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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 !!!!

 

Arghhh - Frankenstein has woken!

25/10/2018 14:17 Written by HarbourMaster

Dear Ghosts & Ghouls,

It appears as though Frankenstein has woken!

ARGHHHHHHHHHH!!!



If you see him, please, scare him aware for us! Do whatever you can to stop him scaring the rest of the passengers! If you can, we'll be forever grateful *S*

ChatTeam

Facebook Login

09/10/2018 10:59 Written by gwen1

 

Dear Passengers,

 

 

If you are using Facebook as your primary way to login to Chat, you are perhaps experiencing some difficulties. This is due to some changes Facebook has made recently, also when it comes to access tokens.

 

To sort this, please login as usual (username + password) and then go to:

https://uk.lycoschat.com/logbook/Settings/LoginProviders.aspx 

(if you don't know your password anymore, please use the 'forgot password' link).

 

Once on this link, please click 'remove Facebook login link' and then click on 'link to Facebook login'. When this is done, you should be able to login via Facebook again. 

 

If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to ask any of our Navigators (press F2 for a list of On Duty Navigators).

 

Happy Chatting!

 

Chat Team & Chiefs

Assistant Navigator Application

06/09/2018 17:26 Written by gwen1

 

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 October and if you are accepted, we will contact you in plenty of time.

 

 

Regards,

 

Chiefs gwen1 , senote and Stevesterrrr

May Madness and a Quiz Too

20/05/2018 22:50 Written by Stevesterrrr

Posted to all Passengers and Crew

 

And now, live from Lycos Chat it's the Quiz of the month.

When?  Sunday 27th May, 8pm.

Where? Quiz Show on the Promenade Deck.

Prizes?  But of course:

1st Prize a 30 day Sapphire ... Woooo!
2nd Prize a 10 day Sapphire ... Ahhhhh!
3rd Prize a 3 day Sapphire ...   Nice!
(Depending how many of you play, there may be additional prizes and maybe some throw emotes given away.) 

You have to be in it, to win it. Even if you don't win it, don't be boring. Join in and have fun.

 

Your friendly Chat Games Team

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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