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Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 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)
Updated the list as the author.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 09:36, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 10:43, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 14:16, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Logging server faults

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

Are You Allowed to Include your ....

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... roblox username on you user page? Roblox users can allow anyone to chat them, not just their friends and so that could be linking un-modded chat.
Dogsmakemehappy (talk | contribs) 20:34, 20 June 2021 (UTC)

I think you've answered your own question. Feel free to report edits that introduce such information (go to page history, and click "report" next to "undo").
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
21:06, 20 June 2021 (UTC)
But Scratch itself does allow Roblox usernames (and links - post:4285551). There is even a forum topic full of people sharing their Roblox usernames: topic:5086
Maximouse (talk | contribs) 16:19, 21 June 2021 (UTC)
Yes, since Roblox has a very strict filter, too strict in many people's opinions (I can confirm this as I am an active player and have been for the last few years), and the private chat deletes messages with only one word filtered, correctly or incorrectly.
garnetluvcookie (talk | contribs) 15:43, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
Adding on to what others have said, "discord" is censored, and users under 13 years of age cannot send or recieve private messages (excluding your automated welcome message and news), and users over 13 years of age can control if everyone, friends or no-one can send them messages. However users of all ages can "friend" each other, and can chat with each other. However, as @garnetluvcookie mentioned, Roblox has a very strict filter so that shouldn't too much of a worry.
TheTrillion's Profile Picture.png  TheTrillion • Talk • 2,597 contributions • Scratch  00:28, 1 September 2021 (UTC)

Please make an article for making the painter's 3D algothrim

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It's so non-laggy and high quality But the worst things are:

1. I can't write an article for it because it's too long to build

2. Even if I was able to make it, I don't know how to make the painter's 3D algothrim

PenguinLover1123 (talk | contribs) 22:18, 25 August 2021 (UTC)

PenguinLover1123 (talk | contribs) 16:24, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
Can you elaborate on what you mean by "painter's 3D algorithm"
ContourLines Logo.png ContourLines [ Talk ~ Contributions ~ Directory ] 10:11, 21 December 2021 (UTC)

Proposal: Create a citation template specifically for archives and web link, maybe running a bot for archiving links

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Hi folks, I've been thinking about the possibility of standardization for more citations. The wiki has {{Cite post}} already, but not an uniform scheme for external links or archives, which could be easily done with a template.

  • As another idea separate from the above, I think that there would be a bot that archives/looks to the archives and puts the archived link into template. That would probably require more extensive and exhaustive work which wouldn't be worth for this wiki, but also would help to not have link rots and keep us off from tedious archiving.

What do you think about it?
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
17:15, 21 November 2021 (UTC)

The Wiki now has (beta) dark theme!

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Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:11, 20 December 2021 (UTC)

Formalizing policy on second person

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Hi everyone,

This Wiki, with a few exceptions, does not allow use of second person in articles. In most cases I agree with this, but I think at some points we reach a point where losing clarity and/or directness to achieve this level of formality. Therefore, I propose that we have a few exceptions:

In think in all of these, it is more important to be clear and direct rather than formal. Especially in the first two categories listed above, it is important that the article speak directly to the user. In the end, the most important goal of the Wiki is to provide information Scratchers need.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:56, 26 December 2021 (UTC)

I think that it is merely a "guideline" which is accepted by the most of community and commonly enforced, but I hesitate from calling it as a "policy" which shall be enforced very strictly on all pages. I mostly agree about de-personification but at least some of the FAQ and how-to pages should be second-person due to their own nature.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
18:21, 26 December 2021 (UTC)
I think this is partially already in effect. S:GUIDES states:
Never use first person ("I", "we", "let's") and avoid second person ("you", "your") as much as possible, unless the entire article is a tutorial, in which case it should still be used sparingly.
S:EC states:
In tutorials, use "you" only when giving instructions to the user. For other content within a tutorial article (such as explaining a concept but not giving direct instructions on how to apply it), follow the rule above and avoid using "you".

In FAQ articles, only use "you" inside the FAQ box - in extra content, refrain from using "you".

That said, I think it may be a good idea to add more direct exceptions along the lines of what you have stated. I agree that we should value providing clear and understandable information over unnecessary formality in most cases. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 08:05, 27 December 2021 (UTC)

Categorizing Redirects

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Categorizing redirects makes them easier for others to find them and such templates would describe the redirects. The meta-template would be:

  • [[:Category:{{{category}}}|{{{1}}}]]: This is a redirect {{{2}}}.

CodeLearnerSai (talk | contribs) 01:46, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

If you just want a list of redirects, we already have that built in to MediaWiki. I also don't really see any benefit to having categories of redirects.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:03, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
I think that categorizing by the reasons of redirects or adding an explanation with a template would be useful to find out what are those redirects and their reasons.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
05:31, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

New page "Bitwise Operators"

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It's not particularly necessary however I feel like a page touching on bitwise operators and their workarounds would be a nice addition to the wiki. I'm not completely sure on the practicality or general use of the page however and I want advice on whether I should try to create it or not. I've noticed a lot of more obscure pages such as heap though I want to know your thoughts. Thanks!

Virus6120 (talk | contribs) 04:39, 17 January 2022 (UTC)

The topic is an interesting one, except how is it directly related to Scratch? The article you mentioned (heap), isn’t “obscure”, as the topic mentioned could be very useful when regarding lists. (there’s even a script you can use provided)
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 14:13, 17 January 2022 (UTC)
@wangat: It needn't to be directly related to Scratch (at least per my interpretation, but there are examples), it can be related to the programming languages or computer science in general for being included in the Scratch Wiki. For example, we have a page for tutorials about different languages, and a separate category for the computer science. Other than that, I actually think that we'd also have a page about pointers, which would be useful (even if it doesn't make sense in Scratch at all).
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
15:34, 17 January 2022 (UTC)
Note: In addition to what I've said before, we already have {{Third-party}} to differentiate what is directly related to Scratch and what isn't.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
15:47, 17 January 2022 (UTC)
That is sort of my line of thinking; I've noticed the Scratch Wiki also hosts general articles about programming that aren't directly related to Scratch. Plus, there are cases where I actually need bitwise operators for algorithms and such (implementing AES encryption in Scratch, don't know why I tried), and I believe they're versatile enough that they would be useful in a lot of cases.
Virus6120 (talk | contribs) 16:33, 17 January 2022 (UTC)
sha2 my guys ;)
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (3,232)) 17:23, 17 January 2022 (UTC)

Next TT

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When will be next Thankful Thursday?
Purvitekriwal (talk | contribs) 10:47, 18 January 2022 (UTC)

According to this, the next TT should've been on December 23rd of last year. I guess jakel181 isn't active to post it (although I'm not sure if any EW/admin can post a TT).
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 14:54, 18 January 2022 (UTC)
Purvitekriwal (talk | contribs) 08:12, 19 January 2022 (UTC)
I think its time for someone to take over the Thankful Thursday job while Jakel181 is not here. It should be a collaboration effort between multiple people with each one hosting a new one each time. It will give a sense of community and will also boost the Thankful part of this.
LokiBlaster-Icon.png LokiBlaster | Talk Page | Contributions 16:12, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
I think that's a good idea, but Jakel181 should be asked first.
Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 17:10, 27 January 2022 (UTC)


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The page [1] has some visual problems. The link "Scratch" in the description is colored very similarly to the background. Also, the wiki logos are on a dark background, which makes some parts unreadable. For example, the "wiki" in the English wiki logo does not have a border, which means it is difficult to see. Also, the Dutch wiki logo has background removal mistakes which are easily seen. Could this page be improved to remove these problems?
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 23:28, 19 January 2022 (UTC)

I agree with you on the first point; the link does seem very similar to the background. I don't think it necessarily needs to be changed, however.
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 15:07, 20 January 2022 (UTC)
I'm not sure what you're seeing, but for me, the header is purple, the link to "Scratch" is blue, and the wiki logos are on a white background. What device are you using?
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 16:55, 20 January 2022 (UTC)
@Wangat Not sure if this is directed to me, but yes, you are correct. They just mean that the blue link looks fairly similar to the purple header.
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 17:15, 20 January 2022 (UTC)
@Filmlover12: I was asking CrazyBoy826, but I suppose it could’ve been for you as well. However, I switched devices to my phone (rather than my laptop) and the page shows up as is described in the OP.
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 17:20, 20 January 2022 (UTC)
This probably happens because I am using dark mode and the website did not specify a background color, so it defaulted to black.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 23:19, 20 January 2022 (UTC)
Adding a background color to the CSS should fix this.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 23:10, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

Encourage users to capitalise the word 'Scratch'

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I have seen several users (mostly newer ones) not capitalising the word 'Scratch' frequently. Although capitalising it comes under using proper spelling, grammar and capitalisation in guidelines, I am suggesting that somewhere on the wiki states that capitalising 'Scratch' is encouraged or emphasised.

The only problem I can think of my suggestion is that is could be considered assisting users making account requests if put in somewhere like the guidelines or account request instructions. Apart from those places, would it be possible to put in the Scratch article that is it spelt with a capital S?

(Despite me being an EW, I think this suggestion needs some feedback from other users)
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 09:11, 30 January 2022 (UTC)

Yeah, support. Although, it should be self explanatory, as in the English language, all proper nouns are supposed to be capitalized (also since Wiki editors should have a good sense of the English language). "Scratch" is, in this case, describing a certain programming language, so it should be capitalized. I don't think it's necessary for us to put a notice in the Scratch article specifically about this, because I doubt that a. article readers will really care, and b. Wiki editors should know this.
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 22:15, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
I somehow missed that topic in the CP but I definitely agree. I think that putting it to S:PRO would make sense rather than an article, and I will edit that page now.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
17:46, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

Add info about Snap! 7.1

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Snap! 7.1 has just been released and it may be a good idea to add info about it. (I don't feel ready to do an edit this big)
SuperMarioHome (talk | contribs) 15:40, 6 February 2022 (UTC)

New Election System Proposal

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Hello! In the most recent Experienced Wikian election, there were only two candidates: myself and Jammum. Due to this, the admins at the time decided not to use Borda count system (in which candidates are ranked from favorite to least favorite), and instead did a more simple way of voting.

Basically, you could vote for either candidate (or, choose not to vote for either) and vote if you approved the candidate(s). If the candidates had 50% or more of a support vote, then they were elected EW.

I feel like this way of voting doesn't pit candidates against eachother and create rivalries over who'll get the higher number of points since voters can abstain from voting for one candidate or the other (or both, I suppose); each candidate is focused more on themselves, rather then their opponent.

To get to my point, I feel like that, if/when the Wiki administration decides to have another election, we should use this new system, not the Borda one, no matter the number of candidates.

Of course, the Borda system does have its ups when there are many candidates; however, I think a mix of the two might be helpful to the administration in the future (possibly requiring all voters to vote for each candidate, and maybe increasing the minimun support percent to 60 or 75%). Any thoughts?
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 22:13, 16 February 2022 (UTC)

The reason we normally have an election using the Borda count system is we want to limit the number of Experienced Wikians, as the more we have the harder it is to coordinate, and the saying goes "too many cooks spoil the broth." We used the confidence system this time because we only had two selected to run (we wanted two), so there was no issue of adding too many. Unfortunately, I think some amount of pitting candidates against each other is inevitable if we want to achieve the result of not having too many EWs. That being said, we are open to potential alternative voting strategies that still ensure we avoid having too many EWs elected (for reference, we usually want two per election).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:57, 17 February 2022 (UTC)
Fair point. :)
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 20:35, 17 February 2022 (UTC)
I have an idea on this topic. Why not have polling system. This is only for 3 and more. In this a person can only vote 2 people. 1 person will be voted 1 who the person wants the second most and 2nd will be voted 2 and it is first preference and as you are electing 1-2 people then count which person has most points will be EW. Through this there are pretty less chances of many people being elected
Purvitekriwal (talk | contribs) 11:09, 18 February 2022 (UTC)

Reference previews

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The reference previews are not displaying for some reason. I remember that when I hovered on a number, it showed the preview for it. Was it changed to not display preferences or I have some settings turned off?
JackyBorderCollie (talk | contribs) 07:55, 18 February 2022 (UTC)

Suggestion: Rule page for welcome templates

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If it is considered necessary, I think a page on rules on custom welcome templates could be created. Some things it could mention include the 5 welcome templates maximum per talk page, that users should think that they know enough about Wiki contributing to state that they can help users on talk pages, and possibly less likely (although covered by the Wiki guidelines as well), using proper spelling and grammar in welcome templates.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 15:19, 18 February 2022 (UTC)

I support this. We already indicate in the userspace policy that only five are allowed, I think it's reasonable to have more fleshed out rules to ensure that these give a fitting welcome to the Wiki.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:46, 18 February 2022 (UTC)
I have some objections.
First of all, I don't think that limiting the amount of welcome templates on the talk page is very helpful, in order to encourage users to edit more, unless requested by the user. While the users definitely should not only limit their contributions with non-mainspace edits for continuously maintaining the wiki, I don't see any harm if users also focuses outside of the mainspace. And, in my opinion, this also keeps the wiki thriving because the people find a reason to check the wiki - and hence not cutting their ties with the wiki.
However, if there'd be a guideline (like how Bigpuppy led about standardizing signatures before) to standardize welcome templates (i.e those shouldn't be too flashy, shouldn't cover the whole page, etc.), or maybe listing some suggestions as common sense (for example not posting too much templates at the same time); then that would be nice indeed.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
18:51, 19 February 2022 (UTC)

Encourage user talk page topics that only say hello to go on Scratch profiles instead

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I think that user talk page topics where users only say hello (except welcome templates and messages) should go on users' Scratch profiles, as I think they are not very Wiki-related, might be a very broad and/or generic topic, and they take a very short amount of time to write.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 10:55, 21 February 2022 (UTC) modified 16:24, 21 February 2022 (UTC)

You are free to do this on your own talk page if you wish, but I personally don't see any problem with messages that simply say "hello." We allow non-wiki-related messages on user talk pages. The Scratch Wiki is a community, and sometimes people in our community wish to greet each other for no reason other than to be friendly. I don't see why they should be required to go to a separate website to be able to do that. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 15:52, 21 February 2022 (UTC)
This talk page contains a long streak of messages (the users who posted them all joined the wiki after I became EW) that only say hello. I think these could be more convenient to the user and keeping the talk page more wiki-related or formal if those messages went on Scratch profiles instead.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 07:56, 24 February 2022 (UTC)
Like bigpuppy said, you can enforce it on your own page, but unless it becomes spammy I see no reason to do it for all talk pages.
78ch3ProfilePic.png 78ch3 : [My talk] | [|Contribs] | [|Main] 02:50, 7 March 2022 (UTC)

April Featured Images

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Hello everyone! It's time to decide on featured images for April. 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 04:55, 1 March 2022 (UTC)

How about this-

File:Tutorial library.png

How about this?
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 17:52, 12 March 2022 (UTC)
Purvitekriwal (talk | contribs) 14:42, 14 March 2022 (UTC)
Yes Updated. I decided to do a sort of "special edition" of the Featured Images this month and showcased three interesting April Fools' jokes from past years on Scratch. That said, I'll reply to my new topic with File:Forever behavior.png and File:Tutorial in project.png so that they are considered next month. (Vdiu: that image was already featured in July 2019. :))
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 19:05, 2 April 2022 (UTC)

Replacing file in Contents

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Another file (File:TOC website.png) can be replaced by the vector version (File:TOC website.svg). The file dimensions will need to be specified and padding needs to be added below to make the image align with the other contents items (test at User:CrazyBoy826/Scratch Wiki Home.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 01:08, 22 January 2022 (UTC)

That image looks much worse than the png, so for the time being replace it with File:TOC website 3.0.png.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 22:05, 22 January 2022 (UTC)
I'd argue the svg looks better, it just also looks more obviously different. I'd say this is probably something that needs discussion, though, so I've moved it here.
Those joining us on the CP: Which of the three images linked above looks better? And is it worth changing?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
00:50, 14 March 2022 (UTC)
I think the File:TOC website 3.0.png looks better
Purvitekriwal (talk | contribs) 11:46, 14 March 2022 (UTC)
I would say that File:TOC website 3.0.png looks better so I would say change it.
Adzboy (talk | contribs) 06:38, 16 March 2022 (UTC)


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Hi, on some pages, like my April Fools Userpage and My Sandbox, using '{{DISPLAYTITLE:''pagename''}}' doesn't work and title remains the same a the link. Can someone tell me why this happens?

The text in DISPLAYTITLE must be the same as the original page name. On your April Fools page, you tried to make the title say "Evil User:Vdiu", which is different than "Scratch Wiki:April Fools/Vdiu".
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 16:42, 18 March 2022 (UTC)
Oh. So DISPLAYTITLE can only be used to format the original title?

Tip of the Day

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The Tip of the Day project was started some time ago. I think it is a very good idea, but not much work has been done on it. It will take a very long time before we have 366 tips (one for each day of the year).

Instead of having that many tips, we can start with the tips we have and randomly post one on Scratch Wiki Home each day. There are already enough tips to start doing this. Having the tips on Scratch Wiki Home will also encourage more editors to add tips. (At User:CrazyBoy826/Scratch Wiki Home, there is a version of the home page with a section for tips.)

Instead of having one tip for each day of the year, we can have a human (or bot) randomly select one of the tips to be posted on the home page (similar to how News works). This will encourage more editors to suggest tips that we can post later.

Thoughts and suggestions?
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 19:10, 20 March 2022 (UTC)

I currently believe this is a good idea as I think it would be a useful addition to the homepage. Just one question, would the tips be related to articles on the Wiki? For example, a tip about using a certain type of block and having a link to that block's page on the Wiki.
Adzboy (talk | contribs) 19:22, 20 March 2022 (UTC)
The tips would have links, but they would not necessarily be related to individual articles. See User:Bigpuppy/Tip of the Day for more information.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 00:17, 21 March 2022 (UTC)
Ah, ok then. Yes Support
Adzboy (talk | contribs) 06:48, 21 March 2022 (UTC)
I think this is a good way to bring back tip of the day without too much extra work Yes Support  
Godslamb (talk | contribs) 15:54, 24 March 2022 (UTC)
Nice idea, I support. There are only 365 days and there are 2 type of tips and also there can be enough tips for 365 days soon but why not start with putting 1 tip for a week? and once we get enough tips we can start with the original plan of a new tip everyday and Bigpuppy itself update the homepage maybe. We can first check all tips in both scratch and scratch wiki tip of the day sections and delete the duplicates. We can use the same tips which display there 1st on the project page.
Purvitekriwal (talk | contribs)
This seems like a great way for Scratchers to learn new (albeit possibly not useful) things. Yes Support
NFlex23's wiki icon.png NFlex23 (Talk106 ContribsScratch) 11:44, 25 March 2022 (UTC)
Yes Support
07:06, 7 May 2022 (UTC)

Part 4 of the welcome tutorial says there is a "Comment" tab while it's really called "New topic"

Yes Resolved (since 03:15, 25 March 2022 (UTC))

This really confused me at first, and since I don't have editing rights on that page, I can't fix it. Here's what it says: "If you're not responding to someone else, but are posting about something new, use the "Comment" tab at the top of the talk page to create a new section, which automatically goes at the bottom of the page." I propose "Comment" be switched with "New topic" to help new wikians such as myself.
NFlex23's wiki icon.png NFlex23 (Talk106 ContribsScratch) 22:11, 24 March 2022 (UTC)

I fixed this and also reworded it to be more clear. Thanks for pointing out this mistake! :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 03:15, 25 March 2022 (UTC)

Scratch Wiki Humor Category

Yes Resolved (since 18:39, 29 March 2022 (UTC))

I want to create a category called Category:Scratch Wiki Humor, which will list all of the humorous pages and files I can find. Is that OK?
EddyTheFox12 (talk | contribs) 11:27, 29 March 2022 (UTC)

Please do not do this. Content on the Wiki needs to be serious, the only exceptions are April Fools pages and one small easter egg. Humorous images are only applicable in userspace or for April Fools' pages, both of which already have their own categories, and similarly for pages userpages don't have their own categories and April Fools' pages already have their own category.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:36, 29 March 2022 (UTC)
Well, that makes sense.
EddyTheFox12 (talk | contribs) 18:39, 29 March 2022 (UTC)

Outdate template

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I found 1 outdated template (Template:Forums). Can I update it?
Purvitekriwal (talk | contribs) 10:38, 31 March 2022 (UTC)

What part of the template would you like to update? Everything looks okay to me.
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 13:09, 31 March 2022 (UTC)
The All about scraych forum in archived forums and a few more forums which no longer exist so I would like to move then to archived forums area.
Purvitekriwal (talk | contribs) 08:32, 1 April 2022 (UTC)
Yes. I see it. My prototype (omitting the noinclude section):

Ideapad-320 (talk | contribs) 18:26, 4 April 2022 (UTC)
I will add it with all about scratch in archived forums section.
Purvitekriwal (talk | contribs) 11:39, 5 April 2022 (UTC)

May Featured Images

Yes Resolved (since 18:41, 1 May 2022 (UTC))

Hello everyone! It's time to decide on featured images for May. 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 19:06, 2 April 2022 (UTC)

File:Cloud_Variable_Creation.png,File:Variable_Monitors.png,File:Comment_3.0.PNG,:File:VectorTools.png are my suggestions.
Ideapad-320 (talk | contribs) 20:15, 2 April 2022 (UTC)
In March, File:Forever behavior.png was suggested by CrazyBoy826 and File:Tutorial in project.png was suggested by Purvitekriwal. I decided to do a "special edition" of the Featured Images in April with different April Fools' Day images from past years. As such, I didn't use these suggestions, but I think they both could be good for May. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 19:08, 2 April 2022 (UTC)
I will try and find some good ones
Adzboy (talk | contribs) 19:18, 2 April 2022 (UTC)
What about File:3.0 Sound Editor.png?
Adzboy (talk | contribs) 19:20, 2 April 2022 (UTC)
Yes Updated
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 18:41, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

The Things To Do Issue(No things to Do)

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The issue is that it links. Community Portal Not Done. And there are a few/no things to do Potential Solutions:

  • Make 2 versions of S:CPND (1 for discussions, 1 for things to do)
  • Make 2 versions of S:CPND (Make Things To Do link to a page that is a list of things to do (possibly transuding/linking serval categories (Pages to Improve, and others).
  • A Things To Do category

Ideapad-320 (talk | contribs)

Dark mode visual editor problem

Yes Resolved (since 17:10, 3 April 2022 (UTC))

Yes Done Gonna post this as well as in the forums, because the portal in the forums has too much spam. So anyway, using the dark mode theme and the visual editor makes some text un-readable. Since I'm not experienced with posting images here, I will link my forum post with a screenshot in it. Forum topic
-gr (talk | contribs) 23:59, 2 April 2022 (UTC)

Thanks for finding an issue, but this was already mentioned in #The_Wiki_now_has_(beta)_dark_theme!
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 00:10, 3 April 2022 (UTC)
-gr (talk | contribs) 17:10, 3 April 2022 (UTC)

Should I make a page about wrgsfhwbxvb?

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I know gibberish is considered not related to scratch, but this is a username of the first person to join scratch. So technically this is related to scratch. But the other question is that is being the first to join scratch an exception of users with pages that don't have wiki accounts?
Mr-Argon (talk | contribs) 17:37, 3 April 2022 (UTC)Mr-Argon

wrgsfhwbxvb is mentioned in other articles, but I do not think it is notable enough to have its own separate article.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 18:02, 3 April 2022 (UTC)

Impossible to preview scratch blocks syntax

Yes Resolved (since April 2022)

It is impossible to preview scratch blocks syntax. For example, when I edit the page, I do not see scratch blocks turned into scratch blocks.

when gf clicked

All I see is "when gf clicked" until I exit editing mode. I just see raw syntax.
Ideapad-320 (talk | contribs) 00:44, 4 April 2022 (UTC)

Hi, I believe this has been brought up previously and, as far as I can tell it can be fixed by having the page refresh when you enter preview mode. The option to have the page refresh when entering preview mode can be found in your preferences at the bottom of the "Edit" section.
Adzboy (talk | contribs) 06:48, 4 April 2022 (UTC)
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  13:31, 4 April 2022 (UTC)

Pages to Create

Yes Resolved (since 07:27, 6 April 2022 (UTC))

I try and create pages that will help everyone, but all of mine keep getting deleted because the Wiki does not need the pages I need. Are there any pages that need creating?
Helloheart (talk | contribs) 01:17, 6 April 2022 (UTC)

Take a look around, if you think there are any large blank gaps then feel free to create a page to fill them. Make sure the title is grammatically correct and you follow the Wiki editing guidelines.
Adzboy (talk | contribs) 07:27, 6 April 2022 (UTC)

Is it possible to use Wikimedia Commons images?

Yes Resolved (since 16:12, 8 April 2022 (UTC))

Is it possible to use Wikimedia Commons images? Or should I reupload them to the scratch wiki?
29590234_18x18.png Ideapad-320 | Talk | Contribs | Scratch 15:59, 8 April 2022 (UTC)

They need to be reuploaded. However, (with a few exceptions) WM Commons images are licensed under CC licenses so you can upload them here with appropriate credit given to the original uploader.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:12, 8 April 2022 (UTC)

Scratch blocks in wiki?

Yes Resolved (since 12:36, 9 April 2022 (UTC))

Hello im new, I just wonder how to put scratch blocks in a wiki topic?
RandomCocconut (talk | contribs) 12:30, 9 April 2022 (UTC))

You can find an article on it here
Adzboy (talk | contribs) 12:36, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

Small question

Yes Resolved (since 01:43, 11 April 2022 (UTC))

As we can use html, can I use website widgets in my profile page?
RandomCocconut (talk | contribs) 18:41, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

I doubt it, but I think if it were a whitelisted domain, it would be fine... Get more confirmation from a staff though.
-unsigned comment by 12944qwerty (talk | contribs)
You can only use a limited subset of HTML. My guess is that the widget you want to use requires a <img /> or <iframe /> tag, neither of which is available in MediaWiki.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:43, 11 April 2022 (UTC)

Correct name for new article

Yes Resolved (since 22:04, 11 April 2022 (UTC))

I'm thinking about making a article about workarounds for rejected blocks. What should it be called?
29590234_18x18.png Ideapad-320 | Talk | Contribs | Scratch 18:41, 11 April 2022 (UTC)

I don't think an article is needed specifically for this purpose. We can just as easily add a section or a small paragraph for each rejected block.
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  21:22, 11 April 2022 (UTC)
The already existing article about block workarounds is the best option. Don't create a new article.
Dhuls's Wiki Icon.png Dhuls (Talk|883 Contributions|Scratch) 21:24, 11 April 2022 (UTC)
We already have that here. However please make sure only to put the most commonly suggested ideas.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:04, 11 April 2022 (UTC)

A postmortem on the censor outage

Yes Resolved (since 21:28, 13 April 2022 (UTC))

Hi everyone,

As many of you are aware, there was an outage in the censor yesterday allowing people to post inappropriate comments and create inappropriate accounts. I just wanted to share my thoughts related to the Wiki on it (I have plenty of other thoughts as to what happened within the Scratch community and the Scratch Team's response, but that's for another time and place). Also, these generally represent my own thoughts and necessarily official policy.

First, in terms of when we documented this: I and the other EW+ didn't make any sort of public announcement, but as soon as I saw this was happening I started keeping a close eye on recent changes since I didn't us want to publicize a glitch that had a major potential (and actual) impact, as this likely would have led to people either trying to "test" the filter, or worse, actively abusing it and posting inappropriate comments. However once the Scratch Team had undertaken the appropriate mitigations until they could fix it (i.e. disabling comments) I created the article since there was no longer potential for abuse, and a section was independently added to the Censor article around the same time by another editor. In terms of this I think we handled the situation pretty well, and going forwards should follow a similar policy: don't document safety/security issues where it is obvious how to abuse them until appropriate mitigations are in place (this is unofficial Wiki policy and I think we should consider making this official).

Second, in terms of how we documented this: we did the best with what we had. Of course, the Scratch Team deleted a number of forum posts for various reasons (again, I am not commenting on that), so in my edits I made sure to include the relevant quote when referencing these forum posts and I saw other editors did the same thing. Going forwards, if a forum post seems likely to be deleted, please make sure to include the actual quote and not just the link. Again, everyone did a pretty good job of this.

Third, in terms of creating a separate article: I think for rapidly unfolding events (only other one I can think of in recent memory is the Question Mark Glitch), as kenny2scratch stated on the talk page, we should generally make them their own page at the time and then once the dust has settled consider whether or not they should remain their own articles. This keeps the inevitable disruption caused by a large number of edits in quick succession by many editors as more information becomes available limited to one article and avoids disruption to other articles. For now it's its own article, but the dust seems mostly to have settled so if you have thoughts as to whether or not it should remain its own article or just be a section in Censor, please explain your thoughts the talk page.

Finally, a new template was created by ahmetlii: {{Current}}. This can be used to indicate rapidly unfolding events. I don't think it will be used that much (there are very few cases of "breaking news" on Scratch) but it's good to have around and we should use that in any future situations where new information is constantly coming to light or the situation could easily change at a moment's notice.

So, in all, I think we as a community handled the situation pretty well on the Wiki. Thank you everyone who helped out, and if more information becomes available please add it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:28, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

I agree on your first point, it is probably a good idea to refrain from documenting safety/security issues where it is obvious how to abuse them as that could encourage users to come close to or break the community guidelines which could get them banned and/or cause a security/privacy issue.
Adzboy (talk | contribs) 19:50, 14 April 2022 (UTC)
I have made some changes to wordings of the template in my sandbox. If it is ok can you add the same there as well(just the changed words as I changed a bit of code by mistake as well.
Purvitekriwal (talk | contribs) 12:50, 15 April 2022 (UTC)
Possibly add a magic word for last update if that's possible.
29590234_18x18.png Ideapad-320 | Talk | Contribs | Scratch 19:47, 15 April 2022 (UTC)

Tutorial box on dark theme is hard to read

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I think the tutorial box is hard to read on dark theme because it is gray-on-white. See my image: Screenshot 2022-04-14 9.34.23 AM.png I would like to see it either:

  • The tutorial box is darker, OR
  • The text is darker.

Just something to consider about dark theme :-)
Lovecodeabc Links: talk (new topic) | contribs (711) | directory 13:45, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

I have noticed this problem too
Adzboy (talk | contribs) 17:08, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

Any way to contact a Scratch Wiki administrator privately?

Yes Resolved (since 22:04, 14 April 2022 (UTC))

I'd like a revision of my userpage to be deleted. PPL Icon.gif ♥PrincessPandaLover Talk | Contributions | Scratch Account 21:42, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

A report option does exist for revisions of pages, you could use that.
Dhuls's Wiki Icon.png Dhuls (Talk|883 Contributions|Scratch) 21:45, 14 April 2022 (UTC)
Yes, in this case please report the revision you want deleted. You can find the report button by opening the diff.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:04, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

scratch is down!

Yes Resolved (since 21:46, 19 April 2022 (UTC))

i assume it was something to do with the userbar. but i dont actually know. its in maintenance mode.
Mrrecordman (talk | contribs) 15:40, 19 April 2022 (UTC)

there was some really weird topic on the forum that said scratch should shut down becuase of low security (dont quote me)
Xenon-dev-group (talk | contribs) 15:52, 19 April 2022 (UTC)
i had no idea. also i editid some of yourpost to fix a spelling error.
Mrrecordman (talk | contribs) 15:55, 19 April 2022 (UTC)
Does this need to be on the CP? It doesn't seem like a big enough event to make an article for.
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 15:58, 19 April 2022 (UTC)
Mrrecordman please don't edit other people's posts. I have changed it back to what it was before.
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 16:02, 19 April 2022 (UTC)
but i cant talk on scratch or access it
Xenon-dev-group (talk | contribs) 16:19, 19 April 2022 (UTC)
Maintenance Mode doesn't mention any specific events other than the page being updated, so this is probably too minor to be mentioned (unless it goes on for longer).
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 16:39, 19 April 2022 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Uh, scratch is no longer down, I can access it!
GAMS2 (talk | contribs) 16:50, 19 April 2022 (UTC)

Scratch Outage on 19 April 2022 was already created. it could be merged with maintenance Mode.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 16:55, 19 April 2022 (UTC)
In the past we haven't created articles on site outages. If there were a very large scale one (like a day or more) or it otherwise had a major impact it may be worth creating one in that case, but since this outage was only a few hours and didn't really cause any major upheaval, I don't think it's worth documenting. For some comparison, the reason the filterbot outage was documented was because it did have a major impact considering the amount of inappropriate usernames and comments and such that came in a short amount of time.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:46, 19 April 2022 (UTC)

Formatting Issue

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I had made a template called {{User:Vdiu/UserpageLogo}} and when I used it on my wiki profile, the formatting extended to all the text under the template. How do I make the formatting only stay within the template?

To fix this, you need to close HTML tags. For example, if there is a <span> tag, it needs to have a corresponding </span> tag.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 14:40, 20 April 2022 (UTC)
Where do I put the span Tags?
09:35, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

Wikipedia link template

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Many pages would benefit from a visible box with a link to Wikipedia articles. This would be similar to wikipedia:Template:Wiktionary, which has a box on the right with a link. For example, Solving Exponents could have a link to wikipedia:Exponent. Is this a good idea?
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 23:32, 20 April 2022 (UTC)

Maybe, as long as the article can actually benefit from having it.
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 05:28, 21 April 2022 (UTC)
I think it really depends on the article and the corresponding Wikipedia article. The pages we use it on would have to benefit from the addition for it to be useful.
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 16:52, 24 April 2022 (UTC)

Is it fine to add in a post not from a ST member?

Yes Resolved (since an unknown date)

I'm a new editor so I'm still getting to know the Scratch Wiki. I have gone through the Welcome tutorial already. I saw an article about variables and a section had a "citation needed" footnote. I searched for a reference and I spotted a forum post that proved the point. However, it wasn't by a Scratch Team member. Would it be okay to link it or do I need a more reliable source? https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/post/993562/ is the post. Thanks! (Sorry if I made this too long!)

Ham19-01-2011 (talk | contribs) 09:46, 21 April 2022 (UTC)

It's fine to cite a post by a non Scratch Team member.
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 14:28, 21 April 2022 (UTC)
Thanks! I'll keep that in mind!
Ham19-01-2011 (talk | contribs) 09:56, 22 April 2022 (UTC)
There is actually no limit.
29590234_18x18.png Ideapad-320 | Talk | Contribs | Scratch 13:56, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

Should I create this article?

Yes Resolved (since an unknown date)

I was thinking of creating an article about the blurry block glitch. I read the guidelines for creating an article and it said that you should only create a new article about a bug or glitch if it was extremely prominent. Additionally, it also mentioned that it should be a section in the article of the feature if it was not prominent. I am not entirely sure if this is prominent, or if I should include this in the "blocks" page or not.
Ham19-01-2011 (talk | contribs) 17:48, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

There was a section about it in the Scratch Bugs article, but it was removed. There's a discussion about readding it here.
Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 20:34, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

How to link to a category

Yes Resolved (since 22:24, 25 April 2022 (UTC))

Im working on a post here about categories and I need to refrance specific categories. How can I link to a category without categorizing the page?
29590234_18x18.png Ideapad-320 | Talk | Contribs | Scratch 18:34, 25 April 2022 (UTC)

[[:Category:<category name>]] (add a colon before "Category".)
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 22:24, 25 April 2022 (UTC)

Should we remove the current front page curator from the list of future ones?

Yes Resolved (since 17:14, 30 April 2022 (UTC))

In this article: List of front page curators, the current front page curator(FollowCherryBlossom) is mentioned in the 'Current Front Page Curator' section, as well as the 'Future Front Page Curators' section. As they are no longer going to be curator in the future, should they be removed from that section?
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 15:04, 26 April 2022 (UTC)

Yes, I think so.
Purvitekriwal (talk | contribs) 08:11, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
Yes Done I updated the list. The current curator should not be listed on the future curator page.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 17:14, 30 April 2022 (UTC)

June Featured Images

Yes Resolved (since 02:42, 4 June 2022 (UTC))

Hello everyone! It's time to decide on featured images for June. 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 18:42, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

I'll have a look around and see if there's any good ones.
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 19:06, 1 May 2022 (UTC)
What about File:ScratchCatJr.png?
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 19:13, 1 May 2022 (UTC)
How about File:Name_Bar.png? Or File:SeeInsideButton.png?
caption kccuber(talk:: operators)(userpage:: extension)(scratch:: sensing)(contribs:: motion) 02:29, 3 May 2022 (UTC)
Yes Updated
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 02:42, 4 June 2022 (UTC)

Oh no

I accidentally remove to much on the April fools page for costume, when I was just trying to remove a template. Please revert this.
Petaldancer66 (talk | contribs)

I fixed the edit. To undo an edit, you can go to the page history and click "undo".
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 23:36, 1 May 2022 (UTC)
As CrazyBoy826 stated. You can revert edits by going to edit history for that page and selecting "Undo" on the edit you want to revert.
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 07:06, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

Abuse filter not working

The abuse filter that stops users from uploading images without a category does not seem to be working, as a user uploaded an image without putting on a category.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 22:38, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

Odd, doesn't the ignore warnings button let you do that? I've never actually used it so I don't know how it works.
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 08:06, 7 May 2022 (UTC)
The ignore warning button does not ignore this edit filter. The filter seems to be working now, but earlier today, 3 non-EWs somehow uploaded files without any comment.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 01:19, 8 May 2022 (UTC)
I'm not quite sure what's going on there then.
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 05:47, 8 May 2022 (UTC)

No talk page

Yes Resolved (since 04:14, 7 May 2022 (UTC))

Why is there no talk page on the page Scrolling_with_Listswhen there is the stub template?
Bluepig600 Logo.gif Bluepig600(Talk - Contributes) 03:34, 7 May 2022 (UTC)

Articles may not have talk pages because no one has started a discussion yet. If a talk page does not exist, feel free to create it.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 04:14, 7 May 2022 (UTC)
Okay thank you.
Bluepig600 Logo.gif Bluepig600(Talk - Contributes) 21:20, 7 May 2022 (UTC)

Can I put in Consider Collabs?

Yes Resolved (since an unknown date)

May I add in some stuff to the List of Controversial Topics on Scratch related to TurboWarp noticing that the Scratch Team may or may not fix the unshared projects bug, and that campaign I created to stop it (aka Consider Collabs), or does that count as self-promo? It's beginning to take off with over 1000+ views in one day.
Minikiwigeek2 (talk | contribs) 15:42, 8 May 2022 (UTC)

You are proberbly OK to write sections not about your movement, but for your movement, have someone else write it or at least check over it.
29590234_18x18.png Ideapad-320 | Talk | Contribs | Scratch 15:50, 9 May 2022 (UTC)
Personally, I think that the section should be about the unshared project bug fix in general. I don't think that one topic, even one that's that popular, is notable enough for its own section.
Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 16:57, 9 May 2022 (UTC)
Alright everyone, thanks for the help! i actually put in the section before all of you replied, so ill adjust things accordingly.
Minikiwigeek2 (talk | contribs) 17:46, 9 May 2022 (UTC)
So I removed the considercollabs bit and just made it in general.
-unsigned comment by Minikiwigeek2 (talk | contribs)

All tutorials?

In the scripting tutorial section with 129 or 128 tutorials in it, I noticed a tutorial on making a tycoon game isn't on the scripting tutorial category and I'm not talking about with a gubo on it I mean the updated list of tutorials so anyway I can have a list of every single scratch wiki tutorial without 1 missing?

TonGames (talk | contribs) 20:43, 12 May 2022 (UTC)TonGames
TonGames (talk | contribs) 20:43, 12 May 2022 (UTC)

Tycoon Projects is categorized as a project type. However, most of it is a tutorial, so that part could be split into a new article.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 22:22, 12 May 2022 (UTC)

Respect my privacy

I've "quit" scratch per say, and I haven't been active here since mid-to-late 2019 and I've completely moved to YouTube. The problem is that my Minecraft account shares the same name as my Scratch one, so if somebody Googles old Minecraft name (that I will change), they will see my old stuff that I find embarrassing. I would like if you:

  1. Removed my Wiki stuff from search engine results
  2. Reverted all of my edits
  3. Change my name to "Deleted User" on the wiki
  4. Remove my user & talk pages
  5. Remove all mentions of me from the site

Thank you.
Wfd7logo.png Whatsfordinner77|💬Talk|🔧Contribs|🐱Scratch 06:23, 24 May 2022 (UTC)

As far as I know, it might be impossible to remove almost everything about you on this wiki, and username renames here can only be done if the corresponding Scratch account has had its name changed on Scratch by the Scratch Team (under very limited circumstances, which I do not think can be done for your case)
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 06:29, 24 May 2022 (UTC)
I'm sorry that you find your time here embarrassing. However, let me show you why each of your requests are at least somewhat impossible:
  1. In general, we do not control search engine results. It is possible to exclude specific pages from search engine indexing by using the __NOINDEX__ magic word on each page; if you want to do that to your userpages, you can, but we will not allow you to put it on every page you've ever edited, as it is in the Wiki's interest that they are indexed.
  2. Your edits are contributions to the corpus of knowledge that is the Wiki. Reverting all of them would be widely destructive and therefore tantamount to vandalism.
  3. Wiki username changes reflect main-site username changes. Unless the Scratch Team changes your Scratch username to "Deleted_User", this will not happen. (That username is also too generic, especially since account deletion does exist on Scratch.)
  4. You can place a {{delete}} on your userpage if it matters that much. However, deleting or blanking your user talk page would be a violation of userspace of all the people who have posts on it; unless in the latter case you archive the blanked topics somewhere, but that would defeat your purpose.
  5. "All mentions" can be interpreted in increasingly extreme ways, but assuming you mean remove your name from both page content and history, that is much the same as "revert all of [your] edits" and is impossible for the same reasons.
Side note: If EU/UK law applies to you and you wish to exercise your GDPR right to account deletion, you can find contact info for that purpose in our Privacy Policy. However, note that even in that case, the content of your edits (which may include your name) cannot be removed as it is protected under a reuse-permitted license; all we can do is scrub you from the metadata.
This is how it's been for pretty much ever, minus some small developments (renaming users is new). Sorry there isn't really much more we can do.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
06:59, 24 May 2022 (UTC)

Installing the Math extension?

Yes Resolved (since 16:17, 17 June 2022 (UTC))

I think the Math Extension would be very helpful for displaying formulas, Especially for complex formulas. It allows math formulas to be displayed like written out on paper, not using the condensed-onto-one-line notation.
29590234_18x18.png Ideapad-320 | Talk | Contribs | Scratch 19:40, 26 May 2022 (UTC)

Could you please give a few examples of articles where this would be useful?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:08, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
How_to_Use_Complex_Numbers_in_Scratch, List_of_Mathematical_Functions_Done_in_Scratch, Trigonometry, Using_Vectors, and many more pages in Category:Math Tutorials
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 22:12, 26 May 2022 (UTC)
I'm installing this on the staging wiki to see if it will work ok with SWS and our custom extensions.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:19, 27 May 2022 (UTC)
Good idea
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 20:54, 27 May 2022 (UTC)
After some testing on my local installation and staging to make sure it doesn't interfere with the skin or any other extensions, I have confirmed that this works. The math extension is now installed, and you can see an example in my sandbox. Please let me know if you have any issues.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:17, 17 June 2022 (UTC)
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 17:30, 17 June 2022 (UTC)

English privacy policy

Currently, the wiki's privacy policy is in German, which is great for people who speak German!
Unfortunately, I, along with many other people, don't speak German well, if at all. As a result of this, I'm proposing that we translate, for informational purposes, the privacy policy to English (and other languages) for non-German speakers. Where there is translation discrepancy/contradiction in a court of law, the German version shall govern, and as a result it will remain legally binding (and I would suggest such a disclaimer that goes along the lines of "The German version is legally binding. Any translations into other languages are for informational purposes only, and in the event of a conflict between the German version and the version in any other language, solely the text of the German version shall govern."). I'm sure a party will disclose that non-German speaking users can use Google translate to translate the policy but it's far from perfect (I would add more examples but the ones I did find were somewhat profane), and meaning gets drastically lost, and in a more severe manner than translation (to the point where, possibly, the entire document differs entirely to the original).
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (3,232)) 17:47, 28 May 2022 (UTC)

Yes, that would definitely be useful. I also can't speak German, only English and a bit of a few other languages so this would be useful.
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 19:30, 28 May 2022 (UTC)
i cant speak german. i only speak english. so this would definutley be useful
Mrrecordman (talk | contribs) 09:13, 1 June 2022 (UTC)

Community Portal Not Done is very large

The Community Portal Not Done page is very big (240,679 bytes.)(I do not know if that is too big) We could make some discussions subpages. Here are the biggest topics: We need your help: Apply for getting "International Scratch Wiki Coach":45,702 bytes Relax S:NOSP even more:45,553 bytes I could not find anything else nearly that big.
29590234_18x18.png Ideapad-320 | Talk | Contribs | Scratch 00:40, 29 May 2022 (UTC)

The Not Done page is very long, but I don't think putting the discussions on subpages would benefit the page. It is easy enough to edit, as there are edit buttons on every section, and placing discussions on separate pages would make it harder for users to reply. (also, separating discussions would not reduce page load times)
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 02:06, 29 May 2022 (UTC)

Here's a Scratch Wiki Example Project!


Here is a project that you can use in example images without giving credit. Enjoy!

Minikiwigeek2 (talk | contribs) 23:50, 29 May 2022 (UTC)

Good idea, but I think we already have one.
Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 00:32, 30 May 2022 (UTC)
Minikiwigeek2 (talk | contribs) 00:37, 30 May 2022 (UTC)

How do I center files?

Hi! So, I am creating my user page, and I am trying to upload my Scratch profile picture to my user page. I figured it out, and the wonderful wiki let me put my profile picture there! =D Then, I noticed it was a little to the right. I saved my changes to my user page so you could see what I mean. Can someone please tell me how to center it? Whoever's helping me has permission to edit my user page so they can center it for me. :) Thanks and have a wonderful day! :D
MadelynGH (talk | contribs) 22:16, 30 May 2022 (UTC)

I've centred it for you. Feel free to change it or undo the edit if you want to. You can look in the edit history to see what I did.
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 10:01, 31 May 2022 (UTC)
It works like this:[[File:Gobo.svg|center]] will output

Hope this helps!
IviedwallUserIcon (circle).png -iviedwall-  talk contributions 🐱   09:16, 3 July 2022 (UTC)

Template anonymous parameters don't work if they contain inline css

I just noticed that template arguments don't work with inline css. But i ran into an issue: Inline css makes the parameter act like it was not set. Here is the that is the parameter:<div style="color:red">Red Text</div>. And it works! The output is

Red Text

But as soon as I put a template around it:{{scratchwikiframe|title|<div style="color:red">Red Text</div>}}


The text does not work! Removing the style makes the expected result, but without the styling
(code:{{scratchwikiframe|title|<div>Text</div>}}) resulting in


It does work if you use number = before the parameter:
{{scratchwikiframe|title|2=<div style="color:red">Red Text</div>}}

Red Text

Can someone please explain?
29590234_18x18.png Ideapad-320 | Talk | Contribs | Scratch 16:43, 1 June 2022 (UTC)

July Featured Images

Yes Resolved (since 22:36, 1 July 2022 (UTC))

Hello everyone! It's time to decide on featured images for July. 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 02:43, 4 June 2022 (UTC)

How about File:Scratch 3.0 Project Page.png?
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 17:58, 4 June 2022 (UTC)
Yes Updated. @CrazyBoy826—unfortunately, that image has already been featured in the past. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 22:36, 1 July 2022 (UTC)

Possible new TOC Design (or just better way to have multiple columns)

I have made a (possible) new design using scratchwikiframe. Or we can just use the new grid css so it uses the entire width. You can View them here and here.
29590234_18x18.png Ideapad-320 | Talk | Contribs | Scratch 00:11, 8 June 2022 (UTC)


 Unresolved (see all...)

Hi, I've just made a Welcome Template so I was wondering - how do you know when a new wikian joins?

14:10, 23 June 2022 (UTC)

Check recent changes or the user creation log.
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 15:40, 23 June 2022 (UTC)
Where are those?
Recent Changes and New users. In addition, please remember to sign your posts with 4 tiles ~~~~ in future.
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 16:12, 23 June 2022 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I've made the template and stuff, but there is one glitch - the border envelops all other posts under it. Can someone look at the Welcome Template and tell me the glitch?

11:01, 28 June 2022 (UTC)

ScratchBlocks4 - how to add Russian blocks

I administer educational wiki site digida.mgpu.ru and try to use ScratchBlocks4 extension for my students. It work nicely, but only in English. When I try to add $wgScratchBlocks4Langs = ['Ru', 'rus']; it doesn't work - may be i must use different letters. Thank you!

There is source of my knowledge how to use ScratchBlocks https://github.com/InternationalScratchWiki/mw-ScratchBlocks4

Patarakin (talk | contribs) 06:48, 26 June 2022 (UTC)

@Patarakin: Did you try $wgScratchBlocks4Langs = ['ru'];, rather than writing it with a capital letter? It should work.
Note that you probably also need to translate the block syntax from English to Russian in case it doesn't work (because it will not be directly translated by the software from what I know. This tool is handy for translation.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
07:16, 26 June 2022 (UTC)
@Ahmetlii - thanks a lot! It really help me
Patarakin (talk | contribs) 12:57, 26 June 2022 (UTC)

Unresolved and Resolved

 Unresolved (see all...)

Lots of people forget to put the {{unresolved}} template when they make a new post. I suggest that the unresolved template should be put automatically when a user makes a new post. Edit- I forgot to put the template too XD

I believe there's no way to implement that without a bot. I am concerned that there would be many edgecases that the bot would have to handle, but it's not impossible. Whether it would benefit the wiki enough is open to discussion.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
23:39, 26 June 2022 (UTC)
PS: Don't remove time while signing the post.
I don't think this is a task worth automating for the reasons ahmetlii said. As the person who would likely be implementing and maintaining this, I am concerned about all the possible ways this could fail with minimal benefit to the Wiki.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:37, 27 June 2022 (UTC)

Custom Signature

Yes Resolved (since 18:43, 28 June 2022 (UTC))

The Custom Signatures article is confusing and hard to understand. Can I make a simplified version (with only the major points) titled as 'Scratch Wiki:Custom Signatures (Simplified)'?

12:45, 27 June 2022 (UTC)

All the rules are there for a reason, and having a simplified version would both have the rules in two different places (meaning they may conflict with each other) and may miss important rules. What part of it is unclear to you?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:36, 27 June 2022 (UTC)
Right now the article has lots of text which is not part of the tutorial. Also, it is written without line gaps in between so it looks very cramped. It was so cramped that I even missed a point while creating my sig.
02:39, 28 June 2022 (UTC)
That page is more than just a tutorial, it is also a list of rules and an explanation of custom signatures. It is also standard practice to list in bullet points like that. Ultimately contributing to the Wiki requires reading and understanding the rules.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:43, 28 June 2022 (UTC)
10:21, 29 June 2022 (UTC)

August Featured Images

Yes Resolved (since 23:26, 2 August 2022 (UTC))

Hello everyone! It's time to decide on featured images for August. 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 22:36, 1 July 2022 (UTC)

How about advanced colour palette?
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 08:02, 3 July 2022 (UTC)
How about File:A studio.png?
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 03:43, 11 July 2022 (UTC)
How about File:Scratch 14Feb04.png?
link:User:Starhero5697 Starhero5697 Talk 224 Contributions and counting Scratch Profile 05:09, 12 July 2022 (UTC)
How about File:Movement.png or File:Editing A Post.PNG?
02:05, 31 July 2022 (UTC)
Yes Updated
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 23:26, 2 August 2022 (UTC)

Problem with list of curators article.

In this article, the list of future curators is out of date. Past curators are still being shown on this list. As of today, two past curators and the current curator are still shown. I have raised this issue before, and it has been fixed but it looks like it is a recurring problem.
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 16:40, 10 July 2022 (UTC)

I have now updated the list of future curators on its page, but I cannot update the full list. Is it protected? Perhaps a bot could auto update this list otherwise it will be forgotten.
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 16:46, 10 July 2022 (UTC)
Sorry, I made a mistake in my previous post. The list is updated by bots but the sub-page(Sorry if that's not the correct term) has to still be updated by users.
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 16:49, 10 July 2022 (UTC)
@jvvg is the owner, sole manager, and host (in a RPi) of the bot, WikiMonitor, that is designated to properly update pages. On any inquiries, problems, dysfunction and bug reports; please contact with the aforementioned user. There's nothing much that the rest of Wiki can do.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
22:00, 10 July 2022 (UTC)
The list if past curators is automatically updated, but the list of future curators isn't and it isn't really possible to do so since it's not just reading a bit of JSON from the API endpoint for front page data. The most I would be able to do is remove the current curator from that list when they become curators, but we would still need humans to refresh it with new ones.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:58, 12 July 2022 (UTC)

Outdated Featured Image

Yes Resolved (since 17:33, 12 July 2022 (UTC))

The last image on the Featured Images tab is an outdated version of the variable readouts. It has a small slider as in the slider readout in 2020, but it has been updated to another design, like in this picture. I hope someone can replace the old variable readouts file with the new one above. Updated variable readouts.png
IviedwallUserIcon (circle).png -iviedwall-  talk contributions 🐱   01:14, 11 July 2022 (UTC)

You're right. I've sent a message to Jammum on his talk page.
05:11, 11 July 2022 (UTC)
The design of the slider depends on the browser, not Scratch: it looked like that in Firefox on Windows before the Proton redesign. Even though it's technically outdated, I don't think it's necessary to replace the image because it isn't an intentional change made by the Scratch Team.
Maximouse (talk | contribs) 15:36, 11 July 2022 (UTC)
Maybe, it might be beneficial to replace it though as it seems like most people have it like File:Updated variable readouts.png rather than the other one. Then again, maybe not
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 15:59, 11 July 2022 (UTC)
Although the appearance of the slider depends on which browser you're using, jvvg and I checked the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari, and they all seem to show circles (albeit different-looking circles). So, we decided to change the image. Thank you for pointing this out! :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 17:33, 12 July 2022 (UTC)

How do you update a image?

Yes Resolved (since 05:29, 13 July 2022 (UTC))

File:Variable_readouts.png should be merged with File:Updated_variable_readouts.png . The old image is outdated. It's a previous version.

06:06, 11 July 2022 (UTC)

Just upload the new one to the old one and place the delete template on the new one. There is no merge function that I know of. Also, please use internal links when linking to files eg: File:UserIconAdzboy.png
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 06:17, 11 July 2022 (UTC)
But I can't overwrite that file. I guess it's protected from overwriting because it's featured ig
IviedwallUserIcon (circle).png -iviedwall-  talk contributions 🐱   07:11, 11 July 2022 (UTC)
Correct, you will have to wait for it to be unprotected on the 1st of August.
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 14:53, 11 July 2022 (UTC)
Right, but what matters more is that the featured image is outdated...
16:17, 11 July 2022 (UTC)
Looks like bigpuppy did it :)
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 05:29, 13 July 2022 (UTC)

Forum Bug: Timestamp and user not showing in the "last post" section

Yes Resolved (since 04:50, 13 July 2022 (UTC))

A recent bug was found on the discuss forums that the date, time, and the last user who posted on a topic is not showing. Here's the detailed forum topic: https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/617118/ Should we create an article about this?
IviedwallUserIcon (circle).png -iviedwall-  talk contributions 🐱   03:18, 12 July 2022 (UTC)

I've seen it come up every once in a while in the past. I don't think it's a notable enough bug for its own article (happens very rarely, impact is very minor, and doesn't otherwise play any significant role in Scratch culture). It may deserve a mention in another article, but even if it does, it would just be something very brief.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:20, 12 July 2022 (UTC)
Thanks for the notice. I'll mark this as resolved then.
IviedwallUserIcon (circle).png -iviedwall-  talk contributions 🐱   04:50, 13 July 2022 (UTC)

The current logo on the scratch wiki homepage's resolution is low. Apart from that, the scratch cat in that image is acutally a old one and there are no outlines for his body parts. I suggest it should be replaced with this:
TOC website image.svg
This image is a almost exact copy of File:TOC_website.png, exept it's resolution is higher. If you zoom in the old one, you see lots of pixels but if you zoom in this one there are no pixels seen. Also, the Scratch Cat outlines are seen, making it more sharp and detailed.
My suggestion is to replace the old one with this.

08:45, 14 July 2022 (UTC)

I still prefer the current one though, just make the current one have a higher resolution.
link:User:Starhero5697 Starhero5697 Talk 224 Contributions and counting Scratch Profile 03:08, 15 July 2022 (UTC)
I like this logo better, because it's design is more modern. The shading on the current Scratch Wiki logo looks unnatural on the glode and the cat in my opinion.
IviedwallUserIcon (circle).png -iviedwall-  talk contributions 🐱   04:31, 15 July 2022 (UTC)
@Starhero5697, there are no outlines in the current one. This one shows the outlines bolder. Also, I'm not the only ome who has attempted to make the logo better. CrazyBoy826 has also made a logo for the wiki.
04:55, 15 July 2022 (UTC)
I agree, we could do with these improvements to the image. I think something like the SVG image you just showed us would be better.
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 05:36, 15 July 2022 (UTC)
Should we use this or this? I think we should use this because it is closer to the current image. The other one has a different globe in the background.
06:17, 15 July 2022 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────I think the one you uploaded (This one) is best.
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 16:08, 15 July 2022 (UTC)

I think none of these but a higher resolution of the current one as it is the logo of the wiki not of scratch. or atleast keep the logo just like the current jigsaw puzzle and just change the scratch cat face and also make the resolution higher because you need to change the side bar as well.
Purvitekriwal (talk | contribs) 05:28, 16 July 2022 (UTC)
For some reason I like the second one better, but the first one looks more professional.
link:User:Starhero5697 Starhero5697 Talk 224 Contributions and counting Scratch Profile 06:21, 16 July 2022 (UTC)
Purvitekriwal, we aren't talking about the Scratch Wiki logo. We're talking about the one in the left box in the Table of Contents.
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 07:49, 16 July 2022 (UTC)
I have updated the image. Please let me know if anything looks off.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:24, 19 July 2022 (UTC)
First, the Scratch Cat's mouth looks unnatural because its outline thickness is lower than the other outlines, and it is slightly tilted. Second, Scratch Cat has thick outlines, but the globe doesn't even have outlines at all, which makes the image looks inconsistent and drawn by two different people. Honestly, I liked the older one.
IviedwallUserIcon (circle).png -iviedwall-  talk contributions 🐱   04:07, 20 July 2022 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @jvvg, the TOC image is not only on the front page. It is also on these pages:
Scratch Wiki:Table of Contents/Forum Categories
Scratch Wiki:Table of Contents/Forum Categories/1.4
Scratch Wiki:Table of Contents/Forum General
Scratch Wiki:Table of Contents/Forums
Scratch Wiki:Table of Contents/Front Page
Scratch Wiki:Table of Contents/Front Page/1.4

Scratch Wiki:Table of Contents/Website General

10:53, 22 July 2022 (UTC)

@-iviedwall-, the old one's outlines look even more unnatural, this one looks slightly more natural.
link:User:Starhero5697 Starhero5697 Talk 224 Contributions and counting Scratch Profile 10:53, 25 July 2022 (UTC)
I have fixed the Scratch Cat's mouth.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 23:02, 27 July 2022 (UTC)
Looks good!
link:User:Starhero5697 Starhero5697 Talk 224 Contributions and counting Scratch Profile 06:59, 29 July 2022 (UTC)
I removed the old image's usage on every page excpet for the User namespace. I feel like this problem is resolved.
IviedwallUserIcon (circle).png -iviedwall-  talk contributions 🐱   11:43, 1 August 2022 (UTC)
@starhero5697 I kinda agree with you now.
IviedwallUserIcon (circle).png -iviedwall-  talk contributions 🐱   11:43, 1 August 2022 (UTC)


Yes Resolved (since 16:12, 15 July 2022 (UTC))

I've forgotten my wiki account password. How do I retrieve it?

10:48, 15 July 2022 (UTC)

If you have given your email address you can use it for a password reset.
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 14:56, 15 July 2022 (UTC)
Alternatively, you can use Special:ScratchPasswordReset.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:29, 15 July 2022 (UTC)

Rate limiter for New Wikians is now live

Hi everyone,

In order to reduce the potential for vandalism, I have built a new extension for the Wiki that allows rate-limiting page edits and moves. As of right now, the only limit is that New Wikians are limited to one edit per 180 seconds. Please let me know if there are any issues or if anyone is limited when they aren't supposed to be.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:49, 18 July 2022 (UTC)

This could possibly be good to avoid vandalism. Thanks for creating this!
link:User:Starhero5697 Starhero5697 Talk 224 Contributions and counting Scratch Profile 19:37, 18 July 2022 (UTC)
I saw this a few hours ago. Good to see it's running now.
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 20:17, 18 July 2022 (UTC)
Nice feature! This will be a great helper with finding and blocking vandals in time. However, if a user has vandalized once (or twice), we can increase this limit to 1 edit per 5 minutes.
IviedwallUserIcon (circle).png -iviedwall-  talk contributions 🐱   05:27, 19 July 2022 (UTC)
Nice idea!
CZ2746NE (talk | contribs) 13:03, 19 July 2022 (UTC)

How do I link to category pages?

Yes Resolved (since 05:49, 20 July 2022 (UTC))

When you use [[Category:Foo]] on a page, it only adds that page to the category "Foo" instead of linking to the page. Are there any methods to link to a category page without adding the page to the category? Because I've been working on my welcome template and want it to link to a category of pages with ref/syntax errors and stub pages.
IviedwallUserIcon (circle).png -iviedwall-  talk contributions 🐱   02:33, 20 July 2022 (UTC)

Place a colon before the word category. For example: Category:Scratch Culture
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 05:15, 20 July 2022 (UTC)
Thanks! :D
IviedwallUserIcon (circle).png -iviedwall-  talk contributions 🐱   05:49, 20 July 2022 (UTC)


Yes Resolved (since 16:15, 26 July 2022 (UTC))

Template:E is protected but its documentation is not. Can an Experienced Wikian please protect it? If anyone vandalizes the documentation the Template is practically useless.

16:12, 26 July 2022 (UTC)

Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:15, 26 July 2022 (UTC)

Who can edit Special pages?

Yes Resolved (since since 13:56, 27 July 2022 (UTC))

Also, if special pages can be edited, is anyone allowed to add anything to them?

16:30, 26 July 2022 (UTC)

Special pages can't be edited like regular pages. Their contents are defined in code. Most of them are pages that come in the MediaWiki core, but some of them come as part of extensions (for example, Special:RequestAccount, with the code defined here). For those the only way to "edit" them is to change the code of the extension. The one thing that can be edited for special pages on the Wiki is the text, where users with permission to edit interface text (I believe currently administrators and bureaucrats) can edit them.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:37, 26 July 2022 (UTC)
Oh. Ok, but are you allowed to ask admins/bureaucrats to edit your contribs page? Would they be allowed to add anything to that?
15:57, 27 July 2022 (UTC)
We cannot edit a contribs page, other than the interface text (which would change it for everyone) and censoring revisions, which we only do if they violate the guidelines.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:14, 27 July 2022 (UTC)

Is there anyway to make sure the link address doesn't preview?

Yes Resolved (since 11:42, 1 August 2022 (UTC))

Like if I want to send someone to a rickroll page, but there is the name 'RickRoll' in the page, is there anyway to hide it?

15:26, 28 July 2022 (UTC)

Do you mean hiding via Wikitext? Here is a workaround for that: [[Rickroll|Definitely Not A Rickroll]] The output is: Definitely Not A Rickroll
However, if the registered user has link preview enabled there's no way for hiding additional info obtained via previewing. You can use a workaround via Template:Plain link, i.e. just put the HTTPS link on browser so they can't preview that.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
16:58, 28 July 2022 (UTC)
No, I mean hiding the link toggle. Eg, when you link to Definitely Not A Rickroll and hover over the link, you see that the URL says https://en.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Rickroll. My question is, is there any way to hide that?
12:38, 29 July 2022 (UTC)
Maybe you can create another page with this: #REDIRECT [[yt:dQw4w9WgXcQ]] and then link to that page. Remember to create it under your userspace :)
IviedwallUserIcon (circle).png -iviedwall-  talk contributions 🐱   13:33, 30 July 2022 (UTC)
Ok. That works. Thanks!
11:42, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

Am I aloud to make a Wiki about my comic?

So I have a comic (Based of Warrior Cats) and I would like to make a Wiki about some of the characters and what is the comic about. Am I aloud to do that?
-unsigned comment by Xy_- (talk | contribs)

This would fall under user-generated content (any content about content created by Scratch users), and would be deleted if a page is created about it. However, you can put content about it in your userspace (which is any page starting with User:your username then a forward slash), where it is not part of the actual wiki.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 08:37, 29 July 2022 (UTC)
Yes, you could do that, but you will have to make it under your userspace. So your link will be 'User:Xy_-/[Name of your comic]/[name of the page]'.Eg, User:Xy_-/Warrior Cats/Main Character
Note Note: Remember to sign your posts with four tildes(~~~~)in the future :)

12:47, 29 July 2022 (UTC)

Certain Users do not have a userpage

Yes Resolved (since 10:25, 30 July 2022 (UTC))

Why? One example is User Xy_- (talk | contribs). His userpage-link is a redlink but he has a talk page and a contribs page.

12:50, 29 July 2022 (UTC)

User pages are not automatically created when a user joins, unlike talk pages (the contributions pages are automatically updated). Users whose userpages are red links (do not exist) have not decided to create one yet.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 13:44, 29 July 2022 (UTC)
Ok. One more question on the same topic- Is having a userpage mandatory?
13:53, 29 July 2022 (UTC)
No, having a userpage is not mandatory.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:28, 29 July 2022 (UTC)

How do you round to the nearest year?

Yes Resolved (since 14:09, 30 July 2022 (UTC))

How do you round to a year? Suppose I want to have the count for how many years I've been on scratch.
If I use {{#expr:{{CURRENTYEAR}} - 2020}}, it shows the year count as 2 regardless of the month count. If the month count is 1, it will shows 2. That is well and good but if the month count is 11, it still shows 2. Is there any way to round this so if the month count is 6 or above it shows 3?

10:51, 30 July 2022 (UTC)

There's a way. Do {{#expr:{{CURRENTYEAR}} - 2020{{#ifexpr:{{CURRENTMONTH1}}>5|+1|}}}} and you get 3.
IviedwallUserIcon (circle).png -iviedwall-  talk contributions 🐱   13:42, 30 July 2022 (UTC)
Ok. Thanks!
14:09, 30 July 2022 (UTC)

Give the navigation box, tools box and for editors box the position: fixed; property

This would help a lot. For example, if I'm at the bottom of the community portal, I have to scroll all the way up to purge it. But is the boxes had the position: fixed; property they would stay in one place.

02:44, 31 July 2022 (UTC)

I agree that this should be added. It's really annoying having to scroll all the way up.
link:User:Starhero5697 Starhero5697 Talk 224 Contributions and counting Scratch Profile 11:23, 31 July 2022 (UTC)
I agree, this would make navigation more convenient. Now this isn't implemented yet, so you have to add this:
.left {
    position: sticky; /* Sticky is better than fixed because it doesn't overlap the footer ig */
    top: 0;
into your CSS page. Hope this helps.
IviedwallUserIcon (circle).png -iviedwall-  talk contributions 🐱   03:34, 1 August 2022 (UTC)
Oh. That works pretty well, but I still think it should be set as a default as not many people (Me, as a example) know what a CSS page is.
11:56, 1 August 2022 (UTC)
Btw, I found the page for Wiki CSS: MediaWiki:Common.css
IviedwallUserIcon (circle).png -iviedwall-  talk contributions 🐱   09:14, 5 August 2022 (UTC)

Am I allowed to make a April Fools signature?

Yes Resolved (since 11:43, 1 August 2022 (UTC))

02:50, 31 July 2022 (UTC)

By 'April Fools' signature, do you mean a fake version of your signature for AF pages, a variant of your signature that only shows on either AF pages or April 1st or something else related to your signature and April Fools?
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 09:23, 31 July 2022 (UTC)
I will assume it is allowed because the list of disallowed April Fools pages doesn't include pages which are signatures, but I might be wrong.
link:User:Starhero5697 Starhero5697 Talk 224 Contributions and counting Scratch Profile 11:25, 31 July 2022 (UTC)
@Jammum, I mean my signature turning into a April Fools version on april 1st.
14:05, 31 July 2022 (UTC)
There is no official rule yet, but I would recommend against it, in case April Fools signatures could confuse users, be considered unnecessary (as it would only be used for one day) and signature guidelines might have to be violated to convey jokes.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 14:43, 31 July 2022 (UTC)
11:43, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

Is there a way to count the number of times a page has been viewed?

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Suppose, there is a rick roll page and I want to count the number of times it has been seen. How do I do that?

02:53, 31 July 2022 (UTC)

I know the test Wiki shows that at the bottom of the page. I don't think that's in effect on this Wiki though. Look at the small text at the bottom of test:User:Adzboy.
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 08:43, 31 July 2022 (UTC)
Weirdly enough, there's no way to count pageviews for the English Wiki but it is totally possible to count with magic word in Test Wiki. The difference can also be seen from their respective Special:Version pages, where the Test wiki has "numberofpageviews" parameter in Parser function hooks (used for magic words) whereas the English wiki doesn't. So {{NUMBEROFPAGEVIEWS}} is a totally valid way to display view count in the Test wiki but not in English wiki.
I guess it has to do with the fact that the Test wiki displaying view count at the bottom of pages, but more investigation is required about why does that happen in Test wiki-only, even though they're at the same shared server and sharing almost same codebase. I guess it is because of an extension but I need to verify my thesis. Will look at it tomorrow.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
17:57, 31 July 2022 (UTC)
Apparently the English Wiki used to have {{NUMBEROFVIEWS}}, but it was removed.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,221 edits | Scratch 19:05, 31 July 2022 (UTC)
(Edit conflict with CrazyBoy826) Looks like Test wiki has HitCounters extension which adds back the magic word removed in 1.25. A relevant extension is PageViewInfo, which gives out a fancier interface. Any requests for installation of extensions should probably go to here, not Admin Requests (the task isn't simple, nor does something that admins can do. only bcrats with ftp access - i.e. server backend access - can do that), but I've also privately informed some bcrats as well.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
19:15, 31 July 2022 (UTC)
@CrazyBoy, do you have any idea of what the content of the template was?
11:47, 1 August 2022 (UTC)
@Vdiu: While their syntax is similar to those of templates, they are not triggered by a template - they're called as magic words, which are embedded in software itself for triggering the software directly via creating hooks. Think like directing lights into a solar panel with a button you have pressed in, on which in turn solar panel would give out electricity as feedback. So, it's not really possible to create them via templates, they can be only done with extensions.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
20:50, 3 August 2022 (UTC)

Add Smirk Emoji to Template E

Yes Resolved (since 15:47, 1 August 2022 (UTC))

This is the link to the Smirk template I made- User:Vdiu/Template:Smirk

12:15, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

The emojis in that template are Scratch emojis and BBCode emojis in the forums only. There is no Smirk Emoji on Scratch and the forums, so this probably wouldn't be added.
link:User:Starhero5697 Starhero5697 Talk 224 Contributions and counting Scratch Profile 12:24, 1 August 2022 (UTC)
Yeah, in general we only add emojis from Scratch.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:47, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

New Wikian Status

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If you look at your user rights, you see 'New Wikian' and then your true status. This is true for wangat as well, even though he is a EW. Why does this happen?

15:34, 2 August 2022 (UTC)

This is because the Wikian status is dynamically applied when checking permissions. See Scratch Wiki:Wikians#Number in Group for a bit more info.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:47, 2 August 2022 (UTC)

Updating file to different format

Yes Resolved (since 02:29, 3 August 2022 (UTC))

I want to update File:VdiuLogo.svg to File:VdiuLogo.png but it won't let me because the file format is different. Is there a way to update a file to a different format?

16:44, 2 August 2022 (UTC)

You need to create a new file and make sure the image you're uploading is a format that matches the file extension.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:48, 2 August 2022 (UTC)
Well, never mind. I converted it to svg and used it.
02:28, 3 August 2022 (UTC)

September Featured Images

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Hello everyone! It's time to decide on featured images for September. If you have any suggestions, please leave them below. Please also include an explanation for why you think the image(s) that you suggest should be featured.

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 23:26, 2 August 2022 (UTC)

Cool! I'll have a look around :)
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 12:33, 3 August 2022 (UTC)
How about File:Direction selector.png or File:Account settings.png?
UserIconAdzboy.png AdzboyTalkContributionsScratch Profile 12:35, 3 August 2022 (UTC)
How 'bout File:SDS list.png?
link:User:Starhero5697 Starhero5697 Talk 224 Contributions and counting Scratch Profile 13:12, 3 August 2022 (UTC)
Special:Random/File can also be used to find files.
How about File:BitmapTools 2.0.png, File:1.0 motion.png or File:Featured Studios.png?
15:36, 3 August 2022 (UTC)
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