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The MixThe Mix The Mix HQPosts: 2,538 Staff Moderation Team
edited August 2018 in Group Chat Announcements

So, August seems to be The Mix month of surveys. Thanks to all who have taken our annual survey in the banner above, you may see this popping up soon across the website too.

To help those experiencing survey withdrawal, we have another one for you to complete! As you may have seen from the confetti canon, it's our 18th birthday as a community, and so we are looking to set out our plans for building the community moving forward. 

So, to help our thinking, we really want to hear your thoughts on how chat is, and what we could do to improve it. All thoughts and views welcome :)

Ed, Aife and Mike
We're @Mike, @Connor, @Italia and @Ed_ - the staff team here at The Mix. We don't provide support via this account, but if you have any questions about the boards or need a hand finding your way around, feel free to drop us a message. Alternatively, you can head over to the Help Desk.

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Noob
    Much as I'm usually happy to fill in surveys for your office, the link you gave means I have to make a Microsoft account.



    No, thank you. :/

    And who is Ed?

  • AbigailAbigail Carer/musician Posts: 673 Incredible Poster
    The newbie to this part of the team hes been a mod for a while working down at HQ.
    He goes under the name Edward8. 
    Some people think i am unhappy. I'm not. I just approach silence in the world that never stops talking.
  • AidanAidan Potato Posts: 1,767 Postholic
    The survey is powered by microsoft forms, but I don't see why you'd need to sign in to microsoft unless you're editing it. I got to the survey without having to sign in, strange how even links have prejudices now :joy:
    This shit is bananas
    b - a - n - a - n - a - s
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Noob
    Ah - congratulations, @Edward8 - that's tremendous news! =)

  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 This Is Me! ❤👅👌🤓💃🎤 South EastPosts: 3,170 Ultimate Poster
    edited August 2018
    I didn`t have to make an account. Or at least I wasn`t told to. Unless I was logged into my school account.
    I'm sick of covering up. I'm tired of feeling so broken.  I'm tired of falling in love. Sometimes I'm shy and I'm anxious. Sometimes I'm down on my knees. So I won't wear makeup on Thursday. Cause who I am is enough. And there are many things that I could change so slightly. But why would I succumb to something so unlike me? I was always taught to just be myself. Don't change for anyone.
  • Ed_Ed_ Posts: 328 Staff Moderator
    Floxy said:

    And who is Ed? 

    The age old existential question :) As @Abigail said, I have been lurking about for a while at The Mix, but am going to be more present on the boards, so hello  =)

    In terms of the need for an account, sorry about this, we hadn't adjusted the survey to make it public, and so all should be live and account-free now. So all should be able to get involved now :)
    "Such is the way of the world, you can never know, Just where to put all your faith, And how will it grow. Gonna rise up, Burning black holes in dark memories, Gonna rise up, Turning mistakes into gold" Eddie Vedder
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Noob
    Edward8 said:
    Floxy said:

    And who is Ed? 

    The age old existential question :) As @Abigail said, I have been lurking about for a while at The Mix, but am going to be more present on the boards, so hello  =)

    In terms of the need for an account, sorry about this, we hadn't adjusted the survey to make it public, and so all should be live and account-free now. So all should be able to get involved now :)
    Thanks, Ed. It's great to see you on the Team. :)
  • AzzimanAzziman The Mix convert Posts: 711 Incredible Poster
    Edward8 said:
    The age old existential question :) As @Abigail said, I have been lurking about for a while at The Mix, but am going to be more present on the boards, so hello  =)

    In terms of the need for an account, sorry about this, we hadn't adjusted the survey to make it public, and so all should be live and account-free now. So all should be able to get involved now :)
    Hi Ed!

    Nice to meet you - congrats on joining the team, and look forward to seeing you around the forum a little more!x

    Much love <3
  • The MixThe Mix The Mix HQPosts: 2,538 Staff Moderation Team
    edited August 2018
    Thanks both :) 

    Just a little bump of this thread, would be great to get some more thoughts on chat if anyone has a few moments to fill this in

    Ed


    We're @Mike, @Connor, @Italia and @Ed_ - the staff team here at The Mix. We don't provide support via this account, but if you have any questions about the boards or need a hand finding your way around, feel free to drop us a message. Alternatively, you can head over to the Help Desk.
  • EyepatchEyepatch Posts: 469 Rampant Poster
    It would be great if chats worked like facebook, with a box on one side if the screen, so I could still look at topics whilst chatting. That way if I think someone might benefit from a page on the Mix I can link it to them without having to go back and forth or between tabs. Instant refresh would be great too, I only see new messages if I refresh the browser.

    If possible a Mix Chat app would be cool too as sometimes typing into the text box becomes bugged and auto-correct starts making up strange new words (That could just be my phone) 
    "Sometimes we find ourselves stuck between choosing what is right, and what is easy." 
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 8,201 Boards Champion
    edited August 2018
    Hi

    im sorry- I think i have filled this in but i dont think i wrote much.  Would it be annoying if i did it again?  I just wanted to write in the “what do you get from chats that you dont get from the discussion boards” that i like the fact that chats leaves and isnt anywhere afterwards expect i know that you get the transcript or whatnot. But like with the boards it stays public- if know what i mean. But yeah thats obvious. So maybe not
    IM struggling
  • The MixThe Mix The Mix HQPosts: 2,538 Staff Moderation Team
    Eyepatch said:
    It would be great if chats worked like facebook, with a box on one side if the screen, so I could still look at topics whilst chatting. That way if I think someone might benefit from a page on the Mix I can link it to them without having to go back and forth or between tabs. Instant refresh would be great too, I only see new messages if I refresh the browser.

    If possible a Mix Chat app would be cool too as sometimes typing into the text box becomes bugged and auto-correct starts making up strange new words (That could just be my phone) 
    This is interesting @Eyepatch :)

    Would you want an app that also had the boards in the same place?

    Shaunie said:
    Hi

    im sorry- I think i have filled this in but i dont think i wrote much.  Would it be annoying if i did it again?  I just wanted to write in the “what do you get from chats that you dont get from the discussion boards” that i like the fact that chats leaves and isnt anywhere afterwards expect i know that you get the transcript or whatnot. But like with the boards it stays public- if know what i mean. But yeah thats obvious. So maybe not
    No worries @Shaunie we can either include what you have written here, or you can fill in the survey again. Up to you :)

    Ed
    We're @Mike, @Connor, @Italia and @Ed_ - the staff team here at The Mix. We don't provide support via this account, but if you have any questions about the boards or need a hand finding your way around, feel free to drop us a message. Alternatively, you can head over to the Help Desk.
  • EyepatchEyepatch Posts: 469 Rampant Poster
    The Mix said:

    This is interesting @Eyepatch :)

    Would you want an app that also had the boards in the same place?
    Yes please :) I don't know all that much about creating apps but I would love to help with the visuals 
    "Sometimes we find ourselves stuck between choosing what is right, and what is easy." 
  • AbigailAbigail Carer/musician Posts: 673 Incredible Poster
    Eyepatch said:
    The Mix said:

    This is interesting @Eyepatch :)

    Would you want an app that also had the boards in the same place?
    Yes please :) I don't know all that much about creating apps but I would love to help with the visuals 
    @Eyepatch, This has been mentioned a lot. If you use your phone a lot for chat and/or the boards at the moment i know the team have suggested to use a shortcut and pin it to your home screen on your phone. Its not like an app its more of a widget but its been a good fix for a lot of people. 
    Some people think i am unhappy. I'm not. I just approach silence in the world that never stops talking.
    Eyepatch
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 This Is Me! ❤👅👌🤓💃🎤 South EastPosts: 3,170 Ultimate Poster
    Did I sign up for the chat on Wednesday?
    I'm sick of covering up. I'm tired of feeling so broken.  I'm tired of falling in love. Sometimes I'm shy and I'm anxious. Sometimes I'm down on my knees. So I won't wear makeup on Thursday. Cause who I am is enough. And there are many things that I could change so slightly. But why would I succumb to something so unlike me? I was always taught to just be myself. Don't change for anyone.
  • The MixThe Mix The Mix HQPosts: 2,538 Staff Moderation Team
    edited August 2018
    Hey @Kasa2103 - yes you did :)

    This is a last bump for signing up for the chat tonight (6.30-7.30pm) come ready with all your thoughts about chat!

    Ed
    We're @Mike, @Connor, @Italia and @Ed_ - the staff team here at The Mix. We don't provide support via this account, but if you have any questions about the boards or need a hand finding your way around, feel free to drop us a message. Alternatively, you can head over to the Help Desk.
  • ShaunieShaunie England 🏠Posts: 8,201 Boards Champion
    Ah oh i think i signed up to this and totally wanted to go to it but cant :(
    IM struggling
  • AbigailAbigail Carer/musician Posts: 673 Incredible Poster
    edited August 2018
    I can make it, but confused. Doesn't take much though 
    Some people think i am unhappy. I'm not. I just approach silence in the world that never stops talking.
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 This Is Me! ❤👅👌🤓💃🎤 South EastPosts: 3,170 Ultimate Poster
    The Mix said:
    Hey @Kasa2103 - yes you did :)

    This is a last bump for signing up for the chat tonight (6.30-7.30pm) come ready with all your thoughts about chat!

    Ed
    Thank you. I might be about 5 minutes late though.
    I'm sick of covering up. I'm tired of feeling so broken.  I'm tired of falling in love. Sometimes I'm shy and I'm anxious. Sometimes I'm down on my knees. So I won't wear makeup on Thursday. Cause who I am is enough. And there are many things that I could change so slightly. But why would I succumb to something so unlike me? I was always taught to just be myself. Don't change for anyone.
  • LaineLaine Llama Mama Posts: 1,587 Postholic
    I think I signed up but I have no idea 😂 

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈

    "What's gonna be left of the world if you're not in it?" ~ Bastille
  • The MixThe Mix The Mix HQPosts: 2,538 Staff Moderation Team
    @Laine

    We will be emailing/PM'ing the people who have signed up this afternoon. If you aren't down we will drop you a PM!

    Ed
    We're @Mike, @Connor, @Italia and @Ed_ - the staff team here at The Mix. We don't provide support via this account, but if you have any questions about the boards or need a hand finding your way around, feel free to drop us a message. Alternatively, you can head over to the Help Desk.
  • LaineLaine Llama Mama Posts: 1,587 Postholic
    Great thanks Ed!  :)

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈

    "What's gonna be left of the world if you're not in it?" ~ Bastille
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 This Is Me! ❤👅👌🤓💃🎤 South EastPosts: 3,170 Ultimate Poster
    The Mix said:
    @Laine

    We will be emailing/PM'ing the people who have signed up this afternoon. If you aren't down we will drop you a PM!

    Ed
    I didn`t get an email or pm
    I'm sick of covering up. I'm tired of feeling so broken.  I'm tired of falling in love. Sometimes I'm shy and I'm anxious. Sometimes I'm down on my knees. So I won't wear makeup on Thursday. Cause who I am is enough. And there are many things that I could change so slightly. But why would I succumb to something so unlike me? I was always taught to just be myself. Don't change for anyone.
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 This Is Me! ❤👅👌🤓💃🎤 South EastPosts: 3,170 Ultimate Poster
    Actually, getting changed and getting home should get me home and on my laptop by about 6:25pm-6:30pm
    I'm sick of covering up. I'm tired of feeling so broken.  I'm tired of falling in love. Sometimes I'm shy and I'm anxious. Sometimes I'm down on my knees. So I won't wear makeup on Thursday. Cause who I am is enough. And there are many things that I could change so slightly. But why would I succumb to something so unlike me? I was always taught to just be myself. Don't change for anyone.
  • The MixThe Mix The Mix HQPosts: 2,538 Staff Moderation Team
    Hey everyone, 

    You can join the chat this evening by following this link here

    All the best,

    Aife
    We're @Mike, @Connor, @Italia and @Ed_ - the staff team here at The Mix. We don't provide support via this account, but if you have any questions about the boards or need a hand finding your way around, feel free to drop us a message. Alternatively, you can head over to the Help Desk.
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