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Please start with Interwiki

I just want to remember you of our wish, to start with Interwiki between this english Scratch-Wiki and our german language DACH-Scratch-Wiki, see here and here: We started in 02/2012 and - if you can see here - the DACH-Scratch-Wiki already contains >380 qualified german articles, that are mostly connected to the coresponding english articles, but sadly only in one direction, from German to English and not backwards (Until now we use the so called "Servicekasten" at the end of most german artikles for both: To Link to the cresponing english artikle and for annautomated generated string to copy&paste a link to this artikle in the forum in correct BBCode. Who could help to estblish real Interwiki? -
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 15:12, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

I can do reasonable French translations, but sorry, no German. If you ever make it to French, give me a message. :)
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 16:24, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
I don't speak german, but you could go to the german language forum on the Scratch Forums
Coinman (talk | contribs) 16:28, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
No - I did not ask for help with the german wiki - we have the german scratch community to build and enlarge it. I was asking for help to establish a method for linking the english and the german wiki by Interwiki like it is established standard in Wikipedia. This could only be done by the admins... -
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 20:56, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Will this thread end like the last time, when the german speaking Scratch community asked for Interwiki here some months ago? Some of you sayed "that would be very good" but no responsible person answered and after some waiting the suggestion was achived without any substantiable reaktion...That's not realy motivating for the german speaking scratch community...Does anybody know what to do? -
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 07:46, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

We're actually waiting for the bureaucrats to discuss this and come up with a response, I believe. Apologies for the wait.
Veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 15:50, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
I really like the idea and I want to make something happen, but I can't without JSO's approval, and he hasn't really responded to many of my messages lately - so blame him.
Lucario621 (talk | contribs) 20:36, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Scratch Store

There's a page on the current website called "Scratch Store", but we're not planning on making an equivalent page on our new website. Would you guys like to create one? Here's the current one: http://info.scratch.mit.edu/Scratch_Store

I'm not sure it should be called "Scratch Store" - maybe 'Books about Scratch' for the books, and 'Scratch extensions' for the picoboard / wedo? In any case, if anyone'd like to go for it and make a page, that'd be great!
Lightnin (talk | contribs) 14:51, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

Cool idea Lightnin! What do you think would be the best way to organize the pages? Should they be somewhat like normal articles, with a section image, and short paragraph for each item? Or something more similar to what is on the current "Scratch Store" page?
Lucario621 (talk | contribs) 22:41, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
The only problem I see is that, with little idea of the exact plans for the new website, it will be difficult to match the style/color scheme; if one of us makes a page, won't it look out of place?
MoreGamesNow (talk | contribs) 23:49, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
I think just one page will suffice. I can help, I'm great with HTML5/CSS. :)
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 10:57, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
I'd love to help, if needed. :)
ProgrammingFreak (talk | contribs) 19:09, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
Scratch Store? Scratch Extension?
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 17:09, 29 September 2012 (UTC)
Ah, so we do already have a Scratch Store article. It would probably be most clear if we included everything on one page (although we would still keep our specific pages about the PicoBoard and LEGO WeDo). However, the article could definitely use some improvement (like adding pictures and organizing things better). :)
Lucario621 (talk | contribs) 20:27, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
Ok, that sounds ok. How about adding thumbnails for this new book (and the rest of the books about Scratch) http://nostarch.com/scratch
Lightnin (talk | contribs) 19:37, 1 October 2012 (UTC)
OK, I've updated the Scratch Store page. It looks mostly like the current one on the info.scratch.mit.edu page, although we can certainly make changes. It also includes the additional book that Lightnin mentioned. :)
Lucario621 (talk | contribs) 02:37, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

"on one of his/her projects" Link

On the Main Page, the line should be like this.

"on one of his/her projects."

The link would lead to their user page.
Joletole (talk | contribs) 12:42, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

That's a cool idea, but I don't think it's really necessary. If somebody really wants to see the user's projects, they can find it themselves on the website. We generally want to put more emphasis on the projects the Scratcher is curating more than the Scratcher themselves. This reminds me of how in the early curator days, instead of a "Learn more" link, there was a link to the curator's user page, making more viewers go to the curator's page than the projects being curated. It was removed for this very reason; so I think it would be best to do the same on the wiki. :)
Lucario621 (talk | contribs) 22:28, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

Requests for Help

This isn't a question, but I'd like you all to know that if your user page disappears you can ask me on my discussion page to recreate it and you can recustomize it.
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 00:43, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Pierre_10_10's page has not been created by that user yet. It wasn't deleted, he just didn't create it yet. Also, I am sure everybody knows how to undo an edit on this wiki, so sorry, but we don't need your help. Edit on!
Joletole (talk | contribs) 19:21, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Scratch 2.0 beta testing

Shouldn't the fact that Scratch 2.0 has entered beta testing be on the news section here?
Technoboy10 (talk | contribs) 15:25, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Actually, I just realized that they still call the prototype site alpha.
Technoboy10 (talk | contribs) 15:32, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

sinh, etc.

I've posted this, but nobody is responding. For "List of Mathematical Functions Done in Scratch", there is a section on sinh, cosh, tanh, coth, sech, and csch. A lot of them seem to have this expression: e^x - e^x. Noticing that this cancels out and is basically a redundant way of writing zero, I looked it up, and believe there should be a "negative x" where one of the "positive x's" are. I already changed the top two, but would like confirmation before continuing.
MoreGamesNow (talk | contribs) 00:17, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Good point! I had a go at fixing them based on the Wikipedia article; if someone could check my scripts/formulas, that'd be great. I'll check them myself once I find my maths textbook... :P
Blob8108 (talk | contribs) 08:12, 1 October 2012 (UTC)
Now we have the opposite problem. In stead of (x-x) we have (x+ (-x)) (which is essentially the same thing, but all the equations that seemed to make sense now seem redundant and all the ones that were redundant now seem to make sense). I don't know much of anything about this, but it doesn't seem right :/
MoreGamesNow (talk | contribs) 17:51, 1 October 2012 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that's right, if you check the linked Wikipedia article. e^(-x) means 1/(e^x), which is definitely not the same as e^x — so they don't cancel in the same way that e^x - e^x does (which is clearly wrong!). I think it's fine :)
Blob8108 (talk | contribs) 18:38, 1 October 2012 (UTC)
Oops, you're right. Anyway, thanks for fixing it :)
MoreGamesNow (talk | contribs) 19:46, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

New curator

There is a new curator, someone needs to update the news.
Coinman (talk | contribs) 22:30, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Dun.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 07:10, 2 October 2012 (UTC)