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makethebrainhappy
Scratcher
1000+ posts

How to Use the New Scratchers Forum



On the Scratch Wiki article about this forum, it states that the brief description of this forum is “A forum to welcome New Scratchers to the Scratch community. If you are new to Scratch, please post to say hello!” This is an accurate description of this forum for a quick read, but what can you specifically do here and what should you do? If you're unsure, read this guide to find that out!

Are you a New Scratcher?

This forum is all about you! Here are some of the many things which you can do here.
  • Read all the guides at the top of the forum and those in this directory for extra information about the forums.
  • Introduce yourself in this forum and meet other Scratchers just like you! Remember to never give out personal information!
  • Read this topic about what does not go in the New Scratchers forum.
  • Create new topics to introduce yourself and ask questions about the community. You can speak about why you chose your username or your logo. Write about what you hope Scratch will accomplish for you. You may want to detail any prior programming experience which you may have in other languages. Ask the community if they have helpful tutorials addressing a specific project which you may want to accomplish.
  • Ask clarifying questions about being a New Scratcher after reading this guide.
  • Learn and ask questions about the Scratch Wiki resource
  • Become familiar with the BBCode used for posting in the forums.

Are you a Scratcher?

Everyone was a New Scratcher once. This is where you can help introduce New Scratchers to the Scratch Community, and tell them all the amazing things they can do here. Here are some of the many things which you can do to help!
  • If you can, read some of the guides at the top of the forum and those in this directory. You will never know what you may learn.
  • Read this topic about what does not go in the New Scratchers forum.
  • Only answer questions which you definitely know the answer to.
  • Improve guides by suggesting that certain pieces of information be added to them.
  • Make sure your post answers the original question and doesn't leave out information!
  • And of course reply to the topics of New Scratchers and welcome them to the community!

Please do not:

  • Spam: posting unnecessary or annoying messages.
  • Go off topic: posting unrelated messages that do not fit with in the thread's function. This goes along with spam.
  • Post inappropriate or insensitive messages.
  • Have a question? Post in this forum. There are many intelligent Scratchers that can help out!
Remember to always follow the Scratch Community Guidelines when posting.

Helpful Links

How To Use The Forums by makethebrainhappy
The Scratch FAQ by alexphan
Welcome to Help with Scripts! by customhacker
What Is a Shop? | Shop Information by WolfCat67
How to Make Constructive Comments on Profile Pages by the Services Planning Department
Building Your Project Idea ↪ One Block at a Time by the Services Planning Department
Basic Forum Guidelines by Chibi-Matoran

Written by makethebrainhappy, rainbow132, bigpuppy, jromagnoli, Drunken_Sailor, BGMead, and WolfCat67. Edited by pianogirl84 and WolfCat67. The banner is by bigpuppy and BGMead.

Last edited by makethebrainhappy (July 19, 2017 00:50:30)

jromagnoli
Scratcher
1000+ posts

How to Use the New Scratchers Forum

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Paddle2See
Scratch Team
1000+ posts

How to Use the New Scratchers Forum

Very nice! The formatting is awesome. I think with just a bit of work, this could replace this topic

https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/4446/

in the sticky area. Really, the only thing I see missing is some guidance to the new Scratcher as to what their new topics might be about (see the sentence “We invite you to make your own introductory post here if you want - maybe tell us what you hope to do with Scratch, or about some of your interests. Or, ask a question you might have about Scratch or the forums.”)

Scratch Team Member, kayak enthusiast, and servant to multiple cats.

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WolfCat67
Scratcher
1000+ posts

How to Use the New Scratchers Forum

Hey, I think we should remove the apostrophe from “Scratchers” inside of the title for proper grammar. Maybe capitalize forum if it's going to be a title as well.

Also, yeah, I think we could add what Paddle2See is mentioning; some direction as to what to do after you've posted inside of the New Scratchers forum.
makethebrainhappy
Scratcher
1000+ posts

How to Use the New Scratchers Forum

WolfCat67 wrote:

Hey, I think we should remove the apostrophe from “Scratchers” inside of the title for proper grammar. Maybe capitalize forum if it's going to be a title as well.

Also, yeah, I think we could add what Paddle2See is mentioning; some direction as to what to do after you've posted inside of the New Scratchers forum.

I did the first part. I am still thinking of how to implement what Paddles said.
makethebrainhappy
Scratcher
1000+ posts

How to Use the New Scratchers Forum

We could expand this section

“Create new topics to introduce yourself and ask questions about the community.”

And turn it into this:

“Create new topics to introduce yourself and ask questions about the community. You can speak about why you chose your username or your logo. Write about what you hope Scratch will accomplish for you. You may want to detail any prior programming experience which you may have in other languages. Ask the community if they have helpful tutorials addressing a specific project which you may want to accomplish.”

Does anyone have more to add to this?

Last edited by makethebrainhappy (July 19, 2017 00:50:12)

WolfCat67
Scratcher
1000+ posts

How to Use the New Scratchers Forum

…and it's stickied. Yes!
makethebrainhappy
Scratcher
1000+ posts

How to Use the New Scratchers Forum

sangbeomjang
Scratcher
500+ posts

How to Use the New Scratchers Forum

Did you tell them about signatures?

요즘 스크래치를 4~5일, 바쁘면 일주일 만에 한번 합니다. 메시지가 100개 넘는 일이 많아졌네요
makethebrainhappy
Scratcher
1000+ posts

How to Use the New Scratchers Forum

sangbeomjang wrote:

Did you tell them about signatures?

No, but I did include signatures in my mega-guide.
BGMead
Scratcher
1000+ posts

How to Use the New Scratchers Forum

We must add more information. Must.

makethebrainhappy
Scratcher
1000+ posts

How to Use the New Scratchers Forum

BGMead
Scratcher
1000+ posts

How to Use the New Scratchers Forum

makethebrainhappy wrote:

BGMead wrote:

We must add more information. Must.

Like?
Helpful Links

Other Places/Methods to Receive Scripting Help by BGMead

Yeah, I think that's it.

EJKim27
Scratcher
100+ posts

How to Use the New Scratchers Forum

Could you add more information like what sticky means? And how to do it?


makethebrainhappy
Scratcher
1000+ posts

How to Use the New Scratchers Forum

EJKim27 wrote:

Could you add more information like what sticky means? And how to do it?

I have a guide here which I would highly recommend: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/163193105/
purplewolves
Scratcher
100+ posts

How to Use the New Scratchers Forum

Amazing work, love it! This'll help many New scratchers, Congratz on the sticky! <3

Please follow the Community Guidelines!

WARNING
This Scratcher is very obsessed with Warriors and being overactive in the community.
Keep your distance.
makethebrainhappy
Scratcher
1000+ posts

How to Use the New Scratchers Forum

purplewolves wrote:

Amazing work, love it! This'll help many New scratchers, Congratz on the sticky! <3

Thanks!
bluestar711
Scratcher
16 posts

How to Use the New Scratchers Forum

I think this is a great way to guide New Scratchers! I was a New Scratcher myself once and trust me it was hard! But this will help thousands (maybe even millions) of New Scratchers all around the world!

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