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A shop is a forum thread, usually in the Requests forum, where a Scratcher can get resources (like sprites, scripts, music, and more) on request. They can be very useful, for example, if one wanted to make make a game with fish, but did not know how to draw them, they could find a shop that "sells" art. People may make shops to get out around into the scratch world, make new friends, or simply may want to offer their skill to others.
They are forums that "sell" sprites, logos, or other things related to art for other Scratchers to use. Sometimes shops will contain a specific type of art for others to use, such as animals or fantasy objects. Other times Scratchers can request specific sprites, backdrops, signatures, and more. These can then be used in many ways such as advertising and in a users' project.
BBCode Shops help users with more advanced BBCode features for post formatting. This service is usually incorporated into a larger shop as a side-shop. BBCode services include custom colors on scratch blocks and other advanced techniques.
These are forums which give feedback on certain projects. Review shops will generally review any media type, but some specialize on projects or art. Review shops usually give feedback in various ways, such as forms or comments.
A sound shop is a forum that sell sounds effects and music for other Scratchers to use. These kinds of shops are not very common, as there are not many musicians that are on Scratch.
Voice Acting Shops
- Main article: Voice Acting
A Voice Acting shop is a sound shop with voices, where Scratchers can request voice actors for a project or animation they might be making.
- Main article: Custom Blocks
A script shop is a forum where you can request scripts to use in a project. These are useful when you do not know how to make a script do something, such as make a cloud list. Lots of script shops also One of the most common type of script shops is a custom block shop, where Scratchers create Custom Blocks for others to use.
- Main article: Idea Shop
Everything shops have a lot of order forms for many different products, such as art, music, and scripts. These are very common in the forums. The largest shop on Scratch, Sigton's Shop, is an example of an everything shop.
Shop federations now exist where shops discuss innovations in the field, exchange orders and perform other activities to increase community interaction.
Ordering From Scratch Shops
Shops on Scratch often provide an order form to fill out, however, if you are having trouble finding or using the form, please politely ask for assistance from the Shop owner or staff. Order forms vary based on the product.