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The Welcoming Committee answers questions new users may have about Scratch through welcoming projects in the Welcoming Committee studio. To join the committee, users must to submit a welcoming project.

The Welcoming Committee curators are Scratchers who have been chosen to help review and add these projects to the studio. The curators are members of the Scratch Team and 11 people chosen by the Scratch Team to curate, which are P110, LiFaytheGoblin, EH7meow, dolphingirl36, CrazyNimbus, Really_A, ZaharaMar, chacharosie8888, Hamish752, amateurradiogeek15, Denciethepenguin, -Cherri-, Abstract-, and ItchyCatIII. This article is a guide to help them decide which projects to add to the studio. When someone requests that their project be added to the studio, the curators should consider both the user and the project. Curators should also reply to the original request saying that it's been reviewed to avoid confusion.

If you are ever unsure whether a project belongs in the studio, feel free to comment on another curator's profile page.

The user

Since the point of the Welcoming Committee is to welcome new users to the website and answer any questions they may have, it is important that any Welcoming Committee member is a Scratcher rather than a New Scratcher. If a New Scratcher asks to have a project added, you can ask them to wait until they've gained more experienced with Scratch.

The project

For many new users, a Welcoming Committee project might be one of the first things they will see on the Scratch website, so we want it to be really welcoming. Before you add a project, make sure that it...

  • Is friendly, welcoming, and enthusiastic.
  • Describes something that the creator likes about Scratch.
  • Invites New Scratchers to comment on the project to introduce themselves and ask questions.
  • Includes a brief introduction to Scratch.
  • Links to the Scratch Wiki and another helpful place.
  • Looks appealing and includes a backdrop or a couple of sprites.

Examples

Here are some example Welcoming Committee projects that fulfill the requirements: Welcome to Scratch! :) by cheddargirl, Welcome to Scratch! by fungirl123, and Welcome to Scratch! by Lightnin.

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