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Not done

No Not done (this will never been done completely, so don't archive!)

Threads that need "long time and hard work" will not be archived, but moved to Scratch Wiki talk:Community Portal/not done. Actually you can read and continue following threads there:

To make sure that your thread will not be archive put the template No Not done at the top.
Don't forget to replace it with the Yes Done template when the thread is finally finished.
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 17:44, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Category Section Check(?)

The category section needs to be caught up such as the: work in-progress category, the projects in need of deletion category, the merge catgegory. Does anyone want to do a category check, just to keep it clear. Thank you! :)
Malik44 (talk | contribs) 02:53, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Wha bam! The deletion category is cleared.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 05:24, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Update wiki

According to the MediaWiki download page, it says

To MediaWiki ≤ 1.22.x, 1.24.x and 1.25.x users: Support of these branches was discontinued. Please update to a newer version of MediaWiki

– The MW download page

According to the page that displays the version of the wiki, the SW runs v1.22.7. This means there is no longer any support for the SW's version. I think this wiki should be upgraded to the latest version of MediaWiki. If this wiki were to be updated, it should not be updated to any version apart from the most recent version. Why? This means the wiki has a longer support life.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits) 16:01, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
However, there is a big MW backend change in MW 1.24, and anything 1.24+ will likely break multiple extensions. That requires extra time and effort to fix so the wiki runs smoothly. I've upgraded all of the international wikis from 1.23- to 1.26, and I know it is somewhat painful.
I also remember there was an incompatibility between MW 1.27 and ConfirmAccounts... That alone breaks the camel's back, as it is. I haven't tested ConfirmAccounts with the latest version of 1.27, but there is likely some trouble.
I know 1.23 is a MW LTS version, but that gets discontinued in May 2017...
It looks if we upgrade MW, then we have to go through the process of extension updating, ect...
I vote for MW 1.26 for better extension compatibility. Plus, MW 1.26 is also a LTS version.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 16:11, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
1. *1.23.15 2. We can update the extensions and the skin, so they work better with the wiki.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits) 16:15, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
The adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" comes to mind here. Is there anything actually wrong with the current version of MediaWiki or a feature that the new ones offer that we would actually use? If the answer is no to both of those, there's no reason to update. While it may no longer be officially supported, if there aren't any actual problems with the installation, there aren't any actual problems that hinder operation of the Wiki. That being said, if there are actual features that we would use (I haven't read the changelog yet so I don't know myself), then it probably is worth upgrading. In that case I could probably make the necessary fixes to ConfirmAccounts fairly easily, but I do believe that we would need to make some pretty major changes to the skin to make it work.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:14, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
The international wikis run using an altered version of the Scratchwikiskin that works with MW 1.26. We could use that if anything.
Otherwise, valid point jvvg. Does upgrading give us anything important?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 22:41, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
According to the MW homepage, upgrading gives us security releases.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits) 21:23, 5 November 2016 (UTC)
Maybe look here.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 03:02, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Featured Images

Are the Featured Images going to change?
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 22:57, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

Now sounds like a good time. Suggestions everyone?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 00:29, 6 November 2016 (UTC)
Maybe File:Record Project Video Feature.png.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 00:59, 6 November 2016 (UTC)
Programmer1121 (talk | contribs) 01:17, 10 November 2016 (UTC)
What is the umm for?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 04:57, 12 November 2016 (UTC)
Maybe File:2.0 Math.png could be featured.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 23:39, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Does anyone know what that template is?

Ok, so I'm looking for a template that I saw on an article that said something like "This article is about ___. You may be looking for ___." or something like that. I wanted to use it but I couldn't find it. Anyone know what it is?
Icon.png GlassGalaxy (talk | contribs) 02:26, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

I think you want {{about}}.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:31, 10 November 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, I think that's it. Thanks!
Icon.png GlassGalaxy (talk | contribs) 23:56, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

What's the difference between these two?

What's the difference between Scratch_Wiki:Table_of_Contents/Website and Scratch_Wiki:Table_of_Contents/Front_Page? Also, is there an article where I could link About nav bar.png to? I couldn't find a Wiki page for it because I put it on Scratch_Wiki:Table_of_Contents/Website.
Icon.png GlassGalaxy (talk | contribs) 03:58, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

It looks like we don't have an article for About. That's something anyone could make.
There doesn't seem to be a difference between the two ToC articles, besides that /Website looks better. Looking back historically, it looks like /Front Page was intended to be the graphical copy of the website, and /Website was a table of links. However, in September 2014, /Website was updated to be a graphical copy of the website to be "more convenient for visitors".
In hindsight, we should probably consolidate all links to point to /Front Page, and revert Website to a table.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 20:48, 13 November 2016 (UTC)
Yeah ok. Making an article for About is going to go on my to-do list. Yesterday I was working on making /Website look better and somehow I stumbled upon /Front Page and I was curious. c:
Icon.png GlassGalaxy (talk | contribs) 23:36, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

There is a new FPC

Antonov-225 is the new FPC.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 22:37, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:29, 14 November 2016 (UTC)
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 00:00, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

there is a new curator

MrRaisin is the new FPC.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 22:32, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:23, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 21:21, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

Forum Archive

blob8108's Scratch forums archive is down and it's been like that for quite a while... it'd be harder to reference 1.4 facts since there's no source...
Icon.png GlassGalaxy (talk | contribs) 21:20, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

It's not down, it just moved. I updated the template.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:59, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
Ah, ok thanks. c:
Icon.png GlassGalaxy (talk | contribs) 04:46, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

Wiki Wednesday

Hello and welcome to another Wiki Wednesday! It's already an exciting time of year, so let's make it better with a nice, wholesome article. :)

For the list of previous Wiki Wednesday, see: Wiki Wednesday/Articles

What should we feature this month? A good candidate would have interesting content, some images, and follow wiki guidelines.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 04:06, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

Maybe Cloning. Also for the love-it article that I suggested the edit I did on it before I suggested it was just removing a word I think so.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 01:24, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
I normally don't vote in these, but I would like to jot down this wonderful tutorial: Pen Art Examples
@Ziggy741: I'll make sure to send your suggestion to LiFaytheGoblin. :)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 23:29, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 01:26, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

French Wiki

Woo hoo! We just got a new French Scratch wiki! Link: Accueil

To interwiki to the French wiki, simply put fr: at the front of the link. For example: [[fr:Accueil|Accueil]]

The next step now is to start interwiki linking the articles. If you know some French, please help! :)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 23:26, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

On the browser I use it gives me an option to translate the page so maybe I could help.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 01:30, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
It won't work!
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 01:39, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
I think because the interwiki thing does it different than the links for the French Wiki.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 01:45, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
Realy? For me it works at all article pages: You only hve to put [["languageID":"Name of the article in that wiki"]] at the end of the source-text of an english article (e.g.
[[de:Hauptseite]] [[fr:Accueil]] [[hu:Kezdőlap]] [[id:Halaman_Utama]] [[ja:メインページ]] [[nl:Hoofdpagina]] [[ru:Заглавная страница]]
is added at the end of the source-text of Scratch_Wiki_Home), and you can see the Interwiki-Links at "In other Language"-Menu at the left of the Article-Area. Does it now work for you? There is still much work to do with interwiki, see:
I think it would be helpful to have an interwiki-bot that does all the implicit-links (than our international authors only would need to put a link to the english-articles in their articles, and all other Interwiki-link could be done by the bot, because it's implicit). They have such a bot in WIkipedia that we could use for the Scratch-WIki-Family. What do you think?
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 09:49, 29 November 2016 (UTC)


abhi2006 is the new FPC.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 01:25, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Cleaning time!

As of the time I write this, we have...

That's 103 pages that need improvement (there are some pages in two categories, so in reality it's a little smaller), but that's still nearly 10% of the pages on the Wiki. With Scratch 3.0 coming sometime soon, a lot of people will probably forget about the existing pages and instead focus on the new pages that will need to be created or updated. Before that happens, we should try to make the pages we do have as good as possible, so I am encouraging everybody to take a look at those categories and do what's possible to fix them.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:37, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

New Wiki Wednesday Article says it is Cloning! Let's give some applause, and get this page ready for when they put it on the front page.
LeftoftheHeader.gif ♠BF10 talkcontributions 12:48, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

featured article

When you click on the learn more thing it takes you to cloning and it says it's current () (block).
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 15:35, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

It should be fixed now.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:05, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 17:36, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

category question

Do you need to ask before making a category?
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 01:23, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Not as long as you're sure no existing category exists for what you're creating and you correctly categorize the category. Someone else may modify or delete your category if necessary, as is true with all other contributed content.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:13, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
Okay. Thank you!
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:11, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

unused files will be deleted next week

If you want to keep an unused file, please delete the warning now placed on all unused files except scratchblocks. Thank you!
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 07:27, 4 December 2016 (UTC)


Yes Done

-programmer27 is the new FPC.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 23:11, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Problema resuelto.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:41, 6 December 2016 (UTC)
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits) 08:24, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

new curator

Yes Done

hotwings6 is the new FPC.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:27, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Problema resuelto otra vez.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:23, 14 December 2016 (UTC)


Maybe there could be templates for the map, compass, binoculars, suitcase, and camera emojis.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 01:00, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

How often do we need those?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:08, 15 December 2016 (UTC)
I'm not sure. Maybe if someone wants to use an emoji in a comment.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 02:07, 15 December 2016 (UTC)
I'd be willing to do them, if there's nothing wrong with that.
Purplebook163's Profile Picture.gifpurplebook163 | Talk | Contribs | Edits 📖 📕 🔖 21:19, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Need help.

Hey guys how do I know the codes for the scratch blocks? --
Sparf (talk | contribs) 13:33, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

You can use <scratchblocks>...</scratchblocks> tags to surround scratchblocks, and view this page on how to write scratchblocks.
Jokebookservice1 (talk | contribs) 13:56, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

protect template

Should there be a protect template? I once suggested one before.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 20:15, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Most of the time that pages need to be protected, either an admin is actively involved in creating it (like the Scratch Wiki documentation pages) or is the one who decides it needs to be protected (like edit wars), so I don't think a template is necessary.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:55, 15 December 2016 (UTC)
What about for an archive for a talk page?
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 03:21, 16 December 2016 (UTC)
I guess a template could help with that.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 04:03, 16 December 2016 (UTC)
So should I made a protect template? Should it be about archives? Maybe the template could look like this:
Protect.PNG If you're an admin, please protect this page and remove this template from the page. The user who added this template does not have permission to protect this page.
Reason for protection: Archive

Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:04, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, that looks fine.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:58, 16 December 2016 (UTC)
Okay thank you! So should I make the template?
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 18:17, 16 December 2016 (UTC)
Nobody has expressed disapproval, so go ahead.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:45, 17 December 2016 (UTC)
Okay thank you!
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 02:10, 17 December 2016 (UTC)
Can you please help me with the template? It's Template:Protect.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 02:38, 17 December 2016 (UTC)
What kind of help do you need? It looks fine to me. :D
Purplebook163's Profile Picture.gifpurplebook163 | Talk | Contribs | Edits 📖 📕 🔖 21:39, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── It seems to be okay now.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 22:00, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

there is a new curator

wonderlust is the new FPC.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 03:10, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:43, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:19, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

there is a new fpc.

Yes Done

LyricalGalaxy is the new fpc.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 22:38, 26 December 2016 (UTC)


I've noticed that there aren't any references to Slatch around here. Is there a reason for this? If not, should I assume it would go in "scratch trends"? Thanks!
Candylanguagegirl (talk | contribs) 17:44, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

What actually is "Slatch"? If it's a popular thing, it will go in "Scratch Trends". If you're still unsure, ask quite a lot of people what Slatch is. If most of them know, put it in Scratch Trends.
pig9992005 (talk | contribs) 20:06, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

I think "Slatch" is a version of Scratch, but the mascot is a blue dog. I don't think it's an actual programming language, though, just more of a joke. I found this site if that makes any sense.
Bright-Idea (talk | contribs) 03:12, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
Slatch was created by WazzoTV, and it has become sort of a trend.
Bigpuppylogo.gif вιgpυppy (talk | contribs | scratch profile ) 23:59, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Pig9992005 (talk | contribs) 21:47, 20 January 2017 (UTC) 21:47, 20 January 2017

Mouse Trails Article?

There are a lot of tutorials on the wiki. I think that we should make a Mouse Trails tutorial. These are interesting because they are so customizable, and they can be used in many projects.
Bright-Idea (talk | contribs) 02:36, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Maybe it could show how to make different types of mouse trails.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 02:47, 31 December 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, that sounds like it would be a good tutorial.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:10, 31 December 2016 (UTC)
I can start one.
Bright-Idea (talk | contribs) 23:53, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone! I am starting back up The Wiki Times which was an unsuccessful newspaper since we didn't accomplish much. New Year, means new beginnings. We have a ton of positions open, please reply for which position(s) you'd like.

Head Editor (Open) Assistant Head Editor (Open) Editor (Open) Editor (Open) Editor (Open) Columnist (Open) Reporter/Interviewer (Open)

Please also include why you'd like to be in the position you picked.

AghaCool (talk | contribs) 14:52, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Happy New Years to you as well :)
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 19:25, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
Happy New Years everyone! :D
Let's continue improving the Wiki in 2017!
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 19:43, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
Happy New Year!
Bigpuppy (talk | contribs) 17:41, 2 January 2017 (UTC)
Could I please have assistant Head Editor. I would like to be Assistant head editor so that I can help extend our wiki pages to have more information, I would make sure that all wiki pages are at their best, please accept me. Happy New Year!
Matthewscratch06 (talk | contribs) 00:37, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
I'd like to be a reporter/interviewer. I want to be an interviewer because I would get to interact with the Scratch community and make them more familiar with the Scratch Wiki. Happy New Year!
rainbow_waves (talk | contribs) 22:16, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Wednesday, December?

The Scratch Team never said anything about it on the Announcements Forum. Did we forget to pick one out?
Bright-Idea (talk | contribs) 15:15, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Maybe they forgot to say it. I'm pretty sure Cloning was chosen.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:07, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
Wasn't cloning the one for last month? Here
Bright-Idea's Logo.PNGʙʀɪɢʜᴛ-ɪᴅᴇᴀ รคץ ђเ! 💡 𝕖𝕕𝕚𝕥𝕤 💡 𐍈𐌽 𐍃𐌂𐍂𐌀𐌕𐌂𐋏
Maybe December was early.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:48, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
There is not a Wiki Wednesday this month. I talked to LiFaytheGoblin about this earlier, and we're taking a "winter break".
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 19:28, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
Are you talking about December or January?
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 21:08, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
I think he means December, and then we'll pick one out for January.
Bright-Idea's Logo.PNGʙʀɪɢʜᴛ-ɪᴅᴇᴀ รคץ ђเ! 💡 𝕖𝕕𝕚𝕥𝕤 💡 𐍈𐌽 𐍃𐌂𐍂𐌀𐌕𐌂𐋏 21:20, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 21:34, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Hey, so sorry, I got thrown into holiday family stuff x_x The next Wiki Wednesday will be January 25th! -
LiFaytheGoblin (talk | contribs) 19:57, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Thank you LiFay for the update! :)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 19:14, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

A new curator

Bobirt is the new curator.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 23:17, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Added to the article!
cs275623 (talk | contribs) 11:44, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Question: Update time?

When uploading new versions of photos, how long does it take to update? A few seconds? Or 10 minutes? It seems to not be updating right away, and I want to make sure I'm doing it right.
Bright-Idea's Logo.PNGʙʀɪɢʜᴛ-ɪᴅᴇᴀ รคץ ђเ! 💡 𝕖𝕕𝕚𝕥𝕤 💡 𐍈𐌽 𐍃𐌂𐍂𐌀𐌕𐌂𐋏 22:05, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

It updates on the server instantly, but your computer has a cached version of the image. To update it on your computer, go to the file page and hard refresh it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:48, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
Okay, thanks.
Bright-Idea's Logo.PNGʙʀɪɢʜᴛ-ɪᴅᴇᴀ รคץ ђเ! 💡 𝕖𝕕𝕚𝕥𝕤 💡 𐍈𐌽 𐍃𐌂𐍂𐌀𐌕𐌂𐋏 17:54, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

New SDS is the new SDS.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 00:11, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

No offense but it says it was in 2016.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 00:50, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 18:56, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

User question

Who exactly has access to the @Scratch_Wiki account?
7Snails (talk | contribs) 01:03, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

That is not an official Wiki account and is not controlled by any current Wiki editor.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 15:32, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
then why does it exist?
JonathanSchaffer (talk | contribs) 16:40, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
It exists because someone decided to register it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:49, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

An addition to Wiki Wednesday...

Should we also change WW so it includes featured images? It's never really updated.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits) 08:32, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

That sounds good to me.
Purplebook163's Profile Picture.gifpurplebook163 | Talk | Contribs | Edits 📖 📕 🔖 04:13, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes! maybe?
Agarraga (talk | contribs) 06:27, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

I think that would be a good idea because the last time the images were updated it was in June 2016 or something like that.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:16, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
I'd have to talk to LiFaytheGoblin about this since she orchestrated Wiki Wednesday on the ST side. This does sound like a good idea though.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 18:57, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
Sounds cool! Since we will from now on also have a short sentence that goes with the article, I think a picture would be fitting! As always, please have picture ready on Monday 23rd of January, as well as the sentence :D Thanks for the idea and all you work! -
LiFaytheGoblin (talk | contribs) 06:56, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
No worries. :) Thanks for the implementation. :)
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits) 08:14, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
Maybe File:Block Pane.png. The description maybe could be "The block pane in Scratch 2.0.".
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:46, 10 January 2017 (UTC)


Does anyone know why the icons are showing on some talk pages but not others? I don't think there are any problems with icons on custom signatures that use files uploaded on the Scratch Wiki.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:04, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Now it seems to be working on the community portal.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:04, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
Scratch is down.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:15, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
Now it stopped working on the CP.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:16, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
I also use Windows XP and Google Chrome.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:23, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
Upgrade - Using Windows XP can pose a security risk since there are no longer updates available.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits) 16:38, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
Are you talking about getting a different operating system?
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:40, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────The icons also seem to be working now.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:40, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure I was talking about the ones on the Community Portal. The icons don't seem to be working on Category talk:How To Pages even though I think that the main site is done being down.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 21:05, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits) 18:13, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
When Scratch goes down, the icons here do to. So if you see this happen again, it's Scratch.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 19:12, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
Okay thanks and the icons seem to be working on Category talk:How To Pages.
-unsigned comment by Ziggy741 (talk | contribs)


Studio42 is the new FPC.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:58, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

Ban list

Sorry if someone already said something about this and sorry if this seems like gossiping and sorry if this seems disrespectful, but there is something that lets you see a list of banned users on the Scratch Wiki.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 17:47, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

We (the admins) are aware of the page, but unfortunately hiding it requires installing an extension, and we don't have the capability of doing that. We would need someone with access to the server to do that.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:07, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
Is there anyone with access to the server?
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 19:53, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
scmb1 does.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:07, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
Is there an extension you would recommend?
Scmb1 (talk | contribs) 20:25, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
Is it possible to just go in the server and delete it?
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 20:25, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
It's a little more complicated than that, I think, because the ST needs access to the page.
Scmb1 (talk | contribs) 20:34, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Okay. Does anyone know about any extension that prevents normal users from viewing the ban list? Also if there isn't any extension then could someone maybe make one if they know PHP?
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 20:39, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

Lockdown should do the trick.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:34, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
Then would we have to update the Scratch Wiki? The page about the extension says it's for MediaWiki version 1.23+ but in another discussion it said something about the version that the Scratch Wiki uses is 1.22.7.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 02:31, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
What would happen then?
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 14:52, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
Lockdown won't work [1][2] Summary: The extension is imcompatible with the wiki.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits) 18:47, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Then would someone make an extension or would the Scratch Wiki be updated or something else? I also added the line so nobody thinks that the references for banana439monkey's comment is part of mine also no offense.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 19:53, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Done and Not Done Templates

No Not done

If there's a discussion that's not resolved, shouldn't it have the No Not done template, and a discussion that is over should have the Yes Done template? It doesn't appear that any (except the first) have either at the moment.

Purplebook163's Profile Picture.gifpurplebook163 | Talk | Contribs | Edits 📖 📕 🔖 21:52, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

I don't know if it really matters also no offense.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 22:10, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
Currently, it's more of a system to mark some topics as needing more time.
It would be nice if they were on every topic, but it's not important enough to pick bones over.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 05:26, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
Okay. Would it be wrong to mark topics with the appropriate templates?
Purplebook163's Profile Picture.gifpurplebook163 | Talk | Contribs | Edits 📖 📕 🔖 01:33, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
You're welcome to do so. We don't archive anything with "Not done" on it but will archive everything else when archiving.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:45, 13 January 2017 (UTC)


-Splattered- is the new FPC.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 22:41, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes Done
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 18:44, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Wednesday

Welcome to another session of Wiki Wednesday! Wo!

For those unfamiliar with this tradition, the Scratch wiki picks an article that is written well and, preferably, has some images. We then feature it on the Scratch website for the entire month.

Please leave article nominations below!
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 18:43, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

I think Scratch Design Studio would be good.
Bigpuppylogo.gif вιgpυppy (talk | contribs | scratch profile ) 19:27, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
What about the Report Article??? Customhacker's Logo.png Customhacker ( talk | contrib ) 01:35, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
Oh yeah, that seems well-written to me.
Bigpuppylogo.gif вιgpυppy (talk | contribs | scratch profile ) 15:17, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
List of Obsolete Blocks would be cool.
Pianogirl84's Logo.png Pianogirl84 Talk Contributions 22:54, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
Pianogirl184, that is a good idea.
AghaCool (talk | contribs) 23:41, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, I like Pianogirl184's idea too.
Bigpuppylogo.gif вιgpυppy (talk | contribs | scratch profile ) 23:07, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
By the way, what my proposal meant was the featured images section on the fp.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits) 22:02, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Yes, we are implementing that suggestion @banana439monkey.

Report looks bland. Currently it talks about what reports do, and how to report something.

Scratch Design Studio looks more interesting.

List of Obsolete Blocks seems the best because you get to explore Scratch history through its blocks.

Thank you for the suggestions everyone! :) Feel free to continue suggesting!
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 02:08, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 02:14, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

It's been a while.

Hey guys. I'm not sure how long it's been since I've posted here, but I just want to inform you that I have gotten into a remixing issue on the main Scratch website that I don't think is ethical, yet the Scratch Team thinks it is. I will not be giving any more details.

This is causing a schism between me and the Scratch Team, and despite my reporting and protesting and posting on the Suggestions forum in an attempt to make things better for my integrity, I am seriously considering leaving the Scratch website as a whole and moving on to a place where I have more control over my content.

I am sorry to say this, but this is what has happened to me. The situation is still unfolding.
TheHockeyist (talk | contribs) 21:12, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Are you going to be on the Scratch Wiki?
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 21:14, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
If I leave, I will not be active on the Scratch Wiki anymore.
TheHockeyist (talk | contribs) 00:41, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

CONFIRMED. I will be shutting down my account on Scratch. Thus, I will not be active on the Wiki any longer.
TheHockeyist (talk | contribs) 03:14, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Maybe before, kindly ask the user who is doing the remixes to stop. Try to be as nice as possible.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 15:38, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
I think I know who was doing the remixes. The user seemed to join less than two months ago, so they might be confused when you ask them to stop.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 15:45, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
The Wiki is not the place to discuss drama or issues on the main site. There are other places to discuss these issues.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:59, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
As I said, this is part of the reason, but the issue does delve a bit deeper than this. I am leaving the Scratch website, and I will cite "ill-suited to my needs" as the reason. I hope you understand that this has nothing to do with either of you, and it is my personal decision.
TheHockeyist (talk | contribs) 23:31, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Logo author

Hi! I'd like to create SVG version of the wiki logo (Wiki.png file). Now, I guess, the original logo is Wikipedia logo (Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg file). I tried edit the WP logo, but I cannot find all colors, used in gradient. Does somebody know, who created the SW logo? I found, that “Wiki.png” file was edited by Lucario621, who is Scratch Team member; but he is not active now (last edits were in 2014, last activity on Scratch site was year ago). I cannot find something about on Community portal archive (pages 40 and earlier). — Dmith (talk | contribs) 15:38, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

'Try exact match' is not English

I can't appear to isolate the issue by finding the foreign translation nor the actual version. Shall I copy /Help Box and replace it with the content on that page?
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits) 16:00, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

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