Guinea Pigs Required

Guinea Pigs Required


All I took from that was ‘Users will be silenced’. If silenced with a ball gag I could live with that, if silenced with a nerve agent of a type developed in Russia I’m not so sure.


Can everyone on Youtube watch those videos? We could go viral!


As long as it didn’t actually come from Russia I’m sure you will be fine. This stuff is piss poor if not officially sanctioned by the Ruskies.

Hope that answers your question @gavstar





FFS this isn’t the Net is it??


I am out of here with Duterte this end sanctioning extra Judicial stuff and the Ruskies your end

See you on the flip side.

Or sunday which ever is earlier.


A quick update on the move to new software following an impromptu bored (sic) meeting at the pub on Saturday.

We’ve decided that following positive feedback by the guinea pigs we will be moving to Discourse.

The move needs to be planned and I need some time to migrate the current data and configure the new server. This means I’ll be aiming for next half term (about 6 weeks).

I’ll keep you updated if things change.



It still uses SQL.

Unless it is full on Django and Python don’ do it!!

Oops sorry went geek there.


Can I keep both usernames?

Nobody will guess who I am on there


Well the stuff that scrapes the current Sotonians and posts in the new Sotonians is written in Python and uses MongoDB. No SQL anywhere near it.

(As is Optimus Trousers BTW)

But there’s no way I’d write forum software without a SQL engine.


Yeah, I mean, just who could GolfStory be?


Dang, I’ve been rumbled :lou_facepalm_2:


Internet identity theft.

Bloody Russians again.


@btripz is a Russian ?

Does he have any Vodka?


Hmmm…This migration thing:

  1. Will we need a Blue Passport?

  2. What about holders of the current EU Passport…will they have full rights to the NHS ?

  3. Can I still collect my pension at the Post Office or will I need to open a Bank Account?

  4. Can I also use my other username “youngfella-m’lad”?

  5. Will Bazza still have to undergo the castration process agreed upon in the private exchange of views with Mr. Pap?


OK funsters, I need some volunteers to test out a few new features of the Discourse forum.

We will now allow new sign-ups to login (authenticate with Sotonians) using Google, Facebook or Twitter accounts.

If you’ve got a login with one of these platforms could you try to create a new account?

IF your Facebook, Twitter or Google account actually uses the same email address that you registered with Sotonians with, then instead of a new account you might actually just log in as your old self.

Please let me know what happens.

The Process

Firstly, ensure you are logged in to your account on either Twitter, Facebook or Google. Then visit

Next, click on the Sign Up button at the top next to the Log in button.

On the next screen, click the account type that you have - Google, Facebook or Twitter.

Follow the instructions that you are given and please report back here what happened.

Let me know the account type (Google, Facebook or Twitter) that you used, what device you are logging in from (PC, Mac, Android phone, iPhone, other phone) and what happened.

Thanks for your help.

Time-wasting twats (That’s you @fatso need not apply.



Tried logging in from Google and it went tits up.

Hopefully screenshot attached.


Google error for Bletch


Nah, that didn’t work either. Now I’ve got to remember how to post images…


Doh … actually I didn’t read the instructions fully or properly …

I logged in from a Samsung Tab S2 with my Google details and I can report that all is well.

My only complaint is that I’m no longer Saint CD but now I’m Saint_CD. Not sure I’m comfortable with that.



Tried logging in with my fb account and it wont let me use my user name :frowning: