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TEAM INTELLIGENT PROJECTS SHOP
We are a Scratch shop.
We are the third biggest shop on Scratch, biggest open shop on Scratch, biggest active shop on Scratch and still growing!
We are super-active and the biggest active/open shop on Scratch. Our average growing speed is 1 page a day.
We have 1+ year in history. We will celebrate on the 30th of August for the 1-year anniversary.
TIPS is 1 year and a half old!
What Makes us Unique
We’re humorous and kind, funny and nice, reliable and quick.
We’re known for our fast and beautiful banners and logos. We have super-good reviews on our banners.
Our history is long and interesting and you can see it below.
Boxes are special packs that are delivered within 24 hours!
We do not join currencies of any sort. This is out of the question.
We are currently not part of any federation. We are independent and will only join if the federation helps greatly.
Needs my special invitation. Since I see it's the era of new shops springing up and growing, I don't have time to deal with too many partnership invitations. We only partner if I invite you.
We will stick together and help each other in times of need (e.g. inactive-ness, orders too hard, spamming, not enough workers).
Before opening, T.I.P.S. was a studio where congyingzhou invited people to be workers. The majority of the workers did not join due to the confusion of shops and forums. But a few did and they formed the backbone of the early growth of the shop.
T.I.P.S. opened on the 30th of August, 2018. At the start it was all the information squeezed into one post. There were the basic forms and worker count and points, but there wasn't an order count or a Board of Directors. There were 10 departments, ported directly from the studio.
In the early days of T.I.P.S. the shop grew slowly and there were few orders. There was no 'Unclaimed Orders Center' and few workers. The first customer was Gwideon. @Alex11345 joined, and became a main supporting pillar of the shop. The first activity check was held and it only said 'please respond before 15th or you'll be fired' and nothing else. The second activity check was more advanced and had a list of responded and not responded workers, and only resulted in a strike if the worker did not respond.
The Big 10+9=21 Meme Trend
This was the fourth/fifth biggest trend in T.I.P.S. and the first major one. Started by @legoboy7107, he claimed that 10+9=21. Lots of people said 19, some people said 21, and a select few said 0. It's the first meme trend in T.I.P.S.
The Ending of the Big Trend
What stopped the giant meme and math trend was a post from the user @MasterGenius_Youtube. It was further fueled by the vote held by @legoboy7107, who started the trend. The memes shut down and were moved to the T.I.P.S. memes and math chat. But it was closed down by the Scratch Team due to reasons.
New Main Workers
@pinkiepie710, @MystreyTurtle96 and @WarriorCatLover1212 (now known as @Panda_Gamer1212) joined and were very active, becoming main pillars of T.I.P.S.
New Activity Check
The third activity check was held and it was kind of like the second one expect for more workers and different date.
The Block Trend
There was a medium-sized [scratchblocks] trend during page 20-30 where users showed off their [scratchblock] skills by posting all kinds of blocks that were not in the project page. The trend was started by @Alex11345 and died down after 5 pages for no reason.
The Creation of the 'BBcode' and 'Signature Help' Departments
The departments 'BBcode' and 'Signature Help' Departments were created on the 30th page, and congyingzhou became the chiefs of both departments the day they were created.
The Board of Directors was created, which was inspired by the Emerald Shop. The early BoD had the positions: President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Marketer, Secretary and Assistant Secretaries. The members of the BoD were @Alex11345, @KDT123, @legoboy7107, @NinjaCraft16, @AuraFox12 and @aaa253 respectively. The BoD was created somewhere between pages 25 and 30 but it's so important in T.I.P.S's history it earned a part of itself, instead of being under the 'pages 20-30' title.
The drill started on the 31st page to simulate if a worker mistreated a customer. @congyingzhou intended to reply to the 'rude' comment posted by @r_hello, one of congyingzhou's alternative accounts. But @Alex11345 responded to the comment and reported @r_hello as a drill which was even better. The vote was held by @congyingzhou and in the end 'no punishment' won.
The spot 'assistant marketer' was added and @Aurafox12 took it's spot. 'Assistant Secretaries' changed to 'Assistant Secretary'. This happened on the 33rd page.
The First Banner
The first banner was made by @wafflelot- on the 33rd page.
The 60 Second Demon
The 60 second demon originated from @congyingzhou's post on the 35th page. It's the second biggest trend in T.I.P.S. and spread outside of the shop, through a lot of topics in the Requests forum, and a lot of shops started using it. Banner were created about it too. It even earned a place on the page Scratch Trends.
The Creation of the Unclaimed Orders Center
The UOC was created on the 36th page with inspiration from the Emerald Shop. But it held no orders for a long time but came in use later on.
The Creation of Boxes
The boxes were created on the 37th page with inspiration from the 870shop and a suggestion from @Alex11345. @NinjaCraft16, the secretary at that time, supported the idea so the boxes were introduced to the shop.
The Creation of the Terms and Conditions
The Terms and Conditions were created on the 41st page and were to inform the applying workers of the rules of the shop and our ways. The applying workers needed to type in a code word in their worker form. The old code word was 'Cong Read'.
The Changing of the Code Word
The code word was changed at about the time of the 45th page because the old one was too strange (not that the new one's not). It will not be shown here for secrecy reasons.
On the 50th page there was some minor celebrating, some people saying oof (not related to 50 pages), but nothing grand.
The Big Order Collab
On the 51st page @Dittothewobly posted a huge order and @Alex11345 hosted a studio for the order and @congyingzhou created a collaboration topic for the order. But this sort of thing is not recommended. It's better you make some things yourself, instead of ordering an entire complicated game system. Or you could split it up to several forms. The order collab died down since it was too hard.
The Big Party
This started on the 62nd page and it was successful due to lots of members active. The vote was part of it too (as seen below). 'Party' was invented due to 10K views, which happened on the 63rd and fueled the party. This is the biggest party ever on T.I.P.S.
The party sort-of started when @congyingzhou posted a 'crazy' post saying that it was payment day. @pinkiepie710 fueled it by quoting the 'crazy' post and posting and 'crazier' post. Then @Alex11345 joined by posting a humorous 'wake-up' post. Then directly after @Alex11345's post, @congyingzhou posted the first vote.
After the vote, at the end of the 62nd page, @MystreyTurtle96 and @maskedmaruder voted thus joining the party making 5 members. @Aurafox12 joined by voting making 6 members. Then @maskedmaruder posted a giant turkey asking how thanksgiving was and starting a giant conversation.
The 'Thanksgiving' Conversation
There was some sensible chatting and lots of humor surrounding this conversation. But it was a small conversation but it led to a bigger one.
The Invention of 'Party'
This was seen first in this post. It was invented due to 10K views. That happened on the 63rd page. 'PARTY' became the third biggest trend on T.I.P.S.
The 'Houses and Prices' Conversation
It was started by a post from @Aurafox12 saying that Thanksgiving was great except that they were in a small room with tons of people. @congyingzhou quoted the post claiming that he thought his flat was the smallest thing in the world and he asked @Aurafox12 how big the 'room with tons of people' was. @Alex11345 quoted @congyingzhou's post saying he lived in a house with some land. @Aurafox12 quoted @congyingzhou and stated how big the room was.
The Joining of @NinjaCraft16
@NinjaCraft16 joined after @Alex11345's post and before part 2 during the conversation by voting.
@congyingzhou quoted @Aurafox12 admitting that his flat was bigger than the 'room with tons of people' and saying that @Alex11345 was rich. This died down after @congyingzhou's post explaining why Hong Kong flats were so expensive. This died down because the topic switched to 'PARTY'.
Although @congyingzhou had invented party a page or two ago, nobody noticed it. @NinjaCraft brought it back on the 64th page when he noticed it and quoted it. @Alex11345 quoted further and lots of users started chanting 'PARTY' and saying "don't break the chain".
The Dying of the Big Party
The party died on the 65th page when @congyingzhou needed to leave because his tablet's battery was too low. The party continued towards the middle of the 65th page with the posts being more and more sparse. It unofficially ended when @dude341 first ordered at T.I.P.S., which was almost one hour from the last post.
|Note:||This is listed after 'the big party' because it started at the end of the 62nd page, while the party started on the middle of the 62nd page. Even though the vote fueled the party, it's not listed under the party because it's way more serious and important.|
The first T.I.P.S. vote ever was held on the 62nd page. The ‘Assistant Orders/Events Manager’ spot was vacant. There were 4 hopefuls including
The first vote ended on the 84th page. 9 workers did not vote (1 was new, so was excused), and three were fired due to 4 strikes. @wafflelot- won at 6 votes.
The Huge Order Influx
Following directly after the big party and 10K views, @dude341 ordered three orders on the 65th page. This led to a lot of orders coming. The Unclaimed Orders Center now became very active unlike before. @pinkiepie710 immediately picked up on updating the UOC after @dude341's orders. The old UOC looked like this (there's a mistake in the number, sorry). This was the highest point EVER in the shop for the first 100 pages.
Mass Order Taking
The orders piled up soon but they soon diminished, as @NinjaCraft16 and @MystreyTurtle96 quickly took one order each. Then @congyingzhou took an order and the unclaimed orders diminished down to 3 orders. It was very chaotic but soon it fell back into order.
@dude341 ordered again on the 70th page, and ordered again directly after that. @maskedmaruder took one quickly. Then @employee_for_hire ordered a New Scratcher Box which was taken quickly by @WarriorCatLover1212 (now known as @Panda_Gamer1212). @dude341 then ordered again on the 71st page, and @employee_for_hire ordered for a logo.
On the top of the 72nd page, @congyingzhou announced the creation of the Christmas Box. The reasons were:
- The New Scratcher Box was quite succesful.
- @congyingzhou didn't think it felt right only having one box.
- Christmas was near.
The contents of the Christmas Box were:
- 1 Idea for a Christmas Project
- 1 Review on a Christmas Project
At about the 75th page, there was a discussion between @npjensen and @dude341. @dude341 claimed that @npjensen had laughed at his order and made a project for fun about it. The thing was resolved by them both apologizing and the thing was over.
On the 86th page, @congyingzhou announced the new "scratchblocks" department was made. @congyingzhou was made chief.
Fill in this form to order!
Remember to read this before ordering!
We’re a general shop, we do everything. But there are certain things we’re faster and slower at, better and weaker at.
We’re fast at those and they’re beautiful!
BBcode/scratchblocks/Signature Help/ASCII text
We’re super-fast at them and very up-to-standard!
Very fast as long as it’s less than 10 ideas and not too complicated.
Very fast, very detailed.
Fast, OK quality.
Fast and good as long as it’s within 1000 words. We don’t offer entire chapters or anything more than 3000 words.
Depends on requirements, if we have the workers that fulfill the requirements, then fast, otherwise not.
Depends on variety. Faster at certain things. Quality depends on type of coding.
Depends on the kind and simplicity.
Fast if simple. Slow otherwise.
OK if it's just a simple one. Probably won't get done otherwise, animations are hardest for us. This includes GIFs and intros/outros.
Unclaimed Orders Center
The unclaimed orders center is where the unclaimed orders are bumped by the secretary. It is usually referred to as the 'UOC'.
What they Do
Take and complete orders, advertise and bump the shop, answer customers' questions, help and support the shop.
- no more
|Note:||These only include the normal workers, they are not part of the notifier team or the Board of Directors.|
Board of Directors
What they Do
Same jobs as normal workers +
- President (total control of the shop, can hire workers, fire workers, bump orders, take orders, close down the shop etc.)
- First Vice President (can hire workers, bump orders, take orders, mainly in charge of order of the shop, fills in president when he is absent, but cannot close down the shop anytime)
- Second Vice President (can hire workers, bump orders, take orders, mainly assistant of first vice president, fills in first vice president when he/she is absent, cannot close down shop)
- Secretary (in charge of unclaimed orders center (format), bumps orders when orders are near deadline, bumps activity checks/votes as reminder)
- Assistant Secretary (helps Orders/Events Manager, fills in Orders/Events Manager when he/she is absent)
- Marketer (fills in marketer when he/she is absent, helps advertise the shop, can bump orders)
- Assistant Marketer (in charge of advertising the shop, can bump orders, cannot hire)
- Adviser (gives advice on updating the main posts, can bump orders, take orders, cannot close down shop)
|Note:||You can't apply for these spots.|
Listed in order of seniority.
- First Vice President
- Second Vice President
- Assistant Secretary
- Assistant Marketer
|Note:||Unlike the normal workers, these may overlap with the notifier team.|
- President of T.I.P.S. - @congyingzhou
- First Vice President - @Alex11345
- Second Vice President - VACANT
- Secretary - @jbrow78
- Assistant Secretary - @culverkwan
- Marketer - @FollowCherryBlossom
- Assistant Marketer - @the_pro_gamer002
- Adviser - (voting period)
What they Do
The notifier team notifies the customers on their profile if the worker has not, so the workers don't have to notify the customer on their profile, and the customer does not have to follow the topic. It's a win-win solution.
|Note:||You can't apply for these spots.|
- 'We-Need-Help' Station! Notifer (1)
- Shop Notifiers (3)
|Note:||Unlike the normal workers, these may overlap with the Board of Directors.|
'We-Need-Help' Station! Notifer (1):
Shop Notifiers (3):
What people see when they first come into the shop. Banners and main links.
A list of people who can't be a worker/order at our shop due to specific reasons (e.g. spamming, being rude).
A list of shops which we have partnered with.
Milestones we've achieved.
Fill in this form to be a worker!
Read the Terms and Conditions to become a worker. There's a code word included.
You can take orders here without being a worker.
See how the workers get paid and how the point system work. It abides the Scratch rules, don't worry :)
See here for stuff about workers. Includes rules for accepting workers, board of directors, notifier team and list of workers and scores.
This is the UOC format the secretary follows while updating it.
A list of excused workers. You can be excused for up to one month. You will not get any strikes in the 'excused' period.
Fill in this form to order!
This is a list of what general services we offer and the speeds of them. You can find the quality here too.
You will be lined up to be advertised here.
Read this post before ordering. There is a code word included that you need to fill in.
List of special packages that are delivered within 24 hours!
Fill in this survey after your order has been completed!
Fill in this form if you see someone being rude, or doing things the wrong way.
A list of orders T.I.P.S. has taken.
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