The Bridge

Online safety

29/01/2023 16:32 Written by kewtiepie

Hello happy chatters


When it comes to online safety, it goes without saying that you should never share your passwords, banking information, social media account access, or address online. And keep in mind that identity theft isn't the only risk with of a lack of cyber security, so some details are riskier to share than you'd expect. Other information, like details about your relationship, could be used to figure out answers to your security questions or even give hackers a tip-off when it comes to guessing your password.


With the above in mind we are requesting chatters not to share any financial information or indeed lend each other money no matter how well you know each other or what the circumstances are.  


Should you do so please be advised that unfortunately we cannot get involved as it is a private matter between you and the other person and we cannot step in on your behalf.  It is also important to note that Chat Team, it's owners and navigators are in no way liable for any monies to be returned to you.


Keep safe out there!


kewtiepie and kittykat40

On behalf of Chat Team Lycos UK

Winter days will be over soon

11/01/2023 17:00 Written by Kittykat40


Hello Chatters,

We hope you had a safe and festive New Year, a few of you have been asking the navigators about the results about the various games that we've had recently. As you can imagine the holidays have been busy for all of us but I can finally announce the various winners for the competitions held during the holiday period.


                            World Cup Predictions 

This was a hard fought contest that came down to the wire a few times, however the top three are:

1st - scottishcutie
2nd - F1Hybrid
3rd - AhYeah

                            It's all in the profile

There was quite a few entries to this one and we had to narrow it down quite a bit, here are the judges overall winners:


But that's not all, if you received a command during December and either entered the competition OR submitted a winter themed photochat. You also won! *GG*


Thank you for everyone that entered, look out for a fun filled 2023.

Your friendly Events Team

Setting sail into a new year.

11/01/2023 16:55 Written by Kittykat40



Dear Passengers,

It's that time of year again where we reflect on what has happened over the past twelve months, the ups and the downs that life has brought us all, the changes both on chat and offline and we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for logging in and being with us for another year.

We would like  to wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR and we look forward to seeing you joining us as you log back onto the ship in 2023, which we hope will be a bumper year, filled with some new things, old things and as always, a friendly and caring community.

So, thank you for a great year, It's been a privilege sailing with you all throughout 2022. Let's do it again next year!

Kind Regards,

Your Navigators & Chiefs 


Merry Christmas

24/12/2022 14:31 Written by l.o

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas

Kind regards

Current rumours

22/12/2022 07:04 Written by Kel-x



To all our lovely chatters,

We are aware of the ongoing rumours being circulated about the ship
that chat is closing.  We would like to assure everyone this is not
the case.

We appreciate that many of you have been showing concern about this. 
They are but rumours so please do not allow this to spoil your time
on chat.

Happy Holidays!

The Chiefs.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

01/12/2022 07:47 Written by Kel-x


animated Christmas garland with ornaments


bell ringer animation

Seasons Greetings!

Brrrr...the winter season is upon us. Well, some might say it has been for some time now, but what we really mean is it's DECEMBER!

That can only mean that things start to get glitzy on Chat..

The Events Team is back with another Winter Wonderland on Chat and as it's the festive season, let's have a bit of fun!

Wanna know more?  Read on...

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We are relaxing the rules on Photochat pictures*.  Throughout the festive period, can have any picture that is seasonal as your Photochat picture, i.e. wintry filters/Christmas themed... go wild!

*Seasonal pictures can only be uploaded in December and must be removed by 6th January 2023.

Special text effects and other emotes at random will be awarded to those that take part.  How's that for a Christmas gift!

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The Big Christmas Quiz

Sunday 18th December, 7.01pm is the return of our Big Christmas Quiz.

You gotta be in it to win it!

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It's all in a profile

Cue the tinsel, twinkling lights and Christmas stockings!

Jazz up your profile for the winter season and ship mail ChatGames by 11:59pm on the 6th of January with "I entered" as the heading and be in with a chance of winning a festive prize.

The Events Team will look through profiles and randomly award chatters with a prize based on their winter themed profile.

animated Christmas garland with ornaments

Good luck to everyone.

From everyone at Lycos Chat we wish you a pleasant festive season.

Whatever you do this winter, we hope you can make the most of it and stay safe. Chat will be here to escape the festivities and mince pies!


Your Jingle Belled Events Team.

Santa in his sleigh with lots of toys

Here we go! Here we go! Here we GOOOAAAAL!

18/11/2022 08:54 Written by Kel-x


It's that time again folks!

Every four years since the World Cup began with the inaugural tournament in 1930, with the exception of 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the second world war, football teams from around the globe have battled it out on the pitch for their right to claim victory as the champions.

The latest winners, as we all remember well, were France who took the cup in Russia in 2018.

Now we're all wondering who will take over as current champions for the next four years. We’re sure we can all have a pretty decent guess as to how it's going to go down…or at least how we hope it is!

Getting into the vibe, Lycos Chat has come up with a competition for all you footie followers. In fact, you don't even have to be a football follower to take part, you just need to understand the rules.

In the group stage alone, there are 48 matches to be played, which means there are 48 matches for you to guess on right now if you wish to.

We have devised a points system so that those of you who guess the most correct winners/scores win this competition and a lovely prize for your effort.

Click the profile > TheBeautifulGame for a more in-depth overview of the aim of this competition and the rules.

There is also a handy Group Stage Schedule up for those of you who don't follow the whole season. We have a few emotes as prizes, but never fear.

Not a footie fan? Don't stress! You still have a chance to win something in the next competition that will be coming in just a few weeks' time.

Spoiler alert: start working on jazzing up your profiles chatters!

Enjoy the 2022 World Cup and remember to have fun, stay safe and drink responsibly!

Your Footy Mad Events 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!