Nice job, mack. Thanks for the clarification.
(though it would have been sooper funny had the page not been tagged…)
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Okay, wait - if collaboration isn't for SCPs, we still need something for open logs and the like.
IMHO, at least.
Open logs are collaborative and supplement, often times with experiment thrown in. The main SCP article, however, shouldn't be collaborative.
Tagged correctly now.
I'm not going to tag:
As they are by it's supposed to be approved first.
Might I humbly suggest this get added to the "Guides" dropdown menu at the top of the wiki?
Oh, I'm very well aware. But considering how much hubbub there has been of late about people making sure to refer to this when tagging their work, I should think it ought to be a bit easier to get to than it currently is. Looking at the backlinks, it only currently is linked to from these:
Note that the first and last of those are subordinate pages to this one. If you don't know this guide exists, and you've not read every single guide, then it seems doubtful that you'd find it. After all, if my memory serves, we only expect new folks to read the Site Rules and Guide to Newbies as part of the application process, and then the How to Write an SCP guide if one is going on to actually write rather than merely lurk.
I'd argue it to be "core" as much as anything, since it seems to be something the site administration has agreed upon as the standardized way for tagging pages. Heck, at the very least I'm a little surprised that it doesn't appear here under bullet eight ("add tags")!
Most of the hubbub is all because these guides are new. This is only the second push to clean them up that I'm aware of, and Mac is very passionate about it. But then there's more then one senior staff pushing it as a good idea, and I think it's important too (right up with hosting of images).
They're most likely going to add this to the inital writing page, somewhere below "fixing the title when you create a new page" stuff.
Did someone get rid of the "Eric" GOI?
BTW, for the time being, all original creepypasta pages must also be tagged with 'tale'. And non-original creepypasta must also be tagged with 'delete', because we're going to remove them from the site soon. (I covered the latter already, and most of the former as well, excepting articles from the past couple weeks.)
I'm not gonna update the Tag Guide to reflect this yet, because this is potentially a stopgap measure. Mackenzie, I'll leave that to you (either to update, or change how things work so that the original creepypasta we have can be transferred to the new site). Thanks in advance! :)
It was deleted on the grounds that the Foundation is scientifically-based and does not accept the premise of a "soul".
I propose, in its place, the tag "persona". An SCP which can impose a specific personality upon an entity or object, temporarily or permanently overwriting whatever personality may already exist therein.
The problem with a tag for the concept you're describing is this:
We already have the tags mind-affecting and memory-affecting which, when used in conjunction, covers someone's personality being completely overwritten. If you then qualify that with "oh, but it's a -specific- personality" then this tag would logically apply to anything with a specific personality, which would include almost all sentient-and-sapient entities in containment. If you then say, "oh, but it would only apply to things that -overwrite- with a specific personality"…
I'm really not comfortable with the idea of having a tag for this.
As an aside, SCP-035 wouldn't even qualify for it; it's obvious to everyone involved that the body is being controlled by the mask if they put it on, and removing the mask causes the body to die off.