- "Guidelines" redirects here. For the editing guidelines on the Scratch Wiki, see Scratch Wiki:Guidelines.
The Scratch Community Guidelines (often abbreviated CG or CGs) are the official set of guidelines that tell Scratchers how to act appropriately on the Scratch Website. There are other etiquette rules that should be followed, but are not part of the Community Guidelines.
The guidelines are summarized into six simple guidelines, as the Scratch Team is aware that many people dislike reading pieces of text.
When a rule is broken by a Scratcher, the Scratcher receives an alert from the Scratch Team. After multiple messages, a user may be banned, or blocked temporarily, or (in case of a serious offense) even permanently. The Community Guidelines also show up on the ban page.
If somebody else has broken a rule, such as being aggressive and mean towards a user, the Scratch Team has clearly stated that responding to it in the same kind of manner will also count as breaking the community guidelines, and both accounts may be alerted or banned. Additionally, threatening to report something is not considered respectful. Instead, Scratchers are encouraged to report the comment or project without responding.
The Community Guidelines can be accessed from the footer on the bottom of every page on the Scratch Website and the Scratch Wiki. It is the first link under "Community".
- Community Guidelines on the Scratch Website