Update: The problem seems to be fixed (fingers crossed)
We’ve been having problems — origin unknown — with the website. Some people (including the people who need to read this) are unable to sign on to the site. We’re working to track down the problem and hope to have it resolved soon. Thanks for your patience as we work on this.
LifeRing’s Online Coordinator, Steve S., recently reported to the board of directors that all of our online venues are doing well. Perhaps it would be worthwhile to give a little attention here to each of the approaches. All of the various online formats share the same goal as our face-to-face (f2f) meetings: to offer support for individuals seeking freedom from addiction. They offer that support by different methods, each of which seeks to appeal to people in slightly different ways. They primarily serve people without access to our f2f meetings, although some in-person meeting members supplement those meetings with online visits. Many people have found that they were able to get clean and sober using only the support received online, or with online help supplemented by other resources.
Let’s start with ‘Chat‘,
Visitors to this website are coming from countries across the globe, according to a new web app that tracks visitor locations. In the three days that this feature has been active, lifering.org has received more than 1100 visitors. Visitors have logged on to lifering.org from hundreds of different locations in the continental US, from Hawaii and Alaska, and from:
Your lifering.org website is now available in a format adapted to many web-enabled mobile phones, namely: iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Opera Mini, Palm Pre and BlackBerry Storm. On these devices, you can easily see the most recent posts and you can quickly click to key pages like “Check out LifeRing”, “Find Meetings” and “The LifeRing Store.” With a little effort you can navigate almost the entire site, all formatted for mobile devices. But, sorry: Flash content is not supported, so no Chat Room on your phone, yet. Check it out!
We are gauging interest and presently thinking about initiating a weekly telephone and/or Skype meeting for people that do not have access to face-to-face meetings in Canada.
The telephone meetings are working well in the USA. Basically, a Convenor sets up the conference-call, then everyone dials in to a certain toll-free number, enters a code for the meeting and away you go. The participant has to pay the long distance charge, but that is pretty cheap these days.