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Help! Help! Post Failed! Bugs
By on2raj , Section Help! []
Posted on Fri Oct 01, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
I added the cabal Im box from teh scoop box exchange last night, and ever since then things have been acting wierd.

(19 comments, 75 words in story) Full Story >>

Macro examples Docs
By on2raj , Section Help! []
Posted on Thu Sep 30, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
The Admin Guide is less than helpful, here.

(74 comments, 92 words in story) Full Story >>

Humbled Solaris Guru begs for guidance from the Scoop gods Docs
By on2raj , Section Help! []
Posted on Mon Sep 20, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
I am trying to convert my site from a home-brewed ksh-based content management system to scoop.

Unfortunately, I'm having rather a rough time of it.

(12 comments, 207 words in story) Full Story >>

Customizing the Story_summary Block Boxes
By imrdkl2 , Section Help! []
Posted on Sun Jul 18, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
The story_summary block provides an important "first impression" for visitors and new users to a given scoop site. Its role in constructing the front page, via summarizing all of the current FP stories individually, is clearly critical for introducing and maintaining the look and feel of any given site. To that end, a relatively proficient scoop hacker has given this site a very different and unique "look and feel", apparantly via recoding certain effects produced within the story_summary block. Now, I don't know whether he's done it via direct changes to lib/Scoop/Stories/ and friends, or via a box of some sort - but it seems clear that several features which are embedded in the code have been altered, somehow.

As it turns out, I too would like to modify the look and feel of story_summary. Inside, I describe my needs, and provide some box code which seems to work ok for the task, for your evaluation and criticism.

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Bringing On-line Collaboration to Animation Announcements
By wagster , Section Help! []
Posted on Sun May 23, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
As a non-programmer, I've long admired what the open source movement has achieved. Why haven't people in other disciplines caught on to this method and spirit? Well, I'm about to try to do just that in my own field of animation.

What I propose to do is start a non-commercial site called We would make animated films in much the same way that Linux and Scoop were made -- by sharing files and advise, by thinking through problems together, by offering each other critiques when it's needed and praise when it's deserved -- all through the magic of the web.

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Sucess with sendmail on Windows XP Docs
By groovegear , Section Help! []
Posted on Wed May 05, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
The common problem of Scoop on Windows is account setup and emailing. Well I think no more! I have been able to send set up three accounts so far without having to restart Apache. Not entirely convincing yet (I am still evaluating scoop 0.9), but 300% better than the common result I have been reading and account and then scoop throws a hissy fit.

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Diary entries on front page Feature Requests
By dnaworks , Section Help! []
Posted on Wed Apr 14, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
Is there any switch or non-coding way to get diary entries to display on the front page?

(38 comments, 77 words in story) Full Story >>

newbie question about Boxes
By sportscolumn , Section Help! []
Posted on Thu Apr 08, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
Hello everyone, In some documentation, I read that you can go to a page if you want to get some of the boxes or blocks that you like on the kuro5hin site. However, I can't seem to find where I saw this and it's driving me nuts. Someone help. thanks

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