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Post of The Month (August)

Meggles is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"my recent post and a comment from another user has made me realise that self care is so important.

I wanted to start a thread in the Health and Wellbeing section of the boards about self care.

Self care is provided by you, for you

I know a lot of us are struggling at the moment with different aspects of our own lives, and sometimes we get so lost in these we forget to take time for ourselves. This tread is, a Reminder to you to take time out for yourself during the difficult times.

down in the comments I would really love for people to share ideas and tips about self- care. to remind ourselves and others in the community.

My way of self care when i recognise ( or someone recognises i have neglected myself) is:

Take a walk and admire whats around me ( take as long as needed)
treat myself to a bath with a bathbomb and bubbles ( bubbles are important)
make a hot drink and just sit down with a film.

Please feel free to share your ideas!

The Mix have a guide to self-care which you can find here."
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  • Update: chat issues

    Hey everyone,

    So just a quick update on what's been happening with chat recently. To recap...

    On Sunday and Monday night, a spammer came into chat and sent everyone to a spam site. As you might remember, on Tuesday, as a temporary fix, we put passwords on all chat rooms to foil any more spam attempts. There were no incidents, but putting passwords up really isn't ideal.

    Yesterday we put in a few extra anti-spam measures, but as lots of you discovered, these broke chat a little bit (oops!). Apologies to those of you who couldn’t log in and then had extra things added to your messages last night!

    Now, we've been working hard to find a workable solution; a way to spam-proof ourselves but also make sure everything works as it should. After a lot of fiddling, it looks like we've managed to do that. As far as we know, we shouldn't have any issues with chat this evening and things should work as normal.

    On behalf of the staff team, thank you SO much for bearing with us over the past few days while we get to the bottom of this. Just so we're being extra-safe, it'd be a good idea for everyone to run a quick virus/malware scan on their devices. We're pretty sure things should be clean, but just in case.

    We're going to be moving to new chat software very soon, so we'll finally be able to say goodbye to Flashchat and all its annoying bugs...

    - Mike, James & Aife
    We're Aife & Mike: the staff team here at The Mix.
    If you have any questions about this place, feel free to
    ask over in the
    Help Desk or send us a private message.

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    Thanks for the update! That was weird haha. **

    In all seriousness though thanks!
    "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)

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    • #3
      Thanks for the update. I thought it was just me but it wasn't. Sorry i didn't come on for long last night!! Speak later
      Abi

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      • #4
        Hey everybody

        Another quick update.

        We've been looking into the spamming that's been happening in chat this week. We're pretty confident that we know what's happening now and are working to fix the hole the spammers have found.

        Our number one priority is to keep chat safe, so until we can find a way to fix it, we'll be password-protecting all chats over the next week. You'll be able to find the password in the chat thread every day.

        This is to prevent the spammer(s) coming back and sending people to random websites again.

        We know this isn't ideal and it's not great for newbies who might not know where to find the password. But this is just a temporary fix and we think it'll be enough to stop this from happening.

        In the meantime, if you'd to help, we're looking for some volunteers to help us test some different chat software that we could use instead for a short time if everything else fails. More info about that here.

        So for the next week, keep an eye on this forum for chat passwords and further updates

        Thank you for bearing with us!

        James, Mike & Aife
        We're Aife & Mike: the staff team here at The Mix.
        If you have any questions about this place, feel free to
        ask over in the
        Help Desk or send us a private message.

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        • #5
          Woohoo more silly passwords :P
          "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)

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          • #6
            Watch the next password end up being MoreSillyPasswords
            "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so"- Hamlet

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Aidan View Post
              Watch the next password end up being MoreSillyPasswords
              Hahahahahahaahahahaaahahaa! That would be fun! That should totally be a thing!
              "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)

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