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Hi guys! I have a question about the forum topics. Should we change the dates of when it first opened to the dates of the first topic? Or is that already done? Also, should we include the first forum topic of each forum?
NYCDOT Logo.jpg NYCDOT [ Talk Page | Contributions | Directory ] 21:55, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

I disagree, but even if I did, how do you intend to find the first created thread in a subforum, given that they will get bumped around a bit?
Jokebookservice1 (talk | contribs) 00:12, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
I wasn't saying that we must add it. It was just a thought.
NYCDOT Logo.jpg NYCDOT [ Talk Page | Contributions | Directory ] 00:45, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
Huh? What are you talking about?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
02:55, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
I'd appreciate it if you would take time to read what I wrote on top
What I am trying to say is that for the forum pages, should we add the exact dates of the official opening, if we know it? And should we include the first forum topic of each forum?
NYCDOT Logo.jpg NYCDOT [ Talk Page | Contributions | Directory ] 13:01, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
If I hadn't read what you said, I wouldn't have replied. I said "what are you talking about" because I didn't understand what you wrote on top.
I think the exact date created is too easy to get wrong and too hard to get write to merit inclusion in forum pages. The forum could have been open for days before anybody noticed it.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:02, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
Yes, that is true that the exact date is very hard to get, even harder that the original guys (Lucario, JSO, Veggieman001, etc.) are gone. Do we think we could get the month from a ST member? And maybe even the first topic?
NYCDOT Logo.jpg NYCDOT [ Talk Page | Contributions | Directory ] 13:06, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Translating Japanese articles into English

Hello! I'm an admin in Japanese Scratch Wiki. In that wiki, we have some articles that English Wiki doesn't have. (Of course, some can't be, due to the strict S:NOSP!)

Please discuss whether they are useful. Thank you!
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 22:54, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Cool articles! I definitely think we should add the "Some Blocks" one; since it was a Scratch 3.0 extension just like the pen extension or the music extension, it's just that it was removed. :)
I think the cubeupload one might work well on the Wiki - or at least as a section in Image Hosting.
I think we could possibly add the Trademark Policy one - after all, we have articles for the Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and Community Guidelines.
Could you please explain the first one a bit more? Thank you. :D
Anyway, thanks for pointing these out - in my opinion most, if not all of them, could be good articles on the English Scratch Wiki as well as the Japanese one! :D
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 14:16, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Uploading ScratchBlocks files

I can't upload .sb2 or .sb3 files, even though I can upload the original .sb files. There's also the issue where I can't ignore the 'empty file' warning when uploading an 'sb2' file.
1a3c5e7g9i's Armemedillo 1a3c5e7g9i(Talk|Contributions) 22:15, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

An .sb .sb2 or .sb3 is a scratch project file. If you want to use scratch block like this:
 When GF clicked
then you use it as if you were using in the scratch fourms. You can also us this to help you make them as well: https://scratchblocks.github.io/
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 16:49, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
I want users to download a project, not to painstakingly copy it block by block. The sb3 I'm uploading has some blocks you can't easily duplicate with ScratchBlocks.
1a3c5e7g9i's Armemedillo 1a3c5e7g9i(Talk|Contributions) 02:19, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
It's much better, usually, to painstakingly copy it block by block, however. Downloading someone else's files and modifying them doesn't teach you as much as re-making the script yourself and attempting to understand it as you do so. A 3.0 scratchblocks is coming, and once it's out we'll use it.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:22, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
So if my project has 147 unique, lengthy scripts and utilizes sprites, it's more beneficial to duplicate it manually, right?
1a3c5e7g9i's Armemedillo 1a3c5e7g9i(Talk|Contributions) 23:59, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
No This problem wasn't solved.
1a3c5e7g9i's Armemedillo 1a3c5e7g9i(Talk|Contributions) 01:55, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
We are not writing pages about one custom program, but the genre of the project, we want also scratchers to be creative while making it.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 21:12, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
I wasn't making a page about a program, I was uploading a ScratchBlocks file onto the Scratch Wiki that one could download and use in the Scratch 3.0 Preview.
1a3c5e7g9i's Armemedillo 1a3c5e7g9i(Talk|Contributions) 05:41, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Wiki is not file-hosting website
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 06:17, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

If it's 3.0 you're specifically worried about, use some other file-sharing website. 3.0 projects can't be shared yet, but IIRC a 3.0 project page is already on its way. Have patience.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
06:54, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

The Main Page is broken

I found that Scratch Wiki Home is broken, as the featured image and featured article are on top of each other. Can a bureaucrat please fix that?
CrazyBoy826-Icon.png CrazyBoy826 Talk | Contribs | Scratch account 21:41, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Can't repro on Windows 7, Firefox 61.0.2
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 23:15, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
Cannot reproduce on Windows 10, Chrome 68. For your information, the main page is sysop-protected, so admins can edit it too.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:14, 17 August 2018 (UTC)
It doesn't happen on iOS 11.4.1 Safari.
Millie S.jpeg Millie S (talk|961 contribs|directory) 01:37, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
I'm on Windows 10 Chrome 68 with a 1080p screen and I have it.
CrazyBoy826-Icon.png CrazyBoy826 Talk | Contribs | Scratch account 01:48, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
Okay, I'm also win10 chrome68, so could you post your exact version numbers? Here's mine: Windows 10.0.17134.228 Chrome 68.0.3440.106 Screen resolution 1536x864 (actually 1920x1080 but magnified 125% so I can see things)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
05:57, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
@CrazyBoy Reproducible, using 68.0.3440.106 (Official Build) (64-bit) on Windows 10, Vector skin. From what I can tell, it's a problem just with Vector, which no updates are going to be made for that skin because it's a risk you wish to take when using the skin. Ken wishes to focus on updating the page if there's an issue with his own skin, SWS. Also, please provide your skin, browser, browser version, operating system (and build may help, if using Windows, press the Windows key and R at once and enter winver. It should be there) and resolution when reporting styling glitches.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (2,626)) 15:18, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I'm not ignoring issues with Vector because it's not my skin; they're not as important because anonymous users don't use Vector and can't set it to that. Styling problems mostly only require operating system and browser versions; occasionally resolution is also important.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:09, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Okay, I've tweaked the widths of the scratchwikiframes, which for me on Vector (same browser and resolution specs) doesn't cause the Featured Images box to block the FA and TSW boxes. Does it work for y'all as well?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:19, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
No fix.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (2,626)) 11:32, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
Drunken_Sailor contributed a fix, does it work for y'all Vector users now?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:18, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

Compliment Tuesday! August 21th 2018

Welcome to the 10th Compliment Tuesday! August 21th 2018.

What is Compliment Tuesday?

Compliment Tuesday is a way of showing appreciation to other Wikians. Feel free to congratulate someone for finishing a large page, or even just give minor thanks for a minor edit. Just remember to keep everything positive! :)

How to Compliment

We have a whole wiki page on it! :D You can find it here: Compliment Tuesday


Compliments

The Compliments are *drum roll please*

User Compliments
jakel181 (talk | contribs)
bigpuppy (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for being such an active EW - especially handling account requests when I'm not online :)
    Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
    01:59, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for always being active on the wiki and for participating in Compliment Tuesday as far as I can remember - you really made my day last Tuesday!
    Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 09:42, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Hey my dude (:P). You're a friendly wikian who deletes pages that need to be deleted, and more importantly, you aim to update pages to follow S:STYLE, which is a massive help to everyone.
    Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (2,626)) 15:23, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you from being so active and helpful on the wiki!
    Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 16:21, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
CrazyBoy826 (talk | contribs)
jvvg (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for doing so much for the Wiki after supposedly retiring! ;) Especially running WikiMonitor, that's really helpful :D
    Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
    01:59, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Literally everone says this, but I can't thank you enough for running WikiMonitor - I wouldn'tve learnt how to add categories and sign my messages!
    Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 09:42, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
kenny2scratch (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for always being so active and helpful on the wiki! I love your creativity with wiki signatures, navigation bars etc!
    Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 09:42, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
asqwde (talk | contribs)


There are many more people on this wiki who deserve these comments just as much as those who received them. :) Everyone is special and brings there own ideas. The more of us there are, the better the community spirit. Sadly, I must sign off now-
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

The next CT is August 28th 2018! See you then!


Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 18:07, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 18:15, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
Cool-cat-emoji.png Great! :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 15:10, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

Other Language Tutorials

Yes Created - more discussion goes on the project talk page.

Ken and I have agreed that there is a lot of potential in creating tutorials in other programming languages which compare the syntax of that language to Scratch. We are roughly aiming for ten tutorials per language at the start of this tutorial. The pages could possibly receive a bar at the end of the front page (i.e. a try this out bar). We were thinking of having Python (3), C++, C#, C, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript and we are looking for more suggestions. The suggested page hierarchy is (Programming Language)/(Tutorial Name)
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 15:16, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

I think that is a great idea! I would be happy to work on pyhton and HTML ones. :)
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 15:20, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
Sounds like a great idea! Will really expand the Wiki in activity, who we cater for, and our exposure across the web. :)
border=3px Drunken Sailor [ Talk | Contribs | More... ] 15:31, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
Cool! I think we definitely need Python and Ruby ones, since Python and Ruby are known as "beginner languages," and may be good typing languages to start with after Scratch. I could help with the Ruby one! Another idea is Go/Golang. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 15:49, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
I think this would be a perfect use case for a SWP! I'm going to move my userspace template to a real template now, and use it here.  Doing...
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
00:45, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
Cool-cat-emoji.png Great! :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 02:00, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────

SWP 002 - Create other language tutorials
DescriptionStatusOwnerStartedLinks
Create tutorials comparing other programming languages with Scratch.No Not done
  • Owners: Kenny2scratch, Makethebrainhappy
  • Assigned:
    • Apple502j
    • Jakel181
    • Millie_S
    • bigpuppy
    • asqwde
    • Whatsfordinner77
    • VFDan
25/8/2018Project results
Project page
Project discussion

Please visit the project talk page (linked above) to claim a language to write a tutorial in!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:37, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

I forgot to mention: We have syntax highlighting now!

I installed SyntaxHighlight a few days ago, and I forgot to tell you about it. This will come in handy for the Language Tutorials.

Usage
<syntaxhighlight lang="python3">import random
print(random.randint(1, 5))</syntaxhighlight>

yields

import random
print(random.randint(1, 5))

and

Hello, <syntaxhighlight lang="javascript" inline>"world"</syntaxhighlight>!

yields

Hello, "world"!

If the <pre> tag is being used for code, replace it with <syntaxhighlight>. Replace <code> tags with inline syntaxhighlight tags.

Enjoy!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
02:38, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Awesome!
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 13:16, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
Cool-cat-emoji.png Cool! Yes, very useful. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 15:44, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
Awesome!
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 07:52, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
FYI: If you are tired of typing such a long word, you can also use <source>! You can save 9 letters. --
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 12:08, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
NO, DO NOT! <source> is deprecated and should not be used!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:10, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

How do I become Admin, Experienced Wikian ect.

I want to help the wiki! Can you give insturctions on how to?
Whatsfordinner77 (talk | contribs) 03:38, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Experienced Wikians are elected. Admins are sometimes promoted from EW during elections. Bureaucrats are appointed by current bureaucrats.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:54, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 14:18, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Well, there a no more rooms for EW or admin, but how to be chosen by a Bureaucrats?
Whatsfordinner77 (talk | contribs) 08:27, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

No Undone
Whatsfordinner77 (talk | contribs) 08:30, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

Please do not edit other people's messages. People's messages are considered part of their userspace, which is to remain inviolate.
As to your question, there are likely not going to be any new bureaucrats, as EWs do their current jobs well and bureaucrats mainly exist to transfer privileges, block users, and anything else unique to the usergroup that you can find in Special:ListGroupRights.
Essentially, there are not going to be any new bureaucrats for a loooong while.
Please post any new questions as a separate topic. Yes Done
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:46, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

New Featured Images Suggestions

Soon it is going to be Wiki Wednesday, and time to change the featured images!
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 07:53, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Indeed - I don't have any pre-chosen ones, so please suggest some :P
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:57, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
Ok i am posting this as you yourself said anyone can remind about featured images.
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 07:58, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
Indeed I did, and thank you for the reminder.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:59, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
File:Scratch 3.0 Comment Programming.PNG
Scratch 3.0 Comment Programming.PNG
Millie S.jpeg Millie S (talk|961 contribs|directory) 14:05, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
Cool-cat-emoji.png Cool! Does anyone have any other suggestions? :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 22:45, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
File:Gobo from behind.png
Gobo from behind.png
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:01, 9 September 2018 (UTC)
I was going to suggest that ken :P
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 22:10, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Changed them! Sorry for the wait xd
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 03:54, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 03:54, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Compliment Tuesday! August 28th 2018

Welcome to the 11th Compliment Tuesday! August 28th 2018.

What is Compliment Tuesday?

Compliment Tuesday is a way of showing appreciation to other Wikians. Feel free to congratulate someone for finishing a large page, or even just give minor thanks for a minor edit. Just remember to keep everything positive! :)

How to Compliment

We have a whole wiki page on it! :D You can find it here: Compliment Tuesday


Compliments

The Compliments are *drum roll please*

User Compliments
Kenny2scratch (talk | contribs)
Asqwde (talk | contribs)
Jakel181 (talk | contribs)
Apple502j (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for being helpful on this wiki a lot and for being an admin on the Japanese one! :)
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 02:25, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you for being such an active admin on the jawiki! And your edits here are quite helpful as well :)
    Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
    05:13, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for helping out on the wikis!
    Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:39, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs)
CrazyBoy826 (talk | contribs)
Redglitter (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for being very helpful and active on the wiki! :D
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 02:25, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
  • You are extremely helpful! Thank you!
    Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:39, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs)
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs)
LiFaytheGoblin (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for posting the Wiki Wednesday posts, and for, as a Scratch Team member, coming on the wiki from time to time! :)
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 02:25, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you for devoting your Sunday this week to reviewing my work, even though you're in the U.S. and probably have a lot of work to do!
    Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
    05:13, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for posting WW!
    Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:39, 28 August 2018 (UTC)


There are many more people on this wiki who deserve these comments just as much as those who received them. :) Everyone is special and brings there own ideas. The more of us there are, the better the community spirit. Sadly, I must sign off now-
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

The next CT is September 4th 2018! See you then!


Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:44, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:44, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
Edited post with retroactive permission
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:28, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

News Entry

August 28, 2018 — New Scratch Design Studio — Time Travel
The Scratch Team has released a new Scratch Design Studio! Its description states:
"In this SDS, create a project about something that can happen when you travel through time."
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 13:48, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
wrong title lol
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 14:37, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
fixed,thanks
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 14:45, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
The SDS currently (at least for me) appears to be "Symmetry." I (or someone else) will update it once the new one appears on the front page.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:24, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
 Waiting...
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:32, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
The studio has been released; we just do not have enough seed projects to put it onto the front page. :)
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 14:00, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
Once it is live then it will be put on the news.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 19:20, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Yes Done
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 22:05, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

not done archive

some not done posts are done now - should we dedicate an archive for it? I think it might be a good idea.
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 17:46, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

You're a little late - there have been a bunch of not done posts before. I've just been adding them to the most recent archive whenever we archive. For example, once the main CP reaches 125K bytes this time, any done topics here and any done topics in Not Done will be moved to archive 102.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:02, 31 August 2018 (UTC)
i figured. thanks. Yes Done
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 23:06, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Community Blocks Page

Yes Done I'm suggesting a page on the removed Community Blocks. Here is a topic on it from the Discussion Forums, if you're curious. Not much information is known but I think we could scrape together enough for a decent length page or a stub at least.
--_Nova_-- (talk | contribs) 12:06, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

I think it's really interesting - I'd be happy to work on creating a decent length page for it in my sandbox.
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 07:58, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
I've created a page in my userspace. Feel free to add more: User:Redglitter/Community_Blocks
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 10:08, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
I don't know much about the forum, not being a person who can access it. I'll help out with tweaks.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
11:13, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
I don't know much either, but if you need any help feel free to ask me!
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 11:37, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks everyone! I'm going to search around for more info.
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 17:26, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes Created
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:45, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Wiki News Update

Hi, can an EW out the latest CT on wiki news? Thanks
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 21:56, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
05:21, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

Changing minor edit box to major edit

All those times when you forget to click the minor edit box... Most of the edits on the wiki are major edits. So why not have the minor edit box already ticked and if it is a major edit untick it, or change the minor edit box to a major edit box. If you look at RC most nearly all edits are minor so that is why i am suggesting this change
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 12:59, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Ahem! There is a user preference in Special:Preferences that will do exactly that - check the minor edit box by default. I don't think everyone should be making minor edits by default (especially newer users - on Wikipedia anonymous users can't even make minor edits at all!). If you think your own edits will be minor by default, set your preferences that way (check the "Mark minor edits by default" box).
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:40, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
Ok thanks for pointing that out.
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 14:51, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes Done
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:02, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Footer link now links to en.scratch-wiki.info!

The footer link on the scratch website now links to en.scratch-wiki.info where previously it would link to wiki.scratch .mit.eu and redirect here!
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 06:06, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Ayy finally! But scratch-lang.info links aren't clickable in comments yet... :(
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:05, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
 :(
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 09:40, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Only on the new skin! The old one dosen't.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 21:29, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 14:17, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Compliment Wednesday! September 12th 2018

Welcome to the 2nd Compliment Wednesday! September 12th 2018.

What is Compliment Tuesday?

Compliment Tuesday is a way of showing appreciation to other Wikians. Feel free to congratulate someone for finishing a large page, or even just give minor thanks for a minor edit. Just remember to keep everything positive! :)

How to Compliment

We have a whole wiki page on it! :D You can find it here: Compliment Tuesday


Compliments

The Compliments are *drum roll please*

User Compliments
Kenny2scratch (talk | contribs)
  • You have taught me how to add wiki links and taught me other useful things I need to know about the wiki. Thanks.
    16itople1 (talk | contribs) 15:10, 28 August 2018 (UTC)16itople1
  • Thank you for helping me with my Community Blocks page and moving it to the mainspace for me!
    Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 10:58, 9 September 2018 (UTC)
16itople1 (talk | contribs)
asqwde (talk | contribs)
Bigpuppy (talk | contribs)
jvvg (talk | contribs)
Logabe (talk | contribs)
Redglitter (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for acknowledging my work!
    16itople1 (talk | contribs) 16:53, 9 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Complimenting so many people
    Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 18:38, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for bringing up the Community Blocks forum! I never knew it existed and I certainly wouldn't have found out without your help :)
    Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
    04:29, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for offering to help out!
    Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 16:43, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs)
--_Nova_-- (talk | contribs)


There are many more people on this wiki who deserve these comments just as much as those who received them. :) Everyone is special and brings there own ideas. The more of us there are, the better the community spirit. Sadly, I must sign off now-
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

The next CT is September 18th 2018! See you then!


Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 21:30, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 21:30, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

Danger Tempalate

A danger template will be good. This means that if you peform this action, you could cause a disabilty or go to jail etc. It will look like Note Danger: . What do you think?
Whatsfordinner77 (talk | contribs) 05:12, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

I believe there is a template with an image like that, but I forget the name. You can set the parameter to Danger, for the template to say Danger, I believe.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (2,626)) 07:15, 14 September 2018 (UTC)
{{warning|<text>}} ->
Note Warning: text

Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:17, 14 September 2018 (UTC)
Hmm...
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (2,626)) 07:17, 14 September 2018 (UTC)
Wow you two edit conflicted me so I neee to retune my reply. We already have Note Caution: and what would the use of such a template be?
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 07:19, 14 September 2018 (UTC)
How could following a scratch coding tutorial online cause a disability or send you to jail?
border=3px Drunken Sailor [ Talk | Contribs | More... ] 08:10, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes Done? (seems rejected
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 14:18, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Some images are at risk of copyright legal issues, as Germany has different copyright laws than the US. If the host is moved again, those images could potentially be illegal.
CrazyBoy826-Icon.png CrazyBoy826 Talk | Contribs | Scratch account 17:45, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

Protection

Like Wikipedia, the Scratch Wiki should have locking. Full protection prevents editing by everyone except admins and EWs. Fully protected media files cannot be overwritten by new uploads. Semi-protection prevents editing by New Wikans Creation protection prevents a page (normally a previously deleted one) from being recreated. Move protection protects the page solely from moving (renaming). Upload protection prevents new versions of a file from being uploaded except by admins and EWs, but it does not prevent editing the file's description page. Pending-changes protection means edits by unregistered and new contributors are not visible to readers until the edits are approved by an admin or EW. Extended confirmed protection, also known as 30/500 protection prevents editing by users without three months and 500 edits on the English Wiki. What do you think?
Whatsfordinner77 (talk | contribs) 04:23, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but we can already protect pages. I'm pretty sure that since our wiki is hosted by MediaWiki (?) we either can already do it or can but we're not using that features. I'd ask an admin or EW for more help on this one.
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 07:12, 15 September 2018 (UTC)
This wiki indeed uses MediaWiki (we're not hosted by Wikimedia, but we use their software), so we already have full, semi, creation, move, and upload protection (though with different implications), and we don't intend to add pending-changes protection or extended confirmed protection. Yes Done
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:34, 15 September 2018 (UTC)
For newer wikians, we'll need to tell them where and where not you can edit.
Whatsfordinner77 (talk | contribs) 02:07, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
It'll be obvious whether you can edit when you try to edit - if you can't edit it, you will not be able to type anything.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:46, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
Lets just say a totally new wikian just is trying to edit protected pages. They think it's a bug. It's not. They report it on the CP. See?
Whatsfordinner77 (talk | contribs) 08:37, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
Then too bad, they obviously have never encountered protection before so we'll just have to explain it to them. Seriously, the message stating your inability to edit is pretty clear - "The page has been protected to prevent editing and other actions."
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:58, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

Thinking Templates

I have template ideas. All Green check marks, Cross marks, Others, Black check marks, Yellow check marks, Blue check marks, Minus signs, Plus signs, Neutral sign, Purple turn-right, Simple clock, Clock, Note marks, Exclamation, Bulb, Smile and Thumbs Sign Templates. Here is some info.
Whatsfordinner77 (talk | contribs) 08:26, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

{{done}}, {{not done}}, {{waiting}} available
what about Yes Rejected? {{done|<rejected>}}
No support for CU - we do not CU by request
No support for block-related template - we do not make blocks info public
Japanese wiki's one (example)
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 09:18, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
None of these are necessary. One more time, we are not Wikipedia.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:26, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
time to use Yes Rejected
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 12:44, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Can you make another wiki?

Please. I want a wiki. Can someone please make a MediaWiki Wiki for me?
Whatsfordinner77 (talk | contribs) 08:51, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

We do not make new wikis lightly, and new wikis are only for different languages. Assuming you want to make a language wiki, please request an account on the Test Scratch Wiki, following the account request process.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
10:14, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
I want an Enis wiki. I do not know how to make a wiki.
Whatsfordinner77 (talk | contribs) 20:24, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
On this wiki we don't make wikis (or pages) about user genrated content. If you wanted to make an Enis page then we can not do that, If you really want a wiki for Enis I suggest you start off with Wikia as the first steps. :)
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 22:56, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
I'm not using Wikia. Instead, I'm asking help on the ATs
Whatsfordinner77 (talk | contribs) 23:08, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Ok that is probally a better place for this conversation. Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 23:15, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Category:BYOB Images

I was just looking through Special:Categories and the eigtheenth one that shows up is Category:BYOB Images. Back in August, CrazyBoy826 moved it to Category:Snap! Images. However, there are still pages categorised undder this category. The edit summary included:

The categorized pages will be fixed later

I have been tempted to fix all of these "categorised pages" for 24 hours now. Is it okay to do so?
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 08:14, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

No. Ask bot owners for such massive and simple edits. Ken is online now.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 12:47, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes Done with my bot
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:56, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
I hoped I could move all the pages, but the Wiki is a big place, and there are many other things to do.
CrazyBoy826-Icon.png CrazyBoy826 Talk | Contribs | Scratch account 17:39, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
The pages are still categorizezd as BYOB Images according to the category page, but on the pages under it and the source code of the page it says Snap Images.
CrazyBoy826-Icon.png CrazyBoy826 Talk | Contribs | Scratch account 17:42, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
That's a known issue due to the way MediaWiki caches things. It should be fixed the next time maintenance is done.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
11:26, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
Great, thanks everyone!
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 16:29, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

A question no one thought of before

I was looking around the Wiki when suddenly I came up with a problem: what if a user coincidently shares the name of a bot (but not connected to it) and decides to come on the Wiki? This is a very unlikely situation, but if it happened, the whole wiki would be scrambling for ways to fix the problem. What should we do to fix this problem, if the need ever arises?
CrazyBoy826-Icon.png CrazyBoy826 Talk | Contribs | Scratch account 17:38, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

This was thought of! (But good question) Each bot has it's own scrtatch account.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 20:51, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
lol, either they can add a number after their name (eg. WM2) or change it.
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 11:21, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
Huh? Bot owners have to own the corresponding Scratch accounts, too. You're talking about an impossible situation.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
11:26, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
Okay.
CrazyBoy826-Icon.png CrazyBoy826 Talk | Contribs | Scratch account 23:00, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 23:39, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

Bots

Hi! Does anyone know what these bots do? User:Tweaker User:bot807
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 16:01, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

No idea. I expect they are just bots that aren't in action anymore - they're not on the bots list.
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 16:13, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
https://en.scratch-wiki.info/w/index.php?title=Special:ListUsers&group=bot
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 16:24, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
Also is User:VoxBot still active?
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 16:26, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
Periodically.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (2,626)) 17:48, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
Ok just wondering as the day of It's last edit was the day of transfer.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 18:13, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
Tweaker was a replacement for WikiMonitor while jvvg was away on holiday; Bot807 was created for the purpose of testing out bot accounts in general, I think. VoxBot is occasionally run, though not as frequently these days.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
00:52, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Yes Done
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 05:57, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

Userpages

Recently, I've seen a few newer wikians without userpages. I know that generally when a new account is created, a userpage is created with it. I don't know how to phrase this very well, but should I make a list of the users who don't have userpages, make them myself, or just leave it so they can create their own? Examples: Biran4454, HR18K, Cris524.
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 16:23, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

User pages are no longer created when a new account is created
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 19:21, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
They have to create them themselves as I think it is a userspace violation.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 19:23, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
I would think so.
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 23:41, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
Userpages being created automatically was a bug, not a feature. (Well, the extension treats it as a feature but since we don't use the "biography" section it's a bug.) After the transfer, with jvvg's new version of CA, we could finally turn off automatic userpage creation. Also for some people their userpages were created by Krett12 and his "NoRed" movement, but that was stopped quickly.
TL, DR: when a new account is created, it's not supposed to have a userpage. It's up to the user to visit their own userpage and find that it's not created. Yes Done
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
00:51, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
Oh, okay! Thanks!
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 08:40, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Category Suggestion

Hello! I would like to suggest to add the category Category:Uncategorized. Why you may ask? Well even though Wiki Monitor reminds you to categorize pages sometimes you forget to add it. A bot (The one I am suggesting here)(Or WM) could add the Category:Uncategorized category and wiki editors can easily find what pages need to be categorized. Thoughts?
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 18:36, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes Support
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 19:22, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
I disagree. There's a special page that lists all uncategorised pages.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (2,626)) 20:32, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
Oh? Did not know about that. Link?
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 21:17, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
Special:SpecialPages - Uncategorized XX
And all pages in "uncategorized" category are categorized there, paradox
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 23:44, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
Special:UncategorizedPages; and as apple said, if you had a category for uncategorized pages it would then be categorized... anyway, the special page is all you need. Yes Done
also we have no uncategorized pages? OwO Well, I assume that special page only lists mainspace pages
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
00:47, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks and wow O.o
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 13:54, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
Ty Jacob.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (2,626)) 13:55, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Bug

This has been happing for awhile now but when I type the subject of a new post on one's talk or the CP, and click "save changes" It does not create an automatic heading any more, so I have to manually type ==Heading==. Any idea why this is happing?
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 18:40, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

cannot repro
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 22:21, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
Are you sure it isn't your browser? I've had issues simlar to this using Fire Fox.
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 23:39, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
Are you using the "New topic" link in the pencil menu? And are you actually typing the subject in the subject box?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
00:48, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
Sometimes this happens to me, but not when on a talk or the CP.
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 08:41, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
@Ken Yes I am using a new topic under the pencil and yes subject in the subject box.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 13:56, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
hmmst
Can you find a page where this consistently happens?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
01:22, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
My Talk has is so does the CP
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 11:44, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Can you walk us through the exact steps you used to consistently reproduce this?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:06, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

So looking at the video you sent me, your troubles are completely because you enabled features that are known to be potentially broken! Please turn off any "labs" features in your preferences, and everything will work again.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:23, 26 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks so much! Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:28, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Interwiki link for my userpage

Hi! Can I added an interwiki link for my userpage? (https://scratch-dach.info/wiki/Benutzer:Jakel181 )
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 21:56, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

Sure, just add [[de:User:Jakel181]] to your userpage somewhere. I've already interwiki-linked my userpage across all wikis.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
01:21, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
Cool thanks just wanted to make sure it was allowed. Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 11:35, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Wiki News update and S:FA Update

Can an EW+ please update the wiki news and S:FA for the new featured article. Thanks!
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 16:55, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
01:26, 27 September 2018 (UTC)

Adoption

Note Warning: I know it's on Wikipidea, but I have reasons other than it's used on WP.

The adoption program is simalar to the WP Adoption Program. It will be useful because some new users may need help. Making WP-Like Adoption Templates such as Template:Adopt me will help. There is no reason that it is useful beacuse it's used on WP, but it may be useful in other cases
Whatsfordinner77 (talk | contribs) 06:23, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

We already are doing that and you can, so no support?
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 07:58, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
Where a you doing that and are you a admin?
Whatsfordinner77 (talk | contribs) 08:15, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
Not here, but one of the ways you can is to make a welcome message and post to new users' talk pages.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 08:43, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
To clarify, since English is neither of your native languages, many users on this wiki have "welcome" templates (e.g. mine). We post these on users' talk pages when they are first accepted. Consider this already informally Yes Done.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:43, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
That is not what it means. Adopting users means a mentor to help you. And sorry apple for editing your post (aka. your namespace). I live in Australia so my native language is English. No Undone
Whatsfordinner77 (talk | contribs) 22:16, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
New users on Wikipedia can sometimes have literally no experience with the site, so they need a more experienced user to help them along; we have a much more strenuous account request process that ensures that new users already know some things about this wiki; therefore, mentoring is essentially unnecessary on this site, and if it is necessary usually one of the admins ends up watching specific users for a while.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
06:15, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

Is this wrong?

In this wiki page: https://en.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/April_Fools%27_Day#Wiki_.28since_2014.29 on 2017 and 2018 april fool day pranks it has the same snowflake on studio to prank the st prank and i'm not sure if scratch would repeat the same prank twice so if you have been on scratch on april the 1st 2017 and 2018 please confirm if it's true or not if not please remove the one that's wrong.
Sparf (talk | contribs) 22:20, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

Hey Sparf!
Three things:
  1. Make sure to sign your post after the whole thing with "~~~~", not just after the header.
  2. When linking to a page inside the Scratch Wiki or Wikipedia, you can use internal links instead of using the normal URL format. Use this syntax: [[Wiki Page Name#Section (Optional)|Link Name]] When linking to Wikipedia, add "Wikipedia:" before the page name.
  3. Why not post this on the page's talk page so future people editing that page can see it? :D
Thanks.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 00:45, 29 September 2018 (UTC)
Because the section name was really obtrusive, I've moved your signature to the correct place for you, sparf.
Bigpuppy is completely right - especially about internal links, as we have a style guideline against external links to internal pages. And yes, questions about specific pages go on the pages' talk page.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:54, 29 September 2018 (UTC)

Bug: External Images not working

No Not done I was trying to use a external file from another website, but it turned into a reference.
Whatsfordinner77 (talk | contribs) 08:34, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

What file were you trying to use? You can only use external images from certain sites.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:35, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
WikiMedia and Commons Heh, heh, I forgot to indent :P
Whatsfordinner77 (talk | contribs) 21:39, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
WikiMedia and WM Commons files can't be used here. We're not enabling it either. (The main reason is that there are files on Commons that are inappropriate for Scratch, IIRC).
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
06:12, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
A file whitelist could be added?
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (2,626)) 07:21, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
Banana: Then copying by ourselves is a lot easier.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 09:26, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
Waitwhat.png
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (2,626)) 07:11, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
There is a Bad Images list that has explicit images. Not going to link it but the responsible admins can do that.
Wfd7logo.png Whatsfordinner77|💬Talk|🔧Contribs|🐱Scratch 02:44, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Having a list of explicit images isn't enough. To actually use WM Commons, we need to be able to censor any explicit images from being included at all, which is not possible with any of our current tech. I will not listen to any more arguments for using WM Commons files, unless you can point out a simple way to censor explicit images. Yes Rejected
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
02:48, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Note DANGER: DO NOT LOOK IT UP. I'M PUTTING KENNY2SCRATCH TO THE JOB
Search WP:CHILLDPRO on WP and click the Commons Commons.png link. You'll see that there is plenty of explicit images. Make a new filter plus a Filter for images that works with MediaWiki. This will be plenty to filter. Cant go below that? Just use Report.
Wfd7logo.png Whatsfordinner77|💬Talk|🔧Contribs|🐱Scratch 08:32, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
Nope. Making a filter like that is more work than anyone is willing to do. Simply preventing all images from WM Commons is far simpler. If you need a Commons image, reupload it here and add the {{commons}} template.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:25, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
Yes Done Rejected
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 23:19, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Random common.css

Hi, i am editing my CSS file and i wan wondering if:

  • There would be any way for headings to be a random color
  • If there is any way it could change color every second?
    Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 11:55, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
Neither of those are possible, you would have to use JS to get any css code to do that.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:02, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
Is there anyway i can use js?
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 12:07, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
Possibly, you would have to edit your common.js file. (or make a browser extension)
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:16, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
You can have it change every time you vist a new page. If you want to do that then add this to your common.js file mw.loader.load('/w/index.php?title=User:Jakel181/Code/RandomColors.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript');//Changes the heading of a different page every time I visit one, between 6 colors: Red, Green, Blue, Orange, Purple, and Yellow.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:39, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
Changing colors is possible with CSS animations; random colors are not possible without JS. Use your common.js file for JavaScript that loads for you.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:37, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
Ken you are a true wizard and master I will bow down to you.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 13:54, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Thanks everyone, Yes Done
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 14:05, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

403 Forbidden

I have had this issue for several days, when i try to access <link censored because it causes IP bans> i get a 403 error? Accessing it now from the CP just worded, but it doesn't work from Special:BrokenRedirects
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 12:39, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Kenny2scratch has deleted it now!
NightSpeakers (talk | contribs) 13:55, 7 October 2018 (UTC)
I still get a 403 even though it's deleted.
CrazyBoy826-Icon.png CrazyBoy826 Talk | Contribs | Scratch account 16:57, 7 October 2018 (UTC)
You shouldn't see that page - it made be ip-blocked for all wikis. I need proxy to read a page now...
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 22:58, 7 October 2018 (UTC)
Please do not attempt to go to that page. I, even as an admin, got IP banned for about a day. Anyway, I've deleted the page, this is now Yes Done
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
02:00, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
Why does it cause IP bans?
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 06:55, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
MediaWiki thinks we are spambots, due to the page title (censored - please do not publicalize it)
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 09:38, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────

Why there was an IP ban

No, it wasn't a MediaWiki ban. Because the page title had a website domain in it, and I attempted to view it, I apparently triggered some sort of anti-commercial spam mechanism that caused me to be IP banned. The ban just got lifted (which is why I can talk to you now), but I've censored the page title for its misdeeds.

To be safe, in the future do not put other websites in page titles.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
14:27, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Ok i see, i can still see the link you removed in the CP history though <removed>.
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 09:50, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
I don't need to censor those revisions, because anybody going into that history is looking for the link anyway. I only removed it so that random not-logged-in users wouldn't see it immediately while looking at the current CP.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:52, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

We can now use images from other wikis, on other wikis!

You can now include images from any wiki, on any wiki! This means if a file exists on one wiki it can be included on any other. There's no special syntax to include cross-wiki images, it's just a normal file link. As an example, scroll to the bottom of my sandbox; The QR code there is actually a file on the Japanese wiki: ja:ファイル:ウェブサイトのQRコード.png! Note that the "File:" part has to be in the correct language for your wiki.

Enjoy!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
14:29, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

That's great! Although I'm not on other wikis I'm sure this feature will be useful to a lot of Wikians.
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 14:59, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
That's great news!
NightSpeakers (talk | contribs) 20:32, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
Awesome! Cool-cat-emoji.png
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 09:48, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
Note Tip: We have a Cool-cat-emoji.png Cool! template which, like the done templates, can say anything with its first parameter: Cool-cat-emoji.png Awesome!

Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:51, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Compliment Tuesday! October 9,th 2018

Welcome to the 13th Compliment Wednesday! October 9,th 2018.

What is Compliment Tuesday?

Compliment Tuesday is a way of showing appreciation to other Wikians. Feel free to congratulate someone for finishing a large page, or even just give minor thanks for a minor edit. Just remember to keep everything positive! :)

How to Compliment

We have a whole wiki page on it! :D You can find it here: Compliment Tuesday


Compliments

The Compliments are *drum roll please*


User Compliments
Kenny2scratch (talk | contribs)
  • What can I say, You do so much to help the wikis and an inspiration to all of us. :)
    Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 14:01, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
jakel181 (talk | contribs)
asqwde (talk | contribs)
jvvg (talk | contribs)


There are many more people on this wiki who deserve these comments just as much as those who received them. :) Everyone is special and brings there own ideas. The more of us there are, the better the community spirit. Sadly, I must sign off now-
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

The next CT is October 16th 2018! See you then!


Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:37, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:37, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Should we do Userboxes?

I think that they will add alot of possiblites with Userboxes like WP. I'm not saying that they should be used beacuse its used on WP, but they will be handy for alot of users. What do you think?
Wfd7logo.png Whatsfordinner77|💬Talk|🔧Contribs|🐱Scratch 08:04, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

If you want, you can - just create in your userspace. Almost everything is allowed there.
You can copy tw:User:Apple502j/ub to User:Whatsfordinner77/ub.
Usage:{{User:Whatsfordinner77/ub|File=[[File:XXX.png|60px]]|String=This user is xxxxx.}}
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 12:49, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Welcome, SVG Files!

We can now upload SVGes here! No special things required. Just use this!
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 03:09, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Ayy!! Cool-cat-emoji.png
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 09:50, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
Cool-cat-emoji.png Cool! Just confirmed it works, as well (and it properly rejects bad SVGs).
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:52, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
*dances around the place* That's great news! I always use SVGs, it's such a pain that I sometimes have to convert them into PNGs to upload them onto certain sites!
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 07:47, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
Amazing - SVGs are like, one of the best file types. :D
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 03:41, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
(In my opinion. Also, I meant image file types.)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 03:41, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Scratch CDN links for images

These don't work. Seriously, there Scratch. I can understand Commons and WM being blocked, but why is Scratch CDN not working. This website is for hosting Scratch Project/Studio/PFP Images etc. This seems pointless. Ken, can you fix this?
Wfd7logo.png Whatsfordinner77|💬Talk|🔧Contribs|🐱Scratch 10:35, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Scratch CDN is not a wiki, so you need to use another way:
10817178_32x32.png(see source)
However, we do not recommend using this. It's not so hard to upload an image. And why do you need to use CDN?
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 11:42, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
Do you know how to put it in a frame like this?
Like this?

Wfd7logo.png Whatsfordinner77|💬Talk|🔧Contribs|🐱Scratch 21:54, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
External images can't be resized. If you need resizing, upload it to the Wiki.
(I should also clarify that "external" images are when you use direct image links to include image files; "external wiki" images are when you include images from another wiki with [[File:]] syntax.)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:09, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
Also, I would like to add that a the wiki is NOT an image hosting site. If you need an image for your userspace then just upload it with the catergory Category:Users' Images
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 22:01, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

New SDS!

Can an ew+ add the new sds to the homepage? Thanks!
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 07:06, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:13, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Remove Italics from Scratch News

Hi! May someone remove the Italics from the SDS entry in the scratch news by replacing '' with " please.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 16:21, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Actually, italics are often used to indicate quoting. Besides, in this particular case, the description spans multiple lines and therefore can't be quoted with normal quotes; the {{quote}} template is overkill.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:25, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

Compliment Tuesday! October 23rd, 2018

Welcome to the 14th Compliment Tuesday! October 23rd, 2018.

What is Compliment Tuesday?

Compliment Tuesday is a way of showing appreciation to other Wikians. Feel free to congratulate someone for finishing a large page, or even just give minor thanks for a minor edit. Just remember to keep everything positive! :)

How to Compliment

We have a whole wiki page on it! :D You can find it here: Compliment Tuesday


Compliments

The Compliments are *drum roll please*


User Compliments
kenny2scratch (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for helping me and being so nice! You are someone i wish i was as good as on the wiki!
    Kittenslikefood (talk | contribs) 13:41, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you for helping me with grammar! :P
    Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:59, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
Kittenslikefood (talk | contribs)
  • For engaging with the community - asking questions and being really nice to other Wikians.Cool-cat-emoji.png
    NightSpeakers (talk | contribs) 13:24, 13 October 2018 (UTC)
Jammum (talk | contribs)
  • Your edits are of high quality, living up to your great account request. Well done!
    Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
    09:26, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Welcome to the wiki your edits are looking great so far!
    Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 16:02, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
There are many more people on this wiki who deserve these comments just as much as those who received them. :) Everyone is special and brings there own ideas. The more of us there are, the better the community spirit. Sadly, I must sign off now-
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

The next CT is October 30th 2018! See you then!


Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 16:10, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 16:10, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

In scratch news link the FPC's name to the FPC's profile.

This is just a a small suggestion that in the scratch news to link the FPC's name to the FPC's scratch profile. What do you think?
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 23:38, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

I was thinking that, however on the Scratch main front page there is no link to the profile and so should there be on the wiki?
NightSpeakers (talk | contribs) 07:44, 25 October 2018 (UTC)
Violation of S:NOSP, no support
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 11:06, 25 October 2018 (UTC)
We don't link to user profiles at all. If we have to mention usernames to give credit according to CC, we still don't link the name. (ST members on the Scratch Team page are an exception.)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:00, 25 October 2018 (UTC)
Ok :) Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:04, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Adding A Section To A Page

Hello! I haven't been here in a while, and it's nice to be back. :) I just clicked "Random Page" and it brought me to the "Projects Loved By Scratcher's I'm Following" page. I've noticed by looking in this studio that most people don't like that row to be on the front page. Do you think I should add a section about the controversy?
Purple_Ember (talk | contribs) 21:47, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

I don't see much controversy, and the only reason why it's currently being talked about is because of the current question of the week.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 22:17, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

H: shortcuts for Help pages

I am suggesting that shortcuts for Help: pages to have shortcuts under the H: prefix. An example would be H:BLOCK, which is meant to redirect to Help:Blocking users.
Jammum (talk | contribs) 17:00, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

I think short cut should say as "S:" as S stands for shortcut, If we use H: for a shout cut on help pages then we can use T for talk U for user, a letter for all the namespaces, and at that point there would be 15+ Different trypes of shortcuts to use and it would be confusing and hard to keep track.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 17:41, 26 October 2018 (UTC)
You get this idea from Wikipedia, I presume? We don't have enough need for shortcuts to help pages to separate help shortcuts from project shortcuts, I believe. If we had many more help pages, with much more interest in them, then maybe we might consider adding help shortcuts.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:06, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
Firstly, I didn't get the idea from Wikipedia. Secondly, I think T: shortcuts and U shortcuts might be a bit spammy and unnecessary. Thirdly, I think S: does not stand for shortcut, I think it stands for the "Scratch Wiki:" namespace, as there is B: shortcuts for bots.
Jammum (talk | contribs) 16:55, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
It is indeed true that S: stands for "Scratch Wiki", but B: doesn't stand for any namespace, does it? Also, I think you missed jakel181's point: if we were to have another shortcut prefix for a specific namespace, that would open up the possibility of more prefixes for even more namespaces, causing clutter. Anyway, help pages are not referred to frequently enough for a special prefix to be necessary - if you need to create a help shortcut, use a plain S: shortcut.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
02:10, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
Ok. Also, B: stands for bot. Yes Done
Jammum (talk | contribs) 11:10, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Reply template

Hi I created a reply template (Here) and I am wondering would it be something that you would use? If so would it be ok to move it to the template mainspace? Also if someone used it to reply to you, would you be ok with being pinged on your talk about that?
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:44, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

To clarify, since the OP isn't very clear: What is the community opinion on being messaged on your talk page, notified with a banner, or otherwise made aware of being mentioned with a template on some talk page? I.e. if someone were to {{@|Kenny2scratch}} I would get a talk page message, or a banner, or something else telling me that I have been pinged on a talk page. Thoughts?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:59, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, I was writting it more like a survey, but yes that is the propose of the template.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 16:08, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
Can this be moved to the template main space as well?
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 13:57, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
The purpose of the template is to provide a single way to make pings, yes? While nothing provides pings, it's simple enough to just write @username, without worrying about using a template.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:58, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
@Kenny2scratch Ok ;P
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 14:01, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
No Not done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 13:42, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @Ken Wouldn't it have to be built into the mw software to automatically tell someone that they were pinged? Also, if this template won't be accepted, then we could make it so that whenever our watchlist was changed, we would get a banner. Watchlist topic
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  22:55, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

I'm not ken but I can certainly answer your questions.
  1. No, you can use a bot or an extension for detecting if you were pinged as wiki monitor can automatically tell if you added a signature to a post.
  2. As for the watch list question, I did a search and couldn't find any extensions or configuration variables, but it is not said it couldn't be created. :)
Though you can currently have the software email you when a page on your watch is changed.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 01:18, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Something about the vector skin

When I was viewing kenny2scratch's userpage in the vector skin, I clicked on a link, where it went back to the normal skin. To fix this, I recommend that links when viewing in the vector skin to have ?useskin=vector at the end.
Jammum (talk | contribs) 16:55, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

That is because when you click on a vector link, the page and only the page you clicked on will be vector. If your default is the sw skin. So if you click on a link that is normal (No specified skin) even if you are viewing it in vector but your delfault is the sw skin then you will see the sw skin when you click on the link.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 20:29, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
I think I understand you right... you mean that links to pages when viewing in a skin other than your set skin should have ?useskin=skin? I.e. if you're viewing in another skin, links should not take you back to your set skin?
Good idea. Now is it worth the effort?
Changing links on the server-side is likely the most elegant solution, but also the most difficult.
Changing links with MW JS is hackier, but easier. Thing is, it also eats up processing power, especially when there are a lot of links. It's also difficult to discern what links are internal and what links aren't.
If you want to preview in a certain skin, though, you can use my useskin.js file (add the line mw.loader.load('https://en.scratch-wiki.info/w/index.php?action=raw&ctype=text/javascript&title=User:Kenny2scratch/useskin.js'); to your common.js file) which adds a dropdown that lets you choose what skin to preview in.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:30, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

Server update

We will have a server update after 8 minutes! This means you can't edit for a while. Please refrain from editing so that you don't lose your edits.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 09:53, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

Okay, thanks for telling us!
NightSpeakers (talk | contribs) 09:58, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
Yes PostponedYes Failed
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 11:38, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
Do you know what was supposed to be done in the failed server update?
Jammum (talk | contribs) 16:15, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
Just a change of server locations.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 18:00, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
Answered in the topic below.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
11:53, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

The server transfer: what it is and why the last try failed

So I want to clear up several things... Sorry I didn't bring this up before. (For the sake of making grammar work, I will speak in future tense here.)

What it is

There is another server transfer upcoming. (For those wondering what I mean by "another", see Scratch Wiki#Server Transfer.) The purpose of this transfer is as follows:

  • To move the Wikis onto their own dedicated machines
  • To give the admins more freedom and power on the servers
  • To release us from the constraints and worries of being on someone else's company's server

For those who don't know:

  • MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) is the person who financially supports the Wikis. Currently, the Wikis live in a folder on his company's server.
  • To prevent us from doing any potential harm, he only allows we admins to access the servers via FTP, which does not let us do any advanced configuration.
    • I am an exception to this. I currently have command-line access on his company servers for the sake of preparing for the transfer.

Why it failed

I attempted to perform this transfer at 10:00AM (UTC) last Friday. However, the attempt ended up failing. I was presented with MySQL error 2013 (search it up for more info) when dumping the wiki databases to transfer to the new servers. There are two possible causes of this error:

  • The database is corrupted (doesn't seem to be the case)
  • The database is too large, and MySQL times out when reading from it (very likely)

When the next one is

We're not really sure on this one. We're still trying to arrange a time. But do be warned that while the transfer is ongoing, the Wikis will be set to "read-only" mode. This means nobody can make any database changes.

Questions?

Hopefully that explained most of everything. Any questions?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
11:53, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 07:36, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
What country were the files moving to?
Jammum (talk | contribs) 17:54, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
It's still in Germany. It moves for at most one meter.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 23:23, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
That's probably less important ;)
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:32, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Template

I would like to create a template for when a page needs its name to be changed.
Tarekzaki (talk | contribs) 18:09, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for suggesting this idea. What would be the use of the template though? Why can’t you just move the page yourself? If it is move protected then that means the title is suitable, if you disagree you can bring it up on the CP. I don’t see the use for this. No No support!
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 19:48, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
@Tarekzaki and @Asqwde it already exists. {{Move}} ;) Though, I created a redirect so you can use {{Rename}} as the "Move button" was renamed to "Rename". Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 20:10, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for creating the redirect, but I think the OP was referring to when a page needs to be moved not when someone suggests a page to be moved
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 20:17, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
The move template is for both, when a page needs to be moved and when someone suggests a page to be moved.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 21:51, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for explaining guys.
Tarekzaki (talk | contribs) 06:51, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Should we add more emoji templates?

I feel that the SW is lagging behind with emojis, and we should add the new ones.
BlueStarPort.png BlueStarPort (KJRYoshi07) (My Talk) (Contribs) 23:16, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

I don't think that we really need more emojis as we are not social messaging site, the only ones that we have are the ones that scratch has.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 02:52, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
Just to make it clear that I am not opposing the idea of it, but just giving my opinion.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 02:55, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
I mean we should add the most up to date scratch emojis, because most of the rest have already been added.
BlueStarPort.png BlueStarPort (KJRYoshi07) (My Talk) (Contribs) 06:30, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
Which emojis are we missing?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
10:52, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
Some cat face emojis, _suitcase_, _camera_, _compass_ and _binoculars_.
BlueStarPort.png BlueStarPort (KJRYoshi07) (My Talk) (Contribs) 11:03, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────

{{e|suitcase}}{{e|camera}}{{e|compass}}{{e|binoculars}}

Suitcase emoji.pngCamera emoji.pngCompass.pngBinoculars.png

Added the specific emojis. I suggest you add the cat face emojis to the {{e}} template yourself, but please do prefix the emoji names with "cat-" or something that obvious indicates you want the cat version.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
11:19, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

There are a few cat emojis in that template right now, should I change their names for consistency?
BlueStarPort.png BlueStarPort (KJRYoshi07) (My Talk) (Contribs) 22:48, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
I would say yes, Keep it consitent with it's documented name.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 01:55, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Hm, the ones that are already cats only have cat versions. I'd say keep those, but add an extra switch option:
|cat-B)
|B)=...
That should make things more consistent. Also do update the documentation.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
06:53, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
There was a joy emoji that was never added or documented, but made.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (2,626)) 08:20, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Compliment Tuesday! November 20th, 2018

Welcome to the 15th Compliment Tuesday! November 20th, 2018.

What is Compliment Tuesday?

Compliment Tuesday is a way of showing appreciation to other Wikians. Feel free to congratulate someone for finishing a large page, or even just give minor thanks for a minor edit. Just remember to keep everything positive! :)

How to Compliment

We have a whole wiki page on it! :D You can find it here: Compliment Tuesday


Compliments

The Compliments are *drum roll please*


User Compliments
Kenny2scratch (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you, for all your work on the wiki. Especially as the only active admin right now, your work is appreciated.
    Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 16:28, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for making TemplatesFTW!.
    Jammum (talk | contribs) 16:48, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you so much for helping me out with my signature!
    BlueStarPort.png BlueStarPort (KJRYoshi07) (My Talk) (Contribs) 07:38, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you for Making the Greman Community Portal a real meta namespace!
    Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 02:05, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you for helping me fix the corresponding code template! :D
    Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:36, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
Jammum (talk | contribs)
apple502j (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for helping me fix the corresponding code template! :D
    Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:36, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
There are many more people on this wiki who deserve these comments just as much as those who received them. :) Everyone is special and brings there own ideas. The more of us there are, the better the community spirit. Sadly, I must sign off now-
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

The next CT is November 27th, 2018! See you then!


Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 13:40, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 13:40, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
Fixed some grammar in the compliments for a tweet.
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 03:16, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Sig is acting Weirdly

Yes Done
Ok, so my signature is acting weird, whenever I put ~~~~, This is what happens:


12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch 

01:41, 28 November 2018 (UTC).

To fix it for any specific time this happens, I change it to this: ~~~{{nbsp}}~~~~~ which shows this:


12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch   01:41, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
Is there anyway to fix this? (BTW, you can change my Sig or my minisig (for preferences). Just tell me what you did to fix it.


12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch   01:41, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Yes Fixed. Your <onlyinclude> part in your minisig had a newline before and after the transclusion, so when substituted a newline was added before and after your signature, causing the space and time/date to be put on a new line.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:39, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
But now it doesn't start on the next line.... (
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  14:10, 28 November 2018 (UTC))

12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  14:10, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
Fixed it myself! Yes Fixed

12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  14:50, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Fixed bar on left

No Not done
If we look on the top left, we see the boxes, Navigation, For Editors, Tools. I was thinking of making it fixed on every page, so when we scroll, it stays in position to screen. Any support?

12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  14:48, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Edit: This would be helpful in especially long pages like this one. and template for 'not done'

12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  03:12, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
I made a css script you can add to you common.js file, that does just that! Hover over the sidebar and scroll to see the parts that go off screen, and if you scroll while not hovering over the sidebar then it will stay there! I had to move the side bar to the far left though because it was blocking the "About" section on the footer. Here is the code:
mw.loader.load('/w/index.php?title=User:Jakel181/Code/FixedSidebar.css&action=raw&ctype=text/css');//Fixes the sidebar to the screen when you scroll. Credit To Jakel181 for the code

Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 17:25, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, but what I meant was for it to be built into Scratch Wiki.

12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  20:50, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
So, I just tried it but it doesn't work. :(

12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  20:56, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
It says in the main post to add it to your common.js file, not your common.css file. Also, some people prefer the sidebar the where it is right now.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 22:49, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
Still doesn't work.....
My computer is really laggy and won't scroll to the top smoothly. :(

12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  23:45, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
Ah I see the problem now, bad on my part. Use this code instead:
mw.loader.load('/w/index.php?title=User:Jakel181/Code/FixedSidebar.css&action=raw&ctype=text/css', 'text/css' );//Fixes the sidebar to the screen when you scroll. Credit To Jakel181 for the code

Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 00:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
I too made a CSS file that I think is better than Jake's (Jake, yours has a few problems regarding minute height and width tweaking. Also you use too many hacks :P). Use it by adding mw.loader.load('/w/index.php?title=User:Kenny2scratch/fixedsidebar.css&action=raw&ctype=text/css', 'text/css'); to your common.js file.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:19, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Haha! Thanks your is 8 lines while mine is 13 :P In short Ken code > Jake code. :P
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:27, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

Suggestion: Request for a new page.

Hi! I noticed that when you are logged in the wiki and search for a page that doesn't exist like Goldfish, it says: "Create the page "Goldfish" on this wiki!" but when you are logged out all it says is "There were no results matching the query." So my suggestion is instead of saying "There were no results matching the query." when logged out it should say "Request the page "Goldfish" on this wiki!" Thoughts?
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 01:05, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

That's a good idea - it can help normal Scratchers suggest pages and learn how to! +1, totally! :D
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 02:45, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Why can't I think of such awesome ideas! +1

12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  03:18, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
I made a broader suggestion along these lines more than a year ago, when I wasn't a sysop :P
I've made a bunch of changes to MediaWiki:Noarticletext-nopermission now, which should incorporate the suggestions here. Look good?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:58, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
I like it, but I don't see the it changes, on any search.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:34, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
The only problem with it is that it only works for MediaWiki searches.

12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  14:16, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
These are media wiki searches. We use media wiki software.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 14:19, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── What I meant is that it only works with pages that are categorized with MediaWiki...

12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  16:37, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

Ok, you lost me now, This is ment to show on pages not yet created, and if the page is not created it can't have a catergory. The MediaWiki in the fornt is just the namespace.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 17:08, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Ok so the suggestion was for the text to show when you search for something on the wiki. Not when you go to the URL of a non-existent page.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 17:14, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
What I meant was that it only works with MediaWiki as the namespace. The suggestion is asking for to cover the entire scratch wiki search. Right?
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  14:19, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
I've edited MediaWiki:Searchmenu-new-nocreate as well, is that better? Sorry I misunderstood the original suggestion.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:25, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
@ken Thanks :P Thats what I was after. :)
@qwerty Yes the that is what the suggestion is for; The media wiki namespace is kind of like the settings page for the wiki. Also offtopic lets move to one of our talks to continue about this. :P
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 21:22, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Hour of Code

Next week is officially #CSEDWeek, and with that I will be sharing many of the resources on the wiki on the wiki. Are there any specific resources for Computer Science Education that I should be linking to?
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 02:11, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

All CS education? Or just Scratch? In any case, I definitely recommend that you link to the Tips page, and also probably the discussion forums. For outside Scratch, I recommend the python website.
border=3px Drunken Sailor [ Talk | Contribs | More... ] 16:40, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Random Page

I don't know if anyone else notices, but sometimes the random pages give the same pages multiple times. If we want more pages to be better and more improved, this should make sure that the random page gives a new page since, let's say, the past hour or two. Support?
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  22:47, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Random page is a feature built into MediaWiki, so it's not something we can just change on a whim. I also just opened it 15 times and didn't get any duplicates, so it was most likely a coincidence that you got the same page multiple times.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:17, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Wikian?

So, I was wondering if I was a wikian and looked here. I haven't joined for longer than a month, (one of the requirements for software to detect) but I can edit Apple502j's test page to see if you are no longer a new wikian. I am able to edit it. Is there something wrong with the test page? Is there another page I can use to see if I am a wikian or not?
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  04:04, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Are you sure you were able to edit it? Your account isn't a month old, though you do have over 50 edits. You may have been able to view the source, but that's different from being able to edit it. Try editing again, but this time save (undo your edit if it succeeds).
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
05:40, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
I can't edit other peoples userpages...
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  15:22, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
...or you can go to your preferences and see if you have the Wikian right.
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 18:37, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
I could? I didn't know..
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  19:17, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Active Users

The Active Users List shows people that are active from the last 30 days. The only flexibility is to hide bots and admins. I feel we could add a little more flexibility of seeing the active users from most active to least activeness instead of alphabetically. Thoughts?
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  15:23, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Special:ActiveUsers is built into media wiki directly, I don't see any configuration settings or MediaWiki interface pages for it. (Not to say that there isn't I just haven't found any) So this most likely would have to be done with an extension which is kind of impractical for us.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 22:20, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
I've wished for such a feature, but unfortunately there's no such option. And customizing it is incredibly difficult and not really worth it. Sorry.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:19, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Step-by-Step publishing

In the editing section in preferences, there is a option for step-by-step publishing which adds the publish button on the top of the edit box. Whenever I use this button to make a new section, It removes the subject and includes the content into the previous section. Why? Is it possible to fix?
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  15:33, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

I had the same problem. It is because step by step publishing is a lab and still in development, so it is not recommended to be used. It is technically possible to fix, but not worth it for the scratch wiki. You can either turn it off or use wiki markup as a work around.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 19:37, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
Yeah.... What is a wiki markup?
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  20:47, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
Scratch_Wiki:Cheatsheet you want to use a level two heading.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 22:05, 10 December 2018 (UTC)
Oh. Forgot that Wiki markup is formatting.
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  03:00, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
I feel like the option should be disabled completely. All in favor?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:20, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Agreed, the option barely makes any difference in the editor. Besides, you just have to scroll down a little bit to click the save button. +1:D
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  03:25, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
I say Yea.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:22, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Yes Removed preference
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
14:08, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Watchlist!

I feel that just like we are notified for a change in our own talk page, we should get notified for a change in our watchlist!
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  03:30, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

You can! Have you turned on email notifications?
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 01:19, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
I meant directly into the wiki. Something like in mw. When you get replied to on any talk, you get notified (in mw)
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  01:30, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Directly on the wiki is, again, hard, and would not really be worth it. Just check your watchlist frequently! Or, as Jake says, turn on email notifications. :)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:39, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Image Needed Template

An image needs to be added here. If you are an editor, please do!
Reason: this is an example of the template.
(Date?)

Hi everyone! I came up with an idea for a new template.

Sometimes I want to put {{citation needed}} next to something, but I can't, because what I actually need is an image - which I can't get hold of. Has any of this ever happened to you?

I made a template in my userspace called "Image Needed Template." Here it is:
What do all think? Do you think it could become a proper template?
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 16:49, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

I support the template, I think it would help articles grow more by adding the urge of the need for more Supportive images.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 01:22, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
I agree +1
  • Images convey more information
  • Images help clarify information
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  01:32, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Agreed. jawiki has that so you can copy&paste: ja:Template:画像募集中
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 08:09, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Great! Is it possible for an admin to move it to Template:Image Needed?
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 09:33, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Can't you copy and paste instead? Then add the delete template on original page?
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  14:32, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Doing that right now...
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 14:45, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Done! I'll work on the documentation later.
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 14:51, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Documentation finished! Yes Done
Redglitter Profile Picture Mini.gif Redglitter (Talk ~ Contributions ~ 506 edits) 15:23, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Post after the fact: I'd have moved it if I had had time this week but c&p also makes for a cleaner start for the template.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:28, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Time to archive!

The CP has reached 125 Kb! It's time for the 102th archive! :D Whoo!!! Less scrolling space! :P lol.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 01:24, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Woohoo! I was wondering when you do it!
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  01:34, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
ARCHIVE THESE CPND TOO:
S:CPND#Dedicated page for requests for admin/EW action
S:CPND#My edit count seems to be out of sync
S:CPND#New "Report" Extension

Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 08:08, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Dedicated page for requests for admin/EW action

I propose that we create Scratch Wiki:Requests for Privileged Actions (WIP title) - basically, if something needs an admin or EW to handle it, post a message there instead of on one of the admin/EW's talks or on the CP.

Pros:

  • Makes requests for privileged actions more public and easier for all admins/EWs to see.
  • Clears up clutter on admin/EW talk pages as well as the Community Portal.

Cons:

  • New page.

Thoughts?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:34, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Any examples of what would required privileged actions that is not covered by a template (such as {{delete}})?
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 14:47, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
I do agree with this.
Purplewolves (talk | contribs) 19:02, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
I agree with KrIsMa — and also, if we don't have a template, we could always create a new one, right? :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 02:04, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
There actually is a template for protection but no-one uses it - they simply post on an admin's talk.
As for other actions, it's true that tagging pages with {{delete}} guarantees that it'll be deleted sooner or later... good point.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:46, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
+1 with K2S:Templates aren't very useful forediting protected pages or deleting logs, and some. I asked an admin to add ja-interwiki to the News, but he didn't.--
Apple502j (talk | contribs) 12:57, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
Support. (PS Apple502j the admins are very busy and can't get to everything on time) I think this page will therefore be a nice addition. How are we going to deal with the templates mentioned then?
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 14:33, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
@Apple502j: interwiki is only done by bureaucrats (i.e. Scratch Team members) on this wiki.
@KrIsMa: I think we can just use both - it's always helpful to have multiple points of contact and if the categories for those templates have a large backlog we can post on that page too, instead of here.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
00:38, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
Since I think anyone who wants to voice their opinion has already done so, and everyone seems to agree here, the only thing left to discuss is the name - what should the title of this page be? My initial thought was "Scratch Wiki:Requests for Privileged Action" but that seems too long and too wordy - any other suggestions?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:25, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
We could with "Scratch Wiki: Privileged Action Requests"
Bla-Games (talk | contribs) 18:35, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Full support with the name Scratch Wiki: Privileged Action Requests
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 12:17, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Actually, on second thought, that's rather long - how about simply "Scratch Wiki:Action Requests"? And generalize it to any kind of major action, even if it's not admin action?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:19, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Ok, but what do you mean by major action and if it is not an admin action what is the point if anyone can do it?
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 12:23, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Okay, that second thought was just a random thought, you're right there. But "Privileged Action Requests" is still really long - what about "Admin Requests"? Though EWs can do a lot too, "Admin" would just mean "Administrative" in this case.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:29, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Ok lol, i support the name
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 12:31, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
I changed my mind at the last moment and made it a subpage of the CP instead. But anyways, Yes Done
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
13:56, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
This can be in the next archive now. ;)
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 01:21, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

My edit count seems to be out of sync

Yes Known bug

If I transclude my edit count, I get 11,054; but on the actual page, the "Total" count is 386 more than the transcluded count! What's going on?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:51, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Werid. If I do it, I get 329 but that is actually a few less than the count on the page.
Duckboycool.jpg  Duckboycool  (Talk | Contribs | Edits) 13:43, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
Same here! The only difference is that mine is only 10 behind.
Drunken_Sailor (talk | contribs) 14:21, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
Is anybody else having the same problem?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:18, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
Actually, when transcluded, my Editcount is 25 less than the real count...:/
Drunken_Sailor (talk | contribs) 11:45, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
Is this discussion still active? If so, this is happening to me too. My transcluded edit count is 34 less than what it says on Special:Editcount/bigpuppy.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 13:38, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
Mine is 3 less, and I think I found the problem: Uploads of new image versions are not counted in the transcluded count, but they do in the real page.
Yzyzyz (talk | contribs) 11:38, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Ah, that makes sense.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 15:33, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

Yes Done?
bob1171 (talk | contribs) on the Community Portal. 17:59, 19 October 2017 (UTC)
No, we don't know how to fix it yet, it's No Not done
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:04, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
I am experiencing the same issue as well
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 22:33, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Me too. 2,785 and Special:Editcount/CrazyBoy826. Mine is 108 less.
CrazyBoy826-Icon.png CrazyBoy826 Talk | Contribs | Scratch account 16:52, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
I am also having the same problem.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:17, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Could it also be because of edits on deleted pages and hidden revisions, I know I haven't uploaded 38 images.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 22:31, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

So it seems to be a bug with the editcount extension, and has been known snice 2007 and has not been fix. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:Up55ekdaxw8mqhcl
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 17:21, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
Aw cmon, I posted on the extension's talk page and nobody replied, but you post on the support desk (where it isn't supposed to go) and you get immediate attention? ._. Anyway, glad to know that it's known. We'll just have to deal with it.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:17, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
Opps, I guess we know about it now.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:33, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
Hmm.. A very similar bug is happening on my Directory. When I use my Footer (it writes the page size), it is very different then when I use this: {{PAGESIZE:User:12944qwerty/Directory}}. Both ways are transcluded.

12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  01:22, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
It seems to work fine for me, the only difference is the comma User:Jakel181/Sandbox/3
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:37, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
Hmmm, wierd, just got fixed

12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  14:13, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── So, I just checked mine and both are 340... Maybe this happens for older users?
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  15:44, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Its because of the way media wiki counts edits not the age of the user.
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 19:16, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

New "Report" Extension

A new feature has been added to this wiki: It's an extension of MediaWiki made by Ken named Report. Users(who logged in) can use this to report vandalism/something against CGs. It keeps what you sent a secret, so only EWs+ can see the reports.

Okay, maybe you are interested in this. First, go to the history/difference page. Next, click "Report" of the revision you report. And then you can type the reason. If you have already reported one revision, you can't do it again for the same one.

EWs go to a page to handle them. This page is hidden for non-EWs.

AND IT IS MOST IMPORTANT THING! Don't abuse it. It can only make them angry. Of course, if you really found something illegal, you can use it.


Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,072edit 03:23, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

This post is a bit incoherent, so let me reword it here:
I've installed a new extension, simply called "Report". If you are logged in, a "report" link will appear next to every revision, like so:

Wiki Revision.png

Clicking it will bring you to this page:

Wiki RevisionReport.PNG

After filling in a reason to report the revision, EWs and admins will see a message like this in Special:RecentChanges:

Rc-report.png

Clicking that link brings us to a page listing current reports. Each report displays the revision it is reporting, and the user who reported it. There is also a link to look at a specific page about the report; on that page, admins can mark the report as "handled", so that it no longer shows up in the list.
Do not abuse this feature. It is made for when you see something inappropriate that bypassed the abuse filter. If you report a revision that is perfectly acceptable, you'll get a verbal warning. As with most other transgressions, too many (how many is decided by admins) warnings will lead to a block.
Ideally, this will never be used. In practice, it's probably going to be the case that it'll get used at some point. Use it when actually necessary; don't test it, either, I've done all the testing required on my own test wiki.
All that aside, please do use it if you find something inappropriate; it'll help us keep the Wiki a safer place.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
04:27, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
If you are on the fence about whether something should be reported or not, go ahead and report it. We won't get "angry" if we don't see the case as having merit. This feature displays our continued committment to taking input from the community in addition to the New Users Recommendation portal.
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 15:36, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
At the top of the report screen should we have a message saying not to abuse this feature?
Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 23:04, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
Cool-cat-emoji.png Awesome! Asqwde: +1.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 18:27, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
No I took this out of Archive 101 since asqwde had a suggestion. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 16:45, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
Wikimedia is blocked on the Scratch Wiki but is allowed on the forums. This may add some possiblity, but there has to be no history.
Whatsfordinner77 (talk | contribs) 02:29, 3 October 2018 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Yes Done now that asqwde's suggestion has been implemented. Will move to next archive.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
12:37, 3 October 2018 (UTC)