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Botcho_Otkho
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Common terms used in forums (GUIDE)

Hullo there! A lot of people ask “What does **** mean?”. This is a guide if you wanna know some certain terms in Discussion forums or somewhere else in Scratch.
Dupe/Duplicate
Especially in Suggestions,this happens when someone writes a topic which the argument has been wrote by someone else in another topic that user created.
Bump
What's “BUMP”? We're not in a road. Well,it's an acronym. It stands for Bring Up My Post (wiki link)
Dupe/Duplicate
Especially in Suggestions,this happens when someone writes a topic which the subject has been wrote by someone else in another topic that user created.
Workaround
Especially in suggestion,I saw people recreating topics because of a misunderstanding of “Workaround”. But what does that mean? Well,a workaround is a solution to your suggestion. For example,if someone is suggesting this:
say nothing::looks
it would be easily workaroundable with this:
say []
Snip
Why did someone quote me and replaced my post with “<snip>”/“-snip-”? Is he trolling me? Does he want to play a joke on me by replacing my post with things I didn't say? Nope,no scams. See,when there is a long quote tree or a long post,you may want to snip in order to leave more space on the page. Pratically you just shortened a post to save space. (wiki link)
Sticky
This user asked me to read stickies! What does that mean? That's super simple. Have you ever seen this symbol? That's a sticky. It's a topic that is recommended to read before posting in that section.
Now for more complex things.
Necroposting
Necropost? What does it mean? It's because someone died? Nope. Nobody died. “Necro” means “death”,and posting… well… means posting. So? Are you posting a dead body? Not properly. You're posting under something… which is dead. It verifies when the topic is old and your post doesn't add anything to the discussion,or in cases of suggestion, it's a post under a post which suggestion is accepted or rejected.
Thread Hijacking
This is not much heard. It's when someone posts a post declaring another problem or something that isn't related to that topic. Maybe it's not very understandable,but with this example you will understand:

ZZZZZZZZZZZ wrote:

Hippo wrote:

Hey! I have this problem,when i put a block it automatically deletes. Can you help me fix this bug? Thanks
Wow,that's so strange , when I delete a block it comes back in the workspace. Can someone else answer to this?
pratically you used a post of someone to create a new thread. That's not very kind,since it doesn't add nothing to the discussion. (wiki link)
I hope I solved most of new scratcher's problems ! Ask me if there is another term you wanna know.

Last edited by Botcho_Otkho (March 6, 2018 17:37:46)


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wWSunPandaWw
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Common terms used in forums (GUIDE)

Kind-of-sort-of-maybe a Duplicate?

Botcho_Otkho
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Common terms used in forums (GUIDE)

wWSunPandaWw wrote:

Kind-of-sort-of-maybe a Duplicate?
Kinda,but there are things that @PrincessFlowerTV didn't wrote,and this topic is especially dedicated to forums,while her topic is dedicated to everything.

Last edited by Botcho_Otkho (March 6, 2018 17:38:35)


Hello! Moi is Botcho.

About me: Male / Catholic / Italian / Pizza lover / Hater of pineapple pizza / Undertale lover / Sagittarius / 13 years old / Walk-run cycles manager / Guitarist / Forum helper / Wiki Editor


Favourite games: Minecraft, Undertale My profile: click here!

Other: Donate an internet! Favourite communities: Roblox, Scratch Seasonal: nothing
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spIit
New to Scratch
12 posts

Common terms used in forums (GUIDE)

Nice! Asked for this to be stickied!
Botcho_Otkho
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Common terms used in forums (GUIDE)

spIit wrote:

Nice! Asked for this to be stickied!
Thanks!

Hello! Moi is Botcho.

About me: Male / Catholic / Italian / Pizza lover / Hater of pineapple pizza / Undertale lover / Sagittarius / 13 years old / Walk-run cycles manager / Guitarist / Forum helper / Wiki Editor


Favourite games: Minecraft, Undertale My profile: click here!

Other: Donate an internet! Favourite communities: Roblox, Scratch Seasonal: nothing
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Paddle2See
Scratch Team
1000+ posts

Common terms used in forums (GUIDE)

Botcho_Otkho wrote:

wWSunPandaWw wrote:

Kind-of-sort-of-maybe a Duplicate?
Kinda,but there are things that @PrincessFlowerTV didn't wrote,and this topic is especially dedicated to forums,while her topic is dedicated to everything.
Perhaps you could contribute a Forums section to her post? That way we can help avoid the dreaded issue of “sticky proliferation”, which steals space from actual use of the forum section.

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

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Botcho_Otkho
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Common terms used in forums (GUIDE)

Paddle2See wrote:

Botcho_Otkho wrote:

wWSunPandaWw wrote:

Kind-of-sort-of-maybe a Duplicate?
Kinda,but there are things that @PrincessFlowerTV didn't wrote,and this topic is especially dedicated to forums,while her topic is dedicated to everything.
Perhaps you could contribute a Forums section to her post? That way we can help avoid the dreaded issue of “sticky proliferation”, which steals space from actual use of the forum section.
Sure.

Hello! Moi is Botcho.

About me: Male / Catholic / Italian / Pizza lover / Hater of pineapple pizza / Undertale lover / Sagittarius / 13 years old / Walk-run cycles manager / Guitarist / Forum helper / Wiki Editor


Favourite games: Minecraft, Undertale My profile: click here!

Other: Donate an internet! Favourite communities: Roblox, Scratch Seasonal: nothing
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Paddle2See
Scratch Team
1000+ posts

Common terms used in forums (GUIDE)

Botcho_Otkho wrote:

Sure.
Thanks!

I think we need to be doing more of this - working to consolidate and improve our stickies rather than adding more and more of them.

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

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