I'm sure this has been asked before but I'm curious as to why the Foundation formats their SCP articles with containment procedures before an actual description of the subject. As a researcher I would better be able to assess the efficacy of containment procedures by understanding the nature of the SCP first, as it is written now I just scratch my head over why this particular SCP has to be stored in an attaché case suspended in 30 liters of lime jello for 18 hours a day. Eventually everything would be brought to light but then I'd have to re-read the containment to frame the whole picture.
As a reader I appreciate intrigue, drama and the slowly unraveling mystery. Procedures hint at what the subject could be and what it's capable of, this way provides great narrative pacing. Is the formatting just something I have to suspend my disbelief in the service of a more engaging story?