The Bridge

It's beginning to look like...

01/12/2023 21:20 Written by Kittykat40





Season’s greetings and welcome aboard a very icy Chat ship. Captain’s got his tree up, Honey’s making eggnog and Shipsrat even smiled! They’re all very excited that Christmas is coming and have some special surprises in store for our Chatters.

But first, there’s a task that they need your help with!

Captain is in such a jolly spirit and he didn't realise that there was a hole in his bauble box. Everyday a new bauble will appear in one of our themed Chat rooms. If you help find them you can then decorate your very own tree, hang the mistletoe and grab the lights. You may even get a reward from Captain.


Let the baubles begin.


The Chiefs and Events Team.



Remembrance Day

04/11/2023 23:21 Written by kewtiepie



At 11am on Saturday 11th November and again at 11am on Sunday 12th November Lycos Chat UK will join millions of people across the world observing the two minutes' silence, the traditional act of remembrance for those that have served to defend their country.  Many of those paid the ultimate sacrifice.


We ask you to join us in respecting these brief silences.


Captain will do his best to mark the start and finish of each period of silence.


They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


We will remember them.

Lycos Chat, UK



HELL-O Trick'O'Treaters!

03/11/2023 17:50 Written by kewtiepie


We hope that you have all enjoyed all the games, quizzes, photochat rule relax and themes on chat, we appreciate that you all got involved and took part.


All the games answers and winners will be listed below, did you get a Trick? or a Treat!

Anagram Answers

#1. Milan tang - Malignant
#2. June torching - The Conjuring
#3. faux oh woes - House of Wax
#4. also boobs weave - As Above, So Below
#5. enable lan - Annabelle
#6. Caesars exact whatshisname - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
#7. chanted many - The Candyman
#8. dins is oui - Insidious
#9. Elly hows Opel - Sleepy Hollow
#10. Aeriel momenta strength - A Nightmare on Elm Street
#11. Cherin flood trench - Children of the Corn
#12. error healthily vomit - The Amityville Horror
#13. Alva Cypriot Martian - Paranormal Activity

Monster Hunt

#1. Jigsaw
#2. Michael Myers
#3. Frankenstien
#4. Annabelle
#5. Ghostface/Scream
#6. Chuckie
#7. Freddy Kruguer
#8. Pennywise/IT
#9. Casper
#10. Jason Vorhees

Photochat Winners

Male Winners


Female Winners


Keep a look out for the next games coming soon!

Get your Spook on!

08/10/2023 20:33 Written by kewtiepie

The events team have been busy brewing up a few tricks and treats for this year's spooky delight  - Halloween!

Want to know more? Read on!

To start the festivities off, we've thrown together a spooky theme. Oooohhh!

Quiz alert!!!

For all you quick typing, fast brainboxes, on Sunday 29th October at 8:01pm come join us in the Quiz Show room for a spooktastic Quiz with some excellent prizes up for grabs. Come in fancy dress and you might get a little something extra…

Hold up! Fancy dress? On chat? Where’s the party?

Well, many liked having a scary/Halloween themed photochat picture last year so we decided to bring it back!

From today until the 5th of November, Photochat rules have been relaxed* to allow you to upload a Halloween themed photochat picture. You can upload a picture of someone or something scary, preferably you in fancy dress, the scarier the better.

Last but not least we have not one but two games: the first one is a spooky films anagram game!

Figure out the 13 Halloweenie films we've jumbled up and shipmail ChatGames with your answers by 11:59pm, 31st October.

Everyone who gets all of them right & those that don’t quite get them all will be put in two separate pots and drawn to win a treat... or maybe a trick? Who knows?

#1. Milan tang
#2. June torching
#3. faux oh woes
#4. also boobs weave
#5. enable lan
#6. Caesars exact whatshisname
#7. chanted many
#8. dins is oui
#9. Elly hows Opel
#10. Aeriel momenta strength
#11. Cherin flood trench
#12. error healthily vomit
#13. Alva Cypriot Martian


The second game is a Monster Hunt

There are horror filmstars or characters hidden inside Paulie the Pumpkin, it only shows part of the character - you need to guess which character the pumpkin is hiding


Figure out the 10 characters Paulie the Pumpkin is hiding and shipmail ChatGames with your answers by 11:59pm, 31st October.


So what are you waiting for? Get your spooooook on!


The Spooky Events Team

(*Halloween PhotoChat must be scary/Halloween related and be removed by 11:59pm on 4th November)



Botbot On The Loose!

30/07/2023 13:26 Written by Kittykat40





Hello shipmates,



We have something new that we don't want you to miss!  You can now get your very own Botbot note and have fun with friends sending our new bot onto their screens.


The "/botbotnote" emote is an exclusive award available for anyone taking part in our new social media challenge.

In order to acquire the new "/botbotnote" emote, all you need to do is go on over to our social media page on either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by using the links below:





When you arrive at your chosen social media page, give us a like and find the video headed "Share for Emote" and give us a share on your  own social media page, after 1 hour or more you can screenshot the post on your page. When you’ve done this send your screenshot along with your chat username to [email protected], once we’ve verified* your social share you will receive the exclusive "/botbotnote" emote on Chat to use on all your Chat friends.


The Lycos Chat Innovation Team.


*It may take up to 24 hours to verify your social share and activate your new emote.

A HUGE thank you to Oneinamillion77

27/07/2023 22:36 Written by TigerBear

Dear Passengers and Crew

As many of you know, oneinamillion77 very kindly stepped in to help as a temporary Chief a few months ago.

She approached me today asking to be put back down to first navigator due to family commitments.

As a chat, we firmly believe that family has to come first and while we are sad that she will be leaving the chief team at this time, we do hope that this frees up valuable time with her family.

Thank you for all your help oneinamillion77 and we hope you'll be happy back as a 1st Navigator.


Shipmail issues

13/06/2023 18:31 Written by Kittykat40



Hello happy chatters,

We are aware of the issues regarding shipmails being sent about emails and apologise for the spam mails you may have received.

Chat Team are working hard to fix this and would to like to thank you for your patience while this is being resolved.

In the meantime pull up a chair and have fun on chat.

Your Chief 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!