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Table of Contents
2007 Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2008 Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2009 Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2010 Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2011 Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2012 Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2013 Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr May June July Aug Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2014 Jan Feb. Mar. April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.

This timeline covers all major events in Scratch history.

2007

March

  • 5 — The first currently existing Scratch project, Weekend, was uploaded.[1]

May

  • 15 — The first public version of Scratch, 1.0, was publicly released.[2]

August

  • 6 — Automatic credit in remixes were implemented.[4]
  • 7 — Images donated by LEGO became available.[5]
  • 16 — The ability to post blocks on the Scratch Forums was added.[7]

September

  • 16 — Basic gallery features were implemented.[8]

October

  • 24 — The ability to flag comments as inappropriate was implemented.[9]

December

  • 7 — After reports of numerous bugs, Scratch 1.2.1 was released.[11]
  • 17 — The Scratch Website became available in multiple languages.[12]

2008

April

  • 29 — The Ignore List, new gallery features, character count in comment box, and ability to reply to comments were implemented.[13]

June

August

September

November

  • 24 — Scratch 1.3.1 was released.[16]

December

  • 6 — The first Scratch Day event was hosted (under the name Scratcher Meetup @ MIT).[18]
  • 12 — Signatures in the Scratch Forums were temporarily removed due to spammers using them to post inappropriate links.[19]

2009

May

  • 16 — The second Scratch Day event was hosted.[20]
  • 31 — The Newest Projects row was put back, but only available to Scratchers when they were logged in.[21]
  • 31 — The Top Downloaded row was removed.[23]

July

August

October

2010

Febuary

March

  • 11 — Operation: Cleanup is completed.[28]

April

  • 15 — The remix visualization was released.[29]
  • 21 — The official one millionth project was shared on the Scratch Website.[30]

May

  • 19 — The first Community Moderator elections were held.[32]
  • 21 — The election results were released.[33]

June

  • 3 — The Scratch Wiki was released on wiki.scratch.mit.edu.[34]
  • 10 — The Scratch Forums received spam attacks from a group of trolls. In response, the Scratch Team decided to disable images.[35]
  • 11 — The second Operation: Cleanup is launched on the TBGs.[36]
  • 13 — Images were re-enabled for those that were not New Scratchers.[38]

July

  • 6 — The second Operation: Cleanup on the TBG ends.[39]

August

October

  • 20 — The second Community moderator elections were held.[43]
  • 22 — The election results were released.[44]
  • 27 — The third Operation: Cleanup is started on the TBG forum.[45]

November

  • 11 — They are available from the jump to tool at the bottom of every page.[47]
  • 15 — The Newest Projects row on the Front Page displays a random selection of projects.[48]

2011

February

April

  • 26 — Users banned on the Scratch Forums can no longer visit the Text Based Games Forums.[50]

July

  • 21 — The third Community Moderator elections were held.[51]
  • 22 — The election results were released.[52]

August

  • 27 — The official two millionth project was shared on the Scratch Website.[55]
  • 27-28 — The Scratch Website was temporarily set in read-only mode due to Hurricane Irene. The forums were temporarily shut down.[56][57]

November

December

  • 26 — [img] (Image tags) are disabled on the Scratch Forums. They remained enabled in signatures during this time.[59]

2012

January

  • 18 — Scratch protested SOPA and PIPA by featuring anti-SOPA projects, and putting up a banner saying "The Scratch Team values a free and open internet, so it opposes PIPA and SOPA".[60]
  • 27 — The Block Plugin was added to the Scratch Forums, which allows, in [scratchblocks] BBCode tags, scripts to be typed as they appear in Scratch, and they will parse.[62]

February

  • 15 — Post counts on the forums are now shown in levels, instead of the exact post count. Users with below 100 posts have the exact count shown; otherwise it shows 100+, 500+, or 1000+. This does not apply to the Text Based Games Forums, as some games require users knowing their or others' exact post count(s).[64]

April

  • 3 — Demosthenes retires from Community Moderator position.[65]
  • 5 — Nominations for the Spring 2012 Community Moderator elections begin.[66]
  • 9 — The candidates for the Community Moderator elections are announced. In alphabetical order: gettysburg11, LS97, Lucario621, Scimonster, silvershine, and sparks.[67]
  • 11 — Voting begins for the Community Moderator elections. The vote was open from 11AM to 11PM, Scratch Time.[68]
  • 12 — The results from the Community Moderator elections were announced. The winners were Lucario621, Scimonster, and sparks. They did not begin moderating until the 18th, however.[69]
  • 13 — Image tags re-enabled.[38]

May

  • 19 — Scratch Day 2012 at MIT.[71]

August

  • 30 — Scratch Forums search index rebuilt, in the hopes of fixing some issues with the search.[73]

September

  • 10 — Flash Player updated to release candidate status, and redone in Scratch 2.0 styling.[74]

October

  • 18 — The Flash project player becomes the default.[75]

December

  • 23 — The official three millionth project was shared on the Scratch Website.[76]

2013

January

March

  • 1 — The old TBG Forums shut down due to lack of activity on the forums.[78] The new TBG forums are at tbgs.tk; however, these are made by Scratchers, not the Scratch Team. Controversy starts to develop on the removal.

May

  • 6-8 — Both the Scratch 1.4 website and 2.0 beta website were shut down for the transition to Scratch 2.0.[79][80]
  • 9 — Scratch 2.0 was released to the public.[81]

August

October

  • 7 — The Community Moderator program ends, and they were replaced by the Scratch Mentors, with the first Mentors chosen being ErnieParke, LiFaytheGoblin, and P110.[83]
  • 27 — The official 4 millionth project was shared to the Scratch website. [citation needed]

December

  • 9-15 — Scratch was featured in the Hour of Code.[84]
  • 10 — The search engine was changed to Google.

2014

January

  • 10 — Scratchers were given the ability to opt in/out of a beta project player.

March

  • 15(?) — The official 5 millionth project was shared.

May

June

  • 4 — The footer of the main website was changed, and the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy were added.[86]

July

  • 16 — The official 6 millionth project was shared.
  • 28 — Creative Characters Camp ends.[87]
  • 30 — ScratchJr is officially released to the public.

September

  • 24 — Follower, following, and profile comment counts were removed from profiles. [88]

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