What sort of things qualify for inclusion on this site?

Anything listed under creative commons, posted in a fair use blog, on a public message board or image board, or a wiki is fair game for inclusion on this site. Works which have been copyrighted or are not in the public domain should not be added.

What information should be included with stories?

All pages, at the bottom, have an information box. This box contains all the data about the story that we have available, including:

  • Author's Name/Screen Name (any names or nom de plumes the author might have gone by)
  • Story Title/Alternative Titles (the title of the story, with alternative, attributed titles included when necessary)
  • Original Source for the Story (the original source for the story, if known. A lot of stories have strange or uncertain origins, so tracing it back as far as possible is encouraged)
  • Date Originally Written (should be obvious)
  • Link to the Original Page (the original page should be linked, when possible. We're archiving; not stealing.)

These are not required for a story to be posted, with the exception of the title. A lot of message boards out there have anonymous posting, and image boards (like 4Chan's /x/), have pages that simply drop off after a set period of time. While having this information is important, it is by no means necessary.

In spite of this, members are highly encouraged to do a little detective work. This site should function as a repository of data, as well as fiction.

Please copy/paste this information form to the bottom of each archived work, adding all information that you have available. If you don't have all the necessary information, then please insert "Unknown" in the field.

> **Author Information**: 
> **Story Title or Titles**: 
> **Original Source**: 
> **Date**:
> **Link**:

What is CreepyPasta or Weird Fiction, anyhow?

The page on KnowYourMeme has some rather impressive research on exactly what CreepyPasta is and how it originated.

Weird fiction is a little different. It's been around a long time now, and the Wikipedia article on it is actually pretty good.

Wait. Does that mean I can post really old stuff and really new stuff?

Essentially, yes. While there are other sites out there for this sort of thing, redundancy never hurts. Anything in the public domain is fully and freely available to anyone wanting to add it, so long as it meets the definition of weird fiction. This doesn't mean that we necessarily want you to add the entire library of H.P. Lovecraft to the site… We're just not going to complain much if you do.

And what the heck is this SCP Foundation thingy anyhow?!

Well, for that question, I'll direct you to the SCP Foundation wiki. For the quick answer though:

Mankind in its present state has been around for a quarter of a million years, yet only the last 4,000 have been of any significance. So, what did we do for nearly 250,000 years? We huddled in caves and around small fires, fearful of the things that we didn't understand. It was more than explaining why the sun came up, it was the mystery of enormous birds with heads of men, and rocks that came to life. So we called them 'gods' and 'demons,' and begged them to spare us and prayed for salvation.

In time, their numbers dwindled and our numbers rose. The world began to make more sense when there were less things to fear. Yet, the unexplained can never truly go away, as if the universe demands the absurd and impossible.

Mankind must not go back to hiding in fear. No one else will protect us, we must stand up for ourselves.

While the rest of mankind dwell in the light, we must stand in the darkness to combat it, contain it, and shield it from the eyes of the public, so that others may live in a sane, normal world.

We secure. We contain. We protect.

Most of the members of this site are also members of the SCP Foundation. This site was created because the staff of the SCP Foundation felt that their site— which has essentially become a group writing project— shouldn't play host to the work of people who were not site members. In addition, there was no real reason to keep it there with so many CreepyPasta sites available on the internet.

However, a large enough number of staff members were interested in keeping the archive that we'd already collected available to people, even adding to it when necessary, which led to the creation of this site.

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