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.
A scoop site can be run almost entirely by the readers. The whole life-cycle of
content is reader-driven. They submit news, they choose what to post, and they
can discuss what they post. Readers can rate other readers comments, as well,
providing a collaborative filtering tool to let the best contributions float to the top.
Based on this rating, you can also reward consistently good contributors with
greater power to review potentially untrusted content. The real power of Scoop
is that it is almost totally collaborative.
Of course, as an admin, you also may pick and choose which tools you want the
community to have, and which will be available to admins only. Administrators have
a very wide range of customization and security management tools available. All of the administration of Scoop is done through the normal web interface. Scoop will seamlessly provide more options to site administrators, right in the normal site, so the tools you need are always right where you need them.
Now, if you're still interested, why don't you try it out? You can download the latest tarball here: scoop_1.1.8.tar.gz
Or, you can get more information on how to get the CVS version in the "Where can I get Scoop?" box on the left hand side of our front page
We also have a list of sites that use Scoop, so you can see what others have done with it.