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3001: Why is direction 0 up at 4:32:36 PM 21/2/20203848626

ThatOneWeirdDude wrote:

As I see it, normally pie graphs and charts put the smaller portions at the top, kinda marking the end/beginning. Thats my theory.

No, I don't really think that's related.

My guess is for simplicity – I suppose they thought degrees were “confusing” enough, so they made 0 as up to attempt to make things a bit easier.
3000: make a scratch editor dark theme at 12:05:05 PM 21/2/20203848399

Nambaseking01 wrote:

The Scratch Team doesn't care.

There's been no further discussion on the Github dark mode discussion. They're purposefully ignoring this suggestion.

Looks like they're kinda of getting selfish again – they've literally said it themselves: just because a suggestion has countless supporters doesn't mean it'll get added.

And when they removed “echo” for the sake of “simplicity”.

It's sad to see such a great suggestion get thrown into the trash – looks like userstyles are the only way to go now…
2999: How high is Scratch's horror tolerance? at 10:27:42 AM 21/2/20203848361

PrincessPandaLover wrote:

ResExsention wrote:

In simpler terms what about content that can unsettle but not scare?
You mean like:

  • Lions
  • Tigers
  • Bears
  • Wolves
  • Angry dog
  • Tapeworms
  • Trypophobia-inducing images
  • Someone with cancer
  • Lotsa fantasy violence
  • Your mother

Nope.

The entire idea is to build a massive amount of suspense with minimal use of mudane things, mostly through the use of anomalous phenomena: eerie silence, banging, and unexplained loss of people. However there are no jumpscares – the horror comes from the simple thought of “they're not alone”.

A milder form of psychological horror, if you'd like. It relies more on suspense than active scares.
2998: script limit at 11:40:41 AM 20/2/20203847459
You'd need a lot of scripts running at the same time to cause any kind of issue, though it depends on your specs.

Out of curiousity do projects that have countless scripts executing at the same time get taken down? (if the project isn't intentionally designed to cause errors)

WindOctahedron wrote:

Based on how you describe them, the humanoids wouldn't be too scary, either.
“They were never seen again”… I should think more about this one, but most likely okay, too.

The reason I'm concerned is because the humanoid acts as if it's haunting the person – appearing occasionally in order to get on your nerves.

In simpler terms what about content that can unsettle but not scare?
2996: How high is Scratch's horror tolerance? at 12:58:56 PM 19/2/20203846483
Jumpscares and dark, implied backstories are banned.

There's a small area that remains unaddressed though, but I'll just phrase this generally:

About how much horror can I use? It's always been one of my favorite genres, and my current stance on the limit was that suspense in a dark room would be fine as long as it doesn't lead to a scare.

Would such a thing be allowed? What about flickering lights? Sudden power loss? “They were never seen again” without further explanation? Glow-eyed black humanoids who stare at the player but nothing more – they don't appear suddenly either?

I've always wanted to create a project that functions as a more mild not-scary project that did have certain core horror elements.

Thanks for all your replies.
2995: MAP Question 2 at 12:48:32 PM 19/2/20203846474

OurPrincess wrote:

ResExsention wrote:

btw It'd be better if you made another thread instead of necroposting on this one but since you're the OP I guess it doesn't matter since it's still related.
He/she's not necroposting..


That's what I said about it not mattering.

Yes, it's a light necro, because it was already off the front page and we all deemed it no longer relevant, but it's still related so it's fine.

I just suggested making another thread but ofc it's not a requirement.

fdreerf wrote:

I suppose you're the exception to finding context.
-snip image i cant-
By the way, at the bottom page you'll find a dropdown list. You'll most likely find your native language there; click on it so the site is translated by lovely volunteers and contributors who did so much work.

English was my first language – learning Filipino though.

What made you think I wasn't English? I'm highly offended by your assumption but I'd be happy to forgive you.



You all do have a point, and I suppose “Love” won't be changed – I don't really like it though so I suppose I won't be clicking that button anymore.

However, I will be keeping this open still because I want to see what kind of a response the tooltip suggestion can garner.
2993: MAP Question 2 at 8:57:35 AM 19/2/20203846367

MicroSoftie wrote:

Okay, I have a question about Audacity: How do you get the song to be the right length/not too fast???!?

Just drag the bar at the end of a track to change the length.

I believe you can also change the playback speed through some menu somewhere but I don't recommend it because you could create some funky sounds.

btw It'd be better if you made another thread instead of necroposting on this one but since you're the OP I guess it doesn't matter since it's still related.
lol English is complicated.

The tooltip looks like it's getting support, though, so I'll leave it at that.

fdreerf wrote:

ResExsention wrote:

If that's the case then what would the word for showing affection to someone such as a parent, then? You're willing to degrade them to a project?
In that case, you use context™! Fun fact: humans are good at language and can usually figure out which definition is being used in a sentence, evident by contranyms.

But loving projects isn't a sentence. It's not even a word.

Not that I wish to offend you but it's because of this lack of explanation that I got initially confused.

OurPrincess wrote:

Old English, Middle English and the English we speak now are different. In Old English, they said “Thou” for people in a lower rank than them and those with the same rank as them and “You” for people in a higher rank than them. Now we just say “you”. Words and definitions change! Here is a link proving it: https://ideas.ted.com/20-words-that-once-meant-something-very-different/

Speaking Archaic English is still fun sometimes, though.

fdreerf wrote:

ResExsention wrote:

I was young, and from my standpoint it puzzled me.
I'm assuming this is not your first account then considering it's only 9 months old.

No. I'm a Scratch 2.0 veteran – let me see if that account still exists.

ElsieBreeze wrote:

ResExsention wrote:

That's a definition getting twisted by word of mouth. Yes, it did indeed happen but I don't think we should be putting slang for “like” on here, a) because it can be misleading and; b) if that's the case then is love to someone such as a parent equal to the love of a project, for example?
English is a descriptivist language, words are defined by how they're used (aka, word of mouth), and can have infinitely many defintions.

If that's the case then what would the word for showing affection to someone such as a parent, then? You're willing to degrade them to a project?

ElsieBreeze wrote:

ResExsention wrote:

ElsieBreeze wrote:

It may be useful to note that dictionaries often have numerous entries for words.

What you're looking for here is definiton 3 of `love` as a verb on Merriam-Webster, which is almost certainly of no issue here.

“the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration”.

“Attachment” and “devotion” still indicate something deeper, which isn't really a reflection of what people feel like.

Definition of “devotion”: “the fact or state of being ardently dedicated and loyal”
Thanks for not reading what I said, that's definiton 3 of love as a noun, I said to look for the one as a verb.

Merriam-Webster love (verb) (3) wrote:

to like or desire actively : take pleasure in
If you love a project you like it “actively”, as in, you enjoy doing (in this case “playing”) the project.

And since the definition is, quite literally, “to like activetly”, why should the button be changed to “like” when it has the same meaning?

Ayy, sorry about that. I'm a bit tired.

The reason I think it should be “like” is because out of every definition that's the only one not attributed to romance or similar.

Love should be used to indicate affection, because love itself is something deeper than simply enjoyment. Love would be affection to those closest to you. Is it really accurate to say that you love a certain project equally?

Yes, you do have a point, though. I agree.

fdreerf wrote:

Ok, how about this?
If you love a project, you enjoy it.
If you favorite a project, you enjoy it so much that's it's one of your favorites.
Huzzah, crisis solved! Now we know that when you click on these buttons, it means that you think the project is good!

I'm not questioning your intelligence, but how did you get confused about this in the first place? Do you really need a specific entry from a dictionary to create more confusion for yourself?

I was young, and from my standpoint it puzzled me. I understood favorites but back then both it and love had the same meaning in my mind.

Za-Chary wrote:

ResExsention wrote:

“Love” shouldn't be thrown around, because it signifies something more than just friendliness or approval. “Love” and “like” are two completely different words (wherein “love” is too intense and therefore completely inaccurate) – the rejected one only wants to reword stuff without changing the meaning.
I think “love” is tossed around a lot these days in real life, anyway. Someone once told me “I love your outfit!” This is certainly approval, and doesn't really suggest anything more.

Language changes and adapts over time, and evidently people use the word “love” for things more general than a close relationship with another person.

That's a definition getting twisted by word of mouth. Yes, it did indeed happen but I don't think we should be putting slang for “like” on here, a) because it can be misleading and; b) if that's the case then is love to someone such as a parent equal to the love of a project, for example?
2989: Make a cpu at 1:42:54 PM 17/2/20203844306
Er, what kind of CPU would you like? What do you want it to accomplish?

Za-Chary wrote:

Evidently renaming terminology used on Scratch is rejected, so I don't believe renaming “Love” to “Like” is something we are interested in. Some sort of help box might be a good idea, though — I see a lot of users wondering what the difference really is. But I don't think simply renaming “Love” to “Like” would make it any more clear.

“Love” shouldn't be thrown around, because it signifies something more than just friendliness or approval. “Love” and “like” are two completely different words (wherein “love” is too intense and therefore completely inaccurate) – the rejected one only wants to reword stuff without changing the meaning.
2987: Suggestion at 1:28:02 PM 17/2/20203844287
I guess they want a bug detector.

I dunno how this whole this is supposed to work, though. No support – it's better if a human tests it.

WindOctahedron wrote:

I doubt that there are a lot of people for whom it takes such a long time to figure it out.

Back when I didn't know the difference between a favorite and a love (and from my perspective the use of “love” puzzled me) it really was an issue.

I mean, I don't see how a suggestion such as this could hurt, because can we really assume that “there are a lot of people for whom it takes such a long time to figure out?”

Ok, ok, three months is a bit absurd, but still – why cause even a bit of confusion?

ElsieBreeze wrote:

It may be useful to note that dictionaries often have numerous entries for words.

What you're looking for here is definiton 3 of `love` as a verb on Merriam-Webster, which is almost certainly of no issue here.

“the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration”.

“Attachment” and “devotion” still indicate something deeper, which isn't really a reflection of what people feel like.

Definition of “devotion”: “the fact or state of being ardently dedicated and loyal”
2985: How often do you use comments? at 11:13:40 AM 17/2/20203844229
Well when I make stuff I prefer consistently. Translating: I'd rather use comments everywhere or not at all. In general I don't have the patience so I only use it for my more complicated scripts.
When I first joined Scratch it took me an astonishing three months to figure out what the star and heart buttons do. Of course I naturally hovered over the buttons to see if there was a tooltip and there happened to be none. The first suggestion of this is to add a description to both the “Love” and “Favorite” buttons so to not be confusing.

Secondly, related to this, I propose renaming “love” to “like”. The word “love” according to Merriam-Webster is "warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion“. As you can plainly see, the term should only be used if an object is more than ”friends“ with you, so to say – if the thing is something you are wholly devoted to. Not only is the term ”loving projects“ inaccurate and misleading, it doesn't really reflect a person's feelings for a project. Personally, when I ”love" a project it's a way of me expressing how much I enjoyed the project but it doesn't necessarily mean that I hold it as high as I would for family, for example. Also I suggest changing the icon from a heart to a thumbs up so that it isn't as confusing.
2983: Remove the Unfollow button at 10:53:57 AM 17/2/20203844210
Both of you, I think we should stop.

Reporting for closure – this thread has degenerated into a pseudo-flame war and by the looks of it nobody supports this suggestion.
2982: Remove the Unfollow button at 11:04:55 PM 16/2/20203843742
No support, I mean really? Unfollowing someone is not an indicator of whether you like a person or not. Also, is this really worth causing immense amounts of confusion, annoyance, and disappointment within the community?

Recommending closure as @OurPrincess stated. Everything seems to be negative support as far as I can tell.

By the way @OurPrincess, you can't really mute people…