Hello, I am Precipitator and I have been long interested in the fiction of the SCP Foundation. I've been on WikiDot and the Undertow Games Forums (I know, off topic) for quite some time and I was always a bit confused about the site. When I found out that you had to join twice one day I thought; Crap, so I was never a member here? True that was, I read a lot of the rules and then saw that you had to be 15 to join which was lucky, as that was only about a month ago and I joined today, on my birthday. I am quite halpy that the age minimum is 15 as I was a bit… Immature in the past few years which could have resulted in cringe and hate. Well, off topic again. I decided to join as I was interested in fully becoming a part of the community and be able to contribute to, and with others and improve my social and English skills. Some hobbies I do are programming, gaming, youtube, various sports… I found the joining proccess quite complicated, as I read the first two tabs, and all the links within and links within them which took me more than a few hours to say the least but I finally found out how to join but it was a bit painful as the joining instructions were a bit… Misleading… Anyways, thanks for reading and I hope I can help others and have them help me. I am also thinking about publishing an SCP sometime in the future but I haven't gotten all the details yet and checking with others would take a long time too… Again, thanks for reading and I hope I enjoy my stay.
If you have suggestions about how to make the joining process less painful, please let us know! You can make a thread in the Proposals and Policy forum, or comment directly in the Guide for Newbies or Join the Site discussion pages (scroll down, click "Discuss").
In regards to writing an SCP, all the information you need to get started is in the How to Write an SCP Guide. That said, if you're unsure about the details, you can get the basic concept looked at in the Ideas and Brainstorming forum before you start drafting the whole article. Take a look at how other writers post and interact in the forums, and it'll give you a good feel for the writing process here!