StarLink was founded Mon-15-July-1996 and StarLink-IRC.Org was founded Wed-1-January-1997 (even though the #SLAA Online Group was founded earlier on Tue-30-January-1996 using other unnamed servers.) Just like most local SLAA meetings are conducted in churches or hospitals, StarLink-IRC.Org provides us a meeting room and various services (like giving the operators special “hats” to “wear”) at no charge.
They host many rooms (or channels) for many members (in recovery or to have clean “family” fun). Over the years, many of the trusted servants in our #SLAA Online Group room have come to know many of the StarLink-IRC.Org operaters on a close nick-name basis. They indirectly support our recovery; they are aware of our room(s) and our purpose. Since SLIRC hosts rooms for SLAA, SCA, SAA, and also several rooms for AA/NA and other recovery or support programs (like autism), they have been in a unique, yet supportive, position of occassionally recommending our room to people that come onto the SLIRC servers and are “lost” in the world of Internet Relay Chat.
If you ever need some technical assistance or need to report a person for violating some of our strongest behavior concerns (actively seeking sex; advertising/spam; suggesting other networks than SLIRC; warez; or recurring abusive language/behavior), please do not hesitate to seek advise from them. They tend to “hang out” in two rooms — #channels and #terranova.
Once there, you can verify that “members” in that room are really SLIRC staff with any of several commands (omit the quotation marks).
Please also review the tab to the left called “Behavior & Problems” for detailed instructions about the operation of the #SLAA Online Group. We certainly encourage you to email us at email@example.com, but you can also email SLIRC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
documents of interest about StarLink-IRC:
was founded on one concept: A cybertown, where the net is the village and
the channels are the “homes.” The SLIRC staff is simply the
groundskeepers, road crews, and tourist bureau for our little cybertown.
It is the residents... our users and visitors... that make it the pleasant place
to chat that it has become over the years. They can just dust the neighborhood...
it is all of us that make it a place worth visiting.