This is a huge topic in which I have linked topics with great tips and tricks to help out new forum users. Feel free to share this to welcome new users, and give them a safe resource to use when they need a little bit of assistance. In this topic I have links, helpful beginner tips, and more! Scroll down and read what you like! Please recommend topics to me in the “reply” section to add! Thanks to FearlessPhoenix for making this topic editable again after 6 months!!
NOTE: I have linked a bunch of additional topics in the “reply” section of this topic, before I was granted edit access to it again. Those topics are UBER helpful, so I 1000% suggest you check those out as well.
TOPICS BY OTHER FORUMERS
Featured on Hopscotch
Hello! As you can see, this my opinion about featured. Not just that though, also a message for everyone about featured
Okay so, a lot of people have been saying that the quality of featured has gone down. It kinda has been. But you know what I think? I think that getting featured is very encouraging, so giving featured to hops is going to encourage them to keep coding. And Hopscotch is all about learning to code, so encouraging and inspiring people on Hopscotch to keep coding by getting fe…
Another great topic about the same subject:
Ever wondered how to get on that opening page on hopscotch? Well if you did, then here is the best topic for you! *tell me if you want to add something
Make Something Original
If you have seen it before, you might not want to count on it getting featured. THT looks for a game or drawing that they have never seen. There are plenty of lists with bunches of games that have never been done before.
And of course these aren’t even close to the full amount of lists, just some of the li…
Polls on the Forum
You tap this gear icon:
It is located over the box when you enter your reply text, on the far right. You have a few options to choose from.
Single choice builds a poll that you only can choose one option in, like this poll:
Multiple choice builds a poll that you can choose muliple alternatives in. Here is a multiple choice poll:
Number rating This kind of poll is a poll where you can vote for a number rating. This is good for projects, for example. Here is a numbe…
Some other works by this same forumer:
Preference Menu on the Forum
strong textHello! In this topic I will guide you to the preferences menu, where you can customize your profile and change some of the settings that will be useful when you use the forum.
#Getting to the preferences options
[image] <— Tap here
To get to the page where you can edit everything, you need to have an account and be logged in to it.
Tap your profile picture, which you can find in the top right corner.
Then, tap the gear symbol that you can find in at the top of the menu …
Groups: Only for forumers who currently have a group
In this guide, I will show you something I discovered by editing my Summer Camp Group. This is not a duplication of this topic:
Why? Because I am not talking about adding an image as a group icon. I am talking about something that is called Font Awesome. Keep reading to learn more what it is and how to use it.
#What is Font Awesome?
Font Awesome is a set of icons that web developers can use to make their site look cool. If you know what Flat Icons is, it´s really similar to Font …
You might have noticed on the forum that there are different trust levels when you go to view Badges, and you might have wondered what they were:
What are trust levels?
Trust levels are a way of grouping users depending on how much time they've spent on the forum and how they've contributed to the forum.
There are 5 different trust levels on the forum:
How do trust levels work?
Everyone starts off as a new user (level 0) when they …
If that did not help you enough with trust levels, here is a link to a website that explains trust levels from THT:
This is actually not a topic, this is a reply to one of MY first topics!
Everything (literally everything!)
When you were a new user, did you ever make a topic and be told “SBYP” or “Come to my GT to talk”? Chances are, you didn’t know what that meant. Well, here’s to all the new users, so they do know!
Forum abbreviations and what they stand for
Here are some of them:
THT-the hopscotch team
OMTL-official mass tag list
CMTL-club mass tag list
FMTL-friend mass tag list
TTYL-talk to you later
SBYP-search before you post
How to make a topic
I’ve been seeing people lately asking “How do I make a general topic?” and “How do I make a topic?”, so here is how.
First, go to the Latest or New tab. (In this case, I’m going to the New tab)
Then, click/tap the gray “+ Ask a Question” button in the top right.
After that, you should see a bunch of boxes. Fill them out how you want to.
When you’re done, tap the green “+ Create Topic” button.
There you go, you’ve made a topic! If you have questi…
Hi everybody! I’m Ruined and this is my helpful guide to suspensions and deleted accounts. I am an expert at this as I have seen this happen multiple times over the last few months.
Deleted accounts can occur for many different reasons.
The account could be an alternate account for someone already on the forum
The owner of the account could have deleted their account
The system or owners of the forum just don’t want the account to exist
Now I’ll go in-depth on all of these …
OFFICIAL New Users Guide (More helpful topics!)
New User Guide To The Hopscotch Forum
Hello new user! This is the Hopscotch Forum, a place to talk about coding and Hopscotch! This post is an in-depth guide to help you get started here! This post will be split up into sections, if you want to learn more about one thing go to that section, or if you are squeaky clean new, read through them all in order!
Hopscotch Forum 101 - all the information you need about forum categories
How To Create A Post - a guide on how to create a po…
What Unlisting means
HELPFUL THT ANNOUCEMENTS
Hopscotch Curators: if you did not know about them!
We’re really excited to announce that
@SmileyAlyssa and @Madi_Hopscotch_ are volunteering for Hopscotch to help curate Featured! They are both long-time Hopscotchers who have shown a commitment to the community and its values. They will be on the lookout for fun, interesting projects to Feature, and welcome your help!
When you see a cool project, let them know tagging by @hopscotch-curators. The best place to do this is the Nominations for Featured topic: Nominations for Featured!
A quick ref…
Nominations for Featured: to nominate awesome projects!
We'd love your help with finding good projects to feature.
Especially projects by Hopscotchers who are not featured very often.
Lots of different types of projects are feature-worthy -- awesome games, drawing pads, mini-movies, projects that do something completely new on Hopscotch -- basically anything that makes you go..
To nominate someone:
Add the username, name and project link to this thread. (You can find the li…
Nominations for Featued 2.0: nominate awesome projects!
Docs and sharing
Hope you’re having an awesome week.
I’ve recently got some question on using Docs, like “is it okay to use Docs with my Hopscotch email?”
It is not okay to give out any kind of information that allows someone to talk to you outside of the forum, including an email that uses your Hopscotch name. For example, I couldn’t share that my email is “firstname.lastname@example.org” here (don’t worry, this doesn’t exist).
This is super important and here’s why:
Anyone can join this forum…
What can get your post deleted
Hey guys! Many of you asked us to provide more concrete and detailed guidelines for what can and cannot be posted. Here you go!
These are meant to be a guide, but they are not exhaustive. We’ll continue to add to these as new situations arise.
A non-exhaustive list of things that can get your post deleted:
Using swearing words
Bullying or trolling other users
Anything that a reasonable person would consider offensive, abusive, or hate speech.
Leaders (if you were unaware)
Here you can read more about what leaders are, what they do and how you could become one. If you don’t see an answer to your question, please post in the thread below and we’ll answer it.
Who are the leaders?
The leaders are regulars who have great knowledge of the community and set a positive example through their actions and their posts. Their job is to keep the forum a happy and helpful place.
What will my relationship be with them?
You can ask them questions about anything from forum pro…
Note: Read some on the replies on these topics! Users in the comments section share some really valuable tips as well. Also, feel free to contribute to any discussions on any of these topics!
1) Start off Easy!
I made SO many topics when I first started. So many, that THT had to put my account on hold for almost a week. All of my topics were decent, but my one tip would be to ease into it. Maybe start off by replying and liking. Then once the forum gets used to you, start making some topics to benefit the forum!
2) Follow the Community Guidelines
This is an easy one, but still very important. Being on the forum is super fun when you follow the rules. The rules are to keep all of us safe on this platform. If you see any sketchy activity, report it to a leader or THT member ASAP! We need everyone’s help in keeping our community safe and protected!
3) Do not get Discouraged!
I see this so often. New forumers will make drawing topics and similar topics, and half of their comments will be to SBYP. This make sense, and helps declutter the forum, but I have seen that it can discourage so many forumers. Sometimes all of their topics have SBYP in the comments section. Also, similar feelings can arise when leaders close your topics because you may not have SBYPed.
DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED! Just try and make topics that relate to current forum news!
4) Do not feel Obligated!
Don’t feel obligated that you have to make a informational topic that helps people. YOU DON’T! You can always just stick to asking questions, answering questions, and checking out other topics! If you want to be involved, try helping someone with tricky code or figure out a bug!
Do you have any more tips? PLEASE comment them down below and tag me! I would love to hear them!
Thank you to everyone who shared my topic already!
Any more topics you feel should be talked about? Comment down below and tag me, so I can add them to this topic! Thanks!! ALSO, let me know if you have any minor
but important tips you want me to add to this last segment!