WEBMASTER GUIDES
Introduction

 I offer here a few suggestions and tips for the group webmaster:

Initially

The  webmaster ideally will be a regular attendee at Friar Street meetings with at least 2 years’ continuous sobriety.

He/she will have a fairly good working knowledge of the following:

  • Ø  12 Steps

  • Ø  12 Traditions

  • Ø  12 Concepts

  • Ø  P.I.C.P.C. (Based upon our third legacy)

  • Ø  AA Guidelines

  • Ø  The structure of the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous

Suggested DAILY Routine
  • Ø  Log into the site and check for any messages to the help line

  • Ø  Check Google Analytics to see if there are any notices or items that need dealing with

  • Ø  Where applicable, respond to any inquiries from the public or messages for assistance. This should not be left for later. Treat it as priority.

  • Ø  Check with group secretary if there are any notices or information that needs to be posted for the benefit of the members of the group.

Suggested WEEKLY routine
  • Ø  Check latest news from region and GSO to see if there is any information that might be of use to the membership that could be posted on the site.

  • Ø  Encourage GROUP members to use the site in order to increase its exposure on the WEB

  • Ø  Ensure ALL telephone numberS as advertised on the web site ARE operational.

 

 

 

Suggested MONTHLY routine
  • Ø  Check out the Google Analytics data for the site and feed-back this information to the group.

  • Ø  Review international and regional items of interest (conventions, conferences, gatherings, etc.) and post useful links etc. on the web for member’s use.

  • Ø  Check out all the links provided on the site to ensure they are not now using advertising for commercial gain.

  • Ø  Check through the WWW where the website URL may have been posted and linked ensure it’s up to date.( For example the AAWS web site link, UKAA website link, etc etc.)

 

WHAT DOES A.A SAY ABOUT LOCAL WEBSITES?

 A.A. WEBSITES— SETTING UP A LOCAL WEBSITE

 

Decisions in the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous are usually made through an informed group conscience and the decision to create a website is no different.

Whether area or district, central office or intergroup, A.A. experience suggests forming a committee to discuss all aspects of the project, including all possible concerns about the Traditions.

Unless password-protected and for members only, an A.A. website is a public medium, and, therefore, requires the same safeguards that we use at the level of press, radio, and film.

Early on, it is important to agree upon a method for establishing the group conscience that represents the local A.A. community, and for informing local groups, districts and central/intergroup offices in an area (if affected) about the committee’s progress.

When the committee has reached a consensus about its role and responsibilities and the scope of the website, its findings are shared with the whole body (district, area, etc.) and a decision is made through an informed group conscience vote on whether to move ahead with the development of a website.

As part of this process, committees may wish to bring technical questions to experts in the field.

A guiding resource of shared A.A. experience regarding websites is the G.S.O. service piece “Frequently Asked Questions About A.A. Websites.”

Some of our materials on this site are used with the kind permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.

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And for that: I am responsible."

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