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Getting parameters in 'story_summary' New Code
By phill , Section Code []
Posted on Fri Jan 16, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
I am trying to move some of the changes that I've made to the scoop code into boxes so that I can move my site to a scoop host.

I'm at an impasse, however. I am trying to modify the topic_img tag inside the story_summary block so I've replaced it with a box that does the same thing with one major difference: I cannot get the tid so I can check whether or not it is a diary story. I've tried adding my $story=shift; and I've looked through the code in lib/Scoop. I can't seem to find a $S->somthingarouther that will return the tid or even the section.

Any thoughts?

(24 comments) Comment >>

Updated hotlist_flex box Bugs
By hulver , Section Code []
Posted on Mon Dec 08, 2003 at 12:00:00 PM PST
I've done some changes to the hotlist_flex box from the SBE.

1. To make it actually work with the changes to the story table.
2. Steal k5's "Clear all" and "Clear user" functions.
3. Sort it in name order
4. Speed the diary hotlist up a bit. This was doing at least one query for every user on the hotlist. I've changed it to do only one query.

Update [2003-12-11 23:8:16 by Mostly Harmless]: applied a patch from hulver so if the box is now broken, it's probably my fault :-)

(13 comments, 1475 words in story) Full Story >>

Rotating sigfiles. Feature Requests
By haflinger , Section Code []
Posted on Thu Aug 21, 2003 at 12:00:00 PM PST
In most of my favourite email clients, I have multiple sigfiles set up so that when a message is sent, I get to randomly add one of the predefined sigfiles to the email message. I'd like similar functionality for scoop.

(9 comments, 86 words in story) Full Story >>

Bug in comment ratings for archived comments. Bugs
By haflinger , Section Code []
Posted on Fri Aug 08, 2003 at 12:00:00 PM PST
Some comments that have just been archived still have links from the user's comment ratings page. However, because the comments are now in the archive, they show up as blank comments.

(9 comments, 418 words in story) Full Story >>

SQL statements for some usage statistics New Code
By theantix , Section Code []
Posted on Tue Jul 22, 2003 at 12:00:00 PM PST
As a scoop admin, you might be interested to see how your users are using your site.  I wrote these SQL statements to check up on the users on my site, but I thought perhaps there might be some general interest from other admins, so here are some SQL statements that you can try out yourself.

(8 comments, 368 words in story) Full Story >>

RDF language unsettable... Bugs
By merlin , Section Code []
Posted on Mon Apr 14, 2003 at 12:00:00 PM PST
There was a lack of flexibility in Scoop 0.9 on RDF language. Specificly, Scoop 0.9 don't have a way to set the language in the RDF feed.

(6 comments, 197 words in story) Full Story >>

Text Ads in Story Text Feature Requests
By thelizman , Section Code []
Posted on Fri Apr 04, 2003 at 12:00:00 PM PST
I don't know if this has been proposed, and my half-arsed search didn't turn anything up, but here's the deal. I love text ads. I think the idea of having a second class of text ads in the body of a story is a great revenue machine. However, when there is little or no Full Text (i.e., the whole story is in the intro copy), it looks disjointed and out of place. Likewise, I'd be miffed if I spent money on an ad that got little or no impression because there was no article surrounding it. Could we perhaps implement a code so that there has to be a minimum word count to trigger the ad?

(9 comments) Comment >>

Dynamic Topics Page New Code
By ip4noman , Section Code []
Posted on Thu Feb 27, 2003 at 12:00:00 PM PST
This is somewhat trivial, but it's my first box hack for a dynamic topics page.

(4 comments, 76 words in story) Full Story >>

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