173 Anniversary Hub
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What this is

A bunch of miscellaneous CSS 'improvements' that I, CroquemboucheCroquembouche, use on a bunch of pages because I think it makes them easier to deal with.

The changes this component makes are bunch of really trivial modifications to ease the writing experience and to make documenting components/themes a bit easier (which I do a lot). It doesn't change anything about the page visually for the reader — the changes are for the writer.

I wouldn't expect translations of articles that use this component to also use this component, unless the translator likes it and would want to use it anyway.

This component probably won't conflict with other components or themes, and even if it does, it probably won't matter too much.


On any wiki:

[[include :scp-wiki:component:croqstyle]]

This component is designed to be used on other components. When using on another component, be sure to add this inside the component's [[iftags]] block, so that users of your component are not forced into also using Croqstyle.

Related components

Other personal styling components (which change just a couple things):

Personal styling themes (which are visual overhauls):

CSS changes

Reasonably-sized footnotes

Stops footnotes from being a million miles wide, so that you can actually read them.

.hovertip { max-width: 400px; }

Monospace edit/code

Makes the edit textbox monospace, and also changes all monospace text to Fira Code, the obviously superior monospace font.

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Fira+Code:wght@400;700&display=swap');
:root { --mono-font: "Fira Code", Cousine, monospace; }
#edit-page-textarea, .code pre, .code p, .code, tt, .page-source { font-family: var(--mono-font); }
.code pre * { white-space: pre; }
.code *, .pre * { font-feature-settings: unset; }

Teletype backgrounds

Adds a light grey background to <tt> elements ({{text}}), so code snippets stand out more.

tt {
  background-color: var(--swatch-something-bhl-idk-will-fix-later, #f4f4f4);
  font-size: 85%;
  padding: 0.2em 0.4em;
  margin: 0;
  border-radius: 6px;

No more bigfaces

Stops big pictures from appearing when you hover over someone's avatar image, because they're stupid and really annoying and you can just click on them if you want to see the big version.

.avatar-hover { display: none !important; }

Breaky breaky

Any text inside a div with class nobreak has line-wrapping happen between every letter.

.nobreak { word-break: break-all; }

Code colours

Add my terminal's code colours as variables. Maybe I'll change this to a more common terminal theme like Monokai or something at some point, but for now it's just my personal theme, which is derived from Tomorrow Night Eighties.

Also, adding the .terminal class to a fake code block as [[div class="code terminal"]] gives it a sort of pseudo-terminal look with a dark background. Doesn't work with [[code]], because Wikidot inserts a bunch of syntax highlighting that you can't change yourself without a bunch of CSS. Use it for non-[[code]] code snippets only.

Quick tool to colourise a 'standard' Wikidot component usage example with the above vars: link

:root {
  --c-bg: #393939;
  --c-syntax: #e0e0e0;
  --c-comment: #999999;
  --c-error: #f2777a;
  --c-value: #f99157;
  --c-symbol: #ffcc66;
  --c-string: #99cc99;
  --c-operator: #66cccc;
  --c-builtin: #70a7df;
  --c-keyword: #cc99cc;
.terminal, .terminal > .code {
  color: var(--c-syntax);
  background: var(--c-bg);
  border: 0.4rem solid var(--c-comment);
  border-radius: 1rem;

Debug mode

Draw lines around anything inside .debug-mode. The colour of the lines is red but defers to CSS variable --debug-colour.

You can also add div.debug-info.over and div.debug-info.under inside an element to annotate the debug boxes — though you'll need to make sure to leave enough vertical space that the annotation doesn't overlap the thing above or below it.

…like this!

.debug-mode, .debug-mode *, .debug-mode *::before, .debug-mode *::after {
  outline: 1px solid var(--debug-colour, red);
  position: relative;
.debug-info {
  position: absolute;
  left: 50%;
  transform: translateX(-50%);
  font-family: 'Fira Code', monospace;
  font-size: 1rem;
  white-space: nowrap;
.debug-info.over { top: -2.5rem; }
.debug-info.under { bottom: -2.5rem; }
.debug-info p { margin: 0; }

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On the 22nd of June, 2007, a user by the name of S. S. Walrus (later and more commonly known as Moto42) made the original SCP-173 post onto the /x/ board of 4chan. You can see an archived view of the post here! This was the origin of SCP as we know it. 15 years and almost 7,000 SCP articles later with numerous tales, formats, and other kinds of pages, the SCP Foundation project is still going strong thanks to our vibrant community both on and off the site!

Staff Letter to the Community
Staff Letter to the Community
Coordinated by our Community Outreach team, we have written a short letter to the wonderful userbase of the SCP Wiki. Additionally, many of us have provided responses on things we are thankful for concerning SCP. Stop by and tell us what YOU are thankful for!
Your Origin on the SCP Wiki Survey
Your Origin on the SCP Wiki Survey
As we celebrate the 15th birthday of our origin story, we would like to know how you happened to come across the SCP Wiki. Please stop by and fill out this one-question survey!
An Investigation on the History of the Original Image for 173
An Investigation on the History of the Original Image for 173
The longstanding image that was previously on 173 was mired in controversy for quite some time. One of the members of our Site News team has completed an investigation into the image and its storied past.
The SCP-173 Redesign Collab Hub
The SCP-173 Redesign Collab Hub
In light of the removal of the original image and the author's desire to not have it replaced, we have had artists from all over contribute their own renditions of 173. The Redesign Hub is the fruits of their labor separated into a number of galleries. Check them out!
Create Art Showing 173 Celebrating its Birthday!
Create Art Showing 173 Celebrating its Birthday!
Coordinated by our Internet Outreach team, we are conducting a little art contest to celebrate the birthday of our beloved "peanut". The prompt is to create a rendition of SCP-173 celebrating its own birthday! The overall winner will be displayed on the front page of the Wiki for a week in July and we will select some others to be displayed as a gallery for the Redesign Hub! Click here for further details!

It has been 15 years since the concept behind SCP first started rolling. During that time, so many people have been able to obtain so much enjoyment and creative involvement from this massive collaborative writing project we call the SCP Foundation Wiki. It is our sincere hope on staff that we are all able to see another wonderful 15 years together with such a great community such as yourselves.

Happy birthday, 173!

Special thanks to Lt FlopsLt Flops for the wonderful theme!

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