News for October, 2022
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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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October is upon us, and with it, Halloween! As you might imagine, we here at the SCP Wiki love the holiday, in no small part due to our origins as a creepypasta/horror fiction site. A lot of our most memorable articles, such as Treats and SCP-330, as well as various S&C Plastics series, take place on or around Halloween. And speaking of Treats, October 2022 marks the ten-year anniversary of its creation, as well as the Halloween 2012 Contest, one of three Halloween contests held on the site over the years.

So how do we plan on celebrating our favorite time of the year as well as the creation of one of the all-time highest-rated tales? With a Halloween-themed Tale contest of course! But wait, there's more! We are running a contest with two categories; Writing and Art! That's right! We wanted to celebrate the talented artists of the site who illustrate such wonderful creations for our enjoyment. This contest is also notable because it's the first Tale contest in four years! It's been too dang long in my opinion.


Authors and artists are expected to select prompts from a selection of 9 total among both categories, with authors picking two and artists picking one to work on. To make things extra interesting, polymaths are welcome to enter both categories! That means if you want to, you can both write and create art to enter the contest.

The victors will have their creative endeavors featured on the home page for the duration of November. So let's get all get spooky and celebrate the occasion together! You can find the contest over at this url: Click me!

- By Uncle Nicolini

October 18th

The SCP-JP 3000 Contest Is On!

The Japanese branch of the SCP Wiki was originally founded in July 2013, with an original series of 1000 articles, similar to how we over on EN do things. They held their first-ever kcon in mid-2016, a mere 3 years after being founded. The theme of this original kcon was 'Japan', a fitting theme for the language being used! Another four years later, in early 2020, the SCP-2000-JP contest was held, and this time the theme was 'transition', to symbolize the wiki's growth from a small group of authors and translators to a bigger, more mainstream organization.


And now, a mere 2 years later in October of 2022, the SCP-3000-JP contest has been announced! This time, the theme is a topic many wish for a kcon to be about here on EN, 'fantasy'. But not just any fantasy, the word used was specifically "幻想". Though the word translates to 'fantasy', its literal meaning is 'illusion' , so we can probably expect some high fantasy pieces to come out of this contest. How exciting!

Posting will be open December 3rd to December 19th, and the winner will be decided on the 16th January 2023.

- By Uncle Nicolini

October 3rd

The 2022 Annual Survey has been Released


The Community Outreach Team Logo courtesy of EstrellaYoshte

As the title explains, we have released the 2022 SCP Wiki Annual Survey for people to fill out! Now, I am sure you are asking the question, "WhiteGuard, why are we releasing the next survey already? We just received the results from the last one a month or so ago." That is a good question! In the past, we have always opened up the survey for submissions in the spring following the year and released their results later that summer. However, we always lagged a year behind which made things confusing. For example, the 2021 survey was opened in February of 2022, closed a few months later, and the results were announced not that long after. The entire 2021 survey took place in 2022 … I am sure you get the idea. That is why from now on, the annual surveys will run from the beginning of October to the beginning of December. Hopefully, we will have the results by the end of the year!

With all of that said, if you wish to participate, click on the following link to submit your answers!

SCP Wiki Annual Community Survey, 2022 Edition!

- By WhiteGuard

October 3rd

The Front Page has been Given a Redesign!

I trust you all have seen the front page redesign, but in case you haven't, check it out right away by clicking here! As its creator Rounderhouse put it, here is a non-exhaustive list of improvements:

  • A classified banner that’s smaller (70% of the original) while still retaining the aesthetic of the original. The CLASSIFIED also links to the About the Wiki page, giving it a level of functionality beyond form.
  • A grid-based double column layout that’s responsive on mobile.
  • More economical use of vertical space.
  • Almost all article features are immediately visible without scrolling, which is fairer and leads to overall more clicks on each article.
  • Art features on a rotating slideshow that doesn’t require any raster image editing.
  • The entire system is built on Wikidot vars, so each item can be changed from the front page itself without the need to edit the individual fragments. This lets us have a clear, centralized edit record.
  • The vars and sections are all also clearly annotated for editors.
  • The individual components are still set up in fragments as with the current front page, reducing the risk someone will accidentally edit and/or break the CSS.
  • A clear, constant link to the Site News.
  • Set up to accommodate rather than work around contest announcements; as you can see on the contest alt, during contest season the contest div can be altered to suit the contest and replace the classified banner for the duration of the con.
  • It’s also set up to accommodate the annual survey announcements, as you can see on the contest alt.
  • Generally a more updated, 'modern' looking visual design to the page.

It is certainly a big change, and although we expect not everyone to love it, we hope it will make it easier to showcase and provide the type of content we wish to bring forward to the community. There are bound to be fixes and updates as we go along, but this is the most substantial update the page has seen in a very long time.

- By WhiteGuard

October 3rd

SCP-KO has Announced their 1000 Contest!

On January 2013, the Korean Branch of the SCP Foundation was founded by Merlin Emrys and scpfskhq. Together, they worked on drawing translators to their site and very quickly became a hub for quality Korean translations of SCP articles. Before long, there began to be original works on the site, and the first Series of the KO branch was born.

Today, almost a decade later, the KO branch has finally come close to filling out all 999 SCP articles in their first Series, and as such, requires more room to grow. And thus, we come to the theme of the SCP-1000-KO contest; Growth. That's right, whether it's personal growth, the growth of a plant, or any way you want to crack open its etymology, the theme of the SCP-1000-KO contest is Growth!


The hub for this contest has been translated by Fluxman and is viewable here. There will be translations to follow, so make sure to stay tuned for them! To all our Korean friends over at SCP-KO, we wish you all the best of luck and join you in celebrating 1000 SCP's! Here's to 1000 more!

- By Uncle Nicolini

October 1st

Follow up on SCP-RU's New Independent Wiki



SCP-RU recently announced that they are moving their assets to their new wiki,, which SCP-RU's Tech Team created. The project was created in collaboration between ZZYZX and MrNereof. According to these users, the new site has a lot of Wikidot functionalities, some of them being Wikidot syntax including edit and rating modules.
The Russian Branch actually began the project a few years before but had not succeeded in creating a site outside of Wikidot. However, two weeks before the Wikidot geo-block, the blocking of all users from Russia to access the site, the branch had already reactivated the project for the purpose of fixing bugs and security vulnerabilities that are present on Wikidot itself. Due to the geo-block restrictions, the branch made a massive development push to speed up the project since it was now considered a 'vital issue for the Russian branch.'

One of the developers, Nereof, thinks that with their new site, users can have an alternative to Wikidot, and even other branches can migrate to the new platform considering its open source. The current development of RuFoundation Engine will be focused on fixing all the current issues like adding forum functionalities and migration.

With the engine being based on Wikijump, and considering the current Wikijump's development speed, we have reached out to the English branch wiki administrator, aismallard, to discuss -RU's new engine and its relation with Wikijump. Asked about the difference in development speed between the two projects, with Wikijump still being under development, aismallard noted several issues that appear in Wikijump are not present in RU's project.

"… while we have a handful of people on the team, a number of real-life issues have precluded the level of contribution originally predicted, which has made things difficult." ~ aismallard

The EN Administrator also mentioned -EN's tendency of producing large incidents on a semi-regular basis, requiring attention. Since these problems are rare in -RU, they do not often affect the development team there. Aismallard also wanted to have more discussion on development with -RU, in which they can share their methods and knowledge on complicated implementation issues since Wikijump has a larger-scale approach: a larger platform, localization support, etc. With a shared mindset on the subject, Nereof also believes that -RU's project will speed up the development of Wikijump, giving them some examples for future development, and benefits for users.

- By StupifPotato

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-7025 by GreenWolf: You Will Be Killed By A Bus

Bus-related fatalities among civilians in the affected region account for approximately 1 in 50,000 deaths each year.

Top-Rated Non-SCP

Site-7: WARPAINT by Rounderhouse

Foundation Security Department regulations permit tattoos so long as they are not on the face, feet, hands, and do not contain indecent, explicit, or extremist content or messaging.

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-6781 by Rounderhouse, Fishish, and stephlynch: Site-7: HERITAGE

SCP-6781 exhibits natural resistance to ontokinetic and reality-shifting events and phenomena.



My brain, outfitted with an oscillating prayer engine, powered by a monastery in Lhasa.


Critter Profile: Big Blue! by Fish^12

Big Blue enjoys being incorporeal, and passes through objects as if they weren't there.

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 September

SCP-6832 by Uncle Nicolini [Featured by Uncle Nicolini]

Manifestations occurred when subjects were distracted or otherwise not paying attention to their current meal.

8th of September

SCP-6401 by Ethagon [Featured by Fireknight]

The following file has special clearance restrictions and may only be accessed after the September-Equinox

15th of September

SCP-6856 by crashb [Featured by DrRevan]

SCP-6856 was recovered from Idyll, Nevada in the aftermath of a house fire.

22nd of September

Friendly Conversation by GlassAutomaton [Featured by Comrade Waldo]

This earned her a weird look from Leora. "Wait, how long have you been here, Iris?"

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!


We are still renovating this section, so you can expect more in the future!

- 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!

🐣 = An author's first article - This is their first one! Check them out and be sure to leave comments!
🤝 = 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 September 1st

SCP Articles


GoI Formats

Miscellaneous Pages

Week of September 4th

SCP Articles


GoI Formats

Miscellaneous Pages

Week of September 11th

SCP Articles


GoI Formats


Miscellaneous Pages

Week of September 18th

SCP Articles


GoI Formats

Miscellaneous Pages

Week of September 25th

SCP Articles


GoI Formats

Miscellaneous Pages

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