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The list has been announced! You can put your speeches on [[Scratch Wiki:Elections/October 2014]] (which is now unprotected).<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 15:18, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
The list has been announced! You can put your speeches on [[Scratch Wiki:Elections/October 2014]] (which is now unprotected).<scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> 15:18, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
:Congratz to all the candidates!<scratchsig>Fmtfmtfmt2</scratchsig> 21:04, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

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Project Tags ;; Thoughts Appreciated

No Not done
If you may have noticed by now, I've started updating Project Tags. One thing I noticed is that we don't have problems with Waffles tags or [+] tag spam anymore, but do we have any trends in their place? For example (although obviously not true), is there a trend to use all caps in a tag?
So, has anyone seen any widespread trends involving project tags after Scratch 2.0 was released?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 23:07, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

ive seen people try to spell out a phrase with them, like hello, im, steve
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 23:08, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
I think the waffle spam is important.
-PRO- Logo2.png-PRO- (talk | contribs) 00:08, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
@-PRO-: I think it's important too, but I haven't seen it since Scratch 2.0 was released, so I'm thinking it should only be mentioned in Project Tags (1.4).
@KrIsMa: I haven't seen that yet either. Could you link to an example or two? Have other people seen people spelling out a phrase?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 01:13, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
I haven't really seen much on the 2.0 website since only the creator can add tags and they're limited to 3. However, on the old site I did see a lot of spam tags, such as "jvvg was here" (I never did that, but I don't want to point fingers), and "waffles" was everywhere.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:20, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
I agree that I saw lots of those spammy tags. Now that I think of it, wasn't there a report option for spammy/irrelevant tags, or am I imagining that?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 01:38, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes, there was.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 14:25, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Really? Because I've tried to flag a tag but I didn't know how. Do you report the entire project, or just the tag?
wolfpup500 (talk | contribs) 00:46, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Eug123 (talk | contribs)
Waffles... heh heh.

@Scimonster: Okay. I'd like to include an image of the tags section/report system into the Project Tags (1.4) article, but I can't find any. Do we have one?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 20:01, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
I think there's a small trend of putting your username as one of the 3 tags ;) I do it so people can find my projects on my test and main account through explore, and I've seen others do it, too.
derpmeup (talk | contribs) 05:30, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Okay! I'll look into posting this in the Questions about Scratch forum to see if I can get any examples and more verification about these trends, but my question to Sci still stands: I'd like to include an image of the tags section/report system into the Project Tags (1.4) article, but I can't find any. Do we have one?
Edit: I posted the topic! You can find it here.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 23:45, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Cool! It's well written.
derpmeup (talk | contribs) 23:56, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks derpmeup! :)
By the way, would you mind posting in the topic, and linking to one of your projects where a project tag is your username? That way whenever I cite the page, you could be part of the evidence.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 00:01, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
derpmeup (talk | contribs) 00:02, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @derpmeup: Thanks! @KrIsMa: KrIsMa, could you do that too if possible?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 00:05, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

No problem :)
derpmeup (talk | contribs) 00:28, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Just want to point out that it would be very nice if Wiki editors also contributed to the topic above! Thank you!
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 19:14, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Election nominations

Here is the current list of users who nominated themselves (in order of posting):

  • derpmeup
  • JayceeMinecraft
  • KrIsMa
  • -PRO-
  • Krett12
  • Jandrewg
  • TheHockeyist
  • SuperSmashScratch
  • Turkey3
  • Swampert11
  • Fmtfmtfmt2
  • Cooldude5367
  • Zenet

Nomination is now closed. Thank you for all the nominations!
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:15, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

I would like to nominate myself.--
Fmtfmtfmt2 (talk | contribs) 00:09, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Added you.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:16, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. --
Fmtfmtfmt2 (talk | contribs) 00:33, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Hey, fmt :) Nice to see you here
derpmeup (talk | contribs) 01:08, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Hey, I've had an account for a while but I am just starting to become active.
Fmtfmtfmt2 (talk | contribs) 02:17, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Yep, I noticed. ;) Anyways, it's pretty fun here - you're probably going to have an awesome time editing. Well, at least I really enjoy it, I'm not sure if everybody does :P
derpmeup (talk | contribs) 05:19, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi, I`ll love to be in the Experienced Wikian elections!
Cooldude5367 (talk | contribs) 07:37, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
jvvg (talk | contribs) 11:07, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
I hope i'm added :D
Zenet (talk | contribs) 23:00, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Ok, I threw you on the list.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:05, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

...Well, this was his first day but what do we have to lose? :D
SuperSmashScratch (talk | contribs) 02:34, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
The election nominations close tomorrow. We'll announce candidates either after closing tomorrow or the day after.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:52, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
SuperSmashScratch (talk | contribs) 20:29, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
Nomination is now closed. Candidates will be announced later today.
jvvg (talk | contribs)
I can't wait to find out who the people are. I will, even if I am one of the 5-6, probably not be chosen as EW anytime soon.
SuperSmashScratch (talk | contribs) 11:35, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Clarifications about EW election speeches

I notice some of you have already started writing speeches in the form of user subpages for the EW election. Please read this before making your own or adding to one you have:

  • There is no guarantee you will be running in the election, the existing EWs and admins have the final say over the list. As such, your speech may end up serving no purpose if you write it now.
  • Speeches are supposed to be in paragraph form. Specifically, that means one paragraph. See Scratch Wiki:Elections/September 2013 for speeches from the last election if you're not sure how long they should be. No speech should be any longer than Mathfreak231's.
  • Don't be aggressive in your speech. Saying you are more active than other users or comparing yourself to others in any way is not acceptable. Instead, just highlight some stuff you have done, but don't gloat about how you're better than others. Who is better is for the voters to decide.

So while you're welcome to get a jump on your speech, keep the above rules in mind. Failure to follow rule #3 will result in your speech being deleted without warning. Failure to follow rule #2 will require you to truncate your speech on the election page. Keep in mind that when you put your speech on the election page, you will not be allowed to include any links. The whole point is to be concise. Thank you.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:55, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

I don't like the no links part. Then I could do something like this: View the full speech here
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 23:24, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
The whole point of the speech is to explain yourself in one paragraph. If you can't fit it in that paragraph, it's probably not important to potential voters.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:29, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Also, the election has been moved from November to October. The exact dates will be announced later. The nomination period will probably end September 30.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:33, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Humm ok. I might be able to do that. Besides, even though I can name several reasons why it would only be fair for me to be on the list, I probably won't get in.
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 23:36, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Also, don't you mean it's not allowed to compare yourself to specific others (e.g. I am more active than GenericScratcher), but I think it's okay to be like "I am one of the most active Wikians", because it's not actually pointing fingers. And plus, in the back of GenericScratcher's head, unless they're the most arrogant person in the world, they will probably be thinking, "every time I get on once, Krett12 has signed into the Wiki 10 times!". But--I do respect your decision, but please keep in mind what I've said.
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 14:18, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Basically, don't use an absolute superlative (e.g. "most active"), but stuff like "one of the most active" is ok. If you have to mention the name of another user in your speech, you need to revise.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:52, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Why is the CP archived so fast ? Want at least one Thread back here!

Yes Done

Somebody has seemed to be very fast with achiving the CP...we just posted a few hours ago in this thread and want it back here, please! We also linked at it in the german wiki here de:GP#Artikel "Scratcher" and now this links are dead only a few hours later. As the CP-Archive here CPA73 is not editable, I have to ask here. Somebody else with fresh Threads that were archived to fast?

MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 16:00, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, it was big, and when looking at the list of threads I just looked at the subjects and tried to remember which ones were topics of discussion recently Anyway, brought it back.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:44, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for re-archiving the thread so fast :-)
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 17:23, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Linking to CP and CP-Archives very easy using Redirect pages

Yes Done

You can link very easy to CP-Articles and archived CP-Articles with Redirection pages, like we do it in the german Scratch-Wiki since a long time. To have this advantages also here I added CP and, for example CPA73. So you can now link to:

I hope you also find this usefull :-)
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 16:00, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

I don't think this is really necessary. It is unnecessary redirects.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:41, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
Also, all shortcuts need to start with S: We already have plenty of shortcuts for the CP (see the top for a list of them), and making a shortcut to every CP archive is not necessary.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:49, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Please show me a better way to create the links above, that are now red, after you deleted the redirects
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 17:19, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

SWT:CP#Linking to CP and CP-Archives very easy using Redirect pages
SWT:CP#Why is the CP archived so fast ? Want at least one Thread back here!
Scratch Wiki talk:Community Portal/Archive 73#Added_Indonesian_and_Russian
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:34, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

OK, you can write it a bit longer than we do it in the german wiki, that works:

but how do you link to articles in archives without complications?
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 17:33, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

You just need to write the full thing out. Archives aren't linked to frequently enough that we really need shortcuts for them.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:35, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

OK, it was only a suggestion. You prefer to have ordered and only a few shortcuts, I prefer to have shortcuts as short and helpfull as possible. So it seems to depend on personal taste.
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 17:50, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

It's not personal taste so much as Wiki policy (although I also prefer simplicity).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:57, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

It's OK for me :-)
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 17:51, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Added Indonesian and Russian

No Not done

I added the Indonesian and Russian wikis to the interwiki. Their prefixes are "id" and "ru." Here's a page that's already connected to both of them.
Scmb1 (talk | contribs) 03:26, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

I've been adding a lot of russian interwikis :)
derpmeup (talk | contribs) 03:27, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
Scmb1 (talk | contribs) 03:29, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
@derpmeup: Same here. :)
@scmb1: Thanks scmb1! I'm glad to see the Scratch Wiki being offered in new languages now.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 03:32, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
I have a suggestion that I'm suggesting here because you're ST and why not (:P): On the footer, it just says Scratch Wiki under community. I was thinking - maybe take that out, and add a new section on the footer titled Wikis? And under it would be English with a link to this, ther would be a link to German under that, a link to Russian under that, and a link to Indonesian under that. I might post this in the Suggestions forum later, if you like this idea, feel free to pass it on to the rest of the Scratch Team. :)
derpmeup (talk | contribs) 03:47, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
Good idea! Perhaps it even would be better to link to the wiki of the language-menu-selection at the Scratch-Website. But perhaps we should wait, until there are more international scratch wikis...they actually seem to pop up like like mushrooms.
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 17:58, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
Cool! I just saw it. It's exciting how other languages are joining in! Thanks! :D
Rumanti (talk | contribs) 12:35, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
I added the "ru"-Interwiki-Link also to the German and the Indonesian Scratch-Wiki and "interwiki-connected" all versions of the "Scratcher-article (de:Scratcher, id:Scratcher, en:Scratcher, ru:Скретчер) I could edit in all languages: I don't have an account in the russian Scratch-Wiki now, so I couldn't connect "de"= German there. Who can do this? I'm looking forward to the next language-Group asking the DACH-Scratch-Wiki-people to help establishing their Scratch-Wiki (see: de:GP#Indonesian Scratch Wiki). Perhaps we will need an "Interwiki-bot" in the future, to set all "interwiki-back-links" automatically. I think in Wikipedia they have something like that. Who could build such an interwiki-backlink-bot?
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 08:33, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps we could borrow the code for Wikipedia's inter wiki backlink bot.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 09:56, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
I have a bot that I think does the same thing except in a read-only way. I don't really think it should be moved up to writing just because I've seen so many exceptions on the German wiki alone.
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 23:43, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
mathfreak231 - true, and frankly i really dont want to program another bot lol
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 00:14, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
mathfreak231 - what kind of exeptions do you mean? Do you meen the usage of Templates with Interwiki-Links? We could get rid of that...Have we to format the Interwiki-Links in a special way, so a bot will find it? Has it to be at the end of every article? The thing is: If we have n wikis and every international wiki sets an interwiki-link only to the same english article manually, that would implicit the n*n-(n-1) interwikilinks that could be done automatically, so by now: 4*4-3=13 and in a few month 21, 31, 43...in wikipedia with over 100 langugages that could be 9.901 interwikilinks....by the way...I found: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Interwiki_bot
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 15:46, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
@Martin: It has nothing to do with the placement or formatting of the link in the article; I could easily get around that. It's just that the German and English wikis aren't completely parallel and therefore there might be two pages on the English wiki that have a subject similar to one page on the German wiki, and because there can only be one language link per language per page, we have a problem. That's the kind of exception I mean.
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 00:15, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I see what sort of exception you mean now. I think I've even seen a few of them before too, but I can't recall them.
I have an idea. Instead of linking two articles automatically though interwiki, we could maybe force it to only interwiki a list of common articles?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 13:14, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

@Mathfreak231+ErnieParke: The sort of exception, where some articles have not an 1:1 matching translations, are happening all the time in Wikipedia: That's not a problem that can be solved by a bot, but also no argument against interwiki-bots: An interwiki-bot only adds the missing interwiki-links that are implied by the links that human users added: So if the german wiki links to an article and the Indonesian wiki does to, the interwikibot sets the missing backlinks from the english wiki to both, and also the missing link between the indonesian and the german wiki for that article: That's all implied by the frist two links. The first links have always to be done by human user, and human user have to change the structures first, if there are articles, that do not fit for interwiki. In Wikipedia that happens all the time and they have one bot at least for each language to set the implied interwiki-links, see:
Perhaps we should ask somebody of the interwiki-bot-admins in the folowing linked list, to help us:

MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 11:16, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

minor linking issue

in the news, they link scratchers can be replaced with [[scratcher]]s to prevent to link to redirect.
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 04:48, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

I think it's fine right now, at least it gets you to the page in the end, redirect or not. ;)
derpmeup (talk | contribs) 05:13, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Major is an exaggeration XD
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 11:16, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

More languages for the Wiki

I think it would be very interesting if we added some more languages on the Wiki. At least in my country (Spain), there are many schools using Scratch, and the children, when they don't know something, they ask their teacher. If the Wiki was translated to Spanish, for example, they would be able to research information to be aware of the uses of certain blocks, or how to create X thing by following a tutorial... I know it's been translated into some languages already, but I guess the more the better?
Tcodina (talk | contribs) 15:07, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

I was thinking of starting a Spanish wiki. Let's get to work on that.
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 15:07, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
I speak Spanish as well. I could help you out.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:09, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
I'm Spanish as well, so I guess I could translate too :) I wonder how shall we do that though?
Tcodina (talk | contribs) 15:11, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 15:11, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
We'll just all get together somewhere. I call the technical side.
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 15:12, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
*Ahem* I am the one who has four years of experience in PHP and at least two in MySQL. Don't count me out.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:21, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
I give some of my calling to jvvg.
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 15:22, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Please have a look at de:GP#Indonesian_Scratch_Wiki and the links there. The DACH-Wiki-Community is happy to help establishing more international Scratch-Wikis: We host it and help you to build it up. The only condition is, that you can proove, that you are at least four realy interested Scratchers knowing the target-language, english and Scratch good enough. Proove it, by a forum discussion in the target language and english (mixed) and send the link to that discussion and your call for help in english to interwiki[ät]scratch-dach.info :-)
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 18:08, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I think we have 3 right here. Tcodina, Krett12(he is interested in anything :P), and jvvg.
-PRO- Logo2.png-PRO- (talk | contribs) 18:16, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

You might not have noticed, but there are actually 7 here. The link that KrIsMa gave is a link to a forum topic that collects people interested in forming a new Scratch Wiki in a new language. Currently it has 4 potential Spanish wikians. Unfortunately, after I checked to see if they were active, I haven't yet received a reply from the four Scratchers in the topic.
On a side note, I know some Spanish too. Maybe not enough to make full Spanish articles, but I now enough to hold a conversation.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 21:36, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Put an End to the Arguing

I am not going to mention specific names of users, but it seems there have been a lot of disputes on this Wiki between users and admins and this and that. What is happening to this Wiki? The Wiki is supposed to be a friendly, collaborative place to create information about Scratch yet people seem to focus most of their time arguing over stupid things, or bots, or redirects, or red links. What does any of this really have to do with producing valid information for educators who are learning to program with Scratch?

There is too much blabber-babber (is that an acceptable word?) going on rather than editing. Perhaps it is because there is honestly not too much to edit anymore on this Wiki. When everything migrated to 2.0, it was like the California Gold Rush here, but now it's like the Great Depression. Can't we put aside differences and push our intentions toward enhancing the content of articles?

As I said earlier, in the past two months I was not on here as much, but looking at recent changes I would simply sigh and log out.
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 01:29, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes, however I think jvvg found a solution to the things that involved me. Other than that, I totally feel ya. I wish I had an account in the day of 1.4 so I could've helped you. Oh well, let's just ask the ST to make Scratch 3.0 so we can, you know, update everything. :P. Back on topic, yes, since we have nothing to do we have nothing BETTER to do.
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 02:22, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
here's my look at it - too much animosity here!
i'm actually a bit sad to think about this after looking at this. We have the capability to be a great wiki which collaborates on edits, and edits the wiki in a great way! somehow, we derailed and we need to get back on track! imagine how happy the wiki can be :)
but i do want to say i care for you all and I want us to be the best wiki that ever existed, and be praised for our dedication and kind with each other! :)!
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 02:29, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
krett12,, if you have nothing to do, why not add some documentation to your templates? ;)
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 02:31, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Hearing about all these arguments is making me queasy. Like KrIsMa said, we shouldn't be a Wiki full of arguments, but full of kindness and close-knitness.
If you have nothing netter to do Krett12, have you though about looking at my To Do List? I don't mind if you nab a thing or two from there when you can. ;)
Or, this is an idea I thought of, you know how there are templates listing each block in a category? Like at the bottom of show (block)? What if we had a similar template for tutorials?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 02:44, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
I see your views. When I browse the Scratch Wiki's pages, there doesn't seem to be anything that could be improved by editing. Sigh. And I don't like arguing either, and I hope that within the coming days, the situation will die down.
TheHockeyist (talk | contribs) 03:02, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Actually, there are a lot of articles that need expansion. ;) I've expanded about 4 to its full size in the past 3 days. also, the st should really add a new block or 2 soon
derpmeup (talk | contribs) 04:01, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Really? There's been that many disputes? Either you're talking about a larger timeframe, a ton of things happened while I was on my 3-day Chicago vacation, or I just haven't really been looking at RC attentively.
A great way to look for potential pages for improvement is to look at certain categories in Category:Organization such as stubs/to-expands, Wiki Standards-violating articles, and articles that need to be merged, and to participate in discussions about AfD's, move and merge requests.
You can also go to Special:AncientPages which is possibly the most wonderfulest speshfulest special page ever and if you don't go to it right now you are an abomination to this Wiki.
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 12:55, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
I agree. Discussing things calmly is always the best option. We may not all agree with each other, but we do need to respect each other. Not everybody will get their way all the time, and we all have to accept that. After seeing the edit wars, I wrote the policy in S:GUIDES about it (if you haven't read that page, please read it before you edit anything more). The most important rule in there is assuming good faith. The rest of the rules are more technical stuff and keeping the formatting right, but the assume good faith rule is really the rule that needs to be followed for the community to work. If we all follow that rule, I think we will get back on track.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:59, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Update on elections

Here is the tentative schedule:

  • September 30: nomination closes
  • First week of October: candidates are announced
  • 3-4 days for candidates to write speeches
  • 1-2 day pause for everybody to decide for whom to vote
  • 5-7 days to vote
  • Results announced, privileges changed, and new EWs take their roles

Also, we are considering an alternative election situation where instead of admins choosing candidates to run from those nominated, everybody can run, but in that case the speeches would need to be much shorter.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:38, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Swampert11 (talk | contribs) 16:18, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
I think we keep it the way we have it.
-PRO- Logo2.png-PRO- (talk | contribs) 16:35, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
I think you mean the first week of October.
-PRO- Logo2.png-PRO- (talk | contribs) 16:36, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:10, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
I think we should keep it the way it is, I don't want to be reading up to 20 speeches :P
derpmeup (talk | contribs) 21:39, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── It looks like we're keeping it as admins choose candidates.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:52, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, that was the best idea.
derpmeup (talk | contribs) 21:57, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Okay, the admins will choose.
Swampert11 (talk | contribs) 22:23, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
Another update: we are probably not going to hold a bureaucrat election. The admins will stay admins.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:30, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Scratch Profile Template

I posted this a few days ago, but it got archived with very little discussion: Should there be a template for linking to a Scratch profile easier? I had an idea for one, but I'm not sure if I should make it yet. For example, {{Scratch Profile|<Scimonster>}} would produce Scimonster. What are your thoughts on this template?
derpmeup (talk | contribs) 22:23, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Naw, We don't need that.
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 22:29, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
It would make linking more efficient, but ok - I'll wait to hear some other people's thoughts about it.
derpmeup (talk | contribs) 22:30, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
I don't think we use profile links enough to need a template.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 23:13, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Ok, so most people vote no on it. It's fine, I understand why ;)
derpmeup (talk | contribs) 23:53, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
Agree with Ernie.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 02:22, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
At http://scratch-dach.info/ we use {{u:username}} (u = User) to link to english userprofiles and {{b:username}} (b= Benutzer) to link to our own german profiles: That makes it easy to write a link to the user instead of writing only his/her name: So any reader can have a fast click, to find out who is meant by the name and you dont't have to write "the user ErnieParke of the english Scratch Wiki" but just {{u|ErnieParke}}...I think that's a good idea, but others might think it's not... ;-)
Have a look at this example: de:Scratch-Wiki:Team_Mitglieder#Interwiki Autoren

MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 11:49, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── hmm, it would be useful to you though because you guys do have a german profile :)
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 13:25, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Just an idea...

What if we had a template called "Revisiondate" where we could put in what the revision date of the last revision to a page is.
It gets kind of annoying using "{{#switch: {{REVISIONMONTH}} | 1 = January | 2 = February | 3 = March | 4 = April | 5 = May | 6 = June | 7 = July | 8 = August | 9 = September | 10 = October | 11 = November | 12 = December }} {{REVISIONDAY2}}, {{REVISIONYEAR}}" or something like that all the time.
How about it, guys? I'll create it if it gets approved.
Template:Revisiondate This redlink will stare you down until you approve this template... :P
SuperSmashScratch (talk | contribs) 22:05, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

I thought we already had something like this.
-PRO- Logo2.png-PRO- (talk | contribs) 22:13, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
No, I don't think so.
SuperSmashScratch (talk | contribs) 22:18, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
This page was last edited in September.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:24, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
I support this :)
derpmeup (talk | contribs) 23:43, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
@Jvvg That's not the full date, though.
SuperSmashScratch (talk | contribs) 23:59, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
September 30 2014 21:04:39 better? (btw, my username is lowercase)
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:18, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
OK then... But wait, the other people have their usernames uppercased. What...!? HOW DID YOU! Oh well, you are an admin...
SuperSmashScratch (talk | contribs) 00:30, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── No, that's not why. I just changed my signature so it's <scratchsig>jvvg</scratchsig> instead of <scratchsig>Jvvg</scratchsig>. On my userpage, I used {{lowercase title}}. Anyway, despite Wiki nomenclature, I prefer my username lowercase, and the general convention is to call users by their preferred name, not the Wiki-assigned name.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:37, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

SuperSmashScratch (talk | contribs) 00:37, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

The list of election candidates

The list of election candidates is (drumroll please)...

  • derpmeup
  • KrIsMa
  • -PRO-
  • SuperSmashScratch
  • Swampert11
  • Turkey3

Voting will begin once speeches have been written and everybody has a chance to read them.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 11:54, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

jvvg, you just made me bang on my laptop for nothing. xD
SuperSmashScratch (talk | contribs) 11:58, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
jvvg, my heart is pounding fast right now.
-PRO- Logo2.png-PRO- (talk | contribs) 12:08, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, sorry, that was anti-climactic. I'll probably release it during the second half of chemistry (we usually only use half of the time, as it's a double period - we only use the whole two periods for labs).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 12:41, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
My heart felt like it was coming out of me.
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 12:46, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
i agree with everyone here - that was intense for a second!!
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 14:23, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Haha, same xD -PRO-, I had that exact feeling you're having when I got a comment asking if I was still interested in curator, and when 4 SDS curators recommended me to be one and I got a comment asking if I would like to be one. I accepted both in a heartbeat :P
derpmeup (talk | contribs) 14:25, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Let's hope I can sneak in my phone during a period today, and make it look like I'm reading by zooming into the list. :P
derpmeup (talk | contribs) 14:38, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── The list has been announced! You can put your speeches on Scratch Wiki:Elections/October 2014 (which is now unprotected).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:18, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Congratz to all the candidates!
Fmtfmtfmt2 (talk | contribs) 21:04, 30 September 2014 (UTC)