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ZynZyn 18 Jun 2018 07:15
in discussion Per Page Discussions / Per page discussions » SCP-2375

I understand that not everyone's an expert but this could have been verified quite rapidly by a quick Google search or two.

Ia ia DSM-V fhtagn?

In all seriousness though, I agree. Have you contacted the author about this? The article was posted in 2016, so they may not be as active, but I can see about getting staff to weigh in on this since it's an issue of verifiable scientific accuracy here.

Thanks for bringing this up!

by ZynZyn, 18 Jun 2018 07:15

but i'm just trying to help.

Misleading feedback can result in an author getting the wrong impression of their work. We've had several cases of new authors posting a page that was not yet ready for the mainsite, and then getting slammed with a bunch of downvotes that they don't expect, because someone who was "just trying to help" gave them misinformation. Intent is not a guarantee of feedback quality.

my reviews are getting reviewed.

Is there a better way to indicate to newer reviewers how to improve on originally problematic responses?

anyways on that note, you got it boss and i will try to do better in the future.

This is all we ask for. If you would like some pointers, there are plenty of resources available in the Guide Hub that reviewers should ideally be familiar with. Perhaps take a look through those pages if you haven't yet?

Did some cross-linking, since we encourage that these days.

by DrEverettMannDrEverettMann, 18 Jun 2018 07:05

I know this has been up for two years but that makes me all the more amazed no one else caught it.

Humans with social personality disorders such as anxiety, depression or other conditions are particularly susceptible to SCP-2375-1's influence.

This is seriously incorrect. First, there is no such thing as a social personality disorder - it is neither a diagnosis nor a class of diagnoses, nor has it ever been to my knowledge. Second, anxiety and depression already belong to a disorder category - they are categorized as mood disorders. They are very much NOT personality disorders, although they can be comorbid with them. I understand that not everyone's an expert but this could have been verified quite rapidly by a quick Google search or two.

It seems that the suggestion is that those with personality disorders that lead to avoidance of people are the most strongly affected by the SCP. Therefore, I would suggest any or all of the following: paranoid personality disorder, schizoid personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, and avoidant personality disorder. These are accepted diagnoses for personality disorders that all result in a tendency to avoid people, for different underlying reasons.

by DoctorNovakaineDoctorNovakaine, 18 Jun 2018 07:05

Staff try to avoid deleting comments, to keep community members held accountable for what they post. If you would like a post disregarded, just edit over it with a "extra post, ignore" note or the like. It happens to everyone from time to time.

Re: Admin Post - Info - Open by ZynZyn, 18 Jun 2018 07:05
MazedMazed 18 Jun 2018 07:02
in discussion Per Page Discussions / Per page discussions » SCP-3640

I'm +1'ing alone for a Central Florida skip, because it's my duty as an Orlando native.

So, the tunnels beneath Disney World are real, though mainly they're just beneath the Magic Kingdom, and they're pretty well abuzz with attendants, techs, actors half-in and out of mascot costumes (conversing casually in profanity-laden Spanglish) and princesses half-in and out of makeup. Although they're fairly spacious and lit, during quieter hours they can get reasonably spooky, not that the parks ever truly sleep.

I dunno about St. John's River monsters (aside from dubiously-licensed speedboating rednecks) but it's just a weird river anyway, sprawling and grassy. Now, the idea of someone freaked out at seeing an alligator is a little bit absurd, but I guess if you haven't spent much time in the southeastern US, encounters with these dinosaurs-outliving jerks might actually be remarkable, despite our assessment of them as ubiquitous and lazy yet not lazy enough to stop being a serious hazard (never, ever, ever go swimming in Lake Jesup.)

Now, Gatorland…I wonder if that particular lesser-known theme park of the greater Orlando metropolitan area might be fertile SCP ground.

by MazedMazed, 18 Jun 2018 07:02

Right, sorry about that. Go ahead and delete the extra comment.

Re: Admin Post - Info - Open by OrgestonOrgeston, 18 Jun 2018 06:56

I personally think it would be nice for people to read a lot of low-rated articles and judge them and take a more active role in the quality control efforts, but I don't think it would happen. All of us are only willing/able to spend so much time engaging with the site. I can read your draft for review, sure, but I'm gonna skip out on that other one chilling in the reviews forum, or skip out on whichever new SCPs were created today.

If we try to move eyeballs to low-rated entries, more likely than not we will either A) be resisted, because users might think they'd rather read the good and popular articles, or B) succeed, and have other areas of the site (other articles, the forums, chat, etc.) be neglected proportional to that success because we bumped them down on the priority list.

Basically, what we would need is a way of expanding the total amount of time people are willing to spend on the site. We've made this happen before with contests, which seem to put SCPs on everyone's minds; however, contests are fun and exciting, and I really don't think we can jazz up "please read and vote on a bunch of articles that aren't really that exciting" in a way that'll get people more involved.

I also strongly believe that this ties into how readers and voters judge the quality of articles, if we upvote "merely good" or "just alright enough" articles or be more stringent. Everyone has different outlooks on this.

Which is why I'm skeptical of trying to adjust aggregate voting standards so people are more or less stringent — what would you even do to make this happen at a scale large enough to matter? How would it deal with the newbies coming in and voting however they will without becoming properly accustomed to the 'preferred' voting standards? How could you tell if it worked?

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ZynZyn 18 Jun 2018 06:49
in discussion Per Page Discussions / Per page discussions » SCP-2721

Not sure if you're joking here, but as a general note, community members can check the account age of a site user by clicking the username displayed in the forum thread and looking at the " User since:" section of the displayed profile.

Additionally, karma is measured across all wikidot sites, so it's not necessarily a good measurement for how active a user is on the SCP wiki.

by ZynZyn, 18 Jun 2018 06:49

Just a quick correction, but a 95% confidence interval doesn't mean that there is a 95% chance the true value is within that confidence interval. This is because, once the confidence interval is made, whether or not the true value lies within it is not a matter of probability, as it either is or isn't in the confidence interval. Rather, if 100 different samples from the population were taken and 95% confidence intervals were made from all of them, we would expect 95 out of the 100 confidence intervals to contain the true value. More info here.

OrgestonOrgeston, instead of replying to your own comments, please edit your previous post using the "edit" function under the "options" tab to the lower right of every comment. That prevents spam buildup, and it's in the rules.

Admin Post - Info - Open by ZynZyn, 18 Jun 2018 06:46

obviously a raid all these commenters have no karma and probably joined 10 seconds ago

by Jack EveredsJack Evereds, 18 Jun 2018 06:42

Have you listened to the soundtrack for Bloodborne?


If so, what are your thoughts?

I took a quick listen to the OST. Pretty neat. Atmospheric and eerie. Reminds me a bit of the music from Batman: Gotham by Gaslight and Dishonored, especially the strings.

I quite like Dark Souls, can you tell?

I'm not super big on the series, so uh… I can't tell. A couple of my friends have been talking about the Remastered version though. I've been trying to find the time to watch Day[9]'s playthrough.

Re: Staff Thread: Ask Zyn? by ZynZyn, 18 Jun 2018 06:42
IhpIhp 18 Jun 2018 06:40
in discussion Per Page Discussions / Per page discussions » SCP-2721

Just took my out of the immersion

Funny, people were making that exact criticism against the logo earlier this month. It's almost as if you don't have any valid criticisms.

by IhpIhp, 18 Jun 2018 06:40

It's a raid people. r/SCP is also taking a bit of shit so just telling y'all.

The video that started this whole mess is LGBSCP.

SCP-3274 is a coal ore located in site-██,in the research unit and is a coal ore of approximatively 750cm2 found in Canada,near a little village named Chefferville,in the north of the Québec in a coal mine(see Data Files for more details about SCP-3274’s history).This coal ore have a high level of radioactivity when there never got any nuclear essay,nuclear plant or anything else with nuclear energy, -21 and three staff votes.

Feedback ported:


SCP 3912 is a humanoid caucasian male resembling the physical age of 25, but claims to be eons old, and claims to remember "the first age, the first battle, and the hellwalker". he claims to be able to predict anything, and his predictions so far have happened immediately after first prediction. Incident Report 6-16 SCP-3921 predicted that SCP-008 would breach and infect half of G2 site [REDACTED], -20 and three staff votes.

SCP-3507 refers to a small collection of bees resembling the species Apis mellifera (common honeybee), but with several differing physical attributes. All members of the species closely resemble a queen bee, being an average of two centimeters in length. There does not seem to be more than one sex of the specimen. There is no proboscis present on the head. All specimens possess stingers, which are 0.25 centimeters in length, -12 and three staff votes.

Have you listened to the soundtrack for Bloodborne? If so, what are your thoughts?

I quite like Dark Souls, can you tell?

Thank you for your response, I've been dodging checking back in as I don't handle confrontation very well and the original post was written in a sort-of heat of the moment burst of confidence.

Your points are all really good, and I'm glad that I got a constructive response out of this. That being said the co-opting of the flag still puts me at unease. When I spoke on the topic of light-skinned PoCs I was (perhaps in mind rather than through text) putting a focus on the narrative that skin tone directly correlates to one's status as a PoC. Setting aside how reductionist it is to boil down race simply to skin tones rather than genetic and cultural heritage, the tones chosen do not represent a vast majority of PoC and minority groups.

As for fixing it? I'm not sure there is a good way to fix it while maintaining the aesthetic distinctiveness that the original flag has. Perhaps via a gradient, or displaying a large swathe of skin tones on the same line to represent a level of equality? I would much rather see two distinct flags being flown together in solidarity in which, yes, perhaps some people are unable to personally identify with one or the other rather than a mix of the two that ends up making others feel uncomfortable with using it to represent their movement.

If we're trying to straddle the line between "low-rated articles are generally not good enough to stay on the site" and "low-rated articles generally haven't received enough attention", then what we're probably looking for is something based on the article's Wilson Rating. Basically it's some math that asks Given the ratings I have, there is a 95% chance that the “real” fraction of positive ratings is at least ____?.

SCPper collects this data for SCPs, and you can sort pages by that info here: If there are mass deletions to be done, perhaps they should focus on articles with a Wilson rating below… I dunno. 50%? 60%? Figure out how much of the site you want gone and work backwards from there.

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by OrgestonOrgeston, 18 Jun 2018 06:24
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