Guides Essays

Welcome to the Guide Hub!

If you're looking for answers or advice for the SCP wiki, you should be able to find both of them here. If you have an idea for an informational page that you'd like to see added to this list, please contact a staff member.

What are Guides and Essays?

  • A Guide is a staff-sanctioned informational page intended to assist community members with contributing to the site and its affiliates.
    • The “guide” navigational tag is only assigned by staff, or with staff permission.
  • An Essay is an informational page written about a specific topic, based on the author’s personal opinion. Essays also include “how to” resources as shared by authors who specialize in different aspects of site contribution (writing, coding, artwork, etc.).
    • The “essay” tag can be added by the author of the essay on their own, though it is advised to confirm with a staff member first.

Required Reading

These pages have information on the foremost basics of the site and its community.

For all community members:

  • (G) Chat Guide: The guide to the Foundation's IRC chatrooms. Covers registering, connecting, bannable offenses, chat operators, discussion suggestions, and secondary chatrooms.
  • (G) FAQ: Frequently asked questions and answers about the SCP universe premise, how the site/wiki works, and how to interact with the community.
  • (G) Guide for Newbies: A guide that covers site applications, general site behavior, tips for being a good member, tips on writing, and more. Required reading for all site members.
  • (G) Site Rules: You will be expected to know and understand the rules of the wiki. Being ignorant of a rule does not excuse you if you break it.

For all site authors:

  • (G) how-to-write: Covers concept development, containment procedures, clinical tone, how to write humanoids, code formatting and more. Basic coding templates are here. Read this before writing your first article.
  • (G) The Greenlight Policy: An explanation of the Greenlight forum policy. Read this if you want to get idea or draft critique, don't know what the Greenlight policy is, or want to get Greenlights.
  • (G) Deletions Guide: An explanation of how, when, and why pages are deleted from the site. Read this before putting an article on the mainlist.

Policies and Staff Contacts

  • (G) Contact Staff: A quick overview of the SCP wiki’s staff teams and whom to reach out to with questions, comments, concerns, etc.
  • (G) Criticism Policy: The SCP Wiki's policy on giving and receiving critique.
  • (G) CSS Policy: Regarding style component accessibility requirements, and what can and can’t be done with a CSS theme on the SCP wiki.
  • (G) Donations Policy: Read here if you want to add donation options like Patreon links to your work.
  • (G) Image Use Policy: Take a look here if you're planning on using images in your SCPs or tales.
  • (G) Licensing Guide: For anyone who wants to make games, posters, merchandise, or any other derivatives based on the SCP Foundation. It explains the uses and necessities of Creative Commons as it applies to this site.
  • (G) Meet The Staff: The full list of SCP wiki staff members.
  • (G) Official Anti-Harassment Policy: Code of conduct applying to all SCP Foundation community spaces.
  • (G) Rewrite Policy: A guide detailing the standard procedure for rewriting articles due to age, low rating, author request, and so on.
  • (G) Tag Guide: The layman's guide to the navigational tags used by the site. Please note that we have a dedicated tagging team who can tag your pages for you.

Community and Navigation

Guides for Writing

Critter Resources

Various resources from site reviewers (critiquers, crit-givers, critters, etc.) on how to approach the review process and advising on common elements of writing for the SCP-verse.

  • (G) Butterfly Squad Roster: A list of preeminent site reviewers and their specializations.
  • (G) Expert Witnesses: Which users to go to for certain information, and what their credentials are. If you're writing an article that could benefit from specialty knowledge, consider going here.
  • (G) Swamp Critter Roster: A list of contactable reviewers for posted works.

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