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ChocolatePi
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Spiffing up the Explore page (formerly "a better explore page")

Right now, when I open up the explore tab, here's what I see:



projects with 10000+ views that are really popular, and if I scroll down, I just see the same sort of thing.
I think everyone knows here that the ‘explore’ page is the least clicked of the three tabs, and it's just sorta sitting there. if I go into the other tabs of the explore page, I see sorta cruddy projects (i mean that in the best way possible).

So I think that the explore page should be more tailored to the scratcher's needs, sorta like the front page, but not quite so.

First, it should have a ‘Projects by Scratchers I’m Following' tab. This would be like the front page, but it would have lots of projects, sorta like when you go on your profile and go to “shared projects” and press “view all”. It would have a lot of projects by your following there.

Next, it should have a ‘Projects loved and/or favorited by scratchers I’m following' tab. This would be pretty self-explanatory, like the ‘view all’ of ‘shared projects’ again…

Here's where it gets interesting. It would have a “projects you might be interested in” section, which just goes through the projects you loved or favorited and seeing what tags they have in common, if they have any. This would be way more effective than just showing “art, animations, etc.” and having me see random coloring contests and warrior cats music videos I don't care about. This would bring me projects I'd actually like.

in conclusion, I think these new features would really get scratchers attracted to the explore page. It would be much better than just seeing random projects listed under tags, and would actually bring me to love and favorite more projects and support new scratchers and scratchers I already know more.

Last edited by ChocolatePi (June 18, 2015 00:49:03)

ChocolatePi
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Spiffing up the Explore page (formerly "a better explore page")

bump
Zappy1333
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Spiffing up the Explore page (formerly "a better explore page")

ChocolatePi
Scratcher
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Spiffing up the Explore page (formerly "a better explore page")

Zappy1333 wrote:

Support
Thanks!
Sonickyle
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Spiffing up the Explore page (formerly "a better explore page")

Yes support.

No I don't make projects anymore. I left some time ago.
I only check the forums every now and then, but other than that consider me retired.

I have made 2950+ posts / contributed to 2238+ topics
Zro716
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Spiffing up the Explore page (formerly "a better explore page")

support for PLBSIF and PBSIF sections

no support for the “projects you might be interested in”, and here's why: it would require serious server capabilities to get all those tags, evaluate 6-7 million projects, and spit out a couple dozen projects that were only found through the tags. second, some people don't like to tag correctly, so you will get irrelevant results sometimes. third, it would be bubbling you in, like google or youtube does. and last, if for example you previously loved an art project (like a blender rendering or inkscape logo), then you may not like to see tons of warrior cat art contests show up in that section. so while I would absolutely love if we could get recommended projects, it's just not feasible without perfect servers and a perfect correctly-tagging community

As a long time Scratcher, I have found new meaning to the name “Scratch”: for me, it means to “scratch that itch”, to come back again and again to realize new ideas in this toy language, even when I'm capable of creating my projects in real programming languages years later. It's a friend that helped me to pursue programming and get me to enjoy its fruit. I'm certain many others who have walked this path as well have grown fond of its importance in their life.
ChocolatePi
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Spiffing up the Explore page (formerly "a better explore page")

Zro716 wrote:

support for PLBSIF and PBSIF sections

no support for the “projects you might be interested in”, and here's why: it would require serious server capabilities to get all those tags, evaluate 6-7 million projects, and spit out a couple dozen projects that were only found through the tags. second, some people don't like to tag correctly, so you will get irrelevant results sometimes. third, it would be bubbling you in, like google or youtube does. and last, if for example you previously loved an art project (like a blender rendering or inkscape logo), then you may not like to see tons of warrior cat art contests show up in that section. so while I would absolutely love if we could get recommended projects, it's just not feasible without perfect servers and a perfect correctly-tagging community
true points. thanks for your support on the other sections!
Critic2100
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Spiffing up the Explore page (formerly "a better explore page")

SUPPORT!!!!!


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OmnipotentPotato
Scratcher
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Spiffing up the Explore page (formerly "a better explore page")

Zro716 wrote:

support for PLBSIF and PBSIF sections

no support for the “projects you might be interested in”, and here's why: it would require serious server capabilities to get all those tags, evaluate 6-7 million projects, and spit out a couple dozen projects that were only found through the tags. second, some people don't like to tag correctly, so you will get irrelevant results sometimes. third, it would be bubbling you in, like google or youtube does. and last, if for example you previously loved an art project (like a blender rendering or inkscape logo), then you may not like to see tons of warrior cat art contests show up in that section. so while I would absolutely love if we could get recommended projects, it's just not feasible without perfect servers and a perfect correctly-tagging community
This.
LBMCompany
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Spiffing up the Explore page (formerly "a better explore page")

Support!
Centrifugal
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Spiffing up the Explore page (formerly "a better explore page")

Zro716 wrote:

support for PLBSIF and PBSIF sections

no support for the “projects you might be interested in”, and here's why: it would require serious server capabilities to get all those tags, evaluate 6-7 million projects, and spit out a couple dozen projects that were only found through the tags. second, some people don't like to tag correctly, so you will get irrelevant results sometimes. third, it would be bubbling you in, like google or youtube does. and last, if for example you previously loved an art project (like a blender rendering or inkscape logo), then you may not like to see tons of warrior cat art contests show up in that section. so while I would absolutely love if we could get recommended projects, it's just not feasible without perfect servers and a perfect correctly-tagging community

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ChocolatePi
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Spiffing up the Explore page (formerly "a better explore page")

bump…..
Deerleg
Scratcher
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Spiffing up the Explore page (formerly "a better explore page")

Support!


peppermintpatty5
Scratcher
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Spiffing up the Explore page (formerly "a better explore page")

I agree very much. The explore tab is sort of pointless since it has all of the front paged projects.
Therefore, I HIGHLY support the idea of seeing projects by the scratchers that I follow.


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NolanAwesome
Scratcher
500+ posts

Spiffing up the Explore page (formerly "a better explore page")

Support (Even for the removed one! I think that the projects should have TWO tags in common though.)

ey em bord.
Scratchers to check out:
- DravenN
- SUPERMAR
- -Sunset-
- whadada
NOLAN | NO, ACTIVE, FOLLOWERS
(no really, no views on my projects)
Give me an internet
lcftf
Scratcher
100+ posts

Spiffing up the Explore page (formerly "a better explore page")

Support! I think I've clicked on the Explore tab……..once? Maybe twice?
Scratchter03
Scratcher
100+ posts

Spiffing up the Explore page (formerly "a better explore page")

*Blasts out of megaphone*

SUPPORT!

So the kumquat army is taking over Scratch, eh? Well, there is a prophecy…

There is one who was chosen by the Scratch Team…
That will defend from the-

*Prophecy eaten by evil Kumquat*

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ChocolatePi
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Spiffing up the Explore page (formerly "a better explore page")

Scratchter03 wrote:

*Blasts out of megaphone*

SUPPORT!
haha thanks!
goldfish678
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Spiffing up the Explore page (formerly "a better explore page")

Support in aisles 1-24, support in aisles 1-24

when she said
forever
play sound [aaaaaaaaaaaaa v] until done
end
i really felt that
peppermintpatty5
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Spiffing up the Explore page (formerly "a better explore page")

Bump!


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