News for February, 2023
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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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The 2023 International Collaboration Contest hosted by SCP-INT was completed just a few days ago! There were some bumps in the road along the way, but we have made it to the other side of another International Contest. As someone who dabbles with contests myself, there is certainly trial and error involved. So, here is hoping for an even better contest in the future!

Congratulations to the top three (with a tie for 3rd place!):

1. SCP-057-INT - Detective Marw and the Case of the Extra Facility - by Uncle NicoliniUncle Nicolini (ES), HarryBlankHarryBlank (EN), and RounderhouseRounderhouse (PL) (+42)

2. SCP-045-INT - D-Class - by hitsujikaiphitsujikaip (JP), vomitervomiter (ZH-TR), MigueludeomMigueludeom (KO), fluxmanfluxman (KO), igangsuigangsu (KO), and ting129ting129 (ZH-TR) (+36)

3. SCP-099-INT - Duality of Heavens - by Luis GmLuis Gm (ES) and Amoniethian does not match any existing user name (CN) (+24)

3. SCP-097-INT - The Radiomancer's Curse - by jtdnjtdn (FR) and LechugaNinjaLechugaNinja (ES) (+24)

- By WhiteGuard

February 19th

The Bright List

As many of you may know, the List Of Things Dr. Bright Is Not Allowed To Do At the Foundation was recently deleted by a retiring moderator. This action was not approved, and as such, the list was reinstated from a backup and placed under the 'Protected' category of pages. This has been widely regarded as an unpopular move among many members of the community and has resulted in the redirect page being mass downvoted (At the time of writing, the redirect page has -154 votes.) as well as multiple authors removing the character Bright from their works.

But why is this happening?

In May of 2022, the Anti-Harassment team received information regarding user AdminBright engaging in harassing behavior, including "Unwelcome sexual attention", "pressuring sexual discussion or interaction", and "requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others". This has led to many speaking out in regard to AdminBright's actions, with multiple sources corroborating the story. Ever since the discovery of these behaviors, most of the on-site community has come to very openly and publicly voice their disdain for anything relating to AdminBright.

How does the List play into it?

Well, the List included several sexual references and innuendos which were deemed to be unacceptable by staff. This resulted in the List being edited to remove all sexual references in late May 2022. However, users were still unsatisfied with this and wanted the list completely gone, claiming it was used by an abuser in order to further their goals. The anti-List sentiment continued to grow for around a year, with users stating they would like to see the list deleted, until February 19th, 2023, when the List was deleted.

And what then?

The re-uploaded List was placed under 'Protected' status to prevent it from falling into deletion range, as the article was at nearly 1900 upvotes prior to its deletion. As previously mentioned, this has upset many users, leading to the current ongoing discussion to decide the ultimate fate of the List open to users and staff alike. You are welcome to voice your opinion there, if you're so inclined.

This story will be updated as updates are made available.

- By Anonymous

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-7311 by Rounderhouse: Insecure Facility Dossier

i still can't believe you haven't seen love actually. we should watch it together when you get back!!

Top-Rated Non-SCP

The Nuclear Option by Captain Kirby

You are standing on top of an atomic bomb.

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 Articles

SCP-⌘ by MontagueETC: Beneath the Shivering Kingdom

Everything in this document is absolutely true. Authorized access is expressly forbidden.

ROUNDERHOUSE's Jade Proposal: MAMJUL & KORAR by Rounderhouse

SCP-001 refers to the ruins of Mamjul, an ancient pre-First Occult War city-state located approximately 3.5km underwater.


The Eleven Fifty-Nine by UncertaintyCrossing and Sebarus

Doesn’t feel right speaking the name of a dead man, so we’ll call him Lester.

The Nuclear Option by Captain Kirby

You are standing on top of an atomic bomb.


Critter Profile: Constantine! by MetalRavioli

As you can tell from the picture above, Constantine isn't always very happy.

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 January

SCP-7225 by Doctor Fullham [Featured by Doctor Fullham]

Junior Researcher Timothy Kratchitt does not exist. Site-51 does not exist.

8th of January

Back to Your Irregularly Scheduled Programming by Kensing [Featured by Mooagain]

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

15th of January

Redwood Labs by GlassAutomaton [Featured by Kilerpoyo]

SI've heard it said they've pushed medical implant and prosthesis technology forwards a number of years since their founding.

22nd of January

Holiday Surprise by Chickadee42 [Featured by gashv]

The howling winds could keep most people up, but not Moloknya.

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 chart.

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 January 1st

SCP Articles


GoI Formats

Miscellaneous Pages

Week of January 8th

SCP Articles


GoI Formats

Miscellaneous Pages

  • 🤝 Milk Hub - Written by Lt Flops and LORDXVNV.

Week of January 15th

SCP Articles


GoI Formats


Miscellaneous Pages

Week of January 22nd

SCP Articles


GoI Formats


Miscellaneous Pages

Week of January 29th

SCP Articles


GoI Formats

Miscellaneous Pages

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