Discuss Scratch

Chibi-Matoran
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Forum Guidelines


Welcome to Discuss Scratch! Here, you may talk about a variety of subjects with other Scratchers, whether it be about programming in other languages, a favorite video game or a suggestion to improve Scratch. However, before you get started, you need to know about some basic guidelines:

  • Keep posts relevant.
    Your posts should relate to the subject dictated by the topic. Especially, please don't post Scratchblocks or emoticons on topics. Offtopic posts are considered spam and may be deleted.

  • Keep topics relevant.
    Topics need to relate to the forum category they are in. If your topic doesn't seem to fit in any category, chances are that it doesn't belong in Discuss Scratch. Topics for generic chatting are not allowed, but you can always make a topic about a specific subject (e.g., cats), provided that one doesn't already exist.

  • Read the stickies.
    The stickies are special topics that are permanently at the top of a list of topics, and have a thumbtack icon next to their title. They usually contain forum rules and should not be disregarded. Before posting in a forum, you must read its stickies.

  • Don't necropost.
    Please do not post on topics which have not been replied to for a long time. Because exceptions to this rule exist, you should read this guide.

  • Don't make duplicates.
    Please check if a similar topic exists before creating your own. Some exceptions exist: For example, you should not post on another Questions About Scratch topic to ask a similar question, because it directs attention away from the topic creator.

  • Contribute to the topic.
    Even if your post relates to the topic, it may not be allowed. Please refrain from posting short, thoughtless posts; instead, take your time to write up a well-thought-out post which adds to the discussion. Even if a short post is technically allowed, it is still discouraged.

Remember that these guidelines are in addition to the Community Guidelines, which apply throughout Scratch.

If you need help, many experienced Scratchers who frequent the forums are willing to help! If you have read the stickies and are still unsure about something, just ask! Now that you know the basic guidelines, you're ready to start posting!

Last edited by Chibi-Matoran (Nov. 16, 2015 20:58:07)


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ChocolatePi
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Didn't you already make something like this? Plus, you have 3 big tags.
joshuaho
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I agree- you already have a topic similar to this. However, since the other topic is more of a forum dictionary rather than forum rules, its more of a semi duplicate. Maybe you could edit out the basic forum rules section in the other topic so that they become different ones?

If you choose to move the basic forum rules to this topic, then I would suggest adding another section: Contribute to the thread. When posting, its important to not make it relevant to the topic, but to add value in it. That means that users should add their own ideas and post helpful replies. That's a really important factor to having a effective discussion.

Other than that, thanks for making this! You did a good job in summarizing the forum guidelines while keeping it short and clear. If you do decide to use this topic, then hopefully it can be stickied.

Last edited by joshuaho (Nov. 16, 2015 01:15:30)


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Chibi-Matoran
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ChocolatePi wrote:

Didn't you already make something like this? Plus, you have 3 big tags.

joshuaho wrote:

I agree- you already have a topic similar to this. However, since the other topic is more of a forum dictionary rather than forum rules, its more of a semi duplicate. Maybe you could edit out the basic forum rules section in the other topic so that they become different ones?

If you choose to move the basic forum rules to this topic, then I would suggest adding another section: Contribute to the thread. When posting, its important to not make it relevant to the topic, but to add value in it. That means that users should add their own ideas and post helpful replies. That's a really important factor to having a effective discussion.

Other than that, thanks for making this! You did a good job in summarizing the forum guidelines while keeping it short and clear. If you do decide to use this topic, then hopefully it can be stickied.
Yes, I made this topic because of that, but I wanted this topic to be focused on rules. I'll remove the rules from the other one, and Joshuaho, I'll add your idea.

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IronBit_Studios
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*Forum

Chibi-Matoran
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IronBit_Studios wrote:

*Forum
Oops.

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Paddle2See
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I like that this guide is simple and well worded - but I feel that it comes across as a bit authoritarian. Is there a way to lighten it up a bit? Perhaps with a title change (“Forum Dos and Don'ts” maybe?) and some reassurance that more experienced Scratchers will help the newcomer to Discuss learn the ropes? It also might be helpful to remind the reader that the Community Guidelines still apply in the Discuss area.

Thanks for taking the time to put this together


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DrKat123
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This is a great guide! But as Paddle2See says:

Paddle2See wrote:

I like that this guide is simple and well worded - but I feel that it comes across as a bit authoritarian. Is there a way to lighten it up a bit? Perhaps with a title change (“Forum Dos and Don'ts” maybe?) and some reassurance that more experienced Scratchers will help the newcomer to Discuss learn the ropes? It also might be helpful to remind the reader that the Community Guidelines still apply in the Discuss area.

Thanks for taking the time to put this together

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Chibi-Matoran
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Paddle2See wrote:

I like that this guide is simple and well worded - but I feel that it comes across as a bit authoritarian. Is there a way to lighten it up a bit? Perhaps with a title change (“Forum Dos and Don'ts” maybe?) and some reassurance that more experienced Scratchers will help the newcomer to Discuss learn the ropes? It also might be helpful to remind the reader that the Community Guidelines still apply in the Discuss area.

Thanks for taking the time to put this together

Thanks for the advice. I changed “rules” to “guidelines” in the title and throughout the post because the latter word implies a general suggestion rather than a strict regulation. I also took your suggestions and stated that experienced Scratchers will help newcomers, and that the Community Guidelines still apply.

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Paddle2See
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Thanks! I think it makes the most sense to put this over in New Scratchers and sticky it there as likely to get the most benefit from it.

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Chibi-Matoran
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Paddle2See wrote:

Thanks! I think it makes the most sense to put this over in New Scratchers and sticky it there as likely to get the most benefit from it.
Wow, my post is stickied! Thank you!

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Evil_Leopard
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nice! but scratch team member paddle2see says:

DrKat123 wrote:

This is a great guide! But as Paddle2See says:

Paddle2See wrote:

I like that this guide is simple and well worded - but I feel that it comes across as a bit authoritarian. Is there a way to lighten it up a bit? Perhaps with a title change (“Forum Dos and Don'ts” maybe?) and some reassurance that more experienced Scratchers will help the newcomer to Discuss learn the ropes? It also might be helpful to remind the reader that the Community Guidelines still apply in the Discuss area.

Thanks for taking the time to put this together

but it' okay now.

Last edited by Paddle2See (Nov. 26, 2015 23:20:47)


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Chibi-Matoran
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Evil_Leopard wrote:

nice! but scratch team member paddle2see says:

DrKat123 wrote:

This is a great guide! But as Paddle2See says:

Paddle2See wrote:

I like that this guide is simple and well worded - but I feel that it comes across as a bit authoritarian. Is there a way to lighten it up a bit? Perhaps with a title change (“Forum Dos and Don'ts” maybe?) and some reassurance that more experienced Scratchers will help the newcomer to Discuss learn the ropes? It also might be helpful to remind the reader that the Community Guidelines still apply in the Discuss area.

Thanks for taking the time to put this together

but it' okay now.
I know, that's why I edited my topic.

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18kwokj
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Good work

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Chibi-Matoran
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18kwokj wrote:

Good work
Thank you!

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23alisag
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how do you make a forum?
Chibi-Matoran
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23alisag wrote:

how do you make a forum?
You have to navigate to a category, then click the blue “New Topic” button in the upper-right corner.

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rushiv
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Great you deserve a ☺ and a chocolate

Last edited by kaj (Today 18:04:22)

gengar16
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rushiv wrote:

Great you deserve a ☺ and a chocolate
Last edited by kaj :O Srry for this extra post.

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