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StarscreamClone
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Programming Weekly -- Scratch and Technology News!


Hello, and welcome to Programming Weekly! This is a newspaper for reporting on not only Scratch news, but news in technological breakthroughs, achievements and all sorts of things along those lines!

Links to Good Programming and Technology Sites
- Codecademy This site is great for beginning programmers. It teaches programming languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, Ruby and more!
- MIT Main Site This is MIT's main site, which gives updates about technological advances, and information about the college itself.
- The MagPi All about Raspberry Pi.

All issues will be posted on the account called ProgrammingWeekly. Follow to get notifications when the latest issue is out!

Despite the name, this newspaper will release and issue bi-weekly. Experience has shown for me that a weekly newspaper feels very rushed.

Ground Rules
First off, I'm invoking a 3 strike policy. Strikes will only be administered by the deputy (to be determined) and myself. The deputy and I will give strikes to those who break the rules that will be set below. First rule breaking, a warning. Second, a strike. Due to the circumstances, though, either of us may decide to give you a strike on the spot or immediately suspend you from the collab.

First three strikes: Collab suspension for a week.
Second three strikes: Two weeks.
Third: One month.
Fourth: You will be released from the collaboration.

Rules:
1. Be courteous at all times.
2. Get your work done on time. If you are by any means unable to complete your work (other commitments, real life things, etc.), report it to us and we will understand.
3. By no means will we have any unnecessary arguments. Remember: There's a difference between discussions and arguments. Discussions are considered apposing views being debated in a polite matter, whereas arguments are when Scratchers are fighting.
4. No spam.
5. Hassling others for any reason is not tolerated.

Everyone understand? Alright, adhere to these, and we'll be a smooth-running collab.

Sign Ups!
Alright, so what's a collab without members? Just me. And that would not last long. So, sign on up if you happen to be interested! The jobs you can get are:
- Programmer
- Reporter
- Graphic designer
- Cartoonist
- Spell check (trust me, we need these)
Note: I reserve the right to deny membership if there is a reason I deem valid.

Here is the form, and you can fill it out as you need.
Name you would like to be called as (ex. StarscreamClone would be Surge or Starscream):
Activity level on Scratch (on a scale of 1 to 10):
Job(s) you would like to have:
Do you promise to adhere to the rules above?:
Tell us a bit about yourself:

Deputy Election
Info will be posted once we accumulate at least five members.

Members
- StarscreamClone (Surge or Starscream): Leader, Reporter, Cartoonist
- Lythium (Reaction): Reporter, Graphic Designer, Cartoonist
- jkl0l (J or JK): Spellcheck, (possibly) Reporter
- Cheeseeater (Cheese): Reporter, Writer for Raspberry Pi articles
- TheGeek56 (Geek): Graphic Designer, Reporter
- Agg725 (AGG, Agg725 or Angela): Spell Checker
- Rumanti: Graphic Designer
- wbpx9201 (wb, wbpx): Reporter
- Suspenders101 (Suspenders or Suspendies): Graphic Designer

Jobs That Need to be Filled
Check back here often for the jobs you need to fill.

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NOTE: Arguments will not be tolerated. If someone seems to be trying to start an argument, report it, ignore it and move on. It's not worth it.

Last edited by StarscreamClone (Dec. 22, 2013 16:00:32)


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Lythium
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Programming Weekly -- Scratch and Technology News!

Name you would like to be called as (ex. StarscreamClone would be Surge or Starscream): Reaction
Activity level on Scratch (on a scale of 1 to 10): 7
Job(s) you would like to have: Reporter, Artist
Do you promise to adhere to the rules above?: Obviously
Tell us a bit about yourself: See my ‘Home’ project.

StarscreamClone
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Programming Weekly -- Scratch and Technology News!

Lythium wrote:

Name you would like to be called as (ex. StarscreamClone would be Surge or Starscream): Reaction
Activity level on Scratch (on a scale of 1 to 10): 7
Job(s) you would like to have: Reporter, Artist
Do you promise to adhere to the rules above?: Obviously
Tell us a bit about yourself: See my ‘Home’ project.
Thanks for joining, Reaction. I look forward to working with you again.

Opportunistic Starscream is opportunistic.
jkl0l
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Programming Weekly -- Scratch and Technology News!

Hey! I'm sorry about SW, It kinda ran into the ground.
Name you would like to be called as (ex. StarscreamClone would be Surge or Starscream): J or JK
Activity level on Scratch (on a scale of 1 to 10): 6.5
Job(s) you would like to have: Spellcheck, maybe reporter
Do you promise to adhere to the rules above?: Of course!
Tell us a bit about yourself: I was a part of SW, and I love to write. I'm not the best at running large collabs, although I can handle second in command. xD I'm getting pretty popular on here, and I'd like to make up what I lost on SW.

This made me cry. NO!!! NOT THE BOW TIE!!!
StarscreamClone
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Programming Weekly -- Scratch and Technology News!

jkl0l wrote:

Hey! I'm sorry about SW, It kinda ran into the ground.
Name you would like to be called as (ex. StarscreamClone would be Surge or Starscream): J or JK
Activity level on Scratch (on a scale of 1 to 10): 6.5
Job(s) you would like to have: Spellcheck, maybe reporter
Do you promise to adhere to the rules above?: Of course!
Tell us a bit about yourself: I was a part of SW, and I love to write. I'm not the best at running large collabs, although I can handle second in command. xD I'm getting pretty popular on here, and I'd like to make up what I lost on SW.
Welcome back, jkl0l! It's all good now, and I know what to do differently so things don't explode this time. XD Also, I would suggest running for deputy once we get some more members.

Opportunistic Starscream is opportunistic.
jkl0l
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Programming Weekly -- Scratch and Technology News!

StarscreamClone wrote:

jkl0l wrote:

Hey! I'm sorry about SW, It kinda ran into the ground.
Name you would like to be called as (ex. StarscreamClone would be Surge or Starscream): J or JK
Activity level on Scratch (on a scale of 1 to 10): 6.5
Job(s) you would like to have: Spellcheck, maybe reporter
Do you promise to adhere to the rules above?: Of course!
Tell us a bit about yourself: I was a part of SW, and I love to write. I'm not the best at running large collabs, although I can handle second in command. xD I'm getting pretty popular on here, and I'd like to make up what I lost on SW.
Welcome back, jkl0l! It's all good now, and I know what to do differently so things don't explode this time. XD Also, I would suggest running for deputy once we get some more members.
Cool. Yay! I'm glad. That was a pretty hard collab to run, with all the arguments. O.o Yeah. That's why I said I couldn't handle it, and why I resigned.

Last edited by jkl0l (Nov. 9, 2013 17:22:18)


This made me cry. NO!!! NOT THE BOW TIE!!!
StarscreamClone
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Programming Weekly -- Scratch and Technology News!

Well, it's a fresh start, so let's not talk about it and start more arguments. Things will be run a bit differently, but I think we'll be successful this time through.

Opportunistic Starscream is opportunistic.
jkl0l
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Yeah (I edited it out :O Sorry), I think so. It sounds like a cool paper starting up!

This made me cry. NO!!! NOT THE BOW TIE!!!
StarscreamClone
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Programming Weekly -- Scratch and Technology News!

jkl0l wrote:

Yeah (I edited it out :O Sorry), I think so. It sounds like a cool paper starting up!
'Tis alright. And I think opening it up to technology in general is going to make reporting a LOT easier, as so much is being advanced in the IT industry. Plus, it's a programming site, so we need one of these. XD

Opportunistic Starscream is opportunistic.
jkl0l
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Programming Weekly -- Scratch and Technology News!

StarscreamClone wrote:

jkl0l wrote:

Yeah (I edited it out :O Sorry), I think so. It sounds like a cool paper starting up!
'Tis alright. And I think opening it up to technology in general is going to make reporting a LOT easier, as so much is being advanced in the IT industry. Plus, it's a programming site, so we need one of these. XD
Yeah! It's a cool Idea. I love anything having to do with technology. :\ -I may or may not already be watching video lectures from MIT about the field I want to go into- xD It should be easier to report for- I'm an admin on the scratch Facebook page and that's hard enough! There's not much going on updates-wise, and I have to figure out ways to keep the site active. x3 So scratch is getting harder to write about. I like the idea of having it be about Tech stuff, too.

This made me cry. NO!!! NOT THE BOW TIE!!!
StarscreamClone
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Programming Weekly -- Scratch and Technology News!

jkl0l wrote:

StarscreamClone wrote:

jkl0l wrote:

Yeah (I edited it out :O Sorry), I think so. It sounds like a cool paper starting up!
'Tis alright. And I think opening it up to technology in general is going to make reporting a LOT easier, as so much is being advanced in the IT industry. Plus, it's a programming site, so we need one of these. XD
Yeah! It's a cool Idea. I love anything having to do with technology. :\ -I may or may not already be watching video lectures from MIT about the field I want to go into- xD It should be easier to report for- I'm an admin on the scratch Facebook page and that's hard enough! There's not much going on updates-wise, and I have to figure out ways to keep the site active. x3 So scratch is getting harder to write about. I like the idea of having it be about Tech stuff, too.
The best part? We can go sniffing around for sites to link to Scratchers interested in the IT field, like Codecademy.

I want to program AI someday, by the way. :3

Opportunistic Starscream is opportunistic.
jkl0l
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Programming Weekly -- Scratch and Technology News!

StarscreamClone wrote:

jkl0l wrote:

StarscreamClone wrote:

jkl0l wrote:

Yeah (I edited it out :O Sorry), I think so. It sounds like a cool paper starting up!
'Tis alright. And I think opening it up to technology in general is going to make reporting a LOT easier, as so much is being advanced in the IT industry. Plus, it's a programming site, so we need one of these. XD
Yeah! It's a cool Idea. I love anything having to do with technology. :\ -I may or may not already be watching video lectures from MIT about the field I want to go into- xD It should be easier to report for- I'm an admin on the scratch Facebook page and that's hard enough! There's not much going on updates-wise, and I have to figure out ways to keep the site active. x3 So scratch is getting harder to write about. I like the idea of having it be about Tech stuff, too.
The best part? We can go sniffing around for sites to link to Scratchers interested in the IT field, like Codecademy.

I want to program AI someday, by the way. :3
Cool! :3 I can read small print.
Funny, I just got started in codeacademy. I really want to be a Mechanical engineer when I grow up. :3 I've considered AI as well, but I prefer Mechanical and Chemical Engineering.

Last edited by jkl0l (Nov. 9, 2013 17:34:18)


This made me cry. NO!!! NOT THE BOW TIE!!!
cheeseeater
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Programming Weekly -- Scratch and Technology News!

Name you would like to be called as (ex. StarscreamClone would be Surge or Starscream): cheese, please!
Activity level on Scratch (on a scale of 1 to 10): 7-8
Job(s) you would like to have: Reporter, and please could I be the offical raspberry pi writer?
Do you promise to adhere to the rules above?: Of course!
Tell us a bit about yourself: I like cheese, geocaching and raspberry pi's, and i'm just getting into python. I'm also a fail at spelling.

BTW: Awesome collab idea! I am going to try and put 99.99999% into this to make it work!
TheGeek56
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Programming Weekly -- Scratch and Technology News!

Name you would like to be called as (ex. StarscreamClone would be Surge or Starscream):Geek
Activity level on Scratch (on a scale of 1 to 10):8
Job(s) you would like to have:Graphics Designer and/or Reporter
Do you promise to adhere to the rules above?: Yes
Tell us a bit about yourself: A geek, I love aviation, astrology, and other forms of science.

StarscreamClone
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cheeseeater wrote:

Name you would like to be called as (ex. StarscreamClone would be Surge or Starscream): cheese, please!
Activity level on Scratch (on a scale of 1 to 10): 7-8
Job(s) you would like to have: Reporter, and please could I be the offical raspberry pi writer?
Do you promise to adhere to the rules above?: Of course!
Tell us a bit about yourself: I like cheese, geocaching and raspberry pi's, and i'm just getting into python. I'm also a fail at spelling.

BTW: Awesome collab idea! I am going to try and put 99.99999% into this to make it work!

TheGeek56 wrote:

Name you would like to be called as (ex. StarscreamClone would be Surge or Starscream):Geek
Activity level on Scratch (on a scale of 1 to 10):8
Job(s) you would like to have:Graphics Designer and/or Reporter
Do you promise to adhere to the rules above?: Yes
Tell us a bit about yourself: A geek, I love aviation, astrology, and other forms of science.

Great to have you guys back! Already we've got a great team here, and I think this will be a successful run! One more member, and we can move on to deputy elections.

Just a note: You guys all checked that last bit in big, red letters on the first post, right?

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ProgrammingWeekly
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Programming Weekly -- Scratch and Technology News!

Alright, guys, this right here is the official account, okay? If you are ever unsure, it is linked in the main post.

TheGeek56
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Just a note: You guys all checked that last bit in big, red letters on the first post, right?
NO I LOVE ARGUING SO NO I WILL KEEP ON ARGUING AND MAKING FLAME WARS
Just kidding

StarscreamClone
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TheGeek56 wrote:

Just a note: You guys all checked that last bit in big, red letters on the first post, right?
NO I LOVE ARGUING SO NO I WILL KEEP ON ARGUING AND MAKING FLAME WARS
Just kidding

Opportunistic Starscream is opportunistic.
cheeseeater
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Programming Weekly -- Scratch and Technology News!

StarscreamClone wrote:

cheeseeater wrote:

Name you would like to be called as (ex. StarscreamClone would be Surge or Starscream): cheese, please!
Activity level on Scratch (on a scale of 1 to 10): 7-8
Job(s) you would like to have: Reporter, and please could I be the offical raspberry pi writer?
Do you promise to adhere to the rules above?: Of course!
Tell us a bit about yourself: I like cheese, geocaching and raspberry pi's, and i'm just getting into python. I'm also a fail at spelling.

BTW: Awesome collab idea! I am going to try and put 99.99999% into this to make it work!

TheGeek56 wrote:

Name you would like to be called as (ex. StarscreamClone would be Surge or Starscream):Geek
Activity level on Scratch (on a scale of 1 to 10):8
Job(s) you would like to have:Graphics Designer and/or Reporter
Do you promise to adhere to the rules above?: Yes
Tell us a bit about yourself: A geek, I love aviation, astrology, and other forms of science.

Great to have you guys back! Already we've got a great team here, and I think this will be a successful run! One more member, and we can move on to deputy elections.

Just a note: You guys all checked that last bit in big, red letters on the first post, right?
Yay, thanks! & yes I most certainly did!
StarscreamClone
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Epic!

Actually, we can get started today with articles and such if you guys want.

ALSO, we should start working on a new template for this. I got inspired by thejuki's update projects, so we could do something along those lines.

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