How?

How do you add the "Note" and the "Caution" Thingies? I want to know... (Obviously) :P
Amateurradiogeek15 (talk | contribs) 01:04, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Oops, Nevermind. I had the brilliant idea to do the obvious and go look. Sorry.
Amateurradiogeek15 (talk | contribs) 01:06, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Is the page useful

I have a red banner at the top of the page that says: "This page is in question to whether it is useful or not. You can discuss whether you want it deleted or not on its talk page. Reason: I don't think we need an article on spambots."

Can some one tell me what this means? I'm new... Thanks!
Amateurradiogeek15 (talk | contribs) 00:28, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

This means if the page deserves an article or not. I putted that up because I think the Spam article is enough.
PrincessPandaLover (talk | contribs) 16:13, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
Well, I read that article once a long time ago, and then I happened across what was apparantly a spam bot....doesn't matter where, but it was on the forums. Anyway, I didn't know what I was looking at, so I didn't deal with it correctly. I thought about trying to incorporate this into the spam article, but that wouldn't let me go into as deep of detail as I wanted to go... At least not without having a huge section on spambots. :/ Also, how do you put that up? I might as well ask. :P
Amateurradiogeek15 (talk | contribs) 17:58, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
Spambots have been quite a big issue on Scratch lately so I think this is ok. It could probably be merged into the spam article though.
EH7meow (talk | contribs) 18:13, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
Okay, I'll take it down.
PrincessPandaLover (talk | contribs) 19:04, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
Can you tell me how to put it up in the first place? I don't know these things. :P
Amateurradiogeek15 (talk | contribs) 13:45, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── actually, a merge would be great! A merge is simply when you take the most important ideas on this page you made and putting it on another page (Spam) :) Merging sometimes is great when a page isn't needed for a topic, but that topic is certainly related to Scratch!
20px KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 05:58, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Actually, I think an issue like Spambots deserves an article of its own.
Icey29 (talk | contribs) 13:17, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
I do also. I want to know how to put up the red notifications though.
Amateurradiogeek15 (talk | contribs) 14:14, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Are Spambots Good or Bad?

I’m really confused. Are they good or bad? Who are they? What, exactly, is their purpose?
Forested (talk | contribs) 19:23, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

Spambots are definitely bad. Here's my simplest explanation of what they are... Search engines (such as Google) rank pages based on how many other sites link to them, where sites that are linked to more are ranked higher. The idea is that more popular sites will show up at the top. However, some people write bots that go around and post links on forums to their websites in order to create links and therefore increase the rank of their site. These bots just make random posts that are completely unrelated to the subject of the forum and include a link to their website in them. This results in a lot of offtopic posts, and sometimes these links are to websites that are either malicious (viruses, scams, etc.) or inappropriate.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:31, 27 July 2017 (UTC)
Ohhh…
Forested (talk | contribs) 18:53, 28 July 2017 (UTC)