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Censorship feature for autors Feature Requests
By Sinsemihl , Section Code []
Posted on Sun Sep 19, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
We are currently setting up a new Scoop site (looove that piece of software!) that acts as a 'shadow site' to an existing one, a place where (trusted) users can vent steam, rant and have fun without really hurting anyone. Still, I don't want anything offensive to leak into the realm of those that are not logged in, if only for legal reasons, and I pretty much know how I want it be done. Here, I am asking experienced folks for a hint on the best implementation of a way to hide arbitrary parts of posts at the author's discretion.

(17 comments, 256 words in story) Full Story >>

Time to clean up the HTML code? Feature Requests
By boxed , Section Code []
Posted on Fri Sep 17, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
The scoop engine is very powerful and flexible but it still uses antique non-valid HTML without CSS which increases the bandwidth costs of the server unneccessarily while making it harder to make skins and making it impossible to use the site from certain devices with small screens.

(18 comments, 278 words in story) Full Story >>

Box: rdf_feeds_boxed Boxes
By phill , Section Code []
Posted on Tue Jun 22, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
I'm not particularly fond of the one rdf box with all the links lumped inside. I had played around with a system to seperate the rdf feeds into boxes and then allow the user to determine their position as well as turn them off from the page they were displayed on. This is a slimed down version of that idea, minus the arrangement options.

There are four parts: rdf_feeds_boxed, rdf_feeds_single, box_rdf_box, and hiderdf_box.

(12 comments, 1054 words in story) Full Story >>

User Prefs New Code
By janra , Section Code []
Posted on Sun May 16, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
Well, I'm getting tired of waiting for somebody to test my patches so 1.0 be released before starting new development, so I say to hell with waiting.

Here is my plan for re-doing user prefs so they're easy for admins to customize and easy for developers to add to.

(12 comments, 823 words in story) Full Story >>

Comments: easy way to go one level up Feature Requests
By paugq , Section Code []
Posted on Thu May 06, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
Imagine you see an attractive-titled comment and it's level 5. It renders to be very interesting comment, and now you'd like to read the comment in level 4 this comment is answering. The only way you can do it is going to the story, then clicking the comment in level 4.

(8 comments, 109 words in story) Full Story >>

Need help. Feature Requests
By Vladinator , Section Code []
Posted on Sat Apr 10, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
If there is one thing I would change about scoop, it is this:

(9 comments, 101 words in story) Full Story >>

autoformatting Feature Requests
By j1mmy , Section Code []
Posted on Sun Mar 28, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
I ran across this perl script that's basically a more robust version of scoop's autoformat, if it interests anyone.

(5 comments, 32 words in story) Full Story >>

Semi password protect scoop site Feature Requests
By singing fish , Section Code []
Posted on Mon Feb 02, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
I have a location based scoop site which will be used by a small number of academic researchers, and I'd like to make it so that only individuals who are logged in can access the scoop portion of the site, effectively disabling anonymous users. I really don't want to use .htaccess files as I don't want my users to have to log in every time they use the site. I will only have a small number of users, so I'm happy to hand roll the account creation process. What I was thinking was that:
  • is accessible to all.
  • provides a page to login to the scoop part of the site.
  • All requests to* from non-logged in users get redirected to the login page.

I've had a look at, which seems to be the place to modify the code in, but I'm really not sure where to start the modificatoin process.
I tried to post a message to scoop help several times, but was thwarted by the mailing list telling me they couldn't verify my email address, so I've posted here instead. Thanks for any help.

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