From the December 1996 magazine.

Your Move - Responses from Readers on the Topic of "Online AA" from the May 1996 Grapevine

A Venture into "Soberspace

I'd like to congratulate you on your up-to-date article concerning online AA. I was hesitant to venture into "soberspace" until the Grapevine had somewhat checked it out first. I can say for the most part my experience has been good. I now participate in two e-mail groups that try hard to adhere to our principles and Traditions. I also visited some chat rooms and bulletin boards. My experience with chat rooms was just that--there was a lot of chit-chat, more like an Alano Club atmosphere than an AA meeting. As for bulletin boards, I experienced being blocked out of one and censored for...

-- Jim D.

Sacramento, California