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Xmas Up Your Chat

06/12/2018 00:56 Written by Stevesterrrr

Posted to All Passengers and Crew

 

Snow is falling, all around us ... no it's not, it's just cold, damp and miserable outside.  But here on Chat you can make it Christmas every day by using one of our special, limited edition Christmas icons.

 

"How do I do that?" I hear you ask.  Well it's super simple.  Just follow this handy cut out and keep guide:

 

1.  Click here to go to your settings page 

2.  Look for the section called Seasonal Icons

3.  Choose one of those splendid icons by clicking on it

4.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save

5.  Go back to chat and show your new icon off to your friends

 

If you're having problems please get in touch with one of our friendly navigators.  You can find them by pressing F2 in Chat.

 

Enjoy!

Assistant Navigator Application

06/12/2018 19:04 Written by senote

Posted to All Passengers

 

Hello Chatters,

 

In the coming weeks, we are looking to appoint new assistant navigators. 

We especially welcome applicants that are available during UK daytime.

 

As navigator you are the first port of call for chatters. You are there to make others feel welcome, answer questions about how to do something on Chat and to assure Chat is a fun and friendly place for all users.

 

 

Please read following completely before applying.

 

What do we expect :

 

- You have good communication skills and plenty of patience;

 

- You can work in a team structure that is based on a ranking system which you respect; 

 

- You can deal with constructive criticism; 

  

- You are an active chatter for at least 2 months on applying and are using your correct personal details and own images;

 

- You are able and willing to keep confidential information to yourself; 

 

- You have no alternative motive to join, but to be helpful to other users;

 

- You are available for a minimum of 8 hours per week, spread across 3 or more days; 

 

- You have completed all Chat Quests and know the basics on how to use Chat; 

 

- You have a (mostly) clean chat record; 

 

For further information about what is expected of our navigators, please scroll down the page to the section titled "Being a navigator". 

 

 

How to apply....

 

If by now you are still reading and interested, then Shipmail your application to either of the 3 Chiefs. 

 

Please list what part of the day you are likely to be available to navigate; what you think is needed to be a Navigator and why you feel you'd be an asset to our Team. 

 

Training will start mid December and if you are accepted, we will contact you in plenty of time.

 

 

Regards,

 

Chiefs gwen1 , senote and Stevesterrrr

I’ve got a pet newt, I call him tiny, he’s my newt.

26/11/2018 14:07 Written by Shadow_X

 

Season’s Greetings Passengers and Crew,

 

Your jolly Games Team have been working very hard in their workshop putting together a great Christmas game to get you in the festive spirit and are proud to announce a new chat game called ‘Rockbusters

 

Some of you may have heard of this game before, but if you haven’t, then let us explain!

 

It’s a cryptic music quiz, where we give you a cryptic clue and the initial of the artist/band or group and you have to work it out!

 

For the first Christmas special edition, there will be ten cryptic clues and you will have until midnight on the 10th December to shipmail the answers to the profile "ChatGames". (You can either click here to visit the profile and select "Send Shipmail" or from the chat type /sendmail ChatGames *Then type the answers*)

 

So let’s give you an example of how this works:

 

EQ1) An exploding pet (Initials A K)

 

EA1) Atomic Kitten

 

So with your thinking Santa hats on, see if you can work these out! As it’s Christmas, all the answers have had Christmas hits over the years!

 

Q1) I really hope Santa brings me a new wand for Christmas. (Initial W)

 

Q2) I don’t think you’ll find one of these in a tin of Roses or Quality Street. (Initial W)

 

Q3) Be careful cutting them sprouts. Hold on, I might have something in my first aid box. (Initials B A)

 

Q4) Listen lads, before you go there remember a puppy is for life, not just for Christmas. (Initials P S B)

 

Q5) Luckily there’s no wasps around during the winter! (Initial S)

 

Q6) Women, It’s far too cold not to have any clothes on at this time of year! (Initials B N L)

 

Q7) Stop flying around the future monarch or Santa will only give you some anthracite. (Initials N K C)

 

Q8) I’m guessing I might watch after my Christmas dinner. (Initial Q)

 

Q9) Potatoes at the chapel? That’s a bit different! (Initials C C)

 

Q10) Even James Bond had noticed she had lost far too much weight before Christmas. (Initials B M)

 

What would make this even more fun.....Prizes! So we have the following on offer:

 

1st prize - 30 day Sapphire.
2nd prize - 10 day Sapphire.
3rd prize - 7 day Sapphire.

 

In the event of numerous winners, we will select names at random from the winning chatters to collect the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes.

 

Remember all answers must be received by midnight on the 10th December!

 

Good luck!

 

 

The winners of the Quiz on November 25th are

 

1st Place Loislaney

2nd Place loopykittystar

3rd Place Tea-pot1

 

hana2511 also wins the new throw emote.

 

 

Quiz Time !!!

21/11/2018 12:13 Written by gwen1

 

Ahoy everyone!

 

This Sunday our Games Team will be hosting another Quiz.

 

When : Sunday the 25th of November

Time : 8pm UK time

Where : Quiz show on Promenade deck

Why : cos it's fun 

Theme : General

 

Get a question right (first right answer on Quizmasters' screen), you get a point and what do many points make ... prizes !!!

 

1st - 30day Sapphire 

2nd - 10 day Sapphire

3rd - 7 day Sapphire

 

But that's not all ..... we have a

brand spanking new naughty throw emote

 

that will be awarded to the winners ....... and as bonus award to whomever gives the most hilarious answer of the night (according to Quizmaster).

 

So drop by for some quizzing, prize grabbing or just chat & have fun; see you there Sunday !!!

 

Armistice Day - Two minutes silence

09/11/2018 18:50 Written by HarbourMaster

Dear Passengers and Crew,

As a mark of respect and to remember those who lost their lives during the First World War, we will be observing a two minutes silence on the 11th November 2018 at 11:00 hours.

A notice will appear on your screen at 10:00 to remind you, again at 10:55 and another at 11:00 to inform you the silence is starting. Another notice will appear marking the end of the silence.

Please join us in wearing your poppy, observing the silence and remembering those who lost their lives.

Lest We Forget.

ChatTeam

Halloween PhotoChat

25/10/2018 17:29 Written by gwen1

 

Dear Passengers and Crew,

 

Helloooo Mummies, Zombies, Warlocks and Goblins,

 

For a limited time you can now submit a    Halloween    themed PhotoChat image.

 

So ghoul-up your current pic, revamp-ire it or create a ghostly, spine-chilling, beastly creation of yourself. Your face has to be somehow on it, but for this special occasion it does not have to be totally recognisable.

Upload your image to your Photo Album and click on the    icon above picture to submit it for approval.

 

In November Halloween pics will be gradually removed and you'll have to submit  a new / your old / ''normal'' image.

 

Join in the fun!

 

Quiz Time !!!

25/10/2018 16:07 Written by gwen1

 

 

Dear Passengers, Phantoms and Witches, 

 

 

This Sunday our creepy Games Team will be ghosting a Quiz for you all.

 

 

Why not hop on your broomstick and come down to join in the fun, answer some questions, have a cackle and ghoul around.

 

Date : Sunday 28th October

 

Time : 8pm UK time

 

Place: Quiz Show on Promenade Deck

 

Theme: Halloween and General

 

 

There are of course some chilling prizes on offer !!!

 

1st prize = 30 day Sapphire

2nd prize= 10 day Sapphire

3rd prize= 7 day Sapphire

 

(The chatter who's correct answer is first seen on Quizmasters' screen, gets the point, this is non negotiable. Prizes will be awarded within 24 hours.)

 

So this Sunday.... be there or be ... a pumpkin !!!!

 

What is a Navigator?

Navigators are chatters who volunteer to spend a lot of time helping out and keeping order on the chat.


The ideal Navigator knows every little secret on the Chat, he or she is extremely patient, both when helping out newbies and when dealing with occasional trouble.


Only very experienced chatters become Navigators, so if you feel like helping others and want to help make the chat a nice place for everyone, it could be just the challenge for you.

How to become a Navigator

Would you like to be a Chat Navigator?

Before answering this question there are some things you should know.

Being a Navigator is not an easy role to fulfil. It is demanding, takes hard work and dedication and a lot of online time. Despite this, it's also great fun. Many navigators much prefer it to being a chatter.

  1. As a navigator you're an ambassador for the Chat. This means that chatters watch everything you say and do. Behave inappropriately, and it gives all Navigators a bad name. Being helpful at all times when on and off watch, shows what a great team we are.
  2. Navigators are the first people new chatters meet and their most important task is to make sure that these newbies have a good experience the first time they are on board.
  3. Some chatters will see it as their job to try to wind you up. If they succeed, they win. If they don't, everyone wins :) Therefore you have to be helpful and patient when people ask you a question. As a Navigator your behaviour should be spotless on the chat at all times.

If you are the kind of person who gets emotional easily, then being a navigator may not be for you. You must be objective always; NEVER taking sides, even when your friends are involved, and always play devils advocate. Never make assumptions.
You must be able to keep confidences, both chatters and other Navigators may come to you with problems. And you will also be the first to find out about new things too – you must be able to keep these things close to your chest! Having the patience of a saint too is necessary! Some chatters take a while to help, and you need to ensure that your personality can cope with these demanding times.

You should also ask yourself, Am I a team player? This is a very important question as the Navigator system can only work with a team spirit. All ranks working together for a common goal.

All this said, being a navigator is very rewarding. Just ask any of our existing Navigators and they will tell you that nothing beats the feeling of when you help a chatter or solve a dispute and receive a huge Thank you.
So, still interested? Then you also need to meet the following criteria.
  1. You must have been a chatter for at least 6 months.
  2. You must have a minimum chat rank of Midshipman (although exceptions may be made by Chiefs).
  3. You must have a clear chat record, with no serious bans/behaviour issues in the last 6 months.
  4. You must also have completed the 5 standard chat quests. /sing, /shout, /whisper, /sleep, /love.

    If you are a former navigator ranked 3rd or above and wish to return to the team on any name, please contact a chief navigator to discuss your options.



If you meet the criteria above, you can apply to become a navigator. Depending on the recruitment needs, you may be approached directly, you may be able to contact a 1st or Chief Navigator and express interest, or you may have to take the exam, or any combination of these. We reserve the right to change the recruitment methods at any time, and this is at the discretion of Chief Navigators.

If you would like to be a navigator, and do not qualify yet, then take this time to get to know everything there is to know about the chat. The more you know, the more you'll be able to help others.

Keep an eye on the bridge for opportunities to join as a navigator!

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