NoNameYet Fellowship Chat is an autonomous online A.A. Fellowship of recovered alcoholics first registered at USA-GSO as a face-to-face A.A. fellowship group in the early 1990s. Folks occasionally ask about our name…
“No Name Yet” came from a fellow A.A. at Serenity Hall‘s (Elkhart, Indiana) coffee counter not long after our first “any two or three” (Tradition Three) had begun “calling themselves an A.A. group”. When our fellow asked our name to be displayed on the board in the meeting hall’s entryway, we could only say we did not yet have one. So, our fellow just picked “No Name Yet” from his box of letters and posted that…then we later asked him to just leave it there!
How things work here at our site
We have three chat windows available from the following site pages:
1) Closed “Member” Chat @ https://nonameyet.org/our-online-meetings/nonameyet-chat/
——- accessible only by having your own Chatroll account for Sign-In
2) Open “Guest” Chat @ https://nonameyet.org/our-online-meetings/nonameyet-guest-chat/
——- accessible in a variety of ways
3) Sandbox (non-A.A.) Chat @ https://nonameyet.org/our-online-meetings/sandbox-family-chat/
——- accessible in a variety of ways
To register an account for signing in at our Closed “Member” Chat, simply follow the Chatroll Signup link you will see after clicking “NoNameYet Member Chat” at our Closed Meeting Chat page: https://nonameyet.org/our-online-meetings/nonameyet-chat/.
note 1: Chatroll Profile Settings will allow you to make or change your display name for chat;
note 2: Adding an avatar at your Chatroll Profile will not add an avatar here in our chats;
note 3: After signing in with Chatroll at “NoNameYet Member Chat”, you will be automatically signed in at Guest Chat after clicking “NoNameYet Guest Chat” at our site’s “Guest Chat” page: https://nonameyet.org/our-online-meetings/nonameyet-guest-chat/
Q: Why does this site have more than one chat window?
A: To offer some privacy during meetings, Registered Chat is “A.A. Members Only”. Then, we also have Open Chat where the only requirement is a desire to be there…and where people can even just “peek in” for a bit at first, if they wish. Overall, what we try to do here has been drawn from early A.A. days when “…scarce an evening passed that someone’s home did not shelter a little gathering of men and women, happy in their release, and constantly thinking how they might present their discovery to some newcomer…a time and place where new people might bring their problems.”
—”Alcoholics Anonymous“, the book, pages 159-160
Q: Does this site have moderators or monitors?
A: Yes, and none of us wear badges or tote tasers.
Q: Can I have more than one chat window open at once?
A: Yes, and that is so we can watch for visitors and guests while in Member Chat.
Note: Your sign-in at Member Chat will be echoed in Guest Chat,
but signing in at Open Chat will not carry over into Member Chat
unless you have used your personal Chatroll account for sign-in.
Q: How can I know when someone might be “peeking in” at Guest Chat?
A: You will see “1 viewer” or “(#) viewers” inside the Guest Chat window…and yet no one there will be able to see anything at all in the Registered Chat window.
Q: Do you keep records of things people say and do here?
A: No, we do not. Our chat windows display posts only for about 30 minutes…and then everything ultimately just floats on out into cyberspace or wherever things go whenever the server cache is emptied.
Q: Why is my avatar not showing up in chat?
A: We have avatars turned off in order to avoid ever displaying face shots.
Q: Where are the Smileys?
A: Smiley icons are not provided by Chatroll, but you can type them in manually.
Q: What are the rules here?
A: Do your best to help us all avoid needing any! For example…
Rule #1: Be nice!
Rule #2: If Rule #1 seems difficult, maybe have a quiet visit with your sponsor…
“Most of us sense that real tolerance of other people’s shortcomings and viewpoints
and a respect for their opinions are attitudes which make us more useful to others.
Our very lives, as ex-problem drinkers, depend upon our
constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs.”
– “Alcoholics Anonymous“, the book, pages 19-20 –
Q: When I hover my mouse over that book, I see “Circus Cover”. What is that all about?!
A: “Ray C., a New York artist, was ‘commissioned’ to design the Dust Jacket for the book [as first printed in 1939]. One of his first design submissions showed a man marching forward with fists clenched and a determined look on his face. In the background was a bottle with another man trapped inside. The name, ‘Alcoholics Anonymous’, was in red across most of the cover, and ‘Their Pathway to a Cure’ was on the lower right-hand corner. Ray also designed what became known as the ‘Circus’ Dust jacket, the one that was eventually used. This cover was red, yellow, black and white with just the name, ‘Alcoholics Anonymous’, on top.” — Mitchell K.’s A.A. Library