About SCP International

What is SCP?

SCP International is part of a collaborative writing project focused on the fictional SCP Foundation, a secretive organization that conceals the existence of the supernatural and paranormal. While the basic article format consists of "Special Containment Procedures" for an anomalous creature or object, there are a variety of other stories and artwork, created by a large community of authors and fans from around the world.

What is SCP International?

The SCP Foundation evolved a lot since its beginning in 2008, and a lot of different branches of it now exist in addition to the original English Language Wiki. There is one branch per language, and most of them both translate articles from the other branches and create their own original articles set in the SCP universe.

SCP International is an organisation that aims to promote and help establish communication and collaboration between all these branches so they can meet, talk and share their content on the common basis of the English language. Among other projects, it provides an official chat platform on Discord and hosts English translations of articles from all branches to open them to a wider audience and serve as an intermediary step to translate more easily in other languages.

SCP International (or "INT") aims to create an open and positive environment for users from all branches to learn to know each other better through the historically great collaborative project we all contribute to.

What is the International Translation Archive?

The International Translation Archive is the project of SCP International to host English translations of official SCP content from all branch wikis. It is hosted on the SCP International wiki along with other projects such as the Underrepresented Languages Incubator, a dedicated section to host content from not-yet-official userbases that don't have the workforce to maintain their own wiki platform.

How to contribute?

Everyone can translate for INT, you just have to follow the few site rules that are set up to ensure proper functioning of the wiki. We try to avoid overloading users with a supplemental set of rules they have to learn on top of their branch's, so they're quite simple and as intuitive as possible. Basically, keep in mind we're not here to police content but to offer a platform to share it.

Additionally, anyone may review translations and make corrections to spelling, grammar and phrasing to better convey the meaning of the original article. However, check with the original translator if there's anything you're unsure of, or before making major edits to the translation's content.

Each branch has full sovereignty over its content and there are no quality requirements exclusive to INT for the articles that are hosted on it; if an article exists on a branch, then its English version has every right to exist here, just try to put some effort in your translations and avoid machine translation (we can already use it on the original article, the interesting part of your contribution is the human intelligence invested in translating the phrasings and local specificities) and everything should be fine!

Who is in charge of this place?

There are three separate teams of staff: those in charge of this wiki, of the Discord server and of the diplomatic matters (i.e., discussions between the official management teams of the various branches). You can find a full list of them and a more detailed explanation of their roles on the official staff list.

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