The Bridge

I can't believe I got fired from the calendar factory. All I did was take a day off.

27/11/2020 12:06 Written by Shadow_X


Happy End of November, 


We have lots planned for this December, another bridge notice will follow in a few days,  But why not a fun Quiz to warm us up.


Sunday 29th November at 9pm in the Quiz Show room.


There is a chance to win some fun emotes or text effects.


Don't forget we are also looking for chatters to join the Games Team, see the bridge notice before this.


Your Friendly Games Team



Fun, Games and even more fun! We need you!

25/11/2020 09:13 Written by Shadow_X


So as I am sure many of you are aware, chat runs lots of events and quizes throughout the year, all overseen by the Games Team.


We want the Games Team to include you as well.  We have 4 spots on the Team for chatters.


You can help out with ideas, with keeping scores, with running quizes, with keeping track of entries, there are lots of tasks you can be involved in.


The Games team will meet once a month and all contact is done by shipmail or email.


If you are interested then shipmail Fox HERE With only 4 spots, not everyone can be accepted, so your application, is your chance to shine!


Thank you


Your Friendly Games Team



Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

01/11/2020 12:24 Written by Shadow_X


It was great to see so many of you having fun last night, over 30 of you got prizes, well done.


Main Prize Quiz Winners







Main Prize Riddle Winners







The correct answers are >





4-ice cube


6- a secret



9-a skull

10-a candle



13-a kiss




There will be plenty of chances to win more prizes over the next few weeks.


Your fun Games Team


What's a monster's favorite bean? A human bean.

30/10/2020 09:45 Written by Shadow_X


Wooo Hooo Boooh!


It's that time of year for the Scary Halloween Quiz and Party.


Saturday 31st October at 8pm we have our Fun Quiz, in the Quiz Show room.


There are lots of Prizes up for grabs, including Amethyst's for the top 3, and throw emotes and new flashy text effects for some runners up.


After the Quiz we have our Halloween Fancy Dress Party, this is exclusively for Photo chatters and will be held in the Halloween Party room.  So get uploading your picture now, it can be scary, Halloween based but not rude.  You get the chance to get one of the new flashy text effects, when you upload a Halloween photo chat picture.


Let your spook out!


What do sea monsters eat for lunch? Fish and ships.

25/10/2020 10:45 Written by Shadow_X


Let's get this party started!


So it's time for a riddle game, solve the 13 riddles, and Shipmail ChatGames with your answers, by Midnight 31st October


There are lots of prizes up for grabs, including throw emotes, text effects and more.



1   We have no flesh,no feather, no scales, no bones, we have no fingers and thumbs of our own. What are we ?

2   What kind of room has no door, no window and no furniture?

3   I have no feet, no hands, no wings but I climb to the sky for all to see ??

4   What is made of water, but when is placed in water it will die ?

5   The more you take, the more of me there are ??

6   If you have me you want to share me, If you share me you haven’t got me ???

7  Look in my face, I am somebody, look in my back I am nobody???

8   The person who built it sold it. The person who bought it never used it. The person who used it never saw it. What is it?

9   I don’t have eyes, but once I did see. Once I had thoughts but now I'm white and empty. What am I ?

10   I'm tall when I'm young and short when I'm old and at halloween I bring a jack-o-lantern to life ?

11   I am bank, and I run your life, without me you’re dead, and I keep evil creatures fed! On halloween you love my fake version, but the real me can make some knees weaken, What am I ?

12   I’m physical and mental and not easily broken. No matter which, breaking free takes action. I hold you back, and terrify on halloween, especially when heard and never actually seen. What am I ?

13   I’m related to love, I'm related to death, I'm a smack and normally part of a caress. Everyone does this. What is it ?


Have fun, don't forget on 31st October at 8pm we have the Quiz followed by the Halloween Fancy Dress Party in the Halloween Party Room.




Lycos Chat Halloween - The only place you can have fun with a bat and not get ill.

18/10/2020 17:46 Written by Shadow_X




This Halloween is going to be lots of fun.  If you head to the Halloween Room in The Galley you will see there is a crazed bat, shoo it away and you can win a brand new throw emote, but that's not all, you get an exclusive text effect as well


How about a Halloween Quiz as well, ok then! 31st October at 8pm in the Quiz Show room, a spooktastic Quiz, with some excellent prizes, including Amethysts and new emotes.  More details will be released nearer the time.


That is not all, after the Quiz at 9pm we are going to hold a fancy dress party in the Halloween Party room.  This is an exclusive photochat room, you have to have a photochat picture to join in, as its Halloween and fancy dress we would like you to be scary/spooky in your picture.  So with this in mind you can upload a picture of someone scary etc, preferably you in fancy dress, but we will give you some leeway with this. You can have a scary photochat picture until 5th November.


And that is still not all, we will be holding a Halloween Riddle game, more on this will be on the bridge in the next week.


So get your spook on!


Chat Update!

29/09/2020 21:28 Written by Stevesterrrr


Posted to all Passengers and Crew


Ahoy Chatters!

Our boffins have been working hard to deliver some chat updates, most of these are behind the scenes and cosmetic changes however there are a few things that you might notice:

Password recovery page should now work on both desktop and mobile

Gender colours in many emotes have been reviewed/fixed

You shouldn't be reminded to renew features that ran out months or even years ago


Please report any bugs or issues to your nearest navigator.

Happy Chatting
The Lycos Chat UK 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!