Abnormality File Template

Text Formatting

These are some of the most common formatting styles used:

Code Effect
**bold** bold
//italics// italics
__underscore__ underscore
--strikethrough-- strikethrough
[[[AF-002|On-site links]]] On-site links
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page External links] External links

A blackbox (█), also known as FULL BLOCK, is used to censor information like brand names, dates, or Site designations. You can either copy-paste this from other articles, or press [ALT]+219 to get the character. You need to use your keyboard's numpad for this.

A complete list of supported syntax can be found on the Wiki Syntax page. Additionally, underneath every text editor you encounter on the site, you will find a link to the Quick Reference. You can also find many commands available in buttons above that text editor.

Rating Modules

You need to place a rating module on every tale or Abnormality File you create, using the following code:

[[>]]
[[module Rate]]
[[/>]]

Placing an Image or Media File

Media is optional but generally improve an article, so long as they are appropriate for the subject, don't break realism, and follow all of the site rules. If in doubt, consult the site staff.

Do not use a picture if:

  • It is an illustration and realistically a photograph would be used instead
  • It has visible watermarks or copyright notices (Removing the copyright is not acceptable, either, that's illegal.)
  • It contains illegal or pornographic material (This is cause for immediate removal of the image.)

To place an image on your article, you must upload your image onto the page. Please do not hot-link directly to an image hosted on another website. To do this, first be sure that any images uploaded are in the proper format (.jpg, .jpeg, or .png) and are downscaled to the proper size (please don't upload multiple-megabyte images), then follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the page you want to add an image to.
  2. Scroll to the bottom, then click on the Files link.
  3. From there, click Upload a File from Your Computer.
  4. Locate and select the image(s) you wish to use, and click Open.
  5. Finally, click Upload.

At this point, the image has been uploaded to your page. To insert the image into the article with the proper styling, all you have to do is include the following snippet of code in the appropriate place (Below the rating module and above the "Item #:" line for your first image, wherever you choose for extra images.)

[[include component:image-block
name=THE NAME OF YOUR IMAGE FILE|
caption=THE TEXT YOU WANT SHOWN UNDERNEATH YOUR IMAGE
]]

Note that you can place all of this on one line. We broke it up here to avoid getting a horrible horizontal scrollbar. Be sure to replace everything after the equals ("=") sign to the pipesymbol ("|") or the closing brackets ("]]") with what's relevant to your article. It won't work if you mindlessly copy-paste the above.

Note that by default, the standard image block is set to 300px width. If you need it to be a different size (such as if the native size of the image is less than 300px), then you can optionally add a width attribute to the image block as shown here:

[[include component:image-block
name=THE NAME OF YOUR IMAGE FILE|
caption=THE TEXT YOU WANT SHOWN UNDERNEATH YOUR IMAGE|
width=300px
]]

The height of the image will automatically adjust to the width. Please do not exceed 300px, as blocks larger than that disrupt the normal flow of the document. If you have any problems or questions about using images on articles, please contact a member of the Image or Technical Staff Teams.

To place a media file on your article, you must upload it onto the page in exactly the same manner as uploading an image, as explained previously. To insert the file in the article so that it is played with an HTML5 player, please use the following syntax while referencing the file as was done in the example for placing an image:

[[include :snippets:html5player
|type=audio
|url=THE URL OF YOUR FILE
]]

If using a video, simply switch the 'type' from 'audio' to 'video'.

Test Logs and Records

Test logs are also optional, but can make or break an article. They come in a variety of formats, from the in-depth:

__**Test A - Date**__
> **Subject:**
> **Procedure:**
> **Results:**
> **Analysis:**
>
__**Test B - Date**__
> **Subject:**
> **Procedure:**
> **Results:**
> **Analysis:**

or

__**Test A - Date**__
>
> **Subject:**
>
> **Procedure:**
>
> **Results:**
>
> **Analysis:**

To the casual:

 *Time*: Event

Create a format appropriate for your article and use the same format for every entry in the log.

Collapsibles

Collapsibles may be used to hide long logs or lists without taking up page space. To get an effect like this:

Use this code:

[[collapsible show="+ Title for showing text" hide="- Title for hiding text"]]
[YOUR TEXT]
[[/collapsible]]

You should of course replace the "+ Title for showing text" and its companion for hiding the collapsed text with something relevant to your article.

Footnotes

Footnotes can be used to put additional information into an article without breaking the flow of the text. To get an effect like this:

Text.1

Use this code:

[[footnote]][YOUR TEXT][[/footnote]]

Basic Article Template

[[>]]
[[module Rate]]
[[/>]]

**Abnormality File #:** AF-XXX

**Hazard Level:** Green/Yellow/Red/Black (Choose one)

**Abnormal Characteristics**: [Description of abnormality physical appearance, and anomalous traits]

**Protocols of Containment**: [Description of containment protocols]

**Discovery of Abnormality**: (optional; discovery is unnecessary)

Interview Template

> **Interviewed:** [The person, persons, or SCP being interviewed]
>
> **Interviewer:** [Interviewer, can be blocked out using █]
>
> **Foreword:** [Small passage describing the interview]
>
> **<Begin Log, [optional time info]>**
>
> **Interviewer:** [speech]
>
> **Person:** [speech]
>
> [Repeat as necessary]
>
> **<End Log, [optional time info]>**
>
> **Closing Statement:** [Small summary and passage on what transpired afterward]

Note: When inserting block quotes with the > symbol, make sure you add a space after each > you use— otherwise your text won't show up as a block quote.

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