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Not done

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MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 17:44, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Upcoming announcements

May 6: Scratch Day @ MIT. Should the event on the front page news go live early?

May 15: 10th anniversary of Scratch's release. Also, should it be announced early? Or perhaps have a special banner on the homepage?

Also, the Scratch Timeline apparently hasn't been updated in a while, and i haven't been following Scratch updates.

I probably won't be checking back here, but please discuss and come to consensus in the way the wiki always has. :)
Scimonster (talk | contribs) 15:43, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

btw, May 9 was scratch 2.0 release. idk if that's relevance.
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits) 17:48, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

New template

Unlike other templates I've made, I want to confirm here that this idea I have is viable. I want to make Template:Kp as another way to call Template:Key press, since the latter is very long and annoying if you want to do multiple instances together (like in Windows Alt codes). May I proceed?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory  08:09, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory  00:27, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
Sorry for the supertastic late reply; I'm getting active in the wiki again. Go ahead! You'll probably just need to a redirect, like with Template:S.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 16:16, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
Yes Ok, thanks.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory  00:51, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Emoji Templates

Can I please make some templates for the new emojis on the main site?
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:42, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Yep, go ahead! Message me when that happens so that I can link them into Template:S.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 20:18, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
There are some that start with a colon, so what should I call those?
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:39, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
Call them by their normal name. Only emoji with = cause trouble for Mediawiki, and you'll have to use your judgement then.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 04:02, 26 May 2017 (UTC)


Yes Done

Studio Spotlight
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 20:47, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

I took care of it.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:48, 19 May 2017 (UTC)


There is a new sds
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 16:46, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

Yes Done by jvvg.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory  06:19, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Live Editing Tool

Does anyone know of an ST approved document creator where you can see the revisions that other's are making?
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 23:19, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

I really have no idea what you're talking about. Could you explain a little more what this is?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory  00:24, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Wednesday

Hello everyone! Wiki Wednesday has come around again! For those new to this, the Scratch Wiki gets a chance to feature an article on the Scratch website. We do this alongside many other language wikis.

So, put your hats in the ring! What do you think should be suggested for Wiki Wednesday? Make sure it is well written. Images are a bonus.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 19:43, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Maybe Rotation Style?
Turkey3 (talk | contribs) 22:13, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
How about Semicolon Glitch? That documents it pretty well, in my opinion.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory  01:01, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

EW Election Announcement

Hi everyone! With some of the EW and admins slowly becoming inactive, there have been murmurs of electing new EW. I am here to confirm that we are indeed electing two new EW.

The election rules and timeline can be viewed here: Scratch Wiki:Elections/June 2017
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 21:26, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

In this election, we are looking for people who intend to lead the project going forward, as I plan to leave in a few months. If you nominate yourself, be prepared to be one of the main leaders going forward. See the thread below for more about this, and as always, please ask if you have any questions.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:15, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
To be completely clear, this means that you should be willing to dedicate your time to learn how to run the Wiki and do the many great things Jvvg does for us, along with commit to remain active on the Wiki for hopefully a long time. Please do not nominate yourself if you just want to "lead the Wiki" for a bit then become inactive. While of course you will have the rest of the EWs and admins to help you, take a moment to think about just how active Jvvg is on the Wiki. This is important, and we look forward to meeting and discussing with whoever is voted!
St19 Galla Logo.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs  00:46, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Is their a page with a list of responsibilities that I could look to see if I can run? Sort of everything you would need to do as an EW?
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:11, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
A list of technical privileges is available at Scratch Wiki:Experienced Wikians. I will put together a more comprehensive list soon.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:32, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
For speeches, are we talking, or just writing 8 lines worth of words?
Customhacker Logo.png Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 01:42, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
@makethebrainhappy: I made something in my sandbox that describes the basic idea of what an EW is. @customhacker: We're doing the 8 line thing.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:52, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────For EW, will there me like Skype calls that we have to attend once a week or something?
Customhacker Logo.png Cυƨтσмнαcκεя ( тαʟκ | cσптяıв ) 21:35, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Haha, no. There aren't really any mandatory meetings (hardly any voice or face meetings at all) that you will have to attend or anything, but we do have a place where we can chat about Wiki-related things when need be.
St19 Galla Logo.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs  00:40, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
To be more specific about what st19 said, we have an ongoing text chat where we discuss Wiki issues among those who happen to be online at any given time, but we don't have any sort of scheduled meetings.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:41, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

My time has come

I have been an EW for four years an an admin for three. In addition to that, I felt a sense of responsibility as the chief leader of the project. While I was definitely not the only admin, I was often seen as the face of the Wiki to people not familiar with editors (judging by all the questions I keep getting on my profile) and people often went to me for help. It has been an honor and privilege to lead this project, but I think my time has come to pass the reins to someone else (I will post more specifically about how this applies to the election under that thread). After all, I haven't posted a project since August 2016 and very rarely check the forums, and I will not be very engaged with the website when Scratch 3.0 comes out, and when we have to update the Wiki for that, I want leadership that is familiar with it. Also, I am a college student, and that takes a lot of time. I just don't have enough time for the Wiki, and I want leadership that is available as much as possible.

So, after all that, here's the plan: I am going to stay active for the rest of this summer and maybe a bit into the school year so I can help train the new EWs. At that point, I will probably leave the Wiki and become inactive.

It has been awesome seeing what everybody has contributed and helping out. Let's keep the hard work going!
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:13, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

We'll miss you! But with a closing door another surely opens, as I like to say.
Programmer1121 (talk | contribs) 23:56, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
Oh no! I'm sad to see you go :(. Thing is, I realized some time ago that I'm a lot more active on the Wiki than you are. While we've both been on here, I think I've learned a goodly chunk of what you know about the Wiki. I wish you luck with the rest of your life, and I hope I can become an EW so that we still have an extremely active one. I will diligently try to learn as much as I can about the Wiki (whether I'm elected or not) and I'm confident that you can help me in that process in the short time you have. Thank you for being here for us for so long, answering questions, patrolling pages, and being such a good admin. I wish you well.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory  00:59, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for all of your great contributions. You have really been an inspiration for us all here on the wiki, with your tireless dedication and experience. Good Luck with all of your projects! :)
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:13, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
On a more practical note, who will run WikiMonitor now? Will you continue to run it but just be inactive, or will you pass control of it to someone else?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory  03:36, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
I'm not sure yet. I'll figure that out when the time comes.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 14:42, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
@Kenny I was going to ask that... At the very least if he wanted me to run it :P
Banana439monkey.png banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits) 17:09, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
@jvvg, oh and what about the AF pages? @banana, please don't call me Kenny. Ken or my full username is better. I know you didn't know that, which is why I'm telling you now.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory  00:29, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
I plan to work out the more specific issues once I actually leave, but as of right now I plan to pass the AF pages to another EW/admin.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:42, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
I know I'm not EW, but may I please have the AF pages?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 21:24, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── It doesn't really matter where the AF pages are. Moving them takes time and effort, but wouldn't net any gain, so why not leave them?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 15:17, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

When you move a page, don't all its subpages move automatically?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 16:04, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

New Front Page Curator

Their username is Snowjo88.
Nickeljorn (talk | contribs) 23:36, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Yes Done
St19 Galla Logo.png St19_Galla   Talk • Contribs  00:49, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

New page

Recently on a shop of mine, someone was asking how to make a shop. Would an article about that be necessary on the wiki?
Programmer1121 (talk | contribs) 00:07, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

I believe that such an article exists/is located in the forum as a sticky :)
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:14, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Something like this would go in the article Shop (Project Type) - consider expanding to that.
Turkey3MiniProfilePic.pngTurkey3Sig1.pngTurkey3Sig2.pngTurkey3Sig3.pngContributionsTurkey3Sig5.png 04:10, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Stickies as wiki pages

Could stickied guides be turned into wiki pages since they do have the endorsement of the ST?
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:28, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

No; see what the Scratch Wiki is not.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory  03:38, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
It doesn't seem like you understand what my question is.... It's not random forum topics, it's guides.
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 10:14, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
You mean turn every single sticky guide into a Wiki page? Well... what's the point? Let what's in the forums stay in the forums, unless it's about really notable topics.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory  11:10, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Do you have a specific example of a sticky you think would make a good article?
Turkey3MiniProfilePic.pngTurkey3Sig1.pngTurkey3Sig2.pngTurkey3Sig3.pngContributionsTurkey3Sig5.png 15:56, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
This would be a good example here.
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 21:23, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
That kind of stuff should really stay in the forums... Articles are articles, but that guide is a guide. It helps users by addressing them personally and giving them tips, while articles show facts and give specific steps, instead of giving general tips like a guide does. I still think forum topics should remain forum topics.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory  02:11, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Block Lag on Chrome

Does anyone else seem to get a good amount of lag around the scratchblocks in Chrome? Edge works fine for me.
Turkey3MiniProfilePic.pngTurkey3Sig1.pngTurkey3Sig2.pngTurkey3Sig3.pngContributionsTurkey3Sig5.png 18:06, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

I use chrome and I've never gotten any of that! Maybe its just your computer?
Programmer1121 (talk | contribs) 19:41, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Chrome is the laggiest browser... It has separate .exes open for flash, its gpu, and the program itself. If you want to work efficiently with Scratch, use a fast computer or Firefox. I just use chrome because I like it and the computer I usually work with can support it without lag (yeah, it's too beefy for its own good).
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory  00:33, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
I use chrome on a old and laggy computer, and I don't see any problems unless it is an absolutely ridiculously large script.
Duckboycool (talk | contribs) 22:09, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
Well Scratch itself is always fuzzy for me in Chrome so my Chrome is just screwed up I guess.
Turkey3MiniProfilePic.pngTurkey3Sig1.pngTurkey3Sig2.pngTurkey3Sig3.pngContributionsTurkey3Sig5.png 22:10, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
When I was alpha testing the Wiki implementation of the block plugin, there were some major lag issues. Can you get a screen recording of the lag issue, and which pages it occurs on?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 15:23, 26 May 2017 (UTC)


I'm back!
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 17:24, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi Mitopolis! Welcome back!
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 15:24, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Templates Template

I think pages with lots of templates should have a subpage of them, linked to by one template with a link to that page. +1 Support 0 Don't care -1 No support
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 17:45, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

I don't think I follow what you're saying here.
Turkey3MiniProfilePic.pngTurkey3Sig1.pngTurkey3Sig2.pngTurkey3Sig3.pngContributionsTurkey3Sig5.png 20:19, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
Yeah... what exactly do you mean?
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory  23:05, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
When a page has lots of templates, they should go on a subpage of the article, linked to on the article. Edit: The template is at User:Mitopolis/ProposedTemplate Another edit: Look at How do I delete a studio?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 19:56, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
I see... I really don't think that's good though. The point of that kind of template is that it's visible immediately by anyone viewing the page. If they have to go through that template, they won't see the stuff like {{stub}} immediately and their first impression of the article will be "this is terrible!" without realizing immediately that the article is a stub. I'm undoing your edit until we come to a consensus about this.
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory  02:03, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Not done thing

MatinWollenweber's Not Done topic got archived. Can an EW or admin please fix this?
Popular GIF.gif Mitopolis (Talk | Contributions | Edits | Scratch account) 00:35, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

True, it specifically said "this will never be done, so don't archive!" At the very least, it should have been moved to Not Done
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory  01:57, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
The topic is back now.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 15:34, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

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