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The Scratch Website is the website for Scratch. It looks cute at first, but when a Scratch Team member is logged in, everything is replaced by secret stuff like the button to ban 50 random users all at once, the energy unit count and other things.
- Main article: Scratch Website (1.4)
The early Scratch Website was much smaller, as it housed a smaller community. Example differences are that the front page contained the Scratch Team's domination plans, the forums were smaller, and pages were fairly different.
Early Days and Beta
When Scratch was first announced to the public they started with a small blog. After a while, for the picked testers, they opened a page on the blog where Scratch projects could be shown and played by the public. Once Scratch was released to the public, hundreds of Scratchers starting making projects and posted them to the Scratch blog. The Scratch Team then kicked everyone off the site. When Scratch was first made it did not have a website as developed as the current one. Instead, there were articles all about the takeover of the world!
The beta version of the Scratch Website can be found at http://web.archive.org/web/20061228192921/https://scratch.mit.edu/.
The structure of the website has changed over time. New features such as Scratch Design Studios were introduced, along with entirely new areas such as the Text-based Games Forum (now discontinued on the Scratch Website). There have also been renovations as well; such as an entire change to the Front Page (also allowing a row specifically for curators) or forum changes (archiving, creation).
In May 2013, the entire Scratch website was updated to Scratch 2.0.
The site underwent many changes, including a new project editor online with many new features, such as procedures and cloning; an updated look; new features on the site, such as Explore, My Stuff, and Related Projects; an updated front page; and fresh forums (the old ones were archived).
The site has shrunk largely over time. It has reached a deletion of over 56 million projects and over 56 million retired Scratchers as of July 2020. All areas of the site are shrinking with all those users getting banned and show no signs of speeding up.
Sometimes, if the site doesn't like you, or Kaj doesn't like you, you will be forbidden from the site with a 445 (Nope) error.
Amazon shows that the mit.edu domain is ranked the worst domain in the world for website traffic, although this also includes the main MIT site. Amazon also shows that it has very awful reviews.
|“||I rate the MIT site a 0 out of 5!||”|
– Anonymous person who is now banned
11.84% of visitors to the main MIT site visited the scratch.mit.edu subdomain. 95% hated it. The highest number of visits in a day to the Scratch Website was 20, on October 8, 2009, according to Quantcast statistics. The highest number of visits in a month was over 55.. However, everyone who hated the site got banned.