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The '''Games, Diversions, and Other Exciting Forms of Procrastination''' forum appears in the [[Outside the Box]] forum category. Formerly named "How to Procrastinate Effectively", this forum gained its current name <!---2004?5?--->because the games posted here were posted to both this forum and [[Off Topic]] in the early years of the [[NaNoWriMo forums]]. Usually abbreviated "Games", it is a spinoff forum from [[Off Topic]]. Designed for diversions of the non-productive sort, Games is one of the busiest forums in the off season and typically has a higher post count than any other forum.  In 2008, it was singlehandedly responsible for crashing the entire website when some of the longer threads reached a point where the indexing crashed the database. Because of this crash, the policy of [[Locked thread|locking posts]] of over 500 comments was instituted.  Since the switch to [[Ruby on Rails]], this policy has no longer been necessary due to better stability.
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The '''Diversions & Procrastination''' forum (formerly '''Games, Diversions, and Other Exciting Forms of Procrastination''' until September 2019, and '''How to Procrastinate Effectively''' before that) is a NaNoWriMo forum for diversions of the non-productive sort. Usually abbreviated "Games" due to its former title, it is a spinoff forum from [[Off Topic]]. First named "How to Procrastinate Effectively", this forum gained the Games name <!---2004?5?--->because the games posted here were posted to both this forum and [[Off Topic]] in the early years of the [[NaNoWriMo forums]]. Games is one of the busiest forums in the off season and typically has a higher post count than any other forum.  
  
This forum also once held the role playing games until the [[Role Playing and Communal Story Building]] forum was born in 2007.
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In 2008, the Games forum was singlehandedly responsible for crashing the entire website when some of the longer threads reached a point where the indexing crashed the database. Because of this crash, the policy of [[Locked thread|locking posts]] of over 500 comments was instituted. The switch to [[Ruby on Rails]] in 2011 made this policy no longer necessary due to better stability. Since the move to [[Discourse]] in 2019, threads auto-close after 10,000 posts. Wrimos may start a new thread for the same game after the old one is auto-closed.
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The Games forum once lived in the [[Outside the Box]] container category and also held the role playing games until the [[Roleplaying]] forum was born in 2007. Today Diversions and Procrastination is a top-level forum containing three subforums: Roleplaying, [[Polling Booth]], and [[Sidekick Stable]].
  
 
The Games forum has built a close-knit community over the years, with some threads devoted simply to conversation and chit-chat sneaking into threads. That said, it's easy for new Wrimos to jump in because of the game nature of the forum.
 
The Games forum has built a close-knit community over the years, with some threads devoted simply to conversation and chit-chat sneaking into threads. That said, it's easy for new Wrimos to jump in because of the game nature of the forum.
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* [[Thread killer]] and the [[Last Post]]
 
* [[Thread killer]] and the [[Last Post]]
 
* [[Egregiously Erroneous Information]]
 
* [[Egregiously Erroneous Information]]
* Corrupt a Wish<!--among many others-->
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* Corrupt a Wish
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* Many others
  
 
== Moderators ==  
 
== Moderators ==  
 
=== Current Moderators ===
 
=== Current Moderators ===
 
* [[Heather Dudley]] (2008-present)
 
* [[Heather Dudley]] (2008-present)
* [https://nanowrimo.org/participants/nymphadoraliz nymphadoraliz] (October 2018-present)
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* The global [[moderator]]s (September 2019-present)
  
 
=== Former Moderators ===
 
=== Former Moderators ===
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* [http://nanowrimo.org/participants/nymphadoraliz nymphadoraliz] (2015-2016)
 
* [http://nanowrimo.org/participants/nymphadoraliz nymphadoraliz] (2015-2016)
 
* [https://nanowrimo.org/participants/wulfiethegreat WulfietheGreat] (2017-September 2018)
 
* [https://nanowrimo.org/participants/wulfiethegreat WulfietheGreat] (2017-September 2018)
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* [https://nanowrimo.org/participants/nymphadoraliz nymphadoraliz] (October 2018-September 2019)
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
* [http://www.nanowrimo.org/forums/games-diversions-and-other-exciting-forms-of-procrastination Games, Diversions, and Other Exciting Forms of Procrastination]
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* [https://forums.nanowrimo.org/c/diversions-procrastination/22/none Diversions & Procrastination forum] (with subforums filtered out)
  
 
[[Category: NaNoWriMo forums]]
 
[[Category: NaNoWriMo forums]]

Latest revision as of 23:14, 12 May 2020

The Diversions & Procrastination forum (formerly Games, Diversions, and Other Exciting Forms of Procrastination until September 2019, and How to Procrastinate Effectively before that) is a NaNoWriMo forum for diversions of the non-productive sort. Usually abbreviated "Games" due to its former title, it is a spinoff forum from Off Topic. First named "How to Procrastinate Effectively", this forum gained the Games name because the games posted here were posted to both this forum and Off Topic in the early years of the NaNoWriMo forums. Games is one of the busiest forums in the off season and typically has a higher post count than any other forum.

In 2008, the Games forum was singlehandedly responsible for crashing the entire website when some of the longer threads reached a point where the indexing crashed the database. Because of this crash, the policy of locking posts of over 500 comments was instituted. The switch to Ruby on Rails in 2011 made this policy no longer necessary due to better stability. Since the move to Discourse in 2019, threads auto-close after 10,000 posts. Wrimos may start a new thread for the same game after the old one is auto-closed.

The Games forum once lived in the Outside the Box container category and also held the role playing games until the Roleplaying forum was born in 2007. Today Diversions and Procrastination is a top-level forum containing three subforums: Roleplaying, Polling Booth, and Sidekick Stable.

The Games forum has built a close-knit community over the years, with some threads devoted simply to conversation and chit-chat sneaking into threads. That said, it's easy for new Wrimos to jump in because of the game nature of the forum.

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"I Am Ridiculously Far Behind on My Word Count but The Simpsons are On and I've Only Seen this Episode Twice, OR: Tips on taking relaxing mental vacations from your work-in-progress" (?-2003-?)

"If there's one thing more fun than working on your novel in November, it's not working on your novel in November. Come here for a relaxing mental vacation full of bumping, egregiously erroneous information, movie-title tag, word-association, and much, much more." (?-2012-present)

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