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Friends by Zelfen in Suggestions

Posts: 39

1: Zelfen wrote at 12:43:06 PM 29/7/20204269588
So I've been thinking about having an option to friend users in Scratch.

So basically you can send them a friend request, it'd be a button below follow.

If you are friends with a user, you can share projects with them

This will make a message appear for them, it'd look like this:

To prevent spamming with messages, there will be a little rule implemented, probably having to wait 5 minutes between sharing with friends.
Tell me if you support and why!
2: -InsanityPlays- wrote at 12:51:16 PM 29/7/20204269598
Friends? Collabs? Friend Studios? One word:
PMing
T_T
3: Zelfen wrote at 12:52:23 PM 29/7/20204269600

-InsanityPlays- wrote:

Friends? Collabs? Friend Studios? One word:
PMing
T_T
No, I'm not talking about that, just a simple option for sharing projects with them. I know all that is rejected
4: Zelfen wrote at 1:48:44 PM 29/7/20204269804
bump
5: Zelfen wrote at 3:23:20 PM 29/7/20204270196
bump again
6: Super_Scratch_Bros20 wrote at 3:26:56 PM 29/7/20204270209
I'm not really sure about this one yet. You might constantly get spammed with messages from your friends. Yes, I know that you said there would be a cooldown between projects, but you could just use project after project, just sharing them constantly. If you want it to end, you'll have to carry the guilt of having to un-friend the user to end it, and if they notice, you'll deeply hurt their feelings.

I'll think about it. I'll wait for other user input before making an official decision, but I'm lukewarm.
7: scratchastroLOL wrote at 3:32:17 PM 29/7/20204270235
im sure this was once a thing before. so there should be a reason why they removed it
8: qwertykid44 wrote at 3:34:38 PM 29/7/20204270249
I’d be OK with having a system where mutual followers can request to be friends and have it show somewhere, just as a little “Hey, I’m in company with this person.”

As with anything on Scratch that would be privately shared, you’d need to disable comments and maybe remixes/loves/favorites. Even then, it’s cumbersome to regulate.

Tl;dr, if it had no functional differences from being mutual followers, yeah.


Partial support for a partial implementation.
9: GrahamSH wrote at 3:36:00 PM 29/7/20204270258
I think maybe you could share a project with your followers, or followers you choose, and you could see them in a separate section, either by clicking on you username or in my stuff. And the person sharing it could choose to send notifications or not.
10: Zelfen wrote at 3:39:33 PM 29/7/20204270277

GrahamSH wrote:

I think maybe you could share a project with your followers, or followers you choose, and you could see them in a separate section, either by clicking on you username or in my stuff. And the person sharing it could choose to send notifications or not.
Yes, but that would mean that if someone was following a lot of people, they would have to click that button over and over. That's why I think using friends is better.
11: Super_Scratch_Bros20 wrote at 3:39:43 PM 29/7/20204270279

GrahamSH wrote:

I think maybe you could share a project with your followers, or followers you choose, and you could see them in a separate section, either by clicking on you username or in my stuff. And the person sharing it could choose to send notifications or not.

That's part of a whole other suggestion, though. However, you may be referring to inviting your followers to a studio that advertises a project. Lots of users don't like those studios, though, and get annoyed when studio advertisement invites clutter up their messages. How would this suggestion be any different?
12: Zelfen wrote at 3:40:33 PM 29/7/20204270283

Super_Scratch_Bros20 wrote:

I'm not really sure about this one yet. You might constantly get spammed with messages from your friends. Yes, I know that you said there would be a cooldown between projects, but you could just use project after project, just sharing them constantly. If you want it to end, you'll have to carry the guilt of having to un-friend the user to end it, and if they notice, you'll deeply hurt their feelings.

I'll think about it. I'll wait for other user input before making an official decision, but I'm lukewarm.
You could have an unfriend or disable notifications button (no u 60 second rule)
13: Super_Scratch_Bros20 wrote at 3:43:33 PM 29/7/20204270291

Zelfen wrote:

unfriend

Yet again, if the user you unfriend notices, they could get upset. The user could possibly start a flame war.

disable notifications button

This defeats the entire purpose of having friends.
14: scratchastroLOL wrote at 3:47:08 PM 29/7/20204270302

scratchastroLOL wrote:

im sure this was once a thing before. so there should be a reason why they removed it

Here's a picture of griffpatch's profile. Part of the picture says “No friends yet”, so I'm guessing this was a thing before.
15: Zelfen wrote at 3:48:47 PM 29/7/20204270308

scratchastroLOL wrote:

scratchastroLOL wrote:

im sure this was once a thing before. so there should be a reason why they removed it

Here's a picture of griffpatch's profile. Part of the picture says “No friends yet”, so I'm guessing this was a thing before.
-snip-
I heard it used to be followers, nothing special, the name was replaced with followers later, so, I'm guessing it didn't do much.
16: Super_Scratch_Bros20 wrote at 3:53:20 PM 29/7/20204270331
This seems very, very similar to this suggestion, while it does not have an official “friend” system. I'm going to ask a moderator if this is a duplicate, because the point of the friends system is so that you can advertise projects with your friends.
17: _ReykjaviK_ wrote at 4:45:03 PM 29/7/20204270552
You could use this as private messaging and that is rejected.
Also, what would you want to share with friends that you wouldn't share with the community?
And ,people would spam famous Scratchers with mail and they wouldn't like that.
18: Zelfen wrote at 4:56:08 PM 29/7/20204270621

_ReykjaviK_ wrote:

You could use this as private messaging and that is rejected.
Also, what would you want to share with friends that you wouldn't share with the community?
And ,people would spam famous Scratchers with mail and they wouldn't like that.
Look, first, you ask for permission to friend them, second, there is a cooldown, third, I don't plan on making friends see unshared projects, so no, it can't be used for private messaging.
19: Zelfen wrote at 5:36:00 PM 29/7/20204270763
bump bump bump
20: Jeffalo wrote at 5:38:25 PM 29/7/20204270769
im afraid not, it would cause more issues than none. a “workaround” would be to follow eachother.

i can imagine some cases where people would be quite mad