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XCat
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Introduction

I'm guessing you're here because you want to learn more about the amazing Requests forum, and if so, you've come to the right place! Whether you are completely new to the Requests forum and want to dive in to the wonderful world of shops, or whether you are an experienced Requester looking for tips on applying for positions and owning shops, at least one of these topics will have something for you!

Please also note that many of these topics are actually found in the Collaborations forum, however I believe that they are useful for those interested in the world of shops too, since there is quite a bit of overlap. Please also note that even all the guides in this topic put together barely scratch the surface of the Requests forum, and the best way to learn is to dive in and give it a shot! If you have created or know of any more topics that could be added to this list, feel free to let me know! Enjoy!

The List of Helpful Topics

General
Want to get a feel for what the Requests forum and shops are about? And what is a shop, in the first place? Check out the following guides to find the answers to these questions, and more!

  • Welcome to the Scratch Requests Forum 2.0 by @rainpelt28
    Totally new to this forum? This topic is a great place to get started!
  • What Are Shops? by @congyingzhou
    What are these weird and wonderful things called shops you've been hearing so much about? Find out here!
  • And don't forget to check out the latest Shop Directory! It's a great place to see the amazing range of shops available to order from and work for.

For Shop Workers
Interested in working at shops, or wanting to improve your skills and your applications? Check out the following guides to boost your acceptance rates and get a feel for what shop owners are looking for!

  • How To Be A Good Applicant by @makethebrainhappy
    How do I get accepted at a shop? What is the owner looking for? Though this topic is directed at the Collaboration forum, it is a great resource for improving your applications, and of course, your acceptance rate!
  • Writing Your Resume And Hitting The Mark by @makethebrainhappy
    Again, this is directed at the Collaboration forum, but it is an indispensable tool when applying for shops which require a resume!

For Shop Owners
Interested in making your own shop? Or maybe you already own one but want to improve your formatting and people management skills? These topics are the place to go!

  • Guide to making a Successful Shop by @makethebrainhappy
    This is the go-to guide for aspiring shop owners, and experienced shop owners aiming to improve their skills! Made by the owner of the largest shop on Scratch, you can't go wrong with the advice in this guide!
  • Creating a Front Page for your Collaboration - A Guide by @makethebrainhappy
    Again, this is more directed at the Collaboration forum, but this is still a fantastic guide for formatting your shop!
  • What to do with members who are inactive? by @moonfairy
    Once more, this is more directed at the Collaboration forum, but much of the same advice can be applied to workers at your shop.

Ordering / Requesting
Feeling that your skills might not be up to a particular task? Try ordering from a shop or requesting on a new topic, as outlined by the fantastic guides below!

  • Making Amazing Requests! by @hellounicorns2
    This is the go-to guide for ordering from Requests shops or requesting on a new topic. You can't go wrong with the advice there!
  • Create A Successful Request Post! by @strawberrixxx
    New and updated, this guide will ensure you come away with a product that satisfies you on your own request post!

Last edited by XCat (June 7, 2023 11:19:03)



LotusLavender
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This is really useful advice! Reported to be stickied!

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kitten769
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Deserved sticky! Very helpful guide!

Milkysplash
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Congrats on the sticky!

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-MysticRose-
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ooh congrats on the sticky, and so soon after creation too!

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XCat
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^^ Thanks for all the support!


congyingzhou
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New sticky wow
soon the Requests forum is going to be packed with these lol

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XCat
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congyingzhou wrote:

New sticky wow
soon the Requests forum is going to be packed with these lol
Paddle seemed to suggest that Requests wouldn't need any more stickies since this was made since other guides and helpful topics could just be dumped in this list.

Last edited by XCat (June 5, 2020 02:36:53)



LesBeProud-
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Wow, nice job on the sticky! Seems like a super helpful guide, especially for someone new to the forums

clove-
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Congrats on the sticky! This is an awesome addition to the forum, especially for new forumers!

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BGMead
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Sticked, congrats!

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MiaTheMia
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this is great!

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LankyBox01
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why are there only 11 replies lol

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XCat
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^^ Thanks everyone for all the kind words!

LankyBox01 wrote:

why are there only 11 replies lol
Because no-one's really advertising here

lovepup3 wrote:

https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/430572/?page=1#post-4319587
Hi there! Please don't advertise here, but you can advertise in other places, as listed by this topic.


JC20092009
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Hi! Could you please add this topic?
sctstc
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I have a request: remove the Messages section
Thx!
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maxpasenyants
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thanks for the advice!

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-MyNewAccount-
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Please link the shop directory 13.0.
edit: last post lol B)

Last edited by -MyNewAccount- (July 14, 2021 14:04:37)


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