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Thanks for the edits!

Thanks for the edits to Scratch_Wiki:Table_of_Contents/Forum_Categories!

KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 00:00, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome! Those edits were a bit overdue.
By the way, do you know how to put rounded corners on tables?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 00:15, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
You could use border-radius: __px, but you need to accompany that with -moz-border-radius, and -webkit-border-radius, for Firefox and Safari.
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits00:19, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
That doesn't seem to work. I mean it works with everything but tables, which are being stubborn at the moment. Could you look at this table?
Filler Filler

ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 00:35, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
I am sorry for the late reply. Did not even realize that you replied! Try adding rounded borders to the table items the self :)
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 15:10, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
I thought I was going to have a late reply as well. Somehow I don't.
Anyway, nice suggestion! I hadn't thought of putting rounded corners on individual items; I'll try that out in a bit.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 01:20, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
(Sorry about the late reply), but no luck. If you'd like to, you can try adding the rounded corners to the table above.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 21:23, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Question: Featured Images?

Hello, I'm new to the Scratch Wiki and I wanted to know how to change the featured images on the front page of the Scratch Wiki. Also, if I can't change them, who does?

Kspiegs (talk | contribs) 22:17, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Only admins can change the featured image on the front page, since it is, the front page. It is a protected page. However, you can always suggest an image to be featured in the community portal.
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 00:51, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Did you ever finish that rope physics article?

Just curious, as I was looking forward to reading it. :)
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 00:16, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

You must be in a completely different time zone then me because it's March 11 where I am, but your post says March 12. Anyway, the article's not done, but you can always preview it here.
Or you can wait a bit more because I'm hoping on finishing it in the next few days now that I have a bit more free time. ;)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 01:12, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
Just tossing in here. The timezone is given: UTC. See, your post also says the 12th. ;)
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 08:51, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Please categorize new pages

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WikiMonitor (talk | contribs) 11:47, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Re: Rope Physics

I would love to check it out! I don't quite fully understand rope physics, so it'll be good for me to tell you if people with no clue can understand it. Plus, what else do I have to do when earning RCT money. :)
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 18:14, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

So far...

The rope physics article is really good! I would maybe add a bit more to the intro sentence. In all honesty, I am quite confused from the article, but it's one of those things that you just have to have the experience and knowledge to take in. For example, it's like trying to teach trig to Kindergarteners. No matter how well you teach, they may not understand. I learned some stuff, though! I'm 1/3 done.
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 23:40, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

I was a bit unsure about the intro sentence, but I'm happy to hear the rest of the article is coming along well. What I'm really going to be curious about is the second half of the article because it's quite a bit more complex then the first half (and lengthier). Anyway, thank you for doing this Turkey3! Again, if you find anything especially confusing, it'd be nice if you could say so here. That way I could maybe revise it. Forum Smiley - Smile.png
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 00:31, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Where do you come up with those equations?

On your user page! I just don't get it! Are you a supercomputer?
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 00:07, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Actually, no, I'm not. The large equations are just a bunch of small equations, which I then tied together with a pattern I discovered about 15 months ago. It just takes a lot of copying and pasting, and a lot of copying and pasting. Just take a look at my Equation of a Mushroom. That's at least 3 times larger then any on my page, but again, it has a lot of repetition.
Do you know what parametric equations are by chance?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 00:41, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, isn't is an equation in which you have the flexibility to specify a value (the parameter) which affects the returned value?
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 01:40, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, you're absolutely correct. I just wanted to check that you knew what they meant before adventuring further.
Anyway, have you ever seen the equation abs(t)/t? What it does is return the sign of a number. So if you give it 6, it will give you 1. If you give it -6, it will give you -1.
What's important is that if you twist the equation a bit, you can make it so that the equation gives 0 for positive numbers and 1 for negative numbers: (abs(t)/t)/-2 + 0.5
And the other important idea is that absolute equations are have v shape; part of them is negative, and rest of them is positive. You can control where they're negative, and when they're positive. If you combine this equation with the absolute equation above, you can control when you get 1 or when you get 0.
Okay, fine, fine, how does a 0 and 1 help?
If you multiply anything by 1, you get the original number. If you multiply anything by 0, you get nothing. So, if you multiply the new equation with say, a line, that line will only appear when you want it to.
Then, if you string a lot of these equations back to back, with only one of the equations "showing" at a time, you can make an image of anything you want. Neat, right?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 16:58, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Release It

The Rope Physics page was great! Unfortunately I really could not understand it and my mind went blank :P (my knowledge of physics is very limited, in both real life and coding; in coding I can really do x and y vel, a basic engine, but that's it. I'm more of a string manipulation and tower defense guy)

But I think the article inspired me to make a TD tutorial (since I happen to have expertise on those). Aside from the confusion, the article seems fine. ;)
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 01:39, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Nice! I was hoping there weren't any trouble spots. Besides, it's going to be the 4th longest article on the Scratch Wiki once I move it, just behind List of Block Workarounds.
Anyway, good luck with your TD tutorial! I'm sure it will turn out great.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 17:02, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for helping delete those images

That helped a lot. :)
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:12, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

It wasn't much. ;)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 19:15, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Table Of Contents Help

How do you make a table of contents on a page on the Scratch Wiki? Is it automatically created based on the subtitles (or whatever they're called), or do you create it?
Honeyr2 (talk | contribs) 00:13, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

To point out, it's usually best to put new topics at the bottom of the page.
Anyway, the TOC (Table of Contents) is automatically created if you have 4 or more sections or subsections on a page. You can override that and make the TOC show be typing _TOC_, which is also neat because then you can also choose where the TOC appears. If you want to hide the TOC though, you can use _NOTOC_
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 00:20, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
I'm sorry about putting new topics at the top of the page (I figured that it should of been at the bottom after I already created it), and thanks for the help! I assumed that it would come according to the subtitles, but it didn't work.
Honeyr2 (talk | contribs) 11:20, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
(P.S. Do you want me to move this topic to the bottom of the page? I gladly will.)\
We might as well for organization.
By the way, I messed up slightly on the TOC code. There shouldn't be one underscore on each side, but two. So instead of _TOC_, you should use __TOC__. And instead of _NOTOC_, you should use __NOTOC__.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 17:24, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
I thought so, because when I did _TOC_, it wouldn't work. Anyway, thanks!
Honeyr2 (talk | contribs) 12:08, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

How Do You Make Tables?

How do you make tables? I've seen them before, like on this page, but I have no idea how to make one.
Honeyr2 (talk | contribs) 12:31, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

There's a nice help page that describes how to make a table: Help:Tables
Feel free to post any questions if you encounter any!
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 13:11, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you so much! I will check out the page right now!
Honeyr2 (talk | contribs) 14:48, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
I like the article, but for now, I'll just stay away from tables until I actually need them, because they're a little too advanced for me. :)
Also, how do you color text?
Honeyr2 (talk | contribs) 14:51, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
I agree; tables can be a bit advanced. Chairs might be an easier place to start out with.
Anyway, to color text... *drum roll*... let's introduce some HTML!
The basic format of a HTML div block is:
<div style = "property1; property2; ect">Text with special properties.</div>
So to make some text red:
<div style="color:red">This is a hamburger with ketchup.</div>
Which becomes:
This is a hamburger with ketchup.

ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 16:11, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the tutorial! If I would have known it was HTML, I would ask my mom, because she codes websites. And that's a whole other story, which relates to why I joined Scratch.
Oh, and nice joke about chairs!
And is
the only color?
Honeyr2 (talk | contribs) 16:56, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
You can actually do any color, as long as it's on this list. For any other colors, though, you will need to use RGB. Like this:
#FFF or #FFFFFF equals white.
Anyway, nice mom! :)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 17:13, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Saving Articles Without Submitting

Is there such thing as saving an article without sharing it to the public? I am currently creating one, (yes, I have read the editing help before I became a contributor) and would like to save my work without sharing it to the public. What should I do? Also, I'm sorry I create so many topics. I just want to learn and become better at programming!
Honeyr2 (talk | contribs) 15:35, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

It's okay that you're asking! It's great that you're inquisitive.
Anyway, I see three options for you:
1). Release the article, but put this at the top: {{In Progress|Honeyr2}} This will let other Wiki editors know that you're still making the article, and should avoid making large edits to the page.
2). Save it to Microsoft Word so no one can see it. If you want to preview your work, just act as if you're creating a new page, paste in your work, and click Preview. Then leave the page so that the page isn't created and saved.
3). Save all of your work to a page like User:Honeyr2/Tutorial. It will still be public, but much less obvious.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 16:23, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, and I finished the article! I'll use that info for when I make another.
And about Microsoft Word, I had that on my old computer, but I got a new one for my birthday (my old one was 8 years old, anyway) which doesn't have Microsoft Word and my mom won't get it for me because she says it's too expensive so when I make a story I use her computer. I think Word is absolutely awesome, though!
Honeyr2 (talk | contribs) 16:50, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
I guess your not the only one without Word. I prefer to use Apple Pages due to its much simpler design, although with the recent 5.0+ updates, I've been hearing people say it's like "Taking one step forwards, and two steps back."
Anyway, nice new page! One problem that I noticed though is that articles are supposed to be written in third person, and tutorials are allowed second person. I noticed you used "we" and "our" a few times, and that's first person.
Let's take a look at:
"First, create a sprite. You can call it whatever you want, but for our example, we'll call it "Text"."
A possible revision could be:
"First, create a sprite. You can call it whatever you want, but for this tutorial, it will be called "Text"."
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 17:32, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Whoops. I'll check it ASAP!
Honeyr2 (talk | contribs) 20:39, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Ok. I changed that, and a couple other errors, too. Any better?
Honeyr2 (talk | contribs) 20:59, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
There were still a few spots of grammar, but it's already looking better!
Also, one more thing to point out: It's best to only create a talk page when there's something to discuss.
Edit: I just noticed that your script doesn't support new lines. Maybe you could try adding that in?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 21:27, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, it doesn't. I'll add it in, but what key should trigger the new line in my example? In my typewriter project, it uses some of griffpatch's code for enter/return key detection, but I'm not sure if I should put that in the tutorial, because it's optional, and it uses someone else's work (yes, in my project's Notes and Credits section I gave credit for the script).
Honeyr2 (talk | contribs) 01:15, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── That's close to what I meant. I meant if you go too far to the right, you would start a new line.
Or if you want to, you could try having the left arrow key act as the enter key. When you start a new line, you are technically going to the left. It's the closest button with any sort of relationship. What do you think?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 01:57, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

I think I'll do a left arrow key detection. And now that you mention it, I'll add my script that makes sure that you aren't touching an edge before you can type.
Honeyr2 (talk | contribs) 14:52, 8 June 2014 (UTC)


The :| smiley will not work because it parses the | as a linkage to the next parameter instead of everything as one whole string.
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 20:49, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Actually, the smiley does work, you just forgot to add the template name. So instead of:


You need:


Which turns into: Forum Smiley - Straight Face.png
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 20:52, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Test: Forum Smiley - Straight Face.png
Odd. I only passed in a colon, but I'm still getting a smiley. It looks like the parser function is confusing itself as being part of the input text, but then why isn't there more test mistakingly used as input? Maybe something else is happening
Either way, even if the smiley template was miss-parsing due to the extra |, it seems to compensate by still giving the right smiley.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 21:02, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Please don't make several edits in a short amount of time

Hi there! I noticed you made a lot of edits (5 in the last 30 minutes) to Template:S in a short period of time. This causes the recent changes to get clogged up, so in the future it might help you to hit the "preview" button to check over edits before submitting them. Thanks!
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WikiMonitor (talk | contribs) 21:11, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Guide to reviewing account requests

Check it out
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:02, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

User Page

I really like your user page! :)
Derpmeup (talk | contribs) 22:19, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you! I personally think it can do with a bit of an art overhaul soon, but I'm still glad you like it. :)
By the way, I'm not sure if you've heard or not, but I've made a template to make smilies easier. It goes like this:

{{S|:)}} {{Smiley|:)}}



What do you think of it?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 02:03, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
That's pretty cool! :)
Derpmeup (talk | contribs) 00:46, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

publicizing talk pages

Why, in particular, did you draw attention to a banned user's talk page, calling it "interesting"?
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 14:48, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

I think you got the wrong person.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:50, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
Nope, it was Ernie.
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 15:05, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
I guess we were looking at different edits.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:09, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
@jvvg: Mathfreak231 does have the right person; just look under Should we fix auto confirmed? at my last comment.
@Mathfreak231: I was trying to answer @Scmb1's question of "Has there ever been a case of a new editor messing up the wiki in a big way? " by pointing at a new editor who didn't understand the Wiki rules well, but I didn't feel like using the work banned, so I substituted that with interesting. At the same time, I wasn't entirely sure if answering Scmb1's question was worth publicizing, but if you want me to, I'd be willing to take down the comment now.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 15:29, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Please don't make several edits in a short amount of time

Hi there! I noticed you made a lot of edits (5 in the last 30 minutes) to Template:S in a short period of time. This causes the recent changes to get clogged up, so in the future it might help you to hit the "preview" button to check over edits before submitting them. Thanks!
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Tweaker (talk | contribs) 18:38, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Just a quick note

When you reject an account request, please put something entertaining in the comment box. If you need some examples, go to Special:ConfirmAccounts and look at some of the recently rejected requests. Part of the reason I can survive processing the really stupid requests wihere people say stuff like "I want to help New Scratchers", "I want to contribute", "I want to give back to the community", etc. is the sarcastic responses I give.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:53, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

I looked at a few of those response, and those replies are sarcastic; I'm looking forwards to this a bit more. :)
Now that I've thought of, to double check... if I reject an account, do I have to say why on the rejected user's profile page?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 21:05, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes, please do say why. This way, if the user wants to submit a new request (3-4 weeks later, when the queue clears), he/she knows what to fix. Also, if you decide to let the user explain request notes further in comments, please say specifically what was wrong with them (e.g. bad grammar, vague, didn't say anything that would help, etc.).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:42, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
Okay, that's along the lines of what I already happened to be thinking. Thank you!
By the way, where are you going on vacation?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 22:34, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
July 6 or so.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:35, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
You're going to the country of July? I asked where you're going, though I probably should've asked when as well. ;)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 22:36, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
See this.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:38, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Delete Image

Do you think this image should be deleted?
Swampert11 (talk | contribs) 17:53, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

It looks like it should be. Not only is it image not used anywhere, but scratchblocks are preferred over script images. Thanks for bringing this up swampert11!
By the way, it might be better to bring this up on the file talk in the future. :)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 18:22, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Feel free...

...to have at the Development of Scratch 1.0 article. I know there's tonnes to add especially for 2004 but let's do this more as a collaborative thing.
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 23:00, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Roger that. I'll come by sometime tomorrow; it feels a bit late today for me.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 23:06, 29 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi ErnieParke. Did you see our friend CAA14 has been logging on? Maybe we should ask him to help on the Wiki again.
-PRO- (talk | contribs) 18:10, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

I've been noticing that. Then again, @CAA14 said that although he's going to continue checking in on Scratch occasionally, he considers himself inactive. We could try, but I'm not sure we'd get him to be active on the Wiki. :/
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 22:29, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
If you've heard that then I don't think we can get him back. I don't want to force it. It is his life. he can do what he wants.
-PRO- (talk | contribs) 22:43, 9 July 2014 (UTC)


You betrayed Jvvg :P
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 14:05, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

I haven't betrayed jvvg. I've been looking out for accounts to review, but I just haven't accepted any accounts yet.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 15:23, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
You do know that :P means that someone was joking, right?
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 15:25, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Oh... I didn't see the :P That would've been a great joke if I had seen that. :)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 16:03, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, it's not funny if you don't see it until later. :(
Krett12 (talk | contribs) 17:03, 12 July 2014 (UTC)


Could you look at "New Page -2"? I need your opinion.
-PRO- Logo.jpg-PRO- (talk | contribs) 16:01, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Sure! I'll go take a look now that I've finished work on Scratch in the Media.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 16:17, 16 July 2014 (UTC)


I need a screenshot of Steam. I'm not sure what I need it of yet. If you don't have it, I will ask Solorbuddy. If you would like to see what I have done so far, look at my sandbox. The link is on my userpage. I am still working on it right now. Thanks!
-PRO- Logo.jpg-PRO- (talk | contribs) 17:37, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Also, could we get an updated image of the Twitter page? TwitterChannel.png
-PRO- Logo.jpg-PRO- (talk | contribs) 17:41, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Unfortunately I don't have Steam, but a friend of mine who does have Steam is coming over 2pm tomorrow, and I'm sure that I could get a screenshot then. As for the twitter image... updated!
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 18:01, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Sounds good. Thanks for your help! I will get a screenshot of Google+.
-PRO- Logo.jpg-PRO- (talk | contribs) 22:00, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Okay! One question though: What in Steam looks like it needs a screenshot? The only thing I've found so far that's Scratch related is a group called "Scratchers (from scratch.mit.edu)"
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 15:16, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
Hmm... Actually, I can just use the logo. Thanks anyway! Look at my sandbox and change anything you need to before it goes out on it's own page.
-PRO- Logo.jpg-PRO- (talk | contribs) 15:54, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
Now that I think of it, why did you include Steam on the page? I don't see anything that would make it Scratch related.
Also, you might want to mention Facebook somewhere in the page. Here are some Facebook links that I found relating to Scratch:
Scratch Team
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 16:02, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

OK! Thanks!
-PRO- Logo2.png-PRO- (talk | contribs) 18:54, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Social Media Page

Krett12 decided to create the page Social Media. It wasn't finished and I hadn't gotten full aproval of making it. Please delete it. I will create it once I know everyone is happy. I already told Krett12 on there talk page. Please delete it. Thanks!
-PRO- Logo.jpg-PRO- (talk | contribs) 12:44, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Wrong there. ;)
Yes Done
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 15:18, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
-PRO- Logo.jpg-PRO- (talk | contribs) 15:52, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
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