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New chat slot on TheSite starts Monday 18th June 7-8pm

**helen****helen** Mod malarkistPosts: 9,235 Boards Champion
Howdy :wave:

Anyone who is a regular in Wayne’s chats will have probably heard about a new chat slot that will be starting next Monday 18th June 7-8pm. :yippe:

The lowdown

This will be a general chat (as opposed to a chat with a focus on providing support to people) where people can discuss all kinds of topics including their interests, TV, sport, music, movies etc. Now obviously, you can still chat about this kind of thing in the other sessions, but we’re aware that supporting people tends to take priority at those times, so this chat is exclusively for more light-hearted conversations.

In a nutshell

It'll be a place you can come to if you need a distraction from your problems, or a place you can go to if you are feeling positive.

What if I need help?

Please note that this chat is in addition to our current chat sessions and isn’t a replacement. This means that if people mention their problems, they'll be encouraged to come back at 8 PM, when they'll be able to discuss them further and receive support as usual.

Happy days.

Any problems or suggestions, as ever, please feel free to air them. If you are unsure whether or not your comment might be insensitive to others, then you can always PM us instead of posting here.

Cheers. :thumb:

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Does it mean we can be slightly less sugar coated and can have a bit of rough banter?
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Boards Champion
    Fiend_85 wrote: »
    Does it mean we can be slightly less sugar coated and can have a bit of rough banter?

    When are you ever sugar coated, Fiend? :d

    On a serious note, yes this is certainly a place for banter. It's not a debating environment though, all about chilling out and having fun.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm sugar coated barbed wire...
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Boards Champion
    Fiend_85 wrote: »
    I'm sugar coated barbed wire...

    Haha! :heart:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You know when you do expert chats a message appears saying something about messages being held in a queue and moderated etc, would it be possible to get a message appear saying that these chats aren't for problems - come back at 8 sort of thing.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You know when you do expert chats a message appears saying something about messages being held in a queue and moderated etc, would it be possible to get a message appear saying that these chats aren't for problems - come back at 8 sort of thing.

    Oooh and can we get one of those for Book Club, too?
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Boards Champion
    Oooh and can we get one of those for Book Club, too?

    If such a thing existed, then yes of course...but I'm not sure it does. The 'this room is moderated' simply appears when we change to moderating mode, it's not a broadcast that we have any control over, it's just related to that functionality. Also, that message only appears once at the very start, so wouldn't prevent the need to re-explain what the session is throughout (in the same way it doesn't for expert chats). We will explore some options though... :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Is there any way the chat background can be changed from white?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Helen does that mean we are going to have a untidy chat as waynes desk is alwaays untidy. :P

    aslongs he tidys up after himself lol
  • JamesJames Posts: 1,706 Postholic
    Hey heather,

    hehe, well it's been a year and a half and the chat desk is still pretty tidy! :d

    I'm just going to close this thread now because it's a bit old.
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