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Congrats on the new archive!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
02:23, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Darn you beat me to it :P
Drunken_Sailor (talk | contribs) 17:01, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
Congrats. You both beat me to it :P

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 17:05, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

How so many messages on talk

How do you have so many archives and have so many messages on your talk as I don't have a lot?

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 17:06, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

I've been around for a very long time, so over that time the messages accumulated.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:48, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

WM's FPC updater script

It appears that nth curator is grammatically incorrect. Take the latest one. Two-hundred-ninety-sixth should not be that. It is incorrect. It should be two-hundred-and-ninety-sixth.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (2,147)) 16:54, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Oh yeah. I just noticed that. That should be fixed

Logoasqwde.png asqwde talk | contribs 12:23, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
No, "two-hundred-ninety-sixth" is grammatically correct. However, I feel like it would be better to simply say 123{{th}} instead of spelling out the number.
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12:44, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Confirmation Code

Hey jvvg, because you accepted my application letter I assume you know the answer to this. Why is my confirmation code not working? Also, how do you talk through a mouse
NYCDOT (talk | contribs)I AM THE ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 21:06, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Talking through the mouse is done with the HTML "title" attribute. So this:
<span title="talking through mouse">text</span>
Makes this:
As for the confirmation code, why do you need one? You can't have more than one account on the Wiki.
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10:43, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
I want the confirmation code to work so I can get email notifications for scratch. Where would you put the code for the talking through the mouse? wiki.
NYCDOT (talk | contribs)I AM THE ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 14:16, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Oh, email notifications... But that doesn't need a confirmation code, you just need to click the link that gets sent to your email. Are you not getting the link? Check your spam folder if that's the case.
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04:02, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, I found the email.
NYCDOT (talk | contribs)Scratch Wiki Will Remain Supreme. 16:42, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Add faq template to WM settings

{{faq}} adds a category.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 1,846edit 09:40, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

Yes Done
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11:29, 22 March 2018 (UTC)


How do you add an archive to a talk page?
NYCDOT (talk | contribs) 19:49, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi! You can make a subpage of your talk page named "User talk:NYCDOT/Archive" or "NYCDOT/Archive 1" or something like that. Then, you can copy and paste the contents of your talk page into your new archive. After that, you can delete the messages in your talk page. Alternatively, you could use the move button.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 21:35, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you so much!
NYCDOT (talk | contribs) 22:48, 29 March 2018 (UTC)


I don't know what the topic should be, but do you know how to access a list of user that have joined?
NYCDOT (talk | contribs) 00:31, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

You can look at Special:ListUsers. If you want to see users that have joined recently, look at Special:Log/newusers.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:49, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Help with a signature

Hello! Remember when you said that problem with my sig? I was searching around the code of my sig, but I couldn't find anything... can you help me? Thanks!
Logo Botcho Otkho.png Botcho (Botcho_Otkho) - Talk - Contribs - Profile 19:39, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

How to create a message from the mouse

I've seen a large magority of users on the wiki that have a message talking out of your mouse-pointer. Could you help me make it? Thank you in advance! :)
PrincessFlowerTV (talk | contribs) 00:23, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

You use the HTML "title" attribute (this question always comes up here every time he archives his talk lol). For example, this:
<span title="Hi">hOII</span>
Makes this:


The "title" attribute can go on most HTML elements, I think.
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00:42, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
It's funny how everyone associates this with me. I actually got the idea from Scimonster.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:48, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
You've said that before, too - but since Scimonster is effectively dead and you're partially the face of the Wiki, people naturally see your talking through mouse before Scimonster's - I suppose if you credited Scimonster in the thing itself more people would ask him, but then again they might still ask you since Scimonster won't respond.
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04:55, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Bot Eorror

you're bot is saying i am not signing stuff. but i am. This was sent by ideapad-320.
-unsigned comment by ideapad-320 (talk | contribs)

I looked at your talk page, and all of the messages it left you are correct. You need to sign your post by leaving your signature (~~~~) at the end. In yours, it looks like you just included your username, but we need your full Wiki signature (the four tildes I mentioned in the previous sentence) so that there's a uniform experience and we know when you posted it. For example:
This is a post is signed properly.~~~~
Please let me know if you have any questions.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:09, 19 April 2018 (UTC)


I'm 1000% sure you get a lot of these in your talk, but your bot said I didn't sign a edit in my user talk. I've never had problems with your bot, but this time, it made a mistake because I was making edits to my archives section, which Is Not a post on my talk page.
NYCDOT (talk | contribs) 22:18, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I'm working on improving the detection for what is/isn't a message, and I added this to the list of things to look out for. Also, in the future, if you mark an edit as minor, WM won't check it for a signature.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:32, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
Got it. Thanks!
NYCDOT (talk | contribs) 20:13, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

How do i catagorize files if i upload them with the "upload" button in the file adder? Can you please help?

i have been getting messeges about not catagorizing files. How do i catagorize files if i upload them with the "upload" button in the file adder? Can you please help?
Ideapad-320 (talk | contribs) 12:59, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

You mean the 2nd uploading? If your file is already categorized and
NOT categorized: Add category via Edit (the same way you edit a page)
ALREADY categorized: You don't need to do

Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 1,846edit 13:04, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

Please remember to sign your posts

Hello, I'm WikiMonitor, a bot that patrols the Recent Changes. This is just a friendly reminder that it appears you forgot to sign your post in revision 195806 of User talk:Jvvg/sandbox. Please fix this by adding four tildes (~~~~) at the end of your post to insert your signature and remember to sign your posts in the future. Signing your posts is important as it allows other Wikians to see who made a post. Thanks!
IMPORTANT: If you fixed this right after making the signature, I apologize for the mistake. This will be fixed soon.
This message was sent by an automated bot run by jvvg. You can contact him on his talk page with any concerns.

WikiMonitor (talk | contribs) 01:49, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

Please remember to sign your posts

Hello, I'm WikiMonitor, a bot that patrols the Recent Changes. This is just a friendly reminder that it appears you forgot to sign your post in revision 195810 of User talk:Jvvg/sandbox. Please fix this by adding four tildes (~~~~) at the end of your post to insert your signature and remember to sign your posts in the future. Signing your posts is important as it allows other Wikians to see who made a post. Thanks!
This message was sent by an automated bot run by jvvg. You can contact him on his talk page with any concerns.

WikiMonitor (talk | contribs) 01:57, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

Yikes! WM Mistake

I got an incorrect notifacation from WikiMonitor. I did sign my post, even though WM says I did not.

Could you help?
Mrbumppo (talk | contribs) 13:01, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

You actually did not sign your post. WM does not look at the contents of templates. Please sign your posts outside of the template.
In case you're wondering why it doesn't look at the template contents, there are two major reasons:
  • It would take extra processing time, and
  • You could change the template later to not have your signature, and nobody would notice.
Remember to sign your post on the top level next time. Thanks.
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14:08, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
There actually was a error, but it was a bit more subtle than that. Mrbumppo added the signature in a later edit, but at that time I hadn't implemented checking for it. However, that has been fixed and should no longer be a problem.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:14, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

My new welcoming template

Hello there! I just wanted to ask what you think about my new welcome template:

Logo Botcho Otkho.png
Welcome to the Scratch Wiki, Jvvg!
I'm Botcho_Otkho.
We can't wait to see what edits you will make! I'm sure you will be a great contribution to this community.
Any questions? Talk to me on my talk page or on the Community Portal!
See you soon and... wiki on!

What should I change/keep? Any feedback is really appreciated!
Logo Botcho Otkho.png Botcho (Botcho_Otkho) - Talk - Contribs - Profile 17:40, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

Interpreting Guidelines?

Jvvg, can you help me out with something? User:Makethebrainhappy/Sandbox contains a story of Melodia, a Scratch shop, but I'm not sure exactly if it should get it's own article.

Mrbumppo's Icon.jpg
mrbumppo - | Contribs | Talk 00:24, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
As per S:NOSP, we do not create articles about shops.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:28, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

Remove External Icon

I'm working on my navigator to update that I have a ScratchNetwork profile. Is there a way I can remove the external link icon?
-unsigned comment by Mrbumppo (talk | contribs)

You can do so with this code: <span class="plainlinks">[https://futuresight.org Plain link]</span>, which would produce: Plain link.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:09, 12 May 2018 (UTC)

Deleted Images

You deleted my image Scratch-online-editor.png, thinking it was a duplicate of another image. Actually, that image was the offline editor, and this is for the online editor. CrazyBoy826 (Talk|Contribs)

They both look the same to me. Both images have "Join Scratch/Sign In" at the top, while the offline editor does not, so it looks like the original image (the one I said yours is a duplicate off) was also from the online editor.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:20, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
It is not a duplicate because above the stage in my image, there is a texxt box, while the other one does not because it is offline.
CrazyBoy826 (talk | contribs)
There are no text boxes in your image that are not in the other image. The only text box I see in your image is the one for the project title, which is also present in the other one (File:Scratch Layout.png).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:40, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Delete IP

I would delete your IP Adress: Banned Wikians
NYCDOT Logo.jpg NYCDOT [ Talk Page | Contributions | Directory ] 23:52, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

There's no need - that IP address doesn't actually exist, it's the local loopback IP.
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23:54, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
Oh, oops.
NYCDOT Logo.jpg NYCDOT [ Talk Page | Contributions | Directory ] 00:14, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Which Way Do You Sign Your Username?

Do you sign your username as four tildes or using scratchsig tags?
CrazyBoy826 (talk | contribs)

Use four tildes, that way it also includes the timestamp. WikiMonitor requires that you include the timestamp for it to be considered a valid signature.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:18, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Ambiguation Over Redirect "Upload"

You said that the page Upload was deleted because mainspace pages don't link to special or Scratch Wiki pages.It was deleted, and we eventually agreed. But today, when looking at the Wiki, I discovered that it had been re-created with a redirect to Special:Upload. I added the delete template to it, but the reason of re-creation of the page is still unknown.
CrazyBoy826 (talk | contribs) 17:57, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

I have deleted it, I'm not sure why it was created.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:50, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

A mistake in the FPC list

Hello! Someone told me that there was a mistake in the list of FPCs. The mistake is that an FPC is listed twice. Since we're not supposed to edit some parts of that page (the parts that WikiMonitor edits), I didn't fix the mistake. However, could you please change it? I looked in the history of that page, and it doesn't seem that it's a glitch with WikiMonitor, so that's good.
Credit to joshuayy on Scratch for finding this mistake.
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 21:40, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

(Thanks!) :)
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 21:41, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
I fixed it. It actually happened because someone edited the list.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:44, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
Yes Thanks!
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk | contribs 20:58, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

A problem with WikiMonitor

I got a notification saying "please sign your posts" when I was adding on to a post that I had actually signed in the last revision. This is a little bit of a problem, and I'm wondering if it could be fixed.
KJRYoshi07 Latvia Logo.png KJRYoshi07 (My Talk) (Contribs) KJRYoshi07 11:30, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Did it have the timestamp?
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (2,147)) 18:03, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Yep... It could be because I was adding a new line on to my message.
KJRYoshi07 Latvia Logo.png KJRYoshi07 (My Talk) (Contribs) KJRYoshi07 20:46, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
That's exactly why. If you're adding a new line, you should just add an extra reply instead.
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08:22, 19 June 2018 (UTC)


Can I move Help:Blocking users to Scratch Wiki:Blocking/Admin Guide?
NYCDOT Logo.jpg NYCDOT [ Talk Page | Contributions | Directory ] 01:38, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

What for?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:14, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
The Help namespace is for documenting features about MediaWiki, while the Scratch Wiki namespace is for policies and things specific to this Wiki. Since that page just documents the technical aspects of being blocked, I think it's best where it is.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:23, 20 June 2018 (UTC)


border=3px Drunken Sailor [ Talk | Contribs | More... ] 15:56, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

The rates are low: one cent per nanosecond!
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:10, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
Hang on...
Thinking woman.jpg
So if there are 86400000000000 nanoseconds in a day... And then times that by 30... OH MY WORD
IT WOULD COST ME $25,920,000,000,000.00 JUST TO RENT IT OUT FOR A MONTH...
border=3px Drunken Sailor [ Talk | Contribs | More... ] 18:53, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
What a bargain!
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 21:54, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
11/10 would buy
border=3px Drunken Sailor [ Talk | Contribs | More... ] 22:20, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
Only $26 trillion per month??? Why aren't you renting it right now? Quick, before someone else steals the deal!
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:26, 25 June 2018 (UTC)
-steals deal-
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits (2,147)) 06:08, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Transit Systems

I see you are a fan of Transit Systems. So am I! I am in love, repeat, absolute love with the MTA (New York Metro Area). My favorite line is the 7 or the F or the E. What's yours?
NYCDOT Logo.jpg NYCDOT [ Talk Page | Contributions | Directory ] 19:29, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

I've only been to NYC a few times (you can see my pictures of the NYC subway here). My favorite line I rode while there was the A train, mostly because it has several long gaps between express stops, and sailing across Manhattan and Brooklyn on an express is really fun. I actually one time did the Subway Challenge, where I rode to and stopped at all 472 stations (it took me 29 hours). I really enjoyed riding BART in San Francisco (pictures), the Los Angeles Metro (pictures), the Cleveland RTA (pictures), and the Charlotte Lynx Blue Line (pictures).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:57, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
Nice! How is it possible to do the Subway Challenge? I would die if I had to do that! I don't like the A Train because of the amount of Homeless People that seem to get attracted to that line. I wish to ride on the BART and the LA Metro one day. Your photos are great too! Are you also a professional photographer?
NYCDOT Logo.jpg NYCDOT [ Talk Page | Contributions | Directory ] 22:08, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
The way to do the subway challenge is to find a route that visits all 472 stations in the least amount of time possible (it must stop at each station at least once, not just pass through), and then actually get on the train and follow that route. I'm not a professional photographer, unfortunately. I'm just a college student who likes taking pictures and sometimes has too much free time.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:10, 24 June 2018 (UTC)
NYCDOT Logo.jpg NYCDOT [ Talk Page | Contributions | Directory ] 15:45, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

Revert File:Edit-page.png

Note Warning: VERY URGENT. In File:Edit-page.png, I was going to upload a new version, but a bug caused it to come out as your older version, squished. Can you fix that?

CrazyBoy826 (talk | contribs) 17:13, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
Don't mind, it got fixed.
CrazyBoy826 (talk | contribs) 17:19, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Abuse Filter Error

When trying to create the redirect page Audio Format, the "Prevent uploads or file edits with no comment or category" abuse filter rule was triggered, even though I entered an edit summary. I tried creating the page twice.
Millie S.jpeg Millie S (talk|931 contribs|directory) 00:52, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

The filter is actually only supposed to act on files. It looks like the expression was not properly grouped, so I added parentheses to fix it. I checked and it no longer will stop the edit you attempted to make. Please let me know if you have any other problems.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:04, 23 July 2018 (UTC)
Now works!
Millie S.jpeg Millie S (talk|931 contribs|directory) 02:06, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Using templates for WM

Hi! I saw that every time WikiMonitor comments on a talk page, it re-creates the three messages over and over again. You could put the three messages as templates instead to save space and time. Can you change WM to just use user subpage templates?
CrazyBoy826-Icon.png CrazyBoy826 Talk | Contribs | Scratch account 18:40, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

The space savings would be minimal (a few hundred bytes per message), and I don't see how it would save time. However, this would also lead to having extra dependencies, where old messages would depend on current templates, and this would also mean that if I ever decide to change the message, then it will change for everyone who has ever received it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:52, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
I mean new messages will use the template, old ones stay the same. By saving time I mean that more text uploaded will take a longer time to get through. If users want, they can change their bot messages to the template.
CrazyBoy826-Icon.png CrazyBoy826 Talk | Contribs | Scratch account 01:57, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
Using templates would also mean that the messages would be cache-dependant, and directly posting them avoids that; besides, templates increase the link indexing that needs to be done, so in reality the space savings are near zero.
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08:20, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

How do I know if i am a New Wikian?

Question is in the title Please reply on my talk page. Thanks!
Kittenslikefood (talk | contribs) 08:20, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Just wondering do you have any pets

just wondering if you have any pets? if u do reply, pls do on my talk page thx

Kittenslikefood (talk | contribs) 02:00, 4 November 2018 (UTC)