NOTE: This is in no way official or required, but just one format to help you ask your question clearer and therefore receive better results.
This thread is a guide, like my many others, to teach you something. This guide will teach you how to ask questions to receive maximum response.
Step 1: Make Sure You Do Not Already Have an Answer
Check this forum, use the search bar, and check the wiki to make sure your question has not already been answered.
Step 2: State Your Problem
Of course, in order to solve your problem, we'd need to know your problem. Just tell us your problem on what is not working or what you would like to accomplish. Upload your project (to a test account if you'd like) so we can download it and look at your scripts.
Step 3: Explain Your Problem
If you know it's one block that's causing the problem, or you want your stickman to jump a specific height, tell us so we can help you even more.
Step 4: Wait
That's right, waiting is part of the process. Hopefully you'll get answers soon enough.
Basic Format for Questions:
Problem: (what you plan on accomplishing)
Details: (which part is going wrong? what numbers/keys do you want us to use?)
Project Link: (the link to the project, of course. see miniguide: linking below)
Any Other Links: (maybe you'd like your character to move like a certain project's, but also able to go through certain walls)
If you are asking a question about scripts, I hope you have read this so you can understand the factors that make it easier for us to answer your questions. Or else most of the replies you'll get will be "what's wrong?" or "project link please". Good luck with your project and remember, I'll be here to help anyone!
As I have said, linking projects will help us find your project faster. Use the tags [url] before the link and [/url] after the link to make a clickable link. For example, [url]scratch.mit.edu[/url] creates: scratch.mit.edu. More info on the other BBCode that can be used in the forums here.
If this, however, is too complicated for you, just post the url without the tags or the name. (However, if you just post a name, it may get confusing for you may have multiple versions.)
Another way is just to use the (new) scratch blocks to show us your script if you would not like to upload it or you currently cannot upload it. Make sure to show everything that may be relevant to your problem.
Last edited by kayybee (2012-01-28 18:41:14)
Very helpful guide! Some very new Scratchers may not understand how to link to their project. Perhaps a short explanation on the linking procedure would be helpful? Or, just mention that if they can't link, at least give the name of the project so we can track it down.
Great job getting a sticky!
...Perhaps a short explanation on the linking procedure would be helpful? Or, just mention that if they can't link, at least give the name of the project so we can track it down.
Link to project visually explained:
Maybe kayybee edits this into his topic?
Whoops, typo showing an extra [b]!
hey friends,could somebody tell me what a script and sprite is?
Well first, hello and welcome to Scratch!
Now, to answer your question, a script is a stack of blocks and a sprite is an object. For example, this is a script:
when gf clicked turn ccw (5) degrees repeat (5) move (1) steps endAnd the scratch cat is a sprite. It's as simple as that.