Cancelled Mr. Nice Guy post. Will try something else.

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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures:
The internet is to be monitored constantly with SCP-XXXX-2 to detect instances of SCP-XXXX-1. Unauthorized instances of SCP-XXXX-1 are to be reported immediately to Mobile Task Force Mu-4 ("Debuggers").

A search is to be made to determine if the document is the original of the SCP-XXXX instance or if it is based on another document containing SCP-XXXX. Any non-SCP person who incorporates SCP-XXXX-1 in any website, file or other electronic document should be questioned. All possible efforts are to be made to determine who originally included SCP-XXXX-1. All individuals suspected of using SCP-XXXX-1 are to be given amnestics of at least class C. Consult Dr. [REDACTED] or a medically qualified doctor with class 3 or above clearance. Any document that includes SCP-XXXX should be examined to determine if it describes a genuine anomaly and if so appropriate containment procedures are to be followed.

SCP personnel are permitted to employ SCP-XXXX-1 to suppress knowledge of anomalies with approval of staff level-3 or above in accordance with Procedure Tango Foxtrot-15.

SCP-XXXX-1 is a sort alphanumeric sequence starting with a hash (#) symbol, usually seen in the form of a hashtag attached to electronic documents. When included in an electronic document the contents will be interpreted to refer to fictional events, places, people and things. SCP-XXXX itself will not be consciously noticed by anyone viewing the document, but will be reproduced in any document based on it. All visual or auditory components of the document will be assumed to be produced by artistic endeavour rather than recordings or real happenings. This effect is active even when the subject is intensely aware of the truth about the reported phenomena The subject may remark that the fictional story has some similarities to their own factual knowledge, but will insist these are coincidental and that the work is entirely fictional. They will not act on any new information given in the document, as they will believe it is fictional.

Viewing SCP-1 instances with SCP-XXXX-2 will nullify it's effects and there will be a distinct distinct flash, a chime (usually but not at always at the frequency the user finds most pleasant) and messagebox saying "Anyresemblance instance detected".

Interviewed: NetLoss, an anonomous user on the ██████ website.

Interviewer: Agent ██████

Foreword: Agent ██████ was a regular reader and contributor to the fiction site ██████

<Begin Log, [██████ PM, ██/██, 20██]>

Interviewer: Great story, NL, a bit gory, but still kept the tension up.

Person: I thought you might relate to it. How's work, you seem to be typing
slower lately, they haven't been working you too hard have they?
Interviewer: I won't lie to you, sometimes the stress in the game
is brutal.

Person: Yeah communications, whatever you say. Look I just set this
convo to private so we can be a little more open. Sorry to hear about the arm.
Interviewer: My arms fine, what are you talking about?

Person: You got your arm tore off by a monster. Once again sorry to hear about that,
and I am personally very grateful that people like you are prepared to take risks like that.

<at this point Agent ██████ initiates tracking procedure L-17a, which failed to locate this person's whereabouts due to multiple layers of countermeasures. The signal appears to have routed through ██████'s servers at least twice indicating a skill level of at least Sig-3++ and access to equipment on par with Foundation machines. As a result of information gathered in this tracking attempt incident L-17a was modified to create L-17b, enabling rapid entry into ██████ servers and other equipment previously thought too secure to be used as a cutout.>

Interviewer: I just feel tired from work. You're confusing me with
the guy from the story. Clearly I'm not the only one who needs sleep.

Person: Dude, didn't the story seem a little to similar to your real life experience?
Interviewer: The story is about a man who chases monsters for a secret
organisation and gets his arm ripped off. What part do you think is similar to my life?

Person: The part where a man chases monsters for a secret organisation and
gets his arm ripped off. . I know who Secure Communications Partnership is.
Interviewer: I see you've got some very sophisicated location blocking software.
Who am I talking to? Clearly you're not just a fan of horror fiction.

Person: What interests me is not fiction and I'm not a fan of it. I can't do what
you do, but I can help out. Think for a second, aren't the similarities between what
happened to you and the story a bit of a coincidence? If you were behaving like a
a good, let's say, "employee" you'd have tried to send out a team before the second
paragraph. Clearly your mind is being affected. So what is affecting it? What is
making you think it was fictional? I've made the antidote it's in my _devs_ folder
on this site called reality.exe. I know you don't trust me enough to put
it on your computer, so buy a new one, view the story with reality.exe running and
do what you do. When I sign off I will abandon the NetLoss identity. Oh BTW there's
a chatty guy in ███████,██ who seems to be immune to your little pills. Tall,
blonde, burns to his left side, you know the guy. Fix that.

Interviewer: You made the cure, did you make the disease as well? My bosses
Have already tracked your location despite your efforts.

Person: No they haven't, you're not the only one looking for me and frankly, if I
thought you could get to me first I'd give you my address right now. A nice safe prison
cell wouldn't be that bad. Look are you going to fuck
:: User NetLoss has logged out.
<End Log, [optional time info]>

Closing Statement:

After this encounter SCP-XXXX-2 was used on a number of websites from a "clean" laptop. Multiple examples of SCP-XXXX-1 were observed. About 74% were previously discovered SCPs with numbers less than 3000. Another 22% appeared to be creatures or phenomina that would have qualified as an SCP but had already been neutralized. The remainder did not appear to reference any real phenomina and should be ignored monitoring of news sources for evidence of described phenomina is to be maintained.

Notes to reviewers. The idea is that someone developed a hashtag to help cover up information on anomalies on the web and gave it to the SCP. I want to imply that it's used on this very site but I don't know how to do that without seeming obvious/chessy. Suggestions welcome.