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Scratch Emojis are a feature which allows one to comment an emoji on a studio, project, or profile. Different emojis can also be used on the Discussion Forums. Emojis cannot be used in project descriptions. To create an emoji, one must type in the keyword for the desired emoji.
These emojis were individually added at different points in time.
In late summer 2011, users began to discover that the text "_meow_" in a comment would be replaced by an icon of the Scratch Cat's head with the alternate text of "Meow!". It became quite popular. Some users use this emoji as a replacement for saying "Scratch Team."
_gobo_ and _waffle_
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On April Fools' Day of 2014, a new emoticon was discovered. It possibly references the Semicolon Glitch, although it was later removed. All instances of the icon were replaced with just the semicolon text character (;) after April Fools.
This emoticon returned 2 years later in the April Fools' Day of 2016 with the new "confetti effect".
_taco_, _eggplant_, _sushi_, _apple_, _broccoli_, and _pizza_
On April Fools' Day of 2015, 6 emoticons were revealed and represented food since the theme was "Edible Scratch". Unlike 2014, the new emoticons were kept and can still be used. In February 2018, the _eggplant_ emoji was removed because of its inappropriate usage outside Scratch.
This emoticon was added on February 23, 2016, in celebration of 10 million registered users. When hovering over the emoticon, confetti used to burst out over the page, though the process couldn't be repeated until the effect had finished. It was designed by Scratch Team member designerd and the confetti effect was implemented by raimondious. However, the effect is no longer available. Occasionally, the emoji will glitch and 'break' the page. When it was introduced, there was a typo in the code which caused it to not work again for a while after each time it ran for some users. The confetti effect is now discontinued. Scratchers are still able to generally use this emoji without the confetti effect, by typing _10mil_ in the comments. The emoji will appear still, just without the confetti animated.
_map_, _suitcase_, _camera_, _compass_, and _binoculars_
These emoticons were added on April 1st, 2016, to go with the April Fools theme for 2016. Similar to the food emoticons, these are not removed.
On April Fools' Day of 2017, a new emoji was discovered, showing the Illuminati symbol. After April Fools' Day, any use of the emoji would be replaced with the text "triangle eye". It was reinstated for the duration of April Fool's Days in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, and subsequently once more became "triangle eye" afterwards.
According to Scratch Team member thisandagain, the emoji name ksllxmfcai does not mean anything, it was just "smashing the keyboard". However, it was later discovered that 'ksllxmfcai' was 'illuminati' encoded using the Vigenere cipher with the key 'charles'.
10 year anniversary emojis
_pride_ and _blm_
In June 2021, _pride_, (a drawing of a waving progress flag) and _blm_ (a drawing of three fists of different skin tones) were added. Pride Month and BLM have always been popular on scratch, so because the Scratch Team wanted to show support for anti-racism and LGBTQ+ rights, they created these emojis. 
List of Emojis
Emojis on the Forums
List of Forum Emojis
|Note:||For emojis that include a letter, such as :P or :o, capitalization matters. For example, :P would become , but :p would not.|
|Note:||Emojis will not appear if they are between tags. For example, [b]:P[/b] would become :P whereas it wouldn't if it wasn't in between tags.|
|Note:||Emojis with an equals sign instead of a : (such as ) works, except for , which was not added due to a design flaw in DjangoBB.|
Emojis on the Scratch Wiki
Emojis can be used on the Scratch Wiki. See Template:Emoji for how to use emojis on the Scratch Wiki.
- users:Paddle2See/#comments-21088429[dead link]
- users:-Radical-/#comments-21028774[dead link]
- users:Paddle2See#comments-47065630[dead link]
- Za-Chary. (26/6/2019). "The eggplant emoji is frequently used for inappropriate comments outside of Scratch." post:3683233
- users:Paddle2see/#comments-20299052[dead link]
- users:VFDan/#comments-7488620[dead link]
- WolfCat67. (3/4/2017). "Holy, it brings up “triangle eye” when I put it on the comments." post:2538931
- users:thisandagain/#comments-48208923[dead link]
- MEGALODONCODING. (13/7/2020). "Decode it on a Vigenere cipher with the key “Charles”." post:4217394
- users:Paddle2See/#comments-33770453[dead link]
- ScratchCat. (18/6/2021). "We are excited to share two new emojis with you for Black Lives Matter and Pride!" topic:522617
- purplebook163. (26/9/2015). "You can however use BBCode to create an image of the emoji." post:1444570
- fdreerf. (1/12/2020). "The DjangoBB forgot to implement “=P”" post:4650640