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SeperateTitan92
Scratcher
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Suggestions Involving Project Review Status

Most Scratchers will probably know about the project review status. This is when a project can get removed or marked as NFE. If you don't know about it, then that's not a problem! You can find out about it here!

Anyway, I personally like the fact that Scratch is a child-friendly website, so I also like the project review status feature! I do, however, think that it should be improved slightly, which is what this forum topic is about. I have some ideas, and you are also welcome to post more on the topic! I'll add them to the list if they're reasonable! Feedback is also appreciated!

Here is a list of features that I think should be added to the project review status:

  • You should be able to mark your own projects/studios as NFE. This, for example, would be useful when making a project related to games that are rated 12+ (such as BATIM) but, although maybe slightly violent or containing slightly bad language, don't make major violations to the Community Guidelines. Responsible users can instead mark their own projects/studios. I am aware that most of the time there would be no need to include violence, but I think that it would, on rare occasions, be needed. That being said, members of the community who are 8-9 or 10 probably should not be seeing this content.

    It has been pointed out by @Za-Chary that people could make a really inappropriate project and just make it NFE. This way it couldn't be found or reported. I think that this is a good point and does need to be considered, but I still like the idea. I'm not sure what the best way to fix this is, but I'd appreciate ideas!

  • I think that there could be a small community guidelines guide in the section of rating your own projects, too. A quick reminder/list of what is/isn't appropriate for standard projects or NFE projects.

  • I think that projects and studios should be able to be tagged with things like ‘Violence’ or ‘BATIM’ or things like that. When searching, this could be in an advanced options window so that all things could be toggled on and off. I know that this means all of the problems are gathered in one place, however, so this may have to be done in a different way…

    Correction: This definitely has to be done in a different way. Maybe remove the violence tags and ones like that and keep ‘BATIM’? I like BATIM roleplays on Scratch a lot, but technically it is 12+.

  • Not really related, but I think studios should be able to have tags like projects.

  • Possibly split NFE into two: 10+ and 12+. This could be included in the already-mentioned guide.

    I don't mean you would need an account age, it just means 10+ is a lesser version of NFE, like something referencing a 12+ game but not breaking the Guidelines in any way. Maybe instead it could say that you are referencing 12+ games, which wouldn't be as dangerous as an option basically saying ‘Okay search function, bring me all the violent stuff.’

Thanks!
-SeperateTitan92

Last edited by SeperateTitan92 (April 8, 2019 19:13:53)


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Za-Chary
Scratch Team
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Suggestions Involving Project Review Status

SeperateTitan92 wrote:

You should be able to mark your own projects/studios as NFE. This, for example, would be useful when making a project related to games that are rated 12+ (such as BATIM) but, although maybe slightly violent or containing slightly bad language, don't make major violations to the Community Guidelines. Responsible users can instead mark their own projects/studios. I am aware that most of the time there would be no need to include violence, but I think that it would, on rare occasions, be needed. That being said, members of the community who are 8-9 or 10 probably should not be seeing this content.
I don't think this would work well. The NFE tag is more than just a tag — it also prevents projects from reaching the front page and rarely appears in search results. As a result, someone could make a really inappropriate project and just mark it NFE. That would decrease the chance that the Scratch Team finds it, and decreases the chance that someone could find it and report it as needed.

SeperateTitan92 wrote:

I think that there could be a small community guidelines guide in the section of rating your own projects, too. A quick reminder/list of what is/isn't appropriate for standard projects or NFE projects.
I agree with this — it could help. We could probably just use a section of what is allowed and what isn't — we don't necessarily need a whole separate category for NFE projects.

SeperateTitan92 wrote:

I think that projects and studios should be able to be tagged with things like ‘Violence’ or ‘BATIM’ or things like that. When searching, this could be in an advanced options window so that all things could be toggled on and off. I know that this means all of the problems are gathered in one place, however, so this may have to be done in a different way…
You could use tags already, right? I don't think we need such a system just to be able to view violent projects.

SeperateTitan92 wrote:

Not really related, but I think studios should be able to have tags like projects.
I guess I can agree with this. Maybe they could use the hashtag system when they upgrade forum pages to 3.0.

SeperateTitan92 wrote:

Possibly split NFE into two: 10+ and 12+. This could be included in the already-mentioned guide.
I don't think this would help anything. There isn't really a point to age-restricting stuff on Scratch because you can just lie about your age when you create an account.

SeperateTitan92 wrote:

Alongside violence, swearing and other things, people can also have certain phobias. Maybe this could be able to be tagged too.
I think a simple tag or warning in the Notes and Credits could do the job here. No need to create a separate rating for phobias.

Overall, you have some good ideas, but I don't think it's necessary to change the NFE rating at all. Age-restricting stuff on Scratch isn't the best idea, and the NFE rating is there for a reason — we don't really need ways to make it easier to find such projects.

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SeperateTitan92
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Suggestions Involving Project Review Status

I see what you mean. I'll update the list…

Hello! I'm currently working on a roleplay studio, and also some other things as well!

if <<(you :: sensing) have ([idea v] for (project :: #44c1ca) :: #7bee58) :: #a215d5> or <(you :: sensing) have ([idea v] for (roleplay theme :: #44c1ca) :: #7bee58) :: #a215d5>> then
go to ((me :: sensing)'s [profile v] :: #44c1ca)
post (idea :: sensing) :: #44c1ca

My scratch profile!
My forum topic where you can post ideas/requests!

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