Added word

In the template I changed it to "always remember to stay safe online." This make is sound more serious, and the word always means that it would be taken into account more. I hope other editors agree with this change. Please leave comments here.

It's technically saying that already.

Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (My talk page | Contributions | My scratch profile | github)

17:01, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Also, yeah. it is unnecessary. it's saying always always be safe in a way

Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (My talk page | Contributions | My scratch profile | github) 20:58, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

To Quote Exactly What the Template Reads it is "Always remember to stay safe when using the internet since we can't guarantee the safety of other sites." The world always does not appear twice. We cannot assume that people will think like you and think it applies all the time. By specifically putting that word, there can be no doubt that it applies to everything. Feel free to leave further comments.
Minerman6 (talk | contribs) 19:34, 27 March 2016 (UTC)
It just doesn't make sense.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (3,231)) 07:19, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Scratch Modification

Should I Use It in Scratch Mod pages?
Devloper123 (talk | contribs) 17:14, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 00:03, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
You didn't for the Ring article.
Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 20:53, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Other Title

I made it so you can use {{External Links}} and you still get

SandCastleIcon.png This article has links to websites or programs not trusted by Scratch or hosted by Wikipedia. Remember to stay safe while using the internet, as we cannot guarantee the safety of other websites.

Curiouscrab (talk | contribs) 20:53, 6 April 2013 (UTC)


I don't get it. Why is the icon a sand castle?
3sal2 (talk | contribs) 02:45, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Edit Warring

Please remember to follow the Scratch Wiki Guidelines. We are all here to collaborate in good faith, and not edit war with each other. In situations where edits are being reverted, it is best to discuss the edit to avoid an edit war. Repeat with me: Bold, Reverse, Discuss. Bold, Reverse, Discuss. Bold, Reverse, Discuss.

For now, I have protected the page for 7 days. I also noticed that the edit war centered over the word "always". What was that about?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 15:51, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

Hello, I edited this template an added the word always. I provided appropriate reasons for doing this on the talk page, but if I need to provide full documentation then I am able to do so. I felt like this edit was necessary :and improved the template. Another editor repetitively changed this back. When this edit was changed I asked why. I was told by this other editor that it already said the world "always" twice. I gave a response to this and :received no reply. As there was no reply I changed the edit back. For a few days this was fine.
Next this other editor changed it back with no discussion. I then left a message on the editor's profile asking why he made this edit, directing to my other posts left on this discussion page. I requested that if the editor :wanted to change the edit, to ask me for the documentation for my reasons.
The documentation also shows an alternative way of putting it is "Remember to always stay safe" I think that on reflection, this sounds more grammatically correct so I request for this to be used instead.
Full documentation is available on request
Minerman6 (talk | contribs) 16:38, 30 March 2016 (UTC)
Sorry about that. I just thought it didn't make sense.
User:Banana439monkey/signature 16:59, 30 March 2016 (UTC)
Just a few things I want to say:
  • I noticed that neither of you actually explained why you were reverting. Please please please do that in the future.
  • Take a look at S:BRD
  • If something of this nature arises again, try discussing it on the talk page.

Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 21:29, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

I don't see how adding the word "always" is going to change the way people will interpret the template. However, since always does seem to be more powerful, I would keep that revision.
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 00:58, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
Then again, stay safe means always be safe. Forum Smiley - Straight Face.png
User:Banana439monkey/signature 09:02, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
EDIT: It just doesn't make sense with always too.
User:Banana439monkey/signature 09:03, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Wording implies affiliation with Wikipedia

Quote from template: "This page has links to outside of the Scratch website or to Wikipedia."

The word "or" is what I do not agree with. The way it is worded, it implies that Wikipedia is not outside of Scratch and therefore is affiliated with Scratch in some way.

I think I understand why the "or Wikipedia" bit was included: it made people calmer about following the links, after seeing the word "Wikipedia" and knowing it is safe.

However, I don't think that we should have it, or, we should rephrase it to make it clearer: "This page has links to outside of the Scratch website, perhaps including Wikipedia". But to be honest, I don't think Wikipedia should be mentioned at all.

Jokebookservice1 (talk | contribs) 21:39, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

The reason it's there is that we consider Wikipedia to be safe, so there isn't a need to include that warning when linking there (which we do a fair amount, as there are some terms, especially technical terms, mentioned in articles that don't merit their own article here but have a good Wikipedia article to explain them). I'm not sure the best way to phrase it, though...
jvvg (talk | contribs) 04:34, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

Needs new wording now that the Wiki is not hosted by Scratch anymore

The current text "This page has links to websites or programs not hosted or created by Scratch or Wikipedia." would be true to any page on this Wiki, since the Scratch Wiki is not hosted by Scratch anymore. I would suggest to reformulate as "This page has links to external websites or programs not hosted or created by Scratch or Wikipedia." but since this template is used a lot I'll put this into discussion first.
Frodewin (talk | contribs) 21:11, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

I've reworded it now. It now says "trusted by Scratch or hosted by Wikipedia" rather than "hosted or created by Scratch or Wikipedia". Yes Done
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04:20, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia or Wikimedia?

The template says "hosted by Wikipedia" but in reality Wikipedia (and its sister projects and other languages) is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. This should be changed to "hosted by Wikimedia" or "hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation". It would also allow for linking to other languages/projects (if needed)
Dhuls's Wiki Icon.png Dhuls (Talk|870 Contributions|Scratch) 18:07, 24 June 2021 (UTC)

While that is technically true, I think it's a lot clearer to say "Wikipedia" since saying "Wikimedia" would confuse a lot of people (a lot of people don't know that the Wikimedia Foundation is the organization that hosts Wikipedia). I don't think we should sacrifice clarity for technical correctness when saying "Wikipedia" still has a pretty obvious meaning.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:10, 24 June 2021 (UTC)
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