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heralded as good and just marketers just trying to make a living 27%

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where does one post for developers? how about a job area? Boxes
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Posted on Sun Oct 31, 2010 at 01:31:17 PM PST

I would like a scoop developer, but it's not clear where to post for one?

also, the fact that the latest news (section) is from 2006 is disconcerting. is scoop "over"?


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Posted on Thu Sep 21, 2006 at 12:00:00 PM PST
Looking over this site, its apparant that you're having the same spam woes that I'm having on my scoop site (chinese spammers creating accounts and posting advertisements everywhere). I would request a couple of tools to help combat this problem (delete all posts by a username, blocking by IP, and preventing more than 3 links per post. *heck, why not stop all links?*) Are there other ideas to help stop this? As it is now, I can't hardly keep up with the pace of crap posted on my scoop site.

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By janra , Section Code []
Posted on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 12:00:00 PM PST
I spent the last few days picking away at installing Scoop on my iBook, and making notes about the process, since the last OS X notes were for Panther.

The good news is, it's gotten easier to install Scoop on OS X!

Remember, the notes below are not a complete install guide, they only describe what is different from a standard install. You should still read the complete install guide. (These notes will be making it into the system-specific notes in that document on its next update.)

(170 comments, 608 words in story) Full Story >> invites you to help test shared accounts New Code
By hillct , Section Code []
Posted on Wed Jun 22, 2005 at 12:00:00 PM PST
Update [2005-6-25 12:16:1 by hillct]: Thanks to everyone who tested this feature. The testing was a complete success and has resulted in the Shared Database Feature Patch. Going forward, may be unavailable at any given time but may also some cool new features under development, so I invite the curious to keep an eye on it. invites you to test shared accounts whereby accounts on one scoop site can be shared with another scoop site. There are currently some limits to this sharing, but when you create an account on one of the test sites and activate it as normal using the URL found in the activation email, you should then be able to use those credentials to authenticate to the other test site without first creating an account there.

The two test sites are:


Please test this out and let us know if you run into problems with it.

The Development Team

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Scoop Box Exchange - Where Art Thou? Boxes
By leoaugust , Section Code []
Posted on Wed Nov 17, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
The scoop box exchange seems to have moved from This link leads to a broken url panner.orgsbe - and even if you try it leads to nowhere.

Could someone tell us where the box code is currently residing, and could the links in the Admin Guide etc. be update to reflect the new repository for the box code?

[editor's note, by hillct] The SBE URL was clarified in a comment, but it's good to put it here as well. Scoop box Exchange is located at

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