Chat is an integral part of any internet bingo site and keeping the rooms ticking over with chat games and information are the moderators. These ladies and gents are employed by the operators of the site whose rooms they are working in and many would like to be in their position; working from home. A current thread on a forum sees a Think Bingo chat host debate take place ….
One of the Think Bingo chat hosts posted the following:
I don’t want to sound like teacher, but just lately it is pretty poor when a CM leaves the room, and they don’t get a goodbye.
I know some of you may be away from keyboard, or just not see them go, but please try a bit harder.
CMs sit there for 2, 3 sometimes 6 hours at a time, and it can be very disheartening when no one says bye when they leave.
It happened this morning when I took over a room, poor Shorty has been there all night and not one goodbye, yet they were able to give me chat game numbers.
Please at least acknowledge your CM has been there dishing out points and playing chat games, because you would miss them if they were gone, after who would give you all those tps for playing games!
The debate at Think Bingo that followed seemed all a little one sided in our opinion with the exception of one player, “pussinboots”, who actually told the host in question that her post smacked of “biting the hand that feeds you” and we have to agree. How we as players choose to interact with the hosts in the room is our choice – we don’t all want to be their best friends or form long lasting bonds with them. Some players only use chat in order to win bonuses, that’s their choice, they have paid their money and so long as they abide by the rules and follow chat etiquette then why should they have to say “bye” to a host? We agree that it’s good manners but players shouldn’t be made to feel like children because they “forget” to say goodbye when leaving a room or simply chose not to.
Chat hosts are paid to do a job and as with any business “customer is key” so to post the telling off that the Think Bingo host did is really not acceptable in our opinion – she needs to remember that everyone in the chat rooms is over 18 and therefore an adult. Would you expect to be “told off” if you didn’t say goodbye to the person on the checkout at Tesco? Whilst they may think you rude for not doing so we are sure they wouldn’t call you back for a “ticking off”.
What do you think?