Site News Automator

Ahoy! Welcome to the Site News Automator! Below is a series of templates and tools designed to take some of the strain off setting up the monthly news.

Step 1: News Skeleton (doot doot)

Copy this template and paste it in your sandbox. The dates will have to be changed monthly.

Contest winner div

[[div style="background-color: #fffff0; font-size: 150%; border: solid 1px #cc0000; border-radius: 10px; text-align: center; width: 400px; margin: 0 auto;"]]
Congratulations to
USER
For winning CONTEST
With:

[[/div]]



Step 2:

These modules will display all the articles in a given month in raw text beside the author. Simply edit the dates in these modules to show the proper month's output prior to copying them to your sandbox.

The first section is not meant for copying. It is merely a reference point for post dates so the lists can be broken up by week.

You'll notice that SCPs do not include titles in the module's output. They will need to be ran through the Title Fetcher, below, before being ported into your sandbox.

Contests

For months which include contests, one must remember to exclude the appropriate contest's tag in the first set of modules, and to change the "Contest" modules to include the excluded tag. This is to easily isolate contest entries so they do not need to be sorted out manually.







This module will display coauthored works. Look these up individually for proper attribution - http://www.scp-wiki.net/attribution-metadata.

Contest modules

SCP Title-Fetching tool:

Note: -EX SCPs ran through this will not display the proper name if the numerical designation exists on the mainlist (ie: SCP-2700-EX will show the title of SCP-2700).

Step 4:

The rest is on you! Blurbs, Featured Articles, and Fandom stuff will need to be entered manually.

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