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furrypig
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Cloud data extensions in scratch 3.0

EDIT: This topic sunk deep into suggestions and popped back up lately because somebody posted, so some things in here might not be up to date (for example, scratch 3.0 is already out now, and the 128 char limit is far old and has actually been changed to 256). Since I have moved accounts and don't really care too much about managing suggestions here, if anybody else does agree with these suggestions, then it would be nice to create a new topic so I don't have to manage it.



(May be a duplicate, I don't know)

Some of these ideas were suggestions made on the “Cloud Variables Limited to 128 Characters Now?” topic, I'm just posting them here so that people can see them.

So, when the scratch team limited cloud variables to 128 characters due to financial and moderating problems a few months ago, it made it a lot harder to create cloud saving projects.

These ideas are for scratch 3.0 extensions that can save cloud data in new ways that make it easy to moderate while still allowing users to create certain kinds of cloud projects that became harder once the 128 character limit came.

Save data
A lot of users use cloud data for users to save their game. However, this is hard with the limit. So, perhaps have an extension that saves varialbes to the browser or to the computer. They aren't saved to the cloud, so other users can't see your data, but they stay the same for each user. I'm not sure how all these things work, but I'm pretty sure something like this would be useful.

Leaderboard
Allows saving usernames and scores to the cloud.
add to leaderboard with score (0)::extension
([score v] in position (1)::extension)
show leaderboard::extension
hide leaderboard::extension
<[user] on leaderboard?::extension>
(position of [user] on leaderboard::extension)

Recent changes
Shows the latest people to change a cloud variable.
((2) last person to change [cloud variable v]::extension)//the 2nd last person to change cloud variable
<(username) has changed [cloud variable v]::extension>

What are your opinions? Changes? More ideas?

Last edited by furrypig (June 20, 2019 23:10:27)


TheAdriCoolManDude
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Cloud data extensions in scratch 3.0

This is super confusing. Also, I think we should see cloud data on the project, as other users can see the history of what has been going on.

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ShinigamiBlacky
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Cloud data extensions in scratch 3.0

Am I understanding you right, cloudlist and putting Cloud into an exention?
If yes, no support to both
ScratchMarioMan64
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Cloud data extensions in scratch 3.0

I think the cloud leaderboard extension would be nice. It’s still like a list but its still got restrictions. Other than that I don’t see any need for really big cloud vars. They’ve always been a bit confusing.

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furrypig
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100+ posts

Cloud data extensions in scratch 3.0

ShinigamiBlacky wrote:

Am I understanding you right, cloudlist and putting Cloud into an exention?
If yes, no support to both
Um… Definitely not… I didn't even mention that… Maybe you read over the whole thing extremely fast?
edit: Oh, maybe you didn't read the post at all and that's why you're talking about something else. Or maybe you replied to the wrong topic?

Last edited by furrypig (July 28, 2018 21:58:14)


furrypig
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Cloud data extensions in scratch 3.0

TheAdriCoolManDude wrote:

This is super confusing. Also, I think we should see cloud data on the project, as other users can see the history of what has been going on.
Can you explain what is confusing? I understand it perfectly, but I guess some people might not.

GamerMarcus646
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Cloud data extensions in scratch 3.0

Man, does anyone remember the Cloud Data extension back then? Did Scratch remove it? I can't find it anymore.
furrypig
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Cloud data extensions in scratch 3.0

GamerMarcus646 wrote:

Man, does anyone remember the Cloud Data extension back then? Did Scratch remove it? I can't find it anymore.
This is in suggestions because it doesn't exist and never existed before. These blocks suggested never existed. Cloud variables have always been in the variables section, because they are such a small feature (just press more options when creating a variable), but this suggestion was to add more to them, making them worthy of an extension.

dhuls
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Cloud data extensions in scratch 3.0

For the save data and leaderboards i have no support because it would cost a LOT of money for the scratch and might add advertisements to scratch or make it not free (Please pay $10.00 or something to use Scratch) the last 2 blocks I do support

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furrypig
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Cloud data extensions in scratch 3.0

dhuls wrote:

For the save data and leaderboards i have no support because it would cost a LOT of money for the scratch and might add advertisements to scratch or make it not free (Please pay $10.00 or something to use Scratch) the last 2 blocks I do support
Yeah, the leaderboard might be expensive, so maybe not that. The last 2 are nice though because scratch already saves that data, so it wouldn't take anymore space, it would just become accessible from the project itself. But save data could probably use cookies or something to save because it's only saving for the user—not for everybody to see—so it wouldn't use the cloud, however there might be problems with it using the browser instead of saving specifically to a user.

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