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Winter Group Chat Break (Mon 03/01 - Sun 16/01)

MikeMike 🚀🌌LondonPosts: 3,980 Community Manager
edited December 2021 in Group Chat Announcements
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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's a break in January, May, and September.

When's the next break?

Our Winter break this year will be from Monday 3rd January - Sunday 16th January (two weeks). The usual group chat schedule will resume as normal on Monday 17th.

We want to make sure our volunteers and staff get a well-deserved rest after a difficult year, which is why this break is two weeks rather than one. The longer break should also give us a good amount of time to work on some things behind the scenes and review all your feedback.

Is there a Community Quiz?

As always, yes! More info on this in a separate announcement. :)

Where can I go instead?

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. Or get stuck in with the Community Quiz!

Questions? Drop them below :)

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"We held on to hope that better times were coming, and when we did, we were right."

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Comments

  • MikeMike 🚀🌌 LondonPosts: 3,980 Community Manager
    Just a heads up the schedule on the group chat page is incorrect - it's currently saying SC and GC are running on Sunday the 9th, but they're not. Technical difficulties. 😑
    "We held on to hope that better times were coming, and when we did, we were right."

    Want to join the community champions? Drop @TheMix a message!
  • Laura_tigger82Laura_tigger82 Moderator Posts: 2,868 Boards Guru
    Thanks @Mike :3
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  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 6,310 Master Poster
    @independent_ The quiz won't be a quiz without you being there saying at least one stupid answer.
    I'm a fruit loop. 🍊➰

    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
    independent_
  • Laura_tigger82Laura_tigger82 Moderator Posts: 2,868 Boards Guru
    edited January 6
    :o Are we missing @independent_ this evening :/ We'll miss you!

    I'll be there @Dancer :3
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  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 6,310 Master Poster
    Not sure if she is coming or not but wanted to say that anyway as a joke
    I'm a fruit loop. 🍊➰

    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
  • independent_independent_ Resident Coffee Addict ScotlandPosts: 7,813 Legendary Poster
    I shall be there!! Do not worry @Dancer @Laura_tigger82
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
  • Laura_tigger82Laura_tigger82 Moderator Posts: 2,868 Boards Guru
    Oh phew! @independent_ will be there @Dancer =)
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  • independent_independent_ Resident Coffee Addict ScotlandPosts: 7,813 Legendary Poster
    It will be nice to have you in the chat room @Laura_tigger82 did you manage to make an account or anything?
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
    Laura_tigger82
  • Laura_tigger82Laura_tigger82 Moderator Posts: 2,868 Boards Guru
    edited January 6
    Aww, thank you. No account @independent_ but it seems to have let me in as a guest! :3
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  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 6,310 Master Poster
    How did the quiz go? Sorry I missed it. I had to go out and then by the time I got home it was about half way through the quiz and I still hadn't had dinner.
    I'm a fruit loop. 🍊➰

    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 6,310 Master Poster
    I have the results of the quiz. A massive well done to everyone who participated either as a host, round writer or just to join in and have fun. Especially well done to @Apollo and @Laura_tigger82 for being amazing hosts/round writers.

    3rd place overall: @Apollo with 4.5 points
    2nd place overall: @Zay with 9.5 points
    Overall winner: @Jellyelephant with 12 points
    Winner of The Mix Trivia: @Jellyelephant
    Winner of General Knowledge: @Jellyelephant
    Winner of Choose Your Own Topic (film) @Zay
    I'm a fruit loop. 🍊➰

    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
    Laura_tigger82
  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 6,310 Master Poster
    Oh and well done to @independent_ for correctly guessing 2 of my really hard questions and actually having sensible answers. ;)
    I'm a fruit loop. 🍊➰

    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
  • Laura_tigger82Laura_tigger82 Moderator Posts: 2,868 Boards Guru
    Thanks @Dancer. Well done to you too! And to everyone who came along and participated in either writing or answering the questions. I thought it was a fantastic evening! :3
    I'm a community moderator. I represent The Mix on the discussion boards and I'm here to help guide discussions, make sure everything is within guidelines, and take care of the housekeeping. I can't send or receive private messages, but you can message @TheMix or email [email protected] with any questions or concerns and the team will get back to you.

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  • JellyelephantJellyelephant just traumatised apparently ✌🏼 Out of my mindPosts: 1,145 Wise Owl
    it was great fun on the quiz thanks everyone who wrote questions for us
    The sun will rise and we will try again 
    ZayLaura_tigger82
  • Laura_tigger82Laura_tigger82 Moderator Posts: 2,868 Boards Guru
    It was great fun! Thanks for coming along @Jellyelephant :3
    I'm a community moderator. I represent The Mix on the discussion boards and I'm here to help guide discussions, make sure everything is within guidelines, and take care of the housekeeping. I can't send or receive private messages, but you can message @TheMix or email [email protected] with any questions or concerns and the team will get back to you.

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