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Vanilla features: have your say

As we move to our new boards software, Vanilla, we'll have a few new features at our disposal. We're keen to hear what you all think about them, so head here to have your say over how we'll use (or not use) some of the new features. Fill out the form before Wednesday the 21st to tell us your thoughts and have the option of joining our testing team!
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The Great Boards Migration

Great news! We're moving to new discussion boards software. Head here for the full announcement.
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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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  • How-to Hide your visit to The Mix

    Hey everyone

    One of the great things about The Mix boards is that you can be completely anonymous. You can talk about whatever is happening in your life without anyone you know away from this place reading what you write. This can be amazing as it means it's possible to open up and get support for things that you might not want to talk to your friends or family about. Or at least not yet.

    We want you to feel as safe as possible on The Mix, and for lots of people, staying anonymous is a big part of that. So, the idea of this thread is to give you some tech-tips on how best to protect your anonymity. You can also read and sign up to our Confidentiality Pledge.


    Hiding your internet history
    Do you share a computer with friends/family and worry they might find out you use The Mix?

    If you're worried about someone finding your account on The Mix by looking at your internet history or browser cookies, it might be a good idea to use private browsing.

    Private browsing is a special mode built into most browsers (such as Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari) that means you can surf the internet without leaving any record on the computer or device you're using. No history, no cookies, no saved passwords etc. In short, in means that after you close the browser, no-one who uses that computer/device after you can tell if you've been on The Mix.

    To find out how to start private browsing on your computer/device, head over to this page, which has instructions for most browsers.


    If someone tries to see your screen
    Have you ever been reading an article, writing a post or just browsing the boards when someone's tried to look over your shoulder to see what you're up to?

    If someone you don't want knowing about The Mix tries to see your screen, just press the 'Hide Page' button over on the right ->
    That will take you straight to Google
    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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