratchers may not know what that means, and want to know more. Is there already an article on that?<scratchsig>Purple_Ember</scratchsig> 03:21, 31 December 2018 (UTC)
 
:The Curator page links to the project explaining how to apply, I think for now that's sufficient.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 06:51, 31 December 2018 (UTC)
 
  
== Please add all approved Extensions to all Scratch Wikis ==
 
  
@kenny2Scratch: Could you please fulfill me a great wish an add all extensions (+ other version related stuff) that have been approved in the english Scratch Wiki to all other Scratch Wikis. This is a generalisation of my specific wish, please add [[:mediawikiwiki:Extension:SyntaxHighlight]] to [[:de:Special:Version#Installed extensions]]. I think it's best for all international Scratch Wikis to profit from Extensions that have been approved in other Wikis, mostly the [[:en:]] Scratch WIki. In the (IMHO rarely) situation, that a Scratch Wiki community of a certain language doesn't want a certain Extension, it's easier to disable that Extension later, than to create a discussion process before (when nobody has seen the advantages of that new Extension).  Thank you very much in advance!
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Hi i'm bobcat0701 i'm cool! 16:24, 8 April 2021 (UTC) {{unsigned|Bobcat0701}}
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:The Scratch Wiki follows the same rules as the main Scratch Website, so the rule against promoting or linking browser extension extends here. Also, when the rule was implemented in Scratch, a Scratch Team member deleted an article about one extension. {{User:Jammum/Signature}} 17:27, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
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::In general, per [[Scratch Wiki:Guidelines]], all Scratch [[Community Guidelines]] apply here. Thus, the extension policy applies as well. The one exception that may apply (though this would need to be discussed for each case individually) is extensions that were advertised on Scratch before the rule came into place that were extremely notable in their own right. One such example may be the "Antidote," an extension which reenabled [img] tags on the forums while they were disabled for a period of time.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 17:32, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
  
'''References:'''
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== Image Categories ==
*[[:en:Special:Version#Installed_extensions]]
 
*[[:de:Special:Version#Installierte_Erweiterungen]]
 
*[[:fr:Special:Version#Installed_extensions]]
 
*[[:id:Special:Version#Installed_extensions]]
 
*[[:ru:Special:Version#Installed_extensions]]
 
*[[:ja:Special:Version#Installed_extensions]]
 
*[[:nl:Special:Version#Installed_extensions]]
 
*[[:tw:Special:Version#Installed_extensions]]
 
{{User:MartinWollenweber/signature}} 15:26, 31 December 2018 (UTC)
 
:I installed EmbedScratch, CategoryTree and YouTube (modified ver) to jawiki.
 
:AbuseFilter, CheckUser, and Lockdown are dangerous when abused. AF and CU has ability to check one's IP address.
 
:WOn't this go in testwiki?{{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 16:50, 31 December 2018 (UTC)
 
::I have already been working towards something like this... The CommonSettings.php plan is already implemented for English and Test wikis, and I'm trying to combine the other wikis' LocalSettings files as well. Part of that will include symlinking all the wikis' extensions directories to one wiki's. Once I figure out how it's going to work, this will be done.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 14:23, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::@Ken: Great! I hope you'll find a solution soon. If I cant't wait anymore, I will install the most wanted Extensions separately in [[:de:]] myself {{;)}}. {{User:MartinWollenweber/signature}} 14:47, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::Any progress? ;-( {{User:MartinWollenweber/signature}} 00:12, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::::A little on my part, though I am only helping on a small part, with the wiki farm.<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 01:18, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::::I've now symlinked all the wikis' extensions folders to the English one, which now contains every extension any wiki has ever used. Any wiki can load any extension used by any other wiki now. (This means that the original point of this topic is {{done}} - all wikis can add all extensions if necessary.){{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 09:40, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::::Yay! Thanks Ken!<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 12:21, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== Compliment Tuesday! January 1{{st}}, 2019 ==
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Is there a list of image categories so I can see which category my pictures are in?<scratchsig>HiPeeps124816</scratchsig> 16:42, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
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:If you go to [[Special:CategoryTree/Images]] you can interactively find all image categories. Simply go down the tree until you find one that fits your image. If there really is no category that fits your image and you do need to create one (this is very rare), make it a subcategory of the most specific category that encompasses it rather than putting it directly under something like the "Images" category.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 17:35, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
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::I also added this to the warning that shows if you try to upload an image without a category so others can benefit.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 17:36, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
  
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== Small software upgrade ==
  
{{Scratch Wiki:Compliment Tuesday/archive 016}}
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Hi everyone,
  
{{quote|There are many more people on this wiki who deserve these comments just as much as those who received them. :) Everyone is special and brings there own ideas. The more of us there are, the better the community spirit. Sadly, I must sign off now- <scratchsig>Makethebrainhappy</scratchsig> 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)}}
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We just upgraded the Wiki to run MediaWiki 1.35.2. This did result in a few minutes of downtime, but it appears to be resolved now. Please let me know if there are any issues. You can also use the [[topic:294197|forum topic]] if unable to post here.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 20:25, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
  
The next CT is January 8{{th}}, 2019! Whooo! Happy New year!!! See you then!
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== Testing ==
  
<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 22:07, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
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Hi, I am new to the wiki! SO I am just seeing if this works :)
:{{done}}<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 22:07, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
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Hi, I am mr-r-man, and I edited this page! 01:23, 9 April 2021 (UTC) {{unsigned|Mr-r-man}}
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:In the future, please do tests in the [[Scratch Wiki:Sandbox|sandbox]] (or for testing talk page edits, the [[Scratch Wiki talk:Sandbox|sandbox talk page]]). Thank you!<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 01:27, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
  
== HAPPY NEW YEAR ==
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==Question about a disambiguation==
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{{done}}<br/>
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Hello. I wanted to make a disambiguation page about something. When I decided to create the disambiguation, I noticed it was a page before, but it was deleted for being a 2 page disambiguation. I found 3 pages that the disambiguation could cover. So should I make it or should I not?<scratchsig>TheTrillion</scratchsig> 03:50, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
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:What page was this for?<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 17:28, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
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::I wanted to make [[Comment (disambiguation)]] which used to be a page but was deleted for being a 2 article disambiguation. I wanted to put [[Comment (website feature)]], [[Comment (programming feature)]] and [[Topics and Posts]] (comment on the forums) in the disambiguation.<scratchsig>TheTrillion</scratchsig> 15:30, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
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:::I think making a disambiguation page for that would be reasonable, and as far as I'm aware there aren't any rules against having a disambig if there are only two items, as long as one isn't obviously more likely to be searched than the other.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 18:00, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
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::::Okay.<scratchsig>TheTrillion</scratchsig> 21:17, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
  
<big><big><big><big>YAY! <sup style="color:red">HAPPY </sup> <sub style="color:aqua">NEW</sub> <sup style="color:orange">YEAR</sup> <sub style="color:yellow">OF</sub> <span style="color:gold"><sup>2</sup><sub>0</sub><sup>1</sup><sub>9</sub></span>!!!!!</big></big></big></big> <br/> <big><big>2 MORE DAYS LEFT UNTIL [[Scratch 3.0|3.0]]!!!! WOOHOO</big></big><br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 22:34, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
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== How do I reply to a talk page message? ==
:Thank you! Happy (late) New Year to you too.
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{{done}}
:{{User:KrIsMa/Sig}}  08:15, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
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I'm just wondering how so I can say thanks to people who help me.
::{{done}}{{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 05:01, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== Articles to update for 3.0 ==
 
  
{{not done|Won't be done for a long time}}
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<scratchsig>Bobcat0701</scratchsig> 16:19, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
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:Edit the section where the message is, and then add your reply at the bottom. Indent your message with a colon (as I have done here), and if it's a reply to a reply, indent with one more colon than the person above you. Then, of course, sign your post at the end with four tildes (<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>). Check out [[Help:Talk Pages|the help page]] for more information.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 16:24, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
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::Ok thanks <scratchsig>Bobcat0701</scratchsig> 16:52, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
  
Hello everyone, it's already January 2nd for me, so I figure I might as well get the preparations started.
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== Would this be an ok article? ==
  
=== Observations/Edit Guidance ===
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Would list of stickys in the forums be a good enough article?
Pages outdated upon 3.0 release are incredibly numerous. In most cases, one or more of the following edits can or should happen:
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<scratchsig>Bobcat0701</scratchsig> 15:51, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
* Parts that talk about ''3.0 features'' in ''future tense'' (e.g. "there will be a new paint editor") should be changed to use ''present tense'' (e.g. "there is a new paint editor") or ''past tense'' (e.g. "a new paint editor was introduced")
 
* Parts that talk about ''3.0 changes'' in ''future tense'' (e.g. "the editor will be moved to the right side") should be changed to use ''past tense'' (e.g. "the editor was moved to the right side")
 
* Parts that mention ''dates'' in ''any tense'' should have their tense ''updated'' (e.g. "the official release will be January 2019" -> "the official release was January 2019")
 
* Parts that talk about ''2.0 features'' in ''any tense'' (e.g. "the paint editor has these features") should be changed to use ''past tense'' (e.g. "the paint editor had these features")
 
* Parts that talk about ''2.0 changes'' in ''any tense'' (e.g. "the editor was moved to the left") should all be changed to ''past tense'' if they haven't already.
 
* Take this opportunity to update things that weren't changed from 1.4 days as well.
 
  
=== Progress ===
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:I'm not sure. Although the forum stickies would be a nice article, I have a few problems with what you're asking here. I'm going to list them here.
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:'''1.''' What forum(s) would be in this article? [[Announcements (forum)|Announcements]]? [[Suggestions (forum)|Suggestions]]? Maybe even [[Help With Scripts]]?
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:'''2.''' Would ''all'' the stickies be featured here or just the top ones?
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:Finally, '''3.''' Would this potential sticky topic feature the stickies of hidden forums (i.e. the [[Welcoming Committee Forum]])?
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:And that's all I have to say about this. Please, answer the questions, because otherwise this might not be an okay article. Thanks for reading.
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:{{User:8bitjake/Sig}} <div style= " class="plainlinks" title="Why does it go onto the next line like this? ...I don't like it.">16:35, 20 April 2021 (UTC)</div>
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1 All but read number three
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2 What does that mean
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3 I can't add that info since i'm not in any of those groups
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<scratchsig>Bobcat0701</scratchsig> MEOW yes my cat told me to write that. 00:16, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
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::My two cents (not speaking in my official capacity as an admin here, just my personal opinion) is that this isn't significant enough to warrant its own article. Most stickies are by users (including [[topic:6986|one by me]]), and [[S:NOSP|we do not create articles about user-generated content]].<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 01:07, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
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:I think that would be unimportant. First of all, here is the lacking points:
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# Is it really possible to maintain an updated list regarding sticky topics? They generally tend to be replaced/unstickied when there's no longer a need for them.
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# It would be a kind of user-generated content. (as jvvg pointed out; though there might be dissident voices questioning this rule, like the opinions expressed in [[Scratch Wiki talk:Community Portal/Not Done#Relax S:NOSP even more|this]] stale discussion. Under the current policy, it's banned.)
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# I'm not really sure about notability, even though we have had a list like [[List of Scratch Modifications|this]] before the introduction of user-generated content ban.{{User:Ahmetlii/sig}} 19:12, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
  
Here is a list of articles that need to be updated (on their real versions in mainspace) upon the release of 3.0. You can probably already start updating them now. Articles marked with an asterisk (*) have updates available at [[Scratch Wiki:3.0 Articles]]/the article title, but:
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== Platformer Page ==
{{warning|do not copy articles directly from their 3.0 versions!}}
 
Though in most cases the information will be correctly updated, make sure to use your own judgement as to its accuracy.
 
  
{{note|Some of the articles listed below need to be created.}}
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Hey everyone, I was looking at the [[Talk:Platformer|platformer page]] and I was wondering, should we add 360 platformers to the example list?
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<scratchsig>Zebrastripesagain</scratchsig> 18:37, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
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:What is a 360 platformer?<scratchsig>Mlcreater</scratchsig> 01:23, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
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::It's a platformer that goes in a circle, like [https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/412929584/ this.] <scratchsig>Zebrastripesagain</scratchsig> 18:03, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
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:::Yes, I think that makes sense. However, I believe that this question belongs in the [[Talk:Platformer]] page. <scratchsig>Jbthepig</scratchsig> 16:45, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
  
Feel free to update this list yourself. Add any articles that you discover that need updates; remove articles that have been updated.
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== https://en.scratch-wiki.info/w/index.php?title=Special:Log/move&offset=20210321000000&limit=8 ==
  
* How to Embed a Project
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I disagree with these new titles.
* Blocks
 
* Change () Effect by () (sound block)
 
* Development of Scratch 3.0
 
* Project
 
* File:Flag as Inappropriate.png
 
* File:Name bar.png
 
* File:Offline Editor Share Icon.png
 
  
=== Remember to take this opportunity to ''clean up'' articles as well as update them! ===
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These are not correct names.
==== Fix typography or other writing issues as you come across them ====
 
We don't want to have to make a second sweep to clean up all the weird grammar from tense changes. Remember to fix the grammar and spelling of the articles ''as a whole'' while you update them.
 
  
==== Ask for help when you need it ====
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These versions did not have any proper names, and putting the distinguishing term (14Feb04&#x2026;27Jul06) after the name "Scratch" sends the tone that the title might be an official name (imagine an experimental, informally-distributed Scratch image with everything colored aqua, having been a developer's experiment; "Scratch Aqua" would look like a formal, published name).
If a page or redirect needs to be deleted or you need some other admin action, leave a message at [[Scratch Wiki talk:Community Portal/Admin Requests]]. If you don't specifically need admin actions, you can ask anyone you think would know the answer to your question.
 
  
=== Here's to a good 3.0 release! ===
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I feel that the previous names were slightly better, but perhaps "[[14 February 2004 Image]]", etc. would be best, not looking messy like "5up3rcal1frag1l15t1c3xp1al1d0c10u5" nor assuming any version numbers not known to be officially assigned.
[[File:Hooray.png]]{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 05:40, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
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<scratchsig>Mlcreater</scratchsig> 02:12, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
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:These are the official names of the Scratch versions. Before 1.0, Scratch didn't use any version number system. Therefore, it's the correct name.{{User:Ahmetlii/sig}} 09:44, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
  
:Oh I thought a bot would do it :P also are we saving old articles, for example Block Plugin(2.0)?<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 12:19, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
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==FAQs and stubs==
::I thought we were moving 2.0 to a different place and 3.0 to where 2.0 used to be. <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 16:11, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
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{{done}}<br/>
:::Removed some articles from the list :)<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 22:31, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
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Can FAQs be stubs? I remember somebody saying FAQs can not be stubs but I have seen FAQs that are stubs. So I was wondering, can FAQs be stubs?<scratchsig>TheTrillion</scratchsig> 16:54, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
::::Should [[Scratch Wiki:3.0 Articles/Front Page (2.0)]] be updated? It's so similar to [[Front Page]], that it seems redundant to create a new page.<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 22:46, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
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:While the criteria for completeness are generally much lower for a FAQ than a regular article, there is no reason an FAQ cannot be a stub. If an FAQ doesn't include enough information to give a complete answer to the question but does at least include something relevant to the question, that would be a stub.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 18:13, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
:::::I noticed that many of the things needed to be changed were the same in 2.0 and 3.0. What should we do? <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 18:14, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
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::Thanks.<scratchsig>TheTrillion</scratchsig> 20:36, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
:::::[[S:STYLE#no-ext-wikilinks|Please don't externally link to Wiki pages!]] And [[S:STYLE#no-link-underscores|please don't use underscores in links]].
 
:::::I'm pretty sure it's the pictures that need updating. Would you mind adding all the files on that page that need updating to the [[#Progress]] list?{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 10:14, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::::::Nothing has changed between 2.0 to 3.0 in Front Page, Messages, Discuss, Profiles. (Maybe more but these are all I've been to). The Project page and project editor are the only ones that have. <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 15:01, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::::::The front page has changed, they've just been using the 3.0 skin for a while. Notice how the top bar is bright blue there and on project pages but a darker blue in discuss and the profiles as well as studios. Messages have also been at the 3.0 skin for a while. My stuff (and everything in it, like trash) has not been updated either. <scratchsig>EIephant_Lover</scratchsig> 02:36, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== 🎉🎉 3.0 Released 🎉🎉 ==
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== How do you use Scratch Blocks on the Wiki ==
  
horray!! it's finally here!!
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{{done}}
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Hi,
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I want to fix the [[Raycaster|List-Based Raycaster tutorial]]. However, it uses Scratch Blocks, which were not covered in the Welcome tutorial. How do you use the Scratch Blocks feature?
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Thanks,
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<scratchsig>Jbthepig</scratchsig> 16:14, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
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:See the [[Block Plugin]] article. Several sections cover how Scratch Blocks can be put into Wiki articles (and by extension, the Scratch Forums). {{User:Jammum/Signature}} 16:51, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
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::OK, thank you! <scratchsig>Jbthepig</scratchsig> 17:06, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
  
<scratchsig>DeleteThisAcount</scratchsig> 12:11, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
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== Thankful Thursday! April 29{{th}}, 2021 ==
:yay! 😄 <scratchsig>Jammum</scratchsig> 12:42, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
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{{Scratch Wiki:Thankful Thursday/archive 037}}
::Yay! {{User:1a3c5e7g9i/Signature}} 17:27, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::Mine hasn't shown up yet, has yours? Super excited :) <scratchsig>EIephant_Lover</scratchsig>  17:37, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::::The conversion to 3.0 is still happening. <scratchsig>Jammum</scratchsig> 17:44, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::::Okay, that's what I thought. 🎊🎉🎈 <scratchsig>EIephant_Lover</scratchsig>  19:35, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::::: I feel like Scratch 3 might actually be late, because I am in the EST timezone and it is about 3 PM, and that is NOT the early afternoon. It is more like the middle afternoon. 1 PM is the early afternoon. <scratchsig>LuckyLucky7</scratchsig> 19:59, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::::: Wait, SRATCH 3 just released!!! I'm so excited!!! :D <scratchsig>LuckyLucky7</scratchsig> 20:01, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
 
{{outdent|::::::}}YESSS IT'S HERE!!! And commenting works now too!! <scratchsig>EIephant_Lover</scratchsig>  20:43, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:If Scratch 3 has been here for two days why are the pages still outdated? <scratchsig>16itople1</scratchsig> 08:56, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::There are [[Special:AllPages|a lot of Wiki pages]], {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} of them to be exact. This is going to take a long time and a lot of effort to update. Be patient! There are still pages on here that were last updated in the 1.4 days.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 10:32, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::{{done}} {{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 05:02, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== Errors whilst accessing the Scratch Wiki ==
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{{quote|There are many more people on this wiki who deserve these comments just as much as those who received them. :) Everyone is special and brings their own ideas. The more of us there are, the better the community spirit. Sadly, I must sign off now- <scratchsig>Makethebrainhappy</scratchsig> 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)}}
On the Scratch Wiki, after the Scratch Website was put into Maintainance Mode, I frequently saw some 508 "Resource Limit Reached" errors. Does anyone know the cause for this? <scratchsig>Jammum</scratchsig> 13:18, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:No concrete cause, only speculation. My suspicion is that now that the website is down, people are turning to the Wiki... but we're not equipped to handle that kind of traffic, so we're borking as well.  Martin's emailed me, and I've emailed him... but any solution would involve contacting the server provider and that takes time. Nothing to be done at present.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 13:20, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:: it looks like the navbar is missing something <scratchsig>DeleteThisAcount</scratchsig> 14:57, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::: Some parts of the navbar (like the Scratch Logo) are missing because those parts are hosted on the Scratch Website. The Scratch Website is currently down to switch from Scratch 2.0 to 3.0, which also means that images stored on it cannot be accessed by anyone or anything. The CDN containing user profile images are still available, as only the main Scratch Website (not any subdomains) is down for maintainance. <scratchsig>Jammum</scratchsig> 15:11, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::::I like the use of the word whilst. <scratchsig>Makethebrainhappy</scratchsig> 21:47, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== I wonder why the Scratch Wiki does not display the "Scratch 3.0 will be here soon!" message ==
 
  
<scratchsig>LuckyLucky7</scratchsig> 18:24, 2 January 2019 (UTC) See the subject.
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The next TT is, May 27{{th}}, 2021 see you then!
:I think the bureaucrats haven't got round to it yet (it might be too late for them to add it). <scratchsig>Jammum</scratchsig> 18:27, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
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<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 13:43, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
::Maybe this is supposed to be the wiki for Scratch 3. <scratchsig>LuckyLucky7</scratchsig> 18:33, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
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:{{not done}}<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 13:43, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
:::The wiki is not changing due to scratch 3.0 It is not controlled by the scratch team nor hosted on scratch servers so it's not effected.<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 19:55, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::::{{done}}{{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 05:03, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== 3.0 is here! ==
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== Is the active user thing really accurate? ==
  
Scratch 3.0 is now here! Hooray! Should we copy and paste all of the 3.0 articles into their ordinary pages? (e.g. [[Scratch Wiki:3.0 Articles/Scratch]] to [[Scratch]]) {{User:Redglitter/Signature}} 20:27, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
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It seems like it's been 72 active users since August...{{User:Leahcimto/Signature}} 23:56, 1 May 2021 (UTC)
:See Ken's long post about Scratch 3.0 a few sections above this one. <scratchsig>Makethebrainhappy</scratchsig> 21:48, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
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:According to [[Special:ActiveUsers]], we have 91 active as of the time I write this. I'm assuming you're referring to the {{t|welcome}} template? It uses the keyword "NUMBEROFACTIVEUSERS", but I don't know how that actually works under the hood. I can verify it's not just a caching issue, since running "show preview" on that template still shows 72. So, to answer your question, it is probably not accurate.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 03:52, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
::{{done}}{{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 05:04, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
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::Looking this up, apparently [[mediawikiwiki:Topic:U7ol9r9cu75ak4yy|this has happened to others too]]. I ran the update script just now so it will probably start saying 112 for future usages, but I don't know how to properly make it update automatically other than using a cron job, and I would prefer we not use a cron job for something that simple and as a workaround for what may be a bug in the underlying software.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 03:54, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
  
== Why no Double Redirects? ==
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== Connecting my user page & april fools page ==
  
Why no [[Special:DoubleRedirects]]? <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 23:42, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
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I have my normal user page that I had added stuff to. [[https://en.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/User:The_5th_Scratcher]] Afterwards I had learned about april fools pages and attempted to make one. [[https://en.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/April_Fools/User:The_5th_Scratcher]] How do I connect the two so the april fools warning connects to my user page & my user page acknowledges the existence of my april fools page? <scratchsig>The_5th_Scratcher</scratchsig> 19:32, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
:If you click on a double redirect, the first redirect works properly, but it just pauses at the second one and you have to manually click it. This prevents infinite redirects. {{User:CrazyBoy826/sig}} 21:57, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
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:You need to put {{t|AF}} at the beginning of the April Fools' page and {{t|April Fools}} at the top of your userpage.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 21:27, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
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::I did... <scratchsig>The_5th_Scratcher</scratchsig> 21:37, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
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:::I just realized my subpage was for the April Fools Day article, not Scratch_Wiki:April Fools *Facepalm* <scratchsig>The_5th_Scratcher</scratchsig> 21:46, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
  
== 3.0's Server Troubles ==
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== the camera is gone ==
  
Is it me, or:
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there was recently an announcement that the camera sprite option is gone. can somebody please edit https://en.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Costume and remove the camera part?
  
* Project pages are not displaying
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[[File:9gr icon.png|20px]] | [[User:TeamDAB_Official|9gr]] ([[User_talk:TeamDAB_Official|talk]]) 20:58, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
* My username's not showing in the header
 
* The project editor's not working
 
* It takes forever to get to a userpage that might not even display?
 
{{User:1a3c5e7g9i/Signature}} 00:06, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::Not just you. For a while, no one could comment. Some pages haven't updated to 3.0 yet either. Projects don't remix, and they don't save a lot either. It logged me out for no reason. Hopefully they fix these bugs soon, but the Wiki still seems to work! :) <scratchsig>EIephant_Lover</scratchsig> 01:00, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::Yep, I was having this problem a few minutes ago. It's been on and off since yesterday.<scratchsig>-ShadowOfTheFuture-</scratchsig> 18:20, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::::I also had this problem. {{User:CrazyBoy826/sig}} 21:54, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::::The ST fixed the problem on a release on January 9, which also included raising the limit for cloud variables and fixing blurry images. {{User:CrazyBoy826/sig}} 03:09, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== File not displaying in my signature ==
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== Have a copy of the Scratch logo and the search bar image on the Wiki's servers ==
  
Why doesn't this file display when it's put at a size smaller than 125px? <br/><div class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:250px;overflow:auto;border:1px black solid">250x250 pixels image here:<span class="mw-collapsible-content">[[File:1a3c5e7g9i's_armemedillo.gif|File:1a3c5e7g9i's_armemedillo.gif]]</span></div>
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During Maintenance Mode on the main Scratch Website (one is happening at the time I am writing this), the Scratch logo and the search bar icon do not load. To solve this, I think these logos could be stored on the Wiki (either as files here or stored in the Wiki skin's source code), if possible. {{User:Jammum/Signature}} 10:20, 16 May 2021 (UTC)
{{User:1a3c5e7g9i/Signature}} 00:18, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
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:[https://github.com/InternationalScratchWiki/ScratchWikiSkin2/issues/90 I have reported an issue for this], thanks for letting us know. I have a fix but can't test it at the moment because ResourceLoader is refusing to clear its cache.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 23:21, 16 May 2021 (UTC)
:Gifs are known to be troublesome. Likely the server ran out of memory when trying to shrink it to size. But using gifs in your signature is against custom signature guidelines anyway (they get too flashy if we allow gifs) - just use a static ar<del>ma</del><ins>meme</ins>dillo.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 10:34, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
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::This has now been done. Thank you to Ahmetlii and Kenny2scratch for helping me out with an issue I ran into.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 16:50, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
  
== Remove Backpack Banner ==
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== Scratch Week article ==
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{{done}}
  
We should remove the backpack banner now snice Scratch 3 is released now.<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 15:36, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
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So is a scratch week article in the works or should I just start working on it.
:{{done}} (fyi this should have gone on [[Scratch Wiki talk:Community Portal/Admin Requests]]){{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 10:22, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
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<scratchsig>Evanzap</scratchsig> 18:28, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
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:There does not appear to be one. Feel free to create it.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 19:18, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
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::Alright I added it <scratchsig>Evanzap</scratchsig> 20:37, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
  
== Comments as Citations  ==
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== Scratch Week on the news ==
  
Should comments be used as citations? Some comments are so old that they don't seem to load if someone wants to check the citation. Anyone have a solution to the problem?<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 16:35, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
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Should they put Scratch week on the Scratch News wiki page?<scratchsig>HiPeeps124816</scratchsig> 19:46, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
:Comments?? <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 17:36, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
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:I added an announcement. Feel free to suggest any better wordings for it.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 19:51, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
::If you want to use a comment for a citation, you could take a picture of it, upload it to CubeUpload and then use the direct link or something like that I guess. I don't have any ideas for the current comments that don't load, though...<scratchsig>-ShadowOfTheFuture-</scratchsig> 18:17, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::The Problem with that is then someone could edit it then take a screen shot.<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 21:51, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::::No, no pictures! We have a [[Help:References#Format|reference format]] for comments:
 
<pre>Username. (D/M/YYYY). "Relevant quote from comment." https://scratch.mit.edu/users/link_to_comment#comments-12345678</pre>
 
::::If you can't fetch the quote because the comment is so old, then unfortunately there's nothing to be done. Whatever material that references the comment will have to be assumed to be verifiable by the comment, unless proven otherwise.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 10:30, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::::Scratch 3.0 should be faster at loading comments though...? A new thing it does is instead of loading all of the comments leading down to it, it only shows the comment you clicked the link to and has a "see all comments" button. <scratchsig>EIephant_Lover</scratchsig>  01:09, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== Scratch 3.0 Controversy ==
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== Scratch's Birthday ==
  
On the Scratch Website, I've seen many Scratchers (I don't know how much) critisizing Scratch 3.0. Should the wiki mention critisism of Scratch 3.0? <scratchsig>Jammum</scratchsig> 12:01, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
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Scratch's birthday should have already passed by now. But when is its birthday? The Timeline says it's both May 11th and 15th.<scratchsig>HiPeeps124816</scratchsig> 16:04, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
:Find enough references to enough different types of criticism and we might have a section in the article.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 12:25, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:: Ok. Also, I might like a section about 3.0 controversy in the [[List of Controversial Topics on Scratch]] page. <scratchsig>Jammum</scratchsig> 14:36, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::: Also, a lot of people wanted 2.0 back, so I'll add some refs for that too. <scratchsig>Jammum</scratchsig> 14:40, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
 
== Removing discussion tests on [[Help talk:Welcome/4]] ==
 
The page I mentioned in the above title is used by users as a test discussion page. I think the tests shouldn't belong on that page. Should they be removed? <scratchsig>Jammum</scratchsig> 10:54, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:The welcome tutorial itself says to do a test on the talk page! No, that's a perfect place to test. Definitely keep it the way it is.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 09:10, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== Blocks in articles should display smaller ==
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== Should part of this page be deleted? ==
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{{done}}
  
The current blocks plugin has resulted in significantly larger blocks than we had in the previous version. In fact, they are even larger than the blocks in the Scratch editor. Measuring on my screen, the [[Glide () Secs to () (block)|Glide () Secs to ()]] block is 40px tall in the editor (measured from the highest to lowest pixel), while in the blocks plugin, it is 58px tall. This is almost 50% larger. You can see the difference below:
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I noticed that [[Sorting_Values#Radix_LSD_Sort]] contains hacked blocks that only work in Scratch 2.0. Should I mark it as historical or remove it completely?
  
[[File:Block height difference.png]]
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<scratchsig>Kccuber</scratchsig> 13:53, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
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:I would recommend marking it as <nowiki>{{obsolete feature}}</nowiki> instead of deleting it, because than it can be used for historical purposes. <small>Also, when linking something, never use underscores, instead, use spaces so it can follow the style guide, specifically at [[Scratch Wiki:Style Guide#no-link-underscores|no-link-underscores]]</small><scratchsig>TheTrillion</scratchsig> 14:48, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
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::Ok, thanks! I'll mark it as obsolete.<scratchsig>Kccuber</scratchsig> 15:32, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
  
In that image, the block on the left is from the editor, while the block on the right is from the blocks plugin. This is resulting in the blocks not only being larger than in the editor, but so large that they are becoming distracting from the actual text. Therefore, I propose requesting to the current creator of the blocks plugin that the blocks be made smaller. This will result both in the blocks more accurately resembling what you see in the editor and having them be less distracting from the text in articles. They would look something like this:
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== Embedding projects on the Wiki ==
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{{done}}
  
[[File:Smaller Scratchblocks.png]]
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Is it possible to embed a Scratch project in the Wiki? I tried using <nowiki><iframe src="link"></nowiki> but it does not work. Any idea?
What do people think?<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 18:50, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
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<scratchsig>Kccuber</scratchsig> 16:08, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
:<small>I saw your mistake {{e|:D}}</small>
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:I believe not. That is a HTML tag, and in the Scratch Wiki, only some are allowed. That tag is not part of the some. You can find a list of allowed HTML tags [[Help:HTML#Tags|here]].<scratchsig>TheTrillion</scratchsig> 17:11, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
:I agree, It is way to big to read with. '''+1''' <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 19:11, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
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::Okay, thanks. I thought there would at least be some way of doing this. <scratchsig>Kccuber</scratchsig> 18:02, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
::I implemented a fix for this on the Wiki extension when it was added, so I'm confused - are you talking about the forums plugin or the blocks as displayed on the Wiki? Because on the Wiki it looks like this:
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:::[https://github.com/InternationalScratchWiki/mw-embedScratch An extension does exist to enable it], and some other Wikis (such as [[fr:Special:Version|French]]) have it enabled, but we do not have it enabled here because we have determined embedding projects in articles does not significantly improve their quality.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 18:43, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
<sb>glide () secs to ( v)</sb>[[File:Block height difference.png]]
 
::Three blocks - left is actual rendered inline scratchblocks; middle is the "small" block in the image in the OP; right is the "big" block in the OP image.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 01:24, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::I'm talking about blocks as displayed on the Wiki. The big block in the image is how the blocks display for me on the Wiki (latest version of Firefox on Windows 10). They should display in a size more like what they appear like in the program (small block in the image) or possibly slightly smaller.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 02:56, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== Scratch Block Images ==
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== Scratch3Bridge ==
So, I thought we were basically done with converting things to 3.0. The thing is, most block pages show 2.0 style blocks. For example, look [[() - () (block)|here]]. Before I updated the picture, it was a 2.0 file. Are these supposed to be like this or should we update them all? <scratchsig>EIephant_Lover</scratchsig>  00:10, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:We should update the images. However, the current image filenames include "2.0", so we should upload them under new files (like "3.0 () - ().png" or whatever) and keep the older ones for historical purposes.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 02:57, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::Okay. I've updated a few of them already, can you undo image updates? <scratchsig>EIephant_Lover</scratchsig>  18:52, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::I already restored the old versions. The versions you uploaded are still there under the file history, so you can re-upload those under new filenames.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 18:53, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::::Okay, thanks. :) <scratchsig>EIephant_Lover</scratchsig>  19:53, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== Wiki Wednesday suggestion link should be on the left? ==
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What's Scratch3Bridge and how to use it?
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{{unsigned|Coco7nut}}
  
^<br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 17:32, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
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== ScratchX on Scratch Extensions page ==
:Elaborate?{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 09:07, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::Just like you include 'things to do' in ''For Editors''. Include Wiki Wednesday suggestion link there too. <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 01:34, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== 3.0 updating question  ==
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{{not done}}
  
Should we rename the page [[Getting Started with Scratch]] to [[Getting Started with Scratch 2.0]] and create a new page called [[Getting Started with Scratch 3.0]]? Because some people (Mainly teachers who's curriculum is based around S2) will still use the offline 2.0 editor.<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 22:41, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
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I noticed that this page about [[Scratch_Extension#ScratchX|Scratch Extensions]] contains a section about ScratchX, which doesn't work anymore as it requires Flash. Should I put the <nowiki>{{obsolete}}</nowiki> tag or write that it doesn't work anymore? <scratchsig>Kccuber</scratchsig> 13:20, 24 May 2021 (UTC)
:A copy of the page before I began updating it can be found [[User:Drunken Sailor/Sandbox/Getting Started with Scratch|here]].{{User:Drunken Sailor/Signature}} 22:44, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
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:In my opinion, I would recommend to do both.<scratchsig>TheTrillion</scratchsig> 14:40, 24 May 2021 (UTC)
  
==Syntax Highlighting==
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== PNG compression levels ==
Was syntax highlighting removed? I don't see the color wheel at the top of the editor anymore.
 
My browser / operating system: ChromeOS 11021.81.0, Chrome 70.0.3538.110, Flash 31.0 (release 0)<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 22:41, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:I also have the same problem. I refresh a couple of times and it works but I fear that it is happening more often. Something is wrong... <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 23:38, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::It has not been removed. There is just a bug where most of the time, it loads without. A few hard refreshes will temporarily fix it. {{User:CrazyBoy826/sig}} 23:42, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== HTTP and HTTPS versions of the site ==
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{{done}}
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What PNG compression level should I use? Pngs are always loserless. 0 is no compression, 1 is very little compression, but very fast decompression times, and 9 is maximum compression, but high decompress times.<scratchsig>Ideapad-320</scratchsig> 20:48, 24 May 2021 (UTC)
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:Lossless compression is ideal, thanks. 9 is best if you don't mind the time but lower is understandable if you have less patience.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 21:28, 24 May 2021 (UTC)
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::Thanks! png is always loseless, and i can make a level 9 png in <15 secs.{{unsigned|Ideapad-320}}
  
Every time, I notice that there are both HTTP and HTTPS versions of the Scratch Wiki website, with logging in/out independent of each other (if I am logged in on one, the other may be different). This recently started, with the first incident on January 6. What's happening to the site? {{User:CrazyBoy826/sig}} 23:41, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
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== Do I need a reference for this? ==
:I know some browsers, (such as Brave) will automatically upgrade to https.<scratchsig>RonTheNerd</scratchsig> 04:24, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::This is due to an htaccess issue, I think - we just don't redirect requests from http to https, and most browsers don't send https cookies to the http version of the same site. I'll fix the htaccess files at some point.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 09:05, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::Yeah, it was an htaccess issue. {{done|Fixed}}, http now redirects to https.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 10:06, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::::{{done|Your Post Fixed}}, http redirects to https. {{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 11:23, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::::Thanks, I've edited my message lol{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 11:24, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::::::{{done}}{{User:CrazyBoy826/sig}} 23:07, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
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{{done}}
  
== Featured Images ==
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Recently, I made [https://en.scratch-wiki.info/w/index.php?title=Discussion_Forums&type=revision&diff=281358&oldid=278912 this] edit. I have a reference for this [https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/427527093/#comments-198612724 here]. Is it notable enough to add to the edit?
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More importantly, its on a project. Can it be added?
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<scratchsig>PUNNAMOODU</scratchsig> 03:57, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
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:References that are projects can be added. I recommend to add this reference, since it needs proof to back it up. Basically, add references when you can (and make sure they are related to the statement).<scratchsig>TheTrillion</scratchsig> 05:32, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
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::Yes, comments are acceptable references if made by someone with the relevant authority (in this case, cheddargirl being a Scratch Team is a "relevant authority" on what the Scratch Team can do).<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 14:14, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
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:::Okay. It looks like jvvg already edited it, thanks!<scratchsig>PUNNAMOODU</scratchsig> 17:09, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
  
It's been >1 month since we changed the Featured Images! Anyone have new ones? {{e|:D}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 01:44, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
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== Should pages with many editors notes have them collapse ==
: What about this?
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{{not done}}
:[[File:Scratch cat.png|100px|thumb|left|The Scratch Cat's new appearance in Scratch 3.0.]]
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Tall editors notes can ruin the experience for non editors. i have an idea for a solution: Collapse those notes. example:
{{----}}
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[[User:Ideapad-320/Sandbox/manyissues]]<scratchsig>Ideapad-320</scratchsig> 01:58, 29 May 2021 (UTC)
{{User:Redglitter/Signature}}  18:46, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
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:Do you have an example of a page where this is actually a problem?<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 02:23, 29 May 2021 (UTC)
::What about the 3.0 editor, project page? <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 17:35, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::Isn't the Scratch Cat the same as it was in 2.0? How about one of the new sprites added in the 3.0 Countdown projects? <scratchsig>Jedibrine</scratchsig> 04:54, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::::No, the image is not the same. The whiskers are in different places and the lines aren't as sharp. Also, beneath the eyes is smooth rather than jagged lines. There are also no creases at the forehead. I think that the new Scratch cat is a good one :) <scratchsig>EIephant_Lover</scratchsig>  20:56, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
 
 
 
== Experimental caching ==
 
 
 
I have enabled file caching in MediaWiki in order to improve performance. The basic idea is that once a page is converted from Wiki markup to HTML code once, it just saves the result and uses that all future times the page is requested rather than parsing it again.
 
 
 
This shouldn't affect most of you too much, but you will probably notice this:
 
*When you load a page for the first time after editing it or if it hasn't been opened by anyone in a while, it will take slightly longer to load
 
*Every time you or someone else loads a page after that, it will load slightly faster
 
 
 
Please let me know if any issues come up from this.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 17:08, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
 
 
 
:I noticed that when I load talk pages such as the Community Portal, it takes 5-7 seconds even when no comments have been added. After reloading again, it loads with the same speed. <scratchsig>Jedibrine</scratchsig> 05:24, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::Hm, you're right - it usually takes a few extra seconds to load. Let me poke around...{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 05:40, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
:::I noticed now that when I scroll to the bottom of the page, the text doesn't load. It is just the page box (warnings show up for some reason) and a blue background <scratchsig>Jedibrine</scratchsig> 02:26, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
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== Template:Collapse documentation is missing ==
::::"warnings"? What do you mean? (and if you mean what I think you mean, can you tell me what the warnings say?){{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 02:41, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
:::::{{Warning}} as in these. It also suddenly got really laggy while I was editing my user page, then it took 15+ seconds to load the Community Portal... <scratchsig>Jedibrine</scratchsig> 05:01, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
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{{not done}} [[Template:Collapse]] is broken. The documentation is missing. <scratchsig>Ideapad-320</scratchsig> 02:01, 29 May 2021 (UTC)
::::::Sudden lag is better than lag all the time... but now I'm really confused. Next time you see that happen, could you take a screenshot and post that here? (I recommend uploading the screenshot to https://cubeupload.com and not the Wiki, thanks.){{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 09:26, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::::::Now it takes 30 seconds to load a page, and the Community Portal page took way longer, so I just deleted the tab. It also didn't let me log in for a minute. BTW I'm on Chrome<scratchsig>Jedibrine</scratchsig> 16:20, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
 
{{outdent|7}}
 
What is the browser/operating system? Maybe that makes a difference?<br/>
 
Mine is: '''''ChromeOS 11151.59.0, Chrome 71.0.3578.94'''''<br/>
 
Also, I don't know if it is just me but syntax Highlight is working more often again. I don't know if this was the reason... <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 17:20, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:Same stuff here, although there is an update available now <scratchsig>Jedibrine</scratchsig> 05:46, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::Please revert it, I've been gettting 5 errors just to say this. <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 16:02, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::Yes, when I saved my page it didn't save, and it didn't load any pages after that for around 4 hours (this happened in the morning). It just showed a dead loading thingy on the tab of the page. <scratchsig>Jedibrine</scratchsig> 01:30, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::::Let me clarify multiple things here:
 
::::Operating system and browser are ''irrelevant'' to loading issues.
 
::::Delays and slowdowns are being caused by the ''database'', not caching.
 
::::I think I've narrowed down the cause for the syntax highlighting for the editor not working all the time: it only activates when the URL parameters are exactly "?title=...&action=edit", no more, no less. (Hypothesis, as yet untested.) Again, ''not caused by caching''.
 
::::Let me explain what caching is so that you don't treat it as a black box that causes all problems. Here's the process for our current system of caching. When a page loads:
 
:::# First, the kind of user is determined. ''If the user is not an anonymous user, no caching is done.'' No logged-in user is shown a cached page, i.e. none of your troubles could be caused by caching because you are logged in and are therefore ignored by caches! (Additionally, anonymous users who have unchecked talk page messages are also not shown cached pages, but anonymous users cannot possibly have talk page messages on this wiki so that is irrelevant.)
 
:::# Second, the kind of page is determined. Caching is only done for pages that:
 
:::#* are not special pages (i.e. pages that start with "Special:")
 
:::#* are not redirects
 
:::#* are being viewed in the current version (latest revision), normal wiki view, no URL parameters, nothing but the page itself.
 
:::# Third, MW checks whether there is a cached version of the page. (These are stored as HTML files in a directory.)
 
:::#* If there is, that gets directly served and the request ends there.
 
:::#* If there is not:
 
:::## The page's content is retrieved from the database.
 
:::## The retrieved content is saved in the cache directory.
 
:::## The cached content is served the same way it would if it was already cached.
 
::::There is no way that caching could be causing any of your problems because, once more, it is not done for logged-in users. Try to investigate further as to the cause of problems instead of just assuming "oh, it's just that 'caching' thing again".{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 06:29, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== Trends ==
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== How should archives for talk pages be crated? ==
  
<p>Hey! I wanted to add the Thanos Cat Trend to the [[Scratch_Trends|Trends page]] under "Icons". I don't know if there are enough people who have done it for it to qualify as a trend, and I don't know who started it. Can someone help me find the information and tell me if it is even a trend? Thanks!</p>
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{{not done}} How should archives for talk pages be crated?<scratchsig>Ideapad-320</scratchsig> 02:04, 29 May 2021 (UTC)
<scratchsig>Jedibrine</scratchsig> 22:26, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
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:Create an page at '''Talk:Page name/Archive ''n''''' where ''n'' is a number (start at 1, then do 2 for the second archive, and so on). Put all resolved discussions from the main talk page on the archive page and remove them from the main talk page, and then put {{t|archive header}} at the top of the archive page. Finally, put {{t|protect}} at the top of the archive page to ask an EW+ to protect it.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 02:22, 29 May 2021 (UTC)
  
== Reference for blog.scratch.mit.edu ==
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== scratchblocks is updated ==
  
Since blog.scratch.mit.edu is no more, are they still allowed as References? I found one in the [[Scratch Design Studio]] article and decided to post this.
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scratchblocks, a library used to render Scratch blocks, is now updated to version 3.5.1. This update includes fixes for block sizing. This update has already been applied to all Scratch Wikis. Please let me know in case any bugs are found.
  
<scratchsig>Jedibrine</scratchsig> 00:05, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
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scratchblocks version 3.6.0 is also planned, and will include translation updates and support for Scratch 3.0 extensions. {{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 06:44, 5 June 2021 (UTC)
:I think it would still be allowed, since it is still a good reference. The link might need to be changed to the archived page on [http://web.archive.org Internet Archive] though.<scratchsig>Mrcomputer1</scratchsig> 06:27, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
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:{{done}} see below for extension updates! {{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 09:38, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
:We have a {{t|dead link}} template you can add just after the reference if you even can't find any Internet Archive pages as well - this signifies that the reference was once there, but no more.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 06:46, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== Scratch Team Members ==
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== scratchblocks is updated, now with Scratch 3.0 extensions! ==
  
I looked at the credits on the [[Scratch Team]] article and found [https://scratch.mit.edu/credits this link]. I opened all of the users mentioned in the credits and discovered that some of the Scratch Team members were excluded from the wiki page. If anyone knows anything about these ST Members, please tell me so I can add them to the page.
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scratchblocks, a library used to render Scratch blocks, is now updated to version 3.5.2. This update include support for Scratch 3.0 extensions.
  
Missing confirmed Scratch Team Members (people with the "Scratch Team" tag):
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Now you can write the extension blocks, without adding <code>::microbit</code> for example. You'll still need to add in some cases where there is a conflict; e.g. when using <code>tilted [any v]?</code> block, which exists in [[Tilted ()? (disambiguation)|there different extensions]]. In most cases, they fall back to micro:bit extension.
*[#https://scratch.mit.edu/users/wheelsonfire/]
 
*[#https://scratch.mit.edu/users/KayOh/]
 
*[#https://scratch.mit.edu/users/rmiel/]
 
*[#https://scratch.mit.edu/users/labdalla/]
 
  
Other important users mentioned in the credits:
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This update also adds icons for <code>::gdxfor</code> and <code>::boost</code>:
*[#https://scratch.mit.edu/users/jaleesa/]
 
*[#https://scratch.mit.edu/users/shaanmasala/]
 
*[#https://scratch.mit.edu/users/leoburd/]
 
*[#https://scratch.mit.edu/users/taranir/]
 
*[#https://scratch.mit.edu/users/lilyland/]
 
*[#https://scratch.mit.edu/users/theladynico/]
 
*[#https://scratch.mit.edu/users/pizzafordessert/]
 
*[#https://scratch.mit.edu/users/khanning/]
 
*[#https://scratch.mit.edu/users/mwikali/]
 
*[#https://scratch.mit.edu/users/me_win/] - Moderator of the Scratch Twitter Account
 
*[#https://scratch.mit.edu/users/lob12/] - Runs the Scratch Foundation
 
  
I may have missed a few because my tabs are really unorganised.
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<scratchblocks>
Double check [https://scratch.mit.edu/credits here]
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cool block::gdxfor
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boost this wiki::boost
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</scratchblocks>
  
<scratchsig>Jedibrine</scratchsig> 00:20, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
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This also updates translations, so new languages are available and blocks are properly shown in other languages. There is [https://github.com/scratchblocks/scratchblocks/issues/369 a known bug] that may happen in other languages when a translation is inconsistent, but this should not affect English. {{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 09:37, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
:I've completely revamped the [[Scratch Team#Members]] part to match the new credits page. If you know which users in your "other important users" bit correspond to which names in the Members section, please don't hesitate to add them. Otherwise, {{done}}{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 06:45, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
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:That's awesome :D{{User:TheTrillion/Signature}} 16:49, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
  
::OK cool! <scratchsig>Jedibrine</scratchsig> 15:56, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
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== What do <nowiki>__INDEX__ and __NOEDITSECTION__</nowiki> do? ==  
:::I noticed this before, but the only one I added was stymphalianbirb, and I didn't know who she was. Apparently, this was because the Credits didn't link to their user profiles before now. {{User:1a3c5e7g9i/Signature}} 23:51, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::::Actually, linking to ST profiles is a new feature, not an old bug - it was added in [https://github.com/LLK/scratch-www/pull/2220 this pull], because of (or maybe unrelated to, I don't actually know) [[topic:307392|this topic]] of mine. The point is, it links now, so I was able to use that. In fact, quick JS snippet for future updating:
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="js">var res = ''
 
for (var child of $('#view > div > div.content > div.people > ul').children) {
 
    res += '* ' + child.children[1].innerText + ' ([' + child.children[0].children[0].href + ' ' + child.children[0].children[0].href.slice(30, -1) + '])\n';
 
}
 
console.log(res)</syntaxhighlight>
 
::::Just copy and paste into the console.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 10:18, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
 
 
 
== Change the Featured Studio Template ==
 
 
{{done}}
 
{{done}}
  
Should we change the template so that the link is in the name instead of a reference? <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 03:27, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
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What do <nowiki>__INDEX__ and __NOEDITSECTION__</nowiki> do?{{User:TheTrillion/Signature}} 21:00, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
:I don't think that it would need that, it would be better to keep the link separate to match the rest of the Wiki <scratchsig>Jedibrine</scratchsig> 05:01, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
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:<nowiki>__INDEX__</nowiki> signals that the page should be indexed, if by default it would not be. If I'm not mistaken, it has no effect on this wiki because all pages are indexed by default.
::{{done}}{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 09:56, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
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:<nowiki>__NOEDITSECTION__</nowiki> disables the [edit] links next to section titles (and possibly disables editing sections even if you manually try, though I haven't tested that).
:::Thanks! <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 14:01, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
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:You can read up on these and other magic words at [[Help:Magic words]].{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 09:49, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
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::Thanks!{{User:TheTrillion/Signature}} 12:51, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
  
== Wiki Appearance ==
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== How can I categorize something? ==
  
The Scratch Wiki site appearance should be updated to match Scratch 3.0's update of some aspects of the Scratch Website. How about like adding something like Bootstrap to make it look nicer? <scratchsig>Jedibrine</scratchsig> 04:58, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
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I want to categorize something to make the bot stop sending me messages and deleting my articles. Do you know a way I can categorize a page? Thanks!{{unsigned|PizzaPizza72}}
:What are you talking about? The current skin was specifically designed to match the 3.0 styles. (I should know, I designed it!) If you mean the content part, sidebar etc those are wiki features and don't fit into the Scratch style of content. {{done|Already done}}
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:Put <nowiki>[[Category:CATEGORYHERE]]</nowiki> at the bottom of the page. Also, articles do not get deleted because there is no category, it will be deleted for other reasons, which you can find by looking at the deletion summary (and bots do not have the power to delete articles, that is a power reserved for Administrators and higher (Experienced Wikians can also delete articles, but only ones that do not have a large history of edits)). Also, make sure to sign your post with four tildes (<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>).{{User:TheTrillion/Signature}} 00:16, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
:<small>As for Bootstrap: https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/youtube/umDr0mPuyQc</small>{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 09:51, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::Oh lol I meant the sidebar and buttons and boxes and stuff like that. <scratchsig>Jedibrine</scratchsig> 03:55, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== New Page ==
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== Centralizing Text ==
  
I want to create a page on the GPIO Scratch 1.4 extension for the Raspberry Pi, but I don't know if it is useful and I don't really have much time to do it. Can some people tell me if they use GPIO or even Scratch 1.4 on Raspberry Pi? Thanks! <scratchsig>Jedibrine</scratchsig> 05:04, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
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Question is already in the topic - I'm having trouble finding a way to centralize the text in the editor. Apologies if I posted in the wrong place or if this was a duplicate of an old topic. I'm relatively new to the Wiki.
:Scratch 1.4 on RPi for me: no, I use my RPi as a server. And because there's Scratch 2.0 on Pis now I doubt anyone will ever use it. If you see someone asking around on the forums about the GPIO extension, then it may be time to consider it, but before that it's not worth it. I don't think there's even much to say about it besides the fact that you can interact with GPIO devices...{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 10:03, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
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<scratchsig>MasterofTheBrick</scratchsig> 04:18, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
::Ok, I was just going to make a mini tutorial on how to use it and how it works. I have 2 Raspberry Pis (A+ and 3B+) so I work with Scratch 2.0 and 1.4. Thanks for responding! <scratchsig>Jedibrine</scratchsig>
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:Do you mean text going to the center like<br/><center>this?</center><br/>If so, use <nowiki><center> to make a text center, and </center></nowiki> to close it, so text after that will no longer be centered.{{User:TheTrillion/Signature}} 04:24, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
  
== Embed projects ==
 
  
Embedding has been removed in Scratch 3.0, so for the [[How to Embed a Project]] page, can someone rename it to [[How to Embed a Project (Scratch 2.0)]]? <scratchsig>Jedibrine</scratchsig> 05:35, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
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::Yes, thank you! <scratchsig>MasterofTheBrick</scratchsig>
:[[S:STYLE#no-link-underscores|Please don't use underscores in links!]]
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:::You're welcome!{{User:TheTrillion/Signature}} 05:30, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
:Also, embedding hasn't been removed! https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/168960058/embed/
 
:It's only that it doesn't work right now (the embed link works, but the actual embedding part breaks). That's something already in progress on GitHub. We don't need to worry about it.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 09:46, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::Oh wow that's nice to know! Thanks! <scratchsig>Jedibrine</scratchsig> 03:47, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== Compliment Tuesday! January 15{{th}}, 2019 ==
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== Another way to timestamp? ==
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{{done}}
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I am wondering, is there another way to log your timestamp? I want to do the custom signature test but i'm not replacing my current wiki sig yet. Is there some type of template I can use? <scratchsig>Kccuber</scratchsig> 15:26, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
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:Three tildas (<nowiki>~~~</nowiki>) produces your preferences signature alone:{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}}
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:Four tildas (<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>) produces your preferences signature plus timestamp:{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 16:49, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
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:Five tildas (<nowiki>~~~~~</nowiki>) produces the timestamp only:<br/>16:49, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
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:If I interpret your question correctly, what you want is the five tildas. Hope that helps!{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 16:49, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
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::Yup, exactly what I was looking for. Already got it though :P {{User:Kccuber/Signature}} 18:27, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
  
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== What is staging.scratch-wiki.info? ==
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{{done}}
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<br/>
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What is it?{{User:TheTrillion/Signature}} 21:40, 13 June 2021 (UTC)
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:I think that staging.scratch-wiki.info is used to test out MediaWiki functionality and extensions before they are used on the main wikis. {{User:Jammum/Signature}} 05:42, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
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::Yup, exactly what jammum said. It was originally created so we could do a dry run of upgrading to MediaWiki 1.35 to make sure nothing would break, but it now is used for testing out extensions or other technical changes.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 15:36, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
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:::Okay, thanks.{{User:TheTrillion/Signature}} 15:41, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
  
{{Scratch Wiki:Compliment Tuesday/archive 017}}
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== How does Wiki Wednesday work? ==
 
 
{{quote|There are many more people on this wiki who deserve these comments just as much as those who received them. :) Everyone is special and brings there own ideas. The more of us there are, the better the community spirit. Sadly, I must sign off now- <scratchsig>Makethebrainhappy</scratchsig> 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)}}
 
 
 
The next CT is January 21{{th}}. See you then!
 
 
 
<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 00:30, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:{{not done}}<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 00:30, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::Why is it ''not done''? Isn't it done? <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 00:32, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::The most recent CT post is marked as Not Done, so that it remains even when archiving - i.e. there is always at least one CT post on the CP, even after an archive.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 03:19, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
 
 
 
== Suggestions for AbuseFilter ==
 
 
 
I would like AbuseFilter to prevent:
 
* Signatures being in mainspace articles
 
* Userspace being in categories
 
<scratchsig>Jammum</scratchsig> 17:47, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:I believe that [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:AbuseFilter Abuse Filter] is a mw extension. You would have to consult mw if you want it changed. <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 18:32, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::You don't have to consult media wiki to have it changed! You (Bureaucrats)(as far as I know only they can change it on the sw) can add filters to it to make it custom to your need.
 
::This seem like they could be helpful, though as for the second one there may be a few categories that set it off mainly a few of the [[:Category:Hidden categories]] and [[:Category:Open User Pages]]. Though, it might not be necessary to add these because I have never seen those things happen (expect for the categories mentioned above). Have you seen it happen before?<scratchsig>Jakel181</scratchsig> 21:25, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
 
<pre>(action in ["edit","submit"]) &
 
(article_namespace == 0) &
 
(contains_any(new_wikitext,"<scratchsig>","/sig","/Sig"))</pre>
 
<pre>(
 
(action in ["edit","submit"]) &
 
(article_namespace == 2) &
 
(contains_any(new_wikitext,"[[category:","[[Category:")) &
 
(!(user_groups contains "sysop"))
 
)</pre>
 
:::Here you are {{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 00:24, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::::@apple your post broke, I fixed it
 
::::Before adding either of these, are there any legitimate reasons for putting signatures in mainspace or for adding userpages to categories?
 
::::Off the top of my head I can't think why signatures would go in ''main''space (they do go in subject pages, but not specifically mainspace), so I'd probably do that, but then there's also the problem of figuring out what's actually a signature. But are there any pages that need signatures (even as example sigs)?
 
::::Adding userpages to categories is harder. That filter apple posted only detects manual categories, but it doesn't work for templates that add categories. There's really no good way of knowing when a page is put into a category without using a lot of magic. Besides, the rare cases that people decide to categorize their userpages will be walked all over by anyone who pays attention to RC anyway, so I don't think it's worth adding a filter for.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 02:37, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::::One legitimate reason I can think of to add a template with a category in userspace is administrative templates, such as {{t|delete}}.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 17:37, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::::::That's not a manual category, which is all that any abuse filter would be able to detect... is there any legitimate use for putting a <code><nowiki>[[Category:Thing]]</nowiki></code> in any page?{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 06:44, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
 
 
 
== How do you use .js and .css subpages? ==
 
 
 
Super confused... can you edit the .css and .js subpages in CSS or JS? How do you incorporate the CSS and JS into a page? How can you use .js files? Would you have to link the files to ex: your userpage for it to work? Plz help :anyone who has these or knows how to use them<scratchsig>Jedibrine</scratchsig> 02:07, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:{{user|jakel181|name}} helped me understand but it was still a little confusing. [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Interface#Customizing_the_interface This] should help. <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 14:23, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
 
 
 
== Scratch Wiki Server and Edit Conflict Problem==
 
 
 
Internet on the Scratch Wiki has been extremely slow for me for a few days. I'm on Windows 10, and Chrome, Firefox, and Edge are all slow. Because the internet is so slow, it started to load, but then I ended it because I had to do something else. The second time it fully saved, but I had an edit conflict with myself, maybe because the other save went far enough into the process that it actually succeeded. {{User:CrazyBoy826/sig}} 16:44, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:Yes, everything has been really sloooooow <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 18:38, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:: I've also experienced errors on the Scratch Wiki today. <scratchsig>Jammum</scratchsig> 18:47, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::Hi everyone. This seems to be a problem experienced across our entire user base, not necessarily isolated to one or two users. We are aware of the issue and are actively working to fix this. <scratchsig>Makethebrainhappy</scratchsig> 19:35, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::::Yes, the community portal never loaded either until now (I have been trying for 2 days)<scratchsig>Jedibrine</scratchsig> 00:10, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::::We feel like the connectivity should definitely be improving in the next couple of days. Please let us know if there are still issues. <scratchsig>Makethebrainhappy</scratchsig> 17:10, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::::::It has been slower than before. {{e|:(}} <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 16:54, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::::::I found that disabling my adblocker fixes the problem. {{User:CrazyBoy826/sig}} 00:05, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::::::::We have taken concrete steps to address the issue. Thank you for your continued patience. :) <scratchsig>Makethebrainhappy</scratchsig> 00:44, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
 
{{outdent|8}}
 
It has been a lot quicker now! {{e|:D}} <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 20:52, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:We just downgraded the PHP version to 7.1 from 7.2 since PHP 7.2 is known to cause unnecessary load on webservers. This shouldn't impact functionality since MediaWiki still supports PHP 7.1. Please let us know if any problems come up (or if this results in better performance for everyone).<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 21:08, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::@jvvg: The Extensions like BlockPlugin and also Accounting seem not to work anymore in DE and EN, but work in HU and FR...frodewin changend "localsettings.php" at the HU sysopsite by just outcomenting the Extentions and changed it back accidentaly at the same time you downgraded PHP. Ken introduced "commonsettings.php" as a shared part of "localsettings.php" at EN and DE about a wee ago, but not in FR and HU...so I suppose frodewins test with the HU-"localsettings.php" had no influence, but your downgrade in combination with Kens "commonsettings.php" was the reason that the Extension don't work properly at the moment...strange...or it's just because EN and DE use versions of the Extentions that don't work with PHP 7.1 whereas HU and FR do work with 7.1...{{User:MartinWollenweber/signature}} 21:43, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::Ad problems: The ScratchBlocks Plugin is not working for English and German wikis. <scratchsig>Frodewin</scratchsig> 21:47, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::::But as a result we now know that the Extentions that don't work at the moment (because of PHP7.1 ?) have been responsible for the slowness oth the Wikis ;-) {{User:MartinWollenweber/signature}} 22:10, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
 
 
 
== April Fools Stuff ==
 
{{done}}
 
  
So guys, how do you find your April Fools page?
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: Hello, I am semi-new to the wiki and would love to know how Wiki Wednesday works<scratchsig>JPANDD</scratchsig> 13:57, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
<scratchsig>Dilek10</scratchsig> 09:39, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
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::On the last Wednesday of every month, we set a new [[Scratch Wiki:Featured Article|featured article]] and it gets posted on the forums. A number of Wikis in other languages do the same thing. [[Scratch Wiki:Wiki Wednesday Suggestions|You can suggest articles here.]]<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 14:15, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
:Here's yours: [[Scratch Wiki:April Fools/User:Dilek10]]. You'll also need to add {{t|April Fools}} to the top of your userpage.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 09:50, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::Thanks a lot! <scratchsig>Dilek10</scratchsig> 09:54, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
== Scratch Blocks Bug ==
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== How do I move a page ==
  
I don't know if it is just me but the scratch blocks doesn't render anymore. I tried refreshing cache too. Could it be because of PHP version? Here is an example:
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I accidentally put a spelling mistake in my page: [[Project (disambugation)]], how do I move it? <scratchsig>TheClaw7654</scratchsig> 17:52, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
<sb>move (10) steps</sb> <br/>{{User:12944qwerty/Templates/Sig}} 02:53, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
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:Select "Rename" from the pencil menu at the top right.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 19:38, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
:We're looking into it. It's possible it's related to the PHP version change, but we're not sure yet. We will keep you posted.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 03:32, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
 
::I have fixed it. The problem actually had nothing to do with the PHP version change, it was because the Wiki plugin depends on an external script that moved to a new URL.<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 03:46, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
 
:::Fixed on GitHub as well.{{User:Apple502j/siggy}} 09:07, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
 

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Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,234edit 11:09, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

(I have edited this topic a little from its original version)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:16, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
Should we add a rejected topics section so that we know which ones to archive?
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  22:51, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
Done.
Updated the list as the author.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,234edit 09:36, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
Updated!
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,234edit 10:43, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
Updated.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,234edit 14:16, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Logging server faults

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Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
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March Featured Images

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Hello everyone! It's time to decide on featured images for March. If you have any suggestions, please leave them below.

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Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 02:31, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

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Note: We need to indicate that it's from Scratch 2.0 for the second image.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
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Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 17:56, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
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Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 02:00, 23 February 2021 (UTC)


How do elections work?

So, I'm a bit confused about the Scratch Wiki elections. How do people vote? How is it decided when to hold them?
Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 23:12, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

See this page for a lot more information about elections. Here is a very brief overview:
Elections are held on an as-needed basis and there is no regular schedule. The need is determined collectively by the existing EW+ by asking ourselves if the active EW+ we have now is sufficient to keep everything running smoothly or if we think we need additional people to help us out. We also bear in mind that holding an election is often a weekslong distraction from actual article editing, so we try not to have elections more often than we have to.
People vote on an external site that allows you to log in with your Wiki credentials to cast a vote. You rank the candidates from first to last, and then whichever candidate has the best average ranking wins (we usually select the top two).
When we do hold an election, we announce on the Community Portal (i.e. here) well in advance letting people know about the dates everything will happen. Then we will allow candidates to nominate themselves, and once nominations close the existing EW+ will look over the list and determine who we think should run. Then the selected candidates will write speeches, and then people will vote.
We do not have any plans to host an election in the near future.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:33, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

json Editing

Many pages have similar instructions on how to access the json inside sb3 and sprite3 files:

Page Steps Taught
Making Invisible Code extracting, opening, editing and recompressing
Hidden Blocks extracting, opening, editing and recompressing
JSON Tutorial extracting, opening, editing and recompressing
Scratch Lab#Custom Fonts extracting, opening, editing and recompressing
Layer (value)#Viewing the Specific Layer Value extracting, opening
How to Save a Project#Uploading a Project extracting, opening
Exporting and Importing#Scripts extracting, opening
Scratch File Format#Project Files extracting

This could be simplified by using templates with instructions for each step, so maybe such templates should be created.
Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 01:50, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Thankful Thursday! February 25th, 2021

Welcome to the 36th Thankful Thursday! February 25th, 2021.

What is Thankful Thursday?

Thankful Thursday is a way of showing appreciation to other Wikians. Feel free to congratulate someone for finishing a large page, or even just give minor thanks for a minor edit. Just remember to keep everything positive! :)

How to Thank

We have a whole wiki page on it! :D You can find it here: Thankful Thursday


Thanks

The Thanks are *drum roll please*

User Thanks
jvvg (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks so much for the background work you do, from reviewing account requests to making sure our servers are in top shape to combating vandalism; I honestly don't know what the wiki would be without you.
    Lovecodeabc Links: talk (new topic) | contribs (658) | directory 15:31, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Thanks for all of your help on the wiki
    Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 04:01, 13 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Thanks for everything you do behind the scenes on the wiki. It is amazing to look at the patrol logs and how many revisions you patrol, how many users create, and wikimonitor.
    Dogsmakemehappy (talk | contribs) 18:37, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
Dogsmakemehappy (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for all your help with cleaning up the grammar!
    jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:39, 4 February 2021 (UTC)
bigpuppy (talk | contribs)
4096bits (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for all of your contributions to the wiki
    Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 04:01, 13 February 2021 (UTC)
mlcreater (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for fixing all those broken links!
    jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:05, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
There are many more people on this wiki who deserve these comments just as much as those who received them. :) Everyone is special and brings their own ideas. The more of us there are, the better the community spirit. Sadly, I must sign off now-
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)


The next TT is, March 25th, 2021 see you then!
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:22, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:22, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

How are "April Fools pages" made?

Yes Done As that some pages have "April Fools Pages", I'm curious on making one. I am not sure how to make one. And I am curious on can I, as a new Wikian or even an Wikian, can make such a page. Do I need to be an Admin or EW? If I can make one, please inform me on the process. If I cannot, in what stage of Wikian do I have to be to make one? Thanks.
MitFieldatdawn (talk | contribs) 08:43, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

Any user can create an April Fools page. To make one, create a subpage of Scratch Wiki:April Fools, although AF pages must be corresponding to a page on the Scratch Wiki which is not a redirect or disallowed (see the link earlier in this reply to find the link to the list).
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 09:43, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
I also just want to add that we do have some rules for April Fools' pages (in the link in Jammum's reply), please make sure to read them before creating the page.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:47, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
Oh, I see that. So should I do something in the title that tells people it's for "that" page?
MitFieldatdawn (talk | contribs) 08:14, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
At the top of every April Fools page, add the {{AF}} template on it. It will mention the corresponding article for an AF page and adds a category to those joke pages.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 08:46, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Thumbnail issue has been (mostly) resolved

Hi everyone,

We have had an issue for a while where large files were causing the thumbnail generator to crash. I think I have resolved the issue, and have spot-checked large files I'm aware of and they seem to have properly-generated thumbnails.

Note that the existing policies about filesize are not changing, at least for now. Files larger than 200KB and larger than 1920x1080 (or equivalent number of pixels in a different aspect ratio) will still be blocked, as generating thumbnails for large images still has the potential to slow down the server and also cause issues for users with slow internet connections. Everyone is also still expected to compress images prior to uploading.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:43, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Can't log in to scratch

I tried to log into scratch this morning and this came up: Sorry, we've had to block all access from your network because it was used to break our community guidelines. The people in charge of the network may contact us at appeals@scratch.mit.edu (case #1534971173) for details.

I have absolutely no idea why this as I have not had any warnings from the scratch team in the last 5 months approx and as far as I know I have not done anything to break the community guidelines! What do I do because I am clueless? HELP!
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 09:19, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

I believe it is an Ip ban bug but if anyone sees anything that I could have done can you let me know? Thanks.
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 10:11, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
Someone else broke the CGs probably
Lovecodeabc Links: talk (new topic) | contribs (658) | directory 13:44, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
It says under Ip Bans that bugs have been reported about users getting ip banned unexpectedly for no reason.
Dogsmakemehappy (talk | contribs) 13:48, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! I just hope I can log into scratch soon!
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 14:18, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Hide 'Save changes' in the editor until Show Preview is clicked

This might not be possible, but I think the Save Changes button in the editor should be hidden until Show preview is clicked. If this is possible, this would decrease WikiMonitor warnings for editing too many times.

Apart from the possibility of this being a major problem, some users might be confused that the button is missing.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 18:04, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

I think it is a good idea but I'm not sure if the change would be 100% necessary. There are some downsides but if someone thinks of a solution to those minor problems, then I think it is a very good idea.
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 09:05, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
I've just had an idea. Well, one of the problems you said was that some users may be confused if the button is missing. Maybe, if it's possible, the button could still be there but not able to be clicked on until show preview is clicked. That way, users would still be able to see the button but not be able to press it.
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 15:17, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Featured Images

No Not done I noticed that recently, the "Featured Images" are not changing. Is there a problem?
MitFieldatdawn (talk | contribs) 11:59, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

No, just nobody has bothered changing them.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:22, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Remove full name from a deletion log entry

On the deletion log entry for Xanderbeee, a full name is given on the preview of what the now-deleted article contained. Part of the entry's description needs to be removed.

(Also, would this belong in the Admin Requests rather than the main Community Portal?)
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 08:42, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

I don't know what entry you're pointing to. Could you please be more specific? (If you wish this to be private, you can submit this in a revision report - if you can't report the exact revision, report a random revision and include the link).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:28, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

My talk page is glitchy

User talk:Ideapad-320
Ideapad-320 (talk | contribs) 18:55, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

At first glance I don't see any problems. Could you please be more specific?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:29, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
Here is the exact location
Ideapad-320 (talk | contribs) 17:50, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
That seems like an issue with the markup in the specific message, so unfortunately there's not much that can be done.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:58, 12 March 2021 (UTC)
There is another thread being used at User_talk:Asqwde#Welcome_template_not_working_fine
-unsigned comment by Ideapad-320 (talk | contribs)
The user whose welcome template is 'glitchy' is currently inactive, so it might not be fixed for a while. The glitch also happens on one of my talk page archives.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 07:18, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

RFC on Preview Warning

I have built a bit of sample JS code that will show a warning if pressing "Save changes" without previewing. You can see the code at User:Jvvg/previewWarn.js. I have done a cursory test and it seems to work (it by default ignores talk pages). It works similar to the existing sig warn tool and will show an alert if you try to press "save changes" without previewing. However, unlike the sig warn tool, all you have to do to bypass it is just close the alert and press "Save changes" again. The goal is to encourage users to preview changes to avoid having a lot of repeated edits to one page.

What are everyone's thoughts on enabling this globally? Also, if anyone has any ideas for how this could be improved, I would love to hear them.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:16, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

I think it's a good idea, but it would be kinda annoying if you just wanted to delete a space and you had to press the preview button
Leahcimto scratch profile picture.png leahcimto talkcontribsprofile 18:08, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
You don't have to necessarily press preview - pressing "OK" on the alert and just pressing "Save changes" again will let you save without previewing.
I personally would suggest adding a bypass on minor edits as well (though possibly disabling the bypass on the most egregious namespaces (though at that point it might not be worth having the bypass in the first place (just something to consider, then))).
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
18:45, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
I have updated the code to ignore minor edits.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:01, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
I'm OK with it personally, albeit I think that there might be users who disagrees with it.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
20:12, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
I think this could help prevent edits to a single page littering Recent Changes, as it is way too easy to get a WikiMonitor notification for it. Additionally, I think edits should be blocked (the edit should be prevented from being submitted, not having the user being blocked) if it would trigger a WikiMonitor notification.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 15:52, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────No, blocking edits would just make people mad. Oh, and how would you block the edits? AbuseFilter? Anyway, this could be useful but many people (including me lol) would just click OK every time.
Lovecodeabc Links: talk (new topic) | contribs (658) | directory 17:27, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

I don't think fully blocking edits is necessary, and doing so would either require some messy JS (that could be easily defeated) or using AbuseFilter (I'm not sure it's even possible to do this in AbuseFilter) or writing our own extension. I do plan to keep WikiMonitor in operation so users do get a notification if they continually disregard the warning.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:38, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
I'm seeing no major opposition, so I have enabled the preview warning. Please let me know if there are any issues or suggestions to further improve it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:43, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
It looks like this does not always load properly due to some timing issues in loading the page. I will investigate further as time permits.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:52, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
Would this be enabled on edits that the user is using the visual editor?
Dogsmakemehappy (talk | contribs) 17:53, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
I did not test this on VisualEditor, but a cursory look indicates it would not affect VisualEditor since it does not use the same ID on the save button.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:58, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
I think it should only occur in your second edit in a time period, like 10 mins. It shuld be a browser message box (like the leave page without saving one)
Ideapad-320 (talk | contribs) 17:52, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── The message is a browser message, very similar to the one you get when leaving a page without saving. It would be much harder to implement checking for duplicate edits in JS, that would require making AJAX calls, while the basic preview warning was a very quick fix.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:00, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

Page on mini-mods

Are mini mods considered notable enough, as they are all over the forums?
Dogsmakemehappy (talk | contribs) 12:04, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

I don't find minimods notable enough, they don't need a page, nothing more than a section in a forum article.
IhatrPicture.png Ihatr (geometric_ghast) • Talk Page • 325 Contributions 19:13, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Okay. Will probably add that.


Dogsmakemehappy (talk | contribs) 12:33, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Micro:bit no devices found screen.

No Not done
On the micro:bit page should I add an image of the "No devices found" screen?
Evanzap (talk | contribs) 18:38, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

Visual Editor is broken

The visual editor won't work. Note:It is currently in beta.
No Not done
Ideapad-320 (talk | contribs) 02:20, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

Could you please provide more information about the problem you are experiencing? I just tried it on my userpage and it seems to work. The only major known problem is it doesn't work on subpages.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:07, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
That is my issue
Ideapad-320 (talk | contribs) 16:18, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
This is a known glitch and unfortunately there isn't anything we can do about it. Fixing this requires editing the Apache configuration, which we do not have access to.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:28, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

Report about Spoofing Vulnerability

TL;DR: A bug made it possible for someone to impersonate other users and request Scratch Wiki account. However, no account was abused (as far as we know), and it was fixed.

On March 13th (today), I, apple502j, discovered spoofing vulnerability in the Scratch-ConfirmAccounts3 extension for MediaWiki. MediaWiki is, as you may know, a software which is used to power this Wiki. The extension was made last year and powers Special:RequestAccount. There was a bug in the extension where usernames were not properly compared, when requesting accounts. For example, it was possible to request an account named 1234567890 by registering a Scratch user with zero-prefixed name (01234567890) or exponential notations (123456789e1) and using that account in the account verification, even if the user didn't own the account.

The CVSS3.1 score is 7.5 (High) by my calculation - CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N.

Unlike other vulnerabilities, this one did not compromise security of existing users. We also believe that no accounts were requested using this bug. This bug is now fixed.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,234edit 17:10, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

About the block

Many articles on specific Reporter Blocks have paragraphs at the top with messages like:

This scratch wiki talk is about the block. For more information on the value this block reports, see Direction (value).


There could be an {{About the block}} template (or one with a similar name) to take a value's article's name as its argument, and create a paragraph with:

{{about|the block|more information on the value this block reports|[[{{{1}}}]]}}

Such a template could be used on the pages:


Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 02:28, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Auto Delete Old News

I was just going to random pages in case they needed editing, and found the page on the guidelines for adding news. While I was looking over it, I saw that it said to delete news items more than a month old. I was just wondering, why do this manually when you can have a bot that will automatically delete it?
PokemonRocks07 (talk | contribs) 16:26, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

It looks like WikiMonitor does delete old news items.
Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 16:34, 16 March 2021 (UTC)
Currently we keep the news to the latest five items, and WikiMonitor automatically removes anything extra when updating the news (for adding the curator). Since we get a new curator every week, this means the news will never be much older than a month.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:42, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

Expanding 3D projects

So it looks like a few users are creating more articles on 3D projects, so we should probably have a well-defined approach to this. We need to decide: what is worth including/not including, how will we organize them, what deserves its own article vs. being part of another article, and what amount of depth they should go into.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:24, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

By other articles do you mean the raycaster and how to make a 3-dimensional project articles?
HiPeeps124816 (talk | contribs) 15:54, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
I am talking about creating new articles as well. I mean expanding the idea of 3D projects, not just the articles we already have.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:29, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

You have not previewed your changes warning

Whenever I update my profile page, it has the extremely annoying "you have not previewed your changes" warning. I can't seem to turn it off in the preferences. How do I turn it off?
HiPeeps124816 (talk | contribs) 15:38, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

The warning cannot be turned off. It serves to make sure people preview changes before submitting edits and avoid making a lot of repeated edits (which happens the most often on userpages by the way). The easiest way to avoid it is simply to preview your changes to make sure they look right. If you really don't want to, you can simply dismiss the dialog and hit save again.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:28, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Weekend Article

So I was looking at the rules for making a new page and I was wondering if Weekend is a notable enough project to have an article on the Scratch Wiki.
Evanzap (talk | contribs) 20:08, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

I would go with no, the only real importance of the project I'm are of is that it was the first project uploaded to the Scratch site (or at least the first one that's still there).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:48, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
A redirect to a section of Scratch Timeline which was created by me a few weeks ago was deleted a short time after it was created. So, it might not be notable enough to have its own article.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 05:34, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
I have been wondering similar things. The rules say not to make articles for tutorials, but I have seen several, so what are the rules about that?
Zebrastripesagain (talk | contribs) 18:01, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
It is directly written in the rules that tutorials are allowed on the Wiki (though there are rules about what sorts of tutorials are allowed). I don't know where you saw in the rules that you shouldn't make them.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:37, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
I saw that, I was just wondering about kinds of tutorials. Because I have seen platformer tutorials which I had thought were not allowed.
Zebrastripesagain (talk | contribs) 17:07, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── The general rule for tutorials is they should not be overly specific. In my opinion (note that this is not official Wiki policy, just my personal opinion), platformers are general enough to merit a tutorial since platformer is a broad class of games. However, describing how to make a specific type of platformer would be too specific. The tutorials also should generic and not be tailored to how someone built a specific project, since that risks becoming an article about a specific project.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:48, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

I see your point, but I don't think it's notable enough either.
Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 20:02, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
If you believe that tutorial is too specific or otherwise is out of scope of the Wiki, feel free to bring it up on the talk page.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:31, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification!
Zebrastripesagain (talk | contribs) 18:24, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

Welcome Templates

I haven't been on the Scratch Wiki in a while. Do/can users put welcome templates on new users' talk pages? Or should this be avoided?
EIephant Lover logo.png EIephant_Lover  Talk  Contributions  Subpages 
18:26, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Yes, you are allowed to put a welcome template on a new user's talk page. However, there is a limit of five templates per page (first come first serve), so if five other people have already left welcome templates on a given user talk page, do not add another one.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:38, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification.
EIephant Lover logo.png EIephant_Lover  Talk  Contributions  Subpages 
18:51, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

April Fools cleanup

Hi everyone,

A lot of the April Fools articles have started to become kind of bloated, as people just keep adding more and more onto them. Going forwards, I intend to start trimming them down, since keep in mind that the longer you make the article, the less likely people are to read the whole thing. As stated in the April Fools policy, EW+ do have the authority to act unilaterally on April Fools pages, and I will use this privilege as necessary. I also encourage others to help me in this endeavor by trimming articles (in general if something was already featured for this most recent April Fools Day, feel free to remove/replace it). Also, I would encourage everyone to use proper spelling, grammar, and Wiki formatting when writing April Fools articles, even if the content is supposed to be humorous.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:55, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Also, another note: please stay on-topic. I know this sounds weird for joke articles, but please at least try to keep the content of the article related to a humorous version of the original article and don't go off on random tangents that aren't really related.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:57, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
I agree with most of this, but personally, I think that some of the articles have had too much cut out. For example, the page for the Scratch Cat has been cut to just two (very short) paragraphs.
Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 18:01, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
What I did at the time was just a first pass, and I was trying to work quickly (and not really able to take the time to look closely). Certainly some stuff can be added back, but immediately making the article nearly as long as it was originally isn't going to help.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:10, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
Alright. Thanks for the clarification.
Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 01:10, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Images of alerts

Yes Done
I recently noticed that this image was taken in dark mode (probably with an extension enabled). I want to upload a new version of the image, but without any extensions. How do I simulate such an alert? Should I edit the HTML to make a normal alert look like an extension alert? or should I break the rules deliberately (using an alt)? or is there anything else I can do?
PUNNAMOODU (talk | contribs) 12:21, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

I'd always wondered about that image, I didn't realise that it was taken in dark mode! I would say that if you can avoid breaking the rules (even on an alt) to get the new image that would be the best, after all, if you use an alt to tell other Scratchers to use browser extensions, some might end up downloading an unsafe one, and you might also set an example for New Scratchers that it's okay to advertise browser extensions on Scratch. Do you already have a normal alert that you could edit the HTML of? Additionally, I did come up with another idea - I don't know how authentic this would be, but someone could edit the existing image (using Photoshop or similar) to change the colours?
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 541 edits) 13:19, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
I don't think editing an image would give an accurate representation. Also, I had an alert in my test account which I never felt like dissmissing. I will edit HTML to make it look identical. That would be okay, right?
PUNNAMOODU (talk | contribs) 17:31, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, I think that would be great ;)
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 541 edits) 17:55, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
I have updated the image. I hope it looks okay.
PUNNAMOODU (talk | contribs) 18:56, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
It looks perfect! :D
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 541 edits) 19:22, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

Horizontal Blocks

The user on the forums suggested that we make an article about horizontal blocks, pointing out that the French Wiki already has one. (You can see a Google translated version of the French Wiki article here) I am hesitant to make that its own article here since horizontal blocks were never actually released, and we are not a Wiki about ScratchJr (we document that it exists and what it is, but that is mostly just contained within that article). However, it may be worth including in Development of Scratch 3.0. Thoughts?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:13, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

I agree that it shouldn't get its own article. I remember it being discussed in the early stages of development of 3.0 that horizontal blocks were going to be used instead of vertical blocks on mobile devices but nothing ever came of it... it was never included in any public betas. Keeping in mind that it was only really considered briefly at the start of development and was scrapped later on, I don't think it deserves anything big, perhaps just a few sentences at some point in the article explaining the concept and how nothing ever came of them - they were essentially just an idea. Meow.png
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 541 edits) 18:49, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

How do i delete my wiki account?

i dont deserve to be here anyway, even if the blame is on my friend.
-unsigned comment by Imabanana22 (talk | contribs)

We don't really have infrastructure for deleting Wiki accounts, but if you like you can simply log out and never use the account again. I'd recommend taking future advice from your "friend" with a grain of salt. :)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:02, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Extention policy and wiki?

Does the extention policy apply to the wiki?



Hi i'm bobcat0701 i'm cool! 16:24, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
-unsigned comment by Bobcat0701 (talk | contribs)

The Scratch Wiki follows the same rules as the main Scratch Website, so the rule against promoting or linking browser extension extends here. Also, when the rule was implemented in Scratch, a Scratch Team member deleted an article about one extension.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 17:27, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
In general, per Scratch Wiki:Guidelines, all Scratch Community Guidelines apply here. Thus, the extension policy applies as well. The one exception that may apply (though this would need to be discussed for each case individually) is extensions that were advertised on Scratch before the rule came into place that were extremely notable in their own right. One such example may be the "Antidote," an extension which reenabled [img] tags on the forums while they were disabled for a period of time.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:32, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Image Categories

Is there a list of image categories so I can see which category my pictures are in?
HiPeeps124816 (talk | contribs) 16:42, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

If you go to Special:CategoryTree/Images you can interactively find all image categories. Simply go down the tree until you find one that fits your image. If there really is no category that fits your image and you do need to create one (this is very rare), make it a subcategory of the most specific category that encompasses it rather than putting it directly under something like the "Images" category.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:35, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
I also added this to the warning that shows if you try to upload an image without a category so others can benefit.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:36, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Small software upgrade

Hi everyone,

We just upgraded the Wiki to run MediaWiki 1.35.2. This did result in a few minutes of downtime, but it appears to be resolved now. Please let me know if there are any issues. You can also use the forum topic if unable to post here.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:25, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Testing

Hi, I am new to the wiki! SO I am just seeing if this works :) Hi, I am mr-r-man, and I edited this page! 01:23, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
-unsigned comment by Mr-r-man (talk | contribs)

In the future, please do tests in the sandbox (or for testing talk page edits, the sandbox talk page). Thank you!
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:27, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

Question about a disambiguation

Yes Done
Hello. I wanted to make a disambiguation page about something. When I decided to create the disambiguation, I noticed it was a page before, but it was deleted for being a 2 page disambiguation. I found 3 pages that the disambiguation could cover. So should I make it or should I not?
TheTrillion (talk | contribs) 03:50, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

What page was this for?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:28, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
I wanted to make Comment (disambiguation) which used to be a page but was deleted for being a 2 article disambiguation. I wanted to put Comment (website feature), Comment (programming feature) and Topics and Posts (comment on the forums) in the disambiguation.
TheTrillion (talk | contribs) 15:30, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
I think making a disambiguation page for that would be reasonable, and as far as I'm aware there aren't any rules against having a disambig if there are only two items, as long as one isn't obviously more likely to be searched than the other.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:00, 12 April 2021 (UTC)
Okay.
TheTrillion (talk | contribs) 21:17, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

How do I reply to a talk page message?

Yes Done I'm just wondering how so I can say thanks to people who help me.



Bobcat0701 (talk | contribs) 16:19, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

Edit the section where the message is, and then add your reply at the bottom. Indent your message with a colon (as I have done here), and if it's a reply to a reply, indent with one more colon than the person above you. Then, of course, sign your post at the end with four tildes (~~~~). Check out the help page for more information.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:24, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
Ok thanks
Bobcat0701 (talk | contribs) 16:52, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

Would this be an ok article?

Would list of stickys in the forums be a good enough article?
Bobcat0701 (talk | contribs) 15:51, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

I'm not sure. Although the forum stickies would be a nice article, I have a few problems with what you're asking here. I'm going to list them here.
1. What forum(s) would be in this article? Announcements? Suggestions? Maybe even Help With Scripts?
2. Would all the stickies be featured here or just the top ones?
Finally, 3. Would this potential sticky topic feature the stickies of hidden forums (i.e. the Welcoming Committee Forum)?
And that's all I have to say about this. Please, answer the questions, because otherwise this might not be an okay article. Thanks for reading.
16:35, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

1 All but read number three 2 What does that mean 3 I can't add that info since i'm not in any of those groups
Bobcat0701 (talk | contribs) MEOW yes my cat told me to write that. 00:16, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

My two cents (not speaking in my official capacity as an admin here, just my personal opinion) is that this isn't significant enough to warrant its own article. Most stickies are by users (including one by me), and we do not create articles about user-generated content.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:07, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
I think that would be unimportant. First of all, here is the lacking points:
  1. Is it really possible to maintain an updated list regarding sticky topics? They generally tend to be replaced/unstickied when there's no longer a need for them.
  2. It would be a kind of user-generated content. (as jvvg pointed out; though there might be dissident voices questioning this rule, like the opinions expressed in this stale discussion. Under the current policy, it's banned.)
  3. I'm not really sure about notability, even though we have had a list like this before the introduction of user-generated content ban.
    Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
    19:12, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Platformer Page

Hey everyone, I was looking at the platformer page and I was wondering, should we add 360 platformers to the example list?
Zebrastripesagain (talk | contribs) 18:37, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

What is a 360 platformer?
Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 01:23, 18 April 2021 (UTC)
It's a platformer that goes in a circle, like this.
Zebrastripesagain (talk | contribs) 18:03, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes, I think that makes sense. However, I believe that this question belongs in the Talk:Platformer page.
Jbthepig (talk | contribs) 16:45, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

https://en.scratch-wiki.info/w/index.php?title=Special:Log/move&offset=20210321000000&limit=8

I disagree with these new titles.

These are not correct names.

These versions did not have any proper names, and putting the distinguishing term (14Feb04…27Jul06) after the name "Scratch" sends the tone that the title might be an official name (imagine an experimental, informally-distributed Scratch image with everything colored aqua, having been a developer's experiment; "Scratch Aqua" would look like a formal, published name).

I feel that the previous names were slightly better, but perhaps "14 February 2004 Image", etc. would be best, not looking messy like "5up3rcal1frag1l15t1c3xp1al1d0c10u5" nor assuming any version numbers not known to be officially assigned.
Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 02:12, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

These are the official names of the Scratch versions. Before 1.0, Scratch didn't use any version number system. Therefore, it's the correct name.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
09:44, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

FAQs and stubs

Yes Done
Can FAQs be stubs? I remember somebody saying FAQs can not be stubs but I have seen FAQs that are stubs. So I was wondering, can FAQs be stubs?
TheTrillion (talk | contribs) 16:54, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

While the criteria for completeness are generally much lower for a FAQ than a regular article, there is no reason an FAQ cannot be a stub. If an FAQ doesn't include enough information to give a complete answer to the question but does at least include something relevant to the question, that would be a stub.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:13, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks.
TheTrillion (talk | contribs) 20:36, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

How do you use Scratch Blocks on the Wiki

Yes Done Hi, I want to fix the List-Based Raycaster tutorial. However, it uses Scratch Blocks, which were not covered in the Welcome tutorial. How do you use the Scratch Blocks feature? Thanks,
Jbthepig (talk | contribs) 16:14, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

See the Block Plugin article. Several sections cover how Scratch Blocks can be put into Wiki articles (and by extension, the Scratch Forums).
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 16:51, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
OK, thank you!
Jbthepig (talk | contribs) 17:06, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

Thankful Thursday! April 29th, 2021

Welcome to the 37th Thankful Thursday! April 29th, 2021.

What is Thankful Thursday?

Thankful Thursday is a way of showing appreciation to other Wikians. Feel free to congratulate someone for finishing a large page, or even just give minor thanks for a minor edit. Just remember to keep everything positive! :)

How to Thank

We have a whole wiki page on it! :D You can find it here: Thankful Thursday


Thanks

The Thanks are *drum roll please*

User Thanks
jvvg (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for improving the thumbnail-maker!
    Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 23:15, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Thank you for everything you do on the wiki. You patrol most of the edits, go through the account requests, be an owner of a bot, improving the thumbnail-maker, and everything else you do.
    Dogsmakemehappy (talk | contribs) 15:01, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
Jammum (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for your frequent edits, especially ones that are part of complicated topics because it shows your experience with Scratch and also shows how much you help the Scratch Wiki.
    Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 15:40, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
hiPeeps124816 (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for paying such close attention to blocks on the wiki! play sound (Clapping v) until done
    Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 20:34, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
Maximouse (talk | contribs)
TheTrillion (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for having interwiki'd so many references!
    Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 18:49, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
Pennharlowe (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for improving various explanations, especially a couple or so pertaining to programming. (And welcome!)
    Jonathan50 (talk | contribs) 05:31, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
There are many more people on this wiki who deserve these comments just as much as those who received them. :) Everyone is special and brings their own ideas. The more of us there are, the better the community spirit. Sadly, I must sign off now-
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)


The next TT is, May 27th, 2021 see you then!
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 13:43, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

No Not done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 13:43, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

Is the active user thing really accurate?

It seems like it's been 72 active users since August...
Leahcimto scratch profile picture.png leahcimto talkcontribsprofile 23:56, 1 May 2021 (UTC)

According to Special:ActiveUsers, we have 91 active as of the time I write this. I'm assuming you're referring to the {{welcome}} template? It uses the keyword "NUMBEROFACTIVEUSERS", but I don't know how that actually works under the hood. I can verify it's not just a caching issue, since running "show preview" on that template still shows 72. So, to answer your question, it is probably not accurate.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:52, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
Looking this up, apparently this has happened to others too. I ran the update script just now so it will probably start saying 112 for future usages, but I don't know how to properly make it update automatically other than using a cron job, and I would prefer we not use a cron job for something that simple and as a workaround for what may be a bug in the underlying software.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:54, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

Connecting my user page & april fools page

I have my normal user page that I had added stuff to. [[1]] Afterwards I had learned about april fools pages and attempted to make one. [[2]] How do I connect the two so the april fools warning connects to my user page & my user page acknowledges the existence of my april fools page?
The_5th_Scratcher (talk | contribs) 19:32, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

You need to put {{AF}} at the beginning of the April Fools' page and {{April Fools}} at the top of your userpage.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:27, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
I did...
The_5th_Scratcher (talk | contribs) 21:37, 13 May 2021 (UTC)
I just realized my subpage was for the April Fools Day article, not Scratch_Wiki:April Fools *Facepalm*
The_5th_Scratcher (talk | contribs) 21:46, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

the camera is gone

there was recently an announcement that the camera sprite option is gone. can somebody please edit https://en.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Costume and remove the camera part?

9gr icon.png | 9gr (talk) 20:58, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Have a copy of the Scratch logo and the search bar image on the Wiki's servers

During Maintenance Mode on the main Scratch Website (one is happening at the time I am writing this), the Scratch logo and the search bar icon do not load. To solve this, I think these logos could be stored on the Wiki (either as files here or stored in the Wiki skin's source code), if possible.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 10:20, 16 May 2021 (UTC)

I have reported an issue for this, thanks for letting us know. I have a fix but can't test it at the moment because ResourceLoader is refusing to clear its cache.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:21, 16 May 2021 (UTC)
This has now been done. Thank you to Ahmetlii and Kenny2scratch for helping me out with an issue I ran into.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:50, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

Scratch Week article

Yes Done

So is a scratch week article in the works or should I just start working on it.
Evanzap (talk | contribs) 18:28, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

There does not appear to be one. Feel free to create it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:18, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
Alright I added it
Evanzap (talk | contribs) 20:37, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

Scratch Week on the news

Should they put Scratch week on the Scratch News wiki page?
HiPeeps124816 (talk | contribs) 19:46, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

I added an announcement. Feel free to suggest any better wordings for it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:51, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

Scratch's Birthday

Scratch's birthday should have already passed by now. But when is its birthday? The Timeline says it's both May 11th and 15th.
HiPeeps124816 (talk | contribs) 16:04, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

Should part of this page be deleted?

Yes Done

I noticed that Sorting_Values#Radix_LSD_Sort contains hacked blocks that only work in Scratch 2.0. Should I mark it as historical or remove it completely?


Kccuber (talk | contribs) 13:53, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

I would recommend marking it as {{obsolete feature}} instead of deleting it, because than it can be used for historical purposes. Also, when linking something, never use underscores, instead, use spaces so it can follow the style guide, specifically at no-link-underscores
TheTrillion (talk | contribs) 14:48, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
Ok, thanks! I'll mark it as obsolete.
Kccuber (talk | contribs) 15:32, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

Embedding projects on the Wiki

Yes Done

Is it possible to embed a Scratch project in the Wiki? I tried using <iframe src="link"> but it does not work. Any idea?
Kccuber (talk | contribs) 16:08, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

I believe not. That is a HTML tag, and in the Scratch Wiki, only some are allowed. That tag is not part of the some. You can find a list of allowed HTML tags here.
TheTrillion (talk | contribs) 17:11, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. I thought there would at least be some way of doing this.
Kccuber (talk | contribs) 18:02, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
An extension does exist to enable it, and some other Wikis (such as French) have it enabled, but we do not have it enabled here because we have determined embedding projects in articles does not significantly improve their quality.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:43, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

Scratch3Bridge

What's Scratch3Bridge and how to use it?
-unsigned comment by Coco7nut (talk | contribs)

ScratchX on Scratch Extensions page

No Not done

I noticed that this page about Scratch Extensions contains a section about ScratchX, which doesn't work anymore as it requires Flash. Should I put the {{obsolete}} tag or write that it doesn't work anymore?
Kccuber (talk | contribs) 13:20, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

In my opinion, I would recommend to do both.
TheTrillion (talk | contribs) 14:40, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

PNG compression levels

Yes Done What PNG compression level should I use? Pngs are always loserless. 0 is no compression, 1 is very little compression, but very fast decompression times, and 9 is maximum compression, but high decompress times.
Ideapad-320 (talk | contribs) 20:48, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

Lossless compression is ideal, thanks. 9 is best if you don't mind the time but lower is understandable if you have less patience.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
21:28, 24 May 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! png is always loseless, and i can make a level 9 png in <15 secs.
-unsigned comment by Ideapad-320 (talk | contribs)

Do I need a reference for this?

Yes Done

Recently, I made this edit. I have a reference for this here. Is it notable enough to add to the edit? More importantly, its on a project. Can it be added?
PUNNAMOODU (talk | contribs) 03:57, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

References that are projects can be added. I recommend to add this reference, since it needs proof to back it up. Basically, add references when you can (and make sure they are related to the statement).
TheTrillion (talk | contribs) 05:32, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
Yes, comments are acceptable references if made by someone with the relevant authority (in this case, cheddargirl being a Scratch Team is a "relevant authority" on what the Scratch Team can do).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:14, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
Okay. It looks like jvvg already edited it, thanks!
PUNNAMOODU (talk | contribs) 17:09, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

Should pages with many editors notes have them collapse

No Not done Tall editors notes can ruin the experience for non editors. i have an idea for a solution: Collapse those notes. example: User:Ideapad-320/Sandbox/manyissues
Ideapad-320 (talk | contribs) 01:58, 29 May 2021 (UTC)

Do you have an example of a page where this is actually a problem?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:23, 29 May 2021 (UTC)

Template:Collapse documentation is missing

No Not done Template:Collapse is broken. The documentation is missing.
Ideapad-320 (talk | contribs) 02:01, 29 May 2021 (UTC)

How should archives for talk pages be crated?

No Not done How should archives for talk pages be crated?
Ideapad-320 (talk | contribs) 02:04, 29 May 2021 (UTC)

Create an page at Talk:Page name/Archive n where n is a number (start at 1, then do 2 for the second archive, and so on). Put all resolved discussions from the main talk page on the archive page and remove them from the main talk page, and then put {{archive header}} at the top of the archive page. Finally, put {{protect}} at the top of the archive page to ask an EW+ to protect it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:22, 29 May 2021 (UTC)

scratchblocks is updated

scratchblocks, a library used to render Scratch blocks, is now updated to version 3.5.1. This update includes fixes for block sizing. This update has already been applied to all Scratch Wikis. Please let me know in case any bugs are found.

scratchblocks version 3.6.0 is also planned, and will include translation updates and support for Scratch 3.0 extensions.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,234edit 06:44, 5 June 2021 (UTC)

Yes Done see below for extension updates!
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,234edit 09:38, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

scratchblocks is updated, now with Scratch 3.0 extensions!

scratchblocks, a library used to render Scratch blocks, is now updated to version 3.5.2. This update include support for Scratch 3.0 extensions.

Now you can write the extension blocks, without adding ::microbit for example. You'll still need to add in some cases where there is a conflict; e.g. when using tilted [any v]? block, which exists in there different extensions. In most cases, they fall back to micro:bit extension.

This update also adds icons for ::gdxfor and ::boost:

cool block::gdxfor
boost this wiki::boost

This also updates translations, so new languages are available and blocks are properly shown in other languages. There is a known bug that may happen in other languages when a translation is inconsistent, but this should not affect English.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,234edit 09:37, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

That's awesome :D
TheTrillion's Profile Picture.png TheTrillionTalk1,333 contributionsScratch 16:49, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

What do __INDEX__ and __NOEDITSECTION__ do?

Yes Done

What do __INDEX__ and __NOEDITSECTION__ do?
TheTrillion's Profile Picture.png TheTrillionTalk1,333 contributionsScratch 21:00, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

__INDEX__ signals that the page should be indexed, if by default it would not be. If I'm not mistaken, it has no effect on this wiki because all pages are indexed by default.
__NOEDITSECTION__ disables the [edit] links next to section titles (and possibly disables editing sections even if you manually try, though I haven't tested that).
You can read up on these and other magic words at Help:Magic words.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:49, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks!
TheTrillion's Profile Picture.png TheTrillionTalk1,333 contributionsScratch 12:51, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

How can I categorize something?

I want to categorize something to make the bot stop sending me messages and deleting my articles. Do you know a way I can categorize a page? Thanks!
-unsigned comment by PizzaPizza72 (talk | contribs)

Put [[Category:CATEGORYHERE]] at the bottom of the page. Also, articles do not get deleted because there is no category, it will be deleted for other reasons, which you can find by looking at the deletion summary (and bots do not have the power to delete articles, that is a power reserved for Administrators and higher (Experienced Wikians can also delete articles, but only ones that do not have a large history of edits)). Also, make sure to sign your post with four tildes (~~~~).
TheTrillion's Profile Picture.png TheTrillionTalk1,333 contributionsScratch 00:16, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Centralizing Text

Question is already in the topic - I'm having trouble finding a way to centralize the text in the editor. Apologies if I posted in the wrong place or if this was a duplicate of an old topic. I'm relatively new to the Wiki.
MasterofTheBrick (talk | contribs) 04:18, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Do you mean text going to the center like
this?

If so, use <center> to make a text center, and </center> to close it, so text after that will no longer be centered.
TheTrillion's Profile Picture.png TheTrillionTalk1,333 contributionsScratch 04:24, 10 June 2021 (UTC)


Yes, thank you!
MasterofTheBrick (talk | contribs)
You're welcome!
TheTrillion's Profile Picture.png TheTrillionTalk1,333 contributionsScratch 05:30, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Another way to timestamp?

Yes Done I am wondering, is there another way to log your timestamp? I want to do the custom signature test but i'm not replacing my current wiki sig yet. Is there some type of template I can use?
Kccuber (talk | contribs) 15:26, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Three tildas (~~~) produces your preferences signature alone:
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
Four tildas (~~~~) produces your preferences signature plus timestamp:
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
16:49, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Five tildas (~~~~~) produces the timestamp only:
16:49, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
If I interpret your question correctly, what you want is the five tildas. Hope that helps!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
16:49, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Yup, exactly what I was looking for. Already got it though :P
caption kccuber(talk:: operators)(userpage:: extension)(scratch:: sensing)(contribs:: motion) 18:27, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

What is staging.scratch-wiki.info?

Yes Done
What is it?
TheTrillion's Profile Picture.png TheTrillionTalk1,333 contributionsScratch 21:40, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

I think that staging.scratch-wiki.info is used to test out MediaWiki functionality and extensions before they are used on the main wikis.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 05:42, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
Yup, exactly what jammum said. It was originally created so we could do a dry run of upgrading to MediaWiki 1.35 to make sure nothing would break, but it now is used for testing out extensions or other technical changes.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:36, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
Okay, thanks.
TheTrillion's Profile Picture.png TheTrillionTalk1,333 contributionsScratch 15:41, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

How does Wiki Wednesday work?

Hello, I am semi-new to the wiki and would love to know how Wiki Wednesday works
JPANDD (talk | contribs) 13:57, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
On the last Wednesday of every month, we set a new featured article and it gets posted on the forums. A number of Wikis in other languages do the same thing. You can suggest articles here.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:15, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

How do I move a page

I accidentally put a spelling mistake in my page: Project (disambugation), how do I move it?
TheClaw7654 (talk | contribs) 17:52, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

Select "Rename" from the pencil menu at the top right.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:38, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
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