• Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 10 days ago
    I've noticed many of our users use gmail as the mailing service. I've also had the impression not everyone is familiar with message filtering tool available on there. So here's a quick guide how to organize/filter messages so they don't flood your mailbox. 1. Select an email message that you want to filer (or alike), let's say it's from Paypal (screen 1). Click on the 3-dotted options and click "Filter messages like this". 2. You will see a popup with some options (screen 2). You have several options to filter the messages by, but in most cases the "From" parameter is all you need. Hit "Create filter" button. 3. On the next popup you will see another set of options (screen 3). Select what you want to do accordingly. 4. I usually select the options you can see on screen 4. Remember to add a new label if you want to do the similar filtering. Then remember to hit "Create filter" again. 5. All message from given source will now reside under its own category menu (screen 5). Hope this helps. Happy to answer questions if something is not clear.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 5 days ago
    It was a tricky decision to remove down votes by us, but it seems YT followed a similar path now, based on similar premises. https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-59264070
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 25 days ago
    https://www.secretsofuniverse.in/space-debris/
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 26 days ago
    Hi all, as you have probably noticed, we've updated the website with couple of changes. To list a few: - as mentioned in other post, there is no more local section navigation link at the top. Instead, all the posts are merged in one, main feed, but you can choose to see Local Only posts from the dropdown menu. This change was mostly based on feedback we got from different people and how having 2 feed lists was confusing for them, it might still be improved - there is also a button called "Show suggested content" that stays toggled till you log out. When on, it will show you all the suggested loop posts, if off, only posts from your loops will be shown - you can now easier contact the loop moderators using a widget on right hand side on a loop page (that was a suggestion from a user) - we've added a support for Tiktok links in your posts - those should now preview the video in a nicer way - there are some ongoing design changes - nothing drastic though. It's all to give the website a more contemporary looks Any feedback is welcome. Have a good weekend
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 29 days ago
    Hi, I just wanted to give you all a little heads-up about titles in loop posts. As it stands, a loop moderator can make them mandatory or optional. The management has decided to remove the user's ability to choose whether to give their post a title. Now it is down to the moderator to select whether all posts are required to have a title, or no posts have a title. Luckily, most of the "daily" loops has switched to mandatory titles anyway, so that should not be considered a major change.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 1 month ago
    Hi all, to deal with this issue of the influx of annoying adverts we are working on some changes. Some of them have been introduced just now: - members can choose not to receive the top bar notifications about new posts (called Bell indicator). This was requested by one of our users too. - moderators can set all members as trusted and therefore easily review new ones - also for moderators - when you suspend a user or mark them as trusted - the order of the page is kept - also some annoying bug people were complaining about
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 1 month ago
    Hi all, the website was just updated and as promised, now it's up to loop moderators for the posts to have mandatory titles. Have a good day.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 1 month ago
    Hi, did I miss it or the next book hasn't been announced yet?
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 1 month ago
    Hi all, last couple of weeks we've been mostly busy working on some backstage fixes and upgrades - nothing really visible for end users. Nonetheless, we've updated the website just now with some new settings available for moderators. These are for them to choose and decide - but I'm attaching a screenshot for anyone to know what cards they have up their sleeves. Speaking of attaching images, in case you missed it, you can now drag and drop images in the form / post box. Have a good weekend.
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  • Has anyone seen it? Any thoughts? I saw it on Sunday, having read some good reviews, but I got fooled again. I don't want to offend anyone as I understand James Bond is next to the queen in terms of national gems ;) But, it's not a good movie, I'm sorry. I mean, of course some nice visual effects, in theory some intriguing story - but that's about that. The same potato salad only this time a little bit extra fat, or less salt - effectively it's just the same potato salad we ate like 100 times already. I wish for once they changed the format a bit more... Maybe not another creepy villain this time? Maybe more dynamic characters? Maybe a bit more complex story? Maybe more humour? FFS, think a little bit outside of the box, producers! The only Bond movie I liked was Casino Royale (with Craig), as it actually differed a lot from this same old used format.
  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 4 months ago
    Hi, this post is meant mostly for loop moderators. We've just introduced a long awaited page under you loop's settings box: Preferences. There are two options for now, but to be extended to many more. It's a brand new piece of work (beta phase) and it's still being tested, also on the apps. These changes are part of the plan to make Scooploop focused on Loops and related features, many more to come. Any issues and error reports are welcome as per usual.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 4 months ago
    Hi all, we've just updated the website and the app with many changes related to notification system. The page itself gained a new look, but there are also a couple of important logical changes, i.e. ability to control email and push (app) notification separately, and a few others. The changes have been applied both to general user notifications and to loop notifications. Any feedback and bug reports are welcome!
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 4 months ago
    What does this expression mean? I've looked it up and it does seem to mean "turn around quickly" - but does it have just that general meaning? Or does it have a specific meaning too, like "change your mind quickly"? I couldn't establish that really.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 4 months ago
    Hi, we've just updated the website with several bug fixes and upgrades. One of them is the way how removed content is handled now. If a moderator removes your post or comment (perish the thought!) you will be able to see the reason for this on the page rather via email only. To be added to user app as well shortly. Please let us know if this works as expected. Have a good weekend.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 4 months ago
    Hi, we've just updated the website and introduced a "new" label that can be seen on a thread page next to new comments and new replies (under 3-dotted menu). This feature should help you spot them easily, having received plenty of notifications originated in the same thread. As usual, any feedback is appreciated.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 5 months ago
    Hi, several changes have been made to the website: 1. There were cases when blocked person could see the blocker's content - that should have been fixed now. Please let us know if you still find any issues. 2. Several users were complaining they couldn't find their own comments after posting them, so now submitting a comment/reply from the feed redirects to that comment. Let's see if everyone is happy with that. 3. Also as per several users' complaints - viewing comment notification does not clear other comment notifications belonging to the same thread. All the best, Tomek
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 5 months ago
    I cancelled my Netflix subscription but then I bumped into this documentary, I watched it yesterday and I can quite recommend it. There are two stories: one is about how they managed to produce the first image of a black hole. The other is about a team of 3 theoretical scientists trying to solve the information paradox along with late Stephen Hawking. They should have said more about details of both issues, i.e. how they designed the plan to solve both problems - that would have been super captivating. They focused more on people (as per usual Netflix approach) and their feelings.. anyway, still very good to watch on Sunday afternoon.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 5 months ago
    Hi, we have just made some important changes and fixes to the site. Hopefully, making it less confusing to use the `reply` facility. Those are: 1. On feed view comments and replies are shown in a different manner, similar to the detailed view. 2. On detailed view we added a "bulb" button (example attached) that would highlight comments made only by self. Many users were complaining they cannot find their comments anymore, this should help in such cases. 3. There was a major bug - comments with images were not shown.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 5 months ago
    Hi, the new update for the app should be now available on play store, android only. IOS should be available by tomorrow the latest. This update includes some important fixes to replying feature, still more to come in upcoming days. Any feedback is welcome. p.s. Poland vs. Sweden just started and it's already 0:1..
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 5 months ago
    I like binge-watching same old sitcoms over and over again. I particularly love Friends, The Office, IT Crowds, HIMYM, Flight of the Conchords (even been to a gig at O2 once) and they all have brilliant episodes at times. The winner for me though is 4.17 episode of New Girl: Spider Hunt. Just watched it yesterday again and it left me in tears as per usual. The chat between Nick and Jess is a pure masterpiece of comedy. If you don't know "New Girl" but have access to it, you can easily watch that one episode straight-on. The only background you need to have is that Jess and Nick used to go out and Cici is Jess's best friend - that should suffice.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 5 months ago
    Hi, hope all of you are well. Little heads-up: most probably tomorrow we'll be introducing replies to comments. Meaning, if a user replies to a comment that comment would be shown in its own sub-thread (reply to a reply would still sit in the same sub-thread). As mentioned in several previous posts, it's bit of a challenge to transition from one state to another, so I'm asking for your understanding. The app is also ready for production release with this feature, but before everyone updates their apps, some comments might look bit confusing. Ultimately, long threads should be much easier to follow, maybe even with an option to mute certain sub-threads? We'll see how this feature evolves. Happy to answer any questions on this.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 6 months ago
    We've prepared a little page with current badges we have - for anyone interested. One new coming up tomorrow and I think I already know the winner :-) Have a nice and sunny weekend! https://www.scooploop.com/badges
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 6 months ago
    Aliens most probably exist, but something doesn't quite add up there. Trump knew and didn't say a word ;) https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weird-news/former-israeli-space-security-chief-says-extraterrestrials-exist-trump-knows-n1250333
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 5 months ago
    I think I mentioned that one in a comment somewhere already. Anyway, I really enjoyed the movie, if anyone is after a light and funny movie for a Sunday afternoon, "Yesterday" is your answer. I've watched it like 3 times already ;) The story goes: A failed songwriter/singer is hit by a bus. When he recovers the world he knew is bit different now - an alternative history seems to have happened (i'm guessing the Mandela Effect was the inspiration?). People are not familiar with many things (i.e. Coca-cola) or bands for that matter, like The Beatles. And he knows all their songs. IMDB rating is bit low - probably not enough car chases? But for me it was fun to watch each time. Really liked Himesh Patel performance BTW, they should cast him left and right - laid-back yet intriguing . Lily James as his first manager is super charming IMO. Needless to say, you will hear plenty of the Beatles songs on the way.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 5 months ago
    Not expecting much from that show but still it's a must-watch for me. Side note - is it me, or Matt LeBlanc is the only one who doesn't look as if he/she has had 38 plastic surgeries? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRXVQ77ehRQ
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  • Hi, I just wanted to let you know there are several issues with latest app release, esp. with notification list. I'm very sorry for the inconvenience, we will try to make a new release tomorrow.
  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 6 months ago
    Hi all, as some of you might have noticed, we've implemented this small feature: the badges. A badge is a type of award given by us (Scooploop) to certain users for a very specific reason (not overall input). The story behind is that I specifically wanted to say thank you to users who help us find bugs on the site - so this is a very simple way of acknowledging this in more formal way ("Bug hunter" badge). To make this feature less boring, we decided to add two more types: "Witty Individual" and "Helpful Aide". We've assigned several badges already, retrospectively - I hope no-one feels they've been forgotten. If they do, I still want to thank them for any input helping us making this site better. Maybe we add more potential badges or let users nominate someone for a badge? We'll see.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 7 months ago
    Where would the parts of The Long March 5B rocket hit the Earth?
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 7 months ago
    Shared from Anything group. https://www.scooploop.com/thread/for-the-gardeners-2
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 7 months ago
    Anyone watched it on Netflix? I'm 1/3 way there and I find myself snoring to it.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 8 months ago
    For anyone who loves science or is simply curious this is by far the best book - according to me ;) It's mostly a collection of some challenging paradoxes and theories written for non-academics. Read it cover to cover some time ago I think in one or two days just because it was so captivating. Anyone wants to share their favourite book?
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 8 months ago
    Hi all, as you probably already noticed helpful buttons are no longer available. Instead you can choose to react with 5 other options - hope you like it. FYI, helpful clicks were turned into "heart" reactions. The app still uses helpful button, it should catch up in next days or so. As per usual, please report any bugs related. Have a good weekend.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 9 months ago
    There are four TV shows that keep rewatching years after years. These are: 1. Friends - I'm not gonna lie this is the number one for me. The reason is that all episodes are almost equally good, so no matter which one you pick it will be fun to watch. All the actors are brilliant, almost no favourites. Maybe except Ross, my alter ego ;) 2. The Office (US) - there are plenty of episodes that are by far much better than any Friends ones, but the show is uneven at times. You will love the real feel of mockumentary with no background laughs, though! 3. The IT Crowd - that would be my number one in terms of actors, the humour and the fact it's about IT guys in London. But it's only 24 episodes I think so not enough to binge-watch. Every episode is a masterpiece though, every little details matters and everything always nicely wraps up at the end. 4. How I met your mother - resemblance to Friends is obvious. Most the episodes are funny or very funny, but can be pretentious.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 10 months ago
    Made my day :) - petrol - I call I gas - but it's liquid - yeah.. I just prefer gas... https://youtu.be/75_kcJtwtE0
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 10 months ago
    The latest poll in Community Support group has ended, I wanted to quickly comment on it, but it seems the support already closed it. Anyway, I just wanted to thank everyone who participated. Bigger number of votes would have given me/us a better picture but still it's good. For me personally the most important result is 22% of the votes on "The website or user app often loads too slowly or has too many bugs". Making the site load faster is now a top-priority thing for next weeks for the tech team. One surprising thing is that no-one voted on "I get far too many notifications". I was suspecting quite a few votes as this is something I would have voted for. Before, we planned on upgrading how notifications are grouped and a few other changes, but thanks to this poll this will surely be postponed now. So yes, every vote counts. Have a good evening.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 10 months ago
    After long months I finally tired out "The Crown" (Season 3 and 4) on Netflix. Has anyone seen it? I bet many users did as it's after all a history about our/your beloved Queen. It all got me thinking how this whole monarchy structure even works. As an outsider (to UK) I always thought of the queen as some kind of mascot to England (if I offended anyone here I can call her Latin Fidei Defensor). I read that weakening of British monarchy started with queen Victoria (yet, 18th most popular English person apparently to some poll I forgot). She would show up on TV on some special occasion, like Ascot, sometimes dressed in a funny attire. That was pretty it. And yes, of course unhappy Diana with unhappy Charles - every little kid, even in far depths of Poland knew of this great, great tragedy... Somehow, no-one ever wondered why we even gave a hoot to all this joke. And don't get me wrong, I'm not some revolutionary freak that wants to kill all the aristocracy back in 18th century. It's just that to me the woman does literally nothing, except for owning some land and showing up here and there. I admit, this is a very valuable brand for UK (Elisabethness, Diananess, etc) and I wouldn't get rid of the goose that lays the golden egg. But at least it's given this is all a well-planned theatrical show, isn't? And now back to Netflix - the show on the other hand seems to say that Queen's role in the political landscape really matters. And that's what's struck me the most when watching it. Even as a "consultant" of sorts to the PM she is after all British sovereign - I know - but what does it even mean? It's just a word, because it is OBVIOUS the real sovereign are British people - they can cancel this show in a referendum, any time. So my main question is: is the whole story just super exaggerated or is that 1:1 real? Based on your memories and knowledge.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 10 months ago
    As you might have noticed, we introduced a new feature called "Pages". You can see there is a new widget on main page right-hand sidebar called "Suggested Pages to Follow". The feature is still in its infancy, therefore we kind of keep it under the radar for now. What are Pages? Anyone can request to run a page on any subject. Pages are run anonymously. Page can collect followers. Followers will get notification when a page posts something. That's pretty much the summary. If you have any more questions, please ask or simply follow a few pages we have and see for yourself.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 10 months ago
    OK, so first I wanted to thank everyone for participating. What we've decided is that we will give the user the option to remove only the contents of the initial post, without destroying the whole discussion (whole thread) - simple as that. Should this happen, the post will read "Content of this post was removed by its author" or something of this sort. On a bit different, more negative note, I wanted to say I will be suspending users who sidetrack the conversation from my group here. I'm sorry, but as much I love to read about your personal disagreements, my primary job is to actually code those things we discuss with my team, not to read into reports. I'm running this group myself to be able to more quickly cut to the chase of the problem, that's all. Either way, I'm hoping I can count on you for next polls to come, and there will be many more interesting ones.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 10 months ago
    (Revised wording) When a user creates a thread in a group and then wants to remove it - what should happen?
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 11 months ago
    Hi, we've been seeing some spammers abusing open groups. Just wanted to remind the moderators that `remove user` or `suspend user` options work the same way as in private groups. Meaning, if you remove or suspend the user there is no way they can post again. On this note, maybe we need another group type, i.e. users could view the contents but have to be approved to join? Tell me what you think please.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 11 months ago
    Hi, we've just published some changes that should load your posts faster (esp. main feed, group feeds). It affects both desktop and the app. We've tested all major functionalities, but having said that, please report any unexpected side effects should you encounter. Thanks
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 11 months ago
    As discussed on other occasion and requested by users, we've implemented a few more "improvements" to the blocking feature. Blocking will now pretty much mean to "make myself almost invisible" to the blocked user and vice versa. I don't want to list exactly what we've covered, but it safe to say the blocker should be out of sight of the blocked person, no notifications or comments/posts should be visible for both of them . There is one major exception to this feature, though. If the blocking happens between member and moderator of the same group, they will still see each others posts. It's for the simple fact that if either of them can't stand each other they should not be in the same group. The app will catch up shortly after. I can't really say "happy blocking" but If you do need to block someone and you still think there is something missing, a bug or a glitch, please let us know.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 11 months ago
    Some changes were introduced to the Follow feature, which are: - You can choose now between private and public type of account (check settings page or Friends/Followers page's sidebar). - Private type of account lets you control your followers list - You can switch between private/public account with no limitation at any time - You can now post to followers only (see main posting form) These changes are still fresh, some glitches might happen. If they do please report. The app will catch up shortly. FYI, improvements for blocking feature are next to happen, hopefully this week.
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 11 months ago
    Apologies if I missed it, but what's the next book we read?
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  • Tomek @Tomas Rotherhithe updated 11 months ago
    Posting this on behalf of the Support team: - a few people recently have asked us to bring back the blocking function in its original form (from like 2-3 ago - some users might still remember it), so we have decided to reimplement it. Hopefully we'll be done this week. - you will be able to manage your followers list, also to happen this week - some aspects of the changes might not be present on the app but it will catch up eventually (usually takes a week) Both changes will give you more control over your Scooploop account. I'm expecting comments to flourish under this thread but SL might not be able to answer till tomorrow.
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  • More robust simulation hypothesis, very interesting. https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/new-hypothesis-argues-the-universe-simulates-itself-into-existence

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