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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
* [http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/forum/177 NaNoWriMo Newbies forum]
 
* [http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/forum/177 NaNoWriMo Newbies forum]
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* [http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/node/3701926 NaNoWriMo Adopt a Newbie Thread 2010]
 
* [http://www.scriptfrenzy.org/eng/node/3578865 Adopt a Newbie, Script Frenzy 2010]
 
* [http://www.scriptfrenzy.org/eng/node/3578865 Adopt a Newbie, Script Frenzy 2010]
 
* [http://www.scriptfrenzy.org/eng/node/3578465 Newbie introductions, Script Frenzy 2010]
 
* [http://www.scriptfrenzy.org/eng/node/3578465 Newbie introductions, Script Frenzy 2010]

Revision as of 02:01, 21 December 2010

A newbie (also written noob or n00b) is someone who is new. While the term is widespread around the Internet at large, in the community of timed artistic challenges "newbie" has evolved to mean a first-time participant.

The Adopt a Newbie thread began at the NaNoWriMo forums in 2003 when Alethe, thinking they were making a newbie mistake, introduced the idea in the Off Topic forum[1]. This idea turned out not to be a mistake, but a popular recurring thread in NaNoWriMos and Script Frenzies to come. Veterans who adopt newbies do anything to messaging newbies through the site messaging system to contacting newbies through other means, participate in word wars, and help the newbie with plot ideas.

The NaNoWriMo forum for newbies was created in 2004 and has remained since. It main purposes serves as a newbie-friendly place for participants to introduce themselves, befriend other NaNoWriMo participants, ask questions, and find a veteran Wrimo who will adopt them.

The concept of adopting a newbie also exists at Script Frenzy. Because there is no forum for newbies there, the thread is posted wherever the poster thinks it is best suited. The 2010 edition was posted in the Check-in Station forum[2].

See Also

Tips for newbies, advice on surviving NaNoWriMo

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