swiftrush

Welcome to the Scratch Suggestions forum! This is a great way to propose ideas for Scratch, but there are some things you need to consider. This is a handy little guide for you! Please do not make suggestions here; you'll get more attention if you make your own topic.

Edit: It has been requested that I merge the information in this sticky with the one here. I have done that, but that sticky still has some very useful information that you might want to look at.

Before making a suggestion
1. Check
Is your suggestion rejected? https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/343602/
Is your suggestion a duplicate? Here is some help: https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/285904/
Make sure what you're suggesting doesn't already exist. If you're unsure, you can ask in the "Questions About Scratch" forum.

2. Think
Is it a useful suggestion? Will it benefit the Scratch Community? If the cons of the suggestion outweigh the pros then it's probably not a good idea.

Making a suggestion
1. Title
Title your suggestion clearly. Here are some example titles for someone who wants to suggest Redesigns for Scratch:

Person wrote:

new suggestion, scratch team plz look
This is not a good title, because it is not clear about what your suggestion is. It is also kind of begging the Scratch Team to use your suggestion, which could make you come across as greedy.

Person wrote:

My Suggestion
This is better, because it's not “begging” the Scratch Team to use your suggestion, but it's still not clear on your suggestion.

Person wrote:

Redesigns for Scratch
This is a great title, because it is very clear on your suggestion.
2. Write
Write your suggestion, as clear as you can.
Think about the pros and cons of the suggestion - and you can list these in your post! It's great to be able to be critical of yourself.
Lists of suggestions are not allowed. To keep the focus on one suggestion, please only put one suggestion per topic. You can read more about that here.
3. Editing and formatting
Is your suggestion clear and concise?
Does it follow the Community Guidelines?
if you are creating a lengthy suggestion, then I would recommend formatting your post with indents, line skips, and other stuff to make it easier to read.

After making a suggestion
1. Listen
People will give you feedback on your suggestion, and tell you their opinion on whether it is useful, and a good thing to be added to Scratch.
2. Add
If someone suggests something to add to your suggestion, or something to make it better, consider it.
Is it something you like? Is it something that still fits in with your original suggestion?
If it is, then add it to your suggestion.
If you do not like their suggestion or agree with them, don't start an argument. It's okay to disagree! Have a respectful discussion about the suggestion. Discussion is great.

Giving feedback on other suggestions
1. Support (optional)
Indicate your support level for the suggestion. Do you support it? Do you semi support it? Do you not support it?
Make sure to clearly indicate how much you like the suggestion as well as explain why you like or dislike the suggestion.

Other general information
When on the Forums at all times, be respectful and follow the Community Guidelines. Take other's feedback and opinions, and be mindful that not everyone thinks the same thing.

There's your guide to the Suggestions forum!

XxShazammxX

Confirmation - please unstick my sticky and stick this one

PizzaAddict4Life

Please don't make a duplicate of a sticky.

Reporting to be either removed or closed

Edit: Ninja'ed

Wait, unsticky the first one?

XxShazammxX

PizzaAddict4Life wrote:

Please don't make a duplicate of a sticky.

Reporting to be either removed or closed

Edit: Ninja'ed

Wait, unsticky the first one?
Sorry I should've made it clearer - @swiftrush is my new account lol and I want to transfer the sticky over there.

swiftrush

Oop - I was gonna edit it and put the first part in bold but I can't lol since I'm still a new scratcher

PizzaAddict4Life

XxShazammxX wrote:

PizzaAddict4Life wrote:

Please don't make a duplicate of a sticky.

Reporting to be either removed or closed

Edit: Ninja'ed

Wait, unsticky the first one?
Sorry I should've made it clearer - @swiftrush is my new account lol and I want to transfer the sticky over there.

Oh! That makes sense!

I didn't read…

IDK if they will but OK

60 second rule, let me post this please

pavcato

Reported to be stickied.

PizzaAddict4Life

pavcato wrote:

Reported to be stickied.

Same!

Super_Scratch_Bros20

Because this topic was stickied, I would suggest removing the first sentence that is in parentheses.

swiftrush

Super_Scratch_Bros20 wrote:

Because this topic was stickied, I would suggest removing the first sentence that is in parentheses.
I actually cant edit it oop… I'm still a new scratcher lol

pavcato

swiftrush wrote:

Super_Scratch_Bros20 wrote:

Because this topic was stickied, I would suggest removing the first sentence that is in parentheses.
I actually cant edit it oop… I'm still a new scratcher lol
You can report it to let the scratch team change it for you.

Za-Chary

pavcato wrote:

swiftrush wrote:

Super_Scratch_Bros20 wrote:

Because this topic was stickied, I would suggest removing the first sentence that is in parentheses.
I actually cant edit it oop… I'm still a new scratcher lol
You can report it to let the scratch team change it for you.
Well, I wouldn't suggest doing that all the time… it's not a very “scalable” task for us to do.

swiftrush

Za-Chary wrote:

pavcato wrote:

swiftrush wrote:

Super_Scratch_Bros20 wrote:

Because this topic was stickied, I would suggest removing the first sentence that is in parentheses.
I actually cant edit it oop… I'm still a new scratcher lol
You can report it to let the scratch team change it for you.
Well, I wouldn't suggest doing that all the time… it's not a very “scalable” task for us to do.
It's all good - I can just wait until I become a Scratcher and then I'll edit it

Super_Scratch_Bros20

Za-Chary wrote:

Well, I wouldn't suggest doing that all the time… it's not a very “scalable” task for us to do.

How come it doesn't say

Last edited by Za-Chary (Today 17:??:??)

at the bottom of the post? That's kind of confusing.

PizzaAddict4Life

Super_Scratch_Bros20 wrote:

Za-Chary wrote:

Well, I wouldn't suggest doing that all the time… it's not a very “scalable” task for us to do.

How come it doesn't say

Last edited by Za-Chary (Today 17:??:??)

at the bottom of the post? That's kind of confusing.

Because staff are all mighty and can choose to not to!

. . .

Maybe!

allwoodaj

PizzaAddict4Life wrote:

Super_Scratch_Bros20 wrote:

Za-Chary wrote:

Well, I wouldn't suggest doing that all the time… it's not a very “scalable” task for us to do.

How come it doesn't say

Last edited by Za-Chary (Today 17:??:??)

at the bottom of the post? That's kind of confusing.

Because staff are all mighty and can choose to not to!

. . .

Maybe!

But isn't it automatic?

PizzaAddict4Life

But they are staff! They can delete it!

. . .

Maybe!

Nambaseking01

Hi, could you guys please refrain from posting more off-topic posts? Thanks.

Super_Scratch_Bros20

At least the original topic was unstickied, and I can finally say “Hey, a new sticky!”



Technically.



Anyway,

2. Think
Is it a useful suggestion? Will it benefit the Scratch Community?

Some suggestions are “useful” but not implemented. For example, username changes are “useful” and “benefits the Scratch Community”, but can be abused. You may want to include something in the “Think” section about the pros outweighing the cons.

swiftrush

Super_Scratch_Bros20 wrote:

At least the original topic was unstickied, and I can finally say “Hey, a new sticky!”



Technically.



Anyway,

2. Think
Is it a useful suggestion? Will it benefit the Scratch Community?

Some suggestions are “useful” but not implemented. For example, username changes are “useful” and “benefits the Scratch Community”, but can be abused. You may want to include something in the “Think” section about the pros outweighing the cons.
I will do that as soon as I can! I can't edit it at the moment because I'm a New Scratcher lol but I will when I become a Scratcher