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dietbacon
Scratch Team
29 posts

Shops, Points, and Pretend Currency Systems

Hi!

We are updating this policy in response to the questions we have seen asked about the original policy that was written here. To summarize, we do allow people to use pretend point based systems on Scratch, but there are 4 main things to remember when trying to use these systems:

  1. It must be a pretend currency that is not real or easily confused with real or crypto currencies.
  2. It needs to exist only on the Scratch website – it cannot require using another website, app, or browser add-on.
  3. Participation is optional – if someone remixes content from a Scratch project in a way that is consistent with Scratch Community Guidelines, but chooses not to “pay” for something intended to be used with the point system, they are allowed to do this.
  4. It must follow all Scratch Community Guidelines.

For more details about each of these items:

1. Any exchange system you create must be pretend, and should not be easily confused with real-world currencies.
  • Using real money or something that feels like a real currency, such as creating a new crypto-currency, is not allowed on Scratch.
  • You may not use Scratch to advertise, or buy and sell real things, services, or currencies. This means you cannot do things like buy or sell your personal belongings, crypto currencies, currencies/points for online games, or advertise any products or services.
  • We advise avoiding names like coins, money, and currency. Consider names like points, stardust, gems, candies, or credits instead. Be creative!

2. Your exchange system must be completely maintained on the Scratch website (through features like projects, comments, forum posts or studios)
  • If any feature of your system requires others to leave the Scratch website, use an app, or use a browser add-on or script in order to use your system fully, it is not allowed.

3. Participation must be completely optional, and you may not force someone to participate in your exchange system. (For example, all projects on Scratch are remixable, so you cannot demand others “pay” to remix your projects.)
  • It is not okay to use social actions (likes, favorites, views, or follows) as a form of payment. Scratch social actions should always be something that Scratchers give freely, not something they do because they are getting “paid” for it.
  • It is never okay to say mean or insulting things, or engage in inappropriate behavior because you do not like the system someone has created, or don't like the way they are or are not participating in it.

4. You must follow all Scratch Community Guidelines.
  • If we notice your system is involved in a high number of Community Guideline violations, we reserve the right to remove it from Scratch.


(This policy has been revised as of August 2023.)

Last edited by dietbacon (Aug. 11, 2023 18:17:27)

puppypearl2016
Scratcher
29 posts

Shops, Points, and Pretend Currency Systems

What if the buyer were to just take the item and not do anything to it and not give credit to the original owner? I would think that they should at least give credit.

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NilsTheBest
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Shops, Points, and Pretend Currency Systems

Thanks for the clarification! I've heard of some currency going on recently and wasn't sure as to whether it was reportable or not.

Last edited by NilsTheBest (Feb. 11, 2019 18:19:02)


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2009kid
Scratcher
100+ posts

Shops, Points, and Pretend Currency Systems

I don't get it.
I've never done such thing but I never knew about this. So I agree with this forum, that these bad things should be stopped.
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drmike51
Scratcher
84 posts

Shops, Points, and Pretend Currency Systems

Okay, how many points do I have? This is the first time i found something like this

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jakel181
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1000+ posts

Shops, Points, and Pretend Currency Systems

As par of what Nils said, Thanks for the clarification.

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NilsTheBest
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1000+ posts

Shops, Points, and Pretend Currency Systems

drmike51 wrote:

Okay, how many points do I have? This is the first time i found something like this
Have you read the full post yet? They were giving clarification on why it isn't necessarily a good idea to have a points / currency system on Scratch ^^

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World_Languages
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100+ posts

Shops, Points, and Pretend Currency Systems

dietbacon wrote:

  1. Participation in these point systems must be completely optional. You can create a studio with rules that you would like people to follow, but all of Scratch’s Community Guidelines still apply. For example, all projects on Scratch are remixable. If someone doesn’t give you ‘points’ for something, they can still remix, re-color, and share parts of those projects on Scratch as long as they follow the Community Guidelines.
  2. It is not okay to say mean things, demand that Scratchers ‘pay’ if they have remixed or used something from your projects, or encourage others to post mean comments to someone because they didn’t participate in the point system.
  3. Many of the projects being created require people to agree to some set of rules they must follow. Your project can include a list of rules, but it shouldn’t insist people do anything that doesn’t line up with our Community Guidelines.
  4. Using something that feels like a real currency, such as creating a new crypto-currency for these studios, is not allowed on Scratch. Creating your own pretend point system that you keep track of in projects, comments, or studios is fine, but you should avoid doing anything that feels more like real money than this. Scratch isn’t meant for advertising or buying and selling things with real-world money.
Thank you for clarifying
Oh, and also:
5. Scratch “status” systems aren't allowed either.

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felinemeower
Scratcher
11 posts

Shops, Points, and Pretend Currency Systems

I use points sometimes, but just to have a fun thing to do on Scratch. Is it a bad thing? Should I stop?

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sti_scratch
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1000+ posts

Shops, Points, and Pretend Currency Systems

puppypearl2016 wrote:

What if the buyer were to just take the item and not do anything to it and not give credit to the original owner? I would think that they should at least give credit.
Legally, they SHOULD give credit and do something to it, whether adding a red dot to the side or whatever, however small, however big. But legally, they are NOT obligated to give points, coins, crescents, whatever Scratch mallsims name them these days.
sti_scratch
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Shops, Points, and Pretend Currency Systems

World_Languages wrote:

dietbacon wrote:

  1. Participation in these point systems must be completely optional. You can create a studio with rules that you would like people to follow, but all of Scratch’s Community Guidelines still apply. For example, all projects on Scratch are remixable. If someone doesn’t give you ‘points’ for something, they can still remix, re-color, and share parts of those projects on Scratch as long as they follow the Community Guidelines.
  2. It is not okay to say mean things, demand that Scratchers ‘pay’ if they have remixed or used something from your projects, or encourage others to post mean comments to someone because they didn’t participate in the point system.
  3. Many of the projects being created require people to agree to some set of rules they must follow. Your project can include a list of rules, but it shouldn’t insist people do anything that doesn’t line up with our Community Guidelines.
  4. Using something that feels like a real currency, such as creating a new crypto-currency for these studios, is not allowed on Scratch. Creating your own pretend point system that you keep track of in projects, comments, or studios is fine, but you should avoid doing anything that feels more like real money than this. Scratch isn’t meant for advertising or buying and selling things with real-world money.
Thank you for clarifying
Oh, and also:
5. Scratch “status” systems aren't allowed either.
Please clarify what you mean by “'status' systems”.
-PoIar-
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Shops, Points, and Pretend Currency Systems

Thank you for the clarification!

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PopStarYoda
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Shops, Points, and Pretend Currency Systems

Thanks so much for clarifying!


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puppypearl2016
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Shops, Points, and Pretend Currency Systems

Ok thanks

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EncloCreations
Scratcher
500+ posts

Shops, Points, and Pretend Currency Systems

That fourth one felt like a huge spotlight being pointed at me haha. Seems good
ICantForgive
Scratcher
1 post

Shops, Points, and Pretend Currency Systems

hi
BlueLava_Productions
Scratcher
98 posts

Shops, Points, and Pretend Currency Systems

this is great because I was pretty scared when someone said recieve your mattcoin or something.

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drmike51
Scratcher
84 posts

Shops, Points, and Pretend Currency Systems

-TapiocaPearl- wrote:

drmike51 wrote:

Okay, how many points do I have? This is the first time i found something like this
what is your banking number?
I don't know?

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rabbitsnowflake
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Shops, Points, and Pretend Currency Systems

drmike51 wrote:

-TapiocaPearl- wrote:

drmike51 wrote:

Okay, how many points do I have? This is the first time i found something like this
what is your banking number?
I don't know?
So, you have to like fill out a form to join, so if your not part of any, you don’t have points!
ramsom11
Scratcher
95 posts

Shops, Points, and Pretend Currency Systems

I have 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 points, i could buy the whole website.

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