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Project

A project thumbnail as displayed on the Scratch Website

A project is a creation made in the Scratch Program. A project can be about anything, from music to animations, art, games, and simulations. They have been boiled down into six main genres, of which the most common are game animations.

Currently, there are over 6 million shared projects on the Scratch Website.

Creation

A project is created in the Scratch program, which is an interface for designing and programming a project. Projects can be shared from the Scratch 2.0 online editor, the offline editor, or Scratch 1.4. To access the online editor, click "Create" on the navigation bar at the top of the website.
The "Create" button

Name

A user's tenth untitled project

To change the name of a project in the editor or on the viewer, click the text box above the player frame and edit the text. A new project has the name "Untitled", or "Untitled-n" where n is one more than the previous number of untitled projects.

Sharing

Main article: Project Sharing
File:Share Icon.png
The share button
Once a project has been created, it can be shared with the world. The method of sharing depends on what version of Scratch one is using and where the project is being shared from:
  • Scratch 2.0 online editor — log in in to your Scratch account and click "Share" in the top-right
  • Scratch 2.0 offline editor — access File > Share to website, and fill in and submit the designated information
  • Project page — near the top of the page, click "Share", which is in a rectangular box
  • Scratch 1.4 — access Share > Share this project online and fill in and submit the designated information
Warning Note: There is no limit as to how many projects a user can share to the Scratch website. Uploading projects is and always will be free.

Statistics

Main article: Project Statistics

Below every project's online display, a bar is dedicated to showing the following:

  • Views
  • Favorites
  • Love-It's
  • Studios that the project is in
  • Remixes the project has

Those values show how successful a project has been in terms of popularity, often guiding users on the chance of their project being frontpaged.

Project Notes

Main article: Project Notes

To the right of a project are the project notes and credits. This contains information about the project. If a user is logged in, they can edit the notes for their projects if they wish.

Embedding Projects

Main article: How to Embed a Project

By copying and pasting the code given to you in the Share To link on a project, you can put a project onto a web page.

Reporting Projects

Main article: Report (website feature)
The button to press if one thinks a project is inappropriate

One reports a project when it violates the Community Guidelines. For example, if the project contained swear words, was disrespectful to other users, or was simply inappropriate, a logged in user could (and should) report it (comments may also be reported). A member of the Scratch Team will review it, removing it if they consider the reporting necessary.

In order for someone to report a project, they must click the link just below a project that says "Report this". They will then have to give a descriptive reason for why they are reporting the project. They will not be able to see any projects they have reported until they have been assessed by a moderator. Afterwards, they will be asked to be sure if they are reporting the right project for the right reason.

Depending on the level of the offense, the user may be banned or given a private notification. Repeat offenders will get banned. It is also against the rules to report a project without a good reason, as it wastes the Scratch Team's time when they could be dealing with other projects that are reported for a good reason. People reporting without a good reason may be notified in their Notifications.

Downloading Projects

Main article: Project Downloading
Downloading a project for use in Scratch 1.4

If a logged in user wants to see how a project was made, they can download it by clicking the download button. The button can be reached by going inside a project, clicking File, and clicking "Download". The Download Project button, however, cannot be disabled or removed. This is because if it was, it would be violating the license to play contract.

Other uses for downloading include remixing, collaborating, playing a project without glitches. When downloaded, a project will often work better than it did online.

Also, if a project was made in Scratch 1.4, and never edited in Scratch 2.0, it can be downloaded for Scratch 1.4 by clicking the "Share To" button and then "download".

See Also

  • This page was last modified on 15 August 2014, at 17:03.