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I'm going to inject something here - when they started to go back and forth on all this I threw us a CafePress. One of everything, slap the logo on it and no mark up. The only hard part is the time to tweak everything.

I've never linked to it ANYWHERE and a few people STILL found it and bought stuff. Our average member would probably buy a t-shirt and/or mug of almost anything - the logo, [redacted], [data expunged], something about their favorite SCP, etc. if one of our most talented artists donated their works specifically to "the cause" (I wouldn't feel right about it otherwise) they'd sell like crazy.

But that would require organization and (I feel) more formality then we've got.

The money thing is my sticking point (and whatever legal entity is required as an umbrella) because I've heard some numbers from (I thought you) that listed is as several thousand USD per year.

Two thousand USD is the formal estimate that was put forth. It's actually a really low price, all things considered, and the only reason that cost exists is because the administration doesn't trust an "outsider" to donate that kind of server space. It's a drop in the bucket for any kind of serious technology professional.

This has to happen eventually anyways, so I don't see any problem accelerating the proccess.

If this were an eventuality, we wouldn't be talking about it. The standing policy of the administration, unless it has changed within in the last few months, is still "this is a hobby for all of us, and we shouldn't be expected to have to do real work or treat this like a business" (references here and here).

That isn't to say that this isn't a valid policy to have, merely that that is how the policy stands and that it is a major obstacle to site migration.

How do you remember your username?

@m0ch12uk1 by ZeroTwoSoulZeroTwoSoul, 30 Sep 2014 17:39

pic is by Wikimedia user Wanida.w (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plik:Abominable_snowman_yeti.JPG

This entire idea came entirely from the pun, and from my original vision/idea for SCP-1706 "Eater of Dreams"

by AndarielHaloAndarielHalo, 30 Sep 2014 17:34

I won't argue most of your counter points - you probably know more about them then I do.

The money thing is my sticking point (and whatever legal entity is required as an umbrella) because I've heard some numbers from (I thought you) that listed is as several thousand USD per year.

As for techs willing to donate time and resources, I know you are correct… to the point where our internal politics once again rises to bite us (which, if anything, you UNDERestimate).

Hey!
nighthawk101nighthawk101 30 Sep 2014 17:30
in discussion New-Hire Orientation / Introductions » Hey!

Hey! I'm nighthawk101, or nighthawk, or William.

I found the wiki through TVTropes last year, and read it when I was bored. This year, I was reading about Containment Breach when I remembered that I had been on the wiki, and I was old enough to make an account. So, here I am.

I'll admit, my wiki activities will mostly consist of lurking/voting. I plan to try writing, but I am a very mediocre writer and I'm not sure if I can hit the right notes for an SCP. (I've also read all the relevant guides, so I've got that going for me.)

I also play Magic: the Gathering, and enjoy teh vidya games. I'm a freshman (9th grade), and I'm adjusting pretty well to high school, which is why I have the free time to go on the wiki.

Hey! by nighthawk101nighthawk101, 30 Sep 2014 17:30

Well, I was thinking to volunteer to produce "official" merchandise, since I've got the equipment and the skills to produce, for instance, SCP-related T-shirts and backpacks. Sadly, my current situation location does not allow me to guarantee both shipping and sustained production1. However, I believe that selling SCP-related products is a good option to help the site's raise.

The administration would need to shift towards having a slightly more serious mindset rather than the cavalier attitude towards site management that exists[…]

This has to happen eventually anyways, so I don't see any problem accelerating the proccess.

This made me feel. Seriously, it's a nice relief from scaaary monsters, gates from other worlds, Foundation ordering rapes of little girls and burning of infants and all this grimdark stuff. Little, faint shine of hope. Upvoting SO HARD.

by Narsil098Narsil098, 30 Sep 2014 17:08
Re: Site History by AelannaAelanna, 30 Sep 2014 17:08

Dangit, I have the iPhone version and can't get this.


Giving bearhugs to the unsuspecting since 1872.

I know this is a necropost, but can someone explain the Fishmonger incident to me? I keep seeing new mention of it.

Re: Site History by Agent MacLeodAgent MacLeod, 30 Sep 2014 17:03

Wow, this is… old.

by Narsil098Narsil098, 30 Sep 2014 17:01

Thanks for the constructive criticism. I'll have to work on that, but the compulsion IS connected. I guess I just didn't provide enough information…

Re: One (1) SCP Idea by SATTliteSATTlite, 30 Sep 2014 16:58
JhenJhen 30 Sep 2014 16:51
in discussion Per Page Discussions / Per page discussions » SCP-1342

I only just today read this and I'm super-pissed that I never read it before. Add another +1 to your heaping pile, Author. You found all my heartstrings and soft spots and I am in love with this article.

by JhenJhen, 30 Sep 2014 16:51

There are a couple grammar errors and stylistic bumps, like not capitalizing respiratory inflammation. And 'no differentiation from'.

Perhaps you could mention that the dogs are of breeds common at WWI, or not, if they're not. I don't know much about dog breeds.

I don't like the fact that the dogs rapidly decompose. It makes the SCP seem a little slim if nothing persists. Maybe have the dogs carrying tools, messages, or booze (painkiller) like I think WWI rescue dogs did?

In regards to the containment procedures, a 30m military training ground is suspiciously small. People would wonder why a chunk of land the size of a house was barb-wired off, instead of a whole field. You need to make it a kilometer or something and build a shooting range to keep the Foundation's covertness strong.

Oh, and redacting only half of a percentage is very annoying.

Downvoted for now.

by ParandelloParandello, 30 Sep 2014 16:45

There are a multitude of online merchandise websites that do all the handling and shipping for you. CafePress has been mentioned already, Zazzle is an alternative. That's just off the top of my head; turnkey merchandising solutions are everywhere on the internet if you just look for them.

Also, mind you, merchandising certainly isn't the only way money could be raised. It's simply an easy and effective way that takes advantage of the fact that people are already doing this with no direct benefit to the SCP community.

As for "issues", I'm not sure what you mean. Taking in money naturally results in more responsibilities for staff, as they would have to maintain very careful track of every dollar that comes in and goes out, but that's a basic skill that anyone who works for a living should already have. The administration would need to shift towards having a slightly more serious mindset rather than the cavalier attitude towards site management that exists, but I don't see any of these as "issues" as opposed to simply facts of life. You'll need to be more specific as to what you mean by issues that might pop up.

Hello. I have created a draft for my first SCP, but it doesn't scare me enough. I'm looking for feedback.

http://scpsandbox2.wikidot.com/negative-zen

Thank you.

My fingers are pruney by negative_zennegative_zen, 30 Sep 2014 16:31

Why are you asking here instead of in the discussion thread for SCP-166? This is the discussion thread for Clef's member page.

Re: SCP 166 by AelannaAelanna, 30 Sep 2014 16:27

Hello. I'm an EFL teacher in Asia. I joined this site to improve my writing, but I've been reading since before the Mass Edit and Fishmonger's exodus (I think he took my favorite Tale with him).

Well, that's about it.

Hello, I'm Negative Zen by negative_zennegative_zen, 30 Sep 2014 16:25
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