Help entering "meetings chatbox"
Two chat rooms are created automatically when you enter the chatbox:
By default, you start off in the check-in room, which is the second tab of the chatbox. The check-in room is for talking yourself through tasks, and for brief check-ins with others. The main check-in room can be used 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
The first tab is the meeting room. That is where we hold our online 12-step meetings. It is used for no other purpose. Please don't use this room except during meeting time.
How to enter the Meeting Room:
- Log into PA website. Only registered members of Procrastinators Anonymous have access to our 12-step meetings.
- Click on the "Chatbox" button at top of page. Don't type anything else!
- Wait for the chatbox to load. It may take a minute or two, so be patient. Don't try to find the meeting room until the chatbox has fully loaded.
- If the chatbox looks funny to you after it has fully loaded, it may not be compatible with your browser. It works with all versions of Mozilla Firefox, which is a free download. So if you have compatibility problems, try that: http://www.mozilla.com
Once the chatbox has loaded and you're in the check-in room, you can test your access by typing "hello" or "test" or whatever, where I have indicated below:
Then click the "Send" button to the right. If that works, you'll see what you typed inside the chat room.
Now you're ready to go to the meeting room. To find the meeting room, look at the top of the chatbox itself, for the tabs. You will see this:
Click on the word "meeting" and be careful not to hit the red "x".
- Once you've clicked on the meeting tab, you'll be in the meeting room.
NOTE: If you try to enter the meeting room before the chatbox is fully loaded, the chatbox may hang. So wait until chatbox has fully loaded before you click on the meeting tab. Do a test post in the check-in room first. If that works, then the chatbox is fully loaded and you can click on meeting tab.
After the meeting is over, we type a single character, followed by enter key, over and over as follows:
We do this continuously for several minutes so that anybody entering after the meeting cannot read what was said, thus protecting the anonymity of those participating.