I'm in the very very early stages of an SCP, with the idea being an enormous thing (in which the Foundation barely knows what it is) at the bottom of the ocean. Part of the gimmick of this thing is that it requires someone to live near it, deep underwater, and perform Currently Undecided Action X on a regular basis. Like I said, very very early stages.
As a bit of a worldbuilder, the why comes up quickly for me when designing. Why does Currently Undecided Action X need to take place? Does it keep the thing contained? Maybe it's already as contained as it can be, and the Foundation is just doing Currently Undecided Action X because it has some other benefit to the Foundation? What if it's both?
Then my mind swerved on me, and I thought of something else: What if the Foundation has no idea anymore why Currently Undecided Action X needs to happen? An unrecoverable data failure, the Guy Who Was Writing The SCP down having a heart attack, somewhere along the lines the Foundation knows Currently Undecided Action X has to be done. So they ensure that Currently Undecided Action X is done, every time it needs to, no matter what… or why.
It might paint the Foundation as incompetent (especially given their job of knowing as much as they can about stuff in order to best contain it) but I kinda like the idea of the Foundation supporting / supplying a deep-deep underwater base because they know its important to do something… but have since lost the reasoning as to why. Maybe they aren't doing it 100% correctly, anymore. Maybe the Foundation realizes that, but is too afraid to alter things because they don't want to risk making it worse. Maybe That thing may have partially caused the knowledge loss, I don't know.
All I'm asking is, would this even fly? Like I said, the Foundation prolly has data backups of everything they've done… but at the same time, the larger something is, the more possible that things can fall through the cracks.