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The '''NaNoWriMo forums''' are the primary online hub of activity for [[Wrimo|Wrimos]]. 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 Lounge|regional lounges]], and to procrastinate on reaching 50,000 words.
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The '''NaNoWriMo forums''' are the primary online hub of activity for [[Wrimo|Wrimos]]. They are by far the largest facet of the site and consume the most site resources.  Many wrimos solely attend the forums (often when in-person meetings are not available) and some former wrimos may continue to frequent the forums even if they are not doing Nano.  The site's largest surge is during November, but it still sees significant activity during the off-season.
  
== Currently Active Forums ==
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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 Lounge|regional lounges]], and to procrastinate on reaching 50,000 words.  Many wrimos may form new friendships with people in threads they frequent, and [[Role Playing and Communal Story Building|some forums]] are practically a culture unto themselves.
*[[30 Covers, 30 Days]]
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*[[NaNoWriMo sponsors|Special Offers from NaNo Sponsors]]
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The forums have been around since Nano's third year (in 2002) and were originally on [[PHPBB]].  [[Xoops]] and later [[Drupal]] were used for the forum software.  As of 2011, the site and forums now operate on [[Ruby on Rails]].
*[[The Great NaNoWriMo Book Drive]]
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*[[Reference Desk]]
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== Currently Active Forums and their Catergories ==
*[[Plot Doctoring]]
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*[[Official Stuff]]
*[[Reaching 50,000]]
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**[[30 Covers, 30 Days]]
*[[Adoption Society]]
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**[[NaNoWriMo sponsors|Special Offers from NaNo Sponsors]]
*[[All-Ages Coffee House]]
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*[[NaNo Tips and Strategies]]
*[[NaNoWriMo Ate My Soul]] (formerly "I Hate Myself and Want to Die")
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**[[Reference Desk]]
*[[This is Going Better Than I'd Hoped]]
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**[[Plot Doctoring]]
*[[Word war|Word Wars, Prompts, & Sprints]]
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**[[Reaching 50,000]]
*[[Shoutout|Shoutouts]]
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**[[Adoption Society]]
*[[Night of Writing Dangerously|Dangerous Writers: Night of Writing Dangerously]]
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*[[Life During NaNo]]
*[[Rules, Regulations, and Other Minutiae]]
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**[[All-Ages Coffee House]]
*[[Site and Message Board Feedback and Suggestions]]
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**[[NaNoWriMo Ate My Soul]] (formerly "I Hate Myself and Want to Die")
*[[Tech Help & Site Bug Reports]]
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**[[This is Going Better Than I'd Hoped]] (formerly "This is Working Far Better Than I Had Hoped" and "This is Going Better Than I Expected")
*[[Helpful Orgs and Sites]]
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**[[Word war|Word Wars, Prompts, & Sprints]]
*[[NaNo Soundtracks]]
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**[[Shoutout|Shoutouts]]
*[[NaNo Technology]]
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**[[Night of Writing Dangerously|Dangerous Writers: Night of Writing Dangerously]]
*[[The Polling Booth]]
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*[[Mechanics, Logistics, and Other Technical Stuff]]
*[[Writing 101]]
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**[[Rules, Regulations, and Other Minutiae]]
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**[[Site and Message Board Feedback and Suggestions]]
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**[[Tech Help & Site Bug Reports]]
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*[[Resources and Writing Support]]
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**[[Helpful Orgs and Sites]]
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**[[NaNo Soundtracks]]
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**[[NaNo Technology]]
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**[[The Polling Booth]]
 
*[[Genre Lounge|Genre Lounges]]
 
*[[Genre Lounge|Genre Lounges]]
*[[Newbie|Newbies!]]
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*[[NaNo Groups]]
*[[Age Group Lounge|Age Group Lounges]]
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**[[Writing 101]]
*[[NaNo University]] for students and instructors
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**[[Newbie|Newbies!]]
*[[Writing Groups and Clubs]]
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**[[NaNo University]] for students and instructors
*[[Military Lounge]]
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**[[Come Write In]]
*[[Virtual Worlds]]
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**[[Age Group Lounge|Age Group Lounges]]
*[[NaNo Artisans]]
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**[[Writing Groups and Clubs]]
*[[NaNo Rebel|NaNo Rebels]]
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**[[Military Lounge]]
*[[Off Topic]]
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**[[Virtual Worlds]]
*[[Fans and Critics]]
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*[[Outside the Box]]
*[[Marketing, Self-promotion, and Stuff for Sale]]
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**[[NaNo Artisans]]
*[[Games, Diversions, and Other Exciting Forms of Procrastination]] (formerly "How to Procrastinate Effectively")
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**[[NaNo Rebel|NaNo Rebels]]
*[[Role Playing and Communal Story Building]]
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**[[Off Topic]]
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**[[Fans and Critics]]
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**[[Marketing, Self-promotion, and Stuff for Sale]]
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**[[Games, Diversions, and Other Exciting Forms of Procrastination]] (formerly "How to Procrastinate Effectively")
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**[[Role Playing and Communal Story Building]]
 
*[[Regional Lounge|Regional Lounges]]
 
*[[Regional Lounge|Regional Lounges]]
  
After December the following forums become active:
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After December the following forums (under the catergory [[December and Beyond]]) become active:
 
*[[Critiques, Feedback, and Novel Swaps]]
 
*[[Critiques, Feedback, and Novel Swaps]]
 
*[[Novel Draft Aftercare]]
 
*[[Novel Draft Aftercare]]
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== Former NaNoWriMo forums ==
 
== Former NaNoWriMo forums ==
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*[[The Great NaNoWriMo Book Drive]] in 2010 - the book drive did not return for 2011
 
*NaNo Missed Connections
 
*NaNo Missed Connections
 
*Inspirational Quotes
 
*Inspirational Quotes
 
*Important Things We Need to Tell You
 
*Important Things We Need to Tell You
*NaNoWriMo Alumni Lounge
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**(Late) Breaking News, a similar forum
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** Annoucements from Headquarters, a similar forum used in the off-season before 2011
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*NaNoWriMo Alumni Lounge (for returning Wrimos)
 
*Teaching NaNoWriMo
 
*Teaching NaNoWriMo
*(Late) Breaking News
 
 
*Me And My Genre (replaced by separate [[Genre Lounge|Genre Lounges]])
 
*Me And My Genre (replaced by separate [[Genre Lounge|Genre Lounges]])
 
*What I'm Going To Do With My 2002 Novel
 
*What I'm Going To Do With My 2002 Novel
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
[http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/forums NaNoWriMo forums]
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[http://www.nanowrimo.org/forums NaNoWriMo forums]
  
 
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[[Category:Lists]]
 
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Revision as of 02:13, 14 October 2011

The NaNoWriMo forums are the primary online hub of activity for Wrimos. They are by far the largest facet of the site and consume the most site resources. Many wrimos solely attend the forums (often when in-person meetings are not available) and some former wrimos may continue to frequent the forums even if they are not doing Nano. The site's largest surge is during November, but it still sees significant activity during the off-season.

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 are practically a culture unto themselves.

The forums have been around since Nano's third year (in 2002) and were originally on PHPBB. Xoops and later Drupal were used for the forum software. As of 2011, the site and forums now operate on Ruby on Rails.

Currently Active Forums and their Catergories

After December the following forums (under the catergory December and Beyond) become active:

Former NaNoWriMo forums

  • The Great NaNoWriMo Book Drive in 2010 - the book drive did not return for 2011
  • NaNo Missed Connections
  • Inspirational Quotes
  • Important Things We Need to Tell You
    • (Late) Breaking News, a similar forum
    • Annoucements from Headquarters, a similar forum used in the off-season before 2011
  • NaNoWriMo Alumni Lounge (for returning Wrimos)
  • Teaching NaNoWriMo
  • Me And My Genre (replaced by separate Genre Lounges)
  • What I'm Going To Do With My 2002 Novel

External Links

NaNoWriMo forums