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-LadyNightLore-
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How To Build Up A Good Reputation (On Scratch)

How To Build Up A Good Reputation (On Scratch)

Over the past two months, I've been trying to build up a good scratch reputation, and a few people have asked how I've gotten to this point so quickly. Well, it all starts with patience.

Originally, I had one to five views on all my projects. That was mainly because nobody was interested in my projects… yet. That leads to my first step:

Advertisement

There are different ways to advertise other than spam, so don't go running off and pasting links to your profile on comment sections. That will most likely bring your reputation down. Instead, go to only users you know are interested in that type of project. For example, if your projects were mainly literature-based, ask users such as blackswift to review your projects rather than spamming multiple people. If your projects were mainly animations, possibly ask bubble103 to take a look. Take your best projects and suggest for them to be curated by an FPC! (Front Page Curator)

Try not to spam, though, and make sure that you add a “please!” (It's always best to stay polite and mind your manners.)

The Projects

Yes, we are getting into the ‘projects’ section. Projects are the building block of scratch - They provide you with a template for art, games, animation, etc. When creating projects, try the following:

-Create A Professional Thumbnail
Your projects are more likely to be noticed if they appear professional and neat. It's human nature to judge something by its looks, so, in a way, take advantage of that. Don't overly crowd projects, and try to learn to use vector art. Even if you cannot use vector or don't find yourself very good at graphic design, that's where other scratchers come into play! Simply ask those who offer to make logos and such.

-Put Effort Into The Project
The longer a project will take to be worked upon, the better quality it will probably turn out. You can't simply post a platformer that took only an hour and expect it to be amazing - You have to take time to work out the bugs and glitches and tiny things. Try to use vector, again, seen as it is for professional graphics. Make transitions and motion (if used) smoother, and pay attention to the tiny details. Test-run your own projects to see how others will view it. Don't spend too much time on the computer either! Ask for help if needed.

-Take Note Of Other People's Interests
This is probably the most important part of making projects. All projects should follow the scratch guidelines - Everything online must be for all ages. That includes no inappropriate language, visuals, etc. Create something that everyone can enjoy - Maybe create a story that people can relate to or a simple game that even an eight year old can play. Try to not only focus on a certain group of people but the whole of the scratch community.

The Community

Scratch is a place for everyone. Therefore, you can't just ignore the community itself. Other users are not computers - They are real, genuine people from around the world. Take part in the community not just by sharing projects - Be friendly. Keep yourself from participating in arguments on scratch and report any content that violates the guidelines. Review other people's work and help them to improve, but don't be harsh either. Maybe even help out with coding, and ask for help yourself to improve your own projects. Talk to other scratchers, participate in collaborations, enter contests and so on. Reputation is not all about fame - It's also about simply being a good friend.

The Scratch Team And Guidelines

Don't get yourself into trouble with the ST and the guidelines! Make sure that everything you do on scratch follows the rules - Something that you agreed to on the day you joined the scratch community.

Scratch Community Guidelines:
We need everyone’s help to keep Scratch a friendly and creative community where people with different backgrounds and interests feel welcome.

Be respectful. When sharing projects or posting comments, remember that people of many different ages and backgrounds will see what you’ve shared.

Be constructive. When commenting on others' projects, say something you like about it and offer suggestions.

Share. You are free to remix projects, ideas, images, or anything else you find on Scratch – and anyone can use anything that you share. Be sure to give credit when you remix.

Keep personal info private. For safety reasons, don't use real names or post contact info like phone numbers or addresses.

Be honest. Don’t try to impersonate other Scratchers, spread rumors, or otherwise try to trick the community.

Help keep the site friendly. If you think a project or comment is mean, insulting, too violent, or otherwise inappropriate, click “Report” to let us know about it.

Scratch welcomes people of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Be Yourself And SCRATCH ON!!!

Have fun on scratch! Don't force yourself to do what others want you to do for recognition in the community. What's the point in recognition if you can't enjoy what you are doing? Scratch on because it's what you love!

Last edited by -LadyNightLore- (Nov. 24, 2015 16:52:37)


“Don't let the nightmares bite.” ~Signed Lady Night Lore, Author, Composer and Artist
bubble103
Scratcher
500+ posts

How To Build Up A Good Reputation (On Scratch)

That's a brilliant and thorough guide! Awesome!! And it's written in such a friendly, easy-going way.

-LadyNightLore- wrote:

Reputation is not all about fame - It's also about simply being a good friend.
Oh, I love this!! ^u^
I think this will be a wonderful thing for new scratchers to learn from.

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"Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another's world." - Bill Bullard

"People are human beings, produced by the society in which they live. You encourage people by seeing good in them." - Nelson Mandela
-LadyNightLore-
Scratcher
100+ posts

How To Build Up A Good Reputation (On Scratch)

bubble103 wrote:

That's a brilliant and thorough guide! Awesome!! And it's written in such a friendly, easy-going way.

-LadyNightLore- wrote:

Reputation is not all about fame - It's also about simply being a good friend.
Oh, I love this!! ^u^
I think this will be a wonderful thing for new scratchers to learn from.
Thanks bubble! ^-^

“Don't let the nightmares bite.” ~Signed Lady Night Lore, Author, Composer and Artist
Hamish752
Scratcher
1000+ posts

How To Build Up A Good Reputation (On Scratch)

Wow! Excellent guide! Nice job!

Fuzzbutt
Scratcher
500+ posts

How To Build Up A Good Reputation (On Scratch)

Awesome guide! I think I'll report it. (To be sticked.)

Last edited by Fuzzbutt (Nov. 24, 2015 21:44:30)


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-LadyNightLore-
Scratcher
100+ posts

How To Build Up A Good Reputation (On Scratch)

Fuzzbutt wrote:

Awesome guide! I think I'll report it. (To be sticked.)
Oh, thank you! ^-^

“Don't let the nightmares bite.” ~Signed Lady Night Lore, Author, Composer and Artist
-LadyNightLore-
Scratcher
100+ posts

How To Build Up A Good Reputation (On Scratch)

Bump

“Don't let the nightmares bite.” ~Signed Lady Night Lore, Author, Composer and Artist
-LadyNightLore-
Scratcher
100+ posts

How To Build Up A Good Reputation (On Scratch)

Bump

“Don't let the nightmares bite.” ~Signed Lady Night Lore, Author, Composer and Artist
Paddle2See
Scratch Team
1000+ posts

How To Build Up A Good Reputation (On Scratch)

This is very well done! Let's try sticking it for a while so others can benefit from it. Thanks for making it

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-LadyNightLore-
Scratcher
100+ posts

How To Build Up A Good Reputation (On Scratch)

Paddle2See wrote:

This is very well done! Let's try sticking it for a while so others can benefit from it. Thanks for making it
Oh my goodness, I got a sticky! Thanks so much! ^-^

“Don't let the nightmares bite.” ~Signed Lady Night Lore, Author, Composer and Artist
juggernautgames
Scratcher
4 posts

How To Build Up A Good Reputation (On Scratch)

i really liked this and has helped me understand advertising better than spamming but tbh that's what i thought ,u were supposed to advertise your projects by spamming but now i know thx to this article
Hemkernator
Scratcher
21 posts

How To Build Up A Good Reputation (On Scratch)

So glad I could curate your project! :) I was so surprised that no one saw it before. This is really helpful!

Last edited by Hemkernator (Nov. 27, 2015 19:16:15)


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SashaGeorge
Scratcher
1000+ posts

How To Build Up A Good Reputation (On Scratch)

Neat! This is really good! One question though, where do you type guides like this?
-LadyNightLore-
Scratcher
100+ posts

How To Build Up A Good Reputation (On Scratch)

SashaGeorge wrote:

Neat! This is really good! One question though, where do you type guides like this?
On scratch

“Don't let the nightmares bite.” ~Signed Lady Night Lore, Author, Composer and Artist
SashaGeorge
Scratcher
1000+ posts

How To Build Up A Good Reputation (On Scratch)

-LadyNightLore- wrote:

SashaGeorge wrote:

Neat! This is really good! One question though, where do you type guides like this?
On scratch
Lol! Yes of course on scratch, but on which forums?
-LadyNightLore-
Scratcher
100+ posts

How To Build Up A Good Reputation (On Scratch)

SashaGeorge wrote:

-LadyNightLore- wrote:

SashaGeorge wrote:

Neat! This is really good! One question though, where do you type guides like this?
On scratch
Lol! Yes of course on scratch, but on which forums?
?

“Don't let the nightmares bite.” ~Signed Lady Night Lore, Author, Composer and Artist
rocco32
Scratcher
500+ posts

How To Build Up A Good Reputation (On Scratch)

Do you know what else is professional and neat? This very forum. I'm just sitting here wondering how long it took you to make it! XD It seems like you're a professional author! Well done!

-LadyNightLore-
Scratcher
100+ posts

How To Build Up A Good Reputation (On Scratch)

rocco32 wrote:

Do you know what else is professional and neat? This very forum. I'm just sitting here wondering how long it took you to make it! XD It seems like you're a professional author! Well done!
It took me about an hour, haha XD Thanks!

“Don't let the nightmares bite.” ~Signed Lady Night Lore, Author, Composer and Artist
SashaGeorge
Scratcher
1000+ posts

How To Build Up A Good Reputation (On Scratch)




thanks for the guide

Last edited by SashaGeorge (Dec. 1, 2015 20:43:11)

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