joshuaho

This thread was based on the original topic “Welcome to Scratch! Get started here!” by ProgrammingPro01.

NOTE: If you have general questions regarding to Scratch, please ask in the Questions about Scratch forum. Any questions regarding to scripting should be asked in the Help with Scripts forum.

Welcome to Scratch! Its so great to have you as part of the Community!

Below are topics (placed in alphabetical order) that have been created by helpful scratchers with really useful information for those that have joined recently.

“How to Use the New Scratchers forum” by makethebrainhappy - (Please read before posting!) So, you've found your way in to the New Scratchers forum, now what? This topic contains information on how to properly use this forum. If you're not a new user, but would like help out, then this topic would also be a good read on what you can do to help new users get started!

Getting Started With Scratch

“Frequently Asked Questions | For New Scratchers” by Superatomsun - If you're a new member to the Scratch Community, then chances are that you might have some questions. I would highly suggest checking this topic out as some of them might have already been addressed there!
“How to Become a Good Scratcher, Quickly” by theonlygusti - How does one become a full scratcher? What are the qualities of being a good scratcher? Click here to find out more!
“How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the Site” by LionHeart70 - This guide contains information that you'd want to know, such as how one becomes a scratcher, makes friends, etc.
“How to Keep Your New Scratch Account Safe” by 46009361 - Your Scratch account belongs to you - and only you should be the one using it. Its really important to make sure that no one else accesses your Scratch account. This guide contains helpful tips on what you can do to safeguard your account!
“Making Your Way Into the Scratch Community :)” by ExperienceSea - Learn how to get involved in the Scratch Community.
“Making A First Impression | A Scratch Guide” by ForeverArtist - First (good) impressions are important!
“Places You Should Go To” by yaov_1991 - This guide contains several helpful links to important places in the Scratch Website!
“Welcome to Scratch! Now What? | New Scratcher Guide” by VideoGamerCanInvent - Just joined Scratch? Learn how to get started with your Scratch account here.
“Welcome to Scratch: Starting out on Scratch” by ZaharaMar - Here are some basic things you can do to get started with your Scratch account as well as general information you should know about the website (such as Community Guidelines, where to get up, etc)
“Why Scratch? A New Scratcher Benefits Guide” by Haiming - Several reasons why you should use Scratch!

Getting Started With the Scratch Forums

“BBCode Help” by nXIII - Wondering how to make different color texts? Or quoting a user? Click here to find out.
“Forum Terminology, Etiquette and Conventions!” - Information about the forums that would be good to know.
“Going On The Discuss Section of Scratch” by kieranblackley - Information about how to create a new topic, post on one, and edit your posts. This topic also gives a basic rundown of the tools available to a user for formatting their posts (such as quoting others, inserting images, etc.)
“Looking for Help in Discuss forms, If come here” by Vector Hero - New to the forums? Wondering how they work? Learn more here!
“Welcome to the Discussion Forums!” by nilbert - Wondering what each forum section is intended for? (Such as the difference between the Help with Scripts and Questions about Scratch forum.) Click here to find out!

Other Helpful Topics That You Might Want To Check Out

“Achieving more followers (for New Scratchers)” by Hamish752 - Want some followers? Here are some tips on how to get users to follow you!
“How ★ and ♥ work–Or, how to give appropriate feedback!” by BoltBait - How do the Love and Favorite buttons work? What do they mean? How does one give appropriate feedback on a project? If that's what your asking, then click here!
“Popularity - what is it, and is it important to become popular?” by coder11000 - General information about popularity on Scratch (definition and about whether or not it matters).
“Profiles: A Guide” by pastelistic - Learn about how your profile works!
“Remixing FAQ” by Chibi-Matoran - General information about remixing projects.
“Scratch Guide.” by Evil_Leapord - A FAQ topic containing various information about Scratch that one should know.
“Scratch: The Guide °Updated° Everything you need to know!” by makethebrainhappy - General information about the forums, Scratch Helpers, profile pictures, etc.
“Welcome to Scratch| All About Ranks |” by blueparrot18 - Covers the different types of status a Scratch user can have.

By the way, if you have any suggestions for other topics that you think might be helpful to other scratchers (that's not on this list), please use the report button to tell a moderator.

So there you go! Its totally awesome that you decided to join Scratch - and I hope you have a GREAT time here! Scratch On!

Paddle2See

Looks great! Perhaps the forum-related topics should have their own section? Actually, it's probably best to wait on that until we have a few more of them - a section for only a couple of topics would look kind of lonely

makethebrainhappy

Paddle2See wrote:

Looks great! Perhaps the forum-related topics should have their own section? Actually, it's probably best to wait on that until we have a few more of them - a section for only a couple of topics would look kind of lonely

We need guides? Really!

Paddle2See

Perhaps add this nice, succinct guide https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/269454 ?

joshuaho

Paddle2See wrote:

Perhaps add this nice, succinct guide https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/269454 ?
Done.

nilbert

Congrats on the sticky! This is pretty helpful for new scratchers, I imagine.

LionHeart70

joshuaho wrote:

Paddle2See wrote:

Perhaps add this nice, succinct guide https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/269454 ?
Done.
Thanks for adding my topic!

-Pristine-

How do you add your banner/signature at the bottom like most people do?

joshuaho

-Pristine- wrote:

How do you add your banner/signature at the bottom like most people do?
Go to the main discussion page, scroll to the bottom, and you should see a link that says “Change your signature”.

However, I think you've figured it out since you already have a forum signature.

ThE_PiXeL_MasTeR

Hi I am quite new to scratch and would really appreciate it if you helped me on this link :https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/287817/?page=1#post-2945876

Plz respond asap as I need this project due I soon!

ThE_PiXeL_MasTeR

hi, i have a picture saved in my documents and want to put it as my signature but when i click picture it comes up with a tab saying “script prompt:” and then “url”chow do i add picture???

joshuaho

@ThE_PiXeL_MasTeR: Welcome to Scratch! I would suggest that you ask your question(s) relating to scripting in the Help with Scripts forum or the Questions about Scratch forum if its a question relating to the Scratch Website. That allows more users to see them compared to when they're being posted on a separate topic.

-ChurroGirl-

Thank You For The Helpful Guide Line!

petme

hello random humans!
nice

bennyiscool

Welcome new Scratchers!
Click Here to go to my profile!:bennyiscool

gacsnewton

hello new scratchers if u need any help come to my profile ask anything in the comments section and if u like my advice u can follow me! thanks-gacsnewton

-_Illusion-_

To any new Scratchers… Just ask around there are so many helpful people.

InflatingGobos

Are New Scratchers allowed to post external links in the “notes and credits” page?

Wahsp

InflatingGobos wrote:

Are New Scratchers allowed to post external links in the “notes and credits” page?
Yep
Welcome!

joshuaho

InflatingGobos wrote:

Are New Scratchers allowed to post external links in the “notes and credits” page?
Welcome to the Scratch forums! It depends on where the link takes the users to. If the website is designed for adults (like some pages on YouTube), then no. But if its appropriate for all ages, then yes.