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Post of The Month

One-in-a-million is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Just a bit of fun here if you could create an advent calendar what would you put in it and why.

For me you would still get chocolate 😆😆
But inside each door is a task for the day. Something that includes you helping/talking to others, doing something festive and spreading Christmas cheer
For example

1. Tell your parents/carers you love them
2. Say hello when passing an OAP (that might be the only thing someone says to them all week)
3. Watch a Christmas movie
4. Help someone in need e.g put some spare change in a charity box, buy a warm drink for the homeless person who sits on the corner, dothe washing up ha ha ha😂
5 make hot chocolate
6. Visit your grandparents (if you donít already) They will more than likely love to see you.
7. Sing a Christmas song with a friend
8. Dress up in something Christmasy when you do your shopping.

You get the idea 😂😉 my reason for this is to get people in the mood and understand what Christmas actually means.

What would yours have and why."
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New GC - your feedback!

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  • New GC - your feedback!

    Hey everyone,

    So you'll have noticed by our other thread that we've been looking over the feedback you gave us during our last chat break week. You might remember, as well as our chat guidelines, we also asked you all about the new GC we've been running.

    These sessions are currently held on Tuesdays, and up until now have been chats where any of you can sign up to 'host' an activity for a certain time slot. We've had quizzes, themed discussions, and games so far. These are a very recent invention, so we wanted to see how everyone was finding them.

    This is what you said...


    Part 1 - General enjoyment

    20% of you told us you'd hosted a session before, leaving 80% of you that hadn't. We asked you all how much you enjoy the new sessions, and here's what you said:



    As you can see, there's a bit of a split opinion. Those of you who have hosted a session seemed to really enjoy it, whereas those who haven't enjoy it a bit less. As a whole, you gave it a 4.4 out of 10. That's not bad, but there's certainly room for improvement there.


    Part 2 - Our ideas

    As part of the feedback, we also asked you guys what you thought of some of our ideas. Just as a refresher, these ideas were:

    1) Hosting in pairs
    2) Making these chats a regular 'quiz night'
    3) Switching days (given that Tuesdays usually have the most chat sessions being held)

    On the whole, you were in favour of ideas 1 & 2, and not a fan of 3.


    Part 3 - Some changes

    Based on what you said, we've decided to make a couple of changes to how these GCs work.

    Tuesday GCs will now be a regular quiz night. This means that now, when you sign-up, you'll be signing up to write and host a quiz round for everyone. We haven't got a set length of the quiz in mind, so we'll cross that bridge when we come to it (or bring you guys more details when/if we decide on them). This change will come into play from the Tuesday after next (24th), to give people a bit of time to sign up, and some time for us to organise ourselves.

    You can now host in pairs. There doesn't really seem to be a downside to this - you guys can have a bit more fun hosting a quiz with a friend, and it might make the prospect of hosting a bit less nerve-wracking for those who haven't done it before.


    So, I hope this gives a bit of insight in to what we found out through your feedback. Any questions on the changes we made or the feedback we received, just drop us a PM or a comment below.

    Aife & Mike

    PS: We'll take another look at these chats a bit later down the line. It's still a developing idea, so we'll always be looking at ways we can improve it.
    We're Aife, Mike and Emma: the staff team here at The Mix.
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  • #2
    All sounds great! Will deffo go when I have a free Tuesday (rare unfortunately)
    "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)

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    • #3
      Ooh where can we sign up?
      defo jolting me and Aidan down for one! should be a good laugh
      "Weave me a rope that will pull me through these impossible times"
      ~ Tim Finn



      - LAINE

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      • #4
        Originally posted by LaneBoi View Post
        Ooh where can we sign up?
        Good question!

        So, I've updated the 'get involved' form we were using before now. Feel free to fill it out, guys.

        Mike
        We're Aife, Mike and Emma: the staff team here at The Mix.
        While we can't offer support via this account, 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
          Originally posted by The Mix View Post

          Good question!

          So, I've updated the 'get involved' form we were using before now. Feel free to fill it out, guys.

          Mike
          Hate to be a pain but I have another questions
          to do it in pairs do we each sign up or the same day? :D
          "Weave me a rope that will pull me through these impossible times"
          ~ Tim Finn



          - LAINE

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          • #6
            Originally posted by LaneBoi View Post

            Hate to be a pain but I have another questions
            to do it in pairs do we each sign up or the same day? :D
            Always ask questions!

            Another good point - I just added a 'will you be hosting with someone else, and if so, who?' section to the form, so if you just let us know in that section that's all you'll need to do.

            Cheers Lane,

            Mike
            We're Aife, Mike and Emma: the staff team here at The Mix.
            While we can't offer support via this account, 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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            • #7
              Im not sure you should even let me and Lane be in the same chat with the mischief we get up too :D
              Tough times never last, but tough people do

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