Announcements and Coming Events
Regular weekly chair people and greeters are needed. If you are a regular chatter (30+ days in chatroom) with 30 days or more of sobriety, please see one of the Monitors if you would like to be a greeter. If you have more than 90 days of sobriety, ask Krys for a position as chairperson. You may also send a request by clicking on this link, http://www.e-aa.org/help.php Thank you in advance for your service work.
If you would like to share your story and speak at one of the following meetings, please contact Chris firstname.lastname@example.org. Chris will get you set up on the speaker schedule.
Guest Speaker needed for the Tuesday Night in England Meeting. 3.30pm EST. December 17th
Guest Speaker needed for the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions Meeting at 9:00pm EST on Friday December 13th. Topic will be Step Seven.
Check the full meeting schedule located in the top right corner of the page for all time zones.
If you are looking for help with a drinking problem and no one is present in the room, click the "Chat Help by E-mail" link at the top of the page. Anyone who would like more information on alcoholism please try these links:
Big Book Help:
If you are new to AA and do not have the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, please ask a Monitor for help in finding one, or you may link to the online version, http://www.aa.org/bigbookonline/.
Become a Member of our Group:
e-AA is an online A.A. group. To participate in our business meeting in which the election of trusted servants, group conscience decisions, and fellowship takes place, e-mail email@example.com and ask to be put on the Members list.
Email and Forum Meetings:
e-AA also has a Recovery Forum Discussion Board. To register, go to http://www.e-aa.org/forum/ We also have various email meetings. For descriptions, go to http://www.e-aa.org/maillist.html
Grapevine Magazine Giveaway:
To enter in the monthly drawing for a free Grapevine subscription, send your name and address to http://www.e-aa.org/form_gv.php The winners will be drawn on the first of the month. There's a drawing every month, so keep registering until you win!
Temporary Online Sponsorship:
If you are new to AA and need a temporary sponsor to walk beside you, please e-mail: http://www.e-aa.org/form_sponsors.php
Chat Room Guidelines ... Read Before Entering
The chat rooms serve as both our meeting room and fellowship hall. For meeting times, please see the meeting schedule.
To check your time for meetings around the world, on the World Clock.
If a meeting is in progress when you enter the chat rooms, please take a few moments to become oriented. Usually, a greeter will contact you privately and will inform you of the topic being discussed and the basics of using the chat rooms.
During non-meeting times, much socializing occurs. Though The e-AA Group of Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinions on outside issues, individuals often do, and most likely you will hear a few.
Decorum Guidelines in Progress
The following are chatroom-specific examples of inappropriate content. They have been used by what we currently call "monitors" and passed along informally until now.
- Extended discussions of non-AA programs (see Note 1 in Decorum Guidelines).
- Recommendations and discussions of what drugs or medications a chatter should be taking (aka "playing doctor").
- Quoting, just because he or she can, line after line of religious or other texts, unrelated to any current discussion thread and intended to disrupt (imagine, for example, trying to chat with a newcomer and every other line on the screen is a quote from the Bible).
- Harassment or "stalking" of any type.
- "13th Stepping" and extended flirting, or "virtual sex" (see Note 2 in Decorum Guidelines).
- Sexual innuendo and crude remarks (see Note 3 in Decorums Guidelines).
- Profanity (see Note 4 in Decorum Guidelines).
- Personal attacks.
- Anti-AA (or anti-e-AA Group) remarks and discussions.
- Vulgar or sexual talk in private chat is innappropriate. Logs are read, including private chats.
Decorum in General
- content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially or ethnically objectionable.
- content that will harm minors in any way.
- content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party.
- any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation.
- Any non AA-approved links in chatroom of any kind.
Please refer to the Chat Room Decorum Guidelines for further information concerning this groups guidelines.
Profiles and Personal Information
The e-AA group attempts to keep our chat room a safe, friendly, AA-oriented 12-Step-focused room. There are several billion people who have access to the internet. Once in the chat rooms, registered users will have access to information you enter in your profile or share in open chat. We urge caution in filling out profiles and providing e-mail addresses and other contact information. The e-AA Group reserves the right to deny or delete any inappropriate screen names. The Monitors may read the chat transcripts and all private chats in an effort to keep the room a safe and friendly place. All private chats are strictly confidential.
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