The logo of the Scratch Wiki, a globe featuring the Scratch Cat (mascot of Scratch)
Type of site
|Available in||9 editions|
|Users||1,655 (as of March 23, 2018)|
|Launched||January 9, 2008|
|Creative Commons license|
|Written in||L A M P platform|
The Scratch Wiki is a medium-sized wiki for the Scratch educational programming language and its website, history, and phenomena surrounding it. The wiki is supported by the Scratch Team (developers of Scratch), but is primarily written by Scratchers (users of Scratch). The Scratch Wiki is a common source of information for scripts (code) and tutorials, and it continues to grow as Scratchers often use it for information. It currently has over 1,000 articles.
On December 6th, 2008, a sole Wikia user by the name of LukeTek created the Scratch Programming Wiki, without Scratch Team involvement. He later transferred ownership to another user, JuiceyBox, who later also handed over to Lucario621, the only remaining founder. Lucario621 advertised the wiki in the Scratch website's Miscellaneous forum, thereby attracting many users' interest in the wiki. However, the articles were about specific Scratch projects, users, and other user-generated content, which deterred further interest in the wiki, and it fell dormant but continued to slowly grow.
Eventually, the wiki came to the attention of the Scratch Team. They approved of the concept, but the wiki as it was then had a few problems that needed to be solved:
- The wiki contained advertisements.
- The wiki was not on a scratch.mit.edu domain.
- It was impossible to certify that users on the wiki were who they said they were on Scratch.
To resolve these problems, three users, andresmh, JSO, and Lucario621, recreated the Scratch Wiki on MIT servers on June 3, 2010. This resolved all three problems:
- The wiki now did not contain advertisements.
- The wiki was now on a scratch.mit.edu domain (specifically,
wiki.scratch.mit.edu, though this was later changed to
- The new account request system confirmed that users on the wiki were the same users on the main website.
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