News for August, 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 SCP Foundation Official Discord is fully open! Affectionately referred to as 19cord, this Discord server is a great place to interact with the rest of the community and make friends. There are channels for general discussion, posting artwork, talking about your favorite SCPs, and much more! There is also a reading club that meets a few times a month to read underread and underrated articles, and a critique space where wiki members can get critique on writing and artwork!

You can join the server at! Please note that the server is only open to ages 16+, and the critique spaces require you to be a wiki member.

We also interviewed several members of the discord to share their personal experiences. Here are a few snippets of the interviews!

How would you describe your personal experience on 19cord?
It's been fairly good! I've been around since the first stages of 19cord and it's been amazing watching the community grow and flourish over time. I'll admit I'm probably more of a lurker than others - mostly just watching the artwork and art crit channels - but recently I've been more involved with the reading clubs and that's been really fun! I think that just goes to show there's something for everyone to enjoy in 19cord, and all the folks who have helped out should be very proud of the work they've put in! - UncertaintyCrossing

What is your favorite thing about 19cord or its culture?
I'd have to say how open it is. From my personal experience, it's easy to slide into a conversation and contribute if you want. Nobody ever really gets ignored, and it's generally a non-hostile environment. - BitOddInnit

Would you say that 19cord is a good place for both first time and experienced authors to get critique?
I would. No matter how much you've written, you could always use a couple of extra eyes on your work, and the crit space has more than a couple of eyes. And in 19cord, those eyes know what they're doing. - Matthgeek

How would you say critique on 19cord compares to critique on other spaces?
Critique on the forums feels more like writing a letter to someone. I feel like I need to touch on every single point in one message, and then the author responds in another big message, and we go back and forth like that. 19cord crit feels more like texting. I'll just mention one or two things in a few sentences, and the author responds with a few sentences. Generally, crit over discord feels much less formal and a bit more personal. - scalykitty

What makes 19cord's reading club fun in your opinion?
Hearing other people's views on a written piece, getting an opportunity to read stories you haven't read before, exposing people to stories you like that they haven't read before, talking about the SCP setting/concepts along with the art of writing in general, banter, etc. - Crow-Cat

These were just snippets, but we also included the interviews in their entirety. You can find them below!

How would you describe your personal experience on 19cord?
Excellent. I've always felt welcome there, and it's just been a great experience overall.

How would you say critique on 19cord compares to other critique spaces?
I think that Dagon runs a really tight ship, and the crit given and received in Deer college is effective, actionable, and clear. The critters receive the support they need to effectively crit, and the whole thing's organized quite well.

Do you feel your critique in 19cord has been effective in improving works that make it to the site?
One hundred percent. I've seen ideas come in and articles come out, and they've improved tremendously. Speaking from personal experience, although my first article isn't great, I have no doubt it would have been deleted on sight had I worked from my original idea, without crit.

Would you say that 19cord is a good place for both first time and experienced authors to get critique?
I would. No matter how much you've written, you could always use a couple of extra eyes on your work, and the crit space has more than a couple of eyes. And in 19cord, those eyes know what they're doing.

What is your favorite thing about 19cord or its culture?
That's tough. There's a lot of great things about 19cord, but I think my favorite is honestly the Deer College crit space. It's just such a healthy place for critique, which so often can become just tearing people down.

Is there anything else you would like to share that I didn't ask about?
I think that it's a great place for any SCP fan, especially those looking to get involved in the community, whether that be art, writing, or crit.

Thanks for reading! I hope to see you in the discord!

- By ParallelPotatoes

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-7769 by DodoDevil: Your First Murdered Monster

You sure you should be on your phone, Vincent?

Top-Rated Non-SCP

Director House Is A Cracker (And Other Lies You Can Tell Yourself) by Rounderhouse.

The absolute LEAST I can expect is the most basic level of respect for my appearance. Is that so much to ask, Alice?

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-6183 by Billith, MontagueETC, and Liryn: B L A C K B O X

Nearly all observed SCP-6183-A-1 instances have been heavily corrupted, often to the point of inaccessibility.


When Day Broke the Unbreakable Reptile by TopHatBionicle

When you’re assigned to SCP-682, they tell you there are three laws of nature that you must believe…



Therefore, it is clear that a cheaper solution that provides more consistent results is required.

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 July

SCP-7252 by Barbarous Bread [Featured by Barbarous Bread]

SCP-7252 is the clockwork structure of the Parham University Clock tower located in Youngstown, Ohio, USA.

9th of July

The mundanity of you and him by FlyPurgatorio [Featured by OriTiefling]

It could have been any other Tuesday afternoon.

17th of July

Christ In Scarlet by UraniumEmpire [Featured by Anky swallow]

Might as well go with what you know.

25th of July

SCP-7084 by TroutMaskReplica [Featured by teapet]

Use this form to amend your previously filed tax return in the event of a containment breach.

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 July 1st

SCP Articles


GoI Formats

Miscellaneous Pages

Week of July 7th

SCP Articles


GoI Formats

Miscellaneous Pages

Week of July 14th

SCP Articles


GoI Formats

Miscellaneous Pages

Week of July 21st

SCP Articles


GoI Formats

Miscellaneous Pages

Week of July 28th

SCP Articles


GoI Formats

Miscellaneous Pages


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