Blurring Names

It's alright to keep the name as-is... Wolfie1996 is clearly visible anyway...  Vista4563   Talk • Contribs  05:45, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

What are you talking about? :/
Jonathanpb (talk | contribs) 06:59, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
In the community moderator title, the name is still somewhat visible.  Vista4563   Talk • Contribs 
Well I don't see why we have to blur it in the first place.
WeirdF (talk | contribs) 09:40, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
It's called privacy. :P And I thought Lucario said that there shouldn't be any discussion on a page's talk page, only on the community portal. --mkolpnji 22:06, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
Well you don't HAVE to - but I'd just generally appreciate it, because it saves space imo.
Lucario621 (talk | contribs) 23:18, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
I thought usernames and such were blurred to avoid advertising users... didn't you say that once? xD
Chrischb (talk | contribs) 09:37, 30 June 2010 (UTC)


I think Lutz should be put back in. He does have official moderator status.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 13:58, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Done... :)
WeirdF (talk | contribs) 17:03, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Moderator Forum Picture

I noticed that a picture (mock-up) was added to the article showing what the Moderator forums look like. To my knowledge it is fairly similar to the real thing, and I don't think it should be in the article. As mentioned in this previous discussion, it is okay to mention the forums, but it should not go into high detail - and I think that picture does that. What do you guys think? I'll try to get a moderator or admin to post here.
Lucario621 (talk | contribs) 22:22, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for checking about this. I think it's totally fine for everyone to know we have a mod forum for discussing how to handle various issues in the community, and the same pretty much applies to the dustbin. The only thing I'd change is that the dustbin isn't really for "old posts." It's more like the "recycle bin" on your computer (hence the name.) If something is too disrespectful or otherwise breaks the community guidelines, it gets moved there. Sometimes, we'll go back and look in it to decide what should be done about a Scratcher whose posts have been borderline disrespectful for a while. But in the majority of cases, it's basically just a trashcan.
Lightnin (talk | contribs) 01:01, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

Okay, Yeah, I had read that post and as it was just a mockup and didn't reveal anything that the community doesn't already have access to, I assumed it was okay.
stevetheipad (talk | contribs) 02:01, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

Age Limit

According to my sources or what I've heard, the limit is 13 or older. Which is correct?
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 02:11, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Quote Icon.png Quote:
Author: article
Text:  (later changed to thirteen years or older) 
13 is correct.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 11:39, 28 December 2012 (UTC)


Or whatever his/her name is, seems to be a community moderator both on the main site and on the beta site, but doesn't seem to be mentioned here. Anyone know what his/her story is?
Jji7skyline (talk | contribs) 01:55, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Added what I know.
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 02:59, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
nXIII had been working on the 2.0 forums, and some of the site itself, and so was given mod privileges on the beta site. After a few weeks, he was then given mod status on the 1.x site. This is permanent, according to Lightnin. No reference available to the general public.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 12:01, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
For the reference — how about this?
Blob8108 (talk | contribs) 12:04, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
That's only a link to his/her post that shows the status, although we could use it considering s/he rarely does post on the 1.x site.
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 14:34, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
I was pointing out that he said it's permanent, so you could reference that. :P
Blob8108 (talk | contribs) 16:56, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
And he does post a lot on the BYOB 3 Discussion Thread.
Hardmath123 (talk | contribs) 01:09, 25 February 2013 (UTC)


Has anyone seen this? it seems that the CM program has NOT ended. Should we add something about this?
Coke11 (talk | contribs) 16:16, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

That is weird. I guess the ST forgot to remove the people from the group, so they still kept their rights? This would be nice addition.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 19:15, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
Not exactly. After the program ended someone moderators (nXIII, chedargirl, fullmoon, JSO, and sparks) wished to keep moderating. nXIII, chedargirl, JSO and fullmoon joined the Scratch Team and kept moderating. However when sparks submitted a request to join, it was rejected because he did not live in the US. He wished to keep working as a CM so they let just him keep the status.
Coke11 (talk | contribs) 19:26, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
Rejecting sparks because he doesn't live in the US sounds like an odd decision. A year ago, they hired LiFaytheGoblin, and she lives in Germany.
I just read the current Community Moderators article, and I noticed that it said:
Sparks continued his role for around a year as a forum moderator, but then retired.
As such, the post you linked to does not seem to add new information beyond what's already in the article.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 20:11, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
I just realized Harakou also became a Scratch Team member. And where did you find that? I can not find it... Also he is still moderating as he has the status.

Coke11 (talk | contribs) 20:16, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Here: Cubeupload
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 20:20, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
Ah, ok. But still it is interesting the status is in 2.0

Coke11 (talk | contribs) 15:10, 9 August 2016 (UTC) ──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Do we mention that in the forums page? We could mention it there.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 14:43, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

We could

Coke11 (talk | contribs) 15:10, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

"Gave More Official Jobs"

Hi there! There is a phrase that I think needs some work. In the second to last sentence of the summary, I put a "Citation Needed" mark. I don't know if that is correct, so it would be nice to either be specific or cite the source that the phrase came from. Thanks!
DownsGameClub (talk | contribs) 10:44, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

Potential revival of the project

(I actually forgot I had a Wiki account until I went to go look up something here, so apologies for not posting this here sooner.)

A while ago (about mid-March), Paddle2See replied on my suggestion to re-open the Community Moderators project.

He said:

This is a topic that has come up a number of times over the past few years. It would be awesome to be able to leverage the power of the growing community to help address some of the issues that that growth brings on - such as more issues being reported.

There are a number of significant issues however. It would require significant redesign of our moderation tools to allow this to work without giving out personal information or features that shouldn't be delegated. Another issue is that access to the report queues, exposes the viewer to some very unpleasant material - something that we have not been comfortable delegating outside of the Scratch Team. We would perhaps need a new process of dividing the reports into different categories - some to be handled by the Scratch Team, some to be delegated. While this would not be impossible to implement, it is not currently present in either our moderation tools or our management practices.

So, while I don't see this happening in the short term, it's certainly something we should give some more thought to for further out. Thanks for your suggestion - keep thinking of ways to make Scratch more awesome.

The topic has since been closed, but mostly because all the issues had been resolved at that point, and it was starting to devolve into repeating everything a little.

However, he didn't reject it entirely, he just said it would be a lot of work to implement, given that the current system doesn't support it.

Given that Scratch is already due for an overhaul when Scratch 3 comes out, could this mean it's very likely we'll see a revival of the project sometime then?
Tymewalk (talk | contribs) 21:16, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Possibly, I really dont know. I think maybe they will implement it after they see how 3.0 works. I think maybe it has a better moderating system.
Customhacker Logo Blue.jpg Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 21:22, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

The Quote from Cheddargirl

Is the word pornography allowed?
NYCDOT Logo.jpg NYCDOT [ Talk Page | Contributions | Directory ] 22:40, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

She said it in an actual Scratch forum post, where the Community Guidelines apply, so it's definitely allowed.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
03:24, 18 May 2019 (UTC)


Didn't this person retire from the Scratch Team?
ACS_Scratch_admin (talk | contribs) 14:54, 21 July 2020 (UTC)

LiFaytheGoblin is no longer part of the Scratch Team, but still has the "Forum Moderator" rank. This is presumably so they can post Wiki Wednesdays in the Announcements forum, for example: topic:416946
I'm not sure why LifaytheGoblin is still listed on the Scratch Team page as a current ST member, though.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 17:01, 21 July 2020 (UTC)

Ok I fixed it on that page. Moved to previous ST members.
-unsigned comment by ACS Scratch admin (talk | contribs)

19:25, 21 July 2020 (UTC)

Should this page be split?

This page currently describes two different things: the community moderator program on the 1.x website and the current moderators, which are Scratch Team members. Because most people are probably only interested about the current moderators, should information about the 1.x community moderators be moved to a separate page?
Maximouse (talk | contribs) 13:55, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Yes Support I think that for the most part people will be looking for what paddle does, not 1.x mods (although i think paddle was a 1.x mod)
Dogsmakemehappy (talk | contribs) 14:06, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes Support I agree that we should split these to separate the past from the future. The current moderator jobs aren't really an evolution of the CM program, they're a different thing entirely.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:10, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes Support I think that it should be split - people usually only want the current community moderator information.
Han614698 H Logo.png han614698 talkcontribsprofile 20:15, 23 August 2022 (UTC)
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