Welcome to Coding Community! This is a studio hoping for more focus on the programming aspect of Scratch. If you'd like to join, just ask in the comments!
One of our main goals is the return of Scratch as a programming website. While we acknowledge that Scratch can be used for all purposes, we believe that the Scratch Team should do more to emphasize the computing and coding aspect of Scratch.
We accept the current uses of Scratch, but oppose decisions that deviate further from teaching programming. For example, we would not support an instant messaging feature or allowing scary FNAF projects. We draw the line when the interests of other subcommunities conflict with learning programming.
We highly value remixing and therefore oppose the restrictions of remixing. Particularly, we don't agree with anti-recolorers because their reasoning revolves around the art aspect of Scratch, at the expense of Scratch's and our own core ideals. We feel disappointed that people don't wish to share their works. The Coding Community sympathizes with free/libre and open-source activists and hopes that more Scratchers will welcome remixing. The ability to examine the project source is a powerful learning tool.
We also wish that more programming-related projects reach the front page. The majority of the community appreciates projects with graphical appeal or from certain fandoms, but these projects don't necessarily involve programming. We witness many amazing programming projects that are overlooked by other Scratchers and deserve more attention. Therefore, we add projects that we feel are underviewed.
Most importantly, the Coding Community would like to teach other Scratchers programming ideas, as well as further our own knowledge. We may feature programming tutorials and demos in the studio.
We also lobby for essential computer science constructs, such as custom blocks that report values (reporters) and lambdas (custom blocks that don't need names to exist). Although these features appear intimidating, they actually make programming much easier. If you'd like to learn more about these constructs and more about the community, check out these links: