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📢 Group Chat Break | January 2nd - 15th 📢

JustVJustV Community Manager Posts: 5,336 Part of The Furniture
edited November 2022 in Community Announcements
If you don't know what a group chat break is, click the spoiler below. ⤵

What is a 'group chat break'?
Roughly three times a year, we have a week (or two) where we take a break from running group chats.

We use these periods as a chance to gather community feedback, reflect on how things are going on the community, and look at anything we might want to work on.

It's also a good chance for staff, volunteers, and you guys to take a breather. If you use group chat often, chat breaks are a good opportunity to try new services and expand your support network. :)

When are they?
Typically, there is a break around January, May, and September.

When is the next break?

Our first break of 2023 will be from Monday 2nd January - Sunday 15th January. The usual group chat schedule will resume as normal on Monday 16th.

As a lot of you know, the staff team has been working on internal capacity and resources, and that will continue to be our focus during this chat break.

Will there be a community quiz made up of three rounds on different topics?

What an oddly specific question! Yes, there will be one 🧐 Look out for more information on this.

Where can I go while group chat is closed?

If you'd like some quick, live support while group chat isn't running, feel free to head over to our one-to-one services. You can get in touch in three ways - phone, webchat and email. Call for free on 0808 808 4994, from 3pm-midnight. The boards will also be open as normal.

If you're at breaking point, our Crisis Messenger is also open as usual. Text THEMIX to 85258. You can also head to this thread to find more crisis options if you need urgent support.

If you want somewhere like General Chat, you can always head over to general chit chat or take a look at Anything Goes and Travel & Free Time.

Questions? Drop them below :)
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    independent_independent_ Community Champion Posts: 8,667 Legendary Poster
    Thanks for letting us know!! You say second chat break this year @Mike will there be another one before end of this year? Or am I confusing myself :lol:

    Also do we know what’s happening over christmas yet with chats/boards posts? Maybe a bit early to ask this :lol: but everyone knows i love christmas
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
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    JustVJustV Community Manager Posts: 5,336 Part of The Furniture
    Ha, good spot @independent_! My mistake - all edited. :)
    Also do we know what’s happening over christmas yet with chats/boards posts? Maybe a bit early to ask this :lol: but everyone knows i love christmas
    Good question! Exact plans haven't been made yet but we're working on them as we speak. You should know more in the next couple of weeks. The current plan is also to get Community Champions leading on all the activities, just like last year. :)
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    independent_independent_ Community Champion Posts: 8,667 Legendary Poster
    Haha good to know it wasn't just me getting confused for once @Mike! Happy to help out over Christmas too, gotta keep up the streak I've done it for 5 years lol !
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
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    Chloe234Chloe234 Community Champion Posts: 2,217 Boards Champion
    edited November 2022
    @independent_ @Mike what happens at christmas? 😅 ive not been on the mix over christmas yet
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    JustVJustV Community Manager Posts: 5,336 Part of The Furniture
    @Chloe234 the main thing is we ask people to become 'elves' over the holidays and help us out with some day-to-day community housekeeping (reporting posts, being nice and active, etc) because the mod teams are usually less available and we tend to see more posts. :)

    There is also usually a quiz and a chat break, and some other fun things organised by the Community Champions (holiday-themed profile pictures, etc). Oh and a Christmas forum.

    More info on all that to come. :smiley:
    The truth resists simplicity.
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    Chloe234Chloe234 Community Champion Posts: 2,217 Boards Champion
    @Mike that sounds awesome, ill look forward to that, may bring some positivity to whats gonna be one hard christmas for me(and many others im sure) Ill have to start my christmas dino soon then ;)
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    HarryTHarryT Community Manager Posts: 319 The Mix Regular
    Hello hello legends!

    I'm just dropping by to remind you all that group chat will be back, between Monday and Thursday every week, from Monday 16th. Just two more sleeps to go!

    Cheers,
    Harry
    Hello amazing human (yes, that's YOU). I wish that you could see the amazing person who I see within you  ✨
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    Amy22Amy22 Posts: 4,122 Community Veteran
    Yay chat will be back on :blush:
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    DancerDancer Community Champion Posts: 7,910 Master Poster
    Yay we'll be back tonight. Just over 3 hours to go.
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