Guide Hub


Welcome to the Guide Hub!


The Guide Hub is the centralized location for both the informational guides an author might need to help learn how to navigate the site, as well as the rules that all members of the SCP-Wiki Community agree to follow. While not all of these guides are rules-specific, many of them are essential to ensuring that authors have as pleasant a time interacting with the site as possible.

If you have an idea for an informational page that you'd like to see added to this list, please contact a staff member.

This page is not an exhaustive list of all guides and essays that have been posted to the site, but rather a collection of the most important, up-to-date, and helpful guides that the SCP Foundation Wiki has to offer. For a complete collection of all guides and essays, please consult the Comprehensive Guide Hub.

Required Reading

These pages have information on the foremost basics of the site and its community.

For all community members:

  • Site Rules: You will be expected to know and understand the rules of the wiki. Being ignorant of a rule does not excuse you if you break it.
  • Guide for Newbies: A guide that covers site applications, general site behavior, tips for being a good member, tips on writing, and more. Required reading for all site members.
  • Chat Guide: The guide to the Foundation's IRC chatrooms. Covers registering, connecting, bannable offenses, chat operators, discussion suggestions, and secondary chatrooms.
  • Official Anti-Harassment Policy: Code of conduct applying to all SCP Foundation community spaces.
  • FAQ: Frequently asked questions and answers about the SCP universe premise, how the site/wiki works, and how to interact with the community.

For all site authors:

  • How to Write an SCP: Covers concept development, containment procedures, clinical tone, how to write humanoids, code formatting and more. Basic coding templates are here. Read this before writing your first article.
  • The Greenlight Policy: An explanation of the Greenlight forum policy. Read this if you want to get idea or draft critique, don't know what the Greenlight policy is, or want to get Greenlights.

Site Policies

  • Criticism Policy: The SCP Wiki's policy on giving and receiving critique.
  • Deletions Policy: An explanation of how, when, and why pages are deleted from the site. Read this before putting an article on the mainlist.
  • CSS Policy: Regarding style component accessibility requirements, and what can and can’t be done with a CSS theme on the SCP wiki.
  • Donations Policy: Read here if you want to add donation options like Patreon links to your work.
  • Image Use Policy: Take a look here if you're planning on using images in your SCPs or tales.
  • Rewrite Policy: A guide detailing the standard procedure for rewriting articles due to age, low rating, author request, and so on.

Staff Information & Licensing

  • Contact Staff: A quick overview of the SCP wiki’s staff teams and whom to reach out to with questions, comments, concerns, etc.
  • Meet The Staff: The full list of SCP wiki staff members.
  • Licensing Guide: For anyone who wants to make games, posters, merchandise, or any other derivatives based on the SCP Foundation. It explains the uses and necessities of Creative Commons as it applies to this site.

Community and Navigation

Writing Guides

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