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JakeCarroll
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A lot of people ask questions that have been asked before so I have prepared this helpful list of Frequently Asked Questions?

Questions about Coding

How do I code a Scratch project?
On the scratch editor you will see a list of suggestions in the right hand side of the page. This will give you tips on how to make some projects. Also ask in the “Help With Scripts” section of the forum.

How do I remix?
Go into the project you want to remix. Click “See Inside”. Then in the right hand corner you will see a orange button called remix. Click on this and you will able to remix the project.

Questions about Projects

Are chatrooms allowed?
They are allowed but only if they have a whitelist.

What is a remix?
When a Scratcher makes a copy of someone else’s project and modifies it to add their own ideas (for example, by changing scripts or costumes), the resulting project is called a “remix.”

How do I become a front page curator?
Go onto the studio called “Front Page Curator”. Read the instructions and send in an application. You might get picked.

How do my projects get featured?
On the “Show and Tell” section of the forums you will see a sticky at the top telling you about how to get your project featured.

Can I delete comments?
You can, but only on your projects. If you comment something on someone else's project, only the creator can delete it, so be careful about what you say

What are love-its?
Love-Its are a way of telling someone you like their project

What are Favorites?
Favorites are a way to show that a project is one of your top favorite projects. You can get to your favorites on your profile page

What if I want to work on my project but don't want anyone else to see it?
To do this you can work on the project then save it but not share it. This way only you can see it

My project isn't appearing on my profile page?
Go to your project icon (The folder with the orange S near the top right) and find your project in there. On the side you will see a button that says “share” click on this and now you and other people will be able to see it

Questions about Forums

What are the Forums?
The Forums are a place where you can discuss Scratch with other Scratchers.

Why must I wait 120/60 seconds?
The Scratch Team decided to add this to prevent spammer

What is a sticky?
A sticky is a topic that is very helpful that the Scratch Team puts at the top the forums. It will always stay at the top.

What is a bump?
You will see some users sometimes post “bump” in a topic. This means they want the topic at the top of the forums again. Some people say bump stands for Bring Up My Post.

What is necroposting?
Necroposting is when you reply to a really old topic that isn't useful anymore. Necroposting should always be reported.

What is a signature
A signature is a piece of text that you can add below all your posts.

How do I change my signature?
At the bottom of the page you will see an option to change your signature. Click on that link.

How do I close a topic?
You have to wait 24 hours after you make a topic to close it. Alternatively, you can report the first post and ask it to be closed. The Scratch Team will then close it for you.

Questions about My Account

How do I delete my account?
Log in to Scratch, and then click your username in the top right-hand corner. Select “Account Settings,” then click the “I want to delete my account” link at the bottom of the page.

Can I change my username?
No.

How do I change my password?
Go to the Scratch website, login, and then click your username in the upper right corner of the window. Choose “account settings”, and click the link to change your password.

How do I transition from ‘New Scratcher’ to ‘Scratcher’?
Make and share projects, comment helpfully on other Scratcher's projects, and be patient! After a few weeks of being active, a link will appear on your profile page inviting you to become a Scratcher

Am I allowed have more than 1 account?
Yes.

How do I delete my account?
Log in to Scratch, and then click your username in the top right-hand corner. Select “Account Settings,” then click the “I want to delete my account” link at the bottom of the page.

Questions about Studios

Who can add projects?
Curators and managers can add projects but there is an option in studios to allow everyone add projects.

What are curators?
Curators can:
- add projects to studio

What are managers?
Managers can:
- Add projects to a studio
- Remove projects from a studio
- Delete managers/curators
- Invite curators
- Change studio title/description/thumbnail

Questions about Bugs/Glitches

There is glitch with something on the Scratch website.
Create a topic in the "Bugs and Glitches forum to tell people about it.


NOTE: I will add more to this list.

Last edited by JakeCarroll (April 17, 2017 13:23:06)

Bright-Idea
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Nice list. I've been composing one myself. You can add some of them.
Can I change a username?
No. Make a new account.
How do I quote?
Press the button next to “report”. It says “quote”.
How do I delete a project?
Go to “My Projects”, First, unshare your project, then delete it.
How do I change my signature?
Go to the bottom of the forum page. It’ll say “My Topics/Posts”. Underneath that, it says “Change my signature”. Click on the link and follow the instructions from there.

Last edited by Bright-Idea (April 26, 2016 21:23:23)


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Abstract-
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Chatrooms are alloud, but only if they have a whitelist.
-Spectrum
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Abstract- wrote:

Chatrooms are alloud, but only if they have a whitelist.
This. You can make a cloud chatroom – the cloud data FAQ is outdated – but, like @Abstract- said, it has to have a whitelist of words you're allowed to say. If a word isn't on the whitelist, the project doesn't post it. Blacklists aren't allowed, because they'd have to contain bad words, and they're not very efficient, anyway – you can be mean without swearing, and you could change the spelling of words to dodge the filter.



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MathlyCat
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You clearly didn't read the sticky saying read before posting .-.

Think before you act.
Actions speek louder than words.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words never hurt me.
-Spectrum
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MathlyCat wrote:

You clearly didn't read the sticky saying read before posting .-.
True… I didn't think of that.
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This is nicely set out, and I appreciate the work you've put into it already, but I'm afraid it's a little redundant. It makes things less complicated if there aren't lots and lots of FAQs, especially seeing as the stickied topic isn't the only one. We'll see what the moderators say; one of them will find this topic pretty quickly.



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JakeCarroll
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happyland440
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Can't we read the stickies and the official FAQ?

but good job anyway

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JakeCarroll
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JakeCarroll
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JakeCarroll
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Lythium
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Paddle2See
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It's great that you want to help out your fellow Scratchers with this topic!

However, we have a good number of these FAQ topics (as well as other sources, like the official FAQ page and the Scratch Wiki) already. Maybe you could work with @OmnipotentPotato on extending their topic

https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/55096/

which is already “stickied” at the top of this section? If you don't want to, that's fine - it's just a suggestion

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JakeCarroll
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cs156175
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JakeCarroll wrote:

bump
Honestly, I saw all of the ‘April 26’ dates on this topic and thought the dates had been tampered with, but then I saw ‘2016’. I also assumed there was a necropost, but this is a bump, so..


JakeCarroll
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awsome_guy_360
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I don't believe this is really necessary, as we have a full FAQ guide stickied and completed at the top.

Nice job, however. It does somewhat explain in a brief and slightly detailed way. Just that there's already a full FAQ guide before this with full detailed explanations and more FAQs.

So in basic, we already have an official FAQ guide and no longer need a newly created one. You can work with the current manager of the FAQ guide @OmnipotentPotato. Just as Mr. Paddle said.


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JakeCarroll
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JakeCarroll
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awsome_guy_360
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You already bumped 20 mins ago.


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