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lwilsontlu
Scratcher
7 posts

? about Search on Scratch site

I'm an educator who will be teaching Scratch for the first time beginning this fall, so I'm trying to test the steps that my students will be taking as they get started. I have created a studio that contains a shared project that will be a class example. I assumed that students could get to that studio/project by searching using my username or the studio name (or even parts of these names), but the search box brings up neither – it's as if I don't exist. (Note that I'm trying this from a different Scratch account, just as the students would be doing.) How can I direct students to the project if “search” can't find me?
DotDash
Scratcher
1000+ posts

? about Search on Scratch site

lwilsontlu wrote:

I'm an educator who will be teaching Scratch for the first time beginning this fall, so I'm trying to test the steps that my students will be taking as they get started. I have created a studio that contains a shared project that will be a class example. I assumed that students could get to that studio/project by searching using my username or the studio name (or even parts of these names), but the search box brings up neither – it's as if I don't exist. (Note that I'm trying this from a different Scratch account, just as the students would be doing.) How can I direct students to the project if “search” can't find me?
Did you make sure when you searched for your studio that you hit the “studios” button on the left and for the username you hit the “users” button?

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lwilsontlu
Scratcher
7 posts

? about Search on Scratch site

DotDash wrote:

Did you make sure when you searched for your studio that you hit the “studios” button on the left and for the username you hit the “users” button?

Yes.
ErnieParke
Scratcher
1000+ posts

? about Search on Scratch site

lwilsontlu wrote:

DotDash wrote:

Did you make sure when you searched for your studio that you hit the “studios” button on the left and for the username you hit the “users” button?

Yes.
Odd in deed… I tried this myself, and I didn't even get any results by simply typing lwi. Hm….

Well this is definitely a bug, or at least I think it is. If for some reason this isn't fixed by the start of school, you could give every student a link to your profile and let them follow you (so that they can find you easily).

In the meanwhile, I think it might speed up the process if you filed a bug report in Bugs&Glitches reporting how you (and I) can't seem to search yourself up through the Search Bar.

With regards,

ErnieParke

Last edited by ErnieParke (July 26, 2013 00:20:57)


lwilsontlu
Scratcher
7 posts

? about Search on Scratch site

Thanks for the suggestions, ErnieParke. I just posted it on “Bugs and Glitches” and will follow your suggestion about the profile, if necessary.
sonicfan12p
Scratcher
1000+ posts

? about Search on Scratch site

I've encountered this before, it only seems to happen when I try to search for newer users… The only solution I found is to just follow a link, or type scratch.mit.edu/users/username goes here.

Comeback time? Maybe?

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