Meeting Finder FAQ

If you have questions about our meeting finder, you’ve come to the right place. More updates will be coming, most likely every few days for the next few weeks. Email us your questions at group.services@aasfmarin.org.

How does the search field work? I’m confused by the results! 🔍😖

We agree, it’s confusing and needs to be fixed. We have a temporary solve and are working on a permanent solve. Read on for both.

Let’s say you’re looking for “High Noon,” which meets daily. When you type High in the search field, the results show any meetings where High appears in the name, location, address/platform, or city/neighborhood fields. So far, so good. As you continue to type out …Noon, however, previously excluded results re-appear! Understandably, everyone expects to only see meetings where both High AND Noon appear. Instead, the results show meetings where High OR Noon appear. We have asked Code For Recovery to change this as soon as possible (see here if you’re curious).

In the meantime, try using quotation marks to search only for exact matches. By searching “High Noon” instead of High Noon (notice the quotation marks), you are asking the tool to show you meetings where the exact phrase “High Noon” appears. To recap:

  • High = meetings where High appears in the meeting name, location, type, or city/neighborhood
  • High Noon = meetings where High OR Noon appears
  • “High Noon” = meetings where High Noon appear together, exactly as written
  • Big Book “High Noon” = meetings where Big OR Book OR High Noon appear
  • “Big Book” “High Noon” = meetings where Big Book OR High Noon appear

Here is a video that illustrates this temporary solution of using quotation marks.


Why are there so few meetings in the “Everywhere” (County/City) dropdown? 🌎📍

Good question! The “Everywhere” dropdown lets you filter results by location. If a meeting takes place only online at the moment, it will not be reflected in this filter. Only in-person meetings, including hybrid meetings (online and in-person at the same time), are reflected there.

If you’re looking for online meetings, you can enter the meeting name in the search field and/or select “Online” from the “Type” dropdown. See the video below.


How do I submit updated meeting information? 👀🗣️

If you need to add a new meeting to the meeting finder, click here.

If you need to update a meeting already listed, click the “Update Meeting Info” button. You’ll find it in the bottom-left of every meeting’s page — see below.


What do if I do if I notice something broken? 🐞
Or have an idea for an improvement? 💡

If you notice something that’s not working the way you expect it to, or something which could be better, please email us at group.services@aasfmarin.org. We may need to follow up to fully understand the underlying issue, which is critical to identifying the right solution. Once we’ve figured out the right solution, we will either implement it ourselves, if we can, or request a change from Code For Recovery, the team of AA volunteers who maintain the Twelve Step Meeting List (TSML) tool we use. Either way, we will report back on the status.

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