Scratch Wiki:Become a contributor

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Hello! We are thrilled that you are interested in joining the Scratch Wiki. To create an account, please read the following article for guidelines on how to write your request and request notes. We look forward to seeing you around soon!

Just so you know, Wiki contributors help document Scratch by improving and creating the articles on the Wiki, being as clear and organized as possible by following the writing rules and guidelines. Contributors also work together by improving on each others' work and helping each other out. You can read more at the Wiki guidelines.


Before you begin

  • Make sure you have read the requirements listed to the right. Unfortunately, if you do not follow the requirements your account will not be accepted. Sorry!
  • Please note that the Scratch Wiki follows the same rules as the main website, vandalism or inappropriate actions are not allowed.
  • Creating an email is encouraged if you haven't already. You will need it if you forget your password.
  • Login to your Scratch account. You will need to confirm your identity by commenting on a project before submitting your request.

Scratch Wiki Account Requirements

In order to be a contributor, the following MUST be true:

You must have a Scratch account.
  • Your account must be older than two months.
  • You must have the 'Scratcher' status.
  • Please be active on the main site.
  • Please make sure that your profile comments are open.
You must not carry issues relating to you on Scratch into the Wiki.
  • Your request must not be an attempt to bypass a ban.
  • You must have no inappropriate content posted.

Guidelines for Writing an Account Request

  • Do follow all the guidelines below and make sure you know what the Wiki's purpose is.
  • Do not say vague statements like "I want to update old pages", "I will fix spelling and grammar", "I will give back to the community and share knowledge", etc.;
    Do give specific examples on how you will improve the Wiki, naming specific articles and what you would do to improve them.
  • Do not say you want to translate pages;
    Do look at the Scratch wikis in other languages that you could help contribute to.
  • Do not quickly write your request notes;
    Do use correct spelling and grammar and give examples of your history and experience with wikis.
  • Do not say that you will make articles on projects/users;
    Do understand that these pages are not allowed and instead think about pages on features or information about Scratch.
  • Do not only talk about yourself on the main website or forums;
    Do thoroughly explain how you intend to help.
  • Do include the word 'blizzard' in your request so we know you read this page.

Tips to consider on your request notes

  • Don't be scared. Relax, we want to accept your request. The request notes is a way to express your interest in joining as a contributor. The Wiki is supposed to be a fun place, so have fun!
  • Stay on topic. Please only talk about the wiki and how you intend to help. It's awesome how nice you are on the Scratch Website, but please keep your request notes about the wiki.
  • We will read your request carefully. Don't worry about repeating or emphasizing something so we see it.
  • We process all accounts the same way. We make sure everyone's application (this includes teacher accounts) is fairly processed.
  • You can look at the admin guide to see exactly how account requests are handled. This isn't mandatory, but may help with your acceptance.
  • A list of excellent and poor request notes can be read if you would like to increase your approval rate.
  • If you can't find any articles you would like to edit, look at our stubs or articles in need of expansion for ideas.

All ready to go?

Go ahead! Good luck!

  • This page was last modified on 18 February 2017, at 03:44.