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== Currently Active Forums and their Categories ==
 
== Currently Active Forums and their Categories ==
These are the current forums as of May 2020. Any red links will soon be redirected to their proper forum, as many forums were renamed in the 2019 site transition.
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These are the current forums as of April 2021.
 
*[[VIP Lounge]] (only viewable to [[Trust Level]] 3 and higher users)
 
*[[VIP Lounge]] (only viewable to [[Trust Level]] 3 and higher users)
 
*[[Official Stuff (forum)|Official Stuff]]
 
*[[Official Stuff (forum)|Official Stuff]]
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*[[Support & Tech Help]] (formerly Tech Help & Site Bug Reports until NaNoWriMo 2019)
 
*[[Support & Tech Help]] (formerly Tech Help & Site Bug Reports until NaNoWriMo 2019)
 
**[[Rules & Regs]] (formerly Rules, Regulations, and Other Minutiae until NaNoWriMo 2019)
 
**[[Rules & Regs]] (formerly Rules, Regulations, and Other Minutiae until NaNoWriMo 2019)
**[[Suggestions & Feedback]] (formerly "Site and Message Board Feedback and Suggestions" until NaNoWriMo 2019)
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**[[Suggestions & Feedback]]
 
**[[Themes]]
 
**[[Themes]]
 
**[[Testing 1, 2, 3]]
 
**[[Testing 1, 2, 3]]
 
**[[Bug Reports]]
 
**[[Bug Reports]]
*[[The Coffeehouse]] (formerly All-Ages Coffee House until NaNoWriMo 2019)
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*[[The Coffeehouse]]
 
*[[Newbie|Newbies]] (exclamation mark removed in NaNoWriMo 2019)
 
*[[Newbie|Newbies]] (exclamation mark removed in NaNoWriMo 2019)
 
*[[Story Development]] (formerly Plot Doctoring until NaNoWriMo 2019)
 
*[[Story Development]] (formerly Plot Doctoring until NaNoWriMo 2019)
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**[[Worldbuilding]]
 
**[[Worldbuilding]]
 
**[[Adoption Society]]
 
**[[Adoption Society]]
*[[Novel Draft Aftercare]] (In Resources and Writing Support in 2014)
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*[[Novel Draft Aftercare]]
**[[Critiques & Feedback]] (Formerly Critiques, Feedback, and Novel Swaps until NaNoWriMo 2019. In Resources and Writing Support in 2014.)
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**[[Critiques & Feedback]]
 
**[[Predators and Editors]]
 
**[[Predators and Editors]]
 
*[[Reference Desk]] (formerly "Character and Plot Realism")
 
*[[Reference Desk]] (formerly "Character and Plot Realism")
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**[[Experts]]
 
**[[Experts]]
 
*[[Finding Your Crew]]
 
*[[Finding Your Crew]]
**[[Teens]] (formerly Age Group: Teens until NaNoWriMo 2019)
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**[[Teens]] ([[affinity group]])
**[[20s]] (formerly Age Group: 20s until NaNoWriMo 2019)
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**[[20s]]
**[[30s & 40s]] (formerly Age Group: 30s & 40s until NaNoWriMo 2019)
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**[[30s & 40s]]
**[[50s+]] (formerly Age Group: 50+ until NaNoWriMo 2019)
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**[[50s+]]
**[[LGBT+]]
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**[[LGBTQIA+]] ([[affinity group]])
 
**[[Mess Hall]]
 
**[[Mess Hall]]
 
**[[University]]
 
**[[University]]
**[[Pillow Fort]]
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**[[Pillow Fort]] ([[affinity group]])
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**[[Writers of Color]] ([[affinity group]])
 
**[[Writing Groups, Assemble!]] (moved up to the Camp NaNoWriMo forum for the Camp NaNoWriMo 2020 season)
 
**[[Writing Groups, Assemble!]] (moved up to the Camp NaNoWriMo forum for the Camp NaNoWriMo 2020 season)
*[[Reaching 50K]] (Formerly Reaching 50,000 until NaNoWriMo 2019. In Nano Tips and Strategies pre-2015)
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*[[Reaching 50K]]
**[[Overachievers: Beyond 50k]] (Formerly Beyond 50k until NaNoWriMo 2019. in Nano Tips and Strategies pre-2015)
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**[[Overachievers: Beyond 50k]]
**[[NaNoWriMo Ate My Soul]] (formerly "I Hate Myself and Want to Die")
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**[[NaNoWriMo Ate My Soul]]
**[[Prepping & Outlining]] (formerly NaNo Prep until NaNoWriMo 2019)
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**[[Prepping & Outlining]]
 
**[[Shoutout]]s
 
**[[Shoutout]]s
**[[This is Going Better Than I Hoped]] (formerly "This is Working Far Better Than I Had Hoped" and "This is Going Better Than I Expected" and "This is Going Better Than I'd Hoped")
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**[[This is Going Better Than I Hoped]]
 
**[[Writing Challenges]] (formerly Word Wars, Prompts, & Sprints until NaNoWriMo 2019)
 
**[[Writing Challenges]] (formerly Word Wars, Prompts, & Sprints until NaNoWriMo 2019)
 
*[[Helpful Resources]] (Formerly Helpful Resources and Sites until NaNoWriMo 2019)
 
*[[Helpful Resources]] (Formerly Helpful Resources and Sites until NaNoWriMo 2019)

Latest revision as of 23:05, 12 April 2021

The NaNoWriMo forums are the primary online hub of activity for Wrimos to communicate with each other. They are by far the largest facet of the NaNoWriMo website and consume the most site resources. Many Wrimos solely attend to the forums (often when in-person meetings are not available) and some past participants may continue to frequent the forums even if they are not doing Nano. The site's largest surge is during November, and there are also significant surges during October, Camp Sessions, and in the month before each camp session. However, the sense of community is so strong that the forums still see activity when there is no NaNoWriMo event coming up or currently happening.

The forums serve many purposes: to let Wrimos gather and talk to each other about writing, to discuss their novels and the noveling experience, to find Wrimos in their area via regional lounges, and to procrastinate on reaching 50,000 words. Many Wrimos may form new friendships with people in threads they frequent, and some forums, such as the games and roleplaying forums are practically a culture unto themselves.

The forums have been around since 2002 and originally ran on PhpBB. The tech team used Xoops and later Drupal for the forum software. From fall 2011 to fall 2019, the site and forums were custom-built on Ruby on Rails. As of September 2019, the forums run on Discourse.

As of October 2016, the forums are only visible to logged-in users. Blame the spammers.

Currently Active Forums and their Categories

These are the current forums as of April 2021.

2018 Forum List and their Categories

This list is preserved for posterity and to aid in updating the above list, as the forum structure substantially changed in 2019. It may be moved to a separate page.

There are also separate forums for Camp NaNoWriMo that appear during camp season. In 2011 the forum was simply named Camp NaNoWriMo and appeared in the December and Beyond section; however, in 2012 the following forums became active:

Former NaNoWriMo forums

External Links

NaNoWriMo forums