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HarryPotterSTUFF123
Scratcher
2 posts

Why is the username's with the word follow are not allowed?

When I wanted to make an account so I can follow random people, It said it is not allowed. Please update it ST! And also, I am the one following. I never ask for followers.
when green flag clicked
forever
say [IM NOT THE ONE ASKING FOR FOLLOWERS] for (1000000000) secs
end

Last edited by HarryPotterSTUFF123 (July 30, 2020 06:27:44)

ThatOneWeirdDude
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Why is the username's with the word follow are not allowed?

This is to prevent follow all accounts, which are not allowed as accounts with the sole purpose of following people falls under Manipulating site statistics I believe spam, and thats against the guidelines,

Last edited by ThatOneWeirdDude (July 30, 2020 13:27:52)

HarryPotterSTUFF123
Scratcher
2 posts

Why is the username's with the word follow are not allowed?

ThatOneWeirdDude wrote:

This is to prevent follow all accounts, which are not allowed as accounts with the sole purpose of following people falls under Manipulating site statistics I believe, and thats against the ToS
Ohhh. Thanks!
Col_Cat228
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Why is the username's with the word follow are not allowed?

scratchykit5743
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Why is the username's with the word follow are not allowed?

to prevent manipulative follow-me schemes.



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Zoomer_X
Scratcher
500+ posts

Why is the username's with the word follow are not allowed?

Scratch doesn't allow follow accounts. It must think that “follow account” may mean that you go and get 999999999999999 followers, not it's an account.

Here:

when a member of the scratch team :: events :: hat
if <sees "follow account" :: looks > then
think [that's an account to get a bunch of followers]
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bubbly_513
Scratcher
14 posts

Why is the username's with the word follow are not allowed?

Scratch isn't for fame, but when a username has the word follow in it, it's normally for fame. I think that's why the word follow isn't allowed in usernames.

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scratchykit5743
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Why is the username's with the word follow are not allowed?

to prevent some certain types of scamming.

[Removed - please keep it all-ages]

Last edited by Harakou (Sept. 21, 2020 02:08:07)




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Byron_Inc
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Why is the username's with the word follow are not allowed?

This is to prevent “follow all” accounts, which can manipulate Scratch's statistics. It is said in the Term Of Use, which everyone agreed when one made accounts.

Term Of Use 3.5.5 wrote:

You agree not to use Scratch in any way intended to disrupt the service, gain unauthorized access to the service, or interfere with any other user's ability to use the service. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to:
-snip-
Using alternate accounts or organizing voting groups to manipulate site statistics, such as purposely trying to get on the “What the Community is Loving/Remixing” rows of the front page.


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Bluebatstar
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Why is the username's with the word follow are not allowed?

Byron_Inc wrote:

This is to prevent “follow all” accounts, which can manipulate Scratch's statistics. It is said in the Term Of Use, which everyone agreed when one made accounts.

Term Of Use 3.5.5 wrote:

You agree not to use Scratch in any way intended to disrupt the service, gain unauthorized access to the service, or interfere with any other user's ability to use the service. Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to:
-snip-
Using alternate accounts or organizing voting groups to manipulate site statistics, such as purposely trying to get on the “What the Community is Loving/Remixing” rows of the front page.
They're not banned because of Manipulating Site Statistics, they're banned because they're considered spam.
They're still banned though, nonetheless.

Last edited by Bluebatstar (Sept. 21, 2020 15:38:00)


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willowmint-
Scratcher
500+ posts

Why is the username's with the word follow are not allowed?

Wait I'm confused about how this is manipulating the site statistics… There isn't any section for “most followed” so follows don't actually affect the stats!

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TheForumDoge
New to Scratch
5 posts

Why is the username's with the word follow are not allowed?

willowmint- wrote:

Wait I'm confused about how this is manipulating the site statistics… There isn't any section for “most followed” so follows don't actually affect the stats!
Much agree. I doesn't think it many manipulate site statistics, but rather just really spam. also annoying.

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Za-Chary
Scratch Team
1000+ posts

Why is the username's with the word follow are not allowed?

willowmint- wrote:

Wait I'm confused about how this is manipulating the site statistics… There isn't any section for “most followed” so follows don't actually affect the stats!
That's correct. The “free follow” accounts are banned because they're just plain spam. We don't really want to encourage that Scratch and followers are all about the numbers.

This is my forum signature! On a forum post, it is okay for Scratchers to advertise in their forum signature. The signature is the stuff that shows up below the horizontal line on the post. It will show up on every post I make.
willowmint-
Scratcher
500+ posts

Why is the username's with the word follow are not allowed?

Za-Chary wrote:

willowmint- wrote:

Wait I'm confused about how this is manipulating the site statistics… There isn't any section for “most followed” so follows don't actually affect the stats!
That's correct. The “free follow” accounts are banned because they're just plain spam. We don't really want to encourage that Scratch and followers are all about the numbers.
Oh okay, thank you!

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