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What is Scoop
Scoop is a "collaborative media application". It falls somewhere between a content management system, a web bulletin board system, and a weblog. Scoop is designed to enable your website to become a community. It empowers your visitors to be the producers of the site, contributing news and discussion, and making sure that the signal remains high. More >>

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New Scoop Sites in need of a makeover
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New Music Site ... in Scoop
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by MightyD, Announcements

Trees and Things is Coming Out
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by 3fingerspointback, Announcements

TalkLeft Moves to Scoop
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by TalkLeft, Announcements

SciScoop Science Forum
408 comments, 0 new
by sciencebase, Announcements

New Site: "Field Gulls" Unofficial Seattle Seahawks Blog
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by Paul Shrug, Announcements

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Where can I get Scoop
You can download the latest release tarball: scoop_1.1.8.tar.gz

You can grab the nightly build. Note: This is generated automatically from the current CVS, and may not be reliable! Get that here: scoop-1.1-nightly.tar.gz

The developers strongly recommend CVS as the primary way to obtain Scoop, since releases tend to have pretty long delays between them. If you have CVS installed, do the following:

cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@ login

cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@ co scoop

The above is two commands; each one must be on a single line. When prompted for a password for anonymous, enter 'anonymous' (without the quotes). For more CVS info, "Open Source Development with CVS" is an excellent online reference.

Where can I get help
There are several sources of information and support for Scoop. The first place to look is the scoop-help mailing list. You can browse the archives, or join the list. If you want to post a question, joining the list is strongly recommended. You can also join the #scoop IRC channel on SlashNET.

For documentation, there is the (largely complete) Scoop administrator's guide. You can also read the current README and INSTALL files, from Scoop WebCVS (username and password are both "anonymous"). The admin guide is also included with Scoop, in the doc/ directory.

If you have new feature ideas or requests, or descriptions of something you're working on for Scoop, this site is the place to submit them. You can also search this site for information. If you want to get your hands dirty, or have any questions about developing for Scoop, there is also the Scoop-dev list. You can browse the archives, or join the list.

Bug reports and patches should be filed on the Scoop Bug Muncher.

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Announcing Hostnix! Announcements
By Smirks , Section News []
Posted on Fri Apr 19, 2002 at 12:00:00 PM PST
After six long months of planning and development I'm please to announce the launch of Hostnix! Why am I announcing this here? Because Hostnix is one of the few hosting companies that provides Scoop Hostning! So, you've been dying to run your own scoop site please check out Hostnix!

(22 comments) Comment >>

Konqueror Bug with Templates Bugs
By johnnyc , Section News []
Posted on Tue Mar 12, 2002 at 12:00:00 PM PST
Further to this story and this follow-up posted yesterday, Konqueror 2.2 has a bug that causes some templates not to display values when using the block editor.

(17 comments, 177 words in story) Full Story >>

scoop and mod_gzip Announcements
By Smirks , Section News []
Posted on Wed Nov 07, 2001 at 12:00:00 PM PST
Over the last few days I've been experimenting with using the apache mod_gzip module with my scoop installation. I was fianlly able to put together a working setup which reduces the page size by as much as 85 percent!

(1030 comments, 214 words in story) Full Story >>

Try before you buy... Feature Requests
By The Trinidad Kid , Section News []
Posted on Fri Sep 21, 2001 at 12:00:00 PM PST
How do you convert potential users (ie set-my-own-site-uppers) and developers of Scoop into actual ones?

Potential users don't know what Scoop can do until they install it themselves - although signing up to all the Yasses will give them some idea...

Potential developers are likely to be attracted by the internals of the system, how do they get access to them? by installing.

Both parties are especially interested in the admin functionality of the site, which they cannot see simply by being an end-user.

The way to reduce the barriers to someone becoming a user or developer? Easy, set up a 'try-before-you-buy' site with a public admin password that allows them to see the internals without having to go through the hassle of doing a full install.

Read on to see the cunning part...

(88 comments, 253 words in story) Full Story >>

Scoop Developers Meeting Summary Feature Requests
By hurstdog , Section News []
Posted on Thu Sep 20, 2001 at 12:00:00 PM PST

Well we've gone and done it. We had a developers meeting last night, and this story will go over what we've got planned. Thanks to Driph for making a log of the meeting.

(82 comments, 516 words in story) Full Story >>

New Scoop site at Announcements
By chazzzzy , Section News []
Posted on Sun Sep 09, 2001 at 12:00:00 PM PST
I'm attempting to go for a completely different look than all the other scoop sites, trying to impliment a nice looking front-end, with minimal graphics, but something that will appeal to the non-techical community (I'm based out of Hollywood, if you know what I mean!). The site's at

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

New Server Announcements
By hurstdog , Section News []
Posted on Tue Sep 04, 2001 at 12:00:00 PM PST

Scoop is on a new server now. It's on my server :-) So now I have pretty direct control over what happens on it. I'm still getting it all worked out and dialed in here, so if you notice any troubles please mail andrew-scoop (at) or just post them to this story. First off though, I know there are a few broken links here and there, I will fix those soon. Second, if you have been having trouble logging in and been getting internal server errors, they should be fixed now, let me know if they continue.

(89 comments) Comment >> is back Announcements
By Inoshiro , Section News []
Posted on Wed May 30, 2001 at 12:00:00 PM PST is back online on a new server (after the old one flaked out). The old one will be looked into to figure out why it failed. In the mean time, the new machine should be available and happy 24/7 since it's now within easy kicking distance :)

(2 comments, 99 words in story) Full Story >>

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