Memories Of A VCM
FreeBingo.co.uk has been going for 18 months now. It all started back in November 2005 with a dedicated group of players who helped test and shape the site into what it has become today.
One of those original testers, QueenJane (pictured), joined our first ever VCM team and has been entertaining the FreeBingo crowd ever since.
On the eve of her final VCM shift, QueenJane reflects on her time at FreeBingo with the fondest of memories…
“Way back in late 2005 I signed up to a new bingo site that was going to open. Little did I realise it would become my best source of laughs, pals and good times. I had an email from some bloke calling himself AdamK asking would I like to be a tester to iron out all the wrinkles in this site. Me the idiot said “Yes, why not?” and my fate was sealed from that day.
For a month us testers (yes I did one day write all the names down so I would remember them all) played in peace on this site. At the time we only had the yellow room to play in and had never heard of a VCM then. As for chat games, what on earth were they? We had Bunnie, Charlie and Adam keeping us in order or trying to cause even then we were mad!
Then the great day dawned, FREEBINGO.CO.UK went live. They let the rabble in. It promptly went down like a damp squib. ROFLOL. So many tried to join that day that they knocked the server out completely they fried it! I think it took 2 or 3 days before it was back online again! Poor Adam went grey overnight.
Anyway, then the idea of VCMs was put to everyone. Me the idiot not knowing again what I was letting meself in for volunteered yet again. You would think I might have learnt my lesson but no.
In February 06 we started having VCMs. The first sessions were hysterical to say the least. We all had Adam, Bunnie or Charlie in with us. As for KE (the hotkey program) well first time I saw that I nearly died! They wanted me to use it how never in a month of Sundays. These new VCMs have it made now, they get training with the ‘experts’ and don’t get the ‘BIG BOSS’ sitting in with them.
The next big thing to happen to FreeBingo was Adam getting promoted. We had no idea what our new boss was gonna be like. But we got WayneH (bless) he has no idea how we have moulded him to the way we work. He thinks its other way around!
FREEBINGO has been a big part of my life and I shall miss it so much it’s unbelievable. I have watched other VCMs come and go but now it’s my turn.
Thank you to everyone from AdamK right down to the newest member of the site for a great time and for being such great friends to me. You have seriously got me through a real depressive time and I have come out other end thanks to you all.
I will still be around as a player but I shall miss me boots. If I talk nice to Mr Muscle (WayneH) and Adam would they let me keep them just in case? LOL.
OMG! Wheres me bath towels? Tissues are no good. I sat in a puddle of tears here!”