Revision as of 02:39, 22 November 2019 by 12944qwerty (talk | contribs) (What Page Should We Make?: sure)

What Page Should We Make?

The main point of the Scratch Wiki Adventure is to teach new Wikians the basics of the Scratch Wiki. The best way to teach this in an interactive environment is by creating sub user pages that they can edit (this is how it works on Wikipedia). Pages might look something like User:USERNAME/SWA/PAGE. To teach the editing part, we should make an example page. On Wikipedia, users create the page Earth. What do you think we should make for here? Maybe Scratch?
54329 (talk | contribs) 17:52, 21 November 2019 (UTC)

While, first we should come up with a theme, I personal had a hard time following the outer space themed story on the real TWA. Maybe we can just have Pico/Scratch Cat, etc. to guide them though the Adventure, it would be more comfortable if the characters are already familiar to new wikians. Also I really don't know of any way to make the automatic pages load seamlessly on the scratch wiki right now, We could probably do something clever with common.js but I wouldn't recommend that since it could infer with actual editing, we could also try preloads, asking the user to add something to their personal common.js or look at some extensions or create our own extension.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 18:32, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
That makes sense. I think having Scratch Cat lead the adventure would be best. Perhaps have Gobo's friends be the user(s) that you talk to (work on the page with). I personally would prefer using common.js, but I get that it could be an issue. I'll take a look at some of the extensions.
54329 (talk | contribs) 18:52, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
Common.js could work, but that may not work for many new wikians, especially younger ones. If we have to ask them to work with common.js, they may get very confused. However, a simple sprite is a nice idea.
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  22:36, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
Maybe a preload that they click on and comment on the preload to tell them to click save changes.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 23:25, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
But would they be learning anything if they're just accepting a preload? They're not doing things themselves....
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  01:34, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I think it'd be fine having them accept a preload. That's how Wikipedia does it. We could have a multiple choice with examples of different edits and have one option direct them to a "good" message and the others to a "try again" message.
54329 (talk | contribs) 02:34, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

Yeah, I guess that would make sense.
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  02:39, 22 November 2019 (UTC)