Archive for December, 2009

The Bulletin Board, Anonymity and Registration…

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

We have now been up and running for over a year and a half.

The Member’s Forum at that early beginning was open for all to see.

After some serious concerns regarding anonymity and a host of other issues with spammers registering, logging in and posting¬† ads and other illicit stuff, we took a group conscience and decided that the board would not be visible to “passers-by” and that registration would be required to post or view the topics.

While this might slow down some users who wish to post immediately, tradition one covers this topic. “1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon PAA unity.”

Our posts need to be for ourselves, and much like what is heard at face-to-face meetings, what is said here, stays here.

For a few days the registration was down after upgrading the board to the latest version. Thanks to our incredible hosting company, we were able to restore the board after it went down completely this evening.

So, why all the security? Why do you have to register to get the conference call number or to post?  This is to protect our recovery process for each individual.

Even our conference call meetings need to be kept confidential in the spririt of the 12th tradition which states:¬† “12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.”