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The site relaunch happens every october. The forums are cleaned out.
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The '''site relaunch''' is an event that happens on the NaNoWriMo website in October. It is when the forums are wiped for a new season of Nano and is considered the "start" of the new season.
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Every year, the forums are wiped to give them a clean start without the clutter of previous years (the posts are kept in a database, to be added to the website as a read-only archive).  In addition, a new [[Breaking News]] and [[NaNoVideo]] are put out to welcome users to the site.  The forums in [[December and Beyond]] are also removed completely (until December).  The store is updated with new information on the [[Donation Station|donor goodies]], and users who had halos from the previous season of Nano will have them reset. 
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In addition, major changes are often implemented during the site relaunch.  The switch to [[Drupal]], and later [[Ruby on Rails]] was implemented during the site launch.  New forums may be added, or old forums with no further use may be removed, and new or changed features may be added to allow them to be tested with some significant traffic before the actual start of Nano.  New [[The Office of Letters and Light Store|merchandise]] may be added at this time in preparation for the new season as well.  The Office of Letters and Light may also send out a regional email to remind previous participants of the new season.
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The [[Young Writers Program]] also relaunches around the same time.  <!--Does Script Frenzy relaunch too? -->
  
 
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Revision as of 23:18, 23 October 2011

The site relaunch is an event that happens on the NaNoWriMo website in October. It is when the forums are wiped for a new season of Nano and is considered the "start" of the new season.

Every year, the forums are wiped to give them a clean start without the clutter of previous years (the posts are kept in a database, to be added to the website as a read-only archive). In addition, a new Breaking News and NaNoVideo are put out to welcome users to the site. The forums in December and Beyond are also removed completely (until December). The store is updated with new information on the donor goodies, and users who had halos from the previous season of Nano will have them reset.

In addition, major changes are often implemented during the site relaunch. The switch to Drupal, and later Ruby on Rails was implemented during the site launch. New forums may be added, or old forums with no further use may be removed, and new or changed features may be added to allow them to be tested with some significant traffic before the actual start of Nano. New merchandise may be added at this time in preparation for the new season as well. The Office of Letters and Light may also send out a regional email to remind previous participants of the new season.

The Young Writers Program also relaunches around the same time.