Anyway, you may find this annoying, because it has a few restrictions. Before making a topic asking how to get rid of it, please read this brief post about it. Check out the wiki article for more information.
Why it's here
The short answer is to prevent spam.
The longer answer is that this arose out of an actual situation that occurred. A while ago, a bunch of trolls created disposable accounts that posted inappropriate images all over the Scratch forums. In order to prevent that from happening again, the Scratch Team decided to create the “New Scratcher” status, so that in order to have the privileges that could lend themselves to trolling or spamming, users would actually have to show that they use the site for real and wait around a little bit. Unless a troll were extremely dedicated (which is exceedingly rare), he or she would get bored and move on before being able to cause any significant damage.
In addition to this, specifically for studios and cloud data, because of the potential for abuse of those features, the Scratch Team wants to make sure everyone using them has good intentions and is aware of how to use them properly.
- Can't use cloud data
- Have to wait longer between posts
- Can't edit forum posts after leaving the page
- Can't post links to any non-Scratch site on the forums
- Have to wait 30 seconds between comments
- Can't post images on the forums
- Have a somewhat stricter censor applied their comments, which can result in being muted more easily
- Cannot create studios
How to get rid of it
I knew the criteria on the old website, and it involved the amount of time you were registered, the number of projects you had, the number of comments you had, and the last time you visited the forums. In order to prevent this information from being abused, I am not going to list the exact numbers for each. On this website, the criteria are very similar, but may have a few changes.
Just be active, create some projects, post constructive comments on peoples' projects, and generally be helpful around the site, and you will eventually find a link on your profile that says “Become a Scratcher”. Click it, and you will be promoted.
Any questions? Just reply to this thread!
Please notify me on my profile of any incorrect/outdated information!