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TheTrillion's Profile Picture.png  TheTrillion • Talk • 2,275 contributions • Scratch  18:13, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

add pamimus?

Hi jvvg. I posted this in the discussion for Scratch Team here. Basically, ceebee confirmed that pamimus was an ST member. Should we add them to the list then?
Wangat (talk | contribs) 15:44, 14 June 2021 (UTC)


Hello, Jacob! I noticed that User:Mathfreak231/Old, may not meet the Scratch Wiki:Guidelines or the Community Guidelines. Please review User:Mathfreak231/Old.
CodeLearnerSai (talk | contribs) 23:10, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

That page is a userpage so it isn't subject to the regular Wiki guidelines about notability or writing quality or similar. I don't see anything on the page at first glance that obviously violates any of the relevant portions of the Wiki guidelines (for userpages, that mainly means following the Community Guidelines), so please let me know what specifically. If it's something that's inappropriate or you otherwise don't want to mention publicly, you can report the most recent revision and it will be handled privately, similar to reporting content on the Scratch website.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:41, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
If you promote me to an Administrator, I can replace the content that violates the Community Guidelines with asterisks (*), like the censor on the Discussion Forums.
CodeLearnerSai (talk | contribs) 03:15, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
We have a specific process for determining Experienced Wikians, administrators, etc. and will not promote someone just for a one-time thing like this. If you believe any part is inappropriate or otherwise violates the Scratch Community Guidelines, please submit a report. Reports are private and will only be seen by Wiki administration so you don't have to worry about anything being made public with a report.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:45, 25 July 2021 (UTC)


Hello! I was contacted by one of your bots, and it said that I had made too many edits to one particular page [[1]] but this was because I was practicing and the page had advised me to do so and I had never heard of this rule. Should I be worried?
ILikeProggraming123 (talk | contribs) 13:02, 23 June 2021 (UTC)

There's nothing to be worried about, it's just a friendly reminder (it's not like an alert). When you make a lot of edits to any page, it clogs up the recent changes, and a lot of us do monitor that to see what's going on. If possible, please use "Show Preview" if you need to test something out to avoid this problem.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:11, 23 June 2021 (UTC)

Can I create special pages if I'm not an Admin?

Hey, I want to know if regular Wikians (not Admins) can make special pages. Thanks!
PizzaPizza72 (talk | contribs) 20:00, 24 June 2021 (UTC)

Special pages aren't like regular content pages, you can't actually edit them through the Wiki editor. A special page operates some custom code built behind the scenes, and many are built into MediaWiki, though some are added through custom extensions purpose-built for the Scratch Wiki by our engineering team (example: Special:RequestAccount - from the Scratch Account Request System extension) or were provided by others (example: Special:CategoryTree from the CategoryTree extension). To add a new one, you need to build an extension that provides the appropriate functionality and then someone with server access needs to install it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:12, 24 June 2021 (UTC)
But what if I'm not signed into a Chrome/Firefox account?
PizzaPizza72 (talk | contribs) 14:44, 5 July 2021 (UTC)
Having a Chrome/Firefox account has nothing to do with it. These aren't browser extensions, these are MediaWiki extensions (and thus also are not subject to the Extension Policy).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:33, 5 July 2021 (UTC)

Please compress files you upload

TemplatesFTW Icon.png TemplatesFTW  Talk  Contribs  Config  10:24, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
when you read this::events hat
display [This is a bureaucrat, not some new wiki user] ((1)/(0)) times::looks

PenguinLover1123 (talk | contribs)

Why did a bot tell me to not make edits in short time, even though I edited in the Sandbox?

So... I want to tell you that a bot told me to not make edits in a short amount of time, but it was the sandbox. Why? It was the sandbox, and that is for practicing editing skills. Please don't ignore this!
PizzaPizza72 (talk | contribs) 15:09, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

Sandbox edits still show up in recent changes, and you should use "show preview" as much as possible to avoid bloating recent changes and page edit histories, even if it's a sandbox.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:19, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

Protect this image again before a new one is uploaded

Hi, you seemed to protect the image (link https://en.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/File:Log-in_on_scratch.png) before a new one was uploaded, but you seemed to unprotect it. Please protect it again!
PizzaPizza72 (talk | contribs) 16:13, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

The protection was because of edit warring. However, the edit warring conflict had been resolved. The most recent upload was an automated compression of the image you uploaded. You are expected to compress images before you upload using a tool such as TinyPNG to improve performance and save space. If you do not compress images, then they will be automatically compressed by TemplatesFTW (and in fact, if you look at the recent notifications on my talk page I have gotten a few of those myself) accompanied by a reminder that you should compress them yourself.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:55, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
But I don't want Kenny2scratch to change it again! And, haha, even admins miss compressions!
PizzaPizza72 (talk | contribs) 14:39, 5 July 2021 (UTC)


Maybe a page could be made listing all of the series on Scratch.
BookTV (talk | contribs) 20:41, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

If you mean series like projects in a series, that would violate our policy against articles about Scratchers and policies and also would be an insanely long article with thousands of entries.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:19, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

Your Bot is thinking I didn't put a signature but I did on Talk:How to Make a Three-Dimensional Project

when you read this::events hat
if <(username)=[Jvvg]> then
say [Basically, I wrote <scratchsig>PenguinLover1123</scratchsig> instead of ~~~~ (which show the same thing but <scratchsig>PenguinLover1123</scratchsig> doesn't have the timestamp) on Talk:How to Make a Three-Dimensional Project.] for (5) seconds
say [I am using scratchblocks because in scratchblocks normal (like <big></big>) formatting can't happen.] for (2) seconds
ask [Please, can you fix your bot, WikiMonitor?] and wait

PenguinLover1123 (talk | contribs)

This is not a bug in WikiMonitor. You need to include a timestamp in your signature so people know when you made a post, not just who made it. The four tildes (~~~~) both include the scratchsig as well as the timestamp.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:12, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
Why do you need to put a timestamp?
PenguinLover1123 (talk | contribs)
It helps with archiving and other maintenance. Plus, Jvvg also said that people need to know when a post was made. Also, please indent when using talk pages.
Dhuls's Wiki Icon.png Dhuls (Talk|575 Contributions|Scratch) 21:25, 6 August 2021 (UTC)


Just thought I'd say hi ;)
Wangat (talk | contribs) 19:41, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:52, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome message

Thank you for the welcome message. I read those guides, and they were all very helpful! I'm so sorry for editing this, but I forgot the signature thing completely.
Queer_Royalty (talk | contribs)

Welcome to the Wiki! I look forward to seeing what you contribute.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:28, 16 July 2021 (UTC)

Your blog is cool!

I just wanted to say that your blog on your site is cool.
111010911 (talk | contribs) 14:27, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

Thank you!
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:15, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

One of the links in your header returns an error

The link to www.futuresight.org in your header (under "My Software") returns a Not Found error for me. Is the link going to stay in your header?
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 16:07, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

It works if you remove the www. I should really fix that on the server (I don't really maintain the site anymore since I now have an actual job and thus most of my coding is for that), but in the meantime I'll update my header.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:23, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

Typo on WikiMonitor Page

I just saw that there was a typo on User:WikiMonitor/Common Concerns were there was a missing end parenthesis in the section that talks about signatures.
Dhuls's Wiki Icon.png Dhuls (Talk|575 Contributions|Scratch) 20:11, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

I don't see any missing closing parentheses? Could you please provide the exact quote where it appears?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:21, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
Never mind, I see you fixed it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:22, 31 July 2021 (UTC)

April Fools page for S:CPSYS?

I know S:NOAF says no talk pages other than the Community Portal, there is also a page for S:CPND, which makes me wonder if a page for S:CPSYS would be allowed?
Dhuls's Wiki Icon.png Dhuls (Talk|575 Contributions|Scratch) 19:27, 11 August 2021 (UTC)

Sure, that would be fine. I'll update S:NOAF to specify that non-archive subpages of the CP are allowed.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:29, 11 August 2021 (UTC)

Can I redirect Will_Wam and User:Will_Wam to my Scratch profile or Scratch Wiki user page?

CodeLearnerSai (talk | contribs) 22:13, 14 August 2021 (UTC)

Hi there!
I'm not jvvg, but please do not do that.
  • The former is not allowed because it would be a violation of S:NOSP--creating pages about users in mainspace.
  • The latter is not allowed as it would violate userspace rules.
However, thank you for your contributions to the wiki. :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 22:29, 14 August 2021 (UTC)

My Sandbox

Hello Jvvg. I saw you moved my Sandbox without sending a message to me that you moved it. So i searched it and made a post in the Community Portal. Please send to the owners of the Sandboxes that you move a message that you moved their sandbox.
Jonas_Programer (talk | contribs) 12:02, 17 August 2021 (UTC)

Hello, and thank you for reaching out to me. The issue was you created your sandbox in the mainspace (i.e. where regular articles go). Any user-specific content, such as your userpage, your sandbox, etc. needs to go into userspace (i.e. it needs to be at User:Jonas_Programer or a subpage of that page, and not at Jonas_Programer). I normally comment on talk pages to let users know, but for whatever reason I neglected to do so that time, and for that I apologize. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:41, 17 August 2021 (UTC)

Can you please fix the wiki monitor for sandboxes?

 Unresolved (see all...)

Ive been trying out in my sandbox while wikiMonitor comments on my talk and says "please dont make so much edits in a short amount of time" telling me about making lots of edits on my sandbox. It also says it is ran by you. Can you please disable it for sandboxes?
-unsigned comment by Username 6666666 (talk | contribs)

I'm not Jvvg, but I'm gonna basically rephrase what he's said previously. No, because sandbox edits still clog up the Recent Changes page, which annoys some users. Please use the preview button instead.
Dhuls's Wiki Icon.png Dhuls (Talk|575 Contributions|Scratch) 23:37, 13 September 2021 (UTC)
No. To quote the FAQs linked in WikiMonitor warnings, "[editing sandboxes] still clogs up Recent Changes and the page history."
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:53, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
BUt why?
PenguinLover1123 (talk | contribs) 17:10, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
Experienced Wikians, Administrators, and Bureaucrats have to patrol edits, and when someone makes a lot of edits, it gets tedious.
Dhuls's Wiki Icon.png Dhuls (Talk|575 Contributions|Scratch) 18:33, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

WikiMonitor Suggestion

You know how WikiMonitor updates the Featured Studios section of the Featured Studio article? Couldn't it do the same thing but for Featured Projects? Maybe it could only do the first 5 featured projects?
Dhuls's Wiki Icon.png Dhuls (Talk|575 Contributions|Scratch) 14:51, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

Short answer: yes I could. However, we don't currently have a list of featured projects and I believe featured studios were updated less frequently when we added that page, so that page is mainly there just because it was before.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:44, 19 September 2021 (UTC)


What did you do that got you elevated?
CodeLearnerSai (talk | contribs) 23:24, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

Assuming you mean elevated permissions (EW, admin, etc.), you have to run in an election. Elections are held on as-needed basis as determined by the current Wiki administration.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:46, 19 September 2021 (UTC)

Replace File:WMCommonsRaspberryPi4.jpg with this

https://gosoccerboy5.github.io/view-images/#https://assets.scratch.mit.edu/get_image/.%2E/1f2865bf1d48440165f682e70e8912c3.jpg I think the filesize testing thing is no longer needed.
Dhuls's Wiki Icon.png Dhuls (Talk|575 Contributions|Scratch) 03:38, 19 September 2021 (UTC)

You are welcome to replace it yourself. It's not tagged as a user image.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:44, 19 September 2021 (UTC)
It won't let me
The action you are attempting was automatically blocked. Please read the message below for details on why.

Your file is too large. Files must be at most 300KB in filesize and 1366×768 in resolution. If you believe that this happened in error, please contact a bureaucrat to have it fixed. A list of bureaucrats can be found here. The name of the rule that triggered this warning is described as Prevent uploading huge files.

Dhuls's Wiki Icon.png Dhuls (Talk|575 Contributions|Scratch) 04:03, 19 September 2021 (UTC)
I ended up using a smaller version of the original file from Wikipedia.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:20, 19 September 2021 (UTC)

When will the next Elevation Election happen?

CodeLearnerSai (talk | contribs) 01:12, 3 October 2021 (UTC)

There's currently no need, so they aren't running an election any time soon.
Dhuls's Wiki Icon.png Dhuls (Talk|575 Contributions|Scratch) 02:22, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
As stated on the elections information page, we hold elections when we determine there is a need for more EWs. We will make an announcement on the Community Portal if and when we make such a decision. At this current moment we do not believe there is a need.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:31, 3 October 2021 (UTC)


Hello jvvg! Thanks for approving my account request.

Thedavidh (talk | contribs) 00:57, 9 October 2021 (UTC)

You're welcome! I look forward to seeing what you contribute.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:42, 9 October 2021 (UTC)


What is a good edit?
FanaticReturns (talk | contribs) 15:43, 12 October 2021 (UTC)

A good edit is any edit that improves the quality of content on the Wiki. They range from adding missing information to fixing spelling/grammar to updating outdated articles to reorganizing to make it easier to read to many more things.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:40, 12 October 2021 (UTC)


Hi jvvg! I'm just saying hi! And thanks for accepting my Scratch Wiki request! :)
MadelynGH (talk | contribs) 22:49, 13 October 2021 (UTC)

You're welcome! Welcome to the Wiki!
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:36, 14 October 2021 (UTC)

Please fix your bot

So WikiMonitor told me that I didn't use the "Show Preview" button enough when I actually used it like every three lines or so!
MadelynGH (talk | contribs) 02:58, 14 October 2021 (UTC)MadelynGH
MadelynGH (talk | contribs) 02:58, 14 October 2021 (UTC)

WikiMonitor was not broken and as the message it left you indicated, you made a lot of edits to a page in quick succession. It did not specifically say you did not use "show preview," it merely recommended that you use it to avoid doing making a lot of edits to one page in the future. See the FAQs for more information about this.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:23, 14 October 2021 (UTC)

Adding a link to WikiMonitor’s FAQ page here

I think you could link to WikiMonitor's FAQ page on this talk page (before the actual messages). A few users have commented here recently that they think WM is 'broken' or 'needs fixing', so linking to that page might clear up a few confusions about WikiMonitor.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 06:11, 14 October 2021 (UTC)

The FAQs are already linked at the bottom of each message, and to be honest I don't think most people read the notes at the top of my talk page anyway.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:57, 14 October 2021 (UTC)
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