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Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,230edit 11:09, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

(I have edited this topic a little from its original version)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:16, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
Should we add a rejected topics section so that we know which ones to archive?
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  22:51, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
Done.
Updated the list as the author.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,230edit 09:36, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
Updated!
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,230edit 10:43, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
Updated.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,230edit 14:16, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Logging server faults

No Never Done

See dedicated subpage
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:38, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

March Featured Images

No Not done

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

What can I suggest?

You can suggest any image(s) on the English Scratch Wiki that have not been featured previously.

How do I tell if an image has already been featured?

It will have the {{featured}} template on it, shown as a star icon in the top right corner of the image page.

Is there a limit to the number of images I can suggest?

No. However, please don't suggest too many... :P
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 02:31, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

404-Giga.png
Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 04:06, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
Scratch 2 Sprite Icon Info.png
Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 01:58, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
Note: We need to indicate that it's from Scratch 2.0 for the second image.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
21:05, 16 February 2021 (UTC)
3.0 Clean Up feature.png
Leahcimto scratch profile picture.png leahcimto talkcontribsprofile 23:41, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
Surprisebutton.PNG
Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 17:56, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
About Me and What I'm Working On.PNG
Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 02:00, 23 February 2021 (UTC)


How do elections work?

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

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

json Editing

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

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

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

Thankful Thursday! February 25th, 2021

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

What is Thankful Thursday?

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

How to Thank

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


Thanks

The Thanks are *drum roll please*

User Thanks
jvvg (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks so much for the background work you do, from reviewing account requests to making sure our servers are in top shape to combating vandalism; I honestly don't know what the wiki would be without you.
    Lovecodeabc Links: talk (new topic) | contribs (638) | directory 15:31, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Thanks for all of your help on the wiki
    Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 04:01, 13 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Thanks for everything you do behind the scenes on the wiki. It is amazing to look at the patrol logs and how many revisions you patrol, how many users create, and wikimonitor.
    Dogsmakemehappy (talk | contribs) 18:37, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
Dogsmakemehappy (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for all your help with cleaning up the grammar!
    jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:39, 4 February 2021 (UTC)
bigpuppy (talk | contribs)
4096bits (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for all of your contributions to the wiki
    Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 04:01, 13 February 2021 (UTC)
mlcreater (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for fixing all those broken links!
    jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:05, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
There are many more people on this wiki who deserve these comments just as much as those who received them. :) Everyone is special and brings their own ideas. The more of us there are, the better the community spirit. Sadly, I must sign off now-
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)


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

No Not done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:22, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

How are "April Fools pages" made?

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

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

Thumbnail issue has been (mostly) resolved

Hi everyone,

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

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

Can't log in to scratch

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

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

I believe it is an Ip ban bug but if anyone sees anything that I could have done can you let me know? Thanks.
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 10:11, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
Someone else broke the CGs probably
Lovecodeabc Links: talk (new topic) | contribs (638) | directory 13:44, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
It says under Ip Bans that bugs have been reported about users getting ip banned unexpectedly for no reason.
Dogsmakemehappy (talk | contribs) 13:48, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! I just hope I can log into scratch soon!
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 14:18, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

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

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

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

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

Featured Images

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

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

Remove full name from a deletion log entry

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

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

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

My talk page is glitchy

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

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

RFC on Preview Warning

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

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

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

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────No, blocking edits would just make people mad. Oh, and how would you block the edits? AbuseFilter? Anyway, this could be useful but many people (including me lol) would just click OK every time.
Lovecodeabc Links: talk (new topic) | contribs (638) | directory 17:27, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

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

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

Page on mini-mods

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

I don't find minimods notable enough, they don't need a page, nothing more than a section in a forum article.
IhatrPicture.png Ihatr (geometric_ghast) • Talk Page • 324 Contributions 19:13, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Okay. Will probably add that.


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

Micro:bit no devices found screen.

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

Visual Editor is broken

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

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

Report about Spoofing Vulnerability

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

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

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

Unlike other vulnerabilities, this one did not compromise security of existing users. We also believe that no accounts were requested using this bug. This bug is now fixed.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,230edit 17:10, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

About the block

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

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


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

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

Such a template could be used on the pages:


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

Auto Delete Old News

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

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

Expanding 3D projects

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

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

You have not previewed your changes warning

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

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

Weekend Article

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

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

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

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

Welcome Templates

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

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

April Fools cleanup

Hi everyone,

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

Also, another note: please stay on-topic. I know this sounds weird for joke articles, but please at least try to keep the content of the article related to a humorous version of the original article and don't go off on random tangents that aren't really related.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:57, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Images of alerts

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

I'd always wondered about that image, I didn't realise that it was taken in dark mode! I would say that if you can avoid breaking the rules (even on an alt) to get the new image that would be the best, after all, if you use an alt to tell other Scratchers to use browser extensions, some might end up downloading an unsafe one, and you might also set an example for New Scratchers that it's okay to advertise browser extensions on Scratch. Do you already have a normal alert that you could edit the HTML of? Additionally, I did come up with another idea - I don't know how authentic this would be, but someone could edit the existing image (using Photoshop or similar) to change the colours?
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 540 edits) 13:19, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
I don't think editing an image would give an accurate representation. Also, I had an alert in my test account which I never felt like dissmissing. I will edit HTML to make it look identical. That would be okay, right?
PUNNAMOODU (talk | contribs) 17:31, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
Yeah, I think that would be great ;)
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 540 edits) 17:55, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
I have updated the image. I hope it looks okay.
PUNNAMOODU (talk | contribs) 18:56, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
It looks perfect! :D
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 540 edits) 19:22, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

Horizontal Blocks

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

I agree that it shouldn't get its own article. I remember it being discussed in the early stages of development of 3.0 that horizontal blocks were going to be used instead of vertical blocks on mobile devices but nothing ever came of it... it was never included in any public betas. Keeping in mind that it was only really considered briefly at the start of development and was scrapped later on, I don't think it deserves anything big, perhaps just a few sentences at some point in the article explaining the concept and how nothing ever came of them - they were essentially just an idea. Meow.png
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 540 edits) 18:49, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

How do i delete my wiki account?

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

We don't really have infrastructure for deleting Wiki accounts, but if you like you can simply log out and never use the account again. I'd recommend taking future advice from your "friend" with a grain of salt. :)
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