The Fishing Council Hub
The Fishing Council Hub
Byㅤ DodoDevilDodoDevil
Published on 19 Apr 2022 21:25

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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; }


Fishing Council - Top

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The Fishing Council Hub

"A man may fish with the worm that hath eat

of a king and eat of the fish that hath fed of that


Hey Emma,

Thanks for sending along the artwork for the poster! Word kept moving everything around when I put the full thing on the page, so I had to cut the bottom part off. But it looks good on the blog!

It's great knowing a little more about what you get up to in Art & Artefacts.


Greg Albsernester,

Naval Architect, Shipbuilding,


Hi Greg,

Glad you liked it!

You do know that collage is just a hobby for me, right? And not what I do for A&A?


Ps. You're not hosting this publically, are you?

The Great Fishing Saga:

By DodoDevilDodoDevil, unless stated.

  • The Fishing Council
    • As she adjusted her hat lower, Emma thought about what series of poor decisions had brought her here.
  • The Bigger Fish
    • "You're telling me you're going to talk to a whale, but you need my help because you can't talk to it in Russian?" He asked, incredulously.
  • Crossover Episode
    • "Not to worry," the man responded. "Already sent out the RSVPs!"
  • Fish Out of Water
    • Site-120 was steeped in history. You could read it in the brick and mortar of its walls. It was saturated in lore and trauma, responsive and reflective of the ever-changing world.

Fishing Tales:

Fishing Trips:

Catch of the Day:

The Tackle Box:

What it is & How to Come Aboard!

Fishing Council is, ostensibly, a group of people from Site-184 that go on bi-weekly fishing expeditions.

However, it's also about what Foundation personnel get up to in their free time, off the clock. For the various employees of the Foundation, the regular day-to-day work of securing and researching the anomalous is only one part of their lives. Fishing Council's a chance to explore the slice-of-life-style connections that form between these people in a space adjacent to their professional environment — the fishing itself is entirely optional.

That or it's about some pals going fishing, up to you I suppose.

Currently, the series is broken into four groupings:

  • "The Great Fishing Saga:" A continuing narrative focusing on a specific group of people and one whale. I have some plans for this but am always open to suggestions/people getting involved.
  • "Fishing Tales:" One-off stories related to the Fishing Council at Site-184 (and/or other locations!)
  • "Fishing Trips:" Accounts of Fishing Council members' experiences at Foundation Sites around the world.
  • "Catch of the Day:" Fishing Council-related SCPs.

Both the Fishing Tales and Fishing Trips sections are extremely open to anyone! And if you've got an idea for a related SCP or your own Fishing Council Series, that sounds super cool and I want to read it!

Fishing knowledge is not required! If you want to write something for Fishing Council go ahead and do that. As they say, there's plenty of fish in the sea!2

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