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Don't worry about it

Hey, don't worry about putting those warnings on the images I uploaded, I think they could be improved too.
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 14:37, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, but that tells other people that they are welcome to improve it and should if they have a better image.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:50, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
Oh, I thought you just didn't like doing it to me or something. (Because of the "Sorry" edit descriptions) I just wanted to say that you didn't offend me or anything, I would have put those warnings on myself if I knew about them before. :P
The_Grits (talk | contribs) 15:00, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Scratch Curator is Greenyman

The new Scratch Curator is Greenyman. And you archived your talk page :P.
Jandrewg (talk | contribs) 22:09, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Sorry for the late reply. I've been without internet for the past two weeks. However, it was updated.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 13:27, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

I noticed something...

Did the Scratch Wiki get a new skin?
Jandrewg (talk | contribs) 22:11, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

I don't know. What looks different?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 13:28, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Quick question...

Did you create the wiki?
dpinto04 (talk | contribs) June 20th 2015

hint: the answer is found here
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 14:49, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
As a simple answer: no I did not. The only part of the software I am responsible for is the account request system and a small amount of the skin. In terms of content, we all created this.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:05, 21 June 2015 (UTC)


Why did u delete my article!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
dpinto04 (talk | contribs) 24th June 2015 2:56 PM

The reason I provided in the delete log was: "[T]his doesn't really seem to document anything". What I meant by that is the fact that the Wiki is designed to document Scratch, its features, trends, etc. We do have how-to articles, but those explain how to take advantage of Scratch's features. Your article was really just a personal thing, explaining from a subjective view. Articles that are just about feelings really don't fit, as we try to write from a neutral, impersonal point of view.
Also, one other thing. Please don't shout at me (or any other user) with excessive exclamation points. Don't worry, I can hear you.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:08, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
Oh, sry, I was over wounded a little.
dpinto04 (talk | contribs) 9:40 PM 6/24/15

Hi! :) I wanted to inform you that..

...I keep receiving messages to sign my posts, although I AM signing my comments. Please fix this, because I can't keep getting this for no reason.
dpinto04 (talk | contribs)

You need to use 4 tildes, not just 3. You are forgetting the timestamp, which is important so that we can know when the message was posted. The bot actually looks for the "(UTC)" part of the signature, as it was the only consistent element I could find between the various custom signatures.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:54, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Deleting Simple3d

Please do not delete my 3d article again, this is more about perspective to make it look 3d this is a simple 3d engine. Im not mad though! -gracewebsite (did i do this wrong?)
-unsigned comment by Gracewebsite (talk | contribs)

I gave a short explanation on your talk page. Please reply there if you would like to discuss this further.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:09, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Just to let you know.

I recreated the Kaj page but the article said it was removed. If you don't understand read the article Here. Thanks!
dpinto04 (talk | contribs) 11:48 6/30/2015 UTC

Ok. Please don't make fun of Kaj anymore, though.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:59, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Catching Up

I ran a new 5K time (22:38) and a mile time (5:56). I hadn't trained for the mile at all and I hope to get it down to 5:00 by the end of the summer. What AP tests did you take? My mom teaches AP Chemistry. P.S. So glad to be back at the wiki!
-PRO- (talk | contribs) 22:07, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Nice job on the running! I took AP Chemistry, Calculus (AB, sadly), Spanish Language, US History, and Computer Science.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:57, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! I want to run D1 cross country and run a sub- 2:00 marathon.
-PRO- (talk | contribs) 01:01, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
I personally actually don't want to do varsity XC in college, though I do want to do club XC or similar. Doing varsity sports (I'm told) takes a lot of time and limits what I can do academically. However, club sports have more flexible hours and require less of a commitment. I'm about to be a senior in high school, so I get to experience all the fun of applying to college.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:56, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Please categorize new pages

It appears that when making the page Category:Video Transcriptions, you did not include any categories. Please remember to categorize all new pages and files. Check out Help:Categories for details. 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) 02:04, 3 July 2015 (UTC)


This is a test comment. --
Dpinto04 (talk | contribs) 17:32, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

This is also a test comment.
Speedyturtle (talk | contribs) 16:07, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

Quick question...

Can I remove my messages about the signing the posts thing? --
Dpinto04 (talk | contribs) 17:34, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Yes, you can remove them.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:38, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

How do you do something???

How do you change your scratch wiki avatar? I changed my scratch one, so shouldn't it change on here?
Banana439monkey (talk | contribs) 14:12, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Yes, it does use your Scratch avatar. However, due to caching in various locations (the server as well as your browser), it can take a few days (sometimes more than a week) to change here.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:37, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

The <scratchblocks> tag on the preview page

I have got a couple messages from your bots about having over 6 edits on a page within an hour recently. This is because the <scratchblocks> tag ins't parsed on the preview page. Then when I save, I realize there is a mistake in the scratch blocks. I'm assuming the parsing script isn't implemented on the preview page in the first place because it would parse the <scratchblocks> tags inside the text box, right? I'm sure it can ignore elements with certain names, so maybe if that's the case you could implement the script and have it ignore the text box (it's element ID is "wpTextbox1")

The ScratchBlocks parse for me on the preview... Your browser probably encounters a scripting error along the way or something before it gets to parsing the blocks. You can also preview your scripts on the forums or at blob8108's test site thingy. What browser/OS are you using?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:16, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
Hmm. I'm using Windows 8.1 and Google Chrome. Scratch blocks render fine, just not on the preview page. Certain types of formatting aren't parsed either, so it's probably not the scratchblocks code.
15:07, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Like I said, it's most likely something throwing a JS exception (possibly a browser extension?) For me, on Windows 8.1 and Firefox, it works fine.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:39, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
I'll Check...
23:31, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
Uncaught ReferenceError: scratchBlocksPlugin is not defined
23:34, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
I'll send this towards blob8108 (the developer of this extension).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 11:05, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
It happens in Firefox too

April Fools' Pages

Are we allowed to add and edit April Fools' pages from "Jvvg/AF"? Is that to make the wiki pages at 2016?
BF10 (talk | contribs) 15:31, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, anyone is welcome to edit them.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 13:55, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
What are April Fools' pages?
Purplebook163 (talk | contribs) 19:48, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
We have a set of modified pages that are shown on April Fools' Day.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:34, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
Purplebook163 (talk | contribs) 22:08, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

About the new AF articles...

I edited the AF recently to include some articles... are they staying or are they going?
TheHockeyist (talk | contribs) 00:21, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

AF articles need to have a corresponding real article, so unfortunately I think they have to go. :(
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:11, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
Sigh. Anyways, can you make this a true redirect? http://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/User:Jvvg/AF/TBGs
TheHockeyist (talk | contribs) 00:06, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:16, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Doo doo

Can you remove all the stuff relating to what TheHockeyist just added on the TBG joke page?
PPL Icon.gif ♥PrincessPandaLover Talk | Contributions | Scratch Account 02:05, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Before I do that, could you please explain exactly what is going on there? I can't tell really what the dispute is over.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 10:57, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
I think it's some war between them on the TBG's. Sonic vs Kerbals or something IDK
Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 11:07, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
It's basically personal opinion and trigger for flaming on the TBGs. Imagine if some Sonic fan came on and found the page, (s)he would be offended!
PPL Icon.gif ♥PrincessPandaLover Talk | Contributions | Scratch Account 20:47, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
I guess. I restored your revision and unprotected the page.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:27, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Um... In that case, why not remove Sonic for fans of KSP that hate Sonic? Your argument is invalid. I'm stating the facts of what ACTAULLY happened on the TBGs, and facts outweight opinions. It's not a trigger for flaming, it's what actually happened.
TheHockeyist (talk | contribs) 15:44, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Jvvg told to not readd the content which was removed. D:
PPL Icon.gif ♥PrincessPandaLover Talk | Contributions | Scratch Account 19:09, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

I already invalidated jvvg's argument above. And I invalidated yours as well. Logic defeats opinion. Please, we need to mention all the details that are true. You're trying to censor information, PrincessPandaLover. I'm trying to help the article by adding more info.
TheHockeyist (talk | contribs) 23:47, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
Seriously, stop edit warring over a joke page. If you want to start flaming go back to the TBG's, not the wiki.
Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 00:00, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
Hey guys! I reviewed the information and facts!
  1. Keep in mind that it is an April Fools prank page, so please keep that mindset! Thus, references should not point to real information, or modified/tweaked information that actually happened in real life. The April Fools pages should be written from pure imagination!
  2. (The AF wiki is all personal. The Scratch Team would somewhat be offended if they knew about them being cats, evil cats, etc., so it would be OK for the Sonic vs Kerbels to stay.)
    1. Similarly to the Scratch Wiki, users can remove their own usernames from pages (except significant stuff, like Kaj).
      1. Since the AF fools pages are not improtant or significant relating to Scratch, it is basically open to anyone to edit and revise any part of it (although it would be better to leave/tweak a bit of people's edits.
Combining all these facts, we can conclude that:
  1. PPL can remove her own username from the wiki,
  2. With a bit of tweaking, the Sonic vs Kerbals can be included in the article.
That is my own opinion, so jvvg, do as you please. Also, please keep personal opinion arguments from this discussion as we reach a consensus!
Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 00:18, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
In this case, not all of the Wiki guidelines (e.g. no opinions, being accurate, not removing information) apply here. The reason I removed the Kerbal stuff originally was that it seemed a lot more "inflammatory" (i.e. pointed, provocative) than the Sonic stuff. I am not actually taking a side here or censoring stuff simply because I don't like it (in reality, I have no opinion about either Sonic or Kerbals). However, regardless of what goes or doesn't go on the page, the arguing about it is unacceptable. Reasonable discussion of stuff like that is always a good thing, but saying you "invalidate" other peoples' arguments or dismissing them as "opinions" when they do carry real merit is being rude and condescending, and as such is not upstanding Wiki behavior. Please remember to assume good faith when editing and recognize that other users are not out to get you. As for the page itself, I have removed everything I could see related to either Sonic or Kerbals for now.
Also, a few other things about that page specifically: 1. The information does not need to be factually accurate, nor are opinions disallowed, as it is not a real Wiki page. 2. This is in my userspace, so technically I do have complete control and can remove stuff at will. I am trying to avoid exercising that right, but sometimes I have to, as I did in this case. Accusations about my behavior citing normal Wiki guidelines do not apply in this case, since it's in my userspace, and more importantly it's a joke article.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:30, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

I have some questions about using your header

I'm currently using the coding from your header (with credit) on my user pages, and had a few questions on tweaking the code. If you're busy, you can just ignore this. It is not of great importance, and I don't mind if you come back to it later. :D

Is there a way I can add a background, such as an image or color? Is there a way to change the color of a link? Is there a way to change the color of the normal text? I took an 8 week crash course in HTML (and some CSS) a little over a year ago, and don't remember most of it. I know that I should be able to change the color of text, but for some reason I can't get it to work.

Would you mind helping me?
Purplebook163 (talk | contribs) 06:02, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes, you can add a background. For a color, after the part that says "padding: 2px; text-align: center", add "; background-color:#XXX" (using the hex code for the color you want). For an image, instead add "; background-image:url(http://...)" To change the normal text, after that, add "; color:#XXX" (once again, use the hex code). However, inside links, I'm not sure how to change the color. That only changes the color of plain text.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:05, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
Okay, thanks! I'll go add that.
Purplebook163 (talk | contribs) 18:59, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
For some reason the background color doesn't seem to be working. Could you take a look and let me know why?
Purplebook163 (talk | contribs) 19:25, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
Oops, that should say "background-color" instead of "background-image". My mistake. Change that and it should work.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:23, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
It's working now! Thanks for the help. :)
Purplebook163 (talk | contribs) 21:26, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
Actually, I just tried background image and it's not working. Will the wiki accept urls?
Purplebook163 (talk | contribs) 21:31, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Apparently it doesn't. :(
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:22, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Could I upload an image to the wiki and then make it work somehow?
Purplebook163 (talk | contribs) 01:41, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
I'm not sure.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 11:36, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. I'll play around with it.
Purplebook163 (talk | contribs) 03:20, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
I figured out how to style links based on KrIsMa's sig!
Also, I'm trying to figure out what's wrong with my header. For some reason the div tag isn't working, and on every page I use my header on (the best example is probably my user page) is centered and included in the box. Do you know what's wrong?
Thanks again for helping me out!
Purplebook163 (talk | contribs) 02:44, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
If that's happening, you probably didn't close your <div> tag. Make sure that all of your tags are closed properly.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 10:55, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
I've tried closing the tag, but it just shows up as text and I can't figure out why.
Purplebook163 (talk | contribs) 00:31, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I think part of the problem relates to your use of HTML comments inside the style attribute. Putting comments inside attributes can mess things up. Also, I notice you didn't close the <span> tag for the "Scratch Account" link, which could be messing things up too. If you fix those things and add the </div> at the the end, that should fix the problem (at least it doesn't have any errors in preview).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:02, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

That fixed it! Thanks for the help. :)
Purplebook163 (talk | contribs) 01:35, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
You're welcome. :)
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:36, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

The Banned Image

I suppose you are right. Sorry for the confusion/trouble. Purplebook163's Profile Picture.gifpurplebook163 | Talk | Contribs | Edits 📖 📕 🔖 22:32, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

It's fine. It was just the classic question of costs vs. benefits.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:52, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Question on Sandboxes and test edits.

I did a test on my personal sandbox showing our solar system to sacale. The only problem is the excessive amounts of pressing the enter key (which I have no idea how to do or if it's even allowed). Your thoughts?
TheHockeyist (talk | contribs) 15:50, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Given the numbers you suggested, please don't do that. That would take a lot of space and could mess with peoples' browsers.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 18:59, 7 September 2015 (UTC)
Ah, okay. I suspected that. After all, I wouldn't want to press enter several hundred thousand times...
TheHockeyist (talk | contribs) 23:24, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Error (disambiguation)

I noticed that you undid my revision, which I am totally fine with. Should none of the disambiguation pages be alphabetized? I ordered a lot of them yesterday, because I saw a few that were in order and others that were off by one or two items, so I figured that was something the needed done. I'm sorry for the inconvenience. Should I revert my other alphabetizing?

Purplebook163's Profile Picture.gifpurplebook163 | Talk | Contribs | Edits 📖 📕 🔖 19:11, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

I don't think I reverted any edits on that page at all (I don't see anything by me in the edit history). For disambiguation pages, I don't think we have any conventions on ordering, so I guess leave everything as it is now (i.e. don't revert your edits) unless we either come up with new conventions or someone otherwise complains.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:22, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, that was BF10. I'll go talk to him. Thanks for the answer though!
Purplebook163's Profile Picture.gifpurplebook163 | Talk | Contribs | Edits 📖 📕 🔖 19:28, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Your user pages at the international scratch wikis

Your user user-pages at the international scratch wikis do not all exists until now, nor are they interlinked: see: DE:user:Jvvg, ID:user:Jvvg, RU:user:Jvvg, JA:user:Jvvg, :HU:user:Jvvg and :NL:user:Jvvg. Would you mind to change that, so the people of the other wikis can see who you are?

NL and HU are not Interwiki connected here, but at all other wikis, see: DE:Special:Interwiki, ID:Special:Interwiki, RU:Special:Interwiki, JA:Special:Interwiki, :HU:Special:Interwiki and :NL:Special:Interwiki. So NL: is still red and NL:user:Jvvg doesn't result in an Interwiki-link here, but everywhere else.

Will you/can you change that? What could be the best time to change that?
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 20:37, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

I'll do that now. I was interrupted while making those pages.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:31, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
That's good. Hint: All Mediawik-strings can be used in the target language + in english, so for interwiki-links it would be easier to write [[ja:user:Jvvg]] than [[ja:利用者:Jvvg]]
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 11:25, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

FTP-rights to international scratch wikis: your answer to my mail

Dear Jacob, thank you very much for your answer to my mail: It strengthens my impression that you are absolutely the right person for difficult admin and sys-op-tasks, because it shows that you read and act very accurately and with care.

  1. Yes: Please implement your ConfirmAccount extension at the international wikis, starting with the DACH-Wiki
  2. Could you also help our Hungarian college hu:user:Pluzsu with her Wiki-Skin-Problems?
  3. By a question of KrIsMa about EW-Rights I found out, that you have much more sophisticated right system at the English wiki:
    1. Could you transfer that to the international wikis?
    2. Do we have you temporally to make bureaucrat for that?
  4. What do you think about:Scratch_Wiki_talk:Community_Portal#New Idea for the future of international Scratch-Wiki or even more. Could you comment there?
  5. As you see, the accounting-system and management of the international scratch-wikis is very complicated, because they are all on their own. In Wikipedia this is solved much better because there are multi-national-accounts (if you got one you got all). Also there is the possibility to run a family of wikis like explained here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Wiki_family . That's seem to be not so easy, because there they are still discussion different possibilities how to do it. I think we should step forward even without having this matter solved, but we should have this solution in mind, so we have someday a administration-minimal self-maintaining solution.

Thanks again in advance for helping so much at the international scratch-wikis!
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 12:15, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

1. Yes, I will do that some time in the next few days when I get the chance.
2. I explained in the email what I think the solution is.
3.1. Yes. That shouldn't be too hard.
3.2. No, that's all in LocalSettings.php. However, once the rights system is set up, it will require a bureaucrat to assign users the appropriate groups.
4. I haven't read that yet, but I will read that once I finish typing this.
5. Yeah, managing cross-Wiki accounts is difficult. For the moment there's no way to directly link the accounts.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:03, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
5. I just saw that there is a group if wiki-developers trying actually solve this issue, see https://m.mediawiki.org/wiki/Project:MediaWiki_Farmers_user_group Perhaps we should join them? Browsing through the members of that group I found an interesting entry: https://m.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:GeorgeBarnick .He works for Brikimedia a wiki-farm about LEGO and speaks English, German and French! As you surly know there are some connections between LEGO and Scratch and user:Lightnin even moved from Scratch Team to LEGO (see .https://scratch.mit.edu/users/Lightnin) So it's possible that they could help us with setting up a scratch wiki farm. Should we try to get in contact?
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 05:33, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
I probably don't have the time to join that project, but if you or anyone else wants to join or use their code, that would be awesome. However, I doubt that simply because someone works with LEGO means that he knows Lightnin. LEGO is a pretty big company (however, it is still certainly possible).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 11:56, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
Your right Lightnin and GeorgeBarnick must not know each other only because they both work for LEGO, but LEGO sponsored the Livelong Kindergarten (Mitch Resnick was even called the "LEGO Professor") and both worked also intensive with Mediawiki, so it could be useful for them (and also for us) to know each other.
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 23:05, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
True. I don't really know enough about this to provide any decent advice.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 00:42, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
I think I will followup this idea, if I got the time and tell you here
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 15:40, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

One question about the AF pages

"User:Jvvg/AF/How to hack Scratch" talks about a page that that does not exist. Do you allow that, as "User:Jvvg/AF/Santa" used to exist but was later deleted.
LeftoftheHeader.gif ♠BF10 talkcontributions 12:52, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

I am going to delete the page for the same reason.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:20, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
LeftoftheHeader.gif ♠BF10 talkcontributions 21:50, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Test-Scratch-Wiki is online!

  1. see: Scratch_Wiki_talk:Community_Portal#Test-Scratch-Wiki is online!.
  2. I hope you are in good contact with our german admin and sysop de:user:akhof? He is a little bit unsecure about his English, but he's a great admin and programmer. He also created http://simpliciter-vok.de/index.php/english in Python.
  3. Please feel free to change http://test.scratch-wiki.info/wiki anyway you think it helps to reach our goal of creating more real working international scratch wikis. It's still experimental, so changes can be made fast and informal until it is established.
  4. Do you think that the Test-Logo (flush browser cache to see it!) is enough to make clear that it is not a real scratch wiki? Else you could change the skin to show a better difference.

MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 15:55, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

That's awesome! From now on, I will use the test Wiki before deploying any code on other Wikis. Unfortunately I haven't talked with Akhof at all, but I will try to get in touch. Yes, I do think that the logo is appropriate for conveying that it is a test.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:55, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

your bot is annoying....

your bot recently sent me a notif about not signing. the thing is I didn't know how at the moment and was kind of confused. please don't ban me from that!
Medley7 (talk | contribs) 21:23, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Don't worry, we don't ban anybody for anything besides being mean to other users. The bot is just there to let you know for the future.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:53, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Monitor Update

How about a new profile picture for WikiMonitor because it has been the same for 2 years no. Just a suggestion. --
JayceeMinecraft (talk | contribs) 17:46, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

I don't know. I kind of like the picture, but it's jvvg's bot so it's up to him. :)
Purplebook163's Profile Picture.gifpurplebook163 | Talk | Contribs | Edits 📖 📕 🔖 20:27, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
I've always been kind of a minimalist when it comes to design. I think the current logo conveys what it does pretty well.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 11:01, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, I was just thinking it could be cooler if it was updated. :)--
JayceeMinecraft (talk | contribs) 15:46, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

About the PPL stuff

It got so bad that I sent a note to the ST via Contact Us explainnig the whole situation from my point of view. Hopefully they will be able to sort things out when it comes to Sonic. Also, have you read our responses on PPL's talk page?
TheHockeyist (talk | contribs) 01:14, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes, I have read both of your replies. I'm still figuring out what I'm going to say in response. In response to this message specifically, I hope we can resolve this without the Scratch Team, but if they do get involved, I will do my best to assist them. In the meantime, I am going to start the discussion about adding Sonic content, as I promised I would do in my original message. My best advice for you going forward is to remain calm and try to avoid escalating the situation or "feeding the fire". Remember that a fight takes two people, and remaining calm will usually cause the other person to realize that there is no cause for alarm.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:20, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
Okay. Just making sure that you are aware.
TheHockeyist (talk | contribs) 01:21, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

WikiMonitor unsigned post message

I was wondering if I could change WikiMonitor's unsigned post message it so it explains how to sign your posts? Maybe something like:

You did not sign your post on (...). Please insert your signature by typing four tildes "~~~~" and the end of your post, or use five tildes "~~~~~" to insert the date and time if you are using a custom signature.
Thank You!
16:45, 1 November 2015 (UTC)
Even if you use a custom signature, you can go to preferences to set that as what goes in when you use four tildes, though.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:02, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

@scratchisthebest forgot his password

@scratchisthebest forgot his password and is having trouble with "forgot password" feature, saying that it is "non-functional". He can't contact you either on Scratch, because his school blocked Scratch (he posted a screenshot earlier, remember?) Here is the original message:

@Rumanti hey could you pass on a message for me? I forgot my wiki password, the wiki's forgot password button is nonfunctional, and I can't get on scratch to tell jvvg because i'm blocked at school. gitter isn't blocked at school and you're a wiki editor :P so this is as close as i can get !

Can you help? Thanks.
Rumanti (talk | contribs) 08:02, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I am not able to reset passwords, and "forgot password" is broken because email functionality is broken here. The only way to reset a password is to contact the Scratch Team directly and ask them to reset it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 12:03, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

"If you somehow show up where I live and identify yourself as a Wiki contributor, I will bake you cookies"

I want those cookies :P, and I will get them, some way or another...
Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 10:42, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Well, I still stand by that statement. Now I just wait by the door...
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:07, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
Good thing I'm going on a vacation to Antarctica in a few weeks :P

Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 01:53, 22 November 2015 (UTC)


Are you the only one who patrols edits?
Hamish752 (talk | contribs) 10:44, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Any EW or administrator is allowed to patrol edits, but I appear to be the only person who actually uses that feature.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 12:04, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

New WikiMonitor messages.

How about:

Forgetting to sign

In [[REVISION|this revision]] you forgot to sign your post, please remember to sign your posts on talk pages with four tildes (~~~~) for future references. This will help people identify who you are. Thanks!

Several edits in a short period of time

Please do not make many edits to one page ([[PAGENAME]]) in a short period of time or tick the "This is a minor edit" box. Another way to prevent this from happening again is to use the show preview button or by pressing alt, shift and p. Thanks!


JayceeMinecraftlogo.png JayceeMinecraft user | talk | contributions 19:38, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

It's still useful to point out the specific post and give a link to the revision, so the user knows what WM is talking about. For the second one, minor edits are still counted, and it's better to put the subject as a request rather than just an explanation. Thank you for your suggestions, though.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:46, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
How about now?
JayceeMinecraftlogo.png JayceeMinecraft user | talk | contributions 19:55, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
I still think that the current messages convey more clearly what I am trying to say with them.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:12, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
Ok, I didn't care about the writing. I was just wondering if you could use the new design? :)
JayceeMinecraftlogo.png JayceeMinecraft user | talk | contributions 15:45, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
I'll use the idea of a background color, but I think that the light blue works better (it'll probably be the current border plus a lighter blue background).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:41, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Are you going to use the yellow one too?(not the writing, just the colours). :)
JayceeMinecraftlogo.png JayceeMinecraft user | talk | contributions 17:30, 10 November 2015 (UTC) I think the blue one looks better, so I'm going to use that.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:40, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

User Page Box

I've seen people with awesome user page boxes and formats and I was wondering how I could get one of those too :). It always said (Credit to jvvg) so I decided to come here :D!
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 20:44, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

You can see mine at User:jvvg/Header.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:41, 22 November 2015 (UTC)


Hey jvvg! I saw on the CP that you applied to MIT!! That's really amazing, I wish you the best of luck! I am also looking to apply to MIT in the future, so I've been taking the initiative to talk to as many people as I can about what their experience in high school was. I was wondering if you could tell me what classes you took so I could compare my schedule? :D I understand if you don't want to, thanks anyways ^.^ Regardless, I wish you the best of luck in getting accepted to MIT!

Screen Shot 2015-08-01 at 7.17.22 PM Cropped.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs  21:57, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! I hope I get in. The classes I've taken are: math up to AP Calculus BC (I'm currently in that), Spanish up to AP Spanish Language (I took that last year), history including AP World and US histories, my school's regular English classes (I didn't want to take AP English Language or Literature), AP Chemistry, AP Physics C. I've taken a bunch of other classes, including the classes leading up to the classes I described, but I don't think I need to list those.
I do have something important to say about your request, though. You really just need to demonstrate that you are taking full advantage of your school's curriculum and challenging yourself. There's no magic formula of classes, and you definitely don't need to take the most advanced level in every course. Take what you think is challenging but not impossible, and that's really what you need. Colleges want to see that you're making the most of high school for yourself, and the exact classes are really what you think are the best.
One other thing I have to say about college applications is activities and stuff. I know a lot of people who do various activities just because they think it looks good for colleges. That's not a good idea. Instead, just pick a few activities that you actually enjoy and stick with them. They want to see that you are really doing what makes you you. Do the activities you want to do, and never think you have to do something because it looks good for college. You really don't. Also, don't stress yourself out about college. I am kind of freaking out right now, and I know I really shouldn't be. There's a huge amount of randomness, and there are probably 50 colleges out there that you would love, and hundreds that you would at least tolerate. Don't get tied up in one college decision determining your self-worth. You'll get in where you get in, and once you're there, make the most of it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:11, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
Awesome, thanks!!! Yep, I am also working hard on being a well-rounded student as well. The funny part is, I enjoy Cross Country and Track very much too! :D The only thing I wish I would've done more of so far is volunteering. I'm still a freshman, but I only have a couple of hours :/ My dream is to get into an Ivy League College for Information Technology, particularly in Web Security, like @Thisandagain*. I am aiming for MIT so I can get a part-time job on the Scratch Team xD

Screen Shot 2015-08-01 at 7.17.22 PM Cropped.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs  23:59, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, my top three schools are MIT, Caltech (am I allowed to say that on an MIT site? :P) and Olin College of Engineering. If I get into any of those three, I will be very happy. I wish you well in the journey through high school, and hope that you get into a good college where you can thrive. I also hope I will still be around here when you are applying to college, whether or not I end up going to MIT.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:08, 12 December 2015 (UTC)
Good luck, Jvvg! :)
JayceeMinecraft (talk | contribs) 11:09, 12 December 2015 (UTC)
xDxD I'm guessing you mentioned your Scratch/Scratch Wiki contributions? I'm guessing that would help your application considering how much help you've done :D

Screen Shot 2015-08-01 at 7.17.22 PM Cropped.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs  02:35, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── I did mention that I am an admin here. Anyway, anything could happen, and given how few people get in, I'm not too optimistic about it, but there's always the chance. I'll keep you guys posted.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:08, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Any news? :D

Screen Shot 2015-08-01 at 7.17.22 PM Cropped.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs  02:58, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── MIT decision jvvg.png
jvvg (talk | contribs) 13:38, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

At least it's not a deny! Don't worry, people get deferred to Regular Action all the time, you still have a great chance :) Good luck!

Screen Shot 2015-08-01 at 7.17.22 PM Cropped.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs  03:37, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Question on an Edit

Hi! I just had the inspiration to see if there was anything on the Wiki that teaches how to Snip forum posts. I didn't see anything, and I didn't even see a general topic on "Forums" which would be where I'd add it...so I was wondering if there's something I missed, if that topic is needed at all, where I should add it, and if not add it, should a new article be made on it?

I hope that made an ounce of sense. :P
Amateurradiogeek15 (talk | contribs) 16:02, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

What do you mean by "snip forum posts"?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:51, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
Snipping is the shortening of tree quotes, which occur when people keep quoting. This ends up to be a huge post, which keeps getting longer every time someone posts. The shortening of that post is called a snip, but it is difficult to do if you don't know how to do it properly. (I know this from personal experience. :/) That's why I think it should be represented in some way on the Wiki, if it's not already.
Amateurradiogeek15 (talk | contribs) 00:22, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
That does seem to be an important thing, but I can't exactly figure out where it would fit in the forums article. Maybe we should create an article on forum quoting or something? (We should see what others think before doing that, though)
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:16, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
Can you show me the forums article? I searched for it and couldn't find it. :/ That sounds like a good idea to me! I'd be willing to undertake the creation of said article. Probably start out with something in my sandbox. :) Thing is, I don't remember how to start a sandbox page. How quickly I forget these things...
Amateurradiogeek15 (talk | contribs) 01:41, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── You can create a sandbox at Special:MyPage/Sandbox. Also, you can find the forums article at Forums.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:08, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Ok on the Forums article....but I already have a sandbox page there - full of other stuff... :/ Is it possible to make a different page off of that one or something?
Amateurradiogeek15 (talk | contribs) 23:38, 25 December 2015 (UTC)
You could do Sandbox2 or something. Alternatively, if you aren't currently using what's already there, you can just replace it and if you need it later, just find the revision.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:42, 26 December 2015 (UTC)
Ok! I just wasn't sure. ;) I did think about that second option as well, but what's there has to do with another user also, so I asked him if we needed it anymore, and he asked me to keep it, if it wasn't being a bother...So, I suppose it can stay. Thanks!
Amateurradiogeek15 (talk | contribs) 01:18, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
Do you think that the Snipping Posts section could go under "Editing Posts" on the Forums article?
Amateurradiogeek15 (talk | contribs) 02:20, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, that sounds like the best place.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:44, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Ok! I'll make it in Sandbox 2 first. ;)
Amateurradiogeek15 (talk | contribs) 02:46, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

Can I set up my profile

Hello. I was wondering if I could set up my wiki profile. Should I just set it up the way I like or is there a format I need to follow?
Flame2957 (talk | contribs) 23:45, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Set it up just the way you like - assuming it doesn't violate the Community Guidelines. ;)
Amateurradiogeek15 (talk | contribs) 00:22, 26 December 2015 (UTC)
Of course it won't :) And thank you again
Flame2957 (talk | contribs) 00:40, 26 December 2015 (UTC)
:) You're welcome. @Jvvg, sorry for butting my head in, but I thought I could answer this one. ;)
Amateurradiogeek15 (talk | contribs) 00:46, 26 December 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for answering this for me. It's nice that you were able to get it so quickly.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:43, 26 December 2015 (UTC)
You're welcome. :) Glad I could help.
Amateurradiogeek15 (talk | contribs) 01:19, 27 December 2015 (UTC)


Hi jvvg, sorry to contact you via the wiki, but I cannot log in to the modshare page. My password is not accepted and when I try register, I get a code to paste to the user verification project, but it does not work. The help webform at modshare has a dead captcha. Can you help me?
Frodewin (talk | contribs) 23:46, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Unfortunately, we don't actively support Mod Share anymore. Since I created the registration page, the way that comments are retrieved has been changed, and I haven't updated the page to reflect that. If I get the chance in the next few days, I will try to fix the registration page, but just be aware that Mod Share isn't actively maintained by anyone anymore due to the fact that mods are mostly obsolete with Scratch 2.0.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:45, 26 December 2015 (UTC)
Already thought so that the site is a bit quiet. Still afaik it is the only page where BYOB/Snap!-Projects can be posted, right? Thanks a lot for your effort in any case!
Frodewin (talk | contribs) 00:03, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

Add to Scratch Trends

Hi, I asked this on the CP but then figured it shouldn't go there, so I'm moving it here (since you're an admin).

Could I add a section for "Flat Design" projects to the Project Trends article? I hope you don't mind me asking, but I'm new here so I want to be sure I'm doing this right. I don't know if I'm supposed to ask before I make changes like this or not :P.
Flame2957 (talk | contribs) 02:44, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

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