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I loved Series 4 from start to finish. I got my start here right when it opened and all of my skips are in it.

There were a few things that bothered me about the previous CSS theme:

1) Cyan and chartreuse, while significant to me for obvious reasons, are kind of visually grating in their true, bright hex colors and I was tired of seeing them. 2) The fact that the top bar was weirdly floating on both sides instead of coming in from one side bothered me quite a bit, as did the black links on gray bar, so I addressed both of those things. 3) I'd gotten complaints that the logo was hard to read (I have a stupid-high monitor res and can sometimes forget that a 1-2-inch section of screen doesn't have 300 pixels in it in most cases) so I completely remade it.

Although I did these edits, an obligatory double-thanks to InitHelloInitHello for writing the original; I can mess around with colors and spacing, but I don't know enough about CSS to write a theme by any stretch.

Oh, and while I'm at it, I also added cosplay stuff to the graphic design tab.

It was meant for Sir Baubius.


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by Communism will winCommunism will win, 18 Aug 2018 19:29

Hello to all of you, I found this site trying to learn more about the SCPs that appeared on the Youtube series Confinement, and what I liked the most was the randomness of the creatures contained in the foundation.
My intention in the site is in the future write SCPs and maybe some tales, but for now I'm just getting ideas and experience to write something good enough to stay in the site.
One last thing, english is not my native language, feel free to correct me when I misspell a word or a phrase so I can learn and improve next time.

This is all subjective, obviously, but I personally don't see anything that could be interpreted as mocking the original author or article. I can't identify any part of the article that could be interpreted as a way of saying "This is why Taboo sucks and you shouldn't like it". It's simply taking Taboo's main gimmick, exaggerating it, and playing it for comedy rather than horror.

by CyclopianCyclopian, 18 Aug 2018 19:23

I think that's reasonable, and I can definitely understand downvoting an article on that basis.

For my part, I'm very okay with this sort of thing when I'm fairly certain everyone adjacent to it is going to have a good laugh, and I know no one's going to walk away feeling attacked or hurt (which was definitely the case here).

But I also think that disapproving of this on account of feeling like the tone is mean-spirited — even if no one involved feels targeted or maligned — is also pretty understandable. Especially if that tone is in-line with hostile articles posted in the past that weren't written purely in good fun and good faith.

by The Great HippoThe Great Hippo, 18 Aug 2018 19:12
GilphonGilphon 18 Aug 2018 19:10
in discussion Per Page Discussions / Per page discussions » SCP-4066

Since you challenged us to decipher the parasite's references, and because that's an exercise that will get harder once series 5 opens up properly, I present my guesses within a spoiler, in order:

by GilphonGilphon, 18 Aug 2018 19:10

This one is pretty cool. I believe they worship -1 like a god.
+1

by Stonecutters Stonecutters , 18 Aug 2018 19:08

Sir Baubius, I'm honestly confused. Here you express solidarity over the idea that a -J shouldn't be mean-spirited; you even downvoted the article! Later, when the original author the -J was targeting showed up to clarify he was cool with it — and even thought it was hilarious! — you changed your downvote to an upvote.

This implies that you do think context matters; someone's sense of humor alone is not the sole defining guideline by which we should write our articles. We ought to take into account how other people might respond to an article. You demonstrated this belief with your comment and your vote — then, when they clarified that they took it in good spirit, you changed your vote accordingly.

What am I missing, here? What's changed?

by The Great HippoThe Great Hippo, 18 Aug 2018 19:02

Make up all the people you want. This is a shared universe, not a more typical fanfic community based on a mass-market media property, original characters are encouraged here.

This might just get locked, but that's ok as long as it isn't in the Summary. Anyway, #thecritters is dead right now and #site19… Well, noone talks about SCPs there anymore, at least not while I'm there.

I'm still trying to figure out what's wrong with my "Accident Disease" draft. Original Forum Post

Maybe someone takes a look at this. Thanks.

Attention post by DeBedenHasenDeBedenHasen, 18 Aug 2018 19:00

Everytime I look at this it seems like the same thing. What's the ListPages supposed to be doing here?

by sirpuddingsirpudding, 18 Aug 2018 18:58

A good pattern screamer. I almost didn't figure it out at first. I still prefer several of the other pattern screamers I've read, but I always enjoy a good pattern screamer regardless.

+1

by formatScroogeformatScrooge, 18 Aug 2018 18:54

Using the regular discussion is problematic for two reasons:

  • Where would you be able to post normal discussion comments?
  • It violates the no role-playing rule.

Why not use the forum module on the page instead? You could also change the CSS so it doesn't look like the regular forums too.

Personally, I'd imagine they wouldn't swap bodies with anyone, but they would still experience the Elo randomization.

by CyclopianCyclopian, 18 Aug 2018 18:52

Oh thanks for this. I didn't expect anyone to respond to this, let alone this soon.

I don't see SCP-233 as an obstacle. So another one exists, I can live with that, if anything, it proves that there indeed is something weird with the number.

So I got it right that the start is slow… Ok, I can work with this and try to fix it, there really is no reason for the album to be described in full lenght for example, it was just a cool idea at the time.

I would really appreaciate any ideas to make the start more interesting however. It would really help.

About the twist… I didn't even intend to write it this way. It was supposed to explain the non-anomalous entries and the expunged parts as something that was did on purpose. But when I wrote it I just kinda wrote the false files into it. I can get rid of it, this one isn't hard.

I do admit that I didn't notice Dr. Ike being a Gary Stu but I will admit that he was named after my username (which does in no way mean he was supposed to be my Author avatar), I will try to devise something that will make him a little less of a perfect guy but no promises, it feels like a big change in the article…

Just a side note, when you say "again", are you implying that you read my other works? I'm just curious. The "war of numbers" idea seems nice. I might incorporate a small note about that into the article. I know there are many eldritch monsters here already, that is why I avoided doing the usual tentacles, eldritch god, lots of eyes, antlers, wants to destroy the world etc. But I see what you mean…

Maybe the O6 do remind you of MTF Alpha-1 for a reason. I didn't plan on it but it feels right in a way. I mean, the O6 were in fact the first attempt to expand the Council's power…

All in all, thanks. I needed this. I hope I get to see this one posted on the main list for all the '23' anomalies that didn't make it.

Re: SCP Draft: Number 23 by UtylikeUtylike, 18 Aug 2018 18:43

Welcome! It's exciting to have new members that are into different kinds of art, so we can see anomalies in new ways.

Drafting (and posting) are both intimidating at first, but they get easier fast. The trick to getting feedback is to be patient - one round of crit probably isn't enough - and be willing to ask a bunch of different people. Once you get used to reaching out to people, it becomes a really fun part of the process (I recommend IRC, where you can ask in real time and offer to swap drafts). Looking forward to seeing you around!

I don't get it

by Prototype_ToasterPrototype_Toaster, 18 Aug 2018 18:26
keiyakeiya 18 Aug 2018 18:25
in discussion Per Page Discussions / Per page discussions » SCP-3751

One thing you might consider adding, because it would almost certainly be asked, is what happens when one player makes all the moves, either playing against themselves or working through a recorded game.

by keiyakeiya, 18 Aug 2018 18:25
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