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[[File:Welcoming Committee.png|thumb|The Welcoming Committee logo.]]
 
[[File:Welcoming Committee.png|thumb|The Welcoming Committee logo.]]
The '''Welcoming Committee''' (commonly abbreviated '''SWC''' or '''WCS''') is a program that was created to help welcome [[New Scratcher Status|New Scratchers]] to the [[website]], and help them out with any questions they might have. [[Scratcher]]s can join the committee by creating a welcoming project and submitting it for review to the [http://scratch.mit.edu/studios/4276585/ Welcoming Committee project submissions studio].
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The '''Welcoming Committee''' (commonly abbreviated '''SWC''' or '''WC''') is a program that was created to help welcome [[New Scratcher Status|New Scratchers]] to the [[website]], and help them out with any questions they might have. [[Scratcher]]s can join the committee by creating a welcoming [[project]] and submitting it for review to the [http://scratch.mit.edu/studios/4276585/ Welcoming Committee project submissions studio].
  
==History==
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== History ==
The Welcoming Committee was created in August 2012.<ref>{{Forum Archive|104699}}</ref> The intention was to show [[New Scratcher]]s a "connect" link on their [[My Stuff]] page. This led to a random "Welcome to Scratch" project.
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The Welcoming Committee was created in August 2012.<ref>[[ar-topic:104699]]</ref> The intention was to show New Scratchers a "connect" link on their [[My Stuff]] page. This led to a random "Welcome to Scratch" project.
  
 
== How it Works ==
 
== How it Works ==
When a Scratcher creates a project welcoming new Scratchers, they can add it to the submission studio. A Welcoming Committee curator will view the project and give suggestions for changes until it's ready for the main studio. This is sometimes known as the "review process." Once the project is accepted, the creator is a member of the Scratch Welcoming Committee. New Scratchers cannot submit projects. When the Welcoming Committee curators review projects, they check for if the user is a Scratcher or not. If the user submitting their project isn't a Scratcher, they will be told that they can't submit it now and that they can always re-submit their project once they get the Scratcher rank.
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When a Scratcher creates a project welcoming new Scratchers, they can add it to the submission studio. A Welcoming Committee curator will view the project and give suggestions for changes until it's ready for the main studio. This is sometimes known as the "review process." Once the project is accepted, the creator is a member of the Scratch Welcoming Committee. New Scratchers cannot submit projects. When the Welcoming Committee curators review projects, they check to see if the user is a Scratcher or not. If the user submitting their project isn't a Scratcher, they will be told that they can't submit it now and that they can always re-submit their project once they get the Scratcher rank.
  
Members of the Welcoming Committee are expected to help, greet and answer questions that new members might have in their welcoming projects' comments, they can also help, welcome and answer new users' questions in the Welcoming Committee studio's comments. Users don't have to be members of the studio to help out in the comments, though, anybody can answer comments in the studio voluntarily.
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Members of the Welcoming Committee are expected to help, greet, and answer questions that new members might have in their welcoming projects' comments, they can also help, welcome, and answer new users' questions in the Welcoming Committee studio's comments. Users don't have to be members of the studio to help out in the comments, though. Anybody can answer comments in the studio voluntarily.
  
 
[[File:Welcome Userpage.png|300px|thumb|The three links on the front page]]
 
[[File:Welcome Userpage.png|300px|thumb|The three links on the front page]]
When a user [[Creating an Account|registers]], they'll see three links the [[Front Page]] in their "What's Happening" section. The first link goes to the project editor with some tips on the side on getting started in the program. The second link goes to the [http://scratch.mit.edu/info/starter_projects/ starter projects] made by the Scratch Team. The last link, "Connect with Other Scratchers", links to the Welcoming Committee studio. This is shown until the user uploads his/her first [[project]].
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When a user [[Creating an Account|registers]], they'll see three links the [[Front Page]] in their "What's Happening" section. The first link goes to the project editor with some tips on the side on getting started in the program. The second link goes to the [http://scratch.mit.edu/info/starter_projects/ starter projects] made by the Scratch Team. The last link, "Connect with Other Scratchers", links to the Welcoming Committee studio. This is shown until the user uploads his/her first project.
  
When the studio was first introduced in Scratch 1.4, the links were displayed on a user's [[Profile Page (1.4)|My Stuff]] page, and were only present for users with odd ID numbers.<ref>{{Forum Archive|104699}}</ref>
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When the studio was first introduced in Scratch 1.4, the links were displayed on a user's [[Profile Page (1.4)|My Stuff]] page, and were only present for users with odd ID numbers.<ref>[[ar-topic:104699]]</ref>
  
==How to Join==
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=== The Project Reviewing Team ===
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The Project Reviewing Team is a group of trusted members of the Scratch Community who assist the Welcoming Committee curators by reviewing projects submitted to the Project Submissions Studio. They help the project creators fulfill the [[How to Join the Welcoming Committee|guidelines]], and ensure that the project is ready to be added to the Welcoming Committee studio. Once the projects are ready, they are added to the [https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/5965402 Completed Projects] studio. A curator will then check the project over, before adding it to the Main Studio.
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== How to Join ==
 
{{main|How to Join the Welcoming Committee}}
 
{{main|How to Join the Welcoming Committee}}
 
To join, a Scratcher must make a project to welcome new Scratchers. Then they must submit their project by adding their project to the Welcoming Committee project submission studio.
 
To join, a Scratcher must make a project to welcome new Scratchers. Then they must submit their project by adding their project to the Welcoming Committee project submission studio.
  
==Curation==
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== Curation ==
 
{{main|Welcoming Committee Curator}}
 
{{main|Welcoming Committee Curator}}
 
When a Scratcher submits a project, the Welcoming Committee curators review their project. If it meets the requirements, they will add it to the studio.
 
When a Scratcher submits a project, the Welcoming Committee curators review their project. If it meets the requirements, they will add it to the studio.
  
Current Curators include:<ref>https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/146521/curators/</ref>
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=== Current Curators ===
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* gobo (Controlled by the [[Scratch Team]])
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* scmb1 ([[Scratch Team]] Member)
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* P110
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* LiFaytheGoblin (then-[[Scratch Team]] Member)
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* cheddargirl ([[Scratch Team]] Member)
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* ricarose ([[Scratch Team]] Member)
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* chacharosie8888
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* ItchyCatIII
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* ceebee ([[Scratch Team]] Member)
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* makethebrainhappy
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* Sandstorm5
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* jakel181
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* RonTheNerd
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* Ninja-Super-Girl
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* oriquack
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* NilsTheBest
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=== Past Curators ===
  
*gobo (Controlled by the [[Scratch Team]])
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* Xx_DeathPetal_xX
*scmb1 ([[Scratch Team]] Member)
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* dolphingirl36
*P110
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* EH7meow
*LiFaytheGoblin ([[Scratch Team]] Member)
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* Hamish752
*cheddargirl ([[Scratch Team]] Member)
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* alpacabun
*ricarose ([[Scratch Team]] Member)
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* Really_A
*EH7meow
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* Denciethepenguin
*dolphingirl36
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* -Cherri-
*CrazyNimbus
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* CrazyNimbus
*chacharosie8888
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* abstract-
*Hamish752
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* purplewolves
*Denciethepenguin
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* asqwde
*Abstract-
 
*-Cherri-
 
*ItchyCatIII
 
*Xx_DeathPetal_xX
 
*ceebee ([[Scratch Team]] Member)
 
  
 
== Welcoming Committee Forum ==
 
== Welcoming Committee Forum ==
 
The Welcoming Committee has a private forum that only curators can see, this forum is pictured below.
 
The Welcoming Committee has a private forum that only curators can see, this forum is pictured below.
<div style="margin-left:15%">[[File: SWC Forum.JPG|500px|]]</div>
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<div style="margin-left:15%">[[File:SWC Forum.JPG|500px]]</div>
 
<br>The Welcoming Committee Curators use this forum for many necessary tasks that include:
 
<br>The Welcoming Committee Curators use this forum for many necessary tasks that include:
{{quote|...to improve the review system and to coordinate reviews, as well as to easily exchange resources for curators.|LiFaytheGoblin, [[Scratch Team]] member<ref>[[Talk:Welcoming_Committee#Private Forum]]</ref>}}
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{{quote|...to improve the review system and to coordinate reviews, as well as to easily exchange resources for curators.|LiFaytheGoblin, [[Scratch Team]] member<ref>[[Talk:Welcoming Committee#Private Forum]]</ref>}}
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== Project Submissions Studio ==
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[[File:Project submissions.png|thumb|The Project Submissions logo.]]
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On 13th November 2017, a new studio was created called Project Submissions - Welcoming Committee. An announcement was also posted in the [[Announcements (forum)|announcment forum]]        [[topic:276539|here.]]This studio was designed to make the review process more organized. All welcoming committee curators and reviewers would manage this studio.
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== Reviewing Welcoming Committee Studio ==
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[[File:Welcoming Committee Review Studio.png|thumb|The Reviewing Studio Logo.]]
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This studio was set up to allow Welcoming Committee curators and reviewers to see which projects are currently in the review process. When a project is put in the submissions studio, if the user has the Scratcher status, the curator should remove it from the submissions studio and add it to the reviewing studio. This would allow more organization and the review process to go more quickly and smoothly.
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Each individual curator and reviewer typically have their own reviewing studio as well. This helps keep the reviewing process organized and allows them to see which projects they are currently reviewing.
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== Completed Projects Studio ==
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[[File:Completed Projects Studio Logo - Welcoming Committee.png|200px|thumb|The Completed Projects Studio Logo]]
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This studio was set up to allow members of the Project Reviewing Team to add projects that they have successfully reviewed into one consolidated location, thereby reducing the possibility of projects getting lost in the comments on curator's profiles. Projects are removed from this studio once they have been added to the main Welcoming Committee studio.
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== Info Welcoming Committee Studio ==
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[[File:Welcoming Committee Info Studio.png|thumb|The Info Studio Logo]]
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This studio allows all Scratchers to find out more about the welcoming committee. It contains several projects that give information on the welcoming committee. The projects include:
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* [https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/225831940/ Welcoming Committee members guide]
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* [https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/173009685/ How to join the welcoming committee]
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* [https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/235607171/ How to help in the submissions studio]
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* [https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/248541127/ Welcoming Committee FAQ]
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* [https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/272735328/ How we choose Welcoming Committee Curators]
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
*[[New Scratcher Status]]
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* [[How to Curate the Welcoming Committee]]
*[[Scratch Helper Groups]]
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* [[How to Join the Welcoming Committee]]
*[[How to Curate the Welcoming Committee]]
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* [[New Scratcher Status]]
*[[Welcoming Committee Curator]]
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* [[Scratch Helper Groups]]
*[[How to Join the Welcoming Committee]]
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* [[Welcoming Committee Curator]]
 
 
== External Links ==
 
*[http://scratch.mit.edu/studios/146521 Welcoming Committee studio]
 
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Revision as of 15:55, 28 October 2019

The Welcoming Committee logo.

The Welcoming Committee (commonly abbreviated SWC or WC) is a program that was created to help welcome New Scratchers to the website, and help them out with any questions they might have. Scratchers can join the committee by creating a welcoming project and submitting it for review to the Welcoming Committee project submissions studio.

History

The Welcoming Committee was created in August 2012.[1] The intention was to show New Scratchers a "connect" link on their My Stuff page. This led to a random "Welcome to Scratch" project.

How it Works

When a Scratcher creates a project welcoming new Scratchers, they can add it to the submission studio. A Welcoming Committee curator will view the project and give suggestions for changes until it's ready for the main studio. This is sometimes known as the "review process." Once the project is accepted, the creator is a member of the Scratch Welcoming Committee. New Scratchers cannot submit projects. When the Welcoming Committee curators review projects, they check to see if the user is a Scratcher or not. If the user submitting their project isn't a Scratcher, they will be told that they can't submit it now and that they can always re-submit their project once they get the Scratcher rank.

Members of the Welcoming Committee are expected to help, greet, and answer questions that new members might have in their welcoming projects' comments, they can also help, welcome, and answer new users' questions in the Welcoming Committee studio's comments. Users don't have to be members of the studio to help out in the comments, though. Anybody can answer comments in the studio voluntarily.

The three links on the front page

When a user registers, they'll see three links the Front Page in their "What's Happening" section. The first link goes to the project editor with some tips on the side on getting started in the program. The second link goes to the starter projects made by the Scratch Team. The last link, "Connect with Other Scratchers", links to the Welcoming Committee studio. This is shown until the user uploads his/her first project.

When the studio was first introduced in Scratch 1.4, the links were displayed on a user's My Stuff page, and were only present for users with odd ID numbers.[2]

The Project Reviewing Team

The Project Reviewing Team is a group of trusted members of the Scratch Community who assist the Welcoming Committee curators by reviewing projects submitted to the Project Submissions Studio. They help the project creators fulfill the guidelines, and ensure that the project is ready to be added to the Welcoming Committee studio. Once the projects are ready, they are added to the Completed Projects studio. A curator will then check the project over, before adding it to the Main Studio.

How to Join

Main article: How to Join the Welcoming Committee

To join, a Scratcher must make a project to welcome new Scratchers. Then they must submit their project by adding their project to the Welcoming Committee project submission studio.

Curation

Main article: Welcoming Committee Curator

When a Scratcher submits a project, the Welcoming Committee curators review their project. If it meets the requirements, they will add it to the studio.

Current Curators

Past Curators

  • Xx_DeathPetal_xX
  • dolphingirl36
  • EH7meow
  • Hamish752
  • alpacabun
  • Really_A
  • Denciethepenguin
  • -Cherri-
  • CrazyNimbus
  • abstract-
  • purplewolves
  • asqwde

Welcoming Committee Forum

The Welcoming Committee has a private forum that only curators can see, this forum is pictured below.

SWC Forum.JPG


The Welcoming Committee Curators use this forum for many necessary tasks that include:

...to improve the review system and to coordinate reviews, as well as to easily exchange resources for curators.

– LiFaytheGoblin, Scratch Team member[3]

Project Submissions Studio

The Project Submissions logo.

On 13th November 2017, a new studio was created called Project Submissions - Welcoming Committee. An announcement was also posted in the announcment forum here.This studio was designed to make the review process more organized. All welcoming committee curators and reviewers would manage this studio.

Reviewing Welcoming Committee Studio

The Reviewing Studio Logo.

This studio was set up to allow Welcoming Committee curators and reviewers to see which projects are currently in the review process. When a project is put in the submissions studio, if the user has the Scratcher status, the curator should remove it from the submissions studio and add it to the reviewing studio. This would allow more organization and the review process to go more quickly and smoothly.

Each individual curator and reviewer typically have their own reviewing studio as well. This helps keep the reviewing process organized and allows them to see which projects they are currently reviewing.

Completed Projects Studio

The Completed Projects Studio Logo

This studio was set up to allow members of the Project Reviewing Team to add projects that they have successfully reviewed into one consolidated location, thereby reducing the possibility of projects getting lost in the comments on curator's profiles. Projects are removed from this studio once they have been added to the main Welcoming Committee studio.

Info Welcoming Committee Studio

The Info Studio Logo

This studio allows all Scratchers to find out more about the welcoming committee. It contains several projects that give information on the welcoming committee. The projects include:

See Also

References

  1. ar-topic:104699
  2. ar-topic:104699
  3. Talk:Welcoming Committee#Private Forum