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1.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... anonymity.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
11. Our relations with the general public should be characterized by personal anonymity.


2.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... anonymity.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
The violation in these instances was not professionalism at all; it was breaking anonymity.


3.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... anonymity.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
They were genuinely baffled by our insistence upon anonymity.


4.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... anonymity.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
This was our first lesson in the practical application of anonymity.


5.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... anonymity.   12&12 Tradition Eleven (Long), p.192  
Eleven -- Our relations with the general public should be characterized by personal anonymity.


6.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... anonymity -- 100 percent anonymity -- was the only ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
At this altitude (press, radio, films, and television), anonymity -- 100 percent anonymity -- was the only possible answer.


7.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... anonymity as A.A.'s greatest protection.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, pp.182-183  
The Foundation(*) wrote letters to practically every news outlet in North America, setting forth our public relations policy of attraction rather than promotion, and emphasizing personal anonymity as A.A.'s greatest protection.


8.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... anonymity at a public level, he was ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
But that wasn't the whole story, for in this case not only was an A.A. member to break his anonymity at a public level, he was to link the name Alcoholics Anonymous to this particular educational project in the minds of millions.


9.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... anonymity at the level of press, radio ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Eleven -- Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films.


10.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... anonymity at the level of press, radio, ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
"Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films."


11.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... anonymity at the public level.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
At one point, about a hundred of our Society were breaking anonymity at the public level.


12.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... anonymity at the public level.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.183  
Only a few A.A. members are left who deliberately break anonymity at the public level.


13.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... anonymity at the public level, that nearly ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.171  
It is significant, now that almost no A.A. in our Fellowship breaks anonymity at the public level, that nearly all these fears have subsided.


14.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... anonymity has an immense spiritual significance.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, pp.565-566  
12. And finally, we of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the principle of anonymity has an immense spiritual significance.


15.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... anonymity has an immense spiritual significance.   12&12 Tradition Twelve (Long), p.192  
Twelve -- And finally, we of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the principle of anonymity has an immense spiritual significance.


16.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... anonymity is real humility at work.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
These experiences taught us that anonymity is real humility at work.


17.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... anonymity is sacrifice.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
The spiritual substance of anonymity is sacrifice.


18.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... anonymity -- is the foundation of them all.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
Because A.A.'s Twelve Traditions repeatedly ask us to give up personal desires for the common good, we realize that the sacrificial spirit -- well symbolized by anonymity -- is the foundation of them all.


19.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... anonymity, is the greatest safeguard that Alcoholics ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
We are sure that humility, expressed by anonymity, is the greatest safeguard that Alcoholics Anonymous can ever have.


20.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Twelve -- Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.


21.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   "Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
"Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities."


22.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... anonymity of A.A. was better for us ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
There was actually a time when the press of America thought the anonymity of A.A. was better for us than some of our own members did.


23.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... anonymity policy.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.183  
Since that time, editors and rewrite men have repeatedly deleted names and pictures of members from A.A. copy; frequently, they have reminded ambitious individuals of A.A.'s anonymity policy.


24.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... anonymity problems.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
As the A.A. groups multiplied, so did anonymity problems.


25.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... anonymity promise was severe.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
When such stories got into circulation outside of A.A., the loss of confidence in our anonymity promise was severe.


26.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... anonymity, such communications were well within its ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
Though not in the strict letter of anonymity, such communications were well within its spirit.


27.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... anonymity to thump the tub for their ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
Unthinkingly, A.A.'s so employed recklessly broke anonymity to thump the tub for their pet enterprise.


28.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... anonymity was horse-and-buggy stuff, something appropriate to ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
With perfectly good intent, these folks declared that the principle of anonymity was horse-and-buggy stuff, something appropriate to A.A.'s pioneering days.


29.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... anonymity was maintained on these platforms, and ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
Provided anonymity was maintained on these platforms, and reporters present were cautioned against the use of names or pictures, the result was fine.


30.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... anonymity was not born of confidence; it ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
But in the beginning, anonymity was not born of confidence; it was the child of our early fears.


31.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... anonymity -- was the only possible answer.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
At this altitude (press, radio, films, and television), anonymity -- 100 percent anonymity -- was the only possible answer.


32.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... anonymity, we try to give up our ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
Moved by the spirit of anonymity, we try to give up our natural desires for personal distinction as A.A. members both among fellow alcoholics and before the general public.


33.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... anonymity wide open.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, pp.184-185  
Between these lines, it is easy to read our fear that large numbers of incoming people might break our anonymity wide open.


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