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wolvesstar97
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32 posts

[Suggestion] Categories

TAGS MUST GO!
We need a way to cut down spam!
THERE IS A SOLUTION: Narwhals! Categories!


So, what categories would be, it would be a seperate tab.
The categories would be like deviantart.

For example, the categories would be:

Art
-Traditional
-Music
-Dump
-Digital
-Music
-Dump
Animation
-WIP
-Humor
-“Say”
-Voiced
-Points
-Say
-Voiced
-Trailers
-Games
-Animations



Etc. Etc. Etc.



SO!
Categories
SHALL
SAVE
SCRATCH!

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BoltBait
Scratcher
1000+ posts

[Suggestion] Categories

Disagree.

I always hate submitting my art to dA because I find the categories too limiting. I can never seem to find the right one.

I prefer the idea to have tags, author generated, maybe spellchecked by the system.

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mewkid
Scratcher
5 posts

[Suggestion] Categories

yeah narwhales categories will really help. x)
But seriously, I agree with BoltBait. I like tags the way that they presently are. Sorry.

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stevetheipad
Scratcher
500+ posts

[Suggestion] Categories

Categories seem to destroy one of Scratch's biggest beliefs: it gives the sense that scratch is only made for those things, rather than opening it up for anyone to create anything using their imagination. I know anyone could just not categorize their project which doesn't fit any of those categories, but in my view the entire website and program should support the big ideas and beliefs.

Additionally, it would seem to make projects more generic, rather than being each Scratcher's very own creation. A controlled tags section with flag buttons, a limit to 15 and a note above them in small print asking for clean, simple and not spam tags would be good.

Last edited by stevetheipad (Oct. 13, 2012 11:34:24)



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Tutisis2016
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14 posts

[Suggestion] Categories

First of All, What does Category Mean
powercon5
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1000+ posts

[Suggestion] Categories

Tutisis2016 wrote:

First of All, What does Category Mean
This topic was many years ago, it was in 2012. I don't think it is relevant anymore, even if it was it would be best to create a new topic. Please check the date on a topic before posting.



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stickfiregames
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1000+ posts

[Suggestion] Categories

Since this has been bumped, I'll explain what happened here.

In Scratch 1.4, projects could have unlimited tags. This led to a problem with spam tags like the infamous “waffles”, which the ST fixed in 2.0 by limiting projects to 3 tags*.

However I've always suspected that the problem wasn't the lack of a tag limit, but the fact that anyone could tag any project and tags could be upvoted. That means that every remotely popular project had tag spam even if the creator wasn't a spammer, and also some people posted tags just to try and get them upvoted. There were also a few projects that existed just to get people to tag them as much as possible.

I think a better fix would have just been to only allow the creator to tag projects. A tag limit might not even be necessary after that, but even so it shouldn't have been as low as 3. 10 tags seems about right, here's a topic for increasing the limit.

* Projects from 1.4 actually still have all their tags, but you can only see the first 3 of them.










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medians
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[Suggestion] Categories

Well, I'd prefer that they bring back the limitations that tags had instead of limiting users, so semi-support.

CT-OfficialScratcher wrote:

categories? I think that may be helpful
okay maybe don't bring up so many old topics dude

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PaperMarioFan2022
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Bump because of a dupe.

Last edited by PaperMarioFan2022 (Aug. 16, 2023 12:13:05)


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medians
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[Suggestion] Categories

They prob should only allow you to pick 1-2 explore ones, and then allow you to pick custom ones (though with a total limit, I believe someone suggested something similar before).

Last edited by medians (Aug. 16, 2023 12:20:51)


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ToastRoastBoast
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[Suggestion] Categories

yippie! we get to remove clutter with projects that belong in this category. a scratch team member will review it if it gets enough feedback

Last edited by ToastRoastBoast (Aug. 16, 2023 12:22:02)


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BendyOl183
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500+ posts

[Suggestion] Categories

this would definitely be a bit more helpful then tags since it wouldn't let you spam things like

Example scratcher's game description wrote:

#why #don't #you #favourite #and #love #this #project?

as I presume this feature would replace tags, there is an obvious downside of people adding their project to unrelated categories, so I semi-support this feature to be added.

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medians
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1000+ posts

[Suggestion] Categories

BendyOl183 wrote:

this would definitely be a bit more helpful then tags since it wouldn't let you spam things like

Example scratcher's game description wrote:

#why #don't #you #favourite #and #love #this #project?

as I presume this feature would replace tags, there is an obvious downside of people adding their project to unrelated categories, so I semi-support this feature to be added.
You can already do that with tags though, and it's not allowed anyway.
You probably should only be able to select a certain amount of categories.

stickfiregames wrote:

However I've always suspected that the problem wasn't the lack of a tag limit, but the fact that anyone could tag any project and tags could be upvoted. That means that every remotely popular project had tag spam even if the creator wasn't a spammer, and also some people posted tags just to try and get them upvoted. There were also a few projects that existed just to get people to tag them as much as possible.
Welp, maybe it was all of these considering what's happening now.

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Bamboozlement: https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/33739789
Years on internet: 15 (soon 16)
medians: Oh god not this utc - 12 thing again..
Fun_Cupcake_i81: What, were you expecting not to see the utc - 12 thing again? THE UTC - 12 THIGN ALWAYS RETURNS. ALWAYS.
medians: I knew it would happen. I was the one who started it last year.
Fun_Cupcake_i81: Well then if you didn't want it back maybe you need to time travel to last year and fix that

Oh wait if you could time travel I think we all know exactly when you would go-
user1: That picture is from 2.0. Now he’s at my house and is my pet.
user2: But this is medians we're talking about, so “from 2.0” can mean the same thing as “from five seconds ago”.

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i_eat_coffee
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PaperMarioFan2022 wrote:

Bump because of a dupe.
It's not a dupe, so you just bumped an old suggestion without bringing anything to the discussion.
PaperMarioFan2022
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i_eat_coffee wrote:

PaperMarioFan2022 wrote:

Bump because of a dupe.
It's not a dupe, so you just bumped an old suggestion without bringing anything to the discussion.
This topic is talking about the exact same thing. Cite your sources next time.

Also worth noting that you forgot to bump this topic before you posted this, and while doing that, you added nothing to the discussion, therefore, you just necroposted.

Last edited by PaperMarioFan2022 (Aug. 19, 2023 15:53:26)


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i_eat_coffee
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PaperMarioFan2022 wrote:

i_eat_coffee wrote:

PaperMarioFan2022 wrote:

Bump because of a dupe.
It's not a dupe, so you just bumped an old suggestion without bringing anything to the discussion.
This topic is talking about the exact same thing. Cite your sources next time.

Also worth noting that you forgot to bump this topic before you posted this, and while doing that, you added nothing to the discussion, therefore, you just necroposted.
1. No, they are very clearly different suggestions, they’re just a bit similar.
2. It’s a response to a post, specifically yours; it’s not just a random statement.
PaperMarioFan2022
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i_eat_coffee wrote:

PaperMarioFan2022 wrote:

i_eat_coffee wrote:

PaperMarioFan2022 wrote:

Bump because of a dupe.
It's not a dupe, so you just bumped an old suggestion without bringing anything to the discussion.
This topic is talking about the exact same thing. Cite your sources next time.

Also worth noting that you forgot to bump this topic before you posted this, and while doing that, you added nothing to the discussion, therefore, you just necroposted.
1. No, they are very clearly different suggestions, they’re just a bit similar.
2. It’s a response to a post, specifically yours; it’s not just a random statement.
1. That’s clearly an understatement as both topics are suggesting the same thing, only worded differently.
2. You’re right about responding to a post, but bumping would’ve been more necessary in this case.

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medians
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PaperMarioFan2022 wrote:

i_eat_coffee wrote:

PaperMarioFan2022 wrote:

i_eat_coffee wrote:

PaperMarioFan2022 wrote:

Bump because of a dupe.
It's not a dupe, so you just bumped an old suggestion without bringing anything to the discussion.
This topic is talking about the exact same thing. Cite your sources next time.

Also worth noting that you forgot to bump this topic before you posted this, and while doing that, you added nothing to the discussion, therefore, you just necroposted.
1. No, they are very clearly different suggestions, they’re just a bit similar.
2. It’s a response to a post, specifically yours; it’s not just a random statement.
1. That’s clearly an understatement as both topics are suggesting the same thing, only worded differently.
2. You’re right about responding to a post, but bumping would’ve been more necessary in this case.
LOLL
Also wasn’t there also an “Improving the Explore Page” topic

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Bamboozlement: https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/33739789
Years on internet: 15 (soon 16)
medians: Oh god not this utc - 12 thing again..
Fun_Cupcake_i81: What, were you expecting not to see the utc - 12 thing again? THE UTC - 12 THIGN ALWAYS RETURNS. ALWAYS.
medians: I knew it would happen. I was the one who started it last year.
Fun_Cupcake_i81: Well then if you didn't want it back maybe you need to time travel to last year and fix that

Oh wait if you could time travel I think we all know exactly when you would go-
user1: That picture is from 2.0. Now he’s at my house and is my pet.
user2: But this is medians we're talking about, so “from 2.0” can mean the same thing as “from five seconds ago”.

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PaperMarioFan2022
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Since I am seeing two of the same topics in suggestions, wouldn’t a merge be necessary here?

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