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A Scratch Design Studio Curator, or an SDS Curator, is a curator selected to add projects to the Scratch Design Studio. The Scratch Design Studio is a themed studio run by the Scratch Team that appears on the front page and is changed approximately every month. Scratch Design Studio Curators can recommend new curators, and if other curators agree that they would be a good addition to the team, and the Scratch Team approves of them becoming one, they will get an invite to become a curator. They have also shared a project that is a tutorial on how to become a curator, with tips on what they look for in new curators. All Scratch Design Studios are created by the account ScratchDesignStudio which is controlled by the Scratch Team.

List of Scratch Design Studio Curators

Current Scratch Design Studio Curators

The following users are then invited to be curators of the studio:[1]

Note Note: The curators are listed in alphabetical order. Asterisks mark Scratch Team members.
  • -Accio-
  • -RabbitWorld-
  • 2GS6
  • Aloeheart6
  • BY147258369
  • Carpeediem*
  • ceebee*
  • Euglena73
  • getbent
  • huagoose
  • Illusion705
  • jask82006
  • jx385370
  • leahcimto
  • makethebrainhappy
  • nightmxre-
  • PegasusHT
  • scratchinghead
  • ScratchTag-
  • SeeingColors
  • Thinkright20man


Scratch Team members also help with the Scratch Design Studio, although most of them do not curate the studios.[citation needed]

Past Scratch Design Studio Curators

The following were curators at one point, but have opted out or gone inactive.

All Camp Counselors were curators of the Create with These Characters Scratch Design Studio.
Note Note: There have been other curators that retired, but some of them are unknown since they did not curate the studios until the update was added where people could curate studios.
  • -PRO-
  • 4LeafClovR
  • 777atscratch
  • Abstract-
  • bigpuppy
  • BlueDogXL
  • BreakTheIcing
  • coke11
  • CrazyNimbus
  • Csoup
  • derpmeup
  • fmtfmtfmt2
  • fromage-
  • GoodWishes
  • GreenIeaf
  • Hamish752
  • Imagination_Box
  • Ionosphere
  • jakel181
  • jji7skyline
  • JJROCKER
  • joletole
  • knight5656
  • lauraisawsome
  • LiFaytheGoblin (then-Scratch Team member)
  • Lightnin (then-Scratch Team member)
  • lilacfuzz101
  • logdra
  • Malik44
  • MistyRain17
  • oriquack
  • PackersRuleGoPack
  • pokemongardevoir
  • poopo
  • puppymk
  • sparks
  • speakvisually*
  • st19_galla
  • stevetheipad
  • Scimonster
  • scmb1 (then-Scratch Team member)
  • taranir (then-Scratch Team member)
  • technoboy10 (then-Scratch Team member)
  • The_Grits
  • Thinking_Upward
  • Unrealisation
  • venomous-squirrel
  • wackerL
  • Wolfie1996
  • ZaharaMar

In the Create with these Characters Scratch Design Studio, all Creative Characters Camp counselors were made curators.[2]

Duties

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Scratch Design Studio Curators spend many hours with related work[citation needed]. For instance, they review and add projects, they discuss Scratch Design Studio related things in the SDS Private Forum, and more.

Reviewing and Adding Projects

One of the main duties of a Scratch Design Studio Curator is to add projects to the SDS. However, the Scratch Design Curators also have to review the project first, to make sure it is suitable for the front page, and that it fits the requirements of the Scratch Design Studio. It is not uncommon for a Scratch Design Studio Curator to not add a project, but when they do not, they notify the creator of the project that the project was not added for whatever reason, and sometimes ask them to repost the link when fixed. When a project is added, they also notify the creator, telling the user that their project has been added. This is to avoid confusion among the user and other curators. Curators discuss specific projects they are not sure about in the private forum.

Answering Questions

Curators are also expected to answer questions other users have about the Scratch Design Studio, and about Scratch in general as well.

Choosing New Themes

The curators and the Scratch Team also choose future themes. Some studios are new and original ideas for themes, and some ideas chosen were submitted as a project in the "Propose Scratch Design Studio Themes!" studio.

Setting Up New Studios

When a theme has been officially chosen, the curators create the studio. The studio itself is created by the Scratch Team under the account ScratchDesignStudio, but the curators add the description, thumbnail, title and seed projects. They often discuss their progress in the private SDS forum.

Choosing New Curators

When new curators are required, the current curators discuss in the private forum about adding new ones. When new curators have been decided on, the Scratch Team contacts the curator.

Becoming a Curator

The past Scratch Team member taranir made a project explaining how one could become a curator. Later, curators updated the project with more information. taranir's project said:

Be friendly, thoughtful and polite.

Comment often, and constructively.

SDS curators have to answer hundreds of comments, not just add projects. This includes answering various questions about Scratch and SDS, or making constructive comments about projects. You can show that you fit the role by making helpful replies to comments like these!

Be reliable and committed.

We need curators that will be active and dedicated for at least a few months. They should also let us know if they'll be inactive for long periods of time or need to step down. Real life and school comes first, but you should not ask to be an SDS curator unless you know that you'll be able to check in and add a few projects a couple times a week.

SDS curators are chosen when we see people doing all these things in the community. There is currently no application process, but you can be invited to be a curator by giving great, constructive feedback to submissions over a long period of time.

– taranir, then-Scratch Team member[3]

One can also become a curator by helping out actively in other parts of the Scratch community (eg. the forums, the Scratch Welcoming Committee etc.).[4]

Scratch Design Studio Helper

A Scratch Design Studio helper is a Scratcher who, through helping around in a Scratch Design Studio (answering questions, giving feedback, etc.), is invited to curate the studio that they helped in to solely add projects, answer questions, and give feedback. It is not a guarantee they will be invited to the new Scratch Design Studio after the original one they helped in, and it is not a guarantee that if one helps out in the studio they will get an invite. The Scratch Design Studio helpers curate the studios, while the Scratch Design Studio curators manage the studios.[5] A Scratch Design Studio helper is not an official name, and was given by the community.[citation needed]

Helpers are different from curators as curators help decide new curators and plan new studios whereas helpers do not. More information on the difference between helpers and curators can be found here in a project created by SDS curator -Accio-.

Scratch Design Studio Translator

A Scratch Design Studio Translator is a Scratcher who is invited to help translate to current Scratch Design Studio. The role of the translators are to translate the description of the Scratch Design Studio, preferably within two weeks of it appearing on the front page.[6]

Current Scratch Design Studio Translators

Note Note: The translators are listed in alphabetical order.
  • 54329 (Hebrew)
  • _ArtCode_ (Russian)
  • ahmetlii (Turkish)
  • Arqwa (French)
  • Bumaof (Bengali, taking turns with R4356th)
  • cs3549738 (Telugu)
  • cat-991 (Spanish, Substitute Translator)
  • CocoTheWarrior (Norwegian)
  • DancingLine (Indonesian)
  • Fyndora (German)
  • huagoose (Traditional & Simplified Chinese)
  • jakel181 (German)
  • Kadeinwales9 (Welsh)
  • manikas (Lithuanian)
  • Markchai (Simplified Chinese, Substitute Translator)
  • MeowyTitan08 (Irish)
  • Mima-Explorer (Serbian)
  • NilstheBest (French)
  • Ninja-Super-Girl (Swedish, taking turns with tigp14)
  • oriquack (Korean)
  • pociongi (Polish)
  • R4356th (Bengali, taking turns with Bumaof)
  • -RabbitWorld- (Sinhalese)
  • Rainbow_Reality (Galician)
  • sssderp (Vietnamese)
  • tigp14 (Swedish, taking turns with Ninja-Super-Girl)
  • vinu45654 (Spanish)
  • xXduskstarXx (Romanian)
  • yorissen (Japanese)

See Also

References

  1. studios:31865836
  2. studios:497878/curators
  3. projects:55738732
  4. projects:413689067
  5. studios:2980472/curators Design a New Scratch Character. The first Scratch Design Studio where "Scratch Design Studio helpers" were invited to curate the studio.
  6. studios:4679809
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