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Admin tools

Just wanted to check in with you after about a week on the job. Finding everything easy enough to use? Need any pointers? Any questions on what something is/does?
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 09:23, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

I think I'm fine for now.
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 14:05, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Why was my hard work deleted?

I spent over 2 hours after I received my Scratch wiki account editing the DG Games wiki page. I decided to edit it more with current information to find you deleted it. I would like to know why all my hard work was deleted and how to get it back as your reason not only confuses me, but the others I have asked regarding this problem!
ChaoticD (talk | contribs)

The reason is because we didn't feel it met the wiki's full purpose. The collaboration articles were on user-created content, and we want this to be more strictly about Scratch instead of specific projects created in Scratch. All collaboration pages were removed, not just yours. Also, some of them were used for advertising more than documenting a historical group and event for interest. Many were outdated, unorganized, and stubs, which, in my opinion, made the wiki "unclean".
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 01:23, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
@Turkey3: Don't forget about Misc Forums Music. That one collab was kept, though you are correct past that.
@ChaoticD: I know how sad it can be to see all your work go in the trash, and I sympathize with you. If you'd still like to keep the page, though, you'll have to either put all the content into your userpage, or move it into something like: User:ChaoticD/DG Games
Also, if your collab gets big enough, it could be moved to Collaboration (group), but it has to be really big by then.
Past those options, you can't really keep it.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 01:57, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

The DG Games wiki page may have been a collaboration page, however i made sure the wiki page contained no details of the projects themselves except their names. The DG Games wiki post was specifically edited and updated to consist of the history and goals of the collaboration group. My goal when I updated the page was to create a time-lined historical reference regarding how the group transformed from one person, to a company outside of scratch and the success story behind it. I had been updating the post as much as possible making sure the information was updated. I removed a few comments regarding the website linking to an incorrect site as well and quickly updated the link to the correct source as to not have anyone accidentally go to an advertisement site. Also, your description does not answer the question as to why the reason for deletion stated as "Once I'm an admin, I'll still be able to view deleted stuffs Not only is this confusing and an unprofessional response, but explains nothing about your above statement.
ChaoticD (talk | contribs)

Despite the fact that it may not have discussed specific projects and no matter whether it had quality or up to date information, we've nonetheless decided in a change in wiki policy (see here) to no longer have pages on individual collaborations and instead consolidate them into the Collaboration (group) page, which has a general overview of collaborations and how they work as well as a few examples of large collaborations. I apologise for this inconvenience, and, in case you want to back up the information or something of the like, have copied the page right here for the next few days. (Please do not edit it directly or use this to recreate the page on the Scratch Wiki, unless you want to move it, as suggested above, to somewhere in your userspace like User:ChaoticD/DG Games.)
As for Mathfreak's delete summary, I'm sure he'll be able to explain what he meant by it when he responds. Again, I'm really sorry for the inconvenience.
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 09:54, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

I appreciate you allowing me to back up my work in a word document so that I can keep it with my files. I am looking forward to seeing Mathfreak's response.
ChaoticD (talk | contribs)

My response will be pretty much no different than the others'. I meant that if it becomes big and notable enough to get on the Notable Collabs section, I can restore some of the info (because now that I'm a senior admin I can, as I said, "view deleted stuffs"). We just agreed that all these pages on Scratch collabs didn't quite fit the wiki's purpose.
EDIT: I would have put the same explanation over and over, but I'm lazy, and I'm sure a lot of others are.
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) updated 20:22, 25 September 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for deleting the Crab (Scratch Modification) page.
Davidkt (talk | contribs) 21:41, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Hey! I said to delete Crab (Scratch Modification), not Crab!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grr!!
Davidkt (talk | contribs) 15:36, 19 October 2013 (UTC)
Don't get mad at me. Take it up with the person who actually deleted Crab. I deleted Crab (Scratch Modification). Please be nice; he only deleted it because there was little info available.
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 21:12, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Deleting Extpages

It Was Fine That You Deleted It. It Was NOT Fine That You Didn't Tell Me. I Was Shocked At The Redlink. But That's Okay, It's Pointed Now. Look Here In The "Connecting Over The Internet" Section
Mrsrec (talk | contribs) 00:42, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

I'm sorry that I didn't tell you, I wasn't paying attention. :P
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 00:52, 30 September 2013 (UTC)


I, Being Dumb, Got Rid Of All Content On http://wiki.scratch.mit.edu/wiki/Template:Delete Because It Said It Needed Deletion :P. Where's The Revert Button? I Can't Find It.
Mrsrec (talk | contribs) 03:18, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

HM already reverted it. Next time, if something is marked for deletion, don't delete it, let someone with deletion privileges delete it for real.
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 14:08, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

What Paint Program did you use?

Just curious, what paint program did you use to make the awesome circle in this image: Report user.png
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 23:20, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

Preview. :P
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 13:50, 10 October 2013 (UTC)
Preview? I've had that program for many months know, and I only just learned about this! I'm going to start using it, so thanks for bringing this up Turkey3.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 16:15, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Funny Status

I laughed when I read it.
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 00:03, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Lol. I would prefer it if you created the talk page here to discuss things specifically about my status.
I hate to lose, although I handle it a little better than my brother. :P
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 00:04, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
At least you won the wiki elections :|
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 00:57, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Mind Checking Over?

On the CP I had a small discussion on having a help page on divisions because I could use some, but no one's seemed to make it, so I took the liberty of doing so here at Help:Divisions. Not sure how good you are at these, but mind checking over so far to see if I'm on the right track? Thanks!
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 22:33, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Um, I'm horrible. XD But I'd say you're doing OK so far.
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 22:33, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, school's been delaying me from doing much. :/
You're getting off to a nice start, but what's really needed is a table of properties that can be used. That would make the article really nice.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 23:27, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
I'm definitely planning that. Right now I'm just getting the basic layout and structure down. :)
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 00:16, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
They're very rarely called "divisions": use the name "divs". They're not actually CSS, they're an HTML tag. The style attribute is a way of putting inline CSS on an HTML element. I'm not sure you quite understand what you're explaining; it might be worth learning some HTML/CSS properly. :)
Blob8108 (talk | contribs) 07:00, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
I think i did better, no? :P Help:HTML
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 09:51, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
Well, it's better, at least. Still not perfect. :P
Blob8108 (talk | contribs) 13:24, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
Is my talk page the CP again? (i know lucario621 had it worse XD)
Mathfreak231 (talk | contribs) 13:48, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
@Mathfreak231: Maybe.
@Blob8108: That shows you how far I got into the HTML and CSS course on CodeCademy before I forgot about the whole thing. I went back today for a solid hour, and CSS makes much more sense. I can for the first time tell the difference between the two. :)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 00:24, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
@Blob8108: well, no one else created it, so I decided to and let others kind of take it from there. And if it's still not perfect and you know more coding, why not update it yourself?
@Mathfreak: you and Ernie were the ones having a giant game idea discussion on my talk page :P
@ErnieParke: I should take that same course
@Scimonster: your update seems fine to me
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 03:06, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
@Turkey3 Because I only just have enough time to complain on wiki talk pages. I certainly don't have time to fix anything myself. :P
Blob8108 (talk | contribs) 10:19, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Protectable Pages

I'll Make A List Then ;)
Mrsrec (talk | contribs) 14:29, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

We don't really need a list, though. :/ We just go as they're needed; if people aren't creating the pages, then why protect them? They could also find some title that goes around whatever we've protected, but their article would go against wiki policies anyway so it'd be deleted.
veggieman001 (talk | contribs) 14:58, 21 October 2013 (UTC)