djkaktus' Guide to Article Formatting

djkaktus' Guide to Article Formatting
1st Edition

Well hello there, my boy. I didn't see you come in. No, no, please, have a seat - this won't take long, I promise. Yes, feel free to pour yourself a drink. That's what it's there for. Me? No, I'm more of a tequila man myself.

See, the reason I asked you here today is that I know you've been asking about the formatting styles and image templates used by critically acclaimed and universally distrusted SCP Foundation Wiki author djkaktus. You're certainly not the first - the translators have been asking about it for years. How do I know that? Well, you see, I am djkaktus. Strange, I know. You probably thought I would've been more well adjusted than I am. Well, jokes on you.

Anyway, I've decided to put together a guide to article formatting - at least, article formatting in the djkaktus style. I don't know how much I have left to give around here, but I wanted to at least be sure that these tools everyone has asked about for so long are turned over to the userbase. I'll continue to add things here until such time that I have nothing left to add.

Use them well. May these tools and your time here bring you greater joy than they ever brought me.

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This first section contains a few important pieces of that set up what I'm calling the header of the article. The code for these is shown below:

What this does is 1) fix the Wikidot footnote spacing issue, 2) set up the first two header images: warning.png and classified.png, and 3) set up the main header panoramic, header.png. Templates will be available in the files to this page for the first two images, while the third image (header.png) is simply a 700x185px image of your choice.




This image is 700x185px.

warning.png is pretty straightforward - if you've got a good reason something should be classified a certain way, you can list it there. classified.png has six possible chevrons you can hide or unhide, depending on what you're going for there.

The fonts you'll need are HELVETICA NEUE LT PRO and LIBERATION SANS. I'll include both of those in the files on this page, as well.

Special Containment Procedures: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed tristique massa et faucibus placerat. Vivamus a lectus nulla. In scelerisque, turpis eu ullamcorper ultricies, leo eros consectetur dui, eget convallis enim felis id lorem. Nullam quis enim eget tellus suscipit malesuada eget eu sem. Phasellus faucibus, metus feugiat eleifend auctor, nisl dui dapibus nisl, sit amet ultricies lectus enim a turpis. Proin ut faucibus urna. Cras quis fermentum arcu. Aliquam ornare, ex at finibus consequat, lacus lectus finibus arcu, id pretium eros sem eget elit. Nunc ante justo, aliquam a sem non, aliquet porttitor sem. Quisque congue, massa eu bibendum convallis, mi mi lacinia dui, vitae volutpat nunc nisi et metus.

Nunc egestas eros id mi suscipit, eu condimentum lectus interdum. Mauris sed commodo urna, a venenatis dolor. Nunc tempor justo at tortor ultricies, non fermentum lacus cursus. Donec interdum semper nisl id vulputate. In maximus metus nisl, vitae molestie metus lacinia at. Duis cursus et turpis sed pellentesque. Etiam dolor eros, rutrum vitae laoreet et, condimentum vel magna.


This is a good place for a secondary image at the top of the page, like you'd see on many articles. Strongly recommended.

Description: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Cras accumsan nisl eget justo tempor, non faucibus ante iaculis. Nulla pretium dui ac turpis suscipit, nec pretium leo auctor. Donec maximus est est, nec feugiat libero mollis at. Curabitur vel tincidunt turpis. Etiam eu risus eu risus pulvinar ultrices. Morbi egestas massa eget eleifend ornare. Duis sed est quis odio facilisis consectetur. Aliquam condimentum eleifend luctus.

Donec auctor augue at enim elementum auctor. Fusce enim est, eleifend vel varius in, semper at purus. Maecenas lobortis felis nec nibh sollicitudin rhoncus. Etiam id dui mattis, consectetur erat ac, faucibus odio. Vivamus ipsum erat, porta in velit eget, tempus imperdiet erat. Donec odio sapien, luctus sed aliquam sed, sodales a ipsum. Morbi tempus dui ut mi porttitor tincidunt. Nulla ut tortor porttitor, porttitor eros in, tempor felis. Nullam fermentum feugiat erat vitae hendrerit. Sed orci nisl, pulvinar eu imperdiet eu, semper id magna. Aenean porttitor laoreet massa ac dictum.

Integer et efficitur mi. Suspendisse finibus justo eget eros porttitor, eget sollicitudin purus euismod. Aliquam erat volutpat. Aenean nec tristique neque. Pellentesque imperdiet augue a vulputate viverra. Duis porttitor auctor fermentum. Duis imperdiet quis diam in molestie. Suspendisse potenti. Suspendisse molestie libero mauris, sed consequat leo aliquam vitae. Pellentesque varius vestibulum sapien, in placerat sapien ultricies et. Curabitur quis erat id turpis rhoncus tincidunt. Maecenas tortor erat, rhoncus blandit ipsum sed, aliquam finibus odio. Aliquam erat volutpat.

Addendum 0001.1: Discovery

Your mileage may vary, but tend to structure my addenda in the following pattern:

  1. Discovery
  2. Initial Interview
  3. Collected Texts
  4. Test Logs
  5. Exploration Logs
  6. Exploration Logs
  7. Exploration Logs
  8. Exploration Logs
  9. Additional Interviews/Collected Texts

Additionally, if you want to keep using carrots (>) to begin your quoted sections, that's fine. However, I've found that the following div block is just as good (if not better, because you can insert images into it without breaking the block):

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum quis nulla neque. Pellentesque non rutrum ante, condimentum congue nisl. Etiam scelerisque nulla et ex vulputate, at eleifend velit pharetra. Donec ac lacinia turpis, vel blandit mi. Nulla efficitur magna eu leo viverra blandit. Morbi sit amet leo fringilla, interdum felis nec, tincidunt magna. Ut finibus enim nec orci egestas, aliquet semper erat ultrices. Pellentesque consectetur felis vel erat rutrum consectetur. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. In fermentum ante et tellus interdum, mollis sagittis urna efficitur. Morbi rutrum imperdiet ultrices. Maecenas semper massa gravida, feugiat lacus eget, porttitor risus. Aenean condimentum velit eu nibh venenatis, in aliquam nibh bibendum.

Addendum 0001.2: Initial Interview

If you liked the interview format in articles like SCP-4444, then you'll love this next section. The code for this is in the block below.

Internal Audio Recording Transcript

In Attendance:

  • SCP Foundation Regional Director Dr. Carlos Kalinin
  • SCP Foundation Regional Director Dr. Armen Day
  • SCP Foundation Regional Director Dr. Tilda Moose
  • SCP Foundation Regional Director Dr. Jacob Conwell
  • SCP Foundation Regional Director Dr. Karlyle Aktus

[SCP] Director Day: dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks dicks.

[SCP] Director Conwell: Indeed.

This is all for now. Like I said earlier, I'll continue to add things as they get requested and create new addenda down here to address those things. Additionally, all of the images and .pdfs you'll need to create this page will be included in the files below, so be sure to go check those out.

Lastly, this formatting style has served me well over the last few years - but it's mine, built over time through trial and error. It's useful, but you might come up with something tomorrow that'll knock this one out of the water. I've already seen formatting tricks and stylistic choices that I wish I would've thought of first. So take this information, and go out there and make it yours.

You're going to be great.

All the best,

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