New TBGers section

If you click the main article link, in that section, the main article is the one here. Shouldn't that be changed?
BWOG (talk | contribs) 13:23, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

It's been done before; I think it shows they are very related. :)
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 13:35, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
Eh, it doesn't make sense... shouldn't we change it? :S
Jonathanpb (talk | contribs) 00:54, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

even have been

I think the "even" doesn't make much sense. :S
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 05:30, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Then change it :P
Dazman (talk | contribs) 07:01, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
I wanted to see what other people thought of that.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 07:03, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
Well "even have been" sounds kinda silly to me :S
Jonathanpb (talk | contribs) 10:23, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Oops. It is "have even been". "There have even been New Scratchers with over 600 posts." In the context, I still think it might be weird...
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 10:27, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Fair to use usernames?

Probably should go somewhere else, but I have little time. Anyway, just wondering if it is really right to post usernames in the pictures (examples seen on the main page). Perhaps it should be a) added to part of the terms and conditions (that we can use your username and picture for examples) or b)you must specifically ask permission from said scratcher.

Thanks! --
Hadlab (talk | contribs) 21:47, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

I think it's fine to use usernames. Why wouldn't it be? In fact, it's like free advertising. :I
Veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 21:53, 2 October 2011 (UTC)
We've had discussions about this before, and it's fine.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 06:04, 3 October 2011 (UTC)


In the "New Scratcher Restrictions" bit it says New Scratchers can't post images, I know this is true, but neither can Scratchers. Shouldn't we delete that?
Purika (talk | contribs) 13:41, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Bsteward (talk | contribs)

what is

wrong with the formula :'(
Veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 05:38, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Not the best thing to really publicize
Chrischb (talk | contribs) 06:20, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Why not? It says exactly what the requirements are. Many New Scratchers want to know the formula.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 10:34, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
It's not like it's totally secret. If something was private, it wouldn't be shared on the SVN. It's something that people have wanted for quite a while, and we're here to tell the unbiased truth.
Veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 16:17, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
If New Scratchers know the formula they would try to become Scratchers as soon as possible, maybe not making quality projects and comments.
Purika (talk | contribs) 20:11, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
If spammers found this out they could become a "Scratcher" really easily. Can we get some Scratch team members to look at this? I think they should decide if this should be on the wiki.
Bsteward (talk | contribs) 21:28, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
I'll get Paddle2See! :)
Purika (talk | contribs) 21:43, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure we would rather not have the formula spelled out exactly, for the reasons given above, that it makes it easier for trolls and spammers. I've asked in the past and always been told to leave it vague.
Paddle2See (talk | contribs)
I agree with Paddle. This is similar to the situation with the Mod Forum and Dustbin. They do exist, and there are some Scratchers who know about it, but it's mostly private information that shouldn't be publicized.
Lucario621 (talk | contribs) 22:06, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Oh alright then.
Veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 22:17, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Whoa, Paddle's first wiki edit. XD
Luc, I think both of those are mentioned on the mod article. :/
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 03:58, 8 February 2012 (UTC)


Are you sure that new Scratchers are upgraded automatically? It would require some kind of AI...
3sal2 (talk | contribs) 20:45, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

i am pretty sure it is not automatic...
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 20:58, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Yes. It's a script on the forum servers, that checks them against a set of requirements. I can't say what they are.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 21:16, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
really? Oh ok.
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 21:18, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

New process images

I've heard of the new process with the user upgrading themselves to a Scratcher (it was being drafted while i was a mod, and we gave some feedback), but i have never done it. Does anyone want to create an alt account, become a Scratcher, and post some images?
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 06:33, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Sounds like fun. :P What images are you looking for? The one that says "Become a Scratcher", and then the frames that is shows? Perhaps I can get one of the ST members to speed up the process for me...
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 20:17, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, something like that.
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 18:06, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
OK, I think I can do it sometime...
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 00:18, 3 February 2015 (UTC)


It has references to topic:268737, but does that forum post have a citation? We should be looking for an official/ST information.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,243edit 05:56, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Make it more vague

i want to remove the bolded: "Have been on Scratch for a certain amount of time (at least 2 weeks, but usually 1 month)." Users have been thinking that they should always get the full Scratcher status within two weeks of being on Scratch, even though the wiki says it takes about a month, and it's been causing confusion. It's also pretty hurtful to have to explain that you've got to be a "better" Scratcher for it to work. I really want to remove that part so it just says "Have been on Scratch for a certain amount of time". What are your thoughts?
Super_Scratch_Bros20 (talk | contribs) 9:18, 9 December 2020 (UTC)

No No support. Detail is great.
Lovecodeabc Links: talk page | scratch profile | contributions 14:57, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
Detail isnt always what is important. Sometimes, you have to leave a few things in the dark, while still being entirely honest. For example, I do not feel comfortable telling users that "only really, really good users get promoted in about two weeks", because it could really help, plus no one knows entirely how it works.
Super_Scratch_Bros20 (talk | contribs) 12:13, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
That's a good point, but I agree with @Lovecodeabc. No No support. It never said that only really good users get promoted in two weeks. It just said that some do, but some don't. The detail could be useful for New Scratchers wondering why they haven't become a Scratcher yet and/or finding out how to become a Scratcher.
Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 17:32, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
You also have to consider that the Scratch Team doesn't want to fully disclose the exact formula for getting the Scratcher status (see this and Paddle's comment about this). I would just remove the "but usually 1 month" text, but would still leave in the "at least 2 weeks" part.
4096bits PFP New.png 4096bits | Talk | 800 Contribs 17:51, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
At least clarify that it isn't frequent...? I've been receiving a lot of confusion on users saying "WHY CAN'T I BECOME A FULL SCRATCHER THE WIKI SAYS IT TAKES TWO WEEKS", although it does say it usually takes about a month. Most users aren't even fully aware of how it works -- and it's pretty hard to explain the variety of waiting time. Any ideas on how to emphasize "usually takes about a month"?
Super_Scratch_Bros20 (talk | contribs) 3:16, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, I see your point. Well, I change my mind. I'm neutral.
Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 20:58, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
I'm neutral for reasons above.
Leahcimto scratch profile picture.png leahcimto talkcontribsprofile 21:15, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
Looks like someone took the liberty of doing it already.
Super_Scratch_Bros20 (talk | contribs) 3:16, 9 December 2020 (UTC)

Potential New Redirect.

Should "New to Scratch" redirect to this page since that's what New Scratchers are referred as on the forums?
Bobcat0701 (talk | contribs) Insert generic signature here. 23:24, 15 November 2023 (UTC)

Merge with Scratcher

I know this page has a lot of content, and it is featured, but I think most of this could reasonably merged with the Scratcher's page. The same goes for all of the other scratch ranks accept Scratch Team, to create a page called "Scratch ranks." This would also make it so we could tidy up further by removing the "list of scratch ranks" page. I know I might be wrong and am open to discussion.
MagicCoder330 (talk | contribs) 17:26, 16 November 2023 (UTC)

I think that this topic has enough discussion on Scratch to warrant its own wiki article. Also there is far to much content here for it to be merged with a page that also has large amounts of contents.
Bobcat0701 (talk | contribs) Insert generic signature here. 18:48, 16 November 2023 (UTC)

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