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376 morenohijazo16th Sep 2013 09:03:42 PM from Zaragoza, Spain
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@Stormthorn (360) I suppose people want to put their stories in a place where it will be more likely to be seen than in an obscure place where it will be difficult to find them.

Anyways, here's what the SCP-F says about those who do exactly that:

http://www.scp-wiki.net/mackenzie-stereotypes#toc6

"Named for the character from Futurama, a Bender is someone who, after failing repeatedly to successfully contribute to the SCP Wiki, decides to create their own offshoot site (with or without blackjack and hookers) and invites everyone else to join and contribute to it.

The SCP community is one with a long, storied history, built on the shoulders of administrators and staff who are not only great writers, but who are dedicated to keeping the site running smoothly. It takes a lot of effort to keep the system going, so it should go without saying that someone who is too impatient to meet said standards stands little chance of making an offshoot work. Most of these crash within weeks if not days, as the people involved decide it's not worth the effort."

That said, I do find the SCP-F staff too elitist. Here's an example:

http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/t-96481/scp-237

One guy calmly explains with reasonable arguments how he thinks an article could be improved. One staff member dismisses his suggestions, and another one berates him in an extremely rude tone that would had given him an instant ban if he wasn't a staff member. The first guy replies him, telling him he knows quite a bit about the subject in discussion, then he gets banned, while the second staff member, who had been the first one to use a rude tone, goes free. The first staff member and a third one side with the second staff member, and tell the first guy he should work on his attitude, calling him a noob, and reject any suggestion, saying: "I'd appreciate no further discussion (coming from an admin, consider this Word of God)".

If that isn't elitism, I don't know what it is. Sometimes you must open your mind for suggestions. One can't always be right.

edited 16th Sep '13 9:27:44 PM by morenohijazo

Seriously, my avatar comes from the embodiment of the So Bad, It's Good trope.
377 Dream_Huntress19th Sep 2013 11:12:50 AM , Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
So, something funny happened this week on Northampton, England, or in SCP words:

BREACH ALERT, SCP-993 is visible and able to be recorded by people of all ages, this is not a drill, I repeat, THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

I'm kidding of course, but it would be funny if somebody decided to add this real life event to the story in the wiki, if the staff members aren't too busy being jerks as they apparently are.

edited 19th Sep '13 11:13:59 AM by Dream_Huntress

You know, we're living in a society! We're supposed to act in a civilized way!
378 GethKnight19th Sep 2013 01:57:56 PM from St.Charles, Missouri , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Well, the tone for the quote wouldn't have fit with the site.

Addition: They aren't being elitist. Agent Bob started off with little tact. And it looked as if he was being the elitist one with his response.

You have a point about 'hikkikomori', but it's so new, would a scientific researcher (not involved specifically in Japanese studies) really use it? And 'moe', whether in Japanese or English, is definitely slang, it would be better to use a long description or translation. I really feel the descriptions of SC Ps should be written so the maximum audience can understand them - 'Schadenfreude' is an internationally accepted term, 'hikkikomori' and 'moe' are too new, and overly relegated to the 'geek' community. Using them really detracts from the seriousness of the pag

This just sounds like he's not being respectful.

edited 19th Sep '13 2:07:30 PM by GethKnight

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379 SantosLHalper19th Sep 2013 02:05:33 PM from The Canterlot of the North
A Gentlecolt and a Bard
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That was back in 2009, way before the modern site etiquette came in. I think Konny was later banned for being a Jerkass.
"They may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR INALIENABLE RIGHTS TO LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS!"
380 TheNthTroper21st Sep 2013 06:02:17 PM from Lawndale High A.V. Club
[up] This was pretty much the reason Fishmonger was banned, but IIRC Kondracki was just stripped of admin rights.

My impression from reading a lot of the feedback pages is they're not jerks unless and until you are, and I've seen members reprimanded for such things. They have very strict standards, which is a big part of why it's been so consistently good. Still, YMMV and so forth.

edited 21st Sep '13 6:03:55 PM by TheNthTroper

381 SantosLHalper13th Oct 2013 07:33:30 PM from The Canterlot of the North
A Gentlecolt and a Bard
I'm trying to join the Foundation, but I can't sign in with my Wikidot account (you need a Wikidot account to join the site). What should I do?
"They may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR INALIENABLE RIGHTS TO LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS!"

If you don't feel like reading it, the password is Purple Rain. Just put that in and you'll be fine.
383 Teraus17th Oct 2013 03:51:59 PM from The Origin of Dreams
Awesome Lightning Mantra
Hey, folks. It's my first time posting here. I'm amazed that I hadn't discovered the Foundation earlier...

I have some ideas for SC Ps, so I just applied.

I even have an idea for 001, but it will probably never be accepted unless I change the number, lol.

edited 17th Oct '13 3:54:07 PM by Teraus

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Producer X Rin
SCP-504 is one of the funniest thing I ever read! [lol]

I probably should stay away from it. I will probably get canned pretty soon.

I wonder how fast would that one make it. [lol]
385 Squeakythemaster5th Nov 2013 01:05:23 PM from Somewhere in the U of K
Where there's will. There's a claim.
Is it me, or did Bobble's picture change once? Like there was one time where the picture was him really close to the screen as opposed to him just standing there.
"I'll fight you anytime, except on the toilet"
Checking the page history, I can't see it. I think you may have just seen a fan image and imagined it.
387 SantosLHalper9th Nov 2013 09:01:49 PM from The Canterlot of the North
A Gentlecolt and a Bard
As it turns out, the problem was with Firefox, not with my account. Logging in on Chrome works perfectly.
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388 Ninety5th Jan 2014 12:54:36 PM from Land of Quakes and Hills , Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
Absolutely no relation to NLK
A question. Is there any interest in adding a small summary of each SCP's characteristics on the character page, rather than just the tropes that apply? Because the SCP site itself only includes names, and sometimes I wish for a quick way to see what is each one without having to read the full article.
Dopants: He meant what he said and he said what he meant, a Ninety is faithful 100%.
I would like to say I developed a new-found hatred of SCP-231. The thing just goes "The SCP Foundation has convicts rape* a child near death constantly because of reasons".

  • lets not kid ourselves,they don't use convicted sex offenders to tickle someone.

edited 5th Jan '14 10:13:47 PM by spidersinyoureyes

@Nintey

On it.
391 GethKnight6th Jan 2014 05:58:49 AM from St.Charles, Missouri , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
231 doesn't really say what it does. It leaves it up to the reader to fill the gaps, if the reader wants to say that D-Class tickles, then for the reader, D-Class tickles.
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392 Ninety6th Jan 2014 06:22:44 AM from Land of Quakes and Hills , Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
Absolutely no relation to NLK
I thought there was some explicit WOG that whatever Procedure Montauk is, it's not rape. But worse.
Dopants: He meant what he said and he said what he meant, a Ninety is faithful 100%.
True I suppose

Say, to change the topic, does anyone think the scp foundation is secretly all run by Chester A. Bum?

edited 6th Jan '14 7:21:19 AM by Spidersinyoureyes

What?
I want to include an event where the SCP Foundation makes contact with the protagonists of my work via space time rift.

One question though:

  • Is the SCP up for inter-dimensional diplomacy even if it would serve their interests?

Also don't worry about me making the Foundation into a major player, I don't want to be seen as co-opt too much of this collaborative mythos into my own work.

Ave Imperator
The only form of inter-dimensional diplomacy the SCP foundation is interested in is a Mutually Assured Destruction scenario that prevents the other dimension from threatening the quote on quote "normalcy" of their own.

Remember, while the foundation is arguably a Necessary Evil, they're still very, very evil.

edited 27th Jan '14 5:57:23 AM by Archereon

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396 sebbymoran27th Jan 2014 07:03:20 AM from Georgia , Relationship Status: A teenager in love
Do you hear the people sing?
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What?
Ok so the relationship operates around respecting the borders.

No policing each other's territory unless granted explicit permission. Stays true to the character right?
Ave Imperator
Make sure you mention the foundation has plans to destroy the entire dimension (possibly via a deliberately seeded memetic kill agent) in case they invade or something like that. Note also that the GOC would flat out just try to nuke it from the get go.

edited 27th Jan '14 7:53:14 AM by Archereon

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399 Ninety27th Jan 2014 08:25:52 AM from Land of Quakes and Hills , Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
Absolutely no relation to NLK
Hey, anybody read the Buried Giant SCP?
Dopants: He meant what he said and he said what he meant, a Ninety is faithful 100%.
What?
Ok so now that the diplomacy issue has been resolved to that of cold non-interference, would the Foundation be willing to provide oversight (and only oversight) on the construction of vaults and prisons at the request of my protagonists?

My world has its own share of strange objects and individuals, with the only difference is that it most of them are public knowledge. Foundation remains clandestine even in this world.

edited 27th Jan '14 9:34:57 AM by Worlder


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