Interview with Scott Molinari - Creator of Skooppa!

By The Sandman · Aug 12, 2014 ·
  1. The Sandman

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    Interview with Scott Molinari - Creator of Skooppa!

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  2. Vilandra

    Vilandra Banshee

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    I really enjoyed reading that. There's a lot of good advice in there - thank you Scott! :)
     
  3. zappaDPJ

    zappaDPJ Administrator

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    Well worth reading, great interview :tup:
     
  4. meetdilip

    meetdilip Tazmanian Master

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    Nice interview. Nicely conceived by Scott and Howard.
     
  5. Shelley

    Shelley Coder/Designer

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    Always have enjoyed to hear what Scott has to say, Fantastic Interview. :tup:
     
  6. AndyB

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    I really enjoyed the interview. Thank you, Scott and Howard.
     
  7. agandl

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    Great interview, good to get to know a bit more about you Scott :)

    I was interested to learn a bit more about the history of vB too, having come so late to the world of forums
     
  8. doubt

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    Thank you Scott and Howard!
     
  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Tazmanian

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    Great article. Scott and I feel quite similar about online communities and moving beyond threads.
     
  10. s.molinari

    s.molinari Leader of Skooppa

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    Thanks everyone.

    It is funny and really interesting what just happened. I saw the interview was posted (thanks Howard!:)) and was hoping some of you had gone to http://project.skooppa.com to register and I went to look and Pow! I see the site is down and I am thinking, "WTF! How did that happen. Unbelievable!":mad:

    And this is why I also want to get Skooppa going. With a VPS or your own server, etc. you are responsible for any "uptime", as the site's owner. If the Skooppa site (which currently is on a root server and is NOT Skooppa) had been busy (thankfully it isn't.... yet), who knows how long people would have been met with the "502 Bad Gateway" error message. That just simply sucks. Maybe I need to also invest in a system that will warn me automatically, when the site isn't working properly. I thought I had turned off everything that might interfere with the site (like the admin panel doing its own updates..ugh!o_O) and looky, looky here, there is still something throwing a wrench into the cogs of the site. Now I have to go find out what happened and fix that too. See, a service shouldn't make its customers worry about the service, yet currently hosting services, unless they are truly well managed and thus more costlier, leave the customer doing exactly that......worrying about the service. Terrible.:( Skooppa will definitely fix that!:tup:

    Scott
     
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  11. PoetJC

    PoetJC ⚧ Jacquii: Black Kween of Transition ⚧

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    Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Late to the party again... Will have to give this a thorough read a little later.
    Great to see this interview The SandmanThe Sandman. Will have a few comments later :)

    J.
     
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  12. s.molinari

    s.molinari Leader of Skooppa

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    Here is a bit better image of the editor. I just noticed the one in the interview is a bit fuzzy.
    skooppa_code_editor.jpg
    Scott
     
  13. BarneyL

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    Now I know the man behind Skoopa and ... fun read!;-)
     
  14. punchbowl

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    Have to say, I only know Scott through online interactions and we haven't had that many but what I really appreciate about the guy is the ability to have an argument about some strongly held belief and still keep it civil. And even more so he desperately wants to understand the opposing view. He rarely just dismisses it as stupid/irrelevant/etc. I appreciate that because so many people are completely entrenched with their views.
     
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  15. esquire

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    s.molinaris.molinari - great interview. I suggest you provide a little intro as to what Skooppa is on your site somewhere. When you go to the forum home you can't figure out easily what you've landed on. For some reason, I think the name is perfect for chewing tobacco - I'm not sure why but probably it has to do with my youth, seeing commercials during baseball games, lol. Best of luck with it!!!!
     
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  16. s.molinari

    s.molinari Leader of Skooppa

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    esquireesquire - thanks. As for intro to Skooppa, do you mean something like this? Or do you mean there needs to be an introduction in the forum?

    About the name. It will probably hit people in many different ways. Main thing, it hits people. Who would have thought in the 1990's "Google" would have become an everyday word?;)

    Scott
     
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  17. esquire

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    No - just a quick slogan or line that states why you exist. Regarding the name, it's fine... I'm just trying to figure out why I keep thinking the way I do, lol. Maybe because it doesn't look stock English - looks like a Scandanavian word to me. Many times that works where you get a foreign word to use as a concept.
     
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  18. s.molinari

    s.molinari Leader of Skooppa

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    Hehe...yeah. It was intentional to have a European touch to the name and it was a good excuse not to pronounce it like most americans would.;)

    As for slogans. It is difficult to find one good one, since we are covering so many bases. "The first ever PaaS for online communities" or "One stop shop for website application development for online communities" or "The better social network" or "Website hosting, completely different". :) I think once we move forward, each one of these might have its place and time as a slogan.

    Scott
     
  19. Phillip

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    This was an awesome interview and amazing read. :) Good job s.molinaris.molinari on Skooppa. :)
     
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  20. s.molinari

    s.molinari Leader of Skooppa

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    Thank you Altari.:)

    Scott
     
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