|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.|
Scratch Suggestions was part of the Scratch Website, where any member of the Scratch Community who is not a New Scratcher could contribute suggestions concerning what they felt could improve Scratch — be it new functions for Scratch 2.0, the main site or even the forums. Shortly after Scratch 2.0 was launched, the site stopped functioning and it now displays a 404 page.
Each user got 10 votes to vote on any idea that they thought was a good one. When voting on an idea, the user could select whether they want to give the idea 1-3 votes.
One could get back some votes if an idea that they voted on was deleted or completed. One could also change his or her vote on a submission.
Other users could see how many votes someone gave to a suggestion by the orange number on their profile picture when they left a comment. One could also see how many average votes each person gave to a suggestion by looking on the right of the comments.
Users could also comment on other peoples' ideas. This was often used to praise the user's idea, give feedback on perhaps how to improve it, to say that it already exists, or the Scratch Team could use it to tell people whether the idea was rejected, accepted, or completed.
There are 5 categories to view on the site. They are as follows:
- Top Ideas — Suggestions that have the most votes
- Hot Ideas — Suggestions that are getting a lot of activity in the form of comments and votes
- New Ideas — The newest suggestions
- Accepted Ideas — Suggestions that have been labeled:
- Under Review — These are labeled dark gray.
- Planned — These are labeled yellow.
- Started — These are labeled green.
- Closed Ideas — Suggestions that have been closed.
- Completed — These are labeled purple.
- Declined — They are labeled light gray.
To discuss ideas you can visit the Suggestions forum.
Scratch Suggestions also has an RSS feed. The link for feed readers is http://suggest.scratch.mit.edu/forums/60449.atom