How to Opt Out of Listing Meetings on virtual.na.org

As most all of you know, NA World Services is no longer trying to keep up with listing all of the meetings in the world. Instead, their new meeting finder web page and app points folks to the appropriate local or regional website or helpline. However, NAWS is still maintaining a list of all the […]

Registration Requirements for Yap Helpline Numbers

To use the yap helpline system, service bodies need to get an account with Twilio and purchase one or more phone numbers. In the past year, Twilio has started requiring that all numbers be registered; if they are not, some SMS traffic may be blocked or will incur higher charges. Many service bodies have been […]

Root Server Release 2.16.0

BMLT Root Server Release 2.16.0 This release improves the way that meetings are entered, especially virtual and hybrid ones, and adds some error checking and other improvements. To add a meeting or make changes to an existing one, the new interface has radio buttons to select the meeting venue type, as shown in the following […]

Upcoming BMLT Server Change – Test Version Now Available

Upcoming BMLT Server Change – Test Version Now Available (last updated March 30, 2021) The upcoming BMLT root server release improves the way that meetings are entered, especially virtual and hybrid ones. To add a meeting or make changes to an existing one, the new interface has radio buttons to select the meeting venue type, […]

Showing Virtual Meetings in Bread

Updated August 2023 – see note at the end. Showing Virtual Meetings in Bread Two previous blog posts (BMLT, Virtual Meetings, and the Pandemic and BMLT, Virtual Meetings, and the Pandemic Part 2) gave recommendations for how to enter data for virtual and hybrid meetings into BMLT, and described how they would appear in a […]

BMLT, Virtual Meetings, and the Pandemic Part 2

BMLT, Virtual Meetings, and the Pandemic Part 2 In March we published a post BMLT, Virtual Meetings, and the Pandemic. We’ve now been living with the pandemic for months — at least we have a program! We have also gained lots more experience with how to use BMLT to accommodate virtual and hybrid meetings. This […]