Don't Let People Who Think Block Based Coding Stop Us!

Note: This story has a good ending, and is related to Hopscotch! Please do not flag!

Hey guys. So I need to say something...

I'm made fun of for using hopscotch...

All of my friends call it fake coding, and they say that if you use it then you're too lazy to ever make a real program and you'll never be a great programmer. If you don't know, my dream job is to work at Hopscotch as a software developer, so it really hurt my feelings that ALL of my friends think Hopscotch is useless. (Except for @RussellPROfant! Thanks for sticking with Hopscotch! :slight_smile: ) the reason I haven't posted very many projects on Hopscotch recently is because I kinda gave up because all of my "friends" discouraged me.

My friends are also kinda mad at me because, at our school, we used to have a programming club. I thought it would be cool to have a Hopscotch club at our school, so I convinced the teachers to add a Hopscotch club. During the process, they also removed the programming club. That was all of my friends favorite club, and they're blaming me for its removal, and they hate me now because they're in bad clubs.

But the point of my message isn't to get pity. It's to spread the message, that not only Hopscotch isn't bad, but all Block-Based coding isn't bad or weird.

Spread the word!! Use the hashtag #BlockCodingIsntBad, and we can make projects that spread the word!

And if someone can manage to make a profile picture for me that shows that Block-Bases coding isn't bad, that would be awesome!

Can someone get me the OMTL?

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Same with all my friends they say it's
"Fake coding" and it's to easy
But then I just say
"Hmmmm then I wonder why your best project has 0 likes 4 plays and it is a remix"

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OMTL

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I was reading this topic right as I got tagged. My only friend/family member that really cares about coding was thinking about using HS and never made fun of me. Also, we have been working on an RPG based off of my homemade comic books together.

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I mesn, most kids don't think juist HS is lame but al coding is

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Interesting.
My friends don't know that I use hopscotch or code X3

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Then those are not your true friends, that don't support you, in your dreams.

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There are people at my school that say block based programming isn't real and is for babies :(

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Tell them to name one baby that can do it.

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Well, it's really the decision between them, or having no friends.

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Actually, they are somewhat right. Hopscotch isn't REAL programming, but it helps you learn the CONCEPT of code. It helps you learn code FASTER. I'm learning JavaScript (But I don't care for it, I want to learn Python) right now, and if I didn't use Hopscotch, I would be totally lost, and I couldn't figure ANYTHING out. So, stick with Hopscotch! Also, this is my advice, it is a bit mean. But, I don't care much for friends, I think they get in the way of me and and my goal in life. But, don't listen to me. No offense meant.

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#BlockCodingIsntBad

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Did you tell your friends that? Did you SHOW them Hopscotch?

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Hi Liza—

Oooops, sorry :sweat_smile:

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Yeah this is REALLY confusing.... :sweat_smile:

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No one makes fun of me.

Because my friends only know how to program in hopscotch

While I can program in more stuff so k

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Some of my friends don't even know that I'm on Hopscotch :joy:

*Do you mean:
...Block Based Coding (is bad) Stop Us?

Sorry, I don't get it.

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There's an app called "Devkit" on the App Store.
It uses blocks to code just like Hopscotch.
It's allot more difficult to use than Hopscotch.
Lots of 2D games on the App Store could be made and published with Devkit.
So projects made with block coding can be advanced .

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