By: Lt FlopsLt Flops
Published on 01 Aug 2019 23:03
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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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▷: ACCESSING FILE: IntSCPFN:/files/scp-4790/lvl=4


ITEM:SCP-4790 LEVEL 4/4790
CLASS:pending extrasolar



Alpha Centauri A and B photographed by the ESA (with the Hubble Space Telescope) and NASA.

SPECIAL CONTAINMENT PROCEDURES: Scientific consensus on Alpha Centauri B is to be falsified and mainstream publications altered, to explain its abnormal properties as the product of non-anomalous magnetic field disturbance. Theories on the possibility of extraterrestrial life emerging at Alpha Centauri are to be met with extreme skepticism and discredited when possible.

DESCRIPTION: SCP-4790 refers to a series of abnormal phenomena associated with Alpha Centauri B (officially “Toliman”); a star 4.37 light-years from Earth.

Initial Hubble observation detected a field of irregular gravitational activity surrounding Toliman, extending from 5.1 to 16 Astronomical Units.One Astronomical Unit (AU) = 149.6 million km. The average distance between the planet Earth and the Sun. away from the star. Objects within this range disobey causal laws, regularly exhibiting random fluctuations in size, composition, velocity, and ontology. In all instances, objects in Toliman's stellar neighbourhood become trapped at the edge of an unexpectedly powerful gravity well, forming a ~0.05-AU-thick debris field around the star at a distance of 0.9 AU.

Mainstream astronomers assert that 45% of debris corresponds with the unexplained destruction of speculated Earth-sized exoplanet α Cen B b (unofficially “Albertus Alauda”). Many of these astronomers, however, also express considerable distress toward their findings.

In a resultant study of 2 700 civilian and Foundation researchers attached to the observation of Toliman, 83% tested positive for cognitohazard infection. In response, top Extrasolar Activities officials quickly dissolved Toliman-focused projects in favour of other areas of study. The current Special Containment Procedures were then implemented.

EXPLORATION: On 2 February 2020, autonomous satellite Chekhov-.009 departed.By use of the experimental Lang Distortion Drive for faster-than-light travel. on its maiden voyage to study Toliman with advanced paratechnologies — including onboard Artificially Intelligent Conscript Fledgling.aic.

On 11 July, Chekhov-.009 arrived near Toliman and made confirmation of the debris field. Fledgling.aic soon received an unexpected 1 420 MHz signal burst. Counter-cognitohazard algorithms automatically filtered the signal before its contents could be translated.

Fledgling.aic launched a monitoring probe on a vector to the signal's source.

Located at the source was a vessel built according to a previously documented Priorihominus.ERROR 6c24: MISSING DEFINITIONS — UNKNOWN GROUP. Contact your RAISA liaison. design, displaying the outward shape of an enclosed Klein bottle. Entering the vessel, the probe encountered an internal environment containing extensive hydroponics, cryogenics, and habitation spaces, suggesting its purpose as a generation ship.

On closer inspection, the probe was unable to find any signs of life, including microbial. This information, in addition to the discovery of empty data cores, suggests that the vessel has not been inhabited at any point.

The probe's audiovisual feed then exhibited a disruption and broadcast images of pervasive violet light, strong visual static, and several layers of indecipherable audio. This broadcast persists despite all attempts by Fledgling.aic at powering down the probe, which cannot be recovered.

Since first receiving the transmission, Fledgling.aic reports experiencing tactile sensations of fluttering in the abdomen — a symptom of human anxiety — despite lacking a physical body. The AIC also notes feelings of regret and general dread toward the state of the Alpha Centauri system. It requested to leave..Request denied.

Fledgling.aic detected 160 other space-faring vessels trapped in the debris field. All vessels are of similar fabrication, suggesting each vessel is a generation ship from the same extrasolar location.

All attempts at hailing these vessels have resulted in failure.

▷: UPDATE DETECTED IN: IntSCPFN:/files/scp-4790/special_​containment_​procedures



The Alpha Centauri system is under quarantine. Travel within 600 AU of Alpha Centauri AB is suspended indefinitely.

Fledgling.aic is to transmit its findings to Extrasolar Activities Monitoring Station Erebus-07, located on Luna, at which point all data will be seized. All associated personnel are to then be amnesticized and transferred.

Pursuant to Artificially Intelligent Conscript Standard Principle, Fledgling.aic must undergo expungement of all Chekhov-.009 systems and begin immediate and indefinite cessation of activity.


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