(Questions cuz im a n00b: answer)
(Violations of Scratchers' Privacy: it's not a violation, and it's necessary)
 
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==Question==
 
==Question==
 
Uh I see you're worried about Hong Kong's future now. Also, how do you create the sidebar? <scratchsig>Congyingzhou</scratchsig> 06:46, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
 
Uh I see you're worried about Hong Kong's future now. Also, how do you create the sidebar? <scratchsig>Congyingzhou</scratchsig> 06:46, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
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: Er, hello? <scratchsig>Congyingzhou</scratchsig> 12:12, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
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::Sorry, missed this! My sidebar can be seen [[User:Kenny2scratch/Sidebar|here]] - I know it's a mess but I don't know how to explain it other than by showing it. Feel free to click edit but don't save.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 04:20, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
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::: Thanks so much! <scratchsig>Congyingzhou</scratchsig> 05:02, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
  
 
== Signature Change  ==
 
== Signature Change  ==
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Hello there! I have seen a lot of people on the Scratch Wiki with custom signuatures and was hoping you could tell me how to do one myself! Do I need a javascript file? or do I need [[User:TheAwesome98/signature|this page here]]? Thanks! <scratchsig>TheAwesome98</scratchsig> 13:15, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
 
Hello there! I have seen a lot of people on the Scratch Wiki with custom signuatures and was hoping you could tell me how to do one myself! Do I need a javascript file? or do I need [[User:TheAwesome98/signature|this page here]]? Thanks! <scratchsig>TheAwesome98</scratchsig> 13:15, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
 
:[[S:GOODSIG]] documents the method you should use for making a custom signature - but keep in mind if you think it's too complicated the default scratchsig is a good fallback :){{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 07:28, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
 
:[[S:GOODSIG]] documents the method you should use for making a custom signature - but keep in mind if you think it's too complicated the default scratchsig is a good fallback :){{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 07:28, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
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== Does Scratch Wiki have a Sandbox? ==
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Hello. I was wondering if the Scratch Wiki has something like Wikipedia's Sandbox whihc is a page for messing around and getting familiar with creating pages!
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<scratchsig>ScratchToolBox</scratchsig> 20:53, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
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:[[S:SANDBOX]] {{e|:)}}{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 05:25, 23 August 2019 (UTC)
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== Ur Bot ==
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um, how do I compress files, ur bot alerted me <scratchsig>Congyingzhou</scratchsig> 12:35, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
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:Go to [https://TinyPNG.com TinyPNG.com] {{e|:)}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 15:29, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
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== Where do you draw the line? ==
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Where do you draw the line for unessesary formating of talk pages. I know a user who's talk page is very anoying and has so much formating to the point that It's ruining the messages,  templates, signatures, etc. Where do you draw the line? (I'm not trying to be mean to this specific user or anything){{User:Ajsya/Siggy}} 02:33, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
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:I'm going to need more context (and better spelling: un<big>n</big>e<big>c</big>es<big>s</big>ary, format<big>t</big>ing, an<big>n</big>oying) than that - I draw the line on a case-by-case basis, and my line may be different from other EWs' lines. If you really don't want to snitch publicly, you can report the latest revision of the talk page concerned (go to history, next to "undo" is "report") and state what you think is excessive, but I think it would be better to just say here.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 07:27, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
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::Okay thanks{{User:Ajsya/Siggy}} 16:30, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
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== Violations of Scratchers' Privacy ==
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Hi! As you know, when a user submits an account request, they input their email. There is no problem with that. However, the problem I have is that those emails show in the account request queue. This feels like a violation of Scratchers' privacy, especially as Experienced Wikians are just normal Scratchers like them. Of course we'll never ''use'' their email addresses for anything non-Scratch Wiki-related, but that's exactly my point. We don't ''need'' to see their email addresses. All emails are handled by the system. Therefore, I don't see why we need to be able to see their emails. It's fine if you can't/don't have time to/don't think it's necessary, but I was wondering, if it isn't too hard too, if you could remove "email" from what we see in the request queue. Again, it's okay if you can't or have other opinions, but I'm just telling you mine. {{e|:)}}<br/>{{User:Bigpuppy/Real Signature}} 16:30, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
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:I agree with this.  {{User:Smileycreations15/sig}} 16:33, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
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::That's not so possible since CA relies on emails and we rely on a bold confirmed symbol, but I can try and wing it if someone sends over a copy of the modified CA.  <br/>{{User:Banana439monkey/sig}} 16:41, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
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:::That makes since.{{User:Ajsya/Siggy}} 18:22, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
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::::(*sense)
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::::Actually, though the English wiki procedure ignores the emails and only requires their confirmation, the Test wiki actually uses emails for when the request is held. Additionally, "Experienced Wikians are just normal Scratchers like them" is not entirely true - on the main site, sure, there is no higher rank than Scratcher besides the Team, but on the Wiki you have been elected to be trusted with this information and, in the rare cases when it's necessary, use it. Besides that, showing the email can help with reviewing the request in the first place - if the email looks like a student email (which frequently can't receive external mail) or looks fake, EWs can then refer the case to a bureaucrat; and that can't be done automatically by the system.
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::::As to the whole "privacy" thing, we make it clear that we collect emails, and it would be foolish not to expect them to be seen. We also cleared our email collection (and viewing) with the ST, during both the transfers to wiki.scratch.mit.edu and to the current domain.
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::::All in all, removing emails is more trouble than it's worth, and worth more than its trouble.{{User:Kenny2scratch/sig}} 02:47, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

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