AonymousGuy

Blaze349 wrote:

Scrathygirl wrote:

Chainmanner wrote:

What'll renaming it to “subscribers” do? And I don't see much of a problem here yet.

Exactly…
One word: Y o u t u b e.
That's actually 7 letters.

But renaming it to subscribers will hopefully put less focus on getting said subscribers, especially if you don't know who they are or how many you have.

Blueinkproductions

cheeseeater wrote:

Barnabas09 wrote:

cheeseeater wrote:

-snip-
Sorry, but I don't approve about this.
It would be a whole lot more helpful if you said why.
Please, -snip- out long posts, people

NoxSpooth

Bumping this topic because it still relevant.

I'm not sure if this has been suggested before, but I think we should probably hide the number of followers from anyone but the owner of the account.

J-man2

I have to agree that scratch is treated like a social network a lot it really sucks, because that's not what scratch is, I think they should make scratch simpler in terms of commenting, following, stuff like that. But yeah, it really sucks how people care more about the social part of scratch than the coding, or even the projects. Also, I think there should be a easier way to get your project well-known, I feel like an under dog with my projects, in my opinion there about as good, (or even better) than some projects that are featured, but of course, that's my opinion. So yeah, scratch needs to become less like twitter, and more like a coding language, heck, soon there's going to be hashtags.

mathfreak231

cheeseeater wrote:

mathfreak231 wrote:

Blaze349 wrote:

Scrathygirl wrote:

Chainmanner wrote:

What'll renaming it to “subscribers” do? And I don't see much of a problem here yet.

Exactly…
One word: Y o u t u b e.
it's not like people never beg for “subscribers” either
But if it was changed to subs it would be like friends on 1.4. No stats or anything on how many you have. And you don't see people going around begging for friends do you?
you'd be surprised at just how many people are obsessed with getting lots of strangers for friends, like on Club Penguin

Firedrake969

mathfreak231 wrote:

cheeseeater wrote:

mathfreak231 wrote:

Blaze349 wrote:

Scrathygirl wrote:

Chainmanner wrote:

What'll renaming it to “subscribers” do? And I don't see much of a problem here yet.

Exactly…
One word: Y o u t u b e.
it's not like people never beg for “subscribers” either
But if it was changed to subs it would be like friends on 1.4. No stats or anything on how many you have. And you don't see people going around begging for friends do you?
you'd be surprised at just how many people are obsessed with getting lots of strangers for friends, like on Club Penguin
(I was guilty of this…. it took forever for me to clear them out, lol)

cheeseeater

Bumped

OmnipotentPotato

Personally, I see no reason in showing your follower count. All following does is let people see when you do something. Why should it be shown at all if showing it creates an atmosphere of jealousy?

VoltageGames

I always thought followers and following should be changed to fans and fan of, respectively.

cheeseeater

VoltageGames wrote:

I always thought followers and following should be changed to fans and fan of, respectively.
I'm not sure… ‘Fans’ would make people think they were famous, and it could make the competition between scratchers worse.

Echostrike

Well…

I agree completely that f4f needs to be taken care of. However, I don't think getting rid of follow numbers is the right way to go about it.

See, followers may cause jealousy, however, it also causes motivation. People often follow for good projects, correct? So if you want followers, you need to make projects, and good ones, sharing all your ideas. “Imagine, Program, Share”. We can introduce more ideas to our community if we add motivation in follows.

As for people leaving because of this, well, it's like recolors: Leave if you don't like it. If you really must go, you really must go. I'd advise against that, of course - I hate to see any Scratcher leave - but it is their choice.

I admit I use followers as a meter for “popularity”, and getting followers is part of my ambition. But, I believe my hope to get more followers is what taught me how to animate. I want(ed) followers, so I taught myself how to get them, and I've found out that I love what I do.

Keep Scratchin'!

OmnipotentPotato

Echostrike wrote:

Well…

I agree completely that f4f needs to be taken care of. However, I don't think getting rid of follow numbers is the right way to go about it.

See, followers may cause jealousy, however, it also causes motivation. People often follow for good projects, correct? So if you want followers, you need to make projects, and good ones, sharing all your ideas. “Imagine, Program, Share”. We can introduce more ideas to our community if we add motivation in follows.

As for people leaving because of this, well, it's like recolors: Leave if you don't like it. If you really must go, you really must go. I'd advise against that, of course - I hate to see any Scratcher leave - but it is their choice.

I admit I use followers as a meter for “popularity”, and getting followers is part of my ambition. But, I believe my hope to get more followers is what taught me how to animate. I want(ed) followers, so I taught myself how to get them, and I've found out that I love what I do.

Keep Scratchin'!
^^

cheeseeater

Echostrike wrote:

Well…

I agree completely that f4f needs to be taken care of. However, I don't think getting rid of follow numbers is the right way to go about it.

See, followers may cause jealousy, however, it also causes motivation. People often follow for good projects, correct? So if you want followers, you need to make projects, and good ones, sharing all your ideas. “Imagine, Program, Share”. We can introduce more ideas to our community if we add motivation in follows.

As for people leaving because of this, well, it's like recolors: Leave if you don't like it. If you really must go, you really must go. I'd advise against that, of course - I hate to see any Scratcher leave - but it is their choice.

I admit I use followers as a meter for “popularity”, and getting followers is part of my ambition. But, I believe my hope to get more followers is what taught me how to animate. I want(ed) followers, so I taught myself how to get them, and I've found out that I love what I do.

Keep Scratchin'!
Hmm, very very good point! Followers can be motivational, thanks for bringing up that point!

bobrobot

RandomPerson1789 wrote:

I think we should just get rid of followers. It creates jealousy among scratchers.
I agree

Zro716

I think subscribing would be a better word. yes I know it's from YouTube, but using a word from social media websites is worse in my opinion.

Detriment

Zro716 wrote:

I think subscribing would be a better word. yes I know it's from YouTube, but using a word from social media websites is worse in my opinion.
You think youtube isn't a social media website? You think scratch isn't a social media website?

Zro716

Detriment wrote:

Zro716 wrote:

I think subscribing would be a better word. yes I know it's from YouTube, but using a word from social media websites is worse in my opinion.
You think youtube isn't a social media website? You think scratch isn't a social media website?
no, I'm aware it is. 99.9999% of the internet is.
and no, I'm not implying Scratch is a social media. the following aspect relates to social media, but does not make all of Scratch a social network.

cheeseeater

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