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Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,190edit 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)

New page for intro/outro

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?

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 13:50, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Hmmmm, are you talking about a intro/outro to a project?
NYCDOT (talk | contribs) 20:58, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes i am

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 16:38, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
No Not done
NYCDOT Logo.jpg NYCDOT [ Talk Page | Contributions | Directory ] 14:38, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
It should be a single article called "Intros and Outros." "Intro" and "Outro" should redirect to it.
Millie S.jpeg Millie S (talk|961 contribs|directory) 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.

SuperWhale123 (talk | contribs) 09:31, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
That is a good idea.
Sti_scratch (talk | contribs) 04:45, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
I'll help write if you want :) I think that's a swell idea!
EIephant_Lover (talk | contribs) 01:18, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
Shall we begin writing it?
Purple_Ember (talk | contribs) 15:59, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜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?
EIephant_Lover (talk | contribs) 20:45, 2 January 2019 (UTC) β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜ I believe so. Let me create the page real quick...
Purple_Ember (talk | contribs) 22:19, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

English Scratch Club

No Not done

The 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.
Frodewin (talk | contribs) 20:54, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Aw man! I wish I was a admin. Well, I am pretty sure someone (Cough cough Kenny2scatch Cough Cough)
NYCDOT (talk | contribs) 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?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
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.
NYCDOT (talk | contribs) 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?
CrazyBoy826-Icon.png CrazyBoy826 Talk | Contribs | Scratch account
18:55, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
FYI: Time for Scratch Club have now changed to every Wednesday, 8 PM CET
Frodewin (talk | contribs) 11:40, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Not Done

No Not done

I know someone already brought it up...
Anyways, Not Done is not getting any attention. I know that Kenny2scratch already added β€œThings 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.
Any thoughts?
NYCDOT Logo.jpg NYCDOT [ Talk Page | Contributions | Directory ] 23:53, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Nice idea, support!

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 12:06, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
NYCDOT Logo.jpg NYCDOT [ Talk Page | Contributions | Directory ] 15:15, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
Support, I think that is a great idea.
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 20:32, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for support!
NYCDOT Logo.jpg NYCDOT [ Talk Page | Contributions | Directory ] 22:15, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
No worries.
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 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
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 03:45, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜ Perhaps make all of the Not Done topics have bold titles? That should attract attention to them for those who browse the TOC.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
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.
NYCDOT Logo.jpg NYCDOT [ Talk Page | Contributions | Directory ] 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?
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 15:31, 24 June 2018 (UTC) a really good question. I have no idea. I really don't.
NYCDOT Logo.jpg NYCDOT [ Talk Page | Contributions | Directory ] 19:22, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Suggestion: Scratch Wiki:Featured Image Suggestions

It's as it says on the tin.

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.

What do you think?
border=3px Drunken Sailor [ Talk | Contribs | More... ] 15:24, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

This is a great idea! +1! :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 17:23, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
Millie S.jpeg Millie S (talk|961 contribs|directory) 18:12, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! Any bits that need improving?
border=3px Drunken Sailor [ Talk | Contribs | More... ] 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?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
19:51, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
good idea
Millie S.jpeg Millie S (talk|961 contribs|directory) 19:53, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
Nice idea, Yes Support
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 21:46, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜ @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.
border=3px Drunken Sailor [ Talk | Contribs | More... ] 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. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 15:32, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
If we're talking about shortcuts, how about S:FIS, since S:FI redirects to the featured images?
border=3px Drunken Sailor [ Talk | Contribs | More... ] 08:44, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, that'd probably be good. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 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 this?
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 23:45, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
Perhaps even simply add the featured image suggestions to that forum topic's purpose? That saves effort :)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
02:32, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

Server Capacity

About two weeks ago, I could not access for 24 hours. My internet connection was fine; the website just took too long to respond.

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?
CrazyBoy826-Icon.png CrazyBoy826 Talk | Contribs | Scratch account
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.
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
22:02, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Logging server faults

Post any errors that you encountered here, and any relevant details.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:05, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Time Errors Details/Comments
8 August 2018 400 Bad Request
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.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:05, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
10:26 AM, 3 September 2018 (GMT) Sorry! This site is experiencing technical difficulties I clicked on random page
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 09:30, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
5:27 PM, 3 September 2018 (HKT) "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:

Sorry! This site is experiencing technical difficulties.
Try waiting a few minutes and reloading.
(Cannot access the database)

You can try searching Google in the meantime.
Note that their indexes of our content may be out of date.

Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:34, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

10:07-11:20 PM, 8 September 2018 (HKT) Major outage across all wikis Multiple screenshots: [1][2][3][4]this is the most useful error[5][6][7][8][9][10]

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.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
14:26, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

10:44 AM, 2 October 2018 (GMT) 508 Resource Limit Reached Edit a user's talk page
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 09:46, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
4:40 AM, 2 January 2019 (EST) 508 Resource Limit Reached Trying to create a redirect page.
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  23:04, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
4:58 PM, 8:02 PM, 10:22 PM, 10:25 PM @ 3 January 2019 (HKT); 12:46 AM @ 4 January 2019 (HKT) 508 Resource Limit Reached

503 Service Unavailable
File upload fail

Frequent outages across all wikis. Most likely caused by traffic spike from 3.0.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
10:18, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
9:12 AM, 4 January 2019 (EST)
9:17 AM, 4 January 2019 (EST)
"Service Unavailable Error [...]
503 Service Unavailable Error"
"508 Resource Limit Reached"
Trying to enter my talk, kept refreshing until worked, came to CP to log fault. Errors repeated until worked.
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  15:27, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
Could we have a dedicated page to that?
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (3,098)) 17:41, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
Nah, just here is fine.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:46, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
No Not done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 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. (archives)
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  23:04, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
Not too many right now.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
10:18, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Community Blocks Page in my Userspace

No Not done

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!
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 512 edits) 15:51, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

I'd say that although it's small, it's big enough to be moved to the mainspace :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 21:46, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
(edited OP link) I've moved it to mainspace now, so contribute to it there :)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:44, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
Added Not Done to topic.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:45, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Add Siggy Warner to MediaWiki:Common.js

So for those who don't know what 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.

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.

What do you think about adding Siggy Warner to common.js?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:42, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,190edit 14:05, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
MAJOR Support Ken! Great idea!
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 15:20, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
User-generated content should not be included in the wiki's main code.
border=3px Drunken Sailor [ Talk | Contribs | More... ] 15:07, 17 October 2018 (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?
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,190edit 13:45, 18 October 2018 (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.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:50, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
CA is also user generated.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 20:30, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
CA is user-modified.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (3,098)) 07:31, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜ Everybody, repeat after me: Stay on topic, stay on topic, stay on topic!

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?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
06:58, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Wouldn't this basically put WM out of a job? Except for categories.
border=3px Drunken Sailor [ Talk | Contribs | More... ] 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. No No support!
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 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)
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 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?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
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?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
14:17, 24 October 2018 (UTC)
Since we don't have any valid rejects (yet) when is this planning to implemented?
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 16:05, 24 October 2018 (UTC)
No Not done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 22:51, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜ I support +1
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  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:
to your common.js file. Yes Done
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
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?
border=3px Drunken Sailor [ Talk | Contribs | More... ] 23:35, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
@D_S Just that line of code. :)
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 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. ._.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
02:31, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

New page for mall simulators

No 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?
Sti_scratch (talk | contribs) 04:55, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Maybe not as a whole page, but as a section in Simulation Projects?
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 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.
Sti_scratch (talk | contribs) 08:54, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
That's a new kind of shop. Actually, there is no article to write about it, I think.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,190edit 12:56, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, it means that we have to create two pages. for the shops and the sim itself.
Sti_scratch (talk | contribs) 03:34, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
Couldn't shops in the mall simulators be a sub-section?
Purple_Ember (talk | contribs) 04:27, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Compliment Tuesday! November 27th, 2018

1:Welcome to the 16th Compliment Tuesday! November 27th, 2018. 2:WOW! Look at all these compilments. This is truly amazing!

What is Compliment Tuesday?

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! :)

How to Compliment

We have a whole wiki page on it! :D You can find it here: Compliment Tuesday


The Compliments are *drum roll please*

User Compliments
Kenny2scratch (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for your help with the Scratch+C64 article, your comments were really helpful to strengthen the relation to Scratch.
    Frodewin (talk | contribs) 16:51, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you for accepting me to be a Wikian!
    12944qwerty (talk | contribs) 22:35, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  • We can never give you enough thanks for everything you do for the wiki! :D
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Jakel181 (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for helping me out with all the questions I had!
    12944qwerty (talk | contribs) 22:35, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for everything you do for us, and doing Compliment Tuesday! :D
    -unsigned comment by Bigpuppy (talk | contribs)
Cinnamon bun puff (talk | contribs)
Apple502j (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for always seeing when someone does something incorrectly! :)
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for your brilliant activity on this wiki! :D
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Drunken_Sailor (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for being so active and a helpful contributor to discussions! :D
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
4199531979353717123 (talk | contribs)
  • You make such helpful edits, and you're very active! Thank you :D
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
-ShadowOfTheFuture- (talk | contribs)
12944qwerty (talk | contribs)
C700 (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for being so interested in the wiki right off the bat! We look forward to your future edits! :D
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for your hosting work and everything else you do for us! :D
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
LiFaytheGoblin (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for being a Scratch Team representative who is active on the wiki, and for posting Wiki Wednesday posts! :D
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for making the Wiki Wednesday posts, and for doing everything else you do! :D
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Jvvg (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for everything you've done/are doing for us! :D
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Frodewin (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for being so active here! You're amazing! :D
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Asqwde (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for all you've done on/for the wiki! You're amazing! :D
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
1a3c5e7g9i (talk | contribs)
  • I love your userpage, signature, etc.! You're really cool! :D
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
CrazyBoy826 (talk | contribs)
  • You've made so many edits! Thank you - you're really helpful! :D
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
NYCDOT (talk | contribs)
  • 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! :D
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Snowy-The-Dog (talk | contribs)
  • Lol - I love how you state that you aren't a dog on your userpage! :P We're looking forward to your future edits and contributions to the wiki! :D
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 17:32, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Bigpuppy (talk | contribs)
  • You are so kind, with all your compliments! They are very sincere! Thank you for finding the good in all of us.:)
    Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 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!
    border=3px Drunken Sailor [ Talk | Contribs | More... ] 15:58, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

β€œ 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-
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

The next CT is December 4th, 2018! See you then!

Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 00:20, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 00:20, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
Note: Thank you 12944qwerty for pointing this out to me: it was not them that created Going Off the Scratch Screen Edge, but mohie. I'm sorry, this was my bad. Thank you 12944qwerty for being so active, however; you're awesome! And Mohie, you are too! :D
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 02:42, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

Bot Shortcut for GA Stats

GA stats should have a a shortcut. Like B:IWB/GA?
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,190edit 02:54, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Actually, I think it should be a main shortcut like S:GA -> User:InterwikiBot/GA_Stats
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:37, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Assets Page

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?
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 512 edits) 20:39, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Pretty good idea. :ok_hand:
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (3,098)) 08:20, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
I asked them, on the topic, for more clarification on the idea before we start making it.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
10:11, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

3.0 Release: 2.0 "Archiving"

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.

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.
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 512 edits) 16:08, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

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.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 22:33, 10 December 2018 (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.)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
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.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,190edit 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!
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 512 edits) 16:03, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
I'm helping!
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  14:38, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank you!
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 512 edits) 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?
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (3,098)) 19:31, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜ 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.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:41, 15 December 2018 (UTC)


So, I was looking at my 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?
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  18:08, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes and Yes, :) Select the namespace as "User", then click "Invert selection", and "Associated Namespace" You can view it here. :)
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 02:25, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
That wasn't what I was completely looking for. I also want it to remove multiple namespaces than just one.
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  03:12, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
Not possible on the Special:Contributions page, but the usercontribs API module allows filtering multiple namespaces. This 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.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:38, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
I did that but it is giving me a request URL???
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  20:18, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
That's right. Go to that page, copy&paste the link, and open it.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,190edit 09:22, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Everything you wanted to know about Snap!...

Yes 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.
Frodewin (talk | contribs) 11:42, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

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.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
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?
    Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 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?
Frodewin (talk | contribs) 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. :)
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 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 Scratch Club page.
Frodewin (talk | contribs) 23:32, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

Compliment Tuesday! December 18th, 2018

Welcome to the 17th Compliment Tuesday! December 18th, 2018.

What is Compliment Tuesday?

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! :)

How to Compliment

We have a whole wiki page on it! :D You can find it here: Compliment Tuesday


The Compliments are *drum roll please*

User Compliments
KrIsMa (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for protecting the CT archive so fast! (2 minutes, that's a new record :P)
    Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 00:27, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
Jakel181 (talk | contribs)
Frodewin (talk | contribs)
  • 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! :)
    Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
    04:23, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
Bharvey (talk | contribs)
  • 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 :)
    Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
    04:49, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
12944qwerty (talk | contribs)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs)
InterwikiBot (talk | contribs)

β€œ 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-
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

The next CT is December 25th, 2018! (Christmas!) See you then!

Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 23:28, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

No Not done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 23:28, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Split the Paint Article

No Not done

I was browsing the wiki and noticed that the Paint editor article (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.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 20:55, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

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.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
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.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,190edit 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.
CrazyBoy826-Icon.png CrazyBoy826 Talk | Contribs | Scratch account
01:29, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
So Vector Editor too?
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,190edit 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?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
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.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,190edit 10:40, 22 December 2018 (UTC)

Planned downtime at 07:00 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.

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.

Letting you know,
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:45, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,190edit 09:25, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

Transfer Done!

All wikis are on the correct domains again, but now we have more control over our backend.

Thank you for your patience! It's been a long three days but now it's over.


A Bureaucrat will provide more information as time comes.

Note Note: a lot of β€œResource Limit Is Reached” errors, but we'll get that fixed soon.

Copied from here and here and reposting it here in the CP while Ken is asleep, and while the wiki is temporarily up.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 17:42, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

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
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:05, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
@kenny2scratch: Well Done!! Thank you very much! :)
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
14:35, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Wrong Link to Featured Article

Yes Done

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 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.
EIephant_Lover (talk | contribs) 01:26, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes Fixed FWIW - it'll get changed again in a few days.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:03, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
Okay, thanks :)
EIephant_Lover (talk | contribs) 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?
Purple_Ember (talk | contribs) 03:21, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

The Curator page links to the project explaining how to apply, I think for now that's sufficient.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
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!


Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
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?
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,190edit 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.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
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 ;).
Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
14:47, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Compliment Tuesday! January 1st, 2019

Welcome to the 16th Thankful Thursday! January 1st, 2019.

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


The Thanks are *drum roll please*

User Compliments
Kenny2scratch (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for updating the way CT's are posted. It will be alot easier now! Thanks! :D
    Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:29, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the server transfer!
    Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,190edit 07:27, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you for doing the main work of transfering all scratch wikis to the new server, coping with all the occuring problems, not giving up after the first unsuccessfull try and finaly making it. Great Job!
    Mtwoll logo.jpg MartinWollenweber  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
    09:11, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
jvvg (talk | contribs)
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for putting up with the transfer work even though you didn't want to be involved :)
    Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
    08:44, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
akhof (talk | contribs)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs)
β€œ 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-
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

The next CT is January 8th, 2019! Whooo! Happy New year!!! See you then!

Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 22:07, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

No Not done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 22:07, 1 January 2019 (UTC)


12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  22:34, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you! Happy (late) New Year to you too.
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 08:15, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Articles to update for 3.0

No Won't be done for a long time

Hello everyone, it's already January 2nd for me, so I figure I might as well get the preparations started.

Observations/Edit Guidance

Pages outdated upon 3.0 release are incredibly numerous. In most cases, one or more of the following edits can or should happen:

  • 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.


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:

Note 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 Note: Some of the articles listed below need to be created.

Feel free to update this list yourself. Add any articles that you discover that need updates; remove articles that have been updated.

  • Blocks
  • Change () Effect by () (sound block)
  • Development of Scratch 3.0
  • Project
  • Front Page (2.0)*
  • Libraries*
  • Looks Block*
  • Micro:bit Extension*
  • Motion Blocks*
  • Music Extension*
  • Paint Editor*
  • Paint Editor (2.0)*
  • Pen Extension*
  • PicoBoard*
  • Play Sound () (block)*
  • Reporter Block*
  • Scratch*
  • Scratch 1.4*
  • Scratch 2.0*
  • Scratch 3.0*
  • Scratch Discussion Forums (2.0)*
  • Scratch Versions*
  • Scratch Website (2.0)*
  • Set Drag Mode*
  • Set Drag Mode ()*
  • Set Drag Mode () (block)*
  • Sound Blocks*
  • Sound Editor*
  • Sound Editor (2.0)*
  • Sound Effect*
  • Stack Block*
  • Start Sound () (block)*
  • Template:Looks Blocks*
  • Template:Motion Blocks*
  • Template:Sensing Blocks*
  • Template:Sound Blocks*
  • Translate Extension*
  • Video Sensing Extension*
  • Why can't projects made in Scratch Modifications be shared to the Scratch Website?*
  • 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!

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

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!

Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
05:40, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Oh I thought a bot would do it :P also are we saving old articles, for example Block Plugin(2.0)?
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:19, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
I thought we were moving 2.0 to a different place and 3.0 to where 2.0 used to be.
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  16:11, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
Removed some articles from the list :)
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 22:31, 2 January 2019 (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.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 22:46, 2 January 2019 (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?
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  18:14, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
Please don't externally link to Wiki pages! And 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?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
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.
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  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.
EIephant_Lover (talk | contribs) 02:36, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ 3.0 Released πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

horray!! it's finally here!!

DeleteThisAcount (talk | contribs) 12:11, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

yay! πŸ˜„
Jammum (talk | contribs) 12:42, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
1a3c5e7g9i's Armemedillo 1a3c5e7g9i(Talk|Contributions) 17:27, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
Mine hasn't shown up yet, has yours? Super excited :)
EIephant_Lover (talk | contribs) 17:37, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
The conversion to 3.0 is still happening.
Jammum (talk | contribs) 17:44, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
Okay, that's what I thought. πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ
EIephant_Lover (talk | contribs) 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.
LuckyLucky7 (talk | contribs) 19:59, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
Wait, SRATCH 3 just released!!! I'm so excited!!! :D
LuckyLucky7 (talk | contribs) 20:01, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

β”Œβ”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”€β”˜YESSS IT'S HERE!!! And commenting works now too!!
EIephant_Lover (talk | contribs) 20:43, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

If Scratch 3 has been here for two days why are the pages still outdated?
16itople1 (talk | contribs) 08:56, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
There are a lot of Wiki pages, 2,017 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.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
10:32, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Errors whilst accessing the Scratch Wiki

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?
Jammum (talk | contribs) 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.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:20, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
it looks like the navbar is missing something
DeleteThisAcount (talk | contribs) 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.
Jammum (talk | contribs) 15:11, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
I like the use of the word whilst.
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 21:47, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

I wonder why the Scratch Wiki does not display the "Scratch 3.0 will be here soon!" message

LuckyLucky7 (talk | contribs) 18:24, 2 January 2019 (UTC) See the subject.

I think the bureaucrats haven't got round to it yet (it might be too late for them to add it).
Jammum (talk | contribs) 18:27, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
Maybe this is supposed to be the wiki for Scratch 3.
LuckyLucky7 (talk | contribs) 18:33, 2 January 2019 (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.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 19:55, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

3.0 is here!

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)
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 512 edits) 20:27, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

See Ken's long post about Scratch 3.0 a few sections above this one.
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 21:48, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Why no Double Redirects?

Why no Special:DoubleRedirects?
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  23:42, 2 January 2019 (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.
CrazyBoy826-Icon.png CrazyBoy826 Talk | Contribs | Scratch account
21:57, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

3.0's Server Troubles

Is it me, or:

  • Project pages are not displaying
  • 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?

1a3c5e7g9i's Armemedillo 1a3c5e7g9i(Talk|Contributions) 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! :)
EIephant_Lover (talk | contribs) 01:00, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
Yep, I was having this problem a few minutes ago. It's been on and off since yesterday.
-ShadowOfTheFuture- (talk | contribs) 18:20, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
I also had this problem.
CrazyBoy826-Icon.png CrazyBoy826 Talk | Contribs | Scratch account
21:54, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

File not displaying in my signature

Why doesn't this file display when it's put at a size smaller than 125px?
250x250 pixels image here:File:1a3c5e7g9i's_armemedillo.gif

1a3c5e7g9i's Armemedillo 1a3c5e7g9i(Talk|Contributions) 00:18, 3 January 2019 (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 armamemedillo.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
10:34, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Remove Backpack Banner

We should remove the backpack banner now snice Scratch 3 is released now.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 15:36, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Yes Done (fyi this should have gone on Scratch Wiki talk:Community Portal/Admin Requests)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
10:22, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Comments as Citations

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?
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 16:35, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  17:36, 3 January 2019 (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...
-ShadowOfTheFuture- (talk | contribs) 18:17, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
The Problem with that is then someone could edit it then take a screen shot.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 21:51, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
No, no pictures! We have a reference format for comments:
Username. (D/M/YYYY). "Relevant quote from comment."
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.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
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.
EIephant_Lover (talk | contribs) 01:09, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Scratch 3.0 Controversy

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?
Jammum (talk | contribs) 12:01, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Find enough references to enough different types of criticism and we might have a section in the article.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
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.
Jammum (talk | contribs) 14:36, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
Also, a lot of people wanted 2.0 back, so I'll add some refs for that too.
Jammum (talk | contribs) 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?
Jammum (talk | contribs) 10:54, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Blocks in articles should display smaller

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 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:

Block height difference.png

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:

Smaller Scratchblocks.png What do people think?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:50, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

I saw your mistake :D
I agree, It is way to big to read with. +1
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  19:11, 7 January 2019 (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:

glide () secs to ( v)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.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
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.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:56, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Scratch Block Images

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 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?
EIephant_Lover (talk | contribs) 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.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:57, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Wiki Wednesday suggestion link should be on the left?

12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  17:32, 8 January 2019 (UTC)