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Shibboleth Enable? Feature Requests
By lobatt , Section Wishlist []
Posted on Mon Dec 29, 2008 at 09:04:53 AM PST
since openid been mentioned, scoop can be shibbolized for single sign-on

(135 comments, 72 words in story) Full Story >>

OpenID! Feature Requests
By freyley , Section Wishlist []
Posted on Sat May 27, 2006 at 12:00:00 PM PST

Scoop should be an OpenID client and server. OpenID is a distributed authentication system that allows people to have a login at one site and use that as a login at another. This would allow scoop sites to be the "main site" for users, as well as visiting users to login without making a whole new account. Fewer passwords, things like that.

The libraries exist at OpenID Enabled and it probably wouldn't be too hard. I'm unfamiliar with either the code or the territory: anyone have suggestions for how to get this discussed and/or written?

(9 comments) Comment >>

Caching index pages Feature Requests
By QuickFox , Section Wishlist []
Posted on Sat May 07, 2005 at 12:00:00 PM PST
It seems only story pages are cached, not index pages, according to the Scoop Administrators Guide on Page Caching.

Why is this? Is it because it's difficult to keep track of changes and know when the cache copy is old?

If that's the reason, a very simple solution would be to have index-page caching where refreshing is not based on changes, instead the cache copies are very short-lived. A cache copy could be considered unusable if it's older than 15 seconds (admin adjustable).

(10 comments, 167 words in story) Full Story >>

Changing the RDF Format Feature Requests
By amboy00 , Section Wishlist []
Posted on Wed Mar 02, 2005 at 12:00:00 PM PST
Blog syndication taking off with new apps like NetNewsWire and websites like my.Yahoo and LiveJournal.  Most blogs offer some sort of RSS feed for their site.

Blogger.com, with its whatever.blogspot.com gives the option of publishing ones blog in either RSS or ATOM formats.  Most of the feeds available now include the HTML from the story.  Tags like IMG or UL are a part of the story.  

RDF (or at least the settings on my site) done publish any html tags in the story.  What I end up with on my RDF file is a very long, run on paragraph with no formatting.  That doesn't make for easy reading.

I'd like to write a cron that publishes my RDF file how I would like it to appear, but I dont see anything like that available in my controls.  I can write a "box" to do that, but how do I write that to a file and how do I set that up in the CRON list?

I'm hosted with an ISP for my Scoop site so I dont have my own server to tinker with either.

Any suggestions?

(13 comments) Comment >>

Collaborative Media Scoop Feature Requests
By kpaul , Section Wishlist []
Posted on Fri Feb 18, 2005 at 12:00:00 PM PST
A true CMS. ;)

Seriously, though, I was thinking it would be cool to be able to have stories with multiple authors in Scoop. I'm not too familiar with the inner working of Wiki stuff, but I'm sure a lot can be taken from that stretch of code.

(21 comments, 211 words in story) Full Story >>

Allow users to display all/best/none stories of each section Feature Requests
By caseyscrib , Section Wishlist []
Posted on Sat Jan 29, 2005 at 12:00:00 PM PST
I would like to be able to allow users to display only sections that are relevant/important to them. In their preferences, next to each section they would be able to select "all", "best/Front Page", or "none". Only stories in these sections would then be displayed on the homepage.

(10 comments, 176 words in story) Full Story >>

Targeted ads Feature Requests
By Drog , Section Wishlist []
Posted on Mon Nov 22, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
On my site (The World Forum), I created amazon ads that are targeted to the section and topic, as well as to the user's country (which you can get from IP::Country::Fast). Perhaps adding targeting ability to Scoop's ads would be a good idea too. Advertisers would likely get a higher clickthrough rate.

(56 comments) Comment >>

Making Scoop sites more democratic and self-regulating Feature Requests
By Drog , Section Wishlist []
Posted on Mon Nov 22, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
I would love to have a way of automating the regulation of the site so that admins are not needed at all. If a user thinks a comment or user account should be deleted, he/she would nominate it into a queue, where others could see it and vote. If the thresholds are set high enough, and everyone does their part to participate, hopefully this feature would not be abused, plus it would eliminate the potential for admins abusing their authority.

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