News for December, 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; }

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!


Tale tags are here! In an effort to aid readers in finding content that they enjoy, genre and content tags have been added to tales. These tags include a variety of genres such as comedy, fantasy, etc. There are also setting tags, such as dyspotian, western, and more! To learn more about the new tags and their definitions, you can check out the tale tagging guide. Authors are also encouraged to follow this guide to tag their own tales, and there are rules and guidelines for those interested in helping tag other people's tales! Happy tagging!

- By ParallelPotatoes


In case you didn't know, The Wanderer's Library now has its very own Reading Club! Their first session was on October 6th, and they read spooky tales of wonder from the Library to celebrate the season. The hosts; LAN, Rounderhouse, Piano, and UncertaintyCrossing, plan to meet every two weeks to host further readings.

Much like the SCP Wiki Discord's Reading Club, members of the audience are sometimes brought onto the stage to help read sections of an article and voice act their hearts away. It's great fun for everyone involved!

If you're interested in listening to these Reading Club sessions live, join the Wanderer's Library Discord Chat and check the announcements channel for the next reading. If you missed one, never fear! They are all recorded and posted to Spotify for your listening pleasure.

We hope to see you soon!

- 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 submission per person per month, and up to five prompts will be shown in each edition of Site News.

This month's writing prompts are below!

Secure or Protect Submitted by F1J7
Write an SCP article with a high disruption class and low risk class, or vise versa.
You can find the full descriptions of disruption and risk classes here.

International GOI Submitted by IcePhoenix44
Write an article (could be a SCP, tale or GoI format!) about an international group of interest! The list of international groups of interest can be found here.

An SCP Article With an Imprimatur Submitted by StrangerSwing
Write an SCP article that includes an imprimatur! The imprimatur could be framed as cooperation between the Foundation and the Catholic Church, an interesting character as a clergyman confronting the anomalous, or whatever you decide to include!

An Article Named After You Submitted by winkwonkboi
Users tend to find inspiration in the many articles they read from the site, but who's to say the author behind them can't serve as an opportunity for creativity? Write an article (any format will do) based on another person's username of your choice.

Genreless Submitted by psychicprogrammer
Even though the new tale tags that were implemented this month encompass many genres, they don't encompass everything. Write a tale that you feel deserves the "_genreless" tag! A guide to tale tags and their definitions can be found here.

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

Checkpoint, Mate Written by Edmund Davids
Inspired by "Roadside Curiosity" from November 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! There isn't a time limit on getting prompt submissions featured, so feel free to write for a previous month's prompts as well!1

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

abraka-davids-proposal by Metaphysician, Uncle Nicolini, Lt Flops, LORDXVNV, Grigori Karpin, Dr Balthazaar, Calibold, Yossipossi, Sherf, Jack Ike, Guezma, Guaire, Placeholder McD, and Ralliston: Abraka David's Proposal

He revealed to them that all known “anomalies” were, in fact, merely an illusion, sleight-of-hand, or other clever trick of his own invention.

Top-Rated Non-SCP

Garfield Timeline by LORDXVNV

James Robert Davis is born on a farm in Marion, Indiana, alerting multiple Eschatological Monitoring Functions.

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-5595 by PlaguePJP: Geoffrey Quincy Harrison the Third: Site-Director, Gumball Machine

Despite its appearance, SCP-5595 is sapient, sentient, and capable of speech in English.


Before the Storm by Uncle Nicolini

They brought with them a bouquet of flowers, a small tote bag, and a feeling of crushing hopelessness.



According to the latest statistics, Paris has the highest ratio of ghosts to living inhabitants out of all cities in the world.

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 November

Cool War 2: 【DEATH & REBIRTH】 by Randomini [Featured by cacbbi]

"Howdy. I am the light that flashes before your eyes when you go - please, no flesh photography. I am your final death, in a million aeons and at the start of time, and I'll guide you to the next set and setting."

9th of November

SCP-6620 by nonumb3rs [Featured by nani245]

Dr. Evelyn Harper studied the intricately welded structure of the cargo bed that bound her.

17th of November

SCP-6523 by GreenWolf [Featured by Djoric]

In the event of irreparable and catastrophic failure, all outstanding instances of SCP-871 are to be assembled into a single mass and iteratively funneled through SCP-786 to induce gravitational collapse.

25th of November

SCP-7958 by Sound Chaser [Featured by JorgeMtzb]

The source of the transmission is unknown, no participants in the show have been identified outside it, and all attempts to block it failed.

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!
🌐 = Translated Works - These articles were originally written in another language on a different branch!
💯 = 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 November 1st

SCP Articles


GoI Formats


Miscellaneous Pages

Week of November 7th

SCP Articles


GoI Formats


Miscellaneous Pages

Week of November 14th

SCP Articles

  • SCP-7935- Written by IndustryStandard.
  • 🤝 SCP-6862- Written by TroutMaskReplica and dtheaussie.
  • 📈 SCP-7875- Written by DrRevan.
  • SCP-7751- Written by daveyoufool.
  • 📈 SCP-6874- Written by newnykacolaquantum.
  • 📈🌐 SCP-ZH-981- Written by AbyssDream. Translated by newnykacolaquantum.
  • 📈 SCP-7845- Written by Cathy Autumn.
  • SCP-7812- Written by Grigori Karpin.
  • 📈🌐 SCP-ES-243- Written by Agent Shuffle. Translated by newnykacolaquantum.
  • 📈🌐🤝 SCP-3423-JP- Written by KABOOM1103. Translated by newnykacolaquantum and MaxyFran73.
  • SCP-7821- Written by Cicada3301Fan.
  • SCP-7284- Written by AwhRyan.


GoI Formats



Miscellaneous Pages

Week of November 21st

SCP Articles


GoI Formats


Miscellaneous Pages

Week of November 28th

SCP Articles


GoI Formats



Miscellaneous Pages


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