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Unfinished discussions

Template:Collapse documentation is missing

Yes Resolved (since 16:55, 5 January 2022 (UTC))

Yes Done
Template:Collapse is broken. The documentation is missing.
Ideapad-320 (talk | contribs) 02:01, 29 May 2021 (UTC)

How can I take input for templates?

Yes Resolved (since an unknown date)

I'm making a what/why template for redirections, something like that... but I need to take input, like: {{whatwhy|what=Redirected|why=Not provided.} In the template: {{{What}}} {{{Why}}} How can I do that?
Mar10Josh (talk | contribs) 03:50, 28 February 2022 (UTC)

I looked at the template help page. It turned out I did it correct.
Mar10Josh (talk | contribs) 05:56, 1 March 2022 (UTC)

Thankful Thursday! April 29th, 2021

Welcome to the 37th Thankful Thursday! April 29th, 2021.

What is Thankful Thursday?

Thankful Thursday 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 Thank

We have a whole wiki page on it! :D You can find it here: Thankful Thursday


Thanks

The Thanks are *drum roll please*

User Thanks
jvvg (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for improving the thumbnail-maker!
    Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 23:15, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Thank you for everything you do on the wiki. You patrol most of the edits, go through the account requests, be an owner of a bot, improving the thumbnail-maker, and everything else you do.
    Dogsmakemehappy (talk | contribs) 15:01, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
Jammum (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for your frequent edits, especially ones that are part of complicated topics because it shows your experience with Scratch and also shows how much you help the Scratch Wiki.
    Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 15:40, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
hiPeeps124816 (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for paying such close attention to blocks on the wiki! play sound (Clapping v) until done
    Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 20:34, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
Maximouse (talk | contribs)
TheTrillion (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for having interwiki'd so many references!
    Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 18:49, 23 March 2021 (UTC)
Pennharlowe (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for improving various explanations, especially a couple or so pertaining to programming. (And welcome!)
    Jonathan50 (talk | contribs) 05:31, 25 April 2021 (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 their 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 TT is, May 27th, 2021 see you then!
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 13:43, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 13:43, 29 April 2021 (UTC)

ScratchX on Scratch Extensions page

Yes Resolved (since an unknown date)


I noticed that this page about Scratch Extensions contains a section about ScratchX, which doesn't work anymore as it requires Flash. Should I put the {{obsolete}} tag or write that it doesn't work anymore?
Kccuber (talk | contribs) 13:20, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

In my opinion, I would recommend to do both.
TheTrillion (talk | contribs) 14:40, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

November Featured Images

Yes Resolved (since 20:29, 1 November 2021 (UTC))

Hello everyone! It's time to decide on featured images for November. If you have any suggestions, please leave them below.

What can I suggest?

You can suggest any image(s) on the English Scratch Wiki that have not been featured previously.

How do I tell if an image has already been featured?

It will have the {{featured}} template on it, shown as a star icon in the top right corner of the image page.

Is there a limit to the number of images I can suggest?

No. However, please don't suggest too many... :P
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 00:52, 1 October 2021 (UTC)

How about this or this?
TheTrillion's Profile Picture.png  TheTrillion • Talk • 2,594 contributions • Scratch  00:57, 1 October 2021 (UTC)
This?
A drawing of lavender.jpg Petaldancer66 (talk | contribs) 01:28, 1 October 2021 (UTC)
How about this?
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 13:11, 27 October 2021 (UTC)
Yes Updated
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 20:29, 1 November 2021 (UTC)

"Scratch Contributors (disambiguation)" page?

Yes Resolved (since 14:50, 5 December 2021 (UTC))

I recently spoke with jvvg who thought that adding a disambiguation for the page Scratch Contributors was a good idea. That article is mainly about people who've made significant contributions to Scratch. However, I was thinking of having a disambiguation that shows all areas of Scratch you can contribute (ex. SDS, SWC, FPC, etc.). Thoughts? (I originally posted this on the page's discussion page, but never got a response, so I thought I'd bring it up here.)
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 16:40, 14 October 2021 (UTC)

Since nobody has "objected", and since that jvvg believes this is a fairly decent idea, I guess I'll create the page.
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 20:49, 28 October 2021 (UTC)
Yes Done page created! Please do add something if you find something; I'm pretty sure I missed something :P
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 14:50, 5 December 2021 (UTC)

More Cross-wiki Related Extensions?

Yes Resolved (since 18:14, 15 December 2021 (UTC))

How about we add some more extensions that enhance the multi-wiki editing experience?
1. CentralAuth
This would allow a user to log into all wikis with just one password. It would also allow a user with an account on one wiki to get an account on all wikis, which may help other wikis. Username conflicts are unlikely, since all account names are linked with Scratch accounts.
2. GlobalPreferences
This would allow a user to set their preferences for all wikis, instead of having to change them all manually. Local exceptions exist, so if a user wants a setting different on one wiki, but the same for all others, they can do so.
3. GlobalWatchlist
This allows users to have one common watchlist for all wikis.
4. GlobalUserPage
By setting a userpage on a central wiki (probably twiki), a user can have a user page on all wikis they don't have a local userpage for.
5. GlobalCssjs
Allows a user to have custom CSS and custom JS for all wikis, instead of having to change it all manually.
What do you all think?
Dhuls's Wiki Icon.png Dhuls (Talk|870 Contributions|Scratch) 00:20, 25 October 2021 (UTC)

My thoughts: 1. It's intentional that each Wiki has its own account system. We require that all contributors here be reasonably proficient in English (which we determine with the account request system), and likewise other Wikis require you be proficient in those languages. Additionally, unifying the accounts of all the Wikis would be very difficult. 2-5. This would be nice but won't work without either using CentralAuth or developing our own system to have a centralized ID, which would be possible but probably a significant amount of work (though I will bring this up with other developers for further investigation).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:13, 25 October 2021 (UTC)
Additionally, adding CentralAuth would require changes to how the account request system works (specifically how we create accounts using CentralAuth), and I don't see a way in CentralAuth to have an account selectively enabled on specific Wikis. If we can find a way to selectively enable accounts on certain Wikis, then we may be able to make this work (we would need to reprogram the account request system to create an account if one does not exist at all, and enable it on the relevant Wiki if one does already exist).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:20, 25 October 2021 (UTC)
bro, wikitext has list formatting
# item one
#:elaboration as necessary
# another
Anyway - responding to each in turn:
  1. Rejected by design - you cannot be an editor on another wiki unless you are proficient in that wiki's language (as judged by their specific account request process), or are entitled to access for administrative purposes.
  2. I would support this if there was a way to do it without CentralAuth. If the method jvvg describes (modding both CA and CA) is the only way to make GlobalPreferences work, then it's not worth the effort. Also, most people do not have accounts on multiple wikis, and even those who do typically visit a particular one the most, so the actual use cases for this are fairly limited.
  3. This doesn't even make sense. Different wikis have different pages. Just add the pages to your local watchlists.
  4. This is similar to GlobalPreferences in that it's a nice-to-have but unlikely to be worth the effort given the difficulty and limited use cases.
  5. Same as above, but even more limited use cases since few people on these wikis use user CSS/JS.
I do appreciate the ideas, and the extensions are quite useful on sites like Wikipedia which freely welcome cross-wiki contribution, but we are not Wikipedia and we segregate the languages much more strongly. I don't really see these extensions being added any time soon.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
02:31, 25 October 2021 (UTC)

New Article about Database Works

Yes Resolved (since 14:11, 27 October 2021 (UTC))

There should be an article regarding the database works (where the Scratch Team moved the comment database between servers) on the Wiki. I think it should be located at Database Works. Hope I was helpful for y'all.
EddyTheFox12 (talk | contribs) 16:43, 25 October 2021 (UTC)

I don't think it's all that notable (in the end from an end-user perspective nothing changed and the disruption was fairly short-lived). In my opinion, it's worth a mention in Scratch Timeline and maybe Comment (website feature) but not its own article.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:53, 25 October 2021 (UTC)
This article is not going to be created anytime soon. The so-called "database works" also happens in the Wiki, but not even all of them worth mentioning. (notable ones usually go to their respective articles with regards to the related topic) For example, we also often do not record when the Scratch website was down, and don't have a separate page for that.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
18:35, 26 October 2021 (UTC)
Yes Done
EddyTheFox12 (talk | contribs) 14:11, 27 October 2021 (UTC)

Proposal for quick FAQ links

Yes Resolved (since 00:19, 28 October 2021 (UTC))

We have a lot of FAQ pages on the wiki and all of them have pretty long names. Since they're FAQs and definitely do get linked around a lot, I was thinking that we could have a quick link for FAQ pages. For example, What happens if a project is false reported? can be made as FAQ:FR. It's definitely much more memorable and easier to link. We can also have another category for these links too: Category:FAQ Shortcuts. What do you all think?
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  17:59, 25 October 2021 (UTC)

I support this, it would make linking these a lot easier on the forums. A few others that might be useful would be FAQ:UNBAN for How do users get unbanned?, FAQ:SIG for How are forum signatures changed?, etc.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:15, 25 October 2021 (UTC)
I also support this idea because it would be easier to link to them. Also, I created a page in my userspace with my suggestions for shortcuts for most of the FAQ pages (some can be changed, added or removed if needed).
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 07:07, 26 October 2021 (UTC)
+1
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
18:23, 26 October 2021 (UTC)
Also, if this suggestion were to happen, I think a few shortcut creations and them being marked on their corresponding FAQ pages could happen gradually over a few days to release strain and clogging on Recent Changes.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 06:59, 27 October 2021 (UTC)
It doesn't have to happen immediately. I do think that some sort of agreement must come before adding a shortcut to a page because there could be various different names used instead. We can use Jammum's list as a place to get started though.
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  14:30, 27 October 2021 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── We've gotten several supporters and nobody has expressed any opposition, so I say we go ahead with this.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:41, 27 October 2021 (UTC)

How will we go about this? Will there be a discussion about the name for different FAQ pages? Or do we just start converting the FAQs to their shortcuts based on Jammum's list? We can also move his list to a mainspace (or FAQ?) as a list of all the shortcuts and their paired page.
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  18:32, 27 October 2021 (UTC)
I think just start creating them. Honestly there isn't much discussion to be had.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:52, 27 October 2021 (UTC)
Ok, I see a bunch of shortcuts already created. Yay!
Also, should we use the {{shortcut}} template for the shortcuts?
And another idea I randomly had, should the regular faq pages go to the FAQ space as well? Since they're "FAQs" as well?
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  23:47, 27 October 2021 (UTC)
Using {{shortcut}} would be good. The FAQ: prefix is actually not a namespace (similar to how S: isn't), they're still technically mainspace.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:07, 28 October 2021 (UTC)

December Featured Images

Yes Resolved (since 22:01, 1 December 2021 (UTC))

Hello everyone! It's time to decide on featured images for December. If you have any suggestions, please leave them below.

What can I suggest?

You can suggest any image(s) on the English Scratch Wiki that have not been featured previously.

How do I tell if an image has already been featured?

It will have the {{featured}} template on it, shown as a star icon in the top right corner of the image page.

Is there a limit to the number of images I can suggest?

No. However, please don't suggest too many... :P
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 20:30, 1 November 2021 (UTC)

How about this or this?
TheTrillion's Profile Picture.png  TheTrillion • Talk • 2,594 contributions • Scratch  00:34, 2 November 2021 (UTC)
Ok, let’s try this again... :P How about this or this?
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 21:46, 3 November 2021 (UTC)
Yes Updated
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 22:01, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

Link in the footer

Yes Resolved (since 01:48, 8 November 2021 (UTC))

Hi everyone. On the Wiki footer, under Legal, the second link (Disclaimers). It leads to a German Wiki page, which, using the limited German I know & some help from Google Translate, is the Terms of Use page for the de-wiki. Not sure if this is a bug, or intentional. Could an admin respond to this? Thanks! :)
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 19:09, 7 November 2021 (UTC)

This is intentional. The terms of use are legally binding and since the legal owner of the Wiki is German, the legal documents (also including our privacy policy and a few other things) are also in German. If we provided a translation in English it would have to come with the disclaimer that it is only for informational purposes and not legally binding, with the German version remaining legally binding (the Scratch Terms of Use comes with a similar disclaimer saying that the English version is legally binding with any other languages being for informational purposes only). The reason we do not have a non-legally binding English translation at all is that nobody has translated it into English at all.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:54, 7 November 2021 (UTC)
Ah, that makes sense. Thanks!
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 01:48, 8 November 2021 (UTC)

"Long page" template

Yes Resolved (since 18:18, 12 November 2021 (UTC))

Maybe there should be a long page warning template that will appear on huge pages like List of Block Workarounds. I think this will be helpful. The template could be located at Template:Long page. (When this problem will resolved, we'll try to create the template page.)
EddyTheFox12 (talk | contribs) 11:48, 12 November 2021 (UTC)

How would this be helpful? Telling a user that a page is long doesn't really add anything. Warning them would basically discourage them from viewing that page.
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 14:30, 12 November 2021 (UTC)
But some wikis use such a template. You know, extremely complex wiki pages can cause performance issues if you have slow Internet connection. Well, maybe.
EddyTheFox12 (talk | contribs) 15:36, 12 November 2021 (UTC)
By the time the user is opening a page, it's too late to warn them in terms of performance issues, so it won't help in that regard. I also don't really see any other value in warning users about long pages, they'll be able to tell pretty quickly how long a page is in terms of difficulty reading, and if a page is just a lot of text it won't cause performance issues anyway (list of block workarounds uses scratchblocks which involves a lot of client-side logic which is the main reason it's a fairly slow page). And, as wangat said, this will discourage users from viewing pages simply because they are long. (Side note: I expressed support for splitting up the list of block workarounds but the community consensus was not to do so)
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:44, 12 November 2021 (UTC)
Well, I guess long page template will be completely useless on the Scratch Wiki. I feel like I came here just to annoy you, Scratch Wiki contributors. But this is already Yes Done (or isn't it?).
-unsigned comment by EddyTheFox12 (talk | contribs)
Note that Wikipedia does have a long page template, but we are not Wikipedia and the block workarounds page isn't too hard to navigate.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
18:08, 15 December 2021 (UTC)

Scratch Site 404

Yes Resolved (since 20:20, 16 November 2021 (UTC))

So... I just went to Scratch.mit.edu and it shows 404...
I need to finish a school work for tomorrow on it. Anyone know what is happening ?
im so ded

Scratcheur-2020Send (talk | contribs) 19:41, 16 November 2021 (UTC)

It works fine for me...
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:20, 16 November 2021 (UTC)

Thankful Thursday! November 25th, 2021

Yes Resolved (since an unknown date)


Welcome to the 38th Thankful Thursday! November 25th, 2021.

What is Thankful Thursday?

Thankful Thursday 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 Thank

We have a whole wiki page on it! :D You can find it here: Thankful Thursday


Thanks

The Thanks are *drum roll please*

User Thanks
jvvg (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for letting me have a wiki account!


bobcat0701 (talk | contribs)

Jammum (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for renaming many pages with incorrect page title names to make them correct!
    TheTrillion (talk | contribs) 22:47, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
TheTrillion (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for being so active and helpful! People like you are integral to any successful wiki, and I am thankful for you. :)
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 15:12, 7 July 2021 (UTC)
Queer_Royalty (talk | contribs)
  • Wow, you joined the wiki ready to help! Thanks for contributing so many helpful edits to the wiki so far, and I hope you continue! :)
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 15:06, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
PenguinLover1123 (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for contributing so much! Your contributions are greatly appreciated. I hope you continue to edit the wiki! :)
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 23:07, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
Petaldancer66 (talk | contribs)
dhuls (talk | contribs)
dullbananas (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 their 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 TT is, December 23th, 2021 see you then!
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 22:28, 25 November 2021 (UTC)

Yes Done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 22:28, 25 November 2021 (UTC)

Question

Yes Resolved (since 07:41, 26 November 2021 (UTC))

Im wondering if I can add a page with a list of some disrespectful scratchers that have thousands of reports yet have not been banned. I think it will help because it would make more scratchers find out about them and report them, so that ST can ban them for being disrespectful. PS they were disrespectful because they were impersonating others and leaking stuff that the actual people begged to not be leaked.

Thanks!
Joshua-ballesteros (talk | contribs) 05:41, 26 November 2021 (UTC)

Such list would not be allowed because its main purpose would be to 'name and shame' or gossip about other Scratchers. Also, because such list would include Scratchers with "thousands of reports", this would be impossible because only the Scratch Team has access to report data and would refuse to disclose it to anyone else. Therefore, anything on the list would be completely speculative and unverifiable.
Overall, such list would be breaking the "Help keep the site friendly" part of the Community Guidelines, especially the part saying not to be "spreading rumors about other people’s behavior".
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 07:41, 26 November 2021 (UTC)

Elections & Appointments

Yes Resolved (since 15:01, 28 November 2021 (UTC))

It's been so long since we've had an Election and an Appointment.
CodeLearnerSai (talk | contribs) 06:40, 28 November 2021 (UTC)

As stated at Scratch Wiki:Elections, elections are held "as deemed necessary by the current administrators." The current wiki administration has not determined that there is a need for new Experienced Wikians or administrators/bureaucrats at this time. If that changes, an election will be held or new administrator(s)/bureaucrat(s) will be appointed. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 06:52, 28 November 2021 (UTC)
For more information, please see some FAQ about this.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:01, 28 November 2021 (UTC)

Flawed Article Changing Soon

Yes Resolved (since 00:02, 5 December 2021 (UTC))

Hello everyone,
We are planning to put the new Flawed Article into effect on December 5th (a week from today). If anyone has further changes that you think should be made to the article, please post them on its talk page. Please try not to suggest new flaws, however; there are already quite a few. Thanks! :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 21:10, 28 November 2021 (UTC)

The Flawed Article has now been updated. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 00:02, 5 December 2021 (UTC)

How do you make an April Fools page?

Yes Resolved (since 03:00, 30 November 2021 (UTC))

I want to do an AF page
Xolay (talk | contribs) 01:34, 30 November 2021 (UTC)

To make an April Fools' page of an existing page, create a page called Scratch Wiki:April Fools/PAGENAMEHERE.
TheTrillion's Profile Picture.png  TheTrillion • Talk • 2,594 contributions • Scratch  03:00, 30 November 2021 (UTC)

How do you delete a Scratch Wiki account

Yes Resolved (since 22:37, 3 December 2021 (UTC))

I'm just asking
Xolay (talk | contribs) 18:22, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

Pretty sure you can request it. You can't normally delete your own account
LokiBlaster-Icon.png LokiBlaster | Talk Page | Contributions 18:48, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
Aside from sending a GDPR request, I don't think this is possible with MediaWiki.
Dhuls's Wiki Icon.png Dhuls (Talk|870 Contributions|Scratch) 00:23, 2 December 2021 (UTC)
^ This. You can't have your account deleted other than via the GDPR process.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:13, 2 December 2021 (UTC)
and where's the gdpr process
Xolay (talk | contribs) 00:43, 3 December 2021 (UTC)
You'd probably have to privately contact the wiki administration.
Dhuls's Wiki Icon.png Dhuls (Talk|870 Contributions|Scratch) 01:24, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

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

  • It is technologically impossible to delete MediaWiki accounts
  • It is also legally impossible to delete Scratch Wiki accounts for copyright reasons
  • As such, the most we can do is permanently lock your account to ensure you never have access to it

So if you wish to exercise your GDPR rights in that regard, take a look at our privacy policy and/or disclaimer, but just know that there's not much we can do.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
02:49, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

So not possible?
Xolay (talk | contribs) 21:42, 3 December 2021 (UTC)
Not possible. I don't see many reasons as to why you'd delete your Scratch Wiki account, aside from not needing it.
78ch3ProfilePic.png 78ch3 : [My talk] | [|Contribs] | [|Main] 22:37, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

January Featured Images

Yes Resolved (since 00:18, 2 January 2022 (UTC))

Hello everyone! It's time to decide on featured images for January. If you have any suggestions, please leave them below.

What can I suggest?

You can suggest any image(s) on the English Scratch Wiki that have not been featured previously.

How do I tell if an image has already been featured?

It will have the {{featured}} template on it, shown as a star icon in the top right corner of the image page.

Is there a limit to the number of images I can suggest?

No. However, please don't suggest too many... :P
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 22:03, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

How about this or this?
TheTrillion's Profile Picture.png  TheTrillion • Talk • 2,594 contributions • Scratch  01:56, 3 December 2021 (UTC)
This perhaps
78ch3ProfilePic.png 78ch3 : [My talk] | [|Contribs] | [|Main] 23:03, 3 December 2021 (UTC)
Yes Updated
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 00:18, 2 January 2022 (UTC)

My user warning templates

Yes Resolved (since 01:17, 6 January 2022 (UTC))

I made some user warning templates that you can use on talk pages of users who break the rules.
CodeLearnerSai (talk | contribs) 00:57, 11 December 2021 (UTC)

First of all, the block templates wouldn't be allowed, since
  • Only bureaucrats can block, making this pointless for others
  • If it goes on the talk page, it will break Scratch's Community Guidelines
  • MediaWiki allows specifying block reasons (that's what $2 is).
Second of all, is there any reason we need this. Other than "Wikipedia uses this"?
Third, we don't need 4 warning templates for vandalism. In that case, we only need one. Same goes for some other things.
Fourth, would it kill the mods to type messages each time? These things happen rarely.
Fifth, your exposing the block appeal address. This exists for a reason, and MediaWiki:BlockedText uses it, another point for it.
Dhuls's Wiki Icon.png Dhuls (Talk|870 Contributions|Scratch) 02:33, 11 December 2021 (UTC)
Just to put other reasons in addition to those that Dhuls have pointed out before me are that we don't have enough amount of vandalism to justify the usage of those templates (as a plus of being a approved-users-only wiki), and I am pretty sure that the admins block the vandals on sight instead of waiting them to stop.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
18:28, 11 December 2021 (UTC)
In addition, we do not publicize blocks, and generally we prefer to try to hide that they even happened. Using block templates would defeat this purpose.
Also, please do not give out email addresses without permission, especially if they're not your own. That's against the Community Guidelines. (The email you put in your templates wasn't even the correct one.) We don't keep the appeals email private just because we like to be secretive.
Some corrections to what others have said:
  • Dhuls, they were suggesting messages to post on talk pages, not new content for MediaWiki:Blockedtext.
  • Ahmetlii, we do tend to warn vandals before blocking, but if it's clear they're ignoring the warning or blatantly disregarding it then we move to a swift block.
Thank you for taking the time to make these, but I'm afraid they will not be used.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
01:17, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

Just to make sure, Are talk page guides accepted?

Yes Resolved (since 06:23, 12 December 2021(UTC))

I'm making one and I am not sure if anybody would accept this so I'm asking this
Mar10Josh (talk | contribs) December 11 2021 7:12 PM

We already have one.
Dhuls's Wiki Icon.png Dhuls (Talk|870 Contributions|Scratch) 05:29, 12 December 2021 (UTC)
Oh thanks!
Mar10Josh (talk | contribs) 06:23, 12 December 2021 (UTC)

Can I make a hover text template?

Yes Resolved (since 17:49, 15 December 2021 (UTC))

There are some people who want to make text appear when they hover over something, like more information on scratchblocks or confusing items. Can I do this?
Mar10Josh (talk | contribs) 05:14, 15 December 2021 (UTC)

If all you want to do is add hover text, it's very simple, but that shouldn't be done in mainspace articles since a user wouldn't know to hover over it for more information. We do have a few other pages that have a fancy underline and show a question mark cursor when hovering over something (for example, giving a definition or an expansion of an acronym), but I can't actually find any at the moment, so please let me know of any examples so I can see if we already have a template for that.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:54, 15 December 2021 (UTC)
I have been informed by kenny2scratch that you use the <abbr> tag, like this. I think that's simple enough that we don't need a template.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:40, 15 December 2021 (UTC)
Yep - see:
<abbr title="abbreviation">abbr</abbr>
abbr
Part of regular HTML.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
17:49, 15 December 2021 (UTC)

MediaWiki Vulnerability

Yes Resolved (since 03:46, 20 December 2021 (UTC))


Hi everyone,

A vulnerability has been discovered in MediaWiki that bypasses permission checks for some actions and allows editing any page without proper permission. We have added the recommended configuration settings to patch this vulnerability, but we also do plan on upgrading to MediaWiki 1.35.5 fairly soon to be on the safe side. At this time I don't know exactly when this will happen, but minor version upgrades usually only result in a few minutes of downtime (if that).

All this being said, I audited our server access logs and have not found any indications that this Wiki has been attacked using this vulnerability.

For more information, see the MediaWiki announcement.

Thank you to apple502j for bringing this to our attention.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:20, 16 December 2021 (UTC)

Alrighty, thanks for letting us know about this. Hope it will be resolved soon!
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 20:53, 16 December 2021 (UTC)
The Wikis have been upgraded to 1.35.5. This issue is resolved.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:46, 20 December 2021 (UTC)

Update on Arc CDN

Yes Resolved (since 07:01, 20 December 2021 (UTC))

Several months ago, we incrementally rolled out (and then fully enabled) Arc CDN in the hope that users would see page speed-ups and that we could make some money on the side.

That hasn't happened. We have no way of measuring cache times, but I at least haven't seen a significant speed-up. Additionally, the promise of money seems to have entirely been a scam: as of 2021-12-20T05:45:00Z, we have $167.9 "ready to pay out", none of which actually has been.

This loss of trust led us to investigate Arc further, and what we found did not please us. First off, their website does not list a privacy policy, terms of use, or any other legal document. There also seems to be no evidence of their presence at the address they list on their website (though that may just be Google Maps not updating), plenty of complaints on various forums about lack of payouts, and just general lack of credibility all round.

As such, we have disabled Arc, and since it left behind a JavaScript service worker, we have also added a script to MediaWiki:Common.js to clear that worker. This should eventually clear it from everyone, but out of an abundance of caution, we recommend clearing all of your English Scratch Wiki cookies and logging in a fresh session. That is the only surefire way to ensure Arc no longer runs anything on your browser when you visit the Wiki.

Thank you for your patience, and apologies for misplacing your trust. To the best of our knowledge, the mistake has been repaired, and user data shouldn't have been affected, but we are continuing to investigate further and will report back as necessary.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
07:01, 20 December 2021 (UTC)

Even though this didn't turn out how you hoped, thank you for making the Wiki a better place everyday!
AjsyaSmallpfp.png ajsya  Profile | Talk | Contribs  13:48, 20 December 2021 (UTC)
(Noting it here) A GitHub repository involving connecting Arc and MediaWiki instances created by some of this wiki's members has been archived after I made an issue on its removal by this wiki.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 08:35, 21 December 2021 (UTC)

Is moving Scratch Wiki accounts supported yet?

Yes Resolved (since 07:46, 27 December 2021 (UTC))


Although I haven't used Scratch in a while, I took the time today to clean up some of my Internet accounts, including moving them all to a new email. I came by my accounts here on the wiki, and I would like to check in on this matter:

One of the rules of requesting a Scratch Wiki account is, Your account can't be for an alternate Wiki account. This means that if I attempted to request an account from a second Scratch account that I own, my request would be rejected immediately.

I then thought about another way to request how to move my Scratch Wiki registration under a different username. Before I stumbled upon the community portal though, I came across a notice on Special:RequestAccount with a message along the lines of:

If you move accounts on Scratch, you will have to keep the username you input here for the rest of your Wiki days. We do not support moving accounts. Choose wisely!

Now, that really disappointed me because the current username is from my initial registration on Scratch when I was younger, and I have since grown and the username Scrunchy1 does not appear on any of my primary internet accounts anymore, and I've since wished to relinquish it entirely from my accounts online, everywhere.

Returning today after I have been sorting through my accounts to clean them up, I revisited the Scratch Wiki today and am reminded of this untied loose end that I'd like to see if I could do away with it. Today, the sentence from the blockquote above is no longer visible on Special:RequestAccount. I am now questioning whether this policy has therefore changed, and so I can request that my Scratch Wiki registration be moved to a new Scratch Account.

Could this be clarified?


Scrunchy1 (talk | contribs) 05:14, 27 December 2021 (UTC)

Hello, thanks for posting. Even though that message is no longer present on Special:RequestAccount, the policy has remained (mostly) unchanged. While we now have the technical capability to rename accounts, it will not be done unless an account's corresponding Scratch account has been renamed by the Scratch Team. Thank you for understanding, and feel free to ask if you have any further questions. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 07:46, 27 December 2021 (UTC)

Extended confirmed user access level and protection level.

Yes Resolved (since 17:13, 20 December 2021 (UTC))

Some pages that jvvg protected were to EWs and Admins only and that is too restrictive. An EW should also be extended confirmed to edit an extended confirmed protected page. This right should be automatically given to accounts that are 75 days old and have made at least 500 edits.
CodeLearnerSai (talk | contribs) 02:11, 28 December 2021 (UTC)

Hello, first of all we are not Wikipedia, so we don't have a "extended confirmed" role either (and plus it would be stupid given our non-anonymous wiki, role system and rules). Second: most of the EW+ protected pages are - for obvious reasons like vandalism and high-traffic pages - Wiki Wednesday pages (which are only protected for a month), or template/MediaWiki pages which may affect the entire wiki on a case of vandalism. Also, the admins have the right to exercise EW+ protection on a case of edit warring, or something else not mentioned in this paragraph. After all, the EWs are the "trusted and elected" members of this community whose are also trusted to not going to vandalize pages and abuse their rights, and the role system is also not a status symbol.
... of course, you may be right about that the amount of the active EWs and admins are not enough as the wiki has grown over time and some of them retired, but that's a different topic.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
17:13, 28 December 2021 (UTC)

How Do You Give Credit For a Tutorial?

Yes Resolved (since an unknown date)

I want to fix the List-Based Raycaster Tutorial using this project. I created a modified version that added wall detection, but I want to know how to give @peter1876 credit for their original project. I would ask them, but they haven't been active in 11 months, so I don't know what to do. Does anyone know how I would give credit? Thanks,
Jbthepig (talk | contribs) 23:16, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

I reccommend that you only mention them in an edit summary (the box that says 'Summary' below the space where editing is done) because mentioning that user in the article itself might be considered promoting or advertising them.
(Small note: You used external links to link to the Scratch Wiki, see this, which shows how to use internal links to other Scratch Wiki Pages)
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 08:08, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
Thanks!

Jbthepig (talk | contribs) 21:48, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

Happy New Year!

Yes Resolved (since 00:00, 1 January 2022 (UTC))

Hello,
I'd just like to wish everyone a happy new year and thank you all for your contributions to the Scratch Wiki in 2021. However you contribute to the wiki, be it by writing articles, fixing typos, welcoming new users, or something else entirely, your contributions are necessary and valued. The English wiki had over five million pageviews in 2021, and even though it can be hard sometimes to see the impact your contributions make, I hope that number puts things into perspective.

It's a wonderful thing that we've been able to continue building such a useful and substantial resource about Scratch, and that wouldn't have been able to happen without the collaboration of all our contributors. I'd also like to extend my thanks to Martin Wollenweber and the other Experienced Wikians, administrators, and bureaucrats for keeping this show on the road.

Let's make 2022 a great year for the Scratch Wiki! 10milemoji.png :)

P.S.: Thank you to Kenny2scratch for telling me the number of pageviews!
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 00:00, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

February Featured Images

Yes Resolved (since 03:09, 1 February 2022 (UTC))

Hello everyone! It's time to decide on featured images for February. If you have any suggestions, please leave them below.

What can I suggest?

You can suggest any image(s) on the English Scratch Wiki that have not been featured previously.

How do I tell if an image has already been featured?

It will have the {{featured}} template on it, shown as a star icon in the top right corner of the image page.

Is there a limit to the number of images I can suggest?

No. However, please don't suggest too many... :P
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 00:19, 2 January 2022 (UTC)

How about this?
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 14:25, 2 January 2022 (UTC)
How about this or this?
TheTrillion's Profile Picture.png  TheTrillion • Talk • 2,594 contributions • Scratch  21:42, 3 January 2022 (UTC)
How about this?
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 20:24, 5 January 2022 (UTC)
Yes Updated, thanks everyone for your suggestions! :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 03:09, 1 February 2022 (UTC)

January 2022 Experienced Wikian Election

Yes Resolved (since 00:02, 27 January 2022 (UTC))

Hi everyone,

This is an announcement I'm sure many of you have been eagerly awaiting. On behalf of all of the Wiki administration, I would like to announce that we will be hosting the January 2022 Experienced Wikian elections.

The election procedure will be the same as the past few elections, with one significant change: the voting software will be hosted on-wiki with a custom extension I am currently building rather than off-site. For those not aware, the process is follows, with more details on the election information page:

  • Any user who has over 50 mainspace edits as of when I make this announcement and whose Wiki account was created before December 4, 2021 may nominate themselves
  • After nominations close, the existing Wiki administration will choose who we believe are suitable candidates to run in the election
  • The chosen candidates will have an opportunity to write speeches
  • Wiki contributors will be given an opportunity to vote
    • Any user whose account was created before this announcement was made and is not currently banned on the Wiki may vote
    • Voting will use the Borda count system, where each voter ranks the candidates in order of preference

The important dates are (all times at midnight UTC, or 7pm Scratch Time - click the link to see in your local time) on the beginning of that day:

This post will also be updated with more details, including the processes for nomination and voting, as we set things up. Please respond to this topic if you have any questions.

I would also like to re-emphasize that this election is being held solely because the existing Wiki administration has determined that we need to augment our staff. I have received a number of questions about when the next election will be and suggestions that we have one immediately; those were not considered. Additionally, the fact that it has been a long time since we had the last election was not considered. Finally, I would like to emphasize again that becoming an Experienced Wikian is not simply a reward or a "next step" for productive Wiki contributors; it is a necessary role to operate the Wiki. Similarly to how the United States only has one president despite having a large number of people who would likely be qualified for that role, we only have a few EWs. For a slightly sarcastic Q&A about this, see this essay I wrote a while back in response to these questions.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:28, 3 January 2022 (UTC)

Nominations are now open until Thursday, January 13. If you plan to nominate yourself to run in the election, please first review the election page and eligibility requirements. Please remember, nominating yourself does not necessarily mean you will be able to run in the election. That said, good luck to anyone who plans to nominate themselves! :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 00:00, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
Hello! I'd just like to remind everyone that nominations close at 00:00 UTC on Thursday, January 13, which is on Wednesday, January 12 at 7 PM in Scratch Time. No further nominations will be accepted after that point. If you are planning to nominate yourself, please do so as soon as possible to avoid missing the cutoff time. Thank you, and good luck to those who have already nominated themselves or who plan to nominate themselves! :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 17:42, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
Hello again. Now that nominations are closed, we would like to announce who is running. We have selected Jammum (talk | contribs) and wangat (talk | contribs) to run in this election. We are also changing the voting process to account for the fact that there are only two candidates: instead of ranking them using the Borda count system, voters simply indicate whether or not you approve of each candidate (you can also abstain from voting for a particular candidate). If at least 50% of the votes for a candidate are "Yes", then that candidate will become an EW. From this, it is possible that both candidates will be elected, only one will, or that neither will be. For the candidates selected, please respond to this topic with your speeches when you get the chance (please see the election rules for the guidelines for your speech). For everyone else, voting will open a week from now (Thursday, January 20 at midnight UTC).
We recognize that this decision may come as a surprise to some users, as we have never only selected two candidates before. This was a very difficult decision for us to make and we did not make it lightly. This is also not a disparagement of those who nominated themselves but were not selected. If you nominated yourself but were not selected, you are still welcome to nominate yourself again for the next election (we do not know at this time when it will be), and depending on the situation on the Wiki as well as your contributions at the time we may decide to select you to run at that time.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:01, 13 January 2022 (UTC)
Here is my speech:
Hello, fellow Wikians! Thank you to every wiki contributor for making the Scratch Wiki a great Wiki! I am an active Wikian who has had over 3 years of experience here and over 4,000 edits as part of this Wiki's community. I promise to continue building this wiki and its community, using new privileges appropriately and for the greater good of this wiki, if I get elected. I will strive to help other users if they have any questions about the wiki.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 16:08, 13 January 2022 (UTC)
Added!
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 19:16, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Here is my speech :):

Greetings, fellow Scratch Wikians! I'm wangat, an active Wikian who has been on the Scratch Wiki for almost a year. Even though I might be a newer user, I still have much experience in creating many helpful new pages, updating articles, joining in discussions, adding to help pages, welcoming new users, and answering others’ questions, along with being one of the most active Wikians. I check Recent Changes almost every day, so I can easily patrol edits. As an Experienced Wikian, I promise to help support and advance the Wiki and its community to the best that it can be.
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 20:35, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

Thank you both for posting your speeches. Just so you know, you may revise and re-post your speech at any time until voting opens. The last speech you post will be the one that is used on the election page. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 15:53, 14 January 2022 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Hi everyone, voting is now open! Go to Special:Vote and cast your vote. Everyone (including candidates) may vote in this election except those with the Experienced Wikian rank and higher. Some reminders:

  • You cannot change your vote after submitting it
  • You may abstain from voting for a specific candidate
  • You may vote yes for both candidates (or no for both candidates)
  • Voting for one candidate does not affect the other candidate
  • Depending on the results, it is possible that both will be elected, one will be elected, or neither will be elected

With that, please vote! Voting will remain open for one week.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:19, 20 January 2022 (UTC)

I cannot vote it shows you joined too recently so i would like to confirm if new wikians can vote
Purvitekriwal (talk | contribs) 06:16, 20 January 2022 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but I don't think you can. The election page says you have to have made at least 50 mainspace edits before the election started.
Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 14:28, 20 January 2022 (UTC)
Only users whose accounts were created before the election announcement was made (January 3, 2022) can vote. Your account was created on January 4, so unfortunately you cannot vote.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:53, 20 January 2022 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Hello again,

I and the rest of the Wiki administration would like to welcome our two new Experienced Wikians, Jammum and wangat! We will post the exact results shortly here. Thank you to everyone who voted and made sure this was a smooth process. Jammum and wangat, you will receive comments on your talk pages with the next steps soon.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:02, 27 January 2022 (UTC)

Congratulations to both of you! :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 00:05, 27 January 2022 (UTC)

Home page is broken

Yes Resolved (since 23:21, 20 January 2022 (UTC))
Broken columns - CrazyBoy826

In the vector skin on Scratch Wiki Home, the Featured Images display below the News section on the left and the featured article and "The Scratch Wiki" display side-by-side at the bottom. This is probably because the News section is shorter than the contents, so the Featured Images is blocked on the right by the contents section. Can someone fix this?
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 02:39, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

It looks fine to me on Firefox on Windows 11.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:05, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
This is probably because my screen is larger/wider. The contents section has a fixed height because of the images, but the news has no images, so its height will change depending on the user's screen size. On my screen, 7/10 of the lines in the News are a single line.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 03:29, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
I'll take a look tomorrow when I can get on a larger monitor. A quick band-aid would be simply sticking min-height on.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:44, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
A similar misalignment happens to me. The boxes are the right size but some are in the wrong column. My browser/OS stats are iPad iOS 15.1 and Chrome 96.0.4664.116 (according to the forums' detector).
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 07:29, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

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

Misaligned columns on Scratch Wiki Home - Jammum

It also happens on Chrome 96 on a Windows 10 PC (resolution 1920x1080).
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 18:17, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Jammum: I'm not sure I see the issue here? :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 19:01, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
It only happens if the screen is very wide (larger than 1920*1080) on the vector skin. This causes the News box to be shorter, making the Images hit the contents.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 19:18, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
This could become an issue for general readers of the Wiki if the Contents gets taller or the News is unusually short.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 19:20, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
You can see the problem at User:CrazyBoy826/Scratch Wiki Home, where I removed the News section.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 01:57, 5 January 2022 (UTC)
General readers will be on SWS2, which should always be narrow enough to avoid this issue. We've never made guarantees about vector; we make a best effort to not severely damage it, but especially in an edge case like yours (very wide screen) it's just not worth the time. However, if you want to spend the time fixing it yourself, by all means do and use S:CPSYS once your solution is ready.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
00:54, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
Yes Done
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 23:21, 20 January 2022 (UTC)

Scratch Wiki talk:Community Portal/Archives

Yes Resolved (since 23:04, 18 January 2022 (UTC))

This page displays the archive links on top of a grid of gray placeholder images. Is this supposed to happen?
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 19:39, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

It's supposed to show as a gradient, though I have seen what you're describing in the past. Have you tried hard refreshing or purging the cache of whichever page you're viewing it on? :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 19:43, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
purging and hard refreshing don't work, and it doesn't work when viewed from the page itself. However, it does briefly display as a solid color when loading.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 01:54, 5 January 2022 (UTC)
I designed an different version that should fix this. User:LokiBlaster/Sandbox
LokiBlaster-Icon.png LokiBlaster | Talk Page | Contributions 16:08, 5 January 2022 (UTC)
Yes Done it shows correctly now.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 23:04, 18 January 2022 (UTC)

Update File:Scratch Cat-cropped.png

Yes Resolved (since 23:20, 20 January 2022 (UTC))

File:Scratch Cat-cropped.png needs to be updated to the 3.0 version of the scratch cat. This is a very visible image that is used in many places, so it is important to update it.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 02:04, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

Yes Done replaced with Scratch Cat-cropped.svg
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 23:21, 20 January 2022 (UTC)

Problem with previewing

Yes Resolved (since 04:01, 10 January 2022 (UTC))

If the "show previews without reloading the page" option in Preferences is selected, the dialog saying "you have not previewed your changes" displays, even if I preview the changes.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 20:24, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

I will look into this. Thanks for letting me know.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:35, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
I think I've fixed it, you may need to do a hard refresh to see the changes updated though.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:42, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

Update or remove Scratch Wiki News

Yes Resolved (since 04:00, 10 January 2022 (UTC))

Hello, I have seen that Scratch Wiki News has been inactive for about 9 months now now. It should be time to either remove it or to update it.
LokiBlaster-Icon.png LokiBlaster | Talk Page | Contributions 19:32, 7 January 2022 (UTC)

I don't think it is inactive, the latest post was: January 3, 2022. Are you thinking of something else?
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 19:41, 7 January 2022 (UTC)
This is the one I'm talking about
LokiBlaster-Icon.png LokiBlaster | Talk Page | Contributions 19:43, 7 January 2022 (UTC)
Oh ok, I think it should be updated, although I don't think there has been a Thankful Thursday for a while.
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 19:45, 7 January 2022 (UTC)
To be honest, I kinda forgot that existed at all. I have put in a new entry for now and will try to keep it updated going forwards.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 04:00, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
I feel like there aren't enough events that can be added to Scratch Wiki News, and it is not useful enough. Most important events are posted here in the Community Portal, so there really isn't a reason to have a separate news page.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 23:03, 18 January 2022 (UTC)

Improvements to Scratch Wiki Home

Yes Resolved (since 23:30, 19 January 2022 (UTC))

The front page of the wiki has some optimizations that could be made:

Uncontroversial
  1. Linking the Scratch Cat and Gobo pictures to Scratch Cat and Gobo (done)
  2. Replacing all permanent images with SVG versions (File:Scratch Cat-cropped.svg, File:Gobo.svg, File:Gobo TOC.svg) (partially done - Scratch Cat and Gobo have been updated, but other images, such as the ones in the TOC, still can be changed)
  3. Linking the "Scratch Website" image in the TOC to Project:Table of Contents/Front Page instead of /Website (done)

    Possibly controversial
  4. Removing the period after "Made by Scratchers, for Scratchers"
  5. Linking "Scratchers" in that line
  6. Increasing the size of "Scratch Wiki" at the top
  7. Balancing the size of the Scratch Cat and Gobo better (done)
  8. Possibly make the April Fools page useful for users who want to read the wiki (instead of seeing April Fools content). I feel like the April Fools page has been overdone, and reducing the "craziness" would help.

Any thoughts and suggestions?
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 04:34, 14 January 2022 (UTC) (updated 23:04, 14 January 2022 (UTC))

My thoughts:
  • 1. Support. If users click on the images, it would be more informative to send them to the article about the image, rather than a possibly confusing file page.
  • 2. Support.
  • 3. This is already implemented; I'm pretty sure.
  • 4. Neutral; with the period, it makes the sentence look less like a motto and more like a statement. However, currently as it is, it isn't doing any harm.
  • 5. No support. That would kind of defeat the "look" of the motto if we interwikied one Scratcher word and not the other.
  • 6. Neutral. Considering that the article page (which is pretty large) says "Scratch Wiki Home", I don't think it's necessary to make the text larger.
  • 7. Support. The current format kind of makes the page look like it's leaning to the right.
  • 8. Neutral. I'm not sure what you mean by "for users who want to read the wiki". They likely would be trying to read an actual article, not an AF page.
    Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 14:21, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
Number 8 is unnecessary, because you can dropdown the original at the bottom (the template even says so). For example, look here.
Dhuls's Wiki Icon.png Dhuls (Talk|870 Contributions|Scratch) 19:50, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
As much as it's April fools, I made a point in 2016 (when i was 11 lol and when ernie was active) on the CP: Scratch Wiki talk:Community Portal/Archive 85#This is a mess
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (3,231)) 13:34, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
Yes Done Some of the changes have been made, and the other changes are unnecessary.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 23:30, 19 January 2022 (UTC)

New Wikipedia link template

Yes Resolved (since 23:14, 26 January 2022 (UTC))

There are many links to Wikipedia on the Scratch Wiki. However, most of them are in the format [[wikipedia:Page title|Page title]]. It would be helpful to have a template, Template:W, which would make linking to Wikipedia much easier. There also could be another parameter for pages in Wikipedia with subtitles in parentheses. For example, [[wikipedia:String (computer science)|string]] could become {{t|string|computer science}}.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 03:49, 22 January 2022 (UTC)

I support! +1
Purvitekriwal (talk | contribs) 05:42, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
We already have {{wp|<Page title>|<Optionally, link text>}}. It doesn't have the subtitle mechanic you mentioned, though, but I think that's a luxury, not a need.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
23:14, 26 January 2022 (UTC)

New Wiki icon proposal

Yes Resolved (since 23:11, 12 February 2022 (UTC))

Hi everyone,

The base Scratch Wiki logo hasn't changed much since its creation in 2013. That's because it's never needed to. However now, with the new dark theme, the current logo doesn't look all that great on dark theme.

The dark theme topic tracks other visibility issues, but this one is a more significant change so I'm posting about it here.

Old logo:

Wiki.png

New logo:

New Wiki logo candidate.png

(If this change is accepted, these two files will become the same.)

Comparison of logos on backgrounds
Old logo New logo
On light background Wiki icon on light bg.png

Original look.

Wiki icon new on light bg.png

Minimal (if any) difference.

On dark background Wiki icon on dark bg.png

Can't see half of the word "wiki".

Wiki icon new on dark bg.png

Can see the entire logo clearly.

Opinions?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
23:12, 26 January 2022 (UTC)

Even though I only use light mode, the border around 'wiki' looks quite beneficial for dark mode users. I support this.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 06:43, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
Obvious I support, since I originally suggested it ;)
Dominic305.png Dominic305  Talk  Contribs (1,784)  Scratch  Directory 
12:32, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
Yes Support, since I use dark mode.
Dhuls's Wiki Icon.png Dhuls (Talk|870 Contributions|Scratch) 12:44, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
Support as well; it the wiki text is really hard to see on dark mode (which I'm using).
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 14:00, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
Yes Support. I use dark theme and I don't like the wiki letters disappering into the dark theme (although it's quite a trivial issue). Lovecodeabc Links: talk (new topic) | contribs (711) | directory
Yes Support. Although I use light mode, this would be beneficial for dark mode users.
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 15:29, 27 January 2022 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Yes Support. The logo would look practically the same on light mode and improve a lot for dark mode. I don't think there's any cons to this.
Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 15:54, 27 January 2022 (UTC)

Yes +1! This should have been done earlier, thanks to @ken and @dominic305 for bringing this up!
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
21:24, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
Yes Updated. You may wish to perform a hard refresh to see the new logo in action.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
23:11, 12 February 2022 (UTC)

Issues with Preview on Dark mode

Yes Resolved (since 05:41, 3 March 2022 (UTC))
Issues with preview.png

So today I switched to dark mode and now the previews are messed up. This is hard to read to some and will require some changes. The text is light blue on a white background making it hard to see on a big screen and nearly impossible on a small screen.
LokiBlaster-Icon.png LokiBlaster | Talk Page | Contributions 16:24, 27 January 2022 (UTC)

Should be Yes Fixed now. Next time please report your issue in the tracking topic. Thanks for reporting.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
05:41, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

Account Requests and different Scratch Username

 Unresolved (see all...)

I go by different usernames on this Wiki (Jammum, which still has a corresponding Scratch account functionally separate than my current Scratch account) and Scratch (SausageMcSauce). Now that I have been elected as an EW, and I will be checking account requests, I might have to mention every time I comment on a user's Scratch profile that my Wiki username is Jammum and not SausageMcSauce (I think a very small amount users might search up User:SausageMcSauce on the wiki, which does not exist). Apart from that, can mentioning my username in comment be the only allowed way to prevent confusion that I do not use the same username on Scratch and the Wiki?

(Note: I am not requesting a username redirect in the red-link above right now, I am only asking if it being created would be allowed or not)
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 17:56, 27 January 2022 (UTC)

I think you do have a good point, although, as you've said, only a few users might search up your "new" account. Therefore, they may ask you why your account "doesn't exist". Since, as you pointed out, there would only be a few instances of this, I don't really think it would be necessary to create another account for yourself.
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 20:35, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
The short answer to that question, is no.
There are many examples in the past, for example User:Kaj which was deleted due to fact that it's not being a real, registered user on this wiki. Of course, it's normal to have a defense against that: "But I have a Wiki account." However, there still are cases where the user has a Wiki account but then changes their name on Scratch and then tries to redirect their new username into old one (for example take this as an example). Also, having an account doesn't guarantee to have another page under a different username, and even the Wiki rules clearly forbids another account, as it'd be sockpuppeting.
Even if that would be considered a legit reason by some, this should have required prior consent of the rest of Wiki administration. To quote Scratch Wiki:Become a contributor/Admin Guide (I am aware that the topic is not about creating a new account but as an example):
  • Is the user an alt account of someone who already has a Wiki account? (if so, fully reject immediately)
    • Do not make any exceptions to this rule without approval from the rest of the Wiki administration
Hence, in conclusion, my personal opinion is that another userpage under another Scratch username other than the main one that was in use on the Wiki shall not be allowed, based on prior applications of the rule and the reasons aforementioned above. Of course, I believe that an administrator/bureaucrat should have given the final explanation and result on this case, not me (so please don't take my opinion as the final result and don't comment solely based on it). I've just expressed my opinion.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
21:23, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
I've talked to the other EWs and admins about this and we think that it would be preferred for you to use your Jammum account on Scratch to handle account requests if you still have access to it. This would help avoid confusion, since on the pages of account requests you handle, your username will show as "Jammum." Do you still have access to that account and do you feel comfortable using it? :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 22:03, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
I think the password for Jammum is still accessible, but the things still on that account (my userpage states I unshared every project on it some time ago) are too 'cringy' for me to look at (it's nothing not allowed on Scratch, just things involving some groups of users who participated in some 'remix chains') and I would not be able to see any replies to users who comment on account-handling comments when I am logged in as SausageMcSauce.
I think because of above discussions, a userspace redirect will never happen, so I might have to mention on my current Scratch account's profile that I am Jammum on the Scratch Wiki and in comments, if that would still be fine.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 07:19, 28 January 2022 (UTC)

Another question related to account requests (involving Start Case)

If a user capitalises every first letter in a word / uses Start Case in their request notes, is that alone a reason for rejecting an account request?
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 16:01, 28 January 2022 (UTC)

S:CONTRIB states the following:
Remember that you are joining the Wiki. Please use complete sentences with proper English spelling and grammar in your request notes.
Scratch Wiki:Become a contributor/Admin Guide states the following:
Do the request notes use proper grammar? (if the grammar has major mistakes, fully reject, but otherwise it isn't that much of an issue as long as it doesn't affect the meaning)
If, after taking into account the above quotes, you feel that capitalizing every word is an egregious enough mistake to warrant rejection, then reject. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 21:47, 28 January 2022 (UTC)

Thankful Thursday! January 27th, 2022

Welcome to the 38th Thankful Thursday! November 25th, 2021.

What is Thankful Thursday?

Thankful Thursday 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 Thank

We have a whole wiki page on it! :D You can find it here: Thankful Thursday


Thanks

The Thanks are *drum roll please*

User Thanks
jvvg (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for letting me have a wiki account!


bobcat0701 (talk | contribs)

Jammum (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for renaming many pages with incorrect page title names to make them correct!
    TheTrillion (talk | contribs) 22:47, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
TheTrillion (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for being so active and helpful! People like you are integral to any successful wiki, and I am thankful for you. :)
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 15:12, 7 July 2021 (UTC)
Queer_Royalty (talk | contribs)
  • Wow, you joined the wiki ready to help! Thanks for contributing so many helpful edits to the wiki so far, and I hope you continue! :)
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 15:06, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
PenguinLover1123 (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for contributing so much! Your contributions are greatly appreciated. I hope you continue to edit the wiki! :)
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 23:07, 17 July 2021 (UTC)
Petaldancer66 (talk | contribs)
dhuls (talk | contribs)
dullbananas (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 their 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 TT is, February 24th, 2023 see you then!
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 05:26, 28 January 2022 (UTC)

No Not done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 05:26, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
Hey Jake, is the next TT in February of this year, or next year? I think you might have a tiny typo :P
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 22:14, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
The thanks from November were posted instead of the current one. The current thanks are here.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 16:45, 18 March 2022 (UTC)

March Featured Images

Yes Resolved (since 04:55, 1 March 2022 (UTC))

Hello everyone! It's time to decide on featured images for March. If you have any suggestions, please leave them below.

What can I suggest?

You can suggest any image(s) on the English Scratch Wiki that have not been featured previously.

How do I tell if an image has already been featured?

It will have the {{featured}} template on it, shown as a star icon in the top right corner of the image page.

Is there a limit to the number of images I can suggest?

No. However, please don't suggest too many... :P
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 03:10, 1 February 2022 (UTC)

How about this or this?
TheTrillion's Profile Picture.png  TheTrillion • Talk • 2,594 contributions • Scratch  03:01, 13 February 2022 (UTC)
Yes Updated
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 04:55, 1 March 2022 (UTC)

A Question regarding shared account

Yes Resolved (since 14:51, 15 February 2022 (UTC))

I had once shared my this account on scratch(via screen sharing him ) with my best freind who is just like my brother and we both just worked together 4-5 times and when loading random pafe it went to a page that said shared accounts are blocked so will my account be blocked too. He does not know the password and he is on scratch through his account too.
Purvitekriwal (talk | contribs) 08:52, 15 February 2022 (UTC)

If I'm not misunderstanding this, you should be fine. I think it would only count as a shared account if he knew your password and used your account frequently.
Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 14:51, 15 February 2022 (UTC)
Thanks
Purvitekriwal (talk | contribs) 11:09, 18 February 2022 (UTC)

User Page

Yes Resolved (since 19:40, 17 September 2022)

I'm not sure what to put in my username or how to set my profile pic. Can someone tell me how to do it?
Vdiu (talk | contribs) 13:52, 19 February 2022 (UTC)

On your User Page, you should just put some information (that isn't private) about yourself. You don't have to create one, but it's recommended. You can upload images here (make sure it follows the guidelines).
Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 19:40, 17 February 2022 (UTC)
Ok. Thanks!
-unsigned comment by Vdiu (talk | contribs)

Profile Picture

Yes Resolved (since 14:08, 22 February 2022 (UTC))

Hi, is there any way to change my profile pic on the wiki without changing my scratch pfp?
Vdiu (talk | contribs) 14:04, 19 February 2022 (UTC)

Yes, you can customize your signature. Check out this page, it explains in detail.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
18:53, 19 February 2022 (UTC)
No, I meant my Profile Picture.
Vdiu (talk | contribs) 11:15, 22 February 2022 (UTC)
Yes, as Ahmetlii mentioned above, to change your profile picture on the Wiki, you would need to have to have a custom signature.
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 14:08, 22 February 2022 (UTC)
Oh. How do I do that?


Vdiu (talk | contribs) 13:58, 24 February 2022 (UTC)

Should there be a modding Scratch 3.0 article?

Yes Resolved (since 20:04, 25 January 2022 (UTC))

There's a modding Scratch 1.4 article, but no Scratch 2.0 or 3.0 version. I know the guide on the forums exists, but it's a little outdated and it would be nice to have a tutorial that can be updated as needed.
Samq64 (talk | contribs) 16:48, 21 February 2022 (UTC)

Just a sidenote, the wiki doesn't allow user-generated content as articles anymore. Readers might would like to check this discussion.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
17:45, 21 February 2022 (UTC)
If a guide can be made with similar quality and readability to the 1.4 one (i.e. not overly difficult to get started if you know JS and everything else involved with Scratch 3.0) that would be a good article to have. However, articles about any specific mods would not be allowed as we no longer allow new pages about mods.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:10, 21 February 2022 (UTC)
I made a rough draft based on the forum topic in my sandbox.
Samq64 (talk | contribs) 20:33, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

How to Make a Scratch Modification.
Samq64 (talk | contribs) 20:04, 25 February 2022 (UTC)

Question regarding blocks on the Wiki

Yes Resolved (since 19:13, 22 February 2022 (UTC))

When mentioning a block, should it be in text form like the following When Green Flag Clicked, or like the following when green flag clicked?
TheTrillion's Profile Picture.png  TheTrillion • Talk • 2,594 contributions • Scratch  05:44, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

It depends on the context. For the first paragraph in an article when introducing it always use text (since we have the infobox to the right to show it). When including them in a list, use block form. When mentioning inline, generally use block form unless it seems like it's getting excessive or overly distracting.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:13, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

Scratch Tip of the Day

Yes Resolved (since 05:06, 1 March 2022 (UTC))

In the future (when there's hundreds of tips), how would you check to make sure a tip isn't a duplicate? I'm asking this here since I'm not sure if I'm allowed to create a talk page for it.
Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 02:18, 25 February 2022 (UTC)

Hmmm, good question. I think you could probably just search for keywords related to the tip using CTRL-F/CMD-F in the editor. For instance, if the tip was about the fill bucket tool in the paint editor, you might search "fill bucket" to see if there are already tips containing that term, and if so, if the tip you're planning to add is already present. It's not a perfect solution, and some duplicates might fall through the cracks, but they can just be removed when they are found. Does that make sense? :)
By the way, just for the future, it would be fine to create the project's talk page. Thank you for your concern, however!
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 05:06, 1 March 2022 (UTC)
Yes, it does. Thanks!
Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 14:59, 1 March 2022 (UTC)

Custom Signature

Yes Resolved (since 08:33, 26 February 2022 (UTC))

I've seen other people with signatures different from the default wiki signatures. How do I make one?
Vdiu (talk | contribs) 13:44, 26 February 2022 (UTC) 06:27, 26 February 2022 (UTC)

Instructions can be found at Scratch Wiki:Custom Signatures.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 08:33, 26 February 2022 (UTC)

Using Custom Signatures

Yes Resolved (since 21:12, 9 March 2022 (UTC))

I've created my custom signature, but I didn't understand the instructions on how to use it. Can someone tell me how to use it?
Vdiu (talk | contribs) 05:48, 27 February 2022 (UTC)

If I remember correctly, you have to link it through the preferences page. I put mine on a user page (geometricghast/minisig) and linked it from there. Hopefully this helps :)
IhatrPicture.png Ihatr (geometric_ghast) • Talk Page • 330 Contributions 17:32, 9 March 2022 (UTC)
Yes, as Ihatr stated, go to Special:Preferences (by clicking your username > preferences), and then in the "Signature" area, type {{SUBST:User:Vdiu/Minisgi}} (note you will need to create the page User:Vdiu/Minisig by redirecting it to your original signature page).
Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 21:12, 9 March 2022 (UTC)

Scripting tutorial issues

Yes Resolved (since 6:18, 27 February 2022 (UTC))

I am trying to make a scripting tutorial, but the category is protected. How do I make one?


NickanatorW (talk | contribs) 13:14, 26 February 2022 (UTC)

User generated content isn't allowed on the Scratch Wiki now. That's probably why it's protected.
Vdiu (talk | contribs) 06:16, 27 February 2022 (UTC)
I think tutorials are allowed
Purvitekriwal (talk | contribs) 06:39, 27 February 2022 (UTC)
If you want to make a tutorial you can do it under your user space via Users:(your name)/(page name)
78ch3ProfilePic.png 78ch3 : [My talk] | [|Contribs] | [|Main] 22:50, 1 March 2022 (UTC)
You can make a tutorial, even though the category is protected. To add a category to the page, add [[Category:Category name]] at the end of the page.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 18:34, 20 March 2022 (UTC)

I want to run for EW

Yes Resolved (since 14:10, 3 March 2022 (UTC))

Is there any way that I can qualify for EW? I would really love being able to accept accounts onto the wiki so that we have more Wikians! I think EW would be a huge step for me on Scratch. I am trying very hard to become more involved in the Scratch Wiki since I am a contributor. Please consider!
Programmer204 (talk | contribs) 15:36, 6 March 2022 (UTC)

To become an EW, you'll have to run in the next election. The date of that hasn't been announced yet, but unfortunately, since the last one was a month ago, it will probably be at least a year. Keep in mind that elections are only held when needed, so it might take more or less time than that. Also, you should add ~~~~ after your posts to sign them.
Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 14:10, 3 March 2022 (UTC)
The next election will most likely not happen until a few years later (and even if there was one now, the OP would not be eligible to participate in one). I might consider the user's wish to be an EW right now rejected.
Further information can be found at this FAQ page about Scratch Wiki elections.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 15:55, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

Interesting question regarding talk pages

Yes Resolved (since 15:01, 22 March 2022 (UTC))

Should a talk page always have a corresponding non-talk page? I'm just asking because I need to know.
EddyTheFox12 (talk | contribs) 15:06, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

In general, yes. However, there are a few exceptions. The biggest one is archives, but also occasionally a discussion may need to be split off into its own page, or a user may want their talk page to have subpages for specific topics. However, in all of these cases, the special talk pages are subpages of a talk page that does have a real page. Additionally, every user has a talk page (or at least could have one created at any point when someone creates a message), but they are not required to have a userpage.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:44, 3 March 2022 (UTC)
I'm just asking because I got an amazing idea to divide my talk page into several topics to make something that resembles the forums. But well...maybe I most likely shouldn't do that because this would otherwise confuse wikians who will contact me via the talk page. Or not, I'm really not sure if dividing the talk page would be a good idea...
EddyTheFox12 (talk | contribs) 18:51, 3 March 2022 (UTC)
Huh? Why doesn't anybody react?
EddyTheFox12 (talk | contribs) 11:55, 8 March 2022 (UTC)
Normally, you wouldn't need to divide your talk page into sections because there wouldn't be that many users posting.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 18:36, 20 March 2022 (UTC)
Oh, that makes sense. Yes Done
EddyTheFox12 (talk | contribs) 15:01, 22 March 2022 (UTC)

I can’t find a save button when editing

Yes Resolved (since 12:58, 12 March 2022 (UTC))

How do I save my edits to a page? I am only a beginner in editing pages, but I saw how to do stuff like links and references.
Mr-Argon (talk | contribs) 12:33, 12 March 2022 (UTC)Mr-Argon Nevermind I found out.
Mr-Argon (talk | contribs) 12:58, 12 March 2022 (UTC)Mr-Argon

Thankful Thursday

Yes Resolved (since 16:43, 18 March 2022 (UTC))

These were the thanks for January 27th, 2022 (these were never posted because of a mistake):

User Thanks
CrazyBoy826 (talk | contribs)
TheTrillion (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for welcoming new users and helping out around the wiki! :)
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 21:03, 30 December 2021 (UTC)
Dhuls (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for helping out on the Community Portal and around the wiki! :)
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 21:03, 30 December 2021 (UTC)
  • I second bigpuppy's statement. Thanks for all the help you've done!
    -unsigned comment by wangat (talk | contribs)
StoneCascade (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for getting started so quickly writing articles on the wiki! I look forward to your future contributions. :)
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 21:03, 30 December 2021 (UTC)
Jammum (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for helping out on the wiki throughout the years that you've been here! :)
    Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 21:03, 30 December 2021 (UTC)
  • I agree with bigpuppy; thanks for all the things you've done! :D
    -unsigned comment by wangat (talk | contribs)
wangat (talk | contribs)
bigpuppy (talk | contribs)
jvvg (talk | contribs)
kenny2scratch (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for helping the wiki to become what it is!
    Wangat logo.png wangat talkcontribsprofile 20:30, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Thanks for helping me with my work in hindi test wiki and welcoming me. without you wiki could not be what it is and I could not have even done work in hindi wiki!As I got to know about wiki editor through your profile.
    Purvitekriwal (talk | contribs) 10:54, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
Ahmetlii (talk | contribs)
  • I am thankful to you for helping me everytime I ask you and sometimes even when I do not!
    Purvitekriwal (talk | contribs) 10:54, 14 January 2022 (UTC)


CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 21:48, 16 March 2022 (UTC)

Good
Adzboy (talk | contribs) 06:46, 17 March 2022 (UTC)
We're still waiting on the next Thankful Thursday, likely because there's not many thanks given out. We should get more users to say their thanks here.
78ch3ProfilePic.png 78ch3 : [My talk] | [|Contribs] | [|Main] 02:52, 22 March 2022 (UTC)

I’m new to the scratch wiki and can’t make changes :(

Yes Resolved (since 19:44, 24 March 2022 (UTC))

the thing is im trying to add to the scratch cat april fools collection of blue items part. i want to add at the bottom

  • 1000 blue bicycles

but its not showing up. please help me.
Mrrecordman (talk | contribs) 16:12, 24 March 2022 (UTC)

Could you please explain more about which page you were trying to edit? I just checked the April Fools page, and I am not seeing anything about a Scratch Cat collections of blue items.
Godslamb (talk | contribs) 16:51, 24 March 2022 (UTC)
If you mean the editor isn't showing up then click on the pencil icon in the top right of the page (If you use ScratchWikiSkin) then make your changes. After you make your edit then click on the 'Show preview' button to check your work before saving it.
Adzboy (talk | contribs) 16:56, 24 March 2022 (UTC)


Mrrecordman (talk | contribs) 17:58, 24 March 2022 (UTC)

i think ill try again. i will update you on the situation in a few mins!

Please indent your posts using one more colon than the previous post.
Adzboy (talk | contribs) 19:13, 24 March 2022 (UTC)
OK! I will try to do that from now. also i did it1 resolved.
Mrrecordman (talk | contribs) 19:44, 24 March 2022 (UTC)

Template:-

Yes Resolved (since 00:07, 14 January 2022 (UTC))


Could this template be changed from &mdash to — (the actual character), and would this have any benefits?
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 18:58, 7 January 2022 (UTC)

The template itself is for the safe substitution of it, hence replacing the HTML character code (which helps escaping the character) with the "actual" character would defeat that purpose and cause unintended problems, as well as this doesn't provide any benefits. Though I am not sure about that whether the template itself is necessary anymore, per this page about special characters. Quoting:

Ways to enter a non-ASCII character into the wikitext: Use an HTML named character entity reference like &agrave; or HTML numeric character reference like &#161;, and copy the character from preview. In the past the code itself had to be stored in the wikitext. Such codes may still be present on some pages. ...

I know that the same system is also used in {{!}}, but that's because of | being reserved for some essential functions of wikicode.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
19:27, 7 January 2022 (UTC)

Update File:Scratch Cat-cropped.png

Yes Resolved (since 00:07, 21 January 2022 (UTC))


This is a very visible file that is used in many places. The Scratch Cat was modified for 3.0 (mouth now slopes up and other small tweaks). (there is an updated version at File:3.0 Scratch Cat head.svg)
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 23:53, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

Yes Done image on front page changed
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 00:07, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

Unprotect all Scratch Team articles

Yes Resolved (since 07:30, 15 January 2022 (UTC))

Articles that were maintained by the Scratch Team now are not, and the template has been removed from all the pages. However, many of the pages are still protected. Can someone unprotect them so users can improve them?
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 03:57, 15 January 2022 (UTC)

Yes Done, if you see any I missed, let me know. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 07:30, 15 January 2022 (UTC)

Block Categories

Yes Resolved (since 15:26, 18 January 2022 (UTC))

This article is very outdated (and protected because it is the Wiki Wednesday article). Is it possible to temporarily unprotect it so it can be updated?
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 00:59, 17 January 2022 (UTC)

We need to ensure the article remains in a stable condition, so unfortunately we can't unprotect it for the remainder of this month. However, you can make a copy in your sandbox and if you believe it is in publishable condition, get back to us here and we can replace the contents with that.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 04:35, 17 January 2022 (UTC)
I have edited the page at User:CrazyBoy826/sandbox.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 23:33, 17 January 2022 (UTC)
Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:26, 18 January 2022 (UTC)

Unprotect

Yes Resolved (since 02:46, 19 January 2022 (UTC))

Can someone unprotect User talk:CrazyBoy826/Archive 1 and User talk:CrazyBoy826/Archive 2?
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 01:19, 19 January 2022 (UTC)

Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:46, 19 January 2022 (UTC)

Change image at Scratch Wiki:Table of Contents

Yes Resolved (since 15:01, 19 January 2022 (UTC))

The image for the Tutorials section is simple and can easily be replaced with an SVG. Can someone replace it with File:Gobo TOC.svg? (feel free to make changes to the file if necessary)
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 03:55, 19 January 2022 (UTC)

Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:01, 19 January 2022 (UTC)

Hide old revision

Yes Resolved (since 00:15, 20 January 2022 (UTC))

In an old version of File:Extension Library.png, I did not crop out the browser and taskbar. Can this revision be hidden?
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 23:57, 19 January 2022 (UTC)

Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:15, 20 January 2022 (UTC)

Edit Block Categories

Yes Resolved (since 23:36, 21 January 2022 (UTC))

In the "Extensions" section, LEGO BOOST should be between Ev3 and WeDo, instead of at the end.
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 23:12, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:36, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

Grammar mistake in Special:Search

Yes Resolved (since 04:49, 24 January 2022 (UTC))


When a user searches something, if a page with the searched title exists, it will say "There is a page named 'Page title' on this wiki. See also the other search results found." However, "see also" is incorrect - it should be "Also see the other search results".
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 00:47, 23 January 2022 (UTC)

MediaWiki issue. Wikipedia somehow avoids this (by removing that bit of text entirely), though I've seen no way how to change it.
Also, I checked that piece of text and only one grammar checker says it's incorrect.
Dhuls's Wiki Icon.png Dhuls (Talk|870 Contributions|Scratch) 04:57, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
Yes Done
I updated it but a little more radically.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 04:49, 24 January 2022 (UTC)

Merge history

Yes Resolved (since 00:45, 14 March 2022 (UTC))


I merged the pages Turn Left () Degrees (block) and Turn Right () Degrees (block) into Turn () Degrees (blocks). However, most of the new page's history is at User:CrazyBoy826/Turn () Degrees (blocks) because of a copy-and-paste page split. Can the page history be merged?
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 01:23, 9 March 2022 (UTC)

Yes Done, but next time please don't move a mainspace page into userspace. Ask for an admin to delete the destination if you need to fiddle with redirects. (Also, I believe regular users are able to overwrite redirects when moving).
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
00:44, 14 March 2022 (UTC)
Normal users can't overwrite redirects with more than one revision (otherwise we could delete any page by first making it a redirect). The page with edit history was blocking the destination of the move, and it would be very confusing for readers if they see a delete template (and they wouldn't be able to find the content).
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 21:32, 16 March 2022 (UTC)
Also thanks to whoever made Special:AutoblockList private to admins
CrazyBoy826 icon.png CrazyBoy826 | Talk | 8,116 edits | Scratch 00:38, 18 March 2022 (UTC)

Protect this archive

Yes Resolved (since 21:21, 23 March 2022 (UTC))

(I was late to do this)

Some time ago, I created an archive of my talk page. I have just read the help page and it says to request protecting. Could this be done? :)
SuperMarioHome (talk | contribs) 18:32, 22 March 2022 (UTC)

Yes Done
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 21:21, 23 March 2022 (UTC)
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