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The Scratch community consists of all people who use Scratch: children, teachers, parents and adults that are all united under one programming language and online environment. The community began as a smaller number of members in 2007, yet at present it has grown to an immense number of users, spanning millions. As of October 2018, the community comprises of over 31 million registered users and continues to grow.
The community, though united together under Scratch, branches out into various sections.
|“||How would you describe the Scratch community in one sentence?||”|
– Scratch User
|“||A place where kids of all ages create and share projects inspired by their own authentic interests in an informal learning ecosystem.||”|
– Lightnin, Scratch Team member
There are many users, who usually have large amounts of followers, who often get onto the front page, as well as many users who often comment on many front-page projects. These users tend to band together to form a community. The front page is not an exclusive community, but thousands of people from all over the world view the projects on it. Whenever many people come together for a common purpose, they form a community, or in this case a branch of a community.
The forums are used by a small portion of Scratch users, but those users often become familiar with each other and stick with the forums. Communities on the forums are often formed by users with high post counts who frequent the forums often. The forums are used for large discussions among Scratchers, on related-to-Scratch topics and others. Though small, the forum community has only thrived throughout the years.
The Scratch Wiki is an active community of its own. It consists mainly of a number of users who make frequent edits to pages, debate on issues diligently, as well as laughing and joking around. This small but powerful community maintains what may be the most reliable resource library on Scratch.