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Beaten 27%
Stabbed 25%
Shot 19%
Hung 22%
Drawn 19%
Quartered 16%
handed over to Jack Bauer as terrorists with vital information 33%
Really, *really* hurt 22%
- 2%
heralded as good and just marketers just trying to make a living 27%

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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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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.

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How well does Scoop scale? Feature Requests
By Drog , Section Wishlist []
Posted on Sat Jun 05, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
I was recently reading a story submitted two years ago, regarding how well Scoop scales (or doesn't scale). Can anyone tell me if any progress has been made in this area since then? Are there still plans for making it better? Or is it already quite capable of scaling up to support a community as large (or larger) than Slashdot?

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RSS feed for the moderation queue Feature Requests
By eric , Section Wishlist []
Posted on Wed Apr 21, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
A user over on ShouldExist made an astute suggestion: Make the moderation queue available via an RSS feed. Sounds like a great idea to me. Would make it easier to keep in touch with the site, and hopefully encourage participation in the moderation process.

(14 comments) Comment >>

Implementing Accountability in Scoop Feature Requests
By FlipFlop , Section Wishlist []
Posted on Sun Mar 28, 2004 at 12:00:00 PM PST
It seems free, open weblogs all have one common problem. They are all infested with trolls who seek to irritate other users just for the fun of it. As most Scoop enthusiasts probably know, recently fell victim to some particularly egregious trolling. In response, the site operator shut down user registration, and now requires all new applicants to find a sponsor amongst the current K5 user base. Like many K5 users, I found user sponsorship extremely problematic, so I began looking for an alternative.

The trouble with holding a troll accountable is that they can just come right back with another account and resume trolling. Most proposals to prevent trolls from coming back also raise the barrier to entry for new members, making it more difficult for new users to contribute to the site. How can we addresses both issues at the same time? After reading mstefan's proposal for new users to gain sponsorship, a solution popped into my head.

(9 comments, 1494 words in story) Full Story >>

Polls : Types : Single-Choice / Multi-Choice : IRV / AV / Condorcet etc. Feature Requests
By wegerje , Section Wishlist []
Posted on Sun Nov 23, 2003 at 12:00:00 PM PST
The current single-choice polling model is proving inadequate. e.g.
  • A poll format that allows multiple boxes to be checked at once is required.
  • Polls allowing ranked choices will also become required.

(165 comments, 146 words in story) Full Story >>

Sub-sections Feature Requests
By meshuga , Section Wishlist []
Posted on Sat Oct 04, 2003 at 12:00:00 PM PST
First off, is topic only for the icon representation?
Thanks for reading this, and excuse me with the ignorance if this feature is already present.. in the manual it says 'FIXME' for subsections, so I thought i'd post here for clarification.

(203 comments, 152 words in story) Full Story >>

Let's comment code better Feature Requests
By fsterman , Section Wishlist []
Posted on Sat Sep 13, 2003 at 12:00:00 PM PST
A suggestion to make coding scoop easier. Basically label the final code with which block it belongs to. Implement as an option for all accounts since some things are not seen by non-admins.

(146 comments, 132 words in story) Full Story >>

A Naked Poll Feature Requests
By Russell Dovey , Section Wishlist []
Posted on Sun Aug 31, 2003 at 12:00:00 PM PST
There is a hole in Scoop. It gapes between the story and the diary, between the poll and the comment, and in the minds of all those who have ever been flamed for submitting an MLP just so they could have a poll.

Therefore, a new interface element is needed, an element that can break free from its shackles and stand alone, unencumbered by smothering exposition.

We need a Naked Poll.

(795 comments, 825 words in story) Full Story >>

Will Scoops documentation ever get updated? Docs
By Vladinator , Section Wishlist []
Posted on Wed Jun 18, 2003 at 12:00:00 PM PST
I'd like to share something with you.  Yesterday, I tasked one of my best people with seeing if Xaraya and Scoop would coexist on the same server together.  Xaraya setup took about an hour.  Scoop never got installed.  This is, in large part, due to the fact that no one will sit down and update the documentation.  Is that acceptible?  Since I'm posting this log without checking with people first, I'm changing the names to protect privacy.  Here's the IRC log of her frustration.

(61 comments, 548 words in story) Full Story >>

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