Question : Say you're in the middle or… getting towards the end of writing an scp up, but you haven't gotten anywhere redacted as of yet. Would members of the forums be willing in assistance of… strategic censoring or is that up to the author alone?
Hm, I don't exactly understand the question, but hopefully I'm answering it correctly!
You don't have to redact anything in the article if you don't want to, or if there's nothing worth redacting. However, if you're sure you want to redact something, then I have some advice. Ask yourself these questions:
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you can redact or censor that information. Remember to not redact anything in the Special Containment Procedures, and not to redact information excessively. And lastly, do not redact information if you're only doing it because you don't know what to put there!
For more information on redacting and when it's appropriate, look at this guide!
And lastly, do not redact information if you're only doing it because you don't know what to put there!
This isn't necessarily a bad reason. For example I redacted the specific grid coordinates in OPERATION AZURE PEREGRINE because I really didn't have time to scour satellite photos for a structure with the kind of floorplan I wanted (and even if I did that would using someone's actual property). The grid doesn't really matter to the reader, but had I provided one someone would probably fact check it against the description.
However, I meant it more as in, redacting data because you don't know how to fill in the missing information. For example, redacting how the foundation found an object because you didn't think that part out.
There is no requirement to redact anything, and there are several successful articles without any. Think about the intended distribution for the document, is there anything that person does not have need to know?