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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]].  
 
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 ==
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== Currently Active Forums and their Categories ==
 
*[[Official Stuff]]
 
*[[Official Stuff]]
 
**[[30 Covers, 30 Days]]
 
**[[30 Covers, 30 Days]]
 
**[[NaNoWriMo sponsors|Special Offers from NaNo Sponsors]]
 
**[[NaNoWriMo sponsors|Special Offers from NaNo Sponsors]]
**[[NaNoVideo]]
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*[[I Wrote a Novel, Now What?]] (previously December and Beyond)
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**[[The Year of Doing Big, Fun, Scary Things Together]]
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**[[Critiques, Feedback, and Novel Swaps]] (In Resources and Writing Support in 2014)
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**[[Novel Draft Aftercare]] (In Resources and Writing Support in 2014)
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**[[Life After NaNoWriMo]]
 
*[[NaNo Tips and Strategies]]
 
*[[NaNo Tips and Strategies]]
 
**[[Reference Desk]] (formerly "Character and Plot Realism")
 
**[[Reference Desk]] (formerly "Character and Plot Realism")
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**[[Worldbuilding]]
 
**[[Worldbuilding]]
 
**[[NaNo Prep]]
 
**[[NaNo Prep]]
**[[Reaching 50,000]]
 
 
**[[Adoption Society]]
 
**[[Adoption Society]]
 
**[[Appellation Station]]
 
**[[Appellation Station]]
**[[Beyond 50k]]
 
 
**[[Character Cafe]]
 
**[[Character Cafe]]
 
*[[Life During NaNo]]
 
*[[Life During NaNo]]
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**[[NaNoWriMo Ate My Soul]] (formerly "I Hate Myself and Want to Die")
 
**[[NaNoWriMo Ate My Soul]] (formerly "I Hate Myself and Want to Die")
 
**[[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")
 
**[[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")
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**[[Reaching 50,000]] (in Nano Tips and Strategies pre-2015)
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**[[Beyond 50k]] (in Nano Tips and Strategies pre-2015)
 
**[[Word Wars, Prompts, & Sprints]]
 
**[[Word Wars, Prompts, & Sprints]]
 
**[[Shoutout]]s
 
**[[Shoutout]]s
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**[[The Polling Booth]]
 
**[[The Polling Booth]]
 
**[[Writing 101]]
 
**[[Writing 101]]
**[[Critiques, Feedback, and Novel Swaps]] (In December and Beyond pre-2014)
 
**[[Novel Draft Aftercare]] (In December and Beyond pre-2014)
 
 
*[[Genre Lounge]]s
 
*[[Genre Lounge]]s
 
*[[NaNo Groups]]
 
*[[NaNo Groups]]
 
**[[Newbie|Newbies!]]
 
**[[Newbie|Newbies!]]
**[[NaNo University]] for students and instructors
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**[[NaNo University]]
 
**[[Come Write In]]
 
**[[Come Write In]]
 
**[[Age Group: Teens]]
 
**[[Age Group: Teens]]
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**[[Age Group: 30s & 40s]]
 
**[[Age Group: 30s & 40s]]
 
**[[Age Group: 50+]]
 
**[[Age Group: 50+]]
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**[[NaNo Rebel]]s (in Outside the Box pre-2015)
 
**[[Military Lounge]]
 
**[[Military Lounge]]
 
**[[Fans and Critics]]
 
**[[Fans and Critics]]
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*[[Outside the Box]]
 
*[[Outside the Box]]
 
**[[NaNo Artisans]]
 
**[[NaNo Artisans]]
**[[NaNo Rebel]]s
 
 
**[[Off Topic]]
 
**[[Off Topic]]
 
**[[Script Frenzy]]
 
**[[Script Frenzy]]
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**[[Role Playing and Communal Story Building]]
 
**[[Role Playing and Communal Story Building]]
 
*[[Regional Lounge|Regional Lounges]]
 
*[[Regional Lounge|Regional Lounges]]
 
After December the following forums (under the catergory [[December and Beyond]]) become active:
 
*[[The Year of Doing Big, Fun, Scary Things Together]]
 
*[[Life After NaNoWriMo]]
 
  
 
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:
 
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:
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== Former NaNoWriMo forums ==
 
== Former NaNoWriMo forums ==
 
*[[The Great NaNoWriMo Book Drive]] in 2010 - the book drive did not return for 2011
 
*[[The Great NaNoWriMo Book Drive]] in 2010 - the book drive did not return for 2011
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*[[Want to swap trading cards?]] (2012 season)
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*[[NaNoVideo]] (2011-2014)
 
*NaNo Missed Connections
 
*NaNo Missed Connections
 
*Inspirational Quotes
 
*Inspirational Quotes
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*NaNoWriMo Alumni Lounge (for returning Wrimos)
 
*Important Things We Need to Tell You
 
*Important Things We Need to Tell You
 
**(Late) Breaking News, a similar forum
 
**(Late) Breaking News, a similar forum
** Annoucements from Headquarters, a similar forum used in the off-season before 2011
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** Announcements from Headquarters, a similar forum used in the off-season before 2011
*NaNoWriMo Alumni Lounge (for returning Wrimos)
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*Teaching NaNoWriMo (revived as [[NaNo University]], which briefly had separate forums for students and teachers before being combined into the current forum)
*Teaching NaNoWriMo (revived as NaNo University)
 
 
*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
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*What I'm Going To Do With My 2002 Novel (the spiritual predecessor to the I Wrote a Novel, Now What? forums)
*NaNo Veterans (Military)
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*NaNo Veterans (Military) (succeeded by the Military Lounge)
*[[Want to swap trading cards?]] (2012 season)
 
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
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[[Category:NaNoWriMo forums]]
 
[[Category:NaNoWriMo forums]]
 
[[Category:NaNoWriMo website]]
 
[[Category:NaNoWriMo website]]
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[[Category:Former NaNoWriMo forums]]

Revision as of 21:29, 4 October 2015

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 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 2015 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 Categories

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
  • Want to swap trading cards? (2012 season)
  • NaNoVideo (2011-2014)
  • NaNo Missed Connections
  • Inspirational Quotes
  • NaNoWriMo Alumni Lounge (for returning Wrimos)
  • Important Things We Need to Tell You
    • (Late) Breaking News, a similar forum
    • Announcements from Headquarters, a similar forum used in the off-season before 2011
  • Teaching NaNoWriMo (revived as NaNo University, which briefly had separate forums for students and teachers before being combined into the current forum)
  • Me And My Genre (replaced by separate Genre Lounges)
  • What I'm Going To Do With My 2002 Novel (the spiritual predecessor to the I Wrote a Novel, Now What? forums)
  • NaNo Veterans (Military) (succeeded by the Military Lounge)

External Links

NaNoWriMo forums