Chronological History of SAPhoneMeeting: Website Project

What was the catalyst that lit the fire?

The following email was sent out on Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 2:30 PM to the entire SA Fellowship

“Does anyone think it would be helpful to have a website exclusively dedicated to the SA Teleconference meetings?  If you Google “SA Phone Meetings”, there are currently 3,490,000 hits all leading to any of the following sites:

Australia New York, NY
Denver, CO Portland, OR
Fresno, CA San Diego, CA
MDDCNoVA United Kingdom & Ireland

to name a few…

I have witnessed firsthand tremendous growth in the teleconference attendance over the past 5+ years and I think we need to look out 2014 and beyond.

As we grow it might get a little confusing having multiple listings across the web, especially since this is the third time we’ve changed our phone number.

Also, I think there is a slight conflict with the 4th tradition – “Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or Sexaholics Anonymous as a whole”.  We need something that is a little more global and does not interfere with other Intergroups and online discussion boards (e.g. http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SAonline/info).

Here are a few things that might be helpful to publish:
•Obviously the phone number and pin
•Time zone printer friendly schedule
•Secretary meeting format scripts
•Log of meeting
•Other suggestions like phone etiquette, mute, Skype, etc.

If so, I have been rolling the idea around in my head and was thinking of setting something up FREE, maybe even our very own domain.  Any thoughts or opinions are welcome?  Otherwise, I look forward to talking to you on the phone.

From: DenverSA Webmaster
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009, 9:24 PM
To: SA Member

Sounds like a great idea to me. And I highly recommend a dedicated domain. But you’ll need a commitment from the groups to pay for all this.

I’m currently working on the time zone stuff, but I’m not getting any responses to my questions about which meetings are based in which time zones. Your help on this would be appreciated.

I believe we can make it so that requests for the denversa.org phone meeting flyer redirect to the new website.

From: DenverSA Webmaster
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 1:06 PM
To: SA Member

A few comments on the website…scrolling comments.  The page takes up too much space to fit on my screen.

Keep up the good work.

From: DenverSA Webmaster
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2009 7:24 AM
To: SA Member

As far as width goes, I recommend not having it be more than about 800 pixels. It’s okay for it to expand past that width if the user has more screen space, but it should fit nicely into an 800-pixel display.

Timeline and other Historical Milestones

On April 12, 2009 the founder of the 6:30 a.m. DSR shared a copy of the script and the next day this website was born.
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On December 8, 2011, the founder of Europe and Middle East Region (EMER) website approved this website and posted a hyperlink accordingly.

Recently, on November 14, 2015 the Baltimore Area Intergroup (BAIG) approved and voted unanimously to support this website.
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