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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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


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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.

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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.

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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  

The results are in !

10/11/2022 20:42 Written by Kittykat40


Quite a lot of you took part in this year's Halloween game and have been asking what the answers were.

The scores have been totted up and to save you spamming our lovely Navigators with requests about what the answers and who won, here are the answers: 

We also picked a number of users at random with good, spooky photochats.

So here is the list of winners in no particular order...

For getting all the answers correct on the bridge game:




The runner ups who got most of the answers correct:





Congratulations to our PhotoChat winners:








The /batty text effect prize will be coming your way soon.

Thank you all for playing and until next time.

Have a great November!


The Bonfirerific Events Team     

Boo to you from our Crew

26/10/2022 08:15 Written by Kittykat40

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

Want to know more?  Read on!

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

Not only are the spooks about but Shipsrat needs your help! From now until the 31st October, once a day you can log in and collect Frankenstein's Parts.  Collect enough of them and you will earn this year's spooky command!

Quiz alert!!!

For all you quick typing, fast brainboxes, on Sunday 30th October at 7:01pm 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 we decided to bring it back!

From today until the 4th 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 the spooky emoji game!

Figure out the 13 Halloweenie films listed as emojis and shipmail ChatGames with your answers by Midnight 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?

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 midnight 4th November)


Chat Update!

08/10/2022 20:52 Written by Kittykat40


Ahoy my hearties!

Our chat team have been working around the clock to make some changes to the appearance of the site for all our chatters and pirates.

The cabins now have a lot more designs for our cabin talkers and romantics, including chat room designs giving you all the means to host your own flirt lounge or Atlantic cafes.

On the "My Page" section of the website you may have already noticed we have our Icons back.

Shipmails now have a nice funky fresh look, for all our pirates writing love messages.

On the "My Page" above the buttons there is a chatname and photochat display, showing how your current photochat picture looks, also chatters with amethyst or diamond packages will see their icon showing what package they have next to their chatname here too like adding some bling to your names.


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A Royal Farewell

19/09/2022 08:40 Written by Kel-x


Tweets with replies by BBC Radio Wiltshire (@BBCWiltshire) / Twitter


Today we say farewell to Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II.

As a mark of respect to her dedication to her country and beyond, we will be joining the nation, and indeed the world, in observing the TWO minute silence at 11:55am (BST) acknowledging the closing of the State Funeral.

We ask all chatters to join us for this moment of honour by holding off chatting on main screen during the two minute silence.

For those that do not wish to participate, for what ever personal reason, to please be respectful and keep your own conversations to PM only.


Paddington Joins the Queen for Tea For Her Platinum Jubilee

We thank Her Majesty for her service and dedication during her long reign.

National Moment of Reflection

18/09/2022 10:29 Written by Kel-x


National Moment of Reflection | Brackley Town Council


This evening at 8pm (BST) we will be observing a one minute silence as part of the National Moment of Reflection to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and reflect on her life and legacy.

We ask all chatters to join us for this moment of reflection by holding off chatting on main screen during the one minute silence.

For those that do not wish to participate, please be respectful and keep your own conversations to PM only.


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!