Hey there! Hope you're having a nice day.
First at all, just to make it clear, I'm not venting, I was just thinking about a problem I think that Scratch should deal with.
So uh, I wanted to speak about something I have been thinking for quite a long time, I never told it though because I'm scared of what could happen if I try to express myself...
But, let's see what happens.
Scratch... Well... It's starting to get dangerous.
You have art thieves, bullies, and all kind of bad people around without getting banned, and then you've got those who are banned or muted for no reason.
Then, I've seen Scratch has become instead of a friendly place for children to talk an learn programming, a web for more than nothing, political fights.
You have LGTBQ+ fights, BLM fights, and pretty much everything which involves two sides.
This is what I think it's the worst thing, and that it should change.
For example, recently, I told something that some LGTBQ+ guys didn't like, even though I'm not homophobial or anything. They startes saying the same, "funny" joke about that of being "homophobial", "anti LGTBQ+" and all that stuff.
As you may see, this type of things only create mayhem, ashaming people who are in both sides of the conversation, and that's what makes me worry a lot.
I also don't know why Scratch should have political stuff, if it is supposed to be a kid-friendly place!
Yeah I know, some of you will say, "Bro that's how the world works today", and I also know that, but still, a child should not worry about that, right? They should just do homework, have fun with their friends, help their family... That's what a child should care about in my opinion, not about sides.
So yeah, I actually was thinking about this secretly for a very, very long time, and hide it because I think it could hurt some, but... I just had to say it, in the end, you shouldn't hide, right? Well, that's what I did.
I think that if Scratch is really a place that welcomes everybody, some things should be changed, specially the political part. Parents should teach that if they want, not the web.
So, that's all, thanks for reading! I'm gonna put water in my hands now, they're burning. XD
Have a nice day!