The Welcoming Committee is a program created to help welcome new Scratchers to the website. Scratchers can join the committee by creating a welcoming project and asking for it to be added to the Welcoming Committee studio.
How it Works
When a Scratcher creates a project welcoming new Scratchers, they can request for it to be added to the studio. A Welcoming Committee coordinator will view the project and give suggestions for changes until it's ready for the studio. Once the project is accepted, the creator is a member of the Scratch Welcoming Committee.
Members of the Welcoming Committee are expected to help greet and answer questions that new members might have.
When a user registers, they'll see three links the Front Page. 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 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.
How to Join
- Main article: How to Join the Welcoming Committee
To join a Scratcher must make a project to welcome new Scratchers. Then submit they must submit their project by leaving a comment with a link on the Welcoming Committee studio.
How to Curate
- Main article: How to Curate the Welcoming Committee
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.