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LionHeart70
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ITopic - How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the site

Hello, and welcome, user! It doesn't really matter whether or not you're new, or you just need help, but I have a guide and some tips for you.

This guide includes information about how to be a Scratcher and also includes some information about the site.

How to get the Scratcher rank:
Source.
The New Scratcher rank was added due to attacks on the forums in 2010. New Scratchers can not post images, clickable links (unless linking to parts of the Scratch website), they have to wait 120 seconds (2 minutes) between posts instead of 60 seconds, they can not use cloud data, and they have to wait 30 seconds between comments, while for Scratchers this restriction is lifted. You also can't edit your posts until you become a Scratcher, but this is possible with a glitch.
If you want to be a Scratcher, you must be on for at least 2 weeks, have at least 2 shared projects, and be generally active in the community. You do not have to post in the forums, but it can help.
If you've met these requirements, Scratch will send you a notification saying that you're invited to be a Scratcher. Click it and then you can read something about becoming a Scratcher, then you'll become a Scratcher after accepting.

What can I do on this site?
Lots of things! It's a site for all ages, of all different backgrounds, where you can learn coding and do all sorts of projects, like games, animations, art, music, and more! It also has a large community, so you can talk to other users there, it's not just about creating projects. You can also talk on the forums about your questions about the site, for ideas/help on projects, suggestions for improvements, even things you're doing outside of Scratch, and so much more! You can also make friends on this site, which leads us to..

How can I make friends?
Be a friendly user, and don't be afraid to talk to others. You can also find people you know outside of Scratch (such as in real life or on other social media sites) here, but since Scratch isn't all that widely known, chances are you might not. However, you can introduce your friends to this site, in fact, that's how one of my best friends IRL joined Scratch. It also helps to be a good Scratcher. Speaking of which..

Guidelines for the site
It's very important to follow the rules, inside and outside of Scratch, even in real life. This is why you must read the Guidelines, they're nice and simple and don't include tons of technical stuff. Here's what it says (or you could just click that link):

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 give out any information that could be used for private communication - such as real last names, phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, links to social media sites or websites with unmoderated chat.
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 sure to make everyone feel welcome on this site, there's no use in being homophobic or otherwise discriminating users.

The Terms Of Use is good too, it's surprisingly not that complicated and has more detailed rules.

If you break the rules of Scratch, you're likely to get an alert , or, after repeated offenses, a ban.

But don't worry, if you're being a good Scratcher, you likely won't get alerts/bans. However, the ST does make mistakes from time to time, so they might accidentally give you an alert or might ban you by accident. If this is the case, feel free to fill out an appeal.

Good etiquette
A very important part of etiquette in this site is following the guidelines, mentioned above.
It's also important to be respectful in multiple general ways. For more info, read this page on the wiki.

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Thanks for reading my guide! Tell me if there's something I should add.

Last edited by LionHeart70 (Aug. 5, 2017 23:58:58)


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“When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try and treat the world better than it treated you.” -Patrick Stump
“Music seems to hold everything together. It seems to make things not so chaotic sometimes. It seems to make things make more sense sometimes.” -Tyler Joseph
“You'll fear your fears forever if you never do things you're afraid of.” -Josh Dun
“I'm still figuring out who I am, but I know I'm not who I was.” -Brendon Urie
piecone34
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ITopic - How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the site

Awesome guide

Dear Scratcher,

Hey! How are you?
Make sure to follow me and check out my recent projects
Feel free to chat. Love ya <3

From,
@piecone34
LionHeart70
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ITopic - How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the site

piecone34 wrote:

Awesome guide
Thanks!
Think there's anything I need to add? I feel like I might be missing something..

lh70 / nora/tobi / she-they pronouns / pansexual-demisexual / 14 / sagittarius / furry / artist / intp / stop-motion films / lbp / fall out boy / panic! at the disco / twenty one pilots / stranger things / a series of unfortunate events
“When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try and treat the world better than it treated you.” -Patrick Stump
“Music seems to hold everything together. It seems to make things not so chaotic sometimes. It seems to make things make more sense sometimes.” -Tyler Joseph
“You'll fear your fears forever if you never do things you're afraid of.” -Josh Dun
“I'm still figuring out who I am, but I know I'm not who I was.” -Brendon Urie
LionHeart70
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ITopic - How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the site

Bump

lh70 / nora/tobi / she-they pronouns / pansexual-demisexual / 14 / sagittarius / furry / artist / intp / stop-motion films / lbp / fall out boy / panic! at the disco / twenty one pilots / stranger things / a series of unfortunate events
“When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try and treat the world better than it treated you.” -Patrick Stump
“Music seems to hold everything together. It seems to make things not so chaotic sometimes. It seems to make things make more sense sometimes.” -Tyler Joseph
“You'll fear your fears forever if you never do things you're afraid of.” -Josh Dun
“I'm still figuring out who I am, but I know I'm not who I was.” -Brendon Urie
LionHeart70
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ITopic - How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the site

Bump

lh70 / nora/tobi / she-they pronouns / pansexual-demisexual / 14 / sagittarius / furry / artist / intp / stop-motion films / lbp / fall out boy / panic! at the disco / twenty one pilots / stranger things / a series of unfortunate events
“When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try and treat the world better than it treated you.” -Patrick Stump
“Music seems to hold everything together. It seems to make things not so chaotic sometimes. It seems to make things make more sense sometimes.” -Tyler Joseph
“You'll fear your fears forever if you never do things you're afraid of.” -Josh Dun
“I'm still figuring out who I am, but I know I'm not who I was.” -Brendon Urie
Enchanted-
Scratcher
31 posts

ITopic - How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the site

Reported for sticky.

Me? Books and cleverness. There are more important things: friendship and bravery.

~Hermione Granger
78ch3
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ITopic - How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the site

Lemme get my pins, this has to be stickied.

Sup, I’m 78ch3, teenager in the requests forum, owner of 78ch3's Everything Shop™, and The United Shops Of Scratch, and a very lazy person in general (I think I have brain damage idk).
Click this text to find out how to get into any scratch account, without the password.
My PC: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X CPU, AMD Radeon RX 5600XT GPU (temporary), ROG Strix x570-E Gaming Motherboard, Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB DDR4 RAM (4x8GB), Corsair HX1000 PSU, Seagate FireCuda 520 M.2 PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD (500GB), Some M.2 Gen 3 1TB SSD that my dad found I forgot the brand, Gigabyte G34WGC 1440p 144hz 21:9 aspect ratio Monitor, RIG 800HD IR headset.
Yes, I am a gamer. I mostly play Fortnite, Call of Duty, Rocket League, Minecraft and other MMOs


Oh, you won’t see this without a ctrl+shift+down. B)
People need better thumbnails.
And signatures
LionHeart70
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ITopic - How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the site

Enchanted- wrote:

Reported for sticky.
Wow! Thanks

78ch3 wrote:

Lemme get my pins, this has to be stickied.
Or ITopic'd.

lh70 / nora/tobi / she-they pronouns / pansexual-demisexual / 14 / sagittarius / furry / artist / intp / stop-motion films / lbp / fall out boy / panic! at the disco / twenty one pilots / stranger things / a series of unfortunate events
“When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try and treat the world better than it treated you.” -Patrick Stump
“Music seems to hold everything together. It seems to make things not so chaotic sometimes. It seems to make things make more sense sometimes.” -Tyler Joseph
“You'll fear your fears forever if you never do things you're afraid of.” -Josh Dun
“I'm still figuring out who I am, but I know I'm not who I was.” -Brendon Urie
LionHeart70
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ITopic - How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the site

Bump.. kinda hoping this gets stickied or ITopic'd

lh70 / nora/tobi / she-they pronouns / pansexual-demisexual / 14 / sagittarius / furry / artist / intp / stop-motion films / lbp / fall out boy / panic! at the disco / twenty one pilots / stranger things / a series of unfortunate events
“When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try and treat the world better than it treated you.” -Patrick Stump
“Music seems to hold everything together. It seems to make things not so chaotic sometimes. It seems to make things make more sense sometimes.” -Tyler Joseph
“You'll fear your fears forever if you never do things you're afraid of.” -Josh Dun
“I'm still figuring out who I am, but I know I'm not who I was.” -Brendon Urie
joshuaho
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ITopic - How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the site

LionHeart70 wrote:

Bump.. kinda hoping this gets stickied or ITopic'd
Well, your wish just came true! I added a link to this topic in the “More Helpful Topics for New Scratchers” by request from Paddle2See. Thanks for making this awesome guide, and congratulations on it being ITopic'd!

College student studying Communication and Fire Technology, communication lab tutor, guitar and piano player, perfectionist, and just some guy who regularly eats and trains physically to stay healthy.
LionHeart70
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ITopic - How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the site

joshuaho wrote:

LionHeart70 wrote:

Bump.. kinda hoping this gets stickied or ITopic'd
Well, your wish just came true! I added a link to this topic in the “More Helpful Topics for New Scratchers” by request from Paddle2See. Thanks for making this awesome guide, and congratulations on it being ITopic'd!
Thanks!

lh70 / nora/tobi / she-they pronouns / pansexual-demisexual / 14 / sagittarius / furry / artist / intp / stop-motion films / lbp / fall out boy / panic! at the disco / twenty one pilots / stranger things / a series of unfortunate events
“When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try and treat the world better than it treated you.” -Patrick Stump
“Music seems to hold everything together. It seems to make things not so chaotic sometimes. It seems to make things make more sense sometimes.” -Tyler Joseph
“You'll fear your fears forever if you never do things you're afraid of.” -Josh Dun
“I'm still figuring out who I am, but I know I'm not who I was.” -Brendon Urie
nilbert
Scratcher
500+ posts

ITopic - How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the site

Me gonna get glue.



WolfCat67
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ITopic - How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the site

You may want to add “ITopic” into the title, just to let people know it is one.

LionHeart70
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ITopic - How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the site

WolfCat67 wrote:

You may want to add “ITopic” into the title, just to let people know it is one.
Sure. I'll be sure to do that.

nilbert wrote:

Me gonna get glue.
It's already ITopic'd

lh70 / nora/tobi / she-they pronouns / pansexual-demisexual / 14 / sagittarius / furry / artist / intp / stop-motion films / lbp / fall out boy / panic! at the disco / twenty one pilots / stranger things / a series of unfortunate events
“When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try and treat the world better than it treated you.” -Patrick Stump
“Music seems to hold everything together. It seems to make things not so chaotic sometimes. It seems to make things make more sense sometimes.” -Tyler Joseph
“You'll fear your fears forever if you never do things you're afraid of.” -Josh Dun
“I'm still figuring out who I am, but I know I'm not who I was.” -Brendon Urie
WolfCat67
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ITopic - How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the site

LionHeart70 wrote:

nilbert wrote:

Me gonna get glue.
It's already ITopic'd
Invalid point, there's already a stickied ITopic:

LionHeart70
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ITopic - How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the site

WolfCat67 wrote:

LionHeart70 wrote:

nilbert wrote:

Me gonna get glue.
It's already ITopic'd
Invalid point, there's already a stickied ITopic:
Oh..
Haha.

lh70 / nora/tobi / she-they pronouns / pansexual-demisexual / 14 / sagittarius / furry / artist / intp / stop-motion films / lbp / fall out boy / panic! at the disco / twenty one pilots / stranger things / a series of unfortunate events
“When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try and treat the world better than it treated you.” -Patrick Stump
“Music seems to hold everything together. It seems to make things not so chaotic sometimes. It seems to make things make more sense sometimes.” -Tyler Joseph
“You'll fear your fears forever if you never do things you're afraid of.” -Josh Dun
“I'm still figuring out who I am, but I know I'm not who I was.” -Brendon Urie
PrincessTS
Scratcher
500+ posts

ITopic - How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the site

Cool!

LionHeart70 wrote:

“New Scratchers can not post images, clickable links (unless linking to parts of the Scratch website)”

Does the Scratch Wiki count as “parts of the Scratch website”?
LionHeart70
Scratcher
1000+ posts

ITopic - How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the site

PrincessTS wrote:

Cool!

LionHeart70 wrote:

“New Scratchers can not post images, clickable links (unless linking to parts of the Scratch website)”

Does the Scratch Wiki count as “parts of the Scratch website”?
I assume it does. The Scratch Wiki is an official scratch.mit.edu site, so yeah.

lh70 / nora/tobi / she-they pronouns / pansexual-demisexual / 14 / sagittarius / furry / artist / intp / stop-motion films / lbp / fall out boy / panic! at the disco / twenty one pilots / stranger things / a series of unfortunate events
“When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try and treat the world better than it treated you.” -Patrick Stump
“Music seems to hold everything together. It seems to make things not so chaotic sometimes. It seems to make things make more sense sometimes.” -Tyler Joseph
“You'll fear your fears forever if you never do things you're afraid of.” -Josh Dun
“I'm still figuring out who I am, but I know I'm not who I was.” -Brendon Urie
purplewolves
Scratcher
500+ posts

ITopic - How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the site

Well done on the Itopic! Amazing guide, great work!

Please follow the Community Guidelines!

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YubNubEwok
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1000+ posts

ITopic - How to be a Scratcher/Guide to the site

Nice guide! It seems really useful for new scratchers.
Let me get my glue…

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