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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(';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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2023 marks 12 years of the SCP Wiki Art Exchange! The annual art exchange is a chance for artists and authors of different mediums to create all sorts of art including SCP articles, tales, art, crafts, songs, poems, etc. for fellow members of the community. Works are generally of the expectation to be related to SCP or the SCP universe in some form. Whether it be on an SCP they created, an SCP character, or just an SCP they enjoy, the art exchange is a chance for anyone to show their creativity to the whole site.

As of the time of posting the site news, the art exchange for this year is yet to be posted. Keep your eyes peeled and sign up if you're interested! To see a history of art exchange projects, check out the art exchange hub. Sign-ups start on November 15th, and close on November 23rd. We look forward to seeing you there!

- By DianaBerry

SCP-173 holds a special spot on our wiki, which makes it a special spot everywhere! The Italian Branch is holding a contest dubbed '173 Con' to determine who gets the slot of SCP-173-IT. The theme for this contest is 'catastrophe'. It began October 1st and is accepting entires until December 1st. The winner will be announced on December 8th. You can check out the rules and entries here.

- By DianaBerry

Anthology 2023 is here! A continuation of SCP Anthology, this is a collection of works that have been posted every day over the month of October. Unlike the previous anthology, this one was a crossover between SCP and our sister site The Wanderer's Library. Every work was assigned a tarot card to use as a theme for the article. If you are interested in reading it, we encourage you to check out the hub! We also completed an interview with its organizer, TyumenTyumen, to get a behind the scenes perspective on this year's Anthology. You can read it below!

What inspired this anthology to be a cross between SCP and Wanderer’s Library?

The WL and the SCP wiki are perfect sister sites - the SCP wiki's restrictions in the form of format and lore create new avenues for creativity and expansive stories, while the WL's freeing lack of restrictions makes it a great place for no-holds-barred internet literature. I've wanted to organize a community project for a while now, and I thought this would be a great opportunity to celebrate the collaborative spirit of and between both sites.

What was the inspiration for the tarot theme? Was there a deeper meaning behind it?

I've had a passing interest in the Tarot for a while now, a passing interest that over the course of the project has turned into a bit of a hobby - my inspiration for choosing it as a theme came from the interpretive aspect of Tarot reading, how the imagery on a card could lead one to multiple different conclusions and the potential the cards hold as prompts for storytelling. Honestly, though, there wasn't a deeper meaning than that to the choice of theme - I just thought it would be cool and fun.

If another anthology happens in the future, would you have any tips for the authors, artists, and organizers for it?

Start early. A lot of the problems I faced (tepid reception to a fundraiser, last-minute scrambles to get something ready to post) could have been remedied if I had just prepared for them much, much earlier. If you're not chronically prone to procrastination like I am, this goes without saying! On a more positive note, though, I seriously could not have gotten this project off the ground without talking to people - the participants, SCP and WL staff, and S D Locke, the originator of the whole Anthology idea - and taking the guidance they gave me into account. This also goes without saying, but it's what helped me the most in organizing all this.

I just have one more question for you. Is there anything else you would like to say to the readers out there?

Well, as of posting this interview October may be over, but please do check out all of our entries - especially the ones on WL under +20 and the SCPs! All of our writers did a phenomenal job, especially given the time constraints. Also, I'd like to give a special shout-out to our artists: EstrellaYoshte/Sywaves, who created our beautiful theme and logo; syuzhet, who provided a whopping eleven out of eighteen card illustrations; SLAVIIIK, who contributed two; Stygian Blue, who in addition to writing our first piece created a painting for our third; Valdevia; Nylo (el Lobo); SunnySundays; and Salllllty_water!

- By ParallelPotatoes


The Vietnamese SCP branch is hosting Trinitycon! In this contest, participants would submit words of their choice to the contest organizers, and then authors would write a story inspired by three of these words chosen at random. This was inspired by a type of story popular in the Vietnamese online writing community called "three-topic" stories, where stories are written based off of three words. Posting started on October 16th, and will close on December 17th. We encourage you to check it out!

- By ParallelPotatoes


A new unofficial contest has come around, Unofficial Paracon 2023! The prompt of this event challenges authors to write a tale relating to Parawatch, or create a work of art relating to the beloved group of interest. It is open for posting on November 02, and closes on Nov 15 12:01 AM EST. Voting ends Nov 18 12:01 AM EST. Oh, and one more thing, this contest requires you to sign up before entering so make sure you check out the thread for instructions on how to do so and further information regarding the contest!

- By Uncle Nicolini

Writing Prompts

Site News is bringing you monthly writing prompts! Every month there will be three user-submitted prompts to help inspire new pieces. Participation in these prompts is completely optional, and any pages based on the prompts will be featured in the next issue of Site News! If you're interested in submitting a prompt for next Site News, send a wikidot PM to ParallelPotatoesParallelPotatoes. (One prompt per person)
This month's writing prompts are below! We only had two submissions this month, but we would love to see more!

A New Department Submitted by Stealth000
Write a article/tale about a department that did not post during DepartmentCon. (Example: Department of Damage Control.) You can check out what entries have been posted for DeparmentCon here!

Roadside Curiosity Submitted by Objectsupr
Write an article (SCP, Tale, GoI, go wild!) in the setting of being next to a road. Gas station? Rest stop? Weird abandoned cabin? Or perhaps something more… Unnatural?

The following article was inspired by a prompt and written this month!

If I'm Being Honest Written by WhoIsCthulhu
Inspired by "Legends Never Die" from October 2023's prompts!

If you write an entry inspired by this or a previous month's prompts, feel free to send a wikidot PM to ParallelPotatoesParallelPotatoes to have it featured in the next Site News!

Features Last Month

Top Articles of the Month

Ratings of course do not mean everything, but they are representative of what people happened to like seeing at the time. With this in mind, the following are the top-rated works last month, so if by some chance you haven't encountered them yet, be sure to check them out!

Top-Rated SCP

SCP-7481 by psychicprogrammer: Store Bought Evil May be Substituted

Avoid contact with skin, clothes, and eyes. Keep away from sparks, heat, and sources of sin.

Top-Rated Non-SCP

Anthology 2023 Hub by EstrellaYoshte and Tyumen

Each author has been assigned a Tarot card at random and tasked with writing a piece of horror webfiction based on its divinatory meaning

Front Page Features

Every month, an article is selected from each of the three common article types: SCP, Tale, and Group of Interest Format. These three articles are displayed on the front page for the month to bring further recognition to them.

If you would like to view the previous front page features, you can view the archive for the SCPs here, the archive for the Tales here, and the archive for the GoI Formats here!

SCP Article

SCP-7096 by LordXVNV: VKTM Presents: Reader x You!

No personnel are permitted to use SCP-7069.


Taking The Reinz by LORDXVNV

I'm an old man now. I forget things, fall back on instincts. And Goldbaker is as young and ageless as they ever were.


Critter Profile: CACK Dealer! by Harmacy

Officers found Dr. Spanko in possession of 439 pounds of purified "cack" cocaine.

Reviewers' Spotlights

Works are featured on the site’s front page as part of the Reviewers’ Spotlight, which acknowledges the time and effort spent by forum reviewers helping other authors develop and edit and their works for the mainsite. Each month, community members are encouraged to nominate forum reviewers who have been both particularly helpful and active. Members of the Forum Criticism Team will then discuss the nominations, and select four prominent reviewers to choose the month’s Reviewers’ Spotlight front-page features.

If you would like to view previous spotlights, you can view the archive for them here!

1st of October

Standing On The Shore At Dusk by NotOrteil [Featured by DianaBerry]

She was watching. She was always watching. They had to be nothing less than perfect.

9th of October

SCP-7262 by Mew-ltiverse [Featured by Angryman22]

When in a heightened emotional state, SCP-7262’s body will undergo multiple physiological changes that would typically result in death.

17th of October

pab07's art gallery thingy (?) by pab07 [Featured by pab07]

Neat posters inside, with a side of some other things.

25th of October

SCP-6229 by Zoobeeny [Featured by Zoobeeny]

SCP-6229 consistently repels reality away from itself, resulting in a negative reality space where it should physically exist.

SCP Data & Trends

All the goings-on of the site condensed into bite-sized takeaways! Is there a statistic or figure you would be interested in knowing? Let us know and we can feature it next time!


Like before, we are still renovating this section. It will likely be a couple months, but we will soon have a nice little stats section here. In the meantime, please enjoy our monthly charts.

Also, what do YOU want to see in the monthly stats section? Any data you want to know about? Please leave a comment about it in the Discussion page or use this anonymous google form.

- By Data Analysis Team

New Content this Month

There is a multitude of wonderful works that are posted to the Wiki every month whether they be SCP articles, Tales, GoI Formats, Art pages, Author Pages, Essays, and more! Below, we have all of the creations for this month listed out by week and type (except for art pages, we did that earlier!) We have added little emojis next to articles that qualify to add some additional content. Below we have listed out the emojis we use and what they mean. Be sure to give them a look!

🤝 = Co-authored works - It is always interesting to see the dynamics of how people work together!
💯 = Articles rated at +100 and higher - These are articles that have seen success and should be celebrated for it!
📈 = SCP articles rated under +30 and Tales and GoI Formats rated under +20 - Let's show these a little love!

Week of October 1st

SCP Articles


GoI Formats


Miscellaneous Pages

Week of October 7th

SCP Articles


GoI Formats


Miscellaneous Pages


Week of October 14th

SCP Articles


GoI Formats


Miscellaneous Pages


Week of October 21st

SCP Articles


GoI Formats



Miscellaneous Pages

Week of October 28th

SCP Articles

  • 📈 SCP-7106- Written by ItsDenali.
  • 📈 SCP-CN-JPG-J- Written by la kanro.
  • 📈 SCP-7424- Written by JorgeMtzb.
  • 📈 SCP-7719-EX- Written by EstrellaYoshte.
  • SCP-7413- Written by FLOORBOARDS.
  • 📈🤝 SCP-103- Written by fairydoctor, BitOddInnit, tunedtoadeadchannel, and Spade103.
  • SCP-7819- Written by Rounderhouse.
  • 📈 Scp 7263- Written by Doctor Hazel Cooper.


GoI Formats



Miscellaneous Pages

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