Quite often I'll leave the text object blank on the stage, especially if the text is long and/or I'm going to shrink the size. Then I add the text and set the size with code blocks. I only do this to reduce clutter on the stage and since the stage only shows the text at 100%. Nothing's actually hidden though since anyone can look at the code in the editor. If you do this, to make it easier to work with, give each blank text an appropriate name so you know what it's for.
I guess it could be bad if someone wants to learn about what code that person did... but on the other hand, you wouldn't want plagiarism or copying but the person that looked at the code could be giving credit and maybe you never saw they added credit, I believe it depends on what type of person is using the code. WOW. this was long
I remember seeing MagmaPOP doing this once. It was on the one project where the plane followed your finger. The thing is, I really wanted to see the project's code (so I could have point Towards code), so I was disappointed when I couldn't see how he did this.
Overall, I think this more negatively affects people than positively, because most people don't even think about plagiarizing. Most people will just want to learn a new teqnique for doing something cool.
@Valgo Are you talking about projects in prior versions of the editor where objects could be dragged off the edge of the stage so there was no way to access them?
All objects can be accessed through the editor now so there's no way to hide or prevent access to code, right? (aside from certain json hacks that I won't go into because I agree with you that's it's best for the community to have visible code)
I was thinking of the exact same example... the object was hidden between the old Play and + buttons or behind the Play button or something. (I used to use a trick of using another text to display the x and y position coordinates of the object that I was trying to find)
I've learnt so so so much from looking at other people's code and people do give credit to each other. I think the whole community benefits when we share...
I do understand people feeling afraid of not getting credit for their original ideas, and others using it though, although I may feel differently (if lots of other people are using your code, i can see it as a compliment towards you if anything – you've inspired/given a new tool to heaps of people and I think that alone is rather lovely – but I know others might not feel that way).