Add Everything studio
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An "Add Everything" studio is a studio where any and all projects are added in great quantity, often with the goal being to get the largest collection possible. "Add Everything" studios have been known to get larger than 40,000 projects. People once utilized the "add by tag" option to quickly add projects.
Common features of add everything studios include:
- A list of goals — Add everything studios often contain a list of goals to reach, such as the amount of projects, the amount of curators, and the amount of followers on the studio.
- Separate jobs — Certain big add everything studios offer different jobs to curators, such as adding projects and adding curators.
- Random thumbnails — Add everything studios have a variety of thumbnails, from snakes and waffles to kittens and dancing monsters. Some AE studios have the default thumbnails that show the most recently added project.
According to Google, at least 2,290 studios use the exact phrase "Add Everything". 
Different studios use different phrases, and sometimes the context the phrase is used in is different, making the exact number difficult to count. Nevertheless, the number has been estimated at over 53000.
Some individual projects have been added to twenty or more "Add Everything" studios.
Between June and July 2013, topics arose in the Suggestions forum to protest against large amounts of "Add Everything" studios. On August 14, 2013, a large topic was created, which has received over 1,000 replies. Once a project opposing "Add Everything" projects became popular, many different users made similar protests, although projects had been made before. The project was removed from the front page because it could add to harmful conflict that began between both sides of the issue.
|“||We realize that there is a lot of animosity regarding the state of Add Everything studios. But I suggest everyone on either side start cooling it down. The situation is making Scratch unfriendly, which is against the Community Guidelines. The situation regarding Add Everything studios isn't something to be overly aggressive about here.||”|
– Cheddargirl, Scratch Team at MIT
Some users don't really like these kinds of studios. Paddle2See, a member of the Scratch Team, posted this in the Scratch forums:
|“||I'm not a big fan of “add everything” studios. They don't help people find projects with a particular theme - because they have no theme and accept anything. It's possible, though, that they might serve a social purpose, if they can attract enough people interested in seeing the studio grow larger. It doesn't cost the site much to host them - just a few more thousand rows in the project-studio relationship table. And there is nothing in the Community Guidelines that says that a studio needs to have a specific theme - so they might as well enjoy their project collections.||”|
– Paddle2See, Scratch Team at MIT
Common Reasons for keeping "Add Everything" Studios
- They do no harm and take up little space.
- They might serve a social purpose or popularize their contents.
- They do not violate the Community Guidelines.
Common Reasons for trying to stop "Add Everything" Studios
- They don't have any specific theme which means it's unlikely people will want to look for projects in an "Add Everything".
- "Add everything" studios can outnumber studios with certain themes in searches and distract Scratchers from studios with similar projects in the "Studios" bar on project pages showing which studios the project is in.
- Some Scratchers find them bothersome and do not want their projects added.
- "Add Everything" studios are comparable to other types of spam which are removed by the moderators.
Various suggestions have been made to solve the problem during the debate about those studios.
- Keep them and don't try to do anything that might make it harder for them. Some people like them and want to keep being able to use them, for purposes such as extending the explore feature, which only shows projects shared less than a month ago, or finding good projects with little views.
- Ban them. Some people feel that they should not exist and should be deleted by the Scratch Team.
- Let users remove their own projects from studios. This would allow the project creator to remove their own projects from studios.
- Limit the number of projects in studios. This idea is for studios to be limited to a certain amount of projects so they cannot get too big. The limit would be high enough for other studios (which usually contain fewer projects) to not hit it.
- Allow project owners to reorder studios on the studios bar This idea would allow project creators to put certain studios above other studios on the projects bar.
After the conflict, the Scratch Team removed the "add by tag" feature from studios. However, it was not due the campaign. Later on, they made a more significant decision of allowing users to remove their own projects from studios. However, many still are unhappy with the studios despite that.