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Lightnin
Scratcher
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Scratch is featured in 'Hour of Code', Dec. 9 - 15

Scratch is being featured as part of Hour of Code, an initiative to encourage students and teachers to try coding for the first time. We're expecting thousands of people new to Scratch, especially December 9 to 15. You can help by welcoming and answering questions from new Scratchers!

Also, try out the create a greeting card tutorial we made for Hour of Code. We've added new holiday images you can use in a card–or add your own. When you're finished, add your project to the Hour of Code studio here: http://scratch.mit.edu/studios/279432/

Having thousands of new users trying out Scratch all at once may put some strain on our servers. As a result, we may need to temporarily disable some features: search will get diverted to google search, and the explore page may be disabled. If we absolutely have to, we may disable commenting and forum posts during peak hours. If we do have to turn features off, once the load eases up we'll turn everything back on again - don't worry.

Scratch On!

Last edited by Lightnin (Dec. 6, 2013 18:58:06)

stevetheipad
Scratcher
500+ posts

Scratch is featured in 'Hour of Code', Dec. 9 - 15

How cool!


i miss the old days
gravtest
Scratcher
100+ posts

Scratch is featured in 'Hour of Code', Dec. 9 - 15

Awesome Scratch is really growing, ever since the 2.0 release.

ProdigyZeta7
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Scratch is featured in 'Hour of Code', Dec. 9 - 15

Awesome, more Scratchers!



Lightnin
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Scratch is featured in 'Hour of Code', Dec. 9 - 15

gravtest wrote:

Awesome Scratch is really growing, ever since the 2.0 release.

I know! Have you looked at the stats page lately? It's humongificent:
http://scratch.mit.edu/statistics/
joshuaho
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Scratch is featured in 'Hour of Code', Dec. 9 - 15

Awesome!

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EH7meow
Scratcher
100+ posts

Scratch is featured in 'Hour of Code', Dec. 9 - 15

Great! Will this also mean that we won't be able to welcome people on the Welcoming Committee at peak hours because of commenting being disabled?

Ex-Scratch Mentor | Ex-Front Page Curator | Scratch Welcoming Committee Curator | Wiki Editor
Mistop
Scratcher
51 posts

Scratch is featured in 'Hour of Code', Dec. 9 - 15

It sounds like the underground… Happy to help!

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natalie
Scratch Team
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Scratch is featured in 'Hour of Code', Dec. 9 - 15

EH7meow wrote:

Great! Will this also mean that we won't be able to welcome people on the Welcoming Committee at peak hours because of commenting being disabled?

Good question! Hopefully commenting won't have to be disabled so that the Welcoming Committee can stay active! If it is, perhaps changing project notes to explain and welcome them to come back–what do you think?

turkey3_test
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Scratch is featured in 'Hour of Code', Dec. 9 - 15

Good luck servers

turkey3_test
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Scratch is featured in 'Hour of Code', Dec. 9 - 15

If you ask me, the site is really slow already. Why in particular will it be December 9-15? Are those the days of the event, or just the days Scratch is featured?

scratchisthebest
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Scratch is featured in 'Hour of Code', Dec. 9 - 15

I sort of like that google search better than the normal search

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EH7meow
Scratcher
100+ posts

Scratch is featured in 'Hour of Code', Dec. 9 - 15

natalie wrote:

EH7meow wrote:

Great! Will this also mean that we won't be able to welcome people on the Welcoming Committee at peak hours because of commenting being disabled?

Good question! Hopefully commenting won't have to be disabled so that the Welcoming Committee can stay active! If it is, perhaps changing project notes to explain and welcome them to come back–what do you think?

Yes, maybe the Scratch Team could send out some sort of message to anybody who has a project in that studio asking them to add a note. Or maybe the Scratch Team could get something to automatically add some sort of message to all projects in the Welcoming Committee.

Ex-Scratch Mentor | Ex-Front Page Curator | Scratch Welcoming Committee Curator | Wiki Editor
gravtest
Scratcher
100+ posts

Scratch is featured in 'Hour of Code', Dec. 9 - 15

Lightnin wrote:

gravtest wrote:

Awesome Scratch is really growing, ever since the 2.0 release.

I know! Have you looked at the stats page lately? It's humongificent:
http://scratch.mit.edu/statistics/
Indeed I have. It must be very exciting to run/contribute to an educational initiative and to have it be this successful.

And yeah, I hope there aren't TOO many memory overflows during the spike.

jkl0l
Scratcher
500+ posts

Scratch is featured in 'Hour of Code', Dec. 9 - 15

Wow! That's an amazing thing for scratch! It's growing a lot! Now, it's been featured in a national program with other amazing sites, like Khanacademy and Codeacademy, and it makes me feel great to be a part of this website!

This made me cry. NO!!! NOT THE BOW TIE!!!
fdreerf
Scratcher
100+ posts

Scratch is featured in 'Hour of Code', Dec. 9 - 15

I've seen you added a “Holiday” theme, but why is there nothing there?

Did you know?
LeDerpy123
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Scratch is featured in 'Hour of Code', Dec. 9 - 15

This is really cool! Even from just my one year on scratch, I have seen it grow so much, it is incredible!

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Mrdog
Scratcher
3 posts

Scratch is featured in 'Hour of Code', Dec. 9 - 15

ProdigyZeta7 wrote:

Awesome, more Scratchers!
That's nice! I hope everyone has a happy holiday!
sportsdude6
Scratcher
100+ posts

Scratch is featured in 'Hour of Code', Dec. 9 - 15

Awesome! Is there a specific way I can reach out and meet these scratchers?


CLICK IT NAO

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Failord
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Scratch is featured in 'Hour of Code', Dec. 9 - 15

A good Christmas present would be three or four new servers! And a finished lag-free Flash player!

Thanks for the ride, Scratch Team and community! Unfortunately, the time has come for me to move on from Scratch, so I'll no longer be using the forums. Thanks again, and farewell!
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For old time's sake, see the revolutionary Laser Battle 2.0! Also see Unstoppable Game!

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