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SCP Foundation Trope Page:

To answer Tzetze's question in a bit more detail:

the Foundation started out as an anonymous post on the /x/ board just over two years ago, with the original (and current) iteration of SCP-173, which other anons took interest in, and added onto (the expanded version can also be found on certain pages). The second article (I can't remember the number, it may be gone by now) was a collaborative effort among /x/ anons, who assembled it piecemeal in a different thread a few days later. This process continued into several more threads, and once there were about nine or ten full articles, they were transferred to an editthis wiki page.

The editthis wiki lasted until mid-July of 2008, when the host turned into a pay site, upon which the couple of hundred articles there were transferred to the current wikidot wiki, losing a good many of the former anon members, but establishing a moderation primarily composed of the folks who had transferred the old articles over to the new site. The history from that point up until now should be chronicled in the edit histories of the current site.

Apologies if that's a little windy, eh.
 
 177 Goggle Fox, Thu, 24th Sep '09 5:15:46 PM from Acadia, yo.
rrrrrrrrr
That certainly explains the wiki move. It's always a pain having unexpected costs leap out at you from the dark.

So it really is that young... I had wondered.
Sakamoto demands an explanation for this shit.
Wow. surprised
"You fail to grasp the basic principles of mad science. Common sense would be cheating." - Narbonic
 179 Kinkajou, Thu, 24th Sep '09 5:34:05 PM from you're not your
We Do Not Sow
Still, for a young site they're pretty well developed.
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
 180 Goggle Fox, Thu, 24th Sep '09 5:59:39 PM from Acadia, yo.
rrrrrrrrr
Very. Incidentally I'm looking through the memetic hazards list right now. I want to make sure something in my head isn't on that list.
Sakamoto demands an explanation for this shit.
 181 Kinkajou, Thu, 24th Sep '09 6:05:21 PM from you're not your
We Do Not Sow
That way you aren't reinventing the wheel, so to speak?
"Wait, it's IV. Of course they are. They'd make IV for Dreamcast." - Enlong, on yet another FFIV remake
 182 Goggle Fox, Thu, 24th Sep '09 7:19:18 PM from Acadia, yo.
rrrrrrrrr
Pretty much. And by all appearances I'm fine there. This one doesn't exist on record.
Sakamoto demands an explanation for this shit.
 183 Tzetze, Thu, 24th Sep '09 8:58:53 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
I only found out about the tags a little while ago, I need to read through "cogitohazards".
 184 Meta Four, Thu, 24th Sep '09 9:19:39 PM from the house of bread and battle
AXTUCE MUN AXTE INCAL
Wikidot seems to have changed its layout sometime in the last year, and I can't find the links to the articles' discussion pages any more. Are they gone, or am I not looking in the right place?
 185 Goggle Fox, Thu, 24th Sep '09 9:20:23 PM from Acadia, yo.
rrrrrrrrr
They seem to be hard to get to, honestly. I wind up having to be linked to 'em... unless I'm missing a link on page.
Sakamoto demands an explanation for this shit.
You'll need an account (that is, membership to the SCP wiki as well as to wikidot) to view the red buttons at the bottom of each page leading to the discussion, due to security measures enacted after the HAGGER attack during the wikidot site's early days.

Alternatively, there is a forum link on the lefthand sidebar on every page, and a recent posts section for anything current, including articles.

edited 24th Sep '09 9:49:34 PM by rodeodingo

 
Rodeo is, I think, the oldest person still involved with the SCP. That's not to say he his physically old, rather that he has been with the series the longest. I'm just one of the older/more rabid/productive members...

Wikidot did change the format, and we did have to tighten permissions after a couple of attacks. The security thing is, unfortunately, probably going to stay, as it's much easier then trying to mop up after some script-kiddie nonsense. The layout we're working on, but it's a slow process.

It's odd, realizing we are such a young site...it feels like we've been around much longer. I hope we can stick around a good long while, this is all too much fun to let go to pot.
 
 188 Goggle Fox, Fri, 25th Sep '09 6:38:02 AM from Acadia, yo.
rrrrrrrrr
rodeo: Sounds like script kiddie "Magic." To this day, I don't understand why people think hacking a wiki is so damn cool. Maybe it's because it takes so much skill. Too bad about the lockdown, but I guess I can understand the why, now.

Also too bad it's illegal, otherwise it'd be interesting to put together a self-replicating small program that scans a computer for known script-kiddie program signatures, then if found, makes the words "Seven... days..." sound on their computer's speakers at startup, along with flashes. Just once. No traces can be found of it in the process list after that. Seven days later...

Actually, I might be on to something.

Gears: Was the wiki move a surprise to some people? I imagine having to create new accounts all over again must've been chaos.
Sakamoto demands an explanation for this shit.
It was pretty insane for a few days, and even moving the much smaller amount of entries was a bit of a ordeal, but it went relatively well. we had about 1/10th of the users we do now, so it wasn't as big a deal as attempting to move the new site would be.

I honestly think I became a admin mainly because I'm on all the time, write a lot, and am exceptionally vocal. My actual Admin-y skills leave something to be desired, but mostly it just involves being a voice of...if not reason, at least moderation. The glee-filled happy dance i did when i was told I'd get to be a Admin on the new wiki, however, was just embarrassing...
 
It could be worse. There was the moment when I got asked to be an admin. I must be one of the few admins who is constantly thinking about quitting his position and taking up knitting, but I never do for some reason.
 
 191 Trope Kira, Fri, 25th Sep '09 1:56:57 PM from Behind YOU!
Beserker Dumbass
We all think to quit something and take up knitting in our lives. But we never take it, and that's why I'm still in school.
I AM A MAN!!!
...I quit knitting and took up videogaming. Not even kidding.
"You fail to grasp the basic principles of mad science. Common sense would be cheating." - Narbonic
Stone Head of Confusion
When I saw SCP 871, the first thing I thought was "that would be perfect for decommisioning dangerous SCPs."

...Until I realized it would likely make a statement untrue in exactly the way you don't want.

Like erasing the sentence "SCP 682 is alive." This causes a Cosmic Retcon that changes history so SCP 682 was killed...

...By something even more dangerous.

edited 29th Sep '09 9:20:31 AM by itsmeyouidiot

It would be a lot easier for me if you imagine there's something funny or interesting here.
Satan and his staff
Chowderclef - seems like yet another choice in his Multiple Choice Past, or perhaps a great Retcon of everything awesome related to Clef.

edited 29th Sep '09 2:07:46 PM by Korodzik

Word of Me: It's a retcon.
 
OR IS IT.
 
Poor Clef, even the word of god is subject to reality bending :P
 
Deny it all you want, but it's true.
 
 199 Goggle Fox, Thu, 1st Oct '09 10:35:56 AM from Acadia, yo.
rrrrrrrrr
*Goes through laughter, Facepalming, and shaking of one's head* It was funny, I gotta admit... but sometimes I wonder if people know when people are being serious or not.

Honestly, I doubt they do all that often.
Sakamoto demands an explanation for this shit.
It's all serious.
 
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