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The '''NaNoWriMo forums''' are the primary online hub of activity for [[Wrimo|Wrimos]] to communicate with each other.  They are by far the largest facet of the site and consume the most site resources.  Many Wrimos solely attend to 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.
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The '''NaNoWriMo forums''' are the primary online hub of activity for [[Wrimo|Wrimos]] to communicate with each other.  They are by far the largest facet of the site and consume the most site resources.  Many Wrimos solely attend to 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, 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 significant activity (as high as medium-high at times) during the off-season, which is currently (considering the 2013 camp sessions) December - February, May, and August-September.  
  
 
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 some forums, such as the [[Games, Diversions, and Other Exciting Forms of Procrastination|games]] and [[Role Playing and Communal Story Building|roleplaying forums]] are practically a culture unto themselves.
 
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 some forums, such as the [[Games, Diversions, and Other Exciting Forms of Procrastination|games]] and [[Role Playing and Communal Story Building|roleplaying forums]] are practically a culture unto themselves.

Revision as of 16:34, 31 May 2013

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 site and consume the most site resources. Many Wrimos solely attend to 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, 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 significant activity (as high as medium-high at times) during the off-season, which is currently (considering the 2013 camp sessions) December - February, May, and August-September.

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. 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:

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

  • 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 (revived as NaNo University)
  • Me And My Genre (replaced by separate Genre Lounges)
  • What I'm Going To Do With My 2002 Novel
  • NaNo Veterans (Military)

External Links

NaNoWriMo forums