News for January, 2023
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        line-height: 0.9em;
        text-align: center;
        border: 0.2em solid #888;
        background-color: #fff;
        border-radius: 3em;
        color: #888;
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@media (min-width: 768px) {
 
    #top-bar .mobile-top-bar {
        display: block;
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    #top-bar .mobile-top-bar li {
        display: none;
    }
 
    #main-content {
        max-width: 708px;
        margin: 0 auto;
        padding: 0;
        transition: max-width 0.2s ease-in-out;
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    #side-bar {
        display: block;
        position: fixed;
        top: 0;
        left: -20em;
        width: 17.75em;
        height: 100%;
        margin: 0;
        overflow-y: auto;
        z-index: 10;
        padding: 1em 1em 0 1em;
        background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.1);
        transition: left 0.4s ease-in-out;
 
        scrollbar-width: thin;
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        margin-left: 19.75em;
        opacity: 0;
        z-index: -1;
        visibility: visible;
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    #top-bar .open-menu a:hover {
        text-decoration: none;
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        pointer-events: none;
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    #side-bar:not(:target) .close-menu {
        display: block;
        pointer-events: none;
        user-select: none;
    }
 
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        content: "";
        position: fixed;
        z-index: 5;
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rating: +16+x

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.

Usage

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; }


DISCLAIMER: This is the Site News for the English Branch of the SCP Wiki. The opinions of the individual members of the Site News team that are presented in each edition of the Site News are their own thoughts and are not meant to be representative of the Site News team as a whole nor are they representative of the staff body as a whole. If you take issue with any of the contents, then feel free to reach out to the editor(s) and they will review the contents to see if there are any edits that need to be made. We intend to always deliver interesting content to you, and we understand that there may be times where controversial or unpopular opinions will be presented whether by our writers or our editor(s). Thank you for your understanding!

Editorial

As some of you may know, I got to run the 11th Annual Art Exchange alongside J DuneJ Dune, PlaguePJPPlaguePJP, and psychicprogrammerpsychicprogrammer. I won't lie, it was a little stressful, but seeing everyone be so happy with their gifts made up for it. I'm glad I was able to continue this lovely little site tradition. However, we couldn't have done it this year without the pinch hitters!

In case you didn't know, pinch hitters are people who sign up to create more than one gift in the event someone's gifter drops out or can't make their own gift for whatever reason. This year there were more dropouts than usual, so we had to get a bunch of pinch hitters on the job. As a special thank you, I would like to take this opportunity to invite them to plug an article they enjoy!

Let's see em, pinch hitters!

SynthPanda_SynthPanda_ plugs In A New Light, and says:

A short, personal tale about being lost, with help from Waltz.

FLOORBOARDSFLOORBOARDS plugs Where Would You Like To Go? , and says:

I doodle myself on the water tower, a silver-grey feline against the prison-white pallet. The sun sets over my margins.

NykacolaquantumNykacolaquantum plugs Yggdrasil's Surveyor and says:

A pet project of mine that emphasizes fleshing out the Foundation multiverse, the wonders and perils that come with traveling through it, and a different take on an underrated series 1 skip, open for anyone to contribute!

UraniumEmpireUraniumEmpire plugs Tears and Bone and says:

Was it all planned, or was the Scarlet Fool's misery a matter of serendipity? Could he have done anything to mitigate his fate? Were the Scarlet Fool's words so ugly as to warrant such revenge? Or was his torment simply an expression of the unspoken hierarchy?

HarmacyHarmacy plugs MTF Theta 90 Hub Page and says:

Right Angles, Life in Mobile Task Force Theta-90" has been an ongoing series since 2014, featuring a foundation task force as they tackle anomalous geometry in the field. The characters are compelling, and their interactions are realistic and relatable. If you're looking for action-packed stories about mathematics with a fair bit of slice-of-life shenanigans, this is the series for you!

Doctor CimmerianDoctor Cimmerian plugs SCP-2343 and says:

You know, there was a moment years ago when I thought this would actually become higher rated than SCP-343.

Mr CarbonMr Carbon plugs Four Years Later and says:

When I became active again after a four-year absence, I decided my modestly successful MTF Theta-90 series should resume with a similar time skip — hence, "Four Years Later." Except there wasn't any fanfare and I posted it without really plugging it. So hardly anyone read it. Which is a shame, as it's my favorite entry in the series thus far. I hope you like it.

J DuneJ Dune plugs SCP-6345 and says:

A fun little article about luchadores and skeletons that never seemed to capture a whole lot of attention. I’m still very happy with it, and I’d appreciate it if you gave it a read!

HarryBlankHarryBlank plugs SCP-7840 and says:

The heartwarming story of a marionette who wants to become a real boy, blood and guts and gristle and all.

Uncle NicoliniUncle Nicolini plugs Taking Care of the Kids and says:

I received this gift for the 2019 Art Exchange and it's been a personal favorite of mine ever since then. It's about Jude and Faeowynn going on a hike and talking about being adults and trans. It's truly wonderful, kinchtheknifebladekinchtheknifeblade is probably my favorite author and receiving this as a gift from her floored me. I hope you give it a read.

BattleblockB0ssBattleblockB0ss plugs Gamers Against War and says:

This is the first tale I've produced that I feel totally satisfied with! I like the dialogue and others seemed to as well. It's also the first Gamers Against Weed article for a while.

LOVEMARGINALLOVEMARGINAL plugs Testing the Margins and says:

As somebody who forms strong emotional attachments to fictional characters, I love seeing foundation staff getting to be human and relatable. As a lesbian, I love watching hot foundation women be gal pals. The tale I got for AE was perfect for me in so many ways, so if you don't mind longform too much, I strongly encourage you to experience it for yourself.

RounderhouseRounderhouse plugs Mountainous Essophysics and says:

An incredibly tightly-written tale that manages to make statistical finance, that most banal of subjects, strange and beautiful and fascinating — all under the shadow of Mount Inequality.

- By Uncle Nicolini

January 6th

INTCON has been announced!

Great news for fans of collaboration this new year!

The SCP-INT Wiki has announced a brand new contest to start off 2023; The International Collaboration Contest!

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Banner by Al_W0onder's

The contest's theme is simple; write about collaboration between two branches of the Foundation alongside a friend from another language branch. Both parties must represent different language branches of the Foundation in order for this to be considered for the contest and as an INT SCP. If you're interested in participating, head on down to the INT Discord chat and seek out a partner within! There are sure to be many people interested in collaborating from across many branches, so you will probably find a partner quickly.

Submission of entries to the contest will open on the 30th of January 2023 at 0 UTC, and close a week later at 0 UTC on the 6th of February 2023. Voting will end two weeks later on February 20th, at which point the winners will be announced. The winners will be the three articles with the highest number of votes, and these articles will be featured on the main page of the International Translation Archive.

- By Uncle Nicolini

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-005-J by Moonhorse96: DO NOT LET O5 COMMAND SEE THIS

I know the goal of the Overseers is to oversee everything within the Foundation. But sometimes even we are better left in the dark. Trust me. This is something you should avert your eyes from. Really.

Top-Rated Non-SCP

Alex Thorley Goes on a Blind Date by IronShears

You are Alex Thorley.


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-6373 by J Dune: Stage Blight

Counseling is available as a part of post-viewing debriefing; personnel are expected to be repulsed.

Tale

Voices Carry: Part One by GlassAutomaton

Spider checked the scale of the map again - no, the room was still seven meters across.

GoI-Format

Critter Profile: Chel! by EthanHanson

Yep. I've been checking and it looks like we're missing some of Chel's documentation.


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 December

SCP-7028 by AriadnesThread [Featured by cdithink]

What we protect at this Site is at its core information; information that people can and will kill to get their hands on.

8th of December

SCP-7550 by Merehrab [Featured by Fireknight]

Once someone joins this campaign, they are transported to an unknown location.

15th of December

SCP-4867 by Tufto [Featured by OriTiefling]

SCP-4867 is a universal constant, having existed since the formation of matter itself.

22nd of December

AN INTRODUCTION TO COUNTERABSTRACTIONAL PHASE-TRANSITIONS IN NUMBER THEORY OR, THE SET OF ALL NUMBERS WHICH MIGHT BE BEARS by GwenWinterheart [Featured by Fish^12]

However, it has always been the firm opinion of the HPCD that where there is a bear, there may possibly be lions and/or tigers in addition.

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!

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Art Exchange Gifter Data

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Make sure to right-click to open to view it more clearly!

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 chart.

- 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 December 1st


SCP Articles

Tales

GoI Formats

N/A

Miscellaneous Pages

N/A


Week of December 4th


SCP Articles

Tales

GoI Formats

Miscellaneous Pages


Week of December 11th


SCP Articles

Tales

GoI Formats

Miscellaneous Pages


Week of December 18th


SCP Articles

Tales

GoI Formats

Miscellaneous Pages


Week of December 25th


SCP Articles

Tales

GoI Formats

Miscellaneous Pages


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