|This article or section documents a feature not included in the current version of Scratch (2.0). It is only useful from a historical perspective.|
Popular tags was a feature on Scratch 1.4 and a front page sidebar that displayed common tags in alphabetical order. Tags written in alphabets other than English were listed below the English tags. Popular tags were represented with increased boldness and font size, while less-used tags were not shown at all.
The most popular tags (in January 2013) were animación, animation, awesome, cat, cool, fun, funny, game, jogo, juego, lol, mario, music, Pokémon, simulation, sonic, spiel, story, waffles, and แอนนิเมชั่น (Thai for "animation").
- Main article: Project Tags#Problems
Tags were often abused and many users applied irrelevant tags in order to gain popularity or get their tag listed in the tag cloud. "Waffles" was a popular spam tag.
In Scratch 2.0, users lost the ability to tag other projects or apply more than three tags to their own, so the problem of spam tags was largely eliminated. There is not yet a substitute for "Popular Tags".