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Embarkation Assistant Application

09/07/2019 12:55 Written by gwen1

Posted to all Passengers & Crew

 

 

Ahoy everyone,

 

 

In the coming weeks, we are looking to appoint new Embarkation Assistants.

 

As Embarkation Assistants you are the first port of call for chatters. You are there to make others feel welcome, answer basic questions about Chat and contribute to a fun & friendly atmosphere in the embarkation rooms.

 

 

What do we expect:

 

- You have good communication skills and plenty of patience;

 

- You have been an active chatter for 2 months on applying and are using your correct personal details and own images;

 

- You are available for a minimum of 4 hours per week, spread across 2 or more days per week;

 

- You can work in a team structure that is based on a ranking system which you respect;

 

- You can deal with constructive criticism;

 

- You are able and willing to keep confidential information to yourself;

 

- You have no alternative motive to join, but to be helpful to other users;

 

- You have completed all Chat Quests and know the basics on how to use Chat;

 

- You have a (mostly) clean chat record.

 

 

If you tick the boxes and are interested, please send all 3 Chiefs a shipmail with a short introduction and a joke. 

(Shipmails only containing ‘’I want to be a navigator’’ will be ignored.)

 

 

If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to talk to a member of our Navigator Team.

 

 

Regards,

 

Chiefs gwen1, senote and Stevesterrrr

Not sure about my new sat nav. I was in the local safari park, and it said bear left. It was clearly the Penguins.

07/07/2019 10:18 Written by Shadow_X

 

We have a fun new Quiz coming up.

 

When : Sunday the 14th of July

Time : 8pm UK time

Where : Quiz show on the Promenade deck

Why : You got to be in it to win it 

Theme : General/Summer

 

Get a question right (first right answer on Quizmasters' screen), you get a point and what do many points make ... prizes !!!

 

1st - 30 day Sapphire 

2nd - 10 day Sapphire

3rd - 7 day Sapphire

 

And as bonus award to whomever gives the most hilarious answer of the night we will award a throw emote (according to the Games Team).

 

So drop by for some quizzing, prize grabbing or just chat & have fun; see you there Sunday !!!

 

Your Friendly Games Team

 

 

Q: What is even smarter than a talking penguin? A: A spelling bee.

01/07/2019 18:53 Written by Shadow_X

 

Thank you to everyone that took part in the latest version of Rockbusters! As usual, all chatters that gave the correct answers were given a number and placed into the Captains hat.

 

The winners are as follows: 

 

 

1st prize of a 30 day Sapphire - ladymeg     

             

2nd prize of a 10 day Sapphire - Sir_Henry_Poole  

 

3rd prize of a 7 day Sapphire - Bad-Karma

 

Not to leave you in pondering, the correct answers were:     

1 - Adele 

2 - Def Leppard

3 - Beach Boys

4 - Limp Bizkit

5 - Cher              

6 - Ed Sheeran

7 - Blur

8 - The Cure

9 - Basement Jaxx

10 -Radio Head

 

We look forward to seeing you at the next Chat game!

 

We will have a quiz in a few weeks, further information will be posted soon.

 

eBay is so useless. I tried to look up lighters and all they had was 13,749 matches.

14/06/2019 21:25 Written by Shadow_X

 

Dear Passengers,

 

It's been a while but following on from the succes here's another chance for you to win some great prizes with our June version of 'Rockbusters'

 

This time it's a little harder, so don't worry if you don't know all the answers. The chatter with the most correct answers will win!

 

If this is the first time you've seen this, then Rockbusters is a cryptic music quiz. We give you a cryptic clue and the initial of the artist/band or group and you have to work it out!

 

There will be ten cryptic clues and you will until midnight on the 30th June to shipmail the answers to the profile "ChatGames". 

 

You can either click here to visit the profile and select "Send Shipmail" or from the chat type /sendmail ChatGames *Then type the answers*)

 

An example being:

 

EQ1) An exploding pet (Initials A K)

 

EA1) Atomic Kitten

 

Or scroll back through the Bridge announcements to see the Christmas questions and answers for an idea of how the ChatGames mind works!

 

So with your thinking caps on, see if you can work these out!

 

1) About 20 years ago we all had one of these on our desks! (Initials A)

 

2) This cat can't hear a word you're saying!  (Initials DL)

 

3) Those lads have gone to the seaside for the day - (Initials BB)

 

4) If that breaks, your tea will taste awful! (Initials LB)

 

5) Don't be so tight and hand it round!  (Initials C)

 

6) He went to the barbers to get it all cut off! (Initials ES)

 

7) It all happened so fast I didn't see that much - (Initials B)

 

8) Go to the Dr and they might be able to help - (Initials TC)

 

9) Stop jumping around downstairs! (Initials BJ)

 

10) You won't tune it in by tweaking his ears! (Initials R)

 

Have fun,

Your friendly Games Team

 

Standing in the park, I was wondering why a Frisbee gets larger the closer it gets. Then it hit me.

09/05/2019 16:55 Written by Shadow_X

 

The Summer is getting here, so lets have a Quiz to celebrate.

 

Sunday 12th May 2019

8pm in the Quiz Show Room

On the Promenade Deck.

 

It's General Knowledge so everyone should know some of the answers, so you need to be in it to win it.

 

Talking about winning, we have some prizes to give out.

 

1st is a 30 day Sapphire.

2nd is a 10 day Sapphire.

3rd is a 7 day Sapphire.

 

There may be extra prizes including throw emotes, depending on the answers and how many people take part.

 

So bookmark the date and time to your calendar and join us for some fun.

 

Your friendly Games Team

 

The cat is out of the bag - pet quiz winners!

01/04/2019 23:09 Written by gwen1

Posted to all Passengers and Crew

 

Hello Quiz Fanatics !!!

 

Those who had all answers correct, we've written their name on a piece of paper; folded it and hung it on a dart board. Then we used 3 darts to decide which chatters would get a prize.

 

After a quick trip to the local A&E cos of some dodgy throws... we've finally got our winners.

 

Our 3 winners of a 7-day Sapphire are :

 

- soulsister1982

- TheActualBritney

- borogirl16

 

Congratualtions !!!

 

Your prize will be added within an hour of this notice appearing. You might need to fully log off and back on to enable.

 

Thanks to everyone who participated  

 

Your lovely Games Team

 

Correct answers were: 1. dominic_2005 /2. Flower_Pot  /3. gwen1  /4. LadyWriter  /5. tashaleanne2709 /6. Batman_Forever /7. forestroundup /8. PowerfulRogue

Chat Update

31/03/2019 21:12 Written by HarbourMaster

Dear Passengers and Crew,

We have just pushed a new update to the chat. Here's what's new:

New Smileys
We have updated all of our smiley's to the brand new Emoji set, with newer and higher resolution smiley's. We've also added some popular ones that you may be used to using elsewhere, but were missing here on chat. We've removed some of the retro smiley's that were introduced over 10 years ago, as they were blurry and underused. Smileys are awarded for 10 different ranks. The higher your rank, the more smiley's you get. 


Fixed Logo
The logo at the top displayed a mystery shadow to the left. This is now removed and displaying correctly.

Profile Visibility Fix
If certain sections were shown as visible to friends only, or not at all, they would still show on the profile but be left blank, needlessly filling up space. This has now been resolved. If the profile viewer does not have access to view certain parts of the profile, it simply doesn't appear.

New Higher Rank Images
Special ranks above Neptunian but below Admin ranks now have new updated rank graphics.

We hope you enjoy the new update, particularly the smiley's. We're currently working on a brand new design for across the community pages. Watch this space, we're aiming for it to be ready in the not too distant future *S*

Kind Regards,

ChatTeam

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!

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